Space: Above and Beyond: Season 1 (1995 - 1996)

Season 1
Space: Above and Beyond

Critics Consensus

Though its uneven tone and characterizations are hard to ignore, Space: Above and Beyond impresses with an intriguing sci-fi mythos and dazzling visuals.



Critic Ratings: 10

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Air date: Sep 24, 1995
Air date: Sep 24, 1995
Air date: Oct 1, 1995
Air date: Oct 8, 1995
Air date: Oct 15, 1995
Air date: Oct 22, 1995
Air date: Nov 5, 1995
Air date: Nov 12, 1995
Air date: Nov 19, 1995
Air date: Nov 26, 1995
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There were plenty of interesting sci-fi touches to the action, including the introduction of clone soldiers that brought up some deep questions about the nature of humanity.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

What [James] Wong and [Chris] Morgan have failed to do is develop those characters into relatable human beings, instead of cartoon characters.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Space: Above and Beyond doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a mind-numbing video game or a heavy-handed allegory for contemporary social issues.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The visual components of the show-particularly the armament and the battle scenes-are sleek enough to excite younger viewers. But the plots and characters in Space are as thin as the air up there, and might leave adults floating out in the cold.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's stunning how well the series has aged since it's original run on Sky One in the mid nineties.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

While the acting was sometimes wooden, the lack of star power made the bleakness of war against the technologically superior Chigs more realistic; the show's stars came across as ordinary and therefore more credible.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

This new series from Glen Morgan and James Wong, who worked on the wonderful X-Files, is as slow and obvious as The X-Files is fast and subtle.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I watched a TV show find itself. Discovering what it was good at. Finding a way to balance action packed episodic narrative with serialized arcs long before Alias, 24, and Lost.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Space: Above and Beyond, which appeared on Fox in 1995, accomplished a lot. While it didn't last, it still made quite a mark - and influenced much of what followed.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It takes nearly two hours of tiresome setup to get there, but Space: Above and Beyond may be on to a winning formula: a fighter-pilot drama set in space.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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