ORBzine - "Earth: Final Conflict" August 2001

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Season 1

  • Kevin Kilner as William Boone [ 1, 5 ]
  • Lisa Howard as Lili Marquette [ 1-2 ]
  • Von Flores as Ronald Sandoval
  • Richard Chevolleau as Marcus "Augur" Deveraux [ 1-3 ]
  • David Hemblen as Jonathan Doors [ 1-3 ]
  • Leni Parker as Da'an [ 1-4 ]
  • Anita La Selva as Zo'or [ 1-4 ]
  • Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as Dr. Julianne Belman [ 1-3 ]
  • Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 1] Decisions
    Shown 06 Oct 97
    Reviewed 30th March 2001 [Friday]

    This episode starts with a crowd of terrans (along with a brass band) awaiting the arrival of an alien space-shuttle with a near-human alien aboard. Sound familiar? Yes, it seems that this has more than a passing resemblance to V ! The differences? Well, these aliens are called Taelons instead of Visitors, and the SPFX are 1990s CGI instead of 1980s models. That is about it, really. Of course, the lack of Jane Badler does not do it any good.

    This series is credited as Created by Gene Roddenbury, and this episode is apparently written by Gene Roddenbury. His widow Majel Barret guest-stars as a doctor. The aliens seem more Vulcan than Visitor, but the plot is delightfully sceptical about their intentions.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 2] Truth
    Shown 13 Oct 97
    Reviewed

    Following directly on from the first ep, Boone decides to investigate his wife's death. He comes up with a theory, and discovers a shocking fact.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 3] Miracle
    Shown 20 Oct 97
    Reviewed 27th April 2001 [Friday]

    In true Roddenbury spirit, this was written by Star Trek: TOS writer DC Fontana. It concerns a teenage girl who is suicidal because ten years previously she lost her hands in a car crash. The Companions grow her new hands, but there are a couple of unpleasant side-effects. Firstly she perceives the aliens as Angels, and thus starts a new worldwide religion. Secondly, the aliens have a policy of covering up their failures ...

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 4] Avatar
    Shown 27 Oct 97
    Reviewed 1st December 2005 [Thursday]

    A super-genius serial killer breaks out of an asylum. Unfortunately, as part of his rehabilitation he was implanted with a CVI! Yes, Boone and Sandoval must track down a man who has the same powers that they do.

    Our heroes need help. We get to meet the show's token black guy - a bookie named Marcus "Augur" Deveraux (Richard Chevolleau - ).

    The killer acts out ancient Taelon mythology. It seems that, thanks to his dying CVI implant, he knows something about their secret agenda. And he knows what the Taelons fear.

    The Sleeper will awake.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 5] Old Flame
    Shown 03 Nov 97

    Boone and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) escort Da'an to a concert. Boone recognises the musician as a former girlfriend of his. He spends the rest of the episode obsessed with her. Lili is worried about him, and has Augur check up on the musician. This allows for some UST between Lili and Augur.

    A gang of armed robbers steals some plutonium. Boone is put in charge of the investigation. Can he recapture the plutonium while under the influence of his obsession?

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 6] Float Like A Butterfly
    Shown 10 Nov 97
    Reviewed 11th May [Friday]

    A small Amish town is beset by a series of suicides. Boone and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) investigate, and discover that Taelon technology is responsible.

    Reference is made to Companion Reaction Syndrome, where humans could not come to terms with the existence of intelligent extra-terrestrial life and committed suicide.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 7] Resurrection
    Shown 17 Nov 97
    Reviewed 18th May [Friday]

    Johnathan Doors reveals that he has faked his death. His intention is to provoke Earth into open rebellion against the Taelons.

    The Taelons react by employing a Kristine Walsh type spokeswoman. She is in fact Doors replacement as head of his Mega-Corp. There is also a nosy reporter ( Kristin Lehman ) who wants to make a big story out of it all.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 8] Horizon Zero
    Shown 24 Nov 97
    Reviewed 5th January 2006 [Thursday]

    Lilli's shuttle is stolen by the Resistance. She and Boone must help Doors' men use it, before Sandoval and the Taelons can get it back. But without blowing their covers.

    The humans want to use it to visit Mars. The Taelons know that human space travel is inevitable, but Zo'or (a hologram from the mothership) insists the Synod wants it prevented.

    It turns out that Zo'or was right to worry. Doors' little recon plan includes more than Mars. He pinpoints the mothership, behind the Earth's moon ... and a far more frightening development!

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 9] Scorpion's Dream
    Shown 29 Dec 97
    Reviewed 4th May 2001 [Friday]

    A Skrell weapon goes astray. It has bonded with a weak-willed human, and uses him to its will.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 10] Live Free Or Die
    Shown 05 Jan 98
    Reviewed 1st June 2001 [Friday]

    Da'an is kidnapped by some renegade ex-Special Forces troopers led by Nigel Bennett ( Lexx ). They want to trade him for some of their men who became the victim of botched experiments. However, Da'an decides to meditate himself to death rather than be a prisoner.

    Zo'or and the Synod are willing to sacrifice Da'an, so they can use him as an excuse to increase control. Sandoval, however, has loyalty and FBI detective skills. He may be Da'an's only hope!

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 11] The Scarecrow Returns
    Shown 12 Jan 98
    Reviewed 15th June 2001 [Friday]

    This is a sequel to the episode set in the Amish village, [Season 1, Episode 6] Float Like A Butterfly. The human rebels examine the alien probe, but it decides to defend itself.

    Boone also looks over records of a human test subject who learned the Taelon language, but became a serial killer. Boone asks Da'an's permission to learn the Taelon language, and it is grudgingly given.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 12] Sandoval's Run
    Shown 19 Jan 98
    Reviewed 8th June 2001 [Friday]

    Sandoval's brain implant starts to malfunction, and has to be removed. A new one must be implanted within twenty hours, or he will die. However, free of Alien control he goes on the run, rescues his wife (who he had committed to an asylum as a threat to the Aliens) and tries to find sanctuary.

    We know the writers are going to use the reset button, but this is a nice mix of characterisation and background. The Aliens want Sandoval dead because he was privvy to their secrets, and we get hints of what their long-term agenda might be. Also, we get confirmation of the causes of the death of Boone's wife.

    Most importantly, we get to see Sandoval as a much more sympathetic character (he actually has HUMANITY), while Jonathan Doors is a bit of a bastard in comparison.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 13] The Secret of Strandhill
    Shown 02 Feb 98
    Reviewed 22nd June 2001 [Friday]

    This episode concerns the events in the spin-off novel, First Companion, by James White . Taelon artefacts are discovered in an ancient tomb at Strandhill, Ireland ...

    The episode also introduces a female Implant, Lieutenant Beckett ( Kari Matchett ). She is a Counter-Terrorist Officer in Ireland. Her background is a bit murky, to say the least. Her accent is a bad version of a Southern Irish brogue, but she claims to have been in the Belfast Militia ... fighting against the IRA. Luckily the IRA was disbanded when the Taelons arrived, but only because the Taelons created a United Ireland for some strange reason.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 14] Pandora's Box
    Shown 09 Feb 98
    Reviewed 6th July 2001 [Friday]

    The episode starts with a new voice-over that gives Boone's background. There are also a couple of reference to previous episodes in the storyline. Boone gets psychic flashes of Captain Johnson, one of Da'an's kidnappers in a previous episode. He tells the doctor (Majel Barrett) and the other rebels ...

    The plot itself concerns a Taelon experiment in de-evolution. The aliens use a human donor to provide a catalyst substance that will restore a Taelon scientist with potency and aggression. Do they seek to start a Taelon warrior caste? This also brings in a reference to the serial killer's wall-painting in [Season 1, Episode 4] Avatar.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 15] If You Could Read My Mind
    Shown 16 Feb 98
    Reviewed 13th July 2001 [Friday]

    A human psychic has discovered how to invade the Taelon Commonality. Da'an, Boone, Lili ( Lisa Howard ) and Sandoval descend upon a psychics' Convention to find the perp. Sandoval has secretly arranged to have the perp assassinated after arrest ...

    The main suspect is a beautiful Russian woman. Boone falls in love with her ... Meanwhile, Augur the token Black guy makes moves on Lili.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 16] The Wrath of Achilles
    Shown 23 Feb 98

    Augur's computer virus is used against the Taelons.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 17] The Devil You Know
    Shown 13 Apr 98
    Reviewed 20th July 2001 [Friday]

    Boone and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) learn that the Taelons have used Doors Industries to develop a weapon that can paralyse humans without killing them. Shocking as this is, it gets worse. The weapon is stolen ... Luckily the thief decides to sell it via Johnathan Doors' dealer ... But is it a Taelon trap?

    Lili's father has died. However, the Taelons have secretly perfected a kind of brain transplant.

    Blu Mankuma ( ), the chubby African-American who has been in EVERY US TV show ever made, pops up as a Taelon sidekick.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 18] Law & Order
    Shown 20 Apr 98
    Reviewed 27th July 2001 [Friday]

    This is a sequel to the warrior caste episode. The Taelon who killed a human is now on trial for murder. The DA, Doors' son, is targeted by a Taelon worshipper. The trial is also affected by Zo'or's backstabbing.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 19] Through the Looking Glass
    Shown 27 Apr 98
    Reviewed 3rd August 2001 [Friday]

    The ID terminals, which teleport humans around the world, have a flaw. People temporarily go missing ...

    Zo'or and Sandoval stage a coverup. Of course, Zo'or knows more about the problem than he lets Da'an know.

    Meanwhile, Boone secretly helps Doors investigate.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 20] Infection
    Shown 27 Jul 98
    Reviewed 10th August 2001 [Friday]

    A Taelon scientist who worked on the probe is infected with a deadly bacterium. The fact that the bacterium was engineered by Taelons is further implication of their dubious intent.

    The bacterium is stolen and used by a White Supremacist group.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 21] Destruction
    Shown 04 May 98
    Reviewed 17th August 2001 [Friday]

    Augur is contacted by the Taelon probe - or rather, by the babe who got scanned into it and now exists as a computer virus on its Hard Drive. Our heroes have to destroy the probe, which is now at a Taelon base in Siberia. Augur helps them hire an infiltration specialist.

    Joshua Doors, NYC DA and son of the Resistance leader, is now the official liaison between Earth and the Taelons. He makes moves on Lili ( Lisa Howard ).

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 1, Episode 22] The Joining
    Shown 11 May 98
    Reviewed 31st August 2001 [Friday]

    This is the last episode of the season, and probably the best of the lot. We get a mix of great characterisation, plot development and action.

    A SCUBA diving team uncover a strange pod, seemingly of alien origin. The pod's occupant escapes, using chameleon-like skills to take the identity of a human male. The Taelons say that he is a war criminal they exiled 10 million years ago, and must be killed ASAP. But we finally get to see how blatantly duplicitous and untrustworthy the Taelons are.

    Lieutenant Beckett ( Kari Matchett ), a female Implant with a VERY bad Oirish accent, has convinced herself that Lili ( Lisa Howard ) is working for the Liberation. She tries to convince Sandoval - whom she also attempts to seduce. This is a nice glimpse we get of the mental workings of an Implant other than Sandoval (the robotic, unemotional fanatic) and Boone (the fake).

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode ]
    Shown

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  • Robert Leeshock ( ) as Liam Kincaid [ 2-4 ]
  • William DeVry ( ) as Joshua Doors [ 2-4 ]
  • Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 1] First of Its Kind
    Shown 10 Oct 98

    Season Two has started. Just as in Season One, the opening credits show the wrong names with the actors' photos.

    Beckett's baby grows up super-fast to become a full-grown human-looking male. He has super-fast learning skills, so they call him Liam Kincaid and send him undercover.

    A beautiful woman in a catsuit is actually a Jarridian killing-machine. The Jarridians are aliens who intend to attack Earth and kill all the Taelons.

    Da'an selects Kincaid as a new protector to replace Boone. Lili ( Lisa Howard ) is now assigned as Sandoval's pilot. Augur's AI has a hologram of Lili - in lingerie!

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 2] Atavus
    Shown 17 Oct 98

    Augur now owns a high-class bar, the Flat Planet. He and his AI hologram (now dressed as the title character from I Dream Of Jeanie ) hack into the Taelon mass-consciousness. This gives Augur a spiritual high, but kicks Da'an out.

    Da'an regresses to an earlier evolutionary stage - the Atavus. This is a Nosferatu-faced hulk, totally unlike Zo-Whore from Season 5!

    Kincaid and Lieutenant Beckett ( Kari Matchett ) team up, which allows Kincaid to spend time with his mother. Meanwhile, Sandoval and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) work together.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 3] A Stitch in Time
    Shown 24 Oct 98

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 4] Dimensions
    Shown 31 Oct 98

    Liam and Augur accidentally fly into a parallel universe where Mael never went to Earth. Humans never developed cities after the fall of Rome (ignoring non-European civilisations, of course) and the Taelons had to attack using brute force to enslave humanity.

    Lili ( Lisa Howard ) is head of the Volunteers, while Sandoval and his wife Isobel lead the Resistance.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 5] Moonscape
    Shown 7 Nov 98

    Sandoval meets his parallel-universe wife, Maiya.

    Augur gets a Taelon brain implant - they make him a supersoldier to fight the Jaridians.

    There is a rebellion.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 6] The Sleepers
    Shown 14 Nov 98

    Zo'Or sends Sandoval and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) to round up people at random. The chosen venue is Augur's bar, and the victims include Augur himself and Sandoval's parallel wife. Both Lili and Sandoval are upset at the situation, which makes them responsible for putting people in a comatose state so the the Taelons can suck off their spiritual energy. Surely there must be many convicts who could be used instead of innocent people.

    Sandoval now knows that his parallel wife was not really in South America. He confronts Lili for lying to him, and she hits back at him by laying as much guilt on him as possible. The truth is, he is just as much a pawn in Zo'or's game as she is. They must put aside their bickering long enough to

    The comatose people dream of their own paradise. Mrs Sandoval relives the happiest day of her life, her wedding day. Augur gets to see his father again. However, Liam goes into their dreams to wake them before they die. Can he trust Doors, his rvial in the Resistance who already tried to kill him once? And can he overcome his own issues concerning his father, Ha'gel?

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 7] Fissures
    Shown 21 Nov 98

    Thompson, the US President, is up for reelection. He has the endorsement of the Taelon Synod, so he should be a shoe-in. After all, the Taelons have improved everyone's life. For example, they built a series of teleportation stations in cities all over the world. Unfortunately, there is a series of power blackouts in those cities.

    Zo'Or sends Sandoval and Lili ( Lisa Howard ) to investigate. Despite Zo'or's denials, Sandoval suspects that it is a Taelon conspiracy. He gets Lili to illegally access the Taelon files. She deduces that Sandoval has actually got his own agenda, but stupidly accuses him of this to his face. Not only is he supposed to be a brainwashed slave of the Taelons, but if she is right then he might treat her as a blackmailer. It would be far smarter to play along, and use him as a tool of the Resistance.

    Kincaid discovers that the real cause of the blackouts is a species of creatures from a distant dimension. Sandoval realises that because the creatures feed on energy, and the Taelons are made of energy, the creatures will eat the Taelons. The Taelons' guards use energy-based weapons to attack the creatures. Unfortunately it has already been established that the creatures feed on energy, and hitting them with energy weapons merely causes them to replicate at a vast rate.

    The Mothership's human engineers are a stroppy bunch. They disagree with everything, and never give a positive suggestion. Not only do they disrupt Sandoval's secret agenda, they also disrupt Kincaid's plan to defeat the creatures.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 8] Redemption
    Shown 28 Nov 98

    Lili ( Lisa Howard ) examines what she learned about Sandoval in the previous episode. All the humans have begin to reject their CVI implants. Lieutenant Beckett ( Kari Matchett ), Kincaid's mother, is a particularly bad case. She has 24 hours to live, and she has gone off rock-climbing in the wilderness. Can Kincaid find her in time to say goodbye?

    In her fevre dream, Beckett's nightmare is that Da'an puts her on trial for crimes against humanity. Doors is the prosecutor, and Kincaid is her defender. Strangely her mother states that she wanted a United Ireland, because for some strange reason she though it would be a safe place to raise her children. The prosecution breaks Godwin's law by invoking the Nazis. The defence's main argument is patriotism and the chain of command.

    Zo'or sends Sandoval to find Beckett. If she rebels against the Taelons, she may use her insider info to help the Resistance. Since Sandoval's own CVI has ceased to function, he cannot risk drawing attention to himself.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 9] Isabel
    Shown 2 Jan 99

    Isabel and Maiya (Sandoval's parallel wife) must be joined or die. Sandoval's depth is not explored by the story. Typical!

    Jonathan Doors launches his campaign for US President! Augur takes over Doors' secret lair.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 10] Between Heaven and hell
    Shown 16 Jan 99

    Dr Belman (Gene Roddenberry's wife) experiments with Taelon DNA, as part of Da'an's plan to accellerate human evolution. Belman's daughter Joyce ( Polly Shannon ) is on the team. Joyce injects herself with a secret serum, and gets ESP powers.

    The serum was secretly contaminated on Zo'or's orders. He had Sandoval obtain DNA from a Jarrdian prisoner on the mothership. Joyce can read Taelon minds as well as human ones. She knows all Zo'or's secrets, which are quite shocking. Apparently thousands of races were annihilated in the war against the Jarridians. And since Zo'or is the youngest of the Taelons, only a thousand years old, Da'an probably knows more about the genocides than Zo'or does!

    Joyce becomes so powerful she wants to become a god. Her plan is to destroy all Taelons and humans on Earth by crashing the mother-ship and causing an extinction-level event. She wants to preserve Liam Kincaid to help repopulate the planet.

    In a subplot, Lili ( Lisa Howard ) and Joshua Doors have been secretly dating for three months. Joshua resigns from Thompson's administration, so he can publicly support his father Jonathan Doors' bid to become POTUS.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 11] Gauntlet
    Shown 23 Jan 99

    The Jarridian DNA donor from the previous episode escapes from cryogenic storage on the mothership, and kidnaps Lili ( Lisa Howard ).

    Liam follows them to an abandoned spaceship, and must evade boobytraps.

    Carolyn Dunn is a chimera.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 12] One Man's Castle
    Shown 30 Jan 99

    A Steven Hawkings Geneticist (Maiya's new boyfriend) creates a bio-surrogate. It goes on the rampage - it is an anti-Jarridian biobot.

    Jonathan Doors is on the campaign trail.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 13] Second Chances
    Shown 6 Feb 99

    The Taelons invent a de-aging process for humans. They use it to Brain-wash voters!

    The Resistance select new leader.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 14] Payback
    Shown 13 Feb 99

    At Portal Station, a scientist is assassinated. Dr Bellman (Majel Barratt) does the autopsy.

    The villain is a Unabomber with teleporter. Sandoval still officially an FBI Agent.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 15] Friendly Fire
    Shown 20 Feb 99

    Someone takes a stolen Taelon shuttle on a suicide mission.

    The man responsible is Lili's ex-BF (a fighter pilot). There is a predictable outcome.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 16] Volunteers
    Shown 27 Feb 99

    The Resistance capture female volunteers (one looks like Amber Benson ). Liam deprogrammes them.

    A Female Resister joins the Volunteers as a spy.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 17] Bliss
    Shown 6 Mar 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 18] High Jacked
    Shown 24 Apr 99

    Taelons hire a spin doctor and TV interviewer. The Mothership is hijacked.

    There is a Jarridian conspiracy.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 19] Defectors
    Shown 1 May 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 20] Heroes and Heartbreak
    Shown 8 May 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 21] Message In a Bottle
    Shown 15 May 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 2, Episode 22] Crossfire
    Shown 22 May 99

    Season 3

  • Jayne Heitmeyer as Renee Palmer [ 3-5 ]
  • Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 1] Crackdown
    Shown 9 Oct 99

    The Volunteers round up the Resistance. Liam and Augur the tech guy are on the run.

    Lili Marquette ( Lisa Howard ) guest-stars.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 2] The Vanished
    Shown 16 Oct 99

    Detainees are disappearing. Lili ( Lisa Howard ) is held prisoner on the mother-ship.

    The next step in tech is Inter-dimensional medical surgery.

    The next step in hi-tech sport is the Hajar game.

    John C. McKenzie ( Dark Angel ) is Lilli's doctor.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 3] Déja Vu
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    Reviewed 22nd June 2001 [Saturday]

    Kincaid and Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) investigate a VR chair, the product of Taelon technology, which has killed several of its users.

    As usual, Sandoval is involved. But the Taelons have their own sinister agenda.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 4] Emancipation
    Shown 30 Oct 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 5] The Once and Future World
    Shown 6 Nov 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 6] Thicker Than Blood
    Shown 13 Nov 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 7] A Little Bit of Heaven
    Shown 20 Nov 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 8] Pad'ar
    Shown 27 Nov 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 9] In Memory
    Shown 4 Dec 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 10] The Cloister
    Shown 11 Dec 99

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 11] Interview
    Shown 22 Jan 00

    Zo'Or is to be interviewed on TV.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 12] Keep Your Enemies Closer
    Shown 29 Jan 00

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 13] Subterfuge
    Shown 5 Feb 00

    Zo'Or is involved in an assassination.

    The babe looks like Morrigan ( Tamara Gorski ).

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 14] Scorched Earth
    Shown 12 Feb 00

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 15] Sanctuary
    Shown 19 Feb 00

    Ma'el's Relics may give Zo'or a virus ...

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 16] Through Your Eyes
    Shown 26 Feb 00

    A new rifle can pierce Taelon virtual glass armour.

    Zo'or becomes human.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 17] Time Bomb
    Shown 4 Mar 00

    The race is on for Ma'el's ship. Doors and Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) drill.

    Zo'or and her rival duel.

    There is Roman Senator on Ma'el's ship.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 18] The Fields
    Shown 22 Apr 00

    Lindy Booth is a kidnapped Cultist.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 19] Apparition
    Shown 29 Apr 00

    There is a Taelon ghost.

    It turns out that when the supposedly benevolent Companions introduced portal travel, fifty percent of airlines went out of business.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 20] One Taelon Avenue
    Shown 6 May 00

    Door's son has a Taelon co-venture.

    Sandoval and the Taelons only pop up at the end. Is this supposed to be an arc story?

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 21] Abduction
    Shown 13 May 00

    Da'an is wounded, and the hero hunts for a Ma'el researcher. Da'an is put in intensive care.

    Sandoval and Dayan plot together.

    Lexa Doig guest-stars as a volunteer.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 3, Episode 22] The Arrival
    Shown 20 May 00

    Season 4

  • Melinda Deines as Juliet "J" Street [ 4-5 ]
  • Frank Moore as Hubble Urick [ 4-5 ]
  • Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 1] Forge Of Creation
    Shown 02/Oct/00

    This ep features Lili ( Lisa Howard ) and the Jarridian.

    Da'an, Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and Kincaid are on the Mothership.

    This episode introduces Augur's replacement, tech-girl Juliet Street ( Melinda Deines ).

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 2] Sins Of The Father
    Shown 09 Oct 00
    Reviewed 27th August 2001 [Tuesday]

    Lili ( Lisa Howard ) has had a child with a Jaridian, a kind of repulsive-looking alien. It is done her a lot of good, though - she has grown her hair, and looks more womanly and less straight-laced. However, the Alien DNA in her and the baby mean that Earth's environment is killing her.

    The villain of the piece is Sandoval. Once the mind-controlled puppet and slave of the aliens, he now has a sinister agenda of his own.

    A Taelon-loving senator is shot by the daughter.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 3] First Breath
    Shown 16 Oct 00

    A hi-tech spy breaks into Renee Palmer's penthouse.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 4] Limbo
    Shown 23 Oct 00

    The Taelon energy core is fading. Sandoval is tasked with retrieving a new source of Cold Fusion. However, it is stolen before he can get it to Zo'or.

    The Taelons show unnecessary cruelty - they create a tsunami that destroys his village in the Pacific (Sandoval's childhood home) in a fit of petty rage! This is a long way from the subtlety of Season One.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 5] Motherlode
    Shown 30 Oct 00
    Reviewed 25th September 2001 [Tuesday]

    Augur has been captured by Sandoval, and placed in a secret Black Ops prison that uses sensory deprivation.

    Our heroes try to save their pal, but they have a rival - a thief who wants to steal a vast hoard of gold from the Taelons.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 6] Take No Prisoners
    Shown 06 Nov 00
    Reviewed 2nd October 2001 [Tuesday]

    Sandoval's position has been compromised by a new Terran Intelligence Agency. They know about his CVI and his secret bank accounts - and they want him to be their secret source on the Mothership.

    The Resistance have managed to negotiate an amnesty. The good guys have to talk Resistance leader Christina Cox into coming in from the cold.

    However, Zo'or plans to disrupt the amnesty. His scientists have discovered a parasite that burrows into the human brain and removes all fear and willpower from the victim. With a hive of such suicide troopers ...

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 7] The Second Wave
    Shown 13 Nov 00
    Reviewed 9th October 2001 [Tuesday]

    Some Resistance types get through the portal, but somehow the Jaridians manage to send a team through as well. Yes, the Second Wave of Jaridian attackers is here!

    The Taelons get word that a vast Jaridian battle-fleet is en route to destroy Earth. Zo'or's reaction is decisive - he recalls all Taelons to the mothership and heads out of the Solar System ASAP. The humans, abandoned to their fate, riot.

    Can the Resistance weed out the Jaridian fifth column before the planet is destroyed? Not as easy as it sounds, because the Jaridians have access to all the information in Lili Marquette's brain. And since Lili ( Lisa Howard ) worked for both the Taelons and the Resistance ...

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 8] Essence
    Shown 20 Nov 00
    Reviewed 16th October 2001 [Tuesday]

    Renee Palmer's brother Robert escapes from a genocidal Bosnian Warlord. Renee ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and Kincaid retrieve the brother and try to get him over the trauma. However, unknown to them the Warlord was secretly in league with Sandoval.

    Sandoval's plot is to drain human emotions and distill them into an essense that the Taelons can consume. Just why he chose to do this immediately under the noses of his greatest enemies is a question in itself.

    The de-emotioned Robert goes after Sandoval, who is apparently unable to use his arm-blaster thing. Only Renee and Kincaid can save their arch-enemy ...

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 9] Phantom Companion
    Shown 27 Nov 00
    Reviewed 23rd October 2001 [Tuesday]

    Phantom of the Opera ... on the Mother-ship. It flies out of control.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 10] Dream Stalker
    Shown 04 Dec 00
    Reviewed 30th October 2001 [Tuesday]

    A man dreams that he kills his rival, and wakes up to find the man dead. Kincaid's babelicious accountant gets him to investigate: her friend has been arrested for the murder, but she is convinced of his innocence.

    The killers use adapted Taelon technology - a lightsaber! However, humans have also mastered Taelon technology that allows interactive dreaming ...

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) is now running Doors Industries, and she has access to the dream-surfing technology. When Zo'or finds out about it, he has Sandoval obtain it.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 11] Lost Generation
    Shown 15 Jan 01
    Reviewed 13th November 2001 [Tuesday]

    Kincaid investigates the death of a man whose CVI caused feedback that fried his brain.

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) discovers that she has been sterilised by Taelon radiation. Thousands of other women are in the same boat, and have been flocking to Taelon-backed fertility clinics. This gives Zo'or the perfect opportunity to implant genetically altered embryos ...

    Apparently Ron Sandoval is genetically predisposed to violence and criminal tendencies. Hmm, that must be what made him such an exemplary FBI Officer.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 12] The Summit
    Shown 22 Jan 01

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 13] Dark Matter
    Shown 29 Jan 01
    Reviewed 20th November 2001 [Tuesday]

    A piece of space debris crashes into the Taelon mothership. The debris is Dark Matter - it causes the Taelons to freeze, leaving Sandoval the highest-ranking person aboard. He uses this as an opportunity to get revenge on Zo'or, who killed his wife and destroyed his birthplace.

    The US President and the Atlantic National Alliance (!) want Kincaid and Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) to get Da'an to stage a coup and replace Zo'or as head of the Taelon Synod. They decide to destroy the Dark Matter and save the mothership.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 14] Keys to the Kingdom
    Shown 05 Feb 01
    Reviewed 20th November 2001 [Tuesday]

    Kincaid and Zo'or try to decipher Ma'el's manuscript. The ancient Taelon apparently uncovered a way of creating core energy, and encoded it in such a way that it needs a human to help read it.

    Someone hires Ramona Milano to have the manuscript stolen from the mothership. Sandoval is hot on the thief's tail. However, when Zo'or discovers the theft he threatens to attack the USA.

    Augur pops up again, this time as one of the few people who might be able to break the Taelon code.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 15] Street Chase
    Shown 12 Feb 01
    Reviewed 4th December 2001 [Tuesday]

    Street ( Melinda Deines ), the hacker babe, discovers that Sandoval infected her with nanites. She goes on the run, with the entire episode told pretty much from her point of view. She cannot trust the two main heroes, Kincaid and Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ), because they both have their own agendas. Also, we get to see her background: she has trust issues because her parents abandoned her when she was a child.

    For some reason, Sandoval has let Zo'or in on the secret fact that he inserted the nanobots. That seems to be why Sandoval has his old job back, even though he got demoted in the previous episode.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 16] Trapped by Time
    Shown 19 Feb 01
    Reviewed 11th December 2001 [Tuesday]

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 17] Atonement
    Shown 26 Feb 01
    Reviewed 18th December 2001 [Tuesday]

    Sandoval's conscience is getting to him. His night terrors almost result in the strangulation of the hooker he is sleeping with in the oriental bath-house. He approaches Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and offers to testify at a NATO tribuneral for Taelon atrocities.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 18] Hearts and Minds
    Shown 16 Apr 01
    Reviewed 4th March 2002 [Tuesday]

    Renee's BF is a spy. The Taelons now have Jaridian superweapons.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 19] Blood Ties
    Shown 23 Apr 01
    Reviewed 11th March 2002 [Tuesday]

    This ep links a couple of McGuffins from previous eps: The cold fusion reactor and the space station.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 20] Epiphany
    Shown 30 Apr 01
    Reviewed 18th March 2002 [Tuesday]

    Da'an and Zo'or take the Taelons to the brink of civil war.

    Kincaid is dying, and has visions of a glowing humanoid. His overzealous rookie babe is plotting against him.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 21] Dark Horizon
    Shown 07 May 01
    Reviewed 25th March 2002 [Tuesday]

    Protectors start to kill their Taelons. It appears that their CVIs havre been tampered with. Luckily Kincaid has no CVI, and Sandoval's is inactive.

    This episode has hints of a story arc. There are references to previous episodes, such as the appearance of the Jaridians, and Sandoval and his sidekick Tate are allowed to appear somewhat sympathetic.

    Earth: Final Conflict [Season 4, Episode 22] Point of No Return
    Shown 15 May 01
    Reviewed 2nd April 2002 [Tuesday]

    Kincaid steers the Taelon mothership back to Earth. However, Earth does not want the Taelons back. The US President is willing to nuke them ...

    Street ( Melinda Deines ) the hacker-girl has decided to give up working on Mael's riddle. However, she accidentally solves the 8th dimension of it. This reveals the location of Mael's hidden regeneration chamber, inside a volcano. Kincaid explores, and gets trapped ...

    Zo'or steals Mael's relic, and wants to keep the regeneration for himself. Sandoval is still out for power, and the Jaridians are out for revenge.

    This builds up to a typically apocalyptic climax, so we do not know who gets killed off and who will be back in the next Season.

    Season 5 (2001)

  • Allan Van Sprang ( ) as Howlyn [ 5 ]
  • Guylaine St. Onge as Juda [ 5 ]
  • Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 1] Unearthed
    Shown 6 Oct 01

    Season Five starts with the only surviving good guys, Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and the Nerd Grrl, taking a submarine to look for the hero on the bottom of the sea. She hopes that Kincaid survived the cataclysmic events of last ep.

    The sub captain is Andrew Gillies ( Codename: Eternity ) - he is unrecognisable as a beardy fifty-year-old gruff scotsman!

    Something DID survive the cataclysm. Unfortunately, it is a new and hostile species ... the Atavus! The sub is attacked by the new monsters of the Season, the Atavus.

    Meanwhile, Sandoval is still alive, trapped on the crippled space ship in orbit.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 2] Pariahs
    Shown 13 Oct 01

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) is held in an Asylum while the FBI investigates.

    Meanwhile, the Atavus face off with Sandoval aboard the Mother-ship.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 3] The Seduction
    Shown 20 Oct 01

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and the FBI boss go to the Mother-ship. Huylin wants to mate with Renee.

    It seems everyone has forgotten Sandoval and the Atavus babe ( Guylaine St. Onge ).

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 4] Subterra
    Shown 27 Oct 01

    Sandoval runs the DC Club, and invites journalists to visit.

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and the new rebels try to rescue people.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 5] Boone's Awakening
    Shown 03 Nov 01

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 6] Termination
    Shown 10 Nov 01

    A female Hannibal Lector (Forensic Pathologist) breaks out to help kill the Atavus.

    Sandoval has his old job at the FBI back.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 7] Guilty Concience
    Shown 17 Nov 01

    Seymour (La femme Nikita) sabotaged Sandoval's plot to mass-produce Hybrid chambers.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 8] Boone's Assassin
    Shown 24 Nov 01

    Sandoval infuses the essense of the Taelon Zo'or into an Atavus. The result is a sexy female Atavus with Zo'or's personality ... Zo-whore!

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 9] Entombed
    Shown 01 Dec 01

    1588, the year of the Spanish Armada. Stonehenge is an Atavus hive. Then there is an earthquake!

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and Juliet Street ( Melinda Deines ) hide out in Antartica. An Atavus tries to seduce Street.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 10] Legacy
    Shown 19 Jan 02

    A blonde Atavus female goes on the rampage.

    The Spanish Inquisition think that the heroine Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) is the killer.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 11] Death Suite
    Shown 26 Jan 02

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 12] Atavus High
    Shown 2 Feb 02

    Teenage Goths set up website, and become Atavus themselves. This is a very clumsy metaphor for drugs.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 13] Deep Sleep
    Shown 9 Feb 02

    The Atavus are feasting in a coma care ward. By strange coincidence, Renee's war buddy and his wife are both involved.

    Will Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) get enough evidence to convince Ulrich, her FBI contact?

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 14] The Art of War
    Shown 16 Feb 02

    Tate is captured, and the Atavus babe ( Guylaine St. Onge ) is wounded. Sandoval is interrogated - this is a clip show.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 15] Grave Danger
    Shown 23 Feb 02

    Under a plateau in Australia are secret tunnels. An ancient Atavus was hidden by a priest in Ash Kenaton's tomb.

    Palmer's ex-BF is a treasure-hunting cad.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 16] Deportation
    Shown 2 Mar 02

    Gordon Currie ( Codename: Eternity ) is a hybrid hunter, Renee's pal.

    Sandoval is exiled. A new female Atavus is on the prowl. Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) and her US Ranger BF are in town.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 17] Bad Genes
    Shown 13 Apr 02

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) encounters an Atavus teenager.

    Howlin is on Earth, with Tate and Sandoval working for him.

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 18] Street Wise
    Shown 20 Apr 02

    Sandoval steals the Hybrid core, and Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) tries to double-cross him.

    Juliet Street ( Melinda Deines ) becomes a hybrid, and is sent to the Conclave (her orphanage - for ESP kids).

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 19] Ground Zero AKA Subversion
    Shown 27 Apr 02

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) is kidnapped and put on trial by vigilantes for opening the Atavus chamber. This is trial by television, but it is nice to see someone question the hero's motives. Should there be rights for hybrids?

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 20] Honor and Duty
    Shown 4 May 02

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 21] The Journey
    Shown 11 May 02

    Earth: Final Conflict Earth: Final Conflict [Season 5, Episode 22] Final Conflict
    Shown 18 May 02

    Renee Palmer ( Jayne Heitmeyer ) boards the mothership. She faces Ron Sandoval in a final fight to the death.