X-Files scribes Morgan and Wong originally wanted to do a story about the Pacific campaign against the Japanese in WWII. Instead they set it in the future and came up with a shoot-em-up in space.
Rodney Rowland plays a tank, an in-vitro artificially gestated human. The in-vitros are victims of prejudice - yes, this is a metaphor for the treatment of African Americans early in the 20th Century.
Things are not all bad for the in-vitros. There is a new campaign of Affirmative Action, which means that Morgan Weisser is kicked off the colonists' spaceship while his GF Selina Kylen (a reference to Catwoman?) is forced to stay aboard. He can go out to join her on the next mission - in five years time!!!
Kristen Cloke plays Shane Vansen, a military brat whose parents were killed by rogue androids in the AI Wars. She enlists with the aim of joining an elite unit, the 127th.
The 3 heroes meet up at boot camp where Drill Sergeant R. Lee Ermy ( The Frighteners ) turns them into USMC space aviators. They are posted with a couple of ethnic minorities, Paul Wang and Ms Damphousse.
Earth is ruled by a Secretary General - apparently the UN is now an EFFECTIVE organisation! He announces that Earth's interstellar colonies have been sneak-attacked by a highly advanced alien civilisation. Just like the USA was hit at Pearl Harbour. Which allows for a Pacific Campaign in Space show!
This is the climax of the show, which features the aliens' ambassador staging a dramatic double-cross. We also get to see the kiddie troopers in yet more CGI dogfights. A pity the creators never got the chance to