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* CrapsackWorld: Earth is sinking into this, and Expo Tomorrow is [[Film/MadMax Thunderdome]] ''InSpace''!!!!!

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* CrapsackWorld: Earth is sinking into this, and Expo Tomorrow is [[Film/MadMax [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Thunderdome]] ''InSpace''!!!!!


* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Beanie and Luz. Lani gently teases her about it when the crew leans that the Voyager is a GenerationShip - and Luz's gaze makes it clear she's interested. At the end of the the movie, even the computer comments on it, and they become an OfficialCouple..

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Beanie and Luz. Lani gently teases her about it when the crew leans learns that the Voyager is a GenerationShip - and Luz's gaze makes it clear she's interested. At the end of the the movie, even the computer comments on it, and they become an OfficialCouple..OfficialCouple.



* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: A distaff example of the LikesOlderWomen trope: Ship's doctor Sally. She mentions to Jonathan in Part 1 how [[HotForTeacher she had a crush on her math teacher]] during her first year at the academy. She is also clearly attracted to Jacob Brown in Part 2. She's 24. He's 36.

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* [[LikesOlderWomen LikesOlderWomen: Likes Older Men]]: Men: A distaff example of the LikesOlderWomen trope: Ship's doctor Sally. She mentions to Jonathan in Part 1 how [[HotForTeacher she had a crush on her math teacher]] during her first year at the academy. She is also clearly attracted to Jacob Brown in Part 2. She's 24. He's 36.



* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Brody does this to [[spoiler: Captain Forbes]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He also got the same]] when he got into a fight with Jonathan after [[spoiler: sabotaging the railgun]].

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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Brody does this to [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Forbes]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He also got the same]] when he got into a fight with Jonathan after [[spoiler: sabotaging the railgun]].


** From the ' ''running elastic through the universe'' ' analogy on how the ''Bauman Drive'' works, it seems that the drive is capable of allowing them to mimic FTL travel via ExtradimensionalShortcut.

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** From the ' ''running [='=]''running elastic through the universe'' ' universe''[='=] analogy on how the ''Bauman Drive'' works, it seems that the drive is capable of allowing them to mimic FTL travel via ExtradimensionalShortcut.



** Actually TruthInTelevision, as '' 'Captain' '' is not just a naval military rank but also an honorific; aboard ship, the title is worn by the Commanding Officer alone. One does not need the naval rank of Captain to command; it is common for Commanders and occasionally Lieutenant Commanders to be given command of vessels and be addressed as 'Captain' - and in fact, a successful 'Captaincy' (command of a naval vessel) is one of the prerequisites for some naval officers to be elevated to the actual naval rank of Captain.

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** Actually TruthInTelevision, as '' 'Captain' '' [='=]''Captain''[='=] is not just a naval military rank but also an honorific; aboard ship, the title is worn by the Commanding Officer alone. One does not need the naval rank of Captain to command; it is common for Commanders and occasionally Lieutenant Commanders to be given command of vessels and be addressed as 'Captain' - and in fact, a successful 'Captaincy' (command of a naval vessel) is one of the prerequisites for some naval officers to be elevated to the actual naval rank of Captain.

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* RoboSexual: in a surprising case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar for a 1980's Disney work, Priscilla actually suggests this for her and Huxley's 'relationship':
-->'''Brown:''' (speaking about Priscilla) Well - maybe the ''real'' one will be waiting when you get back to Earth.
-->'''Huxley:''' Yeah - that'd be just what I need.
-->'''Brown:''' Did you ever meet Priscilla Bowman?
-->'''Huxley:''' (''warily'') No...
-->'''Priscilla:''' (''seductively'') Would you like to, Huxley?
-->''(Priscilla's human face appears on the main screen)''
-->'''Huxley:''' (''stunned at her beauty'') '''That's''' ''Priscilla?'' ...and she ''loves'' me? And she ''wants'' me?
-->'''Priscilla:''' (''in the same tone as before'') ...And that's '''only''' my '''picture''', Huxley.
-->''(Huxley lets off a short, stunned gasp of disbelief)''


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* UptightLovesWild: the dynamic that seems to exist between Sally and Brown. It's also present between the playful supercomputer Priscilla and the surprisingly uptight (around her) Huxley.


* AloofBigBrother: Mixed with BigBrotherBully to a frightening extreme with Vance, who doesn't even seem to recognize Sally as his sister (or if he does, doesn't care at all for her well-being).



* AppliedPhlebotinum: The "Bauman Drive" that propels the Earth Star Voyager. Presumably allows FasterThanLightTravel.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The "Bauman Drive" ''Bauman Drive'' and ''plasma-thrust engines'' that propels the Earth Star Voyager. Voyager is equipped with. Presumably allows FasterThanLightTravel. FasterThanLightTravel.
** From the ' ''running elastic through the universe'' ' analogy on how the ''Bauman Drive'' works, it seems that the drive is capable of allowing them to mimic FTL travel via ExtradimensionalShortcut.


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** Actually TruthInTelevision, as '' 'Captain' '' is not just a naval military rank but also an honorific; aboard ship, the title is worn by the Commanding Officer alone. One does not need the naval rank of Captain to command; it is common for Commanders and occasionally Lieutenant Commanders to be given command of vessels and be addressed as 'Captain' - and in fact, a successful 'Captaincy' (command of a naval vessel) is one of the prerequisites for some naval officers to be elevated to the actual naval rank of Captain.
** The decision to not arm the Voyager before her flight (but store the components for the heavy laser weapons aboard for later assembly), and give the crew only personal defense weapons. [[IdiotBall Sending any crew unarmed on what is basically a pathfinder mission through uncharted space]] [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale on a twenty-six year mission with known enemies out there]] [[BlatantLies (even if it was said that the OTZ was defeated)]] [[IComeInPeace because "Voyager is on a peaceful mission of exploration]] [[WhatAnIdiot makes ''ZERO'' sense.]] Of course, that was all part of Admiral Beasley's EvilPlan...
* AttackItsWeakPoint: How Brown was able to defeat Vance in combat. He was, after all, the one who taught him how to build a force-field generator, and knew how to disable it.


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** It also makes him the CoolOldGuy.


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* TheBigGuy: Whistestick appears to be a major champion among the OTZ warriors - but when he challenges Vance for leadership and is defeated, he's jailed with the Voyager's crew. He escapes with them and becomes a part of the crew, because it's implied that [[YouHaveFailedMe that his fate under Vance would have been unpleasant.]]


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* BloodSport: the 'Games' that the OTZ warriors engage in at Expo Tomorrow. They are used for training the warriors, for leadership challenges, and (as Vance found out) punishment for failure.


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* CaptainsLog: Why Jacob wants to go back to the remains of the ''Vanguard Explorer'', to retrieve the records that show his first Officer Vance led the mutiny that caused the loss of his ship.


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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Beanie and Luz. Lani gently teases her about it when the crew leans that the Voyager is a GenerationShip - and Luz's gaze makes it clear she's interested. At the end of the the movie, even the computer comments on it, and they become an OfficialCouple..


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* InformedAbility: The OTZ is spoken of like it's a major threat to Earth, and Willie (one of Brown's rescued shipmates) tells him [[TemptingFate (just before they're all captured on Expo Tomorrow)]] '' "This is the Outlaw Technology Zone. They know'' EVERYTHING." However, all we see is the 'Thunderdome-chic' surface and the warriors, and are told that the laboratories and other research areas are located underground.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: How Admiral Beasley reacts to Brown's appearance - and has actually seen him all along, if you consider that he planed for Brown to be killed or imprisoned after Vance took over the ''Vanguard Explorer''.


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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Brody does this to [[spoiler: Captain Forbes]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He also got the same]] when he got into a fight with Jonathan after [[spoiler: sabotaging the railgun]].


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* WhatHaveWeEar: Huxley is a reasonably adept amateur magician and pickpocket. It's how he steals the key that allows them to escape the OTZ cell while everyone else watches Jacob and Vance fight.


* IKnowMortalKombat: Jonathan has the skills necessary to manually pilot the ship through the Junk Belt because of a game called "Dodge 'em", which he played when he was 7 years old.

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* IKnowMortalKombat: Jonathan has the skills necessary to manually pilot the ship through the Junk Belt because of a game called "Dodge 'em", which he played Dodgems ([[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish a.k.a. bumper cars]]) when he was 7 years old.


-> ''"What is this?? The Good Ship Kindergarten?"''

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-> ''"What is this?? this? The Good Ship Kindergarten?"''



* [[spoiler:CavalryBetrayal: Admiral Beasley shows up and turns out to be the mastermind behind the whole thing, planning to [[NewEden start the human race over]] on the newly discovered planet with the young, brainy crew.]]

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* [[spoiler:CavalryBetrayal: Admiral CavalryBetrayal: [[spoiler:Admiral Beasley shows up and turns out to be the mastermind behind the whole thing, planning to [[NewEden start the human race over]] on the newly discovered planet with the young, brainy crew.]]


* UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}: Was shot entirely on location there, with a fair number of the actors being Canadian. Some parts were filmed in the Soviet Pavilion built for Expo '86.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}: Was shot entirely on location there, with a fair number of the actors being Canadian. Some parts were filmed in the Soviet Pavilion built for Expo '86.'86, the outside of Expo Tomorrow is Science World, and the glass-roofed hallway outside the ship's bridge was the BC Pavilion, which is now the Edgewater Casino.


''Earth Star Voyager'' is a PilotMovie that originally aired as a 2-part miniseries on Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''The Disney Sunday Movie'' in January 1988. It focuses on a group of over-achieving young people from a late 21st century [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Earth]] as they [[SerialNumbersFiledOff trek through the stars]] to find a new home for the human race. Along the way, the crew has to deal with the usual dangers of TV space travel, along with the drama and awkwardness typical of being a teenager or a young adult on television.

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''Earth Star Voyager'' is a PilotMovie that originally aired as a 2-part miniseries on Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''The Disney Sunday Movie'' in January 1988. It focuses on a group of over-achieving young people from a late 21st century [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Earth]] as they [[Franchise/StarTrek trek through]] [[SerialNumbersFiledOff trek through the stars]] to find a new home for the human race. Along the way, the crew has to deal with the usual dangers of TV space travel, along with the drama and awkwardness typical of being a teenager or a young adult on television.


* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Disney does ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as filtered through [[DisneyThemeParks EPCOT Center's Future World]].
** Not entirely surprising given that this was filmed around the same time that ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' came on the air.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The show's impossible to legally acquire.


-> ''"What is this?? The Good Ship Kindergarten??"''

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-> ''"What is this?? The Good Ship Kindergarten??"''Kindergarten?"''



* EditedForSyndication: From a four-hour miniseries to a two-hour movie.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' meets ''Franchise/StarTrek''.]]

-> ''"What is this?? The Good Ship Kindergarten??"''
-->-- '''Captain Jacob Dryden Brown''', upon meeting the crew of the Earth Star Voyager'

''Earth Star Voyager'' is a PilotMovie that originally aired as a 2-part miniseries on Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''The Disney Sunday Movie'' in January 1988. It focuses on a group of over-achieving young people from a late 21st century [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Earth]] as they [[SerialNumbersFiledOff trek through the stars]] to find a new home for the human race. Along the way, the crew has to deal with the usual dangers of TV space travel, along with the drama and awkwardness typical of being a teenager or a young adult on television.

Soft on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness, as considerable ArtisticLicense is taken with the science, no doubt to keep the show accessible to its younger viewers.

The miniseries was actually nominated for two primetime Emmys for sound editing and sound mixing.

Even though the series was never picked up, the miniseries has developed a small but vocal fanbase. Disney almost refuses to admit that this miniseries ever existed, so don't look for an official DVD release (or any kind of release, for that matter). If you look hard enough on the Internet, though, you should be able to find a copy.

NOT to be confused with that certain ''other'' TV series named [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]].

[[AC: the cast included]]
* Brian [=McNamara=] as Jonathan Hays, Command Specialist: Age 21.
* Jason Michas as Jessie "Beanie" Bienstock, Computer Sciences: Age 14.
* Julia Montgomery as Dr. Sally Arthur, M.D., Space Medicine: Age 24.
* Tom Bresnahan as Huxley Welles, Navigation: Age 18.
* Dinah Gaston as Lani Miyori, Communication: Age 16.
* Margaret Langrick as Luz Sansone, Communication: Age 15.
* Bruce Harwood as Dr. Leland Eugene, M.D., Psychiatrist: Age 22.
* Duncan Regehr as Jacob Brown, Former Commander, Vanguard Explorer: Age 36.

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!! This show provides examples of:

* AbsentAliens: Although "Beanie" is well-known for his interest in extraterrestrials, there is no evidence in the mini-series that humans have yet encountered sentient alien life.
* AliensStealCable: At one point, Voyager catches up with some old radio waves.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: The Outlaw Technology Zone has turned Expo Tomorrow (the 2020 World's Fair) into one of these, with elements of CircusOfFear thrown in for variety.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The "Bauman Drive" that propels the Earth Star Voyager. Presumably allows FasterThanLightTravel.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Even though they ostensibly have the rank of Captain, Jacob Brown and Captain Forbes are each wearing the silver leaf insignia of a present-day Lieutenant Colonel. To be fair, this could simply be ArtisticLicense given we are, in fact, talking about a fictional space agency.
* BadassBeard: Captain Brown starts off clean shaven, and then is marooned alone on a space station for 6 years. When he is found by the Earth Star Voyager, he sports WildHair and a BeardOfBarbarism. After [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely]], he decides to keep a neatly trimmed BadassBeard.
** Since Brown is at least 10 years older than everyone else on the ship, the beard helps to reinforce that he is AFatherToHisMen.
* BeardOfBarbarism: Captain Brown has one of these after being marooned alone on Blue Star Gamma for 6 years.
* {{BFG}}: The Rail Gun and the Solar Laser.
* BigEater: Bienie.
* BigRedButton: On the HandyRemoteControl for the homemade railgun.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Kinda should have seen it coming that among a group of geek types, the traitor would be [[spoiler:the gym coach, Brody]].
* TheCaptain: Both Jonathan and Brown qualify.
* [[spoiler:CavalryBetrayal: Admiral Beasley shows up and turns out to be the mastermind behind the whole thing, planning to [[NewEden start the human race over]] on the newly discovered planet with the young, brainy crew.]]
* TheCharmer: Huxley
* ChekhovsGun: a relationship example, where Sally talks about being attracted to an older man in Part 1, and begins to fall for the older Jacob in Part 2.
* CliffHanger: The first part ends with one of these, while Jacob Brown and [[spoiler: Vance fight to the death]].
* CommandRoster
** TheCaptain: Captain Forbes, then Jonathan Hayes
** NumberTwo: Originally Jonathan, then Jacob Brown
** TheMedic: Sally Arthur
** AcePilot: Huxley Welles
** The Navigator: Luz Sansone
** The Computer: Priscilla
** TheSmartGuy: Jesse "Bienie" Bienstock
** The Shrink: Leland Eugene (Blame his parents)
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Brother]]: Jonathan to Bienie, and Jacob to Jonathan. Subverted when Sally [[spoiler:learns that her brother Vance mutinied and destroyed the Vanguard Explorer]].
* CoolShip: The titular vessel and the Assembly.
* CrapsackWorld: Earth is sinking into this, and Expo Tomorrow is [[Film/MadMax Thunderdome]] ''InSpace''!!!!!
* {{Cyborg}}: For some reason called "Shells" in the world of Earth Star Voyager. One of them is hiding on the wreck of the Vanguard Explorer. [[spoiler: Even Admiral Beasley seems to be one at the end.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Jacob Brown is very tight-lipped about what happened on board the Vanguard Explorer, until [[spoiler: Vance turns up as a BigBad out for revenge against Brown]].
* DateMyAvatar: The film plays this trope straight, but in reverse chronological order from usual. [[SpaceshipGirl Priscilla]] is the ship's computer, a large box of plastics and metals. Thus, Huxley is simply annoyed when she falls in love with him. However, when she shows him the picture of the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter that her personality was based on (possibly recorded from), he's amazed that a woman who looks like ''that'' would go for him. (Which doesn't change the fact that ''this'' Priscilla is, and always has been, plastics and metal.)
* DiabolicalMastermind: [[spoiler: Admiral Beasley]] is revealed to be one of these.
* EarthThatUsedToBeBetter: The Earth of 2088 is a world of acid rain and only partially breathable air. Jonathan and Beanie give an old woman a strange look after she says how she'll be "as right as rain" as soon as she catches her breath.
* EditedForSyndication: From a four-hour miniseries to a two-hour movie.
* EightiesHair
* EvilOverlord: [[spoiler:Vance Arthur]] sets [[spoiler: him]]self up as "Top Dog" of Expo Tomorrow.
* ExtyYearsFromNow: The main action of the film is set in 2088, exactly 100 years from the year the movie aired.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For a Disney movie, it features a surprisingly high body count and violence.
* AFatherToHisMen: Captain Jacob Brown and Captain Forbes.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Earth food of the future includes "Veggie Bioburgers" with optional "Amino Sauce", "Thermachips", and "Nutrishakes" with or without "Biocyclene". The characters are eating what looks like a seaweed patty with rice cakes for buns.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Just have a look at the workout scenes, and the more blatant sexual tension in several scenes between Sally and Jacob.
* GenerationShip: The ''Voyager'' is designed to act as one of these for its 26-year mission.
* HandyRemoteControl: Jacob Brown builds one for his railgun, complete with a BigRedButton. [[spoiler: Too bad it [[PlotDrivenBreakdown doesn't work!]]]]
* HeroicRematch: Jacob Brown vs. [[spoiler: Vance Arthur. Brown loses his ship when Vance leads the successful mutiny, but then defeats Vance in hand-to-hand combat on Expo Tomorrow.]]
* HumanPopsicle: the crew has "cryo-sleep chambers" to slow the aging process during the voyage. They don't look particularly chilly, though.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jonathan has the skills necessary to manually pilot the ship through the Junk Belt because of a game called "Dodge 'em", which he played when he was 7 years old.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The show's impossible to legally acquire.
* TheLancer: Jacob Brown.
* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: A distaff example of the LikesOlderWomen trope: Ship's doctor Sally. She mentions to Jonathan in Part 1 how [[HotForTeacher she had a crush on her math teacher]] during her first year at the academy. She is also clearly attracted to Jacob Brown in Part 2. She's 24. He's 36.
* LoveTriangle: One develops among Jonathan, Sally and Jacob.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: ''Earth☆Star Voyager''
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Completely turned on its ear, as here the ship's ''computer'' Priscilla has a blatant crush on Huxley. Huxley is not amused, but the rest of the CommandRoster thinks it's hilarious.
** Given that Priscilla is the personality of a woman in her late 30's, and Huxley is either 18 or 19, does that make the computer a cougar?
* PilotMovie: given away by the opening TitleSequence that gives you the name, position, and age of each member of the CommandRoster.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Vance, who was First Officer under Jacob Brown on the Vanguard Explorer before leading a successful mutiny against Brown in the opening scene. This is assuming he wasn't already evil, in which case he would be a DeceptiveDisciple. The miniseries simply doesn't give us enough background on the reason for the mutiny to settle this.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Hoo, boy. Where to begin? The big question is how much time actually elapses between the ship's launch and Assembly, given that the latter takes place in another star system and the crew does not age visibly.
** Case in point: Their final destination is about 20 light years away, and the trip is expected to take about 13 years. Suppose the events of the movie take place over a 2 month period. After 2 months, they've reached a binary star system, which can be no closer than 4 light years if "Twin Suns" is indeed Alpha Centauri. So...they went 20% of the way in 2 months, but they need ''more than 12 years'' to go the final 80%?
** Also, space station Blue Star Gamma, Expo Tomorrow, and the wreck of the Vanguard Explorer must all be relatively near to each other.
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Disney does ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as filtered through [[DisneyThemeParks EPCOT Center's Future World]].
** Not entirely surprising given that this was filmed around the same time that ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' came on the air.
* SpaceshipGirl: Priscilla, in the "[[Series/{{Dollhouse}} brain wedge]]" sense.
* StockFootage: Almost every pass of the ship is recycled over and over and over. Doesn't help that almost every shot is reused for the credits.
* TeenGenius: Over half of the crew, it would seem.
* UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}: Was shot entirely on location there, with a fair number of the actors being Canadian. Some parts were filmed in the Soviet Pavilion built for Expo '86.
* WeAreEverywhere: The Outlaw Technology Zone, which at one point controlled nearly half the Earth, but was ultimately defeated and kicked off the planet. The OTZ seems to have operatives all over the place.
* WildHair: Captain Brown has this after being marooned alone on Blue Star Gamma for 6 years.
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