The Complete Series
to the future and cross light
years to the planet G889 with the 1994
sci-fi television series Earth2, created by
Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment
and set in the Twenty-Second Century
when a polluted Earth forces humans to
live in space stations while many dream
of recreating a place to call home...
HAVING ABANDONED AN UNINHABITABLE EARTH due to pollution, Mankind has
created what many see as a temporary home in space stations; little realising
that three generations on children will be born with a chronic and debilitating
illness that is believed to be due to the lack of fresh air and fresh water.
Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino), whose own son Ulysses (Joey Zimmerman) suffers
from the illness, is searching for a healthy environment to help to eradicate
the problem. She has identified planet G889, over 20 light years away, as a
potential home. Ulysses is the fourth generation to be born on the stations
but Devon still remembers stories of the beautiful planet called Earth.
government orders, Devon takes a group of people on board a spaceship piloted
by Alonzo Solace (Antonio Sabato Jr) and sets out to find and colonise the new
planet. It is 2192 and with limited information about their chosen destination,
they cannot know what dangers lie ahead of them.
series is a
In suspended animation for more than 20 years, the crew awake to get their first
glimpse of their new home. But caught in some sort of gravitational pull, they
are forced to jettison their cargo of provisions, vehicles and communications
systems and abandon the ship in sixteen emergency pods.
With Devon and Alonzo (injured on crash-landing) are others, including: John
Danziger (Clancy Brown) and his precocious but healthy daughter True (J Madison
Wright), who seems to break every rule in the book; Yale (Sullivan Walker),
a cyborg and the fount of much knowledge; Julia Stern, MD (Jessica Steen); and
Commander O'Reilly (Richard Bradford: television's Man In A Suitcase).
They are soon joined by Morgan Martin (John Gegenhuber), the Deputy Secretary
of Interstellar Development and an habitual nit-picker, and his wife Bess (Rebecca
Gayheart), but there are many pods missing. Devon wants to set out for New Pacifica
to colonise and to build a new hospital for the sick children. But what initially
looks like a green and pleasant land holds many surprises and dangers.
When they find their cargo of supplies, it has been broken into and most of
it is gone but they salvage a Hummer vehicle, generators, and a wonderful robot
Zero (Tierre Turner).
True secretly adopts a little creature she has found but it appears to be deadly;
then Alonzo begins to experience strange dreams about creatures called Terrians
that swim in the earth. They tell him they have met humans before but it doesn't
seem to have been a happy experience. Will they prove benevolent? Or hostile?
Devon begins to realise that the files detailing probes of the planet only showed
what the government wanted them to and that the reported lack of intelligent
life on G889 was a lie. Will the planet hold the key for healing the syndrome
and will the group be able to survive?
Ulysses disappears, the commander is killed and a human stranger, Gaal (Tim
Curry) joins them. But can he be trusted and what will Devon have to sacrifice
for the return of her son? How can they know who is a friend and who an enemy,
and will they have enough equipment and enough manpower to fulfil Devon's vision
of a brave new world?
The magnificent, don't-miss science fiction series is a rarely-seen classic
and was a groundbreaking series created by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
Hailed as a masterpiece that "soared to new sci-fi heights", the series is a
genuine lost sci-fi treasure. Finally it is making its debut to DVD in the UK,
with all 21 episodes, nearly twenty years after it first aired on television
screens to great acclaim from fans and critics alike.
The stellar cast of Earth2: The Complete Series also features: Walter
Norman as Walman; Marcia Magus as Magus; Rockman Dunbar as Baines; Beth Colt
as Newscaster; Hedy Thom and John Verea as Controllers number 1 and 2; David
Elliott, Joe Bradley and Christopher Sutton as Crew Numbers 1, 2 and 3; Virginia
Madsen; and Terry O'Quinn.
Music is Composed by David Bergeaud; Directors of Photography include Felix
Enriques Alcalá and Steven Lighthill; Coordinating Producer John Melfi; Producer
Tony To; Story Created by Billy Ray, Michael Duggan, Carol Flint and Mark Levin;
Directors include Jim Charleston; Producers include Michael Duggan and Janace
Earth2: The Complete Series makes
its debut to DVD, courtesy of Medium Rare Entertainment, on 28 May 2012. Running
Time: 1,015 Minutes | RRP: £39.99 | Catalogue Number: FHED2933.
Bonus features include Deleted and extended scenes: eight scenes from
five episodes (Water, Better Living, Through Morganite, Redemption, All About
Eve, Survival of the Fittest), Blooper Reel/Outtakes
"Earth2: The Complete Series… Magnificent, don't miss science fiction
series" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"A fantastic show" DVD Verdict