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Space Above and Beyond – The Complete Series

June 11, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

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In this cult fan favorite, it’s the year 2063. After 150 years of deep space exploration, the people of Earth feel certain they are alone in the universe. Then word comes that two Earth outposts light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization. Now the new young recruits of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Calvary are heading for the front lines of space in the toughest battle the world has even faced.Amazon.com
The science fiction series Space Above and Beyond, which enjoyed a brief run in the 1995-96 season, was created by X-Files producers Glen Morgan and James Wong as a revision of the classic war series Combat!. Set in the not-too-distant future, Spac… More >>

Space Above and Beyond – The Complete Series

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5 Responses to “Space Above and Beyond – The Complete Series”
  1. lakeqi says:

    When this show originally aired, I saw maybe two or three episodes at the most. I enjoyed them, was sad to hear the show had been cancelled, and always hoped to one day be able to see the series in its entirety. When I saw that the DVD had been released I was estactic. That having been said, I watched the pilot, it was HORRIBLE, as pilots generally are, but this was even worse than could have been imagined.The main characters were completely miscast and unsympathetic: the skinny male lead glaring with jaws constantly clenched in resolution acting the part of the tough guy when its obvious he’s a nancy. The female squad leader who assumes control for no apparent reason, has all of the answers and leads with laughable shouts of military decisiveness, a third white male who plays the obligatory renegade to the aforementioned and is obviously the odd man out when it comes to the romantic competition. Two token minorities whose only roles are to make the other three look good with a laughably weak black female playing the runt of the litter, only there to ask her superiors whats going on and to make black women look absoultely insipid.The incompetent black commodore who is always showed up by his second in command in a nod to those who have been offended by affirmative action. It goes on and on.

    Note:The odd thing about racism in this country is that no white people admit that it exists,and predictably very few who read this review will have any idea what I’m talking about. This show is a monument to white supremacy and the ignorance of its pervasivness.

    But beyond all of this(which only deals with the first 9 episodes, I just can’t watch anymore), the show is just SO STUPID! If you find watching anglicized asians prove their middle class bona fides by constantly and obsequiously refering to Chicago sports quaint, get these DVDs. If you like watching square jawed nancys

    talk back to their superiors with righteuos indignation(and get away with it) while they quest for and find captured girlfriends by chance on the other end of the galaxy get this DVD.The show is an emptiness, you only watch it hoping it will get better, and through the first 9 episodes, it doesnt. I have read here that the main characters are killed off in the final episode. I’ll probably watch their presumably heroic demise and leave it at that. The fact that this show was cancelled after its first season, shows that maybe there is hope for this country after all.

    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. S. L. Amsden says:

    Disappointing. This is just another formula bad alien war series. Got the IAs killing humans, the In Vitros shunned by the humans that created them, and the rest just shooting up the place. Tacky catch phrases like “If a friendly finds me I want my ashes scattered over Rigley Field.” This is just adolescent drivel. Even has the overblown lip Angelina Jolie look alike. It seems to try to take after “Starship Troopers,” but lacks the humor of the movie. Contrary to a couple of the other reviews, there is nothing original. You want a good series set in space, get Firefly. Now there is some imagination and a story line.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. The good episodes were a 4 star; however, the rest were a 1 star. In contrast, FireFly is a 4+ star.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Tom says:

    I watched this thinking it was comparable to the quality of the series Firefly, but the characters here are much too one dimensional. The plots are not very original or creative. Also one thing that bothered me personally the politics is distinctly right wing and makes a poor case for it’s side. For example in one episode they have a progressive politician advocating civil rights for all vs. a right wing strong man. In the end the progressive is found to be leading a conspiracy to commit murder. This didn’t fit the character’s values except, perhaps, in some right wing fantasies.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. I loved this series when it first appeared on TV. So when it was finally made available on DVD I bought it from “Worst Buy” online. The disks were complete garbage and were freezing up from the beginning. Then trying to get them returned to “Worst Buy” was a joke. They couldn’t just exchange them at the store, nooooooooooooooo I had to get my money back from the online store. I quit buying from “Worst Buy” right there and then. For making “Worst Buy” the exclusive outlet for this series release, I will never buy the series. I’ve been spooged on for the last time.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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