Happy anniversary to the TV series Space Above and Beyond which premiered on September 24, 1995.
Space: Above and Beyond is an American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season, due to low ratings. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Saturn Award. It was ranked “50” in IGN’s top 50 Sci-Fi TV Shows, described as “yet another sci-fi show that went before its time”.
Set in the years 2063–2064, the show focuses on the “Wildcards”, members of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Cavalry, 58th Squadron. They are stationed on the space carrier USS Saratoga, and act as infantry and pilots of SA-43 Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Attack Jet (“Hammerhead”) fighters.
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04-05 Happy birthday to Tasia Valenza, Born: April 5, 1967.
Tasia Valenza is the actress from New York City who played the Vulcan T’Shanik in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode “Coming of Age”.
She is perhaps best remembered for her Emmy-nominated role as Dottie Thornton Martin in the daytime soap opera All My Children. Also on television, she was a series regular on 1988’s Supercarrier (starring Robert Hooks) and 1992’s The Heights (with Camille Saviola). In 1991, she had a supporting role in the made-for-TV horror movie Sometimes They Come Back. She played Lieutenant Kelly Anne Winslow in the short-lived military science fiction series, Space: Above and Beyond.
Her film credits include Crackers (1984, with Wallace Shawn and Darryl Henriques), Dead Man Walking (1988, with Jeffrey Combs and Biff Yeager), and Skeletons (1996, with Christopher Plummer, Dennis Christopher, and David Graf).
She has become a prominent voiceover actress in cartoons such as Batman, Ozzy & Drix, and Duck Dodgers, and video games such as Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura,Metal Gear Solid, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and various Star Wars games.
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02-22 Happy birthday to Tucker Smallwood, Born: February 22, 1944.
Actor Tucker Smallwood has appeared in Star Trek productions numerous times. He is best known in Star Trek for his recurring portrayal of the Xindi-Primate councilor in Enterprise Season 3. He first appeared on Trek portraying Admiral Bullock in Voyager “In the Flesh”. He is also known to genre fans as Commodore Glen Van Ross in Fox television’s Space: Above and Beyond, and has appeared as a guest star on Babylon 5. He also appeared in a small role in Deep Impact. He’s appeared as God in the episode “Batteries” of the Sarah Silverman Program.
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