Science Fiction Television Series, 1990–2004

Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Shows

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About the Book

This is a detailed examination of 58 science fiction television series produced between 1990 and 2004, from the popular The X-Files to the many worlds of Star Trek (The Next Generation onward), as well as Andromeda, Babylon 5, Firefly, Quantum Leap, Stargate Atlantis and SG-I, among others. A chapter on each series includes essential production information; a history of the series; critical commentary; and amusing, often provocative interviews with overall more than 150 of the creators, actors, writers and directors. The book also offers updates on each series’ regular cast members, along with several photographs and a bibliography. Fully indexed.

About the Author(s)

Frank Garcia is a science fiction media journalist whose work has appeared in Cinefantastique, Filmfax, Starlog, Video Watchdog and other publications. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mark Phillips is a Canadian correspondent for the New York–based magazine Starlog. He has written for Cinefantastique, Filmfax, Outre and Britain’s TV Zone and lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Bibliographic Details

Frank Garcia and Mark Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 431
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, appendices, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6917-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9183-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Foreword by Brad Wright      1

Introduction      3

Andromeda (2000–2005)      12

Babylon 5 (1994–1998)      21

Beyond Reality (1991–1993)      33

Century City (2004)      37

Cleopatra 2525 (2000–2001)      41

Code Name: Eternity (1999)      45

Crusade (1999)      50

Dark Angel (2000–2002)      55

Dark Skies (1996–1997)      65

The Dead Zone (2002–2007)      73

Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002) 79

Earth 2 (1994–1995)      89

Farscape (1999–2003)      95

Firefly (2002)      104

First Wave (1998–2001)      112

Harsh Realm (1999–2000)      117

The Invisible Man (2000–2002)      121

Jake 2.0 (2003)      125

Jeremiah (2002–2004)      129

Lexx: The Dark Zone (1997–2002)      136

Mann & Machine (1992)      141

Mercy Point (1998–1999)      147

Mysterious Ways (2000–2002)      153

Night Visions (2001–2002)      158

Odyssey 5 (2002, 2004)      162

The Outer Limits (1995–2002)      168

Prey (1998)      178

Psi-Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)      182

Quantum Leap (1989–1993)      189

RoboCop (1994)      195

Roswell (1999–2002)      200

seaQuest DSV (1993–1996)      209

Seven Days (1998–2001)      219

Sleepwalkers (1997–1998)      226

Sliders (1995–2000)      232

Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)      241

Space Precinct (1994–1995)      247

Space Rangers (1993)      253

Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)      260

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)      265

(Star Trek) Enterprise (2001–2005)      272

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)      280

Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)      289

Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2008)      298

Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)      307

Starhunter (2001–2003)      318

Strange World (1999)      322

TekWar (1995–1996)      326

Time Trax (1993–1994)      331

Timecop (1997–1998)      335

Total Recall 2070 (1999)      339

Tracker (2001–2002)      344

Tremors: The Series (2003)      348

The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)      352

The Visitor (1997–1998)      358

VR5 (1995)      361

Welcome to Paradox (1998)      366

The X-Files (1993–2002)      368

Appendix A: Who Goes There?      379

Appendix B: Looking Back at Science Fiction Television Series, 1955–1989      385

Index      393

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Choice; “entertaining reading”—Booklist; “essential”—ARBA; “this is a useful book, and because some of the minor shows lasted for only one season you will not find similar information elsewhere”—The Art Book; “fascinating…useful”—SciFiPulse.net; “monster of a read…very informative…excellent”—SF Crowsnest; “a detailed examination”—www.mania.com.