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An example of the Terrian race
An example of the Terrian race

Earth 2 was a short-lived television series which aired on NBC from 1994 - 1995. It starred Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Antonio Sabato Jr., Jessica Steen, Rebecca Gayheart and Joey Zimmerman. Terrian from Earth 2 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Terrian from Earth 2 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clancy Brown as Brother Justin Clancy Brown (born January 5, 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, USA) is an American actor best known for his role as the Kurgan (a. ... Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Jessica Steen is a movie and television actress who has starred in Earth 2,Armageddon and Stargate SG-1. ... Rebecca Gayheart (born August 12, 1972) is an American actress. ... Joseph Paul Zimmerman, variously credited as Joey Zimmerman, Joseph Zimmerman, and J. Paul Zimmerman, is an American actor and musician, born June 10, 1986, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...


The show was set in a future in which humanity dwells in space stations orbiting a dying Earth. A group of 250 families decide to travel to a distant planet (G889), in an attempt to colonize it, seeking a better life for their children who are slowly dying from a disease caused by the sterile conditions in orbit. A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live on in outer space. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ...


The series, which only lasted a year, focussed on the Eden Advance team who were supposed to set up the colony for the 250 families who would arrive eighteen months later. Things are complicated in the pilot, when a problem with the Advance craft leads to them crash landing thousands of miles from their intended destination on the planet, called New Pacifica.


The series follows their trek across the planet to New Pacifica. During this time, they meet a tribe of native ground dwelling humanoid creatures known as Terrians, scavenging creatures called Grendlers, and human colonists who unknown to the Eden Advance team were already on the planet, including one called Gaal (played by Tim Curry). Tim Curry Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, a district of Warrington, Cheshire, England) is a British actor, vocalist and composer perhaps best known for his role as mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). ...


Episode Summary

1) "First Contact" Pilot #1. A group of humans leaves Earth's orbit to go to a planet 22 light years away named G889. An advance team is dispatched to prepare the colony for the remaining 249 families to follow in 2 years, however their craft crash lands. We find that G889 is inhabited by subterranean natives called Terrians.


2. "First Contact" Pilot #2. Uly is abducted by Terrians, but he is returned after they heal him from the Syndrome.


3. "The Man Who Fell to Earth (Two)". An astronaut who had previously crash-landed on G889, Gaal (Tim Curry), kills the commander (Richard Bradford). Solace has Terrian dreams.


4. "Life Lessons". Gaal tries to disrupt the survivors' encampment.


5. "Promises, Promises". Gaal has abducted several Terrians, but the colonists free them in fulfilment of a promise made in episode 2. Gaal is taken underground by the Terrians and is never seen again.


6. "A Memory Play". The colonists discover a third escape pod with people infected by a disease. The disease turns out to have been caused by a chip that was inserted into a crew-members brain back on earth. Grendler saliva is the cure. It is disclosed that the crash wasn't an accident but was sabotage by a Council agent (the woman with the chip in her head, though she had no knowledge of her actions).


7. "Water". The group run into water problems.


8. "The Church of Morgan". Morgan & Bess argue while Dr. Heller contemplates removing Uly's pineal gland at the behest of the Council member Riley. Uly is becoming an evolutionary link with the Terrians.


9. "The Enemy Within". Dr. Heller injects some of Uly's DNA into herself, she goes nuts and is abandoned by the group when they find out what she has been doing.


10. "Redemption". Dr. Heller rejoins the colonists thanks to Solace. The group encounter a Z.E.D. unit (uncontrolable cyborg soldier).


11. "Moon Cross". A woman, Mary (Kelli Williams), is found living among the Terrians, who want Uly to be their link with colonists.


12. "Better Living Through Morganite (1)". As Yale regains his memory, Morgan finds glowing rocks.


13. "Better Living Through Morganite (2)". Mary saves Yale from Terrian punishment after he's been captured (along with Morgan and Bess) and finds out he's not a criminal.


14. "Grendlers in the Myst". The colonists believe they have located a killer, but he's only the son of the real killer that's now only a hologram.


15. "The Greatest Love Story Never Told". Danzinger comes across a colony of reformed criminals


16. "Brave New Pacifica". Two scavenging Grendlers come across a box containing human blood.


17. "After the Thaw". Dazinger is possessed by a an evil Terrian's spirit.


18. "The Boy Who Would be Terrian King". A future version of Uly travels back in time to have Devon hide some his blood.


19. "Survival of the Fittest". Several colonists start to act strange after consuming a Grendler when they are stranded.


20. "All About Eve". Dying from a mysterious disease, the colonists find a crashed ship from 100 years ago whose computer may explain the cure.


21. "Natural Born Grendlers". Solace gets depressed about being marooned while Devon & Bess trade for supplies with a friendly Grendler.


22. "Flower Child". Dazinger & Bess have strange symptoms after being sprayed with a native plant's pollen.


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