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Characters: Space Cases
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    The Christa crew 

Harlan Band

The Hot Shot, All-American Earthling, de facto leader of the kids. He was skilled at gymnastics and martial arts.

Played by Walter Jones.


Associated Tropes:

  • Ace Pilot
  • Badass Normal: As the only bog-standard human among the kids, he's also the only one without any "powers", though his martial arts prowess helps make up for it.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: His interactions with Catalina usually come off as this.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Loves to torment Radu, who comes from a super strong species that could easily turn him into paste. Fortunately for him, Radu is too much of a Nice Guy to ever actually do so.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against Radu, since his father was killed in the war against the Andromedans.
  • Hot-Blooded: "Harlan Band leaps before he looks."
  • Humans Are Leaders: Immediately assumes this position among his alien classmates without consulting them first, though none of them seems to object really. In the episode where he and Radu swap species (long story), Radu is the one who immediately assumes command, and again, no one really objects.
  • Jerkass: Sometimes it's hard to believe the other kids even like him.
  • The Leader: In his own mind, and the other kids do usually reluctantly treat him as their unofficial leader. Sometimes he lives up to the concept.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He leaves the plans to Catilina or Suze. He'd rather jump in.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: "Harlan Band thinks he knows it all."
  • Team Normal: Again, the only human child on The Team.

Catalina

An Insufferable Genius with rainbow hair from Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Has the ability to produce supersonic screams. She has a friend named Suzee, who exists in another dimension. The other crew members think she doesn't exist and think she is just an "imaginary friend," at least at first.

Played by Jewel Staite.


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Radu

A young man from Andromeda who possesses Super Strength (while being, in a reversion of the associated trope, short, slight, and not in the least bit imposing or aggressive) and super hearing. Because of their abilities, Andromedans were enslaved by an evil alien race called the Spung, the show's version of Star Trek's Klingons. Radu faces prejudice from Harlan early in the series, due to the fact that Harlan's father was killed by Andromedans during a war.

Played by Kristian Ayre.


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Bova

He hails from Uranus, and has an antenna which creates electricity and a high metabolism. Really hates it when people make jokes about his home planet. Perpetually depressed, but in a Played for Laughs way.

Played by Rahi Azizi.


Associated Tropes:

  • Deadpan Snarker: If there's a sardonic comment to make on a situation, he will be the one making it.
    Harlan: I'm tired of running from the Spung! This time they're going to know they've been in a fight!
    Bova: Oh, yeah, they'll be scraping us off their windshields saying, "Some fight, huh?"
  • The Eeyore: "Bova acts likes nothing's funny."
  • Kid-Appeal Character
  • Lightning Can Do Anything
  • Odd Friendship: With Rosie. Tips over into Ship Tease occasionally (like when she mistakenly assumes he's giving her a shoulder rub at one point).
  • Shock and Awe

Rosie Ianni

Cheerful young girl from Mercury who is hairless and has hot pinkish skin. She can create heat and always has a "sunny" attitude about everything.

Played by Paige Christina.


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Thelma

The resident robot and ship's avatar. She's a little screwed up, thanks to Harlan stepping on and cracking her jewel. It's not clear how much of her personality was like that before the jewel cracking, though.

Played by Anik Matern.


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    The Teachers 

Theresa James "T. J." Davenport

The kids' teacher at the Academy, who accidentally gets stuck on board the ship after having to go search for them when they sneak out of her class onto the Christa.

Played by Cary Lawrence.


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Commander Seth Goddard

The kids' second teacher, an officer and veteran of the Spung War that was busted in rank after an incident with a space pirate.

Played by Paul Boretski.


Associated Tropes:

    The Spung 

Elmira

A young Spung Oracle girl who runs away from her people to escape their control over their women, and ends up meeting and helping the Christa's crew. Was going to eventually become a main character, but the network kiboshed it and shoved in Suzee instead.

Played by Katie Emme McIninch.


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Warlord Shank

A Spung commander and space pirate, who first encounters the Christa while trying to retrieve the escaped Elmira, and eventually develops into one of the series' major villains.

Played by George Takei.


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    Everyone Else 

Suzee

Catalina's "imaginary" friend, who turns out to really be an alien girl living in a different dimension. If you took all of Catalina's personality traits and set them on HIGH, you'd get Suzee.

Played by Rebecca Herbst.


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SmashCharacters/Live-Action TVSpaced

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