Years ago (mid 90's) I saw a show on network TV, and I'm trying to figure out what the name of it was. The parts of the plot I remember are:
The crew consisted of 20-year-olds (half were women). They were on some mission when they lose their commander. They must then try to get back home, while being tracked down by a foe in a faster, more powerful ship.
One of the main characters turns traitor. He's locked up in the brig pending a decision on his fate. He hangs himself, and his body is incinerated by the crew.
One of the main characters plays a video game that basically looks like a visor over his face. While playing the game, he's given an idea on how to outwit their foe by using the laser cannon on their ship to create a holographic projection of a larger ship.
In the end, they are about to be destroyed by a torpedo launched from the enemy ship. The torpedo is destroyed by a laser beam from a friendly capital ship that arrives at the last moment.
I remember there being some sort of romance sub-plot to the show as well between two crew members.
Other non-plot details:
- This was live action, not animated.
- I remember the special effects being quite high-end.
- The guns on the ships were manipulated by a person sitting in a gunnery chair. This chair projected a holographic view of the fight in front of him/her. From there the gunner used a joystick and a keypad to control the weapons on the ship.
- All the crew wore simple Star-Trek style uniforms throughout the entire program, so no jumpsuits or helmets.
I don't know if this was a movie or a TV show, because I never actually saw the beginning of it. I think I saw at least 45 minutes worth, so it could be either as far as I know.
That's all I remember, other than I think the name of the show was fairly generic (something like "Star Command"). I loved the show as a kid even though I only saw it once. I would like to watch it again and see how lame it really was.