Space: Above and Beyond | 1995
A group of first-year military cadets is unexpectedly thrown into the frontlines of an intergalactic war after a surprise attack by a previously unknown alien race in the year 2063. Each of the brave young men and women had a different reason for enlisting. Nathan West trained with his girlfriend, Kylen, to be part of an expedition colonizing space. When he loses his spot in the colony to an "In Vitro," a despised race, and Kylen must still leave with the colony he decides that the military offers his only chance of going into space and reuniting with Kylen. Fellow pilot Shane Vansen is a young woman with a painful past who befriends West. Cooper Hawkes is an In Vitro, or "Tank," who has been unjustly sentenced to serve in the military and quickly becomes the target of scorn and prejudice. Other pilots include Vanessa Damphousse, a woman with a fierce spirit, and Paul Wang, an intellectual with an insatiable curiosity. The group's commander is the cool and mysterious McQueen.