LTC Tyrus Cassius "T.C." McQueen is a main character appearing in Season 1 of Space: Above and Beyond and the various tie-in books and comic books.

He is portrayed by actor James Morrison.


Born an In Vitro in Anchorage, Alaska, McQueen worked in the uranium mines[1] and then as a munitions handler during the A.I. War, when he was captured and tortured by the Silicates. After the war, he married a "natural-born" woman, but lost her when she confessed she could not bear the prejudices against In Vitros. He joined the United States Marine Corps and, battling prejudice and bigotry, advanced through the ranks, becoming a "lifer," looking to the Corps as his family, all the while remaining a loner.

Angry angels

The 127th Angry Angels

McQueen was a member of the USMC 127th Squadron, The Angry Angels.

58th Squadron

58th Squadron insignia

After the 127th was decimated in the first major conflict of the Chig War, McQueen becomes the Commanding Officer of the 58th Squadron.[2]

The 58th Squadron have great respect regarding his abilities and he also shows great care for them. He also has a close relationship with Cooper, because he is also an InVItro.

Character MotivationEdit

McQueen is a leader, a man of great principle, honor, and courage. He is a complicated man, disciplined, direct, and well read, with a dry sense of humor.


Space: Above and Beyond - Television Series
Pilot (appears) The Farthest Man from Home (appears) The Dark Side of the Sun (appears) Mutiny (appears) Ray Butts (appears) Eyes (appears) The Enemy (appears) Hostile Visit (appears) Choice or Chance (appears) Stay with the Dead (appears) The River of Stars (appears) Who Monitors the Birds? (appears) Level of Necessity (appears) Never No More (appears) The Angriest Angel (appears) Toy Soldiers (appears) Dear Earth (appears) Pearly (appears) R&R (appears) Stardust (appears) Sugar Dirt (appears) And If They Lay Us Down To Rest ... (appears) ...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Books
Space: Above and Beyond (novel) (appears) Demolition Winter (appears) The Aliens Approach (appears) Dark Side of the Sun (novel) (appears) Mutiny (novel) (appears) The Enemy (novel) (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Comic Books
Space: Above and Beyond (graphic novel) (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 1 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 2 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 3 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 1 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 2 (appears)


  1. Mutiny
  2. Pilot