The year was 1993, and STAR TREK ruled the airwaves. That was good news for Trekkies but bad news for SPACE RANGERS. When this blue collar sci-fi series debuted, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION was still on the air and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE had only premiered three days earlier. Audiences just weren't interested in watching SPACE RANGERS, a lower budgeted series that was aired out of order, so it was hard to even tell what was going on.
SPACE RANGERS lasted only six episodes, but was it... canceled too soon? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are here to walk you through the intergalactic adventures of this ragtag band of misfits, who fight aliens, defend aliens, annoy aliens and are annoyed by aliens in a television series created by Pen Densham (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES). How cheap was this cheap, cheap show? And was it really as bad as it looked?
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