1 9 9 6 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Produced in association with Greengrass Productions (a division of ABC), Hypernauts was a visually impressive live-action science fiction adventure yarn set sometime in the future wherein three teenage cadets from the Academy of Galactic Explorations who were lost in space found themselves having to defend their home planet Earth against alien invaders, the Triad.
One of its members, Paiyin the Traitor (Ron Campbell), had helped destroy the planet Pyrus. Kulai (Carrie Dobro), a leathery, sex-neutral survivor of that attack, befriended the cadets in an attempt to seek revenge for the damage.
The space crew included computer genius Sharkey (Marc Brandon Daniel); Max, the somewhat introverted group explorer (Heidi Lucas); and Ace, the occasionally overreacting pilot (Glenn Herman).
Their ship was the Star Ranger 7, and its computer was named “Horten” (voiced by Lewis Arquette).
Ricardo “Sharkey ” Alvarez
Marc Brandon Daniel
Russell “Ace” Antonov
Noriko “Max” Matsudo