Space: Above and Beyond

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Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived 1990s American science fiction television show on the Fox Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong.

Season 1[edit]

Opening narration[edit]

"T. C." McQueen: We thought we were alone. We believed the universe was ours. Until one night in 2063, on a Earth colony 16 light-years away, they struck. Now we are at war. We fight when called, in space, on land, and at sea. To lose this war means more than defeat, to surrender is to never go home. All of us must rise to the call... above and beyond.

Episode 1: Pilot Part 1[edit]

Colonial Governor Borman: Tonight we stand beneath a new heaven. After 150 years of calling out, the silence of the universe assures us that life is unique. We are alone. You and I are among the first to bring life to the stars - to this planet. The farthest any human has ever ventured. I know there are those at home who say that we are here only as a status symbol. Others say that we are fortune hunters, or that we're running away. But I know we're here because of faith - faith in each other, in a better world. The rocket fuel that brought us here can be burnt away, but our belief in ourselves, in one another, in the future, never can be; never will be.

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: I am your senior drill instructor, I am here to turn you slimey civilian cesspool parasites into United States Marine Corp space aviators, invoking bowel wrenching fear into the dark hearts of your enemies

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: I am a road map, i will lead and you will follow, i will teach and you will learn, when you leave my academy you will be weapons, focussed and full of purpose, Hot Rod rocket god's of percision and strenght, terrorising across the cosmos and hunting for heaven

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: I am not an officer, I work for a living!

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: In space, no one can hear you scream, unless it is the war cry of the U.S. Marines!

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: You might fly an individual rocket but you are a squadron, you are a team, and if your risk your ass you risk the teams

Secretary General of The United Nations, Spencer Chartwell:No matter where you stand on this planet, either beneath the sun's warmth, or the cold of night, the storm cloud's of war gather over our home, soon they may fall in unceasing thunder bolts, we must stand together against the deluge, we cannot possibly retreat

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: War is what Marines pray for

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: As part of your training, there is no commanding officer. You are on your own. From this moment until we win this war, the only easy day is yesterday.

Episode 1: Pilot Part 2[edit]

Lt. Cooper Hawkes: I never had a mother, but you sound like one.

Sergeant Major Frank Bougus: My advice, go home, see your families, could be the last time.

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: Courage, Honour, Dedication, Sacrifice, these are just the words they used to get you here, now the only word that means a dam to you, is life. Yours, your buddies, the one certainty in war is that in an hour, maybe two, you'l either still be alive or you'l be dead.

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: That's when we'l teach them something every human know's. Paybacks a bitch.

Secretary General Chartwell: The break in the storm is momentary, the thunder shall return, the lightning will certainly strike again.

Lt. Nathan West: Elsewhere, stars are born, other star systems, older, larger, continue to breath, a solar system dies a quick death, if that what it takes, then OK, if I must wait that long, then all right, because when I think of this, nothing is more desirable then the hope of watching that last day when the sun flickers out with you beside me. We will sit alone on a dark chunk of ice on top of the world, and the stars above,beyond and between us, will never shine brighter, as we drift away, into space

Episode 3: The Farthest Man From Home[edit]

Survivor: You come here, and, you sit here, and you walk here, and you get in my head, and you,you get in my ears and you get in my eyes and I did nothing, nothing but live and OK, so I'm far from home, I'm very far from home but you, you can go home, the others have gone home, they've gone home and they have left me here, alone.

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: Every life in this war is tied together.

Lt. Nathan West: In fifty years from now, on that burned spot, the tree's will be back, and so will we.

Episode 4: Dark Side Of The Sun[edit]

Lt. Shane Vansen: It's inevitable, the same dream, I'm flying amongst the stars, directly towards the sun, alone, always alone. I become aware of a premonition that the sun is about to explode, and what upsets me most, is why, why did the sun have to die.

Sabrine EW 177: Faith's a bitch

Episode 5: Mutiny[edit]

Sgt. Monk: I haven't seen my wife since before the war, she's probably forgot what I look like, I know, I know in my case maybe that's a good thing

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: I don't think about what never was

Ashby: You ever try to do the right thing, but it turns out wrong?

Episode 6: Ray Butts[edit]

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: Kind of a bummer getting your butt kicked by a dead guy.

Lt. Col. Raymond Thomas Butts: Hey I heard of you, Hell, well I didn't know what I was expecting, but it ain't you

Lt. Cooper Hawkes: How come you cant just punch a senior officer?

Lt. Shane Vansen: No one is born that mean, they either put it on for effect, or something happened, something turned them that mean, they can never go back, the worse part is, they know it

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: Whatever your doing I take one look at you and know that it's only about you, and anyone pulled in is going to die while you just drive on

Lt. Col. Raymond Thomas Butts: Maybe you can pull every string, but I pull the rope

Lt. Col. Raymond Thomas Butts: Easy as eating pancakes

Lt. Col. Raymond Thomas Butts': What are you worried about? its dark, you wont even realise you've fallen twenty eight thousand feet

Lt. Col. Raymond Thomas Butts': The first life you take is hard, the second one is harder, then after that you forget whatever it was that made it tough in the first place, but then one day, you come face to face with the other side and it bites back

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