Space: Above and Beyond (1996): S01E21 – Sugar Dirt


Introduction

Space: Above and Beyond is an American science fiction television show that originally aired on Fox, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong.

Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season, due to low ratings. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Saturn Award.

Outline

A planetary invasion by Earth military forces is ambushed and turns into a military disaster. There is no air support and no ground reinforcement as the supporting fleet, among it the USS Saratoga, is forced to abandon 25,000 stranded marines in order to launch another assault, which could ultimately save millions of lives, upon a more strategic planet. Before departing, Commodore Ross issues instructions: “You’re strongly encouraged, but not ordered to do so, to keep engaging the enemy. If however the situation becomes untenable you’re authorised to surrender. Semper fidelis.”. Among the scattered, abandoned and demoralised marines are the 58th, struggling to survive.

Space: Above and Beyond Series

You can find a full index and overview of Space: Above and Beyond here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 20 April 1996.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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