Space: Above and Beyond
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- "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 1Edit
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 2Edit
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 HomeEdit
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 SunEdit
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: MutinyEdit
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 ButtsEdit
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
Episode 7: EyesEdit
Opening Quote: Tell my mother I died for my country, I did what I thought was best - John Wilkes Booth
Lt. Vanessa Damphousse: No matter what we think, its all just still of our hands
Lt. Paul Wang: How can one murderer change the world with the speed of a bullet?
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen: A great warrior, a better man, has fallen
Lt. Vanessa Damphousse: It makes me feel insignificant and supreme at the same time
Ambassador Diane Hayden: These are strange days colonel, there are a lot of scared people, and I must admit with good reason, and there are a lot of paranoid people with no good reason. They believe what they feel, to patronise them them is a serious miscalculation, to ignore them, to hope they will go away is very dangerous.
Lt. Cooper Hawkes: True loyalty can only be demonstrated through the display of manifest actions
Lt. Nathan West: I'd rather have the truth then the medal
Episode 8: The EnemyEdit
Lt. Paul Wang: They say this planet didn't have what it took to become a star Lt. Vanessa Damphousse: It looks angry about it
Lt. Cooper Hawkes: They had their reasons, They might not have known them, and you might not understand it, but they had their reasons
Episode 9: Hostile VisitEdit
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen There is only one thing you need to know, anything that's either been learned or discovered in all the centuries of life on earth means nothing right now. Nobody can tell you what to be prepared for. Your enemy has a dark blood thirsty heart, assume everything is dangerous, if in doubt, kill... I wish I was going with you
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen Look around you sir, defeat is on every face. Fear and surrender is on everyone's mind at home, the secretary general is ready to give in. I'm not.
Howard Sewell The Trojan Horse, the greatest military manoeuvre in human history and our enemy have no knowledge of its precedence, but that's why we should be studying this technology so we can build our own Trojan Horse instead of wasting it on a stupid act of bravado
Commodore Ross Who am I to tell any man what he should give his life for
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen Hero's or fool's? That's a determination other people will make in hindsight but by being here now that's a determination that we make for ourselves and its neither.
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen Hope falling upon the dried blood of Union brothers in the Manassas Eve still guides our path, constellations hidden by fierce pacific storms in the Bhutan sky remain obscured by green. The stars, a billion for every life laid down in Vietnam still shine on us and will guide those who follow.
Episode 10: Choice or ChanceEdit
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen Frightening how much pain an in-vitro, a human body can stand, you'd like to believe the body would break before the will. I held out three days. Once when they were doing stuff to me, I heard screaming, it sounded far off down the hall. I remember thinking, that poor bastard, what must he be going through, then when I came to I realised the screams had been coming from me, save your last bullet
Elroy-El Wang, Paul, your boy Elroy will never hurt you again, I promise, scouts honour, but listen I want you to do something for me, it wont take long, will you do that for me?
Episode 11: Stay with The DeadEdit
Dr. Kanellos Their dead colonel, their not going to hold it against him at the tenth reunion
Episode 12: The River of StarsEdit
Lt. Paul Wang It had been five months of the most horrific warfare in earth's history. A war in which rivers of blood flowed in trench's for a few yards of advancement. A cold modern war born from ancient nationalistic hatred, a war which saw the introduction of awesome technological weapons : the machine gun, the armoured tank, nerve gas and yet on December 24th 1914 German and British and French soldiers climbed out of their trench's to meet in no man's land to peacefully celebrate Christmas. They sang Christmas carol's, exchanged cigarettes and autographs, posed for pictures, buried their dead. The silence remained throughout Christmas Day, in the following three years eight million would die and less then two decades later the same armies would be engaged in the greatest loss of human life in history. The world had never seen anything like it before and 149 years later to the day its impossible to imagine ever seeing it again.
Lt. Paul Wang (reading Romeo and Juliet) And when I shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.
Episode 13: Who Monitors the BirdsEdit
Lt. Cooper Hawkes Earth is at war with an advanced alien enemy, my squadron are called "The Wild Cards" the 58th their the only people who've ever cared about me