the year 2104 the Earth colony Fort Hope on the distant planet
Avalon struggles to survive. A small force of police/marines
called the "Space Rangers Corps" are the first, last and
only line of defense for the colonists against crime and the
perils of interstellar exploration. The series concentrates on
Captain John Boon and his team of Rangers aboard Ranger Slingship
#377 - called the Tin Lizzie.
The show was a short run with a decent
cast. Ran from Dec. 1992 to Jan. 1993 on CBS... Only 6 episodes.
Space Rangers was pre-empted constantly and never given a chance to
find an audience.
Channel aired the six episodes as three two-hour movies (90min each).
When a ship carrying
Boon's old friend (Wings Hauser) crashes on a desolate planet that's also a
sacred Graaka burial site, the Rangers attempt a rescue mission that could
cost them their lives. Zyllyn tells Boon of an ancient weapon hidden on the
planet a thousand years ago, and protected from intruders by deadly vegetation.
Guest Stars: Pat Morita & Elise Richardson.
Col. Weiss asks the
Rangers to trap a deadly alien - a request that Boon refuses until he learns
a young boy (Rick Latini III) is trapped on an abandoned spaceship with some
of the creatures. Once aboard the spaceship, they have difficulty finding
him and learn the secret of his exceptionally long survival.
The Rangers are
assigned a new android while they try to uncover the reasons behind a mining
ship's hijacking. They become convinced that the mining ship was being used
by arch-criminal Izzik for smuggling a deadly drug, but can they prove it
before they have to return it. They also discover that Colnel Wiess plans to
replace human Space Rangers with androids.
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
A reptilian race of warriors known as Vee'Lons has threatened war unless
Central Command agrees to their violent demands. The Ranger crew has 24
hours to honor their outrageous "requests" or face the
consequences. With time running out as fast as their options, the Space
Rangers battle to save Fort Hope... and themselves.
Wicked Isogul, the ruthless Hobbaba crimelord, has a vicious new card up
his sleeve: to destroy the Space Rangers intricate defense system from
inside. His master plan to take over control of Fort Hope is brilliant - but
the Space Rangers have a special surprise designed to stop Isogul's crime
A has-been comedian
(Buddy Hackett) crash lands on a prison planet on which there are no guards
and from which no one ever leaves. Desperate to escape from yet another
dress rehearsal for a visiting general (Danny's father), the rangers
undertake to rescue the comedian. They land on the inhospitable prison
planet and come face to face with its violent inhabitants, meantime the
General holds Commander Chennault responsible for his sons safety.