Jun. 09, 1999
60 min.
TNT TV Network

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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.


Crusade Season 1 (1999)

1x01 1 1x01 War Zone
Sent by Earth, The Excalibur sets out on it's mission to find a cure for the Drakh plague.
Jun. 09, 1999
1x02 1 1x02 The Long Road
The team discover a planet rich in a virus-fighting mineral - but before they can claim their booty, Gideon is forced to mediate between the hostile natives and Earth miners.
Jun. 16, 1999
1x03 1 1x03 The Well of Forever
Galen persuades the team to take a trip into hyperspace to look for the legenday Well of Forever, which he knows will help them find answers to all their questions. Meanwhile, a representative ...
Jun. 23, 1999
1x04 1 1x04 The Path of Sorrows
The discovery of a mysterious alien has caused the crew to reflect on significant events throughout their lives.
Jun. 30, 1999
1x05 1 1x05 Patterns of the Soul
A group of refugees who escaped from Earth during the battle with the Drakh, may be spreading the Drakh plague off-world.
Jul. 07, 1999
1x06 1 1x06 Ruling From the Tomb
When a group of religious zealots threaten a conference on the plague. The Excalibur heads to mars and clashes with Lochley.
Jul. 14, 1999
1x07 1 1x07 The Rules of the Game
Gideon negotiates with aliens to bring his team to their "sacred" planet, forcing he and Lochley to avoid an assassination attempt.
Jul. 21, 1999
1x08 1 1x08 Appearances and Other Deceits
To improve the image of the Excalibur, a group of propaganda specialists come on board. Meanwhile, the crew comes across a derelict alien ship and rescue the sole survivor.
Jul. 28, 1999
1x09 1 1x09 Racing the Night
A planet that was devastated by a plague similar to the one threatening Earth is discovered by the crew.
Aug. 04, 1999
1x10 1 1x10 The Memory of War
The crew explores the ruins of a planet that's been dead for a long time and discover the remains of a terrible weapon.
Aug. 11, 1999
1x11 1 1x11 The Needs of Earth
The crew comes across an alien refugee who might have useful secrets about the Drakh plague, but isn't willing to hand over the information easily.
Aug. 18, 1999
1x12 1 1x12 Visitors from Down the Street
A pair of aliens is encountered by The Excalibur who claim their world has been visited by humans and their government is conspiring to covering up the contact.
Aug. 25, 1999
1x13 1 1x13 Each Night I Dream of Home
The Excalibur is sent on a top-secret mission to Earth and faces an attack by the Drakh.
Sep. 01, 1999
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Season 1 Characters

Capt. Matthew Gideon played by Gary Cole
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley played by Tracy Scoggins
Lt. John Matheson played by Daniel Dae Kim
Max Eilerson played by David Allen Brooks
Galen played by Peter Woodward
Dureena Nafeel played by Carrie Dobro
Dr. Sarah Chambers played by Marjean Holden
Jenson played by Mark Blankfield
Trace Miller played by Zeus Mendoza
Jane played by Maggie Egan
ISN Anchor played by Maggie Egan
Brakiri Ambassador played by Jonathan Chapman
First Man played by Rex Ryon
Sarah Chambers played by Marjean Holden
M.D. played by Marjean Holden
Claire played by Alison Lohman
Janey played by LuAnne Ponce
General Thompson played by Peter De Anda
Polix played by Tim Choate
Natchok Var played by Tony Amendola
Sogayu played by Susie Park
Kulan played by Brenan T. Baird
Mr. Jones played by Michael Beck
Senator Jacob Redway played by Lance LeGault
Kendarr played by Josh Clark

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x08 - Appearances and Other Deceits Season 1 / Episode 8: - Appearances and Other Deceits

Lt. John Matheson: Take a look at that collar.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Yeah, I see it.
Lt. John Matheson: I'm not sure I'll be able to breathe in that thing.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Breathe when you're off duty.
Lt. John Matheson: Yes, Sir.
01x09 - Racing the Night Season 1 / Episode 9: - Racing the Night

General Miller: And it is our firm belief that Capt. Gideon is the right man for this job. His reputation--
Drazi Ambassador: We are aware of your captain's reputation. He has taken part in more battles during peacetime than most officers face in a major war. His latest involved one of our captains, who was justifiably upset after losing everything he owned in a card game. Losing *to you*.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: He bet everything he had on a bluff. Not my fault.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 07 - Goof (revealing mistake): Obvious stunt doubles of Gary Cole and Tracy Scoggins in the scene where Lochley and Gideon jump over an obstacle to avoid being shot.
  • Episode 06 - This takes place in June 2267.
  • Episode 07 - This takes place in July 2267.
  • Episode 04 - The imprisoned telepath in Lt. Matheson's flashback was supposed to be Lyta Alexander. However, Crusade was operating under a very strict budget, so the amount offered to Patricia Tallman was approximately 1/6 of her usual salary, and she refused.
  • Episode 13 - This takes place in May 2267.

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