Season 1, Episode 1
Space - Above and Beyond 1
Air date September 24, 1995
Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong
Directed by David Nutter
Episode guide
The Farthest Man from Home

The two-hour Pilot is the first episode of Season 1 of Space: Above and Beyond.

The episode aired September 24, 1995 on the Fox Network.


A human colony 16 light-years away from Earth is attacked and destroyed by an unknown alien force while a group of youngsters enlist in the United States Marine Corps. While they train to become aviators, war is declared and human military forces suffer several costly defeats. The recruits are sent on a routine training mission.

Captured enemy information reveals the battle plans of the alien attackers. The half-trained 58th Squadron, The Wild Cards, based upon the space carrier USS SARATOGA is deployed to the far rear. However not everything is as it seems and the inexperienced 58th are suddenly thrown into a desperate battle.

Cast & CharactersEdit

Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Additional CastEdit




Executive ProducersEdit


  • Tim McHugh (producer)
  • D. Howard Grigsby (producer)
  • Herb Adelman (co-producer)
  • Tom Towler (supervising producer)
  • Ken Dennis (associate producer)


  • Shirley Walker


  • Pilot on IMDB [1]
  • Episode Transcript [2]

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