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Space - Above and Beyond - Collector's Edition [DVD] (Includes Pilot Episode)


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  • Actors: Morgan Weisser, R. Lee Ermey, Kirsten Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Lanei Chapman
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Run Time: 1041 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007CXRFCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,073 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In this cult fan favourite, it's the year 2063 and after 150 years of deep space exploration, the people of Earth feel certain they are alone in the universe. Then word comes that two Earth outposts, light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization. Now the new young recruits of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Calvary head for the front lines of space in the toughest battle the world has ever faced.

Extras include:

'Brand New' Making of Documentary (45 mins)

Original Publicity Interviews with Cast

Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew

VFX hammerhead test footage

Deleted/Alternate Scenes

Concept Stills Gallery

Storyboard Stills Gallery

Much more!


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4.5 out of 5 stars

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113 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Jill on 14 Dec 2006
Format: DVD
"Space" was an ambitious effort by Fox to create a sci-fi action adventure series that could compete against one of the Star Trek shows. The action takes place in 2063 when humanity has expanded to operate in space and two small colonies have been created on other worlds. A hostile alien race with superior technology suddenly attacks, destroys the colonies, kills many of the colonists, and abducts the rest of the colonists. Earth finds itself in a war against the aliens where initially, they take heavy losses.

A group of new Space Marine recruits is hurried through training to be ready to defend Earth from the aliens - known as "Chigs" from a faint resemblance to the chigger bug. The first half of the movie is similar to old war movies where a group of young recruits is beaten into shape. The history of each of the five main cadets is quickly covered, and they're all likeable people. The high stakes in the conflict give you the feeling of WW II in space.

The special effects are very well done. Fox spent roughly US$2 million per episode and the production values show it. The space combat scenes are exciting and visually gripping. The writing was excellent and inventive. Some episodes have a classic war movie feel and others are more like thrillers. One episode is a very dramatic mix of near silent operation on an enemy-held planet by a lone marine on an assassination mission interspersed with eerie flashbacks to his Orwellian conditioning as a newly "born" in vitro human. Two of the best writers from "The X-Files" created the show, and David Duchovny shows up in a very memorable episode. There are hints running through the show of a corporate conspiracy in the war that probably would have been explored if the show had been renewed for another season.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grumpy Old Dad on 16 Jun 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
S:AAB follows the fortunes of a squadron of Marine Aviators in the near future where mankind fights a war for survival against a superior foe. Aliens, Androids, Cloning and Space Battles S:AAB has it all.
From the writers of the X Files (it even has David Duchovny as a Silicate) it was only allowed one series but directly led to the Battlestar Galactica Reboot

Well I've been waiting for this for at least a decade and finally Space: Above and Beyond makes it to Region 2. The CGI does look pretty dated (It was originally created back in '95) but the plots, writing and acting are as sharp as I remembered.

Don't bother with the 'Pilot Episode' DVD as this set contains it. The box set contains 6 discs and a multitude of extras.

Take a Chance (To quote the Silicates)

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Anne on 28 May 2006
Format: DVD
I remember when you had to buy this as a VHS froma dodgy man in Australia. This is the TV show that did not get enough seasons, much like Firefly. It's unique style and not to mention realistic feel made it a pure joy to watch. The series had some flaws, but a wonderful cast and interesting characters, from bad-boy Hawkes to goodie Wang (who kind of always reminds me of Harry Kim from Star Trek Voyager), it is a joy to behold. If you like sci-fi, or even military stuff, this is the TV series to invest your money in. You will love the characters, the storylines...and hey, it's only one series, so once you've bought it, you don't have to buy another. The negative side of this is the lack of extras, but with the show being so old, don't expect any.
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59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By John Page on 29 Nov 2005
Format: DVD
Why this classic TV series was cancelled so quickly is beyond me. This is an adaption of the same book that Starship Troopers was taken from, although this vision of the future isnt as violent or as fascist the basic story is the same, only the giant mutant bugs are replaced with the robot like Chigs.
The story does get a little disjointed through the season, which is perhaps where it fell down. With the story thats being told here it needed a more linear style of story telling. But it does get better towards the end, the only problem is the cliff hanger ending, which opened up a whole new realm of possibility, was never continued.
The special effects are good for television and the music gives it a true military feel.
So far its only available on region 1 and I dont think there will be enough demand to warrant a region 2 release, so its a pretty safe bet buying it. Despite its flaws, this is quality stuff, if you liked Starship Troopers you will like this.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Prince on 27 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
My god - after pleading with 20th Century Fox for years to get this series relased on DVD, my prayers have been answered. I consider myself a fan of the show, so cosider this review to have plenty of Spoilers and pleanty of reminiscing...

Setting the scene, in 1994 The X Files was a juggernaut of thelevision and two of it's best writeers were James Wong and Glen Morgan. In 195 theywere given a chance to create a series they had been writing for years. It was extraordinarily expensive, and frightfull difficult to produce, but (at the time) the fledgling Fox network 'took a chance'.

Very often described as Top Gun in Space, the analogy is a correct one. They created a mythology and world around the concept of war with an alien species called the Chigs. SPOILERS - Aerotech, the mysterious company with sights on extending the war, The Chigs claiming that we began the war by landing on theri territory - SPOILER ENDS - all the mythology gave depth to a series of characters that in the pilot are two dinemsional, but by the end of the series are fully fledged characters that not only do we care about, but actively root for. SPOILER - Considering the finale, even more so - SPOILER ENDS

Stand out episodes: 'Ray Butts' the story of a marine commander who lost all his squad in battle, bringsd the 58th squadron on one final mission to bury the dead. 'The Angriest Angel' - Colonel TC McQueen's obession with bringing down Chiggy Von Richtoven. 'Hostile Visit' - chig technology lands in the hand of the Marines and they use it to, well practice a hostile visit. The second part puts the 58th as prisoners of war.
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