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Earth Final Conflict: Season 1 (1997)

11th April 2006

Three years ago they came, forever altering the future of humanity.
Kevin Kilner, Lisa Howard, Von Flores, Richard Chevolleau, David Hemblen, Leni Parker, Le Blanc, Majel Barrett, Shary Guthrie
Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Television
2
15 Hour 12 Minutes
03/04/2006

An androgynous alien species called the Taelons have arrived on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity. In one swoop their advanced inter-dimensional technology has put an end to crime, illness and famine. Life couldn't be any sweeter. However, some people are suspicious of the Taleons motives and form a resistance movement, lead by the billionaire Jonathan Doors. After all, would you simply arrive at a planet and starting giving away things like a long lost relative without even a hint of wanting anything back in return?

It doesn't take long for the resistance to learn that the forces that sustains the Taelons are breaking down and that they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. All the resistance need now is someone on the inside. So after police Captain William Boone's wife is killed in an apparent motor accident, his long and impressive service history is admired by the Taelons so he is approached by one of the Taelon companions Da'an. He is asked to join their human relations department and, if he decides to join, he will be implanted with a special CVI, a Cerebral Viral Implant, which will massively expand his brain powers and allow him to relive memories in greater detail. He will also be grafted with a powerful bio-weapon.

But before he joins the Taelons, he is approached by the resistance movement who inform him that the Taelons are not what they appear to be. They also warn Boone that the CVI implant will brainwash him into following the Taelons instructions without question. However, the resistance has already infiltrated the Taelons and they reveal that it was the Taelons who ordered the murder of his wife and that he should work for the resistance. They also tell him that they'll modify the CVI procedure to prevent the brainwashing which will then allow him to be their main inside man. Boone agrees on the condition that they allow him to find his wife's killer. So, it looks like Boone and his fellow resistance members are in for one heck of a busy time...

Episode Guide

  • Decision
  • Truth
  • Miracle
  • Avatar
  • Old Flame
  • Float
  • Like A Butterfly Know
  • Resurrection
  • Horizon Zero
  • Scorpion's Dream
  • Live Free Or Die
  • The Scarecrow Returns
  • Sandoval's Run
  • The Secret Of Strand Hill
  • Pandora's Box
  • If You Could Read My Mind
  • The Wrath Of Anchilles
  • The Devil You Know
  • Law And Order
  • Through The Looking Glass
  • Infection
  • Destruction
  • The Joining

The picture is reasonable enough with a fair amount of detail and colour depth. However, its quality is better than most television series you'll see on DVD, but being an NTSC to PAL conversion of a terrestrial television series from America, it does occasionally suffer from the usual problems with grain and excessive amounts of contrast. And as you'd expect for a television series, there are no problems with print damage whilst there were no discernable problems with either outlining or artifacting.

As a terrestrial television series it is hardly surprising to discover that the sound is presented as a simple 224 Kbps Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. Never the less, it works well enough and the dialogue is crisp and clear in the front channels whilst the wonderfully composed theme music is also handled well enough. It would have been nice to have had something more from the sound department, but given the age of the series and possible budget constraints for this DVD release, you can't really complain too much.

The main menu system across the entire six disc set is pleasantly animated and scored with a nice transition effect between the main and episode selection menu. There's the handy edition of a Play All option whilst, rather unfortunately, there's no sign of any extras. Viewers with a hearing disorder will be also be disappointed to learn that there is no subtitling facility either. All classic signs of a money saving exercise. However, the box-set is pleasantly designed and presented with an embossed front cover and some glossy artwork whilst the discs are housed in individual partitions.

There's not many names that can command a twenty-two episode first season without much question. But when the name Gene Roddenberry of the Star Trek universe fame is thrown about the meeting room people tend to sit up and listen and pass out the cheque book. However, it wasn't Gene Roddenberry doing the desk bashing this time, but his wife Majel Barrett who was in possession of the notes that Roddenberry had kept of his story and series ideas. After his death, it was these very notes that provided the basis for the series. And throughout the series, you can see his Star Trek universe at just about every corner - even if it's a much darker universe with a hint of V and The X-Files.

But just because the series originates from the pen of the world famous Roddenberry, it doesn't necessarily mean that the programme is a guaranteed hit. Never the less, whilst it's not as good as his Star Trek universe, it still manages to be a reasonable series that chalked up five seasons before finally running out of steam. Whilst the general basis of the series has been done before, fans of the science fiction genre are sure to enjoy it with season one possibly being the highlight of the series. You can even get one up on the American's too, as there's currently no region one release in sight. It's just a pity about the lack of extras.

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