The Christa - Golden
spaceship with retractable wings and a beak-like
nose seen on the children's science fictions
series SPACE CASES/NIK/1996-97.
On the premiere episode "We Got To Get Out Of
This Place" curious space cadets wandered onto a
alien starship adrift in space. The craft's
design was organically based with warm walls and
honeycombed jump tubes that program the crew's
destination throughout the ship.
Space cadets enter The Christa star cruiser
While tinkering with the ship's controls, The
Christa took off through a black hole and
deposited our "Space Cases" on the other side of
Even though the ship had ion drive
with solar cells and hyper-drive processors for
faster that light travel, it would still take
the ship 7 years 4 months and 22 days to return
to Earth sans a black hole.
Ship members included:
- Jewel Straite as Cadet
Catalina "Cat", a 15-year-old from
Titan (a moon orbiting Saturn) who had an invisible
friend named Suzie (played by Becky Herbst). Cat
has a sonic scream that is used as both a tool
and a weapon.
- Paige Christina as Cadet Rosie Ianni , a
pink 13 year-old from a colony on the planet
Mercury. She has a body temperature of 200
degrees. Her parents are doctors.
- Rahi Azizi as Cadet Bova from
Uranus with a chicken bone shaped tuning fork on
his forehead. Forever hungry, Bova can channel
electricity through his body and forehead
- Kristian Ayre as Radu from Andromeda who
has an extraordinary sense of hearing.
- Water Emanuel Jones as Cadet Harland Band,
a cocky 18 year-old pilot from Earth and son
of Stardog (killed by the Andromedans in the
- Rebecca Herbst as Suzee, who comes from a
dimension called Yensid. Initially, Suzee was
Catalina's invisible friend. In season two,
she came to our dimension to save Cat's life.
Consequently Cat switched places with Suzee
who now resides in the earthly dimension while
Cat lives in Yensid. Suzee has gills to breath
in any atmosphere and can temporarily take
over a person's mind.
The cadets also discovered an awkward android
THELMA [Techno Human Emulating Machine]
(played by Anik Matern) with a cracked gem in
by Harlan Ellison
The Eye of the Future Sees
Five Clever Space Cadets
Snuck Aboard an Alien Ship,
Flung Through a Weird Hole in Space
Thousands of Light Years from the Academy.
Yeah, it seemed like a good idea at the time...
But will they ever get home?
Or are they forever destined to be...
Theme Song Lyrics
Once upon a time in a school
in outer space,
There was a class of misfit kids from all
around the place.
They snuck aboard a mystery ship,
Which soon slipped through a spacial rip,
And now they're stuck on a long strange trip.
Harlan Band leaps before he looks,
Commander Goddard does not go by the books.
Radu tries to get along,
Thelma functions mostly wrong,
Bova's cloudy, Rosie's sunny,
Davenport is not too funny.
Catalina's best friend Suzee isn't there...
They're Space Cases!
The only two adult members of the crew were
Space Academy instructors Commander Seth Goddard
(Paul Boretski), a 45 year-old veteran of
the Spung Wars; and T.J. Davenport (Cary Lawrence),
the kid's 35 year-old vice principal from earth who also got trapped onboard
Unfortunately, for them, the ship's controls
only responded to the younger cadet's orders.
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