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Season 1

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 1] Subject 117
Shown 9 Sep 98

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) is an American cop. He stumbles on a conspiracy, so the conspirators murder his wife and frame him.

The conspirators are Aliens who look like humans. As in The Invaders , they disentigrate when they die. Very inconvenient for our hero!

This was produced by big-screen Francis Ford Coppola. The story is a cross between The Invaders and The Fugitive.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 2] Crazy Eddie
Shown 16 Sep 98

This introduces the Paranoid Times zine. Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) recruits his first ally, a sidekick known as Crazy Eddie (Rob Labelle).

This week Foster and his nerdy pal take on the aliens. Apparently the bad guys have perfected a system of cloning.

We also get a bit of exposition about the series. It is apparently based on the predictions of Nostradamus, who said that the end of the world would come in Three waves. The Third wave is armageddon, and the Second wave is invasion. The First wave is ... already among us.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 3] Mata Hari
Shown 23 Sep 98

A Boston genius is murdered by a TeleKinetic babe.

The NSA offer to expunge Cade's murder conviction if he helps them to capture an escaped Telekinetic woman who is now working as an Assassin for the Aliens.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 4] Hypnotic
Shown 30 Sep 98

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) visits a psychiatrist who runs an encounter group for victims of Alien Abduction Syndrome. However, each victim claims to have been abducted by a different alien species.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 5] Elixir
Shown 7 Oct 98

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 6] Speaking in Tongues
Shown 14 Oct 98

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) finds a renegade Alien played by Gordon Currie ( Codename Eternity ). Currie is a Koresh-type cultist, and since the Aliens are closing in on him he intends to kill himself and his followers. Can Cade save the Cult and find the evidence of Alien technology that he needs?

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 7] Lungfish
Shown 14th December 2005 - Wednesday

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) goes to investigate genetic mutations among fish and humans in rural USA. Fish are growing skin, and humans are growing gills!

The MIBs, specifically led by the female US Army Colonel from a prior ep, are searching for Foster himself!

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 8] Book Of Shadows
Shown 21st December 2005 - Wednesday

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) goes to investigate a series of fatal poisonings in Salem. The suspect is a teenage goth-chick, and she is accused of witchcraft. Yes, witch-trials in Salem - Oregon. Cade signs up as Investigator for a lawyer defending the Wiccan girl against charges of Murder.

There are a couple of twists, and we get more background on the aliens.

The killings were foretold by Nostradamus, and Cade suspects the girl is an Alien. She claims the people she killed were Demons...

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 9] Joshua
Shown 4 Nov 98

We meet Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ), the Gua's top assassin.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 10] Marker 262
Shown 4th January 2006 [Wednesday]

A hot-rodder (and his car) go missing on a highway in rural USA. Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) investigates, posing as a Dept of Transportation agent.

Ingrid Kavelaars is the missing driver's ex.

The Gua aliens have built a mini Bermuda Triangle into a mile-post!.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 11] Motel California
Shown 11th January 2006 [Wednesday]

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) investigates the mysterious death of a man in a motel. He checks into the dead man's old room ...

Cade's desires are catered for. But what is real, and what is a halucination?

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 12] Breeding Ground
Shown 18th January 2006 [Wednesday]

In this extended Carrie rip-off, Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) uncovers another Gwa plot.

Cade Foster goes to stay with an old girlfriend. She is a millionaire with a rich lawyer. Unfortunately, her favourite nightclub is run by aliens who want to use mind-control brain-slugs on the regulars.

When Cade's cover is blown, Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) gets called in to deal with him.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 13] Blue Agave
Shown 2 Dec 98

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 14] Cul-De-Sac
Shown 1st February 2006 [Wednesday]

In suburbia a blonde seductress ( Brandy Ledford ) and her chubby middle-aged BF are shot dead by the BF's jilted wife. Then a teenage peeper sees the seductress heal her bullet-wounds!

The teenager is a fan of Eddie's website, and has printed off Cade's on-line journals. This was back in the late 1990s, when only nerds used the Net and parents were in fear of pervs grooming their offspring.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 15] The Box
Shown 8th February 2006 [Wednesday]

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) visits his wife's grave. Naturally the cops are waiting there, and nab him.

Back in the station, Foster sees this as his chance to spread the word about the Aliens. The cops just want to make him out as a serial killer, and improve their clean-up rate by pinning their unsolved murders on him.

The Aliens come after Foster again. But he gets a chance to avenge his wife.

The aliens experimented on humans in Chicago, instead of doing it in a crappy third-world country. Equally stupid, the humans would rather frame Foster for murder than fight the aliens!

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 16] Undesirables
Shown 15th February 2006 [Wednesday]

Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) is now knocking off potential traitors in the Gua ranks. He is becoming more and more disenchanted with his duty, though.

The next target is a defector who fell in love with a human scientist. The scientist understands FTL travel, so Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) tries to protect him.

Nice character development of Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ). And we learn a lot more about the Gua, as we get to see them as something other than 2-dimensional villains.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 17] Second Wave
Shown 22nd February 2006 [Wednesday]

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) follows up clues about alien activity in a suburban neighbourhood. However, the Second Wave invades Earth!

Foster and a handful of locals get trapped in the storm cellar. Paranoia sets in, as they suspect there may be a traitor in their midst.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 18] Blind Witness
Shown 6 Jan 99

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 19] Deluge
Shown 22nd March 2006 [Wednesday]

Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) poses as a Bounty Hunter chasing a serial killer. He visits a redneck town in Washington State, where it has rained constantly for two years.

The rednecks are right out of The Wicker Man - and not just insofar as it is being remade in the Pacific NorthWest. They conduct human sacrifice of murderers - and Cade is still a wanted man!

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 20] Melody
Shown 20 Jan 99

Lilli Marquette's sister is kidnapped by an alien serial-killer.

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 21] The Aftertime
Shown 23 Jun 99

First Wave First Wave [Season 1, Episode 22] The Decision
Shown 12th April 2006 [Wednesday]

Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) attends a Gua conference about the future of the invasion. He states the case that Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) proves that the invasion is untenable.

This is basically a clip show. We get to see the best bits of the first Season. However, there is a good reason. This leds up to the cliffhanger ending of the season ...

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First Wave First Wave [Season 2 , Episode 1 ]
Shown th June 2006 [Wednesday]

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    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 1] Target 117
    Shown 19th April 2006 [Wednesday]

    The Gua send their greatest warrior after Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ). She is a gorgeous blonde ( Sable ), and takes a liking to Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ).

    Foster and Eddie (Rob Labelle) are lured to a junkyard island.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 2] Deepthroat
    Shown 29 Sep 99

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 3] The Apostles
    Shown 6 Oct 99

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 4] Susperience
    Shown 13 Oct 99

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 5] The Channel
    Shown 17th May 2006 [Wednesday]

    Sarah Chalke has a near-death experience, and starts spouting Nostradamus prophecies.

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) visits, but falls foul of her gal-pal Katharine Isabelle .

    Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) is sent to lead a unit posing as a news crew. They all have .44 Automag pistols!

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 6] Red Flag
    Shown 24th May 2006 [Wednesday]

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) goes undercover on a top secret US Military selection course. One of the candidates is a Gua spy, intending to get fast-track promotion to the Pentagon.

    The characters are the usual stock cliches. One of them is a Vasquez-type Latino woman.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 7] Prayer for the White Man
    Shown 31st May 2006 [Wednesday]

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) investigates a casino built on a Native American reservation. The theme is that gambling creates drunkeness and destroys spirituality. Unlike in the real world, where the problem is poverty!

    The Casino is opposed by Longtree - Graham Greene, in a role similar to his in Thunderheart and Dances With Wolves.

    The Casino owner has a gorgeous sidekick who has a voice like Lexa Doig . It's not her, of course - it's Carmen Moore , who has appeared in many of the same Sci-Fi shows as her.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 8] The Purge
    Shown 7th June 2006 [Wednesday]

    The Gua HQ in USA is visited by The Minister, second in command of the Gua Race. He is in town to weed our radicals and so on.

    Someone tries to assassinate the Minister. Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) is assigned to find the killer.

    Joshua does not approve of the Minister and his cruel ways. But the Radicals could be even worse. Joshua must make a choice ...

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 9] Lost Souls
    Shown 17 Nov 99

    An albino woman is dug out of concrete, where she has been buried alive since 1945. Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) goes undercover, posing as her grandson.

    Blu Mankuma and a black girl are the African-American Mulder and Scully!

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    24 Nov 99
    The Heist
    
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     1 Dec 99
    Ohio Players
    
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     8 Dec 99
    Night Falls
    
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    15 Dec 99
    Normal, Illinois
    
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    22 Dec 99
    All About Eddie
    
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    29 Dec 99
    Playland
    
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     5 Jan 00
    The Harvest
    
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    12 Jan 00
    Rubicon
    
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    17 May 00
    Gladiator
    
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    24 May 00
    The Trial of Joshua Bridges
    
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    31 May 00
    Underworld
    
    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 21] Tomorrow
    Shown 7 Jun 00

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) wakes up and discovers that Earth has been conquered by the Gua.

    Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) has a girlfriend ( Victoria Pratt ).

    First Wave First Wave [Season 2, Episode 22] The Believers
    Shown 14 Jun 00

    Season 3

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 1] Mabus
    Shown 13 Sep 00

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 2] Raven Nation
    Shown 20 Sep 00

    Season 3 introduces Jordan ( Traci Lords ) and her small Army, the so-called Raven nation.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 3] Comes a Horseman
    Shown 27 Sep 00

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 4] Gulag
    Shown 4 Oct 00

    Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) is in an alternate universe, a Quantum Pocket, trapped in a time loop. Joshua's double also appears.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 5] The Flight of Francis Jeffries
    Shown 11 Oct 00

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 6] Still At Large
    Shown 7th May 2001 - Monday

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) and Special Guest Star Jordan ( Traci Lords ) infiltrate a police station. Foster is made a detective and partnered with Ian Tracey ( Continuum ). Lords uses her skills to fake an orgasm as a diversion in the property room.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 7] Asylum
    Shown 25 Oct 00

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 8] Eyes of the Gua
    Shown 1 Nov 00

    A serial killer in New England leaves his victims' eyes burned out. They were descendants of Nostradamus. Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) is the main suspect!

    The show opens with an expository Voice-over (inferior to Dark Skies , its nearest comparison).

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 9] Skywatchers
    Shown 28th May 2001 - Monday

    The Raven Nation are involved again. Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) and Special Guest Star Jordan ( Traci Lords ) investigate the suspicious death of one of her colleagues. It seems that small-town USA is covering up for Alien intervention ...

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 10] The Plan
    Shown 15 Nov 00

    The Second Wave is coming. Claudette Mink is the Gua General.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 23, Episode 11] Wednesday's Child
    Shown 22 Nov 00

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 12] Unearthed
    Shown 29 Nov 00

    Nova Scotia, and Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) is after Thor's hammer.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 13] Shadowland
    Shown 6 Dec 00

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) has a nightmare. This episode is about childhood trauma. Peter Wingfield and Joe Dawson (from Highlander: The Series ) guest-star.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 14] Legacy
    Shown 13 Dec 00

    Jordan ( Traci Lords ) holds a party, but there's an outbreak of amnesia (Gwa plot). Somehow she has a fiance.

    There are no SPFX – the aliens melt off-screen. This was directed by Rob Labelle.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 15] The Edge
    Shown 20 Dec 00

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) is doped with Gwa DNA and slowly transforms. Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) co-stars.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 16] The Vessel
    Shown 27 Dec 00

    Inception software (Microsoft parody) is part of this week's Gua plot. Luckily, Fast Eddie (Rob Labelle) is an expert hacker.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 17] Requiem
    Shown 3 Jan 01

    In a bunker with the Raven Nation's Generals (including Douglas O'Keeffe - Dark Angel ). A chameleon alien downloads people’s memories.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 18] Checkmate
    Shown 10 Jan 01

    Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) must serve Sagon (William B Davis - X-Files ).

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) is captured - then Eddie (Rob Labelle) is captured! Jordan ( Traci Lords ) must save the day.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 19] Black Box
    Shown 17 Jan 01

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 20] Beneath The Black Sky
    Shown 14 Feb 01

    This is a sequel to the Childhood ep. Christopher Judge ( Stargate Sg-1 ) is the third species. Eddie (Rob Labelle) and Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) are hunted by the Gwa.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 21] Terminal City
    Shown 21 Feb 01

    Mabus is after the hammer.

    Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence - Supernatural ) is in a parallel universe. Joshua (Roger R. Cross - Taken ) goes through the portal to save Foster.

    First Wave First Wave [Season 3, Episode 22] Twice Bless'd
    Shown 28 Feb 01