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
Trace Miller played by Zeus Mendoza
Jenson played by Mark Blankfield
Jane played by Maggie Egan
Brakiri Ambassador played by Jonathan Chapman
First Man played by Matt O'Toole
ISN Anchor played by Maggie Egan
M.D. played by Marjean Holden
Sarah Chambers played by Marjean Holden
Natchok Var played by Tony Amendola
Mr. Jones played by Michael Beck
Senator Jacob Redway played by Lance LeGault
Kendarr played by Josh Clark
Sogayu played by Susie Park
General Thompson played by Peter De Anda
Janey played by LuAnne Ponce
Polix played by Tim Choate
Claire played by Alison Lohman
Kulan played by Brenan T. Baird

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Season 1 Quotes

01x13 - Each Night I Dream of Home Season 1 / Episode 13: - Each Night I Dream of Home

Capt. Matthew Gideon: Anything yet?
Lt. John Matheson: Negative, sir.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: They're now two hours late. Any more word from Earth?
Lt. John Matheson: Just that we're to wait here until contacted. Nothing more on the nature of our mission or who we are waiting for.
01x06 - Ruling From the Tomb Season 1 / Episode 6: - Ruling From the Tomb

Elizabeth Lochley: I need specifics, Lt. Carr. Your saying you've got it covered isn't enough.
Lieutenant Carr: It's enough, Captain, if I really do have it covered.
Elizabeth Lochley: Drawing conclusions isn't your job, Lieutenant, it's mine. You present me with the facts, I draw the conclusions...
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 06 - There are three streets named in this episode, which takes place on Mars: Bradbury, Burroughs, and Carter. These names refer to writers and characters related to Mars: Ray Bradbury is a famous SF-writer, who wrote "The Martian Chronicles", Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator
  • Episode 09 - This was actually meant to be the pilot episode, according to executive producer and writer J. Michael Straczynski.
  • Episode 01 - According to J. Michael Straczynski's posts on the internet the opening of the first episode aired, "War Zone", was required by TNT to open with a fistfight. Later in the episode, the Senator briefing Gideon has a line to the effect of, "We've had to
  • Episode 07 - Goof (boom mic visible): In the scene where the two aliens observe Lochley and Gideon for the second time, just before they attach the crystals to their hands, the boom mic is visible above their heads.
  • Episode 10 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Towards the end of the episode when Capt. Matthew Gideon is talking to the box, instead of saying "We found a way to make it work", he says "a may to wake it work".

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