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Float Like a Butterfly
Boone saves an Amish community from a
Jaridian probe in a surprisingly effective cross between Star
Trek and Witness.
The treacherous Zoor makes his
unforgettable debut in this cleverly plotted tale.
Hagel goes on the pull and Boone
cashes his chips in Season Ones electrifying finale.
A Stitch in Time
A Time-travelling Liam must save the
Resistance in this exciting showcase for Robert Leeshock.
its first season, exceptional acting and intelligent writing
breathed life into even the most unremarkable ideas. However,
nothing can save ridiculous high-concept second season
instalments like Redemption, Isabel and The
Gauntlet, which will leave viewers wondering if annihilation
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the early 21st Century, Humanity plays host to a seemingly
benevolent alien race known as the Taelons. Although the Taelons
arrival heralds a new age of prosperity for Earth, their true
motives become increasingly suspicious and eventually inspire the
creation of an underground resistance movement.
The brainchild of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Earth:
Final Conflict began life as Battleground: Earth back in
1976. Prior to the shows production, however, Roddenberry
shelved the project to work on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Twenty-one years later, his alien invasion saga was resurrected,
revised and renamed by film producer David Kirschner (An
American Tail, Childs Play), with the blessing of its late
creators widow, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.
First Run: US
Premiere: October 6th, 1997.T
of Episodes: 44 by the second
The movement originally centred on undercover agent William Boone
(Kevin Kilner, Season One). Following Boones death his role
was adopted by the mysterious Human-Kimera hybrid Liam Kincaid
(Robert Leeshock, Season Two). Also defending Earth against the
aliens are US Marine pilot Captain Lili Marquette (Lisa Howard),
hedonistic computer genius Augur (Richard Chevolleau), former
Resistance leader-turned-Presidential candidate Jonathan Doors
(David Hemblen), CVI specialist Dr Julianne Belman (Majel
Barrett-Roddenberry), and alternate universe freedom fighter Maiya
(Montse Viader, Season Two).
'Enemy':The treacherous Taelon leader, Zoor (Anita
La Selva), and his CVI-enhanced Human operatives, Agent Ronald
Sandoval (Von Flores) and Captain Siobhan Beckett (Kari Matchett).
The enigmatic Companion to Washington, Daan (Leni Parker), may
or may not fall into this group.
And Isnt That... Cube
star Maurice Dean Wint and Forever Knights
Lacroix, alias Nigel Bennett, both sink their teeth into Live
Free or Die and Pandoras Box; Highlander: The
Ravens Paul Johansson flies to the rescue in Destruction;
and just to make life confusing, Leni Parker plays the Taelons Mael
and Quoon in various first season episodes.
This season, Liams knack for saving
the day with a newly-discovered ability swiftly becomes tiresome, as
does the repetitive Jaridian replicant-of-the-week plotline.
Come the 21st Century, leather, nylon and
lycra rock. And bald definitely is beautiful just ask Daan,
Zoor or Augur.