Earth 2

Series Summary


 

Series Premise

By the late 23rd Century, most humans have left the polluted, almost unhabitable Earth to live in huge space stations. However, over time, new generations have begun to develop the Syndrome, a disease that leaves its young victims weak and bedridden. Among them is Ulysses, the son of Devon Adair, an extremely wealthy and influential young woman. She believes that a natural environment will help to cure her son and other children afflicted with the Syndrome, and she organizes the Eden Project -- to colonize G-889, an unexplored Earth-like planet about 22 light years away. Upon arrival at G-889 in a sleeper ship, something goes wrong and the advance team crash lands on the opposite side of the planet from where their supplies have been delivered. Among the survivors who must trek across this mysterious planet are Devon and her son Ulysses; Ulysses's tutor, a cyborg named Yale; engineer John Danziger and his almost-teenage daughter True; pilot Alonzo Solace; doctor Julia Heller; and Earth government representative Morgan Martin and his wife Bess.

Although G-889 outwardly appears very Earth-like, it is inhabited by many strange indigenous life forms. Principle among them are the Terrians, a tribal community of intelligent beings who live underground and possess some form of telepathic powers, and the Grendlers, more animal-like nomadic traders and scavengers. The stranded colonists soon learn that they are not the first humans on G-889, as they encounter convicted criminals marooned on the planet by the Earth government and secret government agents sent to monitor the colonists' activities. Although they have some technological devices saved after their crash, the colonists are basically on their own, having to survive off this strange land.

Earth 2 Cast
Earth 2's cast

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The Main Cast

  • Devon Adair -- Debrah Farentino
  • Ulysses Adair -- Joey Zimmerman
  • John Danziger -- Clancy Brown
  • True Danziger -- J. Madison Wright
  • Yale -- Sullivan Walker
  • Dr. Julia Heller -- Jessica Steen
  • Alonzo Solace -- Antonio Sabato, Jr.
  • Morgan Martin -- John Gegenhuber
  • Bess Martin -- Rebecca Gayheart

The Episodes

Season One

First Contact (2-Hour Premiere)                 11/06/94
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Two)                 11/13/94
Life Lessons                                    11/20/94
Promises, Promises                              11/27/94
A Memory Play                                   12/04/94
Natural Born Grendlers                          05/28/95
Water                                           12/11/94
The Church of Morgan                            12/18/94
The Enemy Within                                01/08/95
Redemption                                      01/22/95
Moon Cross                                      02/05/95
Better Living Through Morganite (Part 1)        02/19/95
Better Living Through Morganite (Part 2)        02/26/95
Grendlers in the Myst                           03/05/95
The Greatest Love Story Never Told              03/12/95
Brave New Pacifica                              03/26/95
After the Thaw                                  04/02/95
The Boy Who Would Be Terrian King               04/23/95
Survival of the Fittest                         04/23/95
Flower Child                                    05/14/95
All About Eve                                   05/21/95

          

 

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