Earth 2 : Parallel with MSCL - get it NOW

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Earth 2 : Parallel with MSCL - get it NOW

Post by MartinPierre » May 20th 2003, 7:51 am

A few years ago a new innovative show came out. It was totally different than anything else before.

Notably, it had a lot of character development, and the story was very well written.

Unfortunatly, it didn't have much ratings, so it was cancelled after 1 season but fans tried to keep it on air.

Is it MSCL ??? No, it's Earth 2, a SCI-FI series.

Unlike MSCL however, the fan base was MUCH smaller and there wasn't enough people to release it on DVD.

Plus, it almost didn't get any fans, except maybe me.

Anyway, you can get it NOW, because someone ( not me, I am taking it at the same time ) is posting it on the alt.binaries.multimedia.scifi newsgroup right NOW.

Episode 1 thru 9 are there already, the others will be posted shortly. Episode 1 was posted 6.7 days ago, and files only stay 30 days so act quickly...

Most of you probably don't know how to take files from Newsgroups, so here is a little primer :

Go to :

http://www.easynews.com

Pay 9.95$ US with your credit card, don't worry, Ross doesn't own the company. It will give you 6 GB of bandwidth or 1 month, whichever comes first... Probably the 6GB ;-)

Go to newsgroup :

alt.binaries.multimedia.scifi

And search for earth2 with 500 results.

You can click on each file to download them, or zip them up in one of 6 queues at the bottom ( 2 episodes at a time - around 56 files, a total of arond 700MB).

To zip, no need to click on all of the files. Check the first, check the last and click "Range". Those in between will be zipped.

Download DAP ( download accelerator ) at : http://www.speedbit.com/

And download the 700 MB files. It will take a while, probably a few days on Dialup !!! I recommand cable modems or ADSL.

Once on your disk, unzip them. They are rar files ( download winrar to un rar ) and you will get the actual file.

I haven't downloaded the first episode yet, so I don't know the format but I will keep you posted.

There are 22 episodes, so it will bust the 6GB limit to download all.

But for 20$ you get the whole serie, and more bandwidth for downloading tons of MP3s or other shows...

I recommand Jeremiah from the creator of Babylon 5. Found ALL the episodes on it in the last 2 months. Severals are still there.

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Post by MartinPierre » May 20th 2003, 7:52 am

Almost forgot :

First Aired..........: November 1994
Last Aired...........: May 1995
Country..............: United States
Network..............: NBC

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Post by MartinPierre » May 20th 2003, 7:53 am

Plot Summary:

In 2192, human beings have left Earth, for the most part, to live on giant
orbiting space stations. Earth has been environmentally devastated, and the only
people left are miners and other poor laborers. A rich station designer, Devon
Adair, whose only son,Ulysses, has been stricken with a fatal illness called The
Syndrome, puts together an expedition to found a colony on an earth-like planet,
called G889, twenty-two light years from Earth. The expedition backfires when the
Advance team crash-lands on the planet on the opposite side of the continent from
their destination. They discover that the planet that they thought was uninhabited,
is in fact home to a variety of species, as well as some cast-off Humans from the
Stations. The colonists journey westward to their destination, New Pacifica,
encountering problems along the way.

Episode List: **NOTE** All episodes are named in Production Order.

Ep# Prod # Air Date Episode Title Day #
1x01 1x01 11/06/94 First Contact (1) day 0
1x02 1x02 11/06/94 First Contact (2) day 1
1x03 1x03 11/13/94 The Man Who Fell to Earth (Two) day 2
1x04 1x04 11/20/94 Life Lessons day 3
1x05 1x05 11/27/94 Promises, Promises day 14
1x06 1x06 12/04/94 A Memory Play
1x21 1x07 05/28/95 Natural Born Grendlers day 21
1x07 1x08 12/11/94 Water day 28
1x08 1x09 12/18/94 The Church of Morgan
1x09 1x10 01/08/95 The Enemy Within day 38
1x10 1x11 01/22/95 Redemption day 49
1x11 1x12 02/05/95 Moon Cross day 51
1x12 1x13 02/19/95 Better Living Through Morganite (1) day 61
1x13 1x14 02/26/95 Better Living Through Morganite (2) day 66
1x14 1x15 03/05/95 Grendlers in the Myst day 68
1x15 1x16 03/12/95 The Greatest Love Story Never Told day 72
1x16 1x17 03/26/95 Brave New Pacifica
1x19 1x18 04/23/95 The Boy Who Would Be Terrian King
1x17 1x19 04/02/95 After the Thaw day 104
1x18 1x20 04/23/95 Survival of the Fittest day 109
1x22 1x21 06/04/95 Flower Child day 117
1x20 1x22 05/21/95 All about Eve day 130

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Post by lance » May 20th 2003, 10:02 am

I had heard of the show and I think a caught part of an episode but I never really got into it though.

Space Above and Beyond, that I got into it.

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Post by Nothingman » May 20th 2003, 11:07 am

I think I still have the two hour premiere on vhs somewhere. This makes me want to go back and watch it. I watched most of the episodes when it was on, very good show, too bad it was cancelled. It had the "Noxima Girl" in it too, nothing wrong with that. I always liked Earth 2 and DS9 better than Babylon 5, it just didn't grab me, but hey, that's just me.
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Post by MartinPierre » May 20th 2003, 1:43 pm

A little like Babylon 5, this serie contains an ARC.

As such, certain episodes are standalone, but most aren't.

A lot of things are not logical, but this was only the first season, so I cannot say for now...

It does contain one of the strongest scenes I've seen on SCI-FI television prior to Babylon 5. Which is a lot to say...


################### MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD ############




You have been warned...


One of the characters commits treason on the group, and is judged.

It is winter, and food is scarse : the group doesn't even know if they will survive at all...

Since they basically live in tents and are on the move, they drug the character to cause her to sleep.

When she wakes up, she is still in her tent, but the group has moved away.

She is left ALONE, in the middle of a tundra, in Winter, with only a few days of food, on an desolated planet.

The episode ends on her realizing this, and zooms out of her showing the TREMEDOUS distance made by the group

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Post by Angela_Catalano » Aug 30th 2004, 12:10 am

WoW, I cant beleive someone on the forum actually watched this show too. I used to watch it all the time with my mom. I have every episode taped since they ran it on the sci/fi Channel. Its really great to see another person who watched and loved the show! I really liked Jessica steen also (Julia). And I just loved the episodes with Gull (Tim Curray).

All the aliens were so real too. The terrians, Grendlers, and the Koba's!

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Post by special_k » Sep 5th 2004, 11:19 pm

I love Earth2! Pity Sci-Fi butchered it so badly. :(
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Post by Angela_Catalano » May 10th 2005, 6:04 pm

Earth 2 is finally coming out on DVD!! The complete series hits stores on July 19th!!!

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