Three centuries in the future humanity has colonized the solar system, and spread beyond it. There are a number of nation states in the Solar system, with the 'Raiders' living at the fringes.

''Starhunter'' (2000-2001, 2003-2004) follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters as they travel through the solar system.

In the first season Dante Montana (Michael Paré) is the captain of the ship; with him is his niece, WrenchWench Percy (Tanya Allen); Lucretia Scott (Claudette Roche), TheLancer (who has an agenda of her own); and the AI Caravaggio (Murray Melvin) for crew. Dante is looking for his son Travis who was kidnapped as a baby by Raiders. They work for Rudolpho deLuna (Stephen Marcus), hunting bounties as a way to earn money, and have a legal reason to go after the Raiders.

There is a plot running through the season concerning the Divinity Cluster, which Travis may be linked to through his genes; an AncientConspiracy called The Orchard, which may not be that ancient; and possible alien lost technology.

Dante is lost at the end of the season in an incident involving the Divinity Cluster and hyperspace. Percy, Caravaggio and the ship are thrown into hyperspace and presumed lost.

They return next season about twenty years later, long enough for Travis to have grown up, left the Raiders and to have started searching for his father. Travis, his engineer sidekick, an ex-Matrian cop and Dante's old employer, Rudolpho, all end up on the ship with Percy.

As in the first season, they end up taking bounty hunting jobs to pay the bills and have a reason to fly around the solar system.

Not a bad series, though somewhat harmed by the CGI effects. The second season actors all do a good job with what they have to work with. Tanya Allen is rather good as the somewhat paranoid, heading for a breakdown Percy.

''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has a better sound track but ''Starhunter'' is still worth a look.

The second season, re-titled [[http://www.hulu.com/starhunter-2300?c=Science-Fiction Starhunter 2300]], is currently (5/30/2012) available on {{Creator/Hulu}}.

!!''Starhunter'' provides examples of:
* TwoDSpace: It's as bad as the ''Film/WingCommander'' movie with nobody ever thinking to "climb" or "dive" to avoid a 2D shockwave/anomaly/whatever.
* TheAlcatraz: One Job of the Week involves transporting two convicts to a prison on the sunny side of Mercury tended by robots. This involves landing the shuttle on the dark side, then taking a robot-driven car to the prison.
* AncientAstronauts: Possibly, there seem to have been aliens involved at one point in the distant past.
* AncientConspiracy: The Orchard.
* ArtificialGravity: One bounty actually comments she can tell Percy wasn't raised on a planet but in an environment that used grav coils because of the way she walks.
* BadassLongcoat: Dante and Lucretia.
* CaptainsLog: Duh, it's a space show. Dante is a bit more [[BeigeProse blunt]] than the average captain though, and there aren't stardates, just a narration segment.
* CasualInterplanetaryTravel: Interplanetary travel is semi-realistic but casual; push on the gas and you go faster, but it does take a couple of days to get from the moons of Jupiter to Mars. Interstellar travel exists (via {{Hyperspace}}), but is very new, cutting edge, rare, and dangerous.
* CoolStarship: The ''Tulip''.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: the AncientConspiracy, the Orchard.
* ConservationOfCompetence: kick-ass bounty hunters who frequently ignore their boss.
* CrusadingWidower: Dante won't rest until he finds his missing son.
* DeadManSwitch: Lucretia sets one up, to broadcast everything about Orchid if they are fired upon.
* EnergyBeings: They even have a ship.
* EnergyWeapons: In one episode Dante has had a particle beam installed on the ''Tulip''.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: As a result of the Divinity Cluster.
* ExtyYearsFromNow: Season One - set in 2275 - made in 2000.
* FasterThanLightTravel: Present but usually ignored. The ''Tulip'' travels from place to place at relativistic, but very definitely sublight, speeds. Which makes the rare instances of FTL quite notable and directly plot-relevant.
* GroundhogDayLoop: "Twist in Time"
** And AnotherDimension in the next episode.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Percy does some interesting things, notably blowing up the ship twice (it's complicated) without a second thought.
** She also adds a machine gun to one of the rooms just for the heck of it.
* HologramProjectionImperfection: [[spoiler: Dante's dead wife, Penny, who invented the VR projection technology.]]
* HormoneAddledTeenager: Percy frequently falls for any cute prisoner who comes aboard ship.
* KarmaHoudini: Five, a psychopathic killer, is able to create time loops and escape through them.
* MysteryCult[=/=]ScamReligion: The Va'huti religion finds followers in the hundreds, and then the leader convinces them (with his creepy mind-wipe powers) to fly into the sun while he escapes.
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Aboard ship Dante's usual costume is a t-shirt and cargo pants. Dirtside, he'll add a BadassLongcoat. %%Somebody add the others? I don't remember them as well.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: the AncientConspiracy, oh so much.
* PlanarShockwave
* PlanetLooters: The Raiders.
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: The ''Tulip'' is a bit of a junker. Percy in one episode sends a probe and directs it by voice. She has to scream "Left! Left!" because it heads in the opposite direction of her voice command.
** Virtually every episode has something major in the ship breaking down or getting virus hacked, etc. making Percy earn her keep.
** The particle beam they got in one episode? It fried after one use.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Travis
* PointyHairedBoss: Rudolpho is frequently telling inappropriate stories about his sex life.
* ProjectedMan: Carravagio the AI takes the form of part elderly British gent; part ''skeleton''.
* RecurringCharacter: The guy they met on Mars later appears having stolen a painting.
* SpaceFriction
* SubspaceOrHyperspace (the latter)
* SuspendedAnimation (The Martian 'blank' clones used for organ replacement)
* TalkingToThemself[=/=]LiteralSplitPersonality: Carravagio gets reprogrammed to attack the crew in one episode, and splits into a "yellow" and a "blue" Carravagio. He starts arguing with himself.
* TimeDilation: A couple of examples, some of which result from the fact that ships in the series accelerate to relativistic speeds to get from planet to planet.
** The "relativity is a pain in the neck" joke gets used at least once in the first series when Rudolpho complains that they're a couple weeks behind on their bills, and the crew responds that from their point of view they've got a couple of days still.
** At the end of the first season the protagonists end up being trapped in Hyperspace, and at the beginning of the second season one of them comes out 15 years later the same age, and much of the season is her searching for her uncle, who is still trapped there. At one point it's suggested that by the time they find him his son maybe be twice his age.
** One episode features a middle aged man who hires the bounty hunter protagonists to rescue his kidnapped parents, whose kidnappers had been traveling at very fast speeds for 50 years causing them to age only 8 months, meaning he's now twice their age.
* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel: The ''Tulip'' is a former luxury liner, but her [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal crew complement currently consists]] of three people and an AI, and she has so much unused space that the crew hasn't even explored the entire ship. Meaning there's ample opportunity for weird turns of events such as a HumanPopsicle thawing out in an unexplored corridor.
* UsedFuture: The ''Tulip'' is a decommissioned luxury liner and resembles an abandoned hotel on the inside.
* WrenchWench: Percy.