Crusade begins after a savage attack on Earth by the Drakh, allies of the evil Shadows. Earth's humans have succeeded in defeating the alien force, but not its final revenge: a biogenetic plague that will eliminate all human life on Earth, unless a cure can be found.
Last Episode01x13 Each Night I Dream of Home Aired: Sep. 01, 1999
The Excalibur is sent on a top-secret mission to Earth and faces an attack by the Drakh.
Series Fun Facts
- The voice of the Apocalypse Box was actually Gary Cole's, distorted electronically to sound very ethereal.
- J. Michael Straczynski had completed the script for episode 14 before the series was cancelled, titled "To the Ends of the Earth". The episode would have seen Gideon using the Excalibur and…
[show]J. Michael Straczynski had completed the script for episode 14 before the series was cancelled, titled "To the Ends of the Earth". The episode would have seen Gideon using the Excalibur and the Apocalypse Box to hunt down the mysterious hybrid-Shadow vessel (the ship, as seen in flashback, that destroyed the EAS Cerberus), setting him at odds with other crew members. After a space battle with the Excalibur, the hybrid vessel would have self-destructed, and the final scenes of the episode would have suggested a connection between the hybrid vessel and EarthForce. The events of this episode would have set up the series' main story arc.
- The cure to the Drakh plague was going to be discovered at the end of the second season. Whether it would have been used then has never been revealed.