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Why Space: Above And Beyond Blazed New Trails

A nice article from 2009 by Jesse Alexander, via

Before Apollo and Starbuck began frakking and fighting in Battlestar Galactica, the Wildcards of Space: Above and Beyond were dogfighting in their Hammerheads, bar-brawling with in-vitro hating racists, and elbow-deep in martian mud as alien artillery screamed from the sky.

Though S:AB only ran for one season on the then fledgling FOX network, its impact on me was significant and profound. I often think about those 24 episodes, as both a fan compelled by its fiction, and a show creator challenged by the vision and talent of its craft.

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