Awesome / Space: Above and Beyond

  • The whole episode "The Angriest Angel" was one Crowning Moment of Awesome for Colonel T.C.McQueen, but finally taking down Chiggy von Richthofen - an alien space combat ace in a nigh-indestructible fighter, while the Colonel Bad Ass himself is not even considered combat capable due to inner ear damage - still makes one cheer with deep, deep satisfaction.
    McQueen: This one's for you, Winslow!
    • Made even more awesome when you remember that, in order to be considered mission-capable, McQueen had to have his artificial inner ear removed (he'd had one implanted after being wounded in combat, and the stresses of flying a fighter would cause the implant to explode). So, in the battle against Chiggy von Richthofen, he was flying with absolutely no inner ear!
      • Even yet more awesome, he did it with no support from the Saratoga, and with conventional weaponry after Chiggy von Richthofen had already shrugged off a freakin' superweapon that had been designed solely and specifically to kill him. All while listening to Beethoven's "Funeral March", no less.
  • Lt. Colonel Ray Butts's Dying Moment of Awesome: Having decoyed a group of Elite Mook Chig fighters away from the Wildcards, he gets caught in the pull of a black hole while taking down the enemy fighters. Butts, knowing there was no way out, decided to cue up a Johnny Cash song so that the time dilation of the black hole would cause the song to play forever for him.
  • "In space, no one can hear you scream, unless it is the battle cry of a UNITED STATES MARINE!" is something told to Wang at boot camp by none other than Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey himself at the beginning of the show. He also tells Wang that his battle cry is pathetic. It became a Meaningful Echo in the finale, where Wang lets out a mighty, worthy battle cry during his Last Stand and Heroic Sacrifice.