Space: Above and Beyond


Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/15/95
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  • Episode Description
  • A mutiny erupts aboard a civilian cargo ship, the SS Mac Arthur, which is carrying 168 unborn InVitros in stasis. Cooper faces a difficult decision- should he follow orders to protect his fellow soldiers, or join forces with the rebellious "tanks" who decide that they aren't going to be treated as slaves any longer?

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Morrison

    Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius McQueen

  • Kristen Cloke

    1st Lt. Shane Vansen

  • Morgan Weisser

    1st Lt. Nathan West

  • Rodney Rowland

    1st Lt. Cooper Hawkes

  • Lanai Chapman

    1st Lt. Vanessa Damphousse

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • should have been titled Tank Rights

    By kingrich06, Feb 12, 2008

  • Disproportionally unappreciated.

    By jarrody2k, Oct 21, 2007

  • Another great episode.

    By sfviewer, Aug 07, 2006

  • Another sad day for Hawkes

    By andjj, May 24, 2006

  • Informative Show

    By Samaritan213, Oct 12, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • McQueen: I'm sorry. Hawkes: What would you know about sorrow? McQueen: I know this much: I never had the... courage to look for my family. Not because I was afraid of what I might find, but because I was afraid of what I might feel.

    • McQueen: Vansen, Wang, missile incoming, lock on! Wang: Bingo! Vansen: We're locked on, lets rock and roll!

    • Keats: I won't do it, Captain. Too many of us have died fighting in your wars. Captain Lewelyn: You're putting every life on this ship at risk! Keats: Then we die equal.

    • Hawkes: Don't ever touch me again. Potter: Oh? And what's so special about you? I got a petri dish, I can always make another tank.

    • West: The navigator was right, it was a white light solar flare. McQueen: I know what the machine says, what do you say? West: There's no way to tell! McQueen: Trust your instincts, West. That's how you stay alive... There's something out there. I can feel it.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: The time zone used in space is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

    Allusions (2)

    • Vansen: '...How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face...' Shane is making her point to Paul about love by quoting William Butler Yeats' poem "When You Are Old".

    • Potter: Yeah, but some are more equal than others. This is a reference to George Orwell's Animal Farm, an allegorical critique of Soviet totalitarianism, and to a lesser extent capitalism. The famous phrase the ruling class of pigs create is: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".

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