Lightning Force TV Series Overview (1991)


Introduction

Lightning Force was an American action television series starring Matthew Walker, Meat Loaf, George Takei and Guylaine St-Onge.

Outline

Lightning Force was an elite military team formed by members of the International Oversight Committee for Anti-Terrorism.

Each of the four members of the team had specific skills:

  • Zeke, from Egyptian military intelligence, was an experienced negotiator and field cook;
  • Joan, from French security services, was a pilot, computer expert and cryptologist;
  • Church, from the Canadian army, was a demolition expert, engineer, and medic; and
  • Trane, from US Army Special Forces, was the team leader with expertise in operations and mission planning.

Cast

  • Wings Hauser as Lieutenant Colonel Matthew ‘Trane’ Coltrane.
  • Marc Gomes as Colonel Zaid ‘Zeke’ Abdul-Rahmad.
  • Guylaine St-Onge as Marie ‘Joan’ Jacquard.
  • David Stratton as Lieutenant Winston Churchill ‘Church’ Staples.
  • Matthew Walker as Major Gen Bill McHugh.

Lighting Force Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Richard J. Lewis … (3 episodes, 1991).
    • Michael Keusch … (2 episodes, 1992).
  • Producer(s):
    • Harold Tichenor … producer (22 episodes, 1991-1992).
    • Roger Mattiussi … associate producer (22 episodes, 1991-1992).
    • George Horie … associate producer (1 episode, 1992).
    • Gordon Mark … producer (1 episode, 1992).
    • Mace Neufeld … executive producer (1 episode, 1992).
    • David Perlmutter … executive producer (1 episode, 1992).
    • Robert Rehme … executive producer (1 episode, 1992).
    • Paul Diamond … supervising producer (unknown episodes).
    • Lewis B. Chesler … executive producer.
    • David Perlmutter … executive producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Jeffrey Cohen … (8 episodes, 1991-1992).
    • Naomi Janzen … (1 episode, 1991).
    • Jim Fisher … (1 episode, 1992).
    • Jules Mortimer … (1 episode, 1992).
    • Jim Staahl … (1 episode, 1992).
    • Alison Lea Bingeman … (multiple episodes) (unknown episodes).
    • Paul Diamond … (unknown episodes).
    • Jim Makichuk … (unknown episodes).
    • Aubrey Solomon … (unknown episodes).
  • Music: Schaun Tozer.
  • Cinematography: John Huneck.
  • Editor(s): Charles Robichaud and Bill Burns.
  • Production:
    • Crescent Entertainment.
    • Chesler-Perlmutter Productions.
    • Viacom Enterprises.
  • Distributor(s): Viacom.
  • Release Date: 04 October 1991 to 31 May 1992.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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