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The Excalibur crew
Captain Matthew Gideon
Played by: Gary Cole
The captain of the Excalibur.
- Exact Words: On a particular mission, Gideon is under orders by a diplomat to not to stop for anything, even to rescue a pilot in distress (Lochley). His playing with these orders leads to having the ship "swallow" the distressed pilot's ship as it passes by. Technically, he never stopped...
- Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: With Lochley after the Lorkans try to kill them.
- The Kirk
- Pragmatic Hero: Downplayed later on.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!:
- Part of why Sheridan chose him is because Gideon would not let diplomacy get in the way of completing his mission.
- In "Visitors from Down the Street", he sends messages to the alien world's populace about how their government has been controlling them through a conspiracy that blames Earth for their problems. At the end, Matheson comments that there'd probably be people who would see Gideon's decision as bad, but he doesn't care.
- He manages to rescue a distressed pilot (who turns out to be Lochley) via Exact Words despite an Obstructive Bureaucrat ordering him not to stop for anything.
- Had the show not been cancelled, he and his crew would've discovered a conspiracy involving EarthForce experimenting with Shadow technology, and they would've attempted to expose it, only to go on the run.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After realizing that the Hyperspace creatures are attempting to mate with his ship, he immediately orders the ship back online (Galen having advised going offline) and to get them the hell out of there.
Species: Human (Technomage)
Played by: Peter Woodward
Played by: David Allen Brooks
- Porn Stash: In one episode, he gives a report on a data crystal to Gideon and fails to realize until later that he wrote over a bunch of his human-alien Porn Stash videos or he gave the wrong data crystal. It becomes a Running Gag throughout the episode until the end when Gideon and Dureena use it to distract some guards. The Anatomically Impossible Sex is Head-Tiltingly Kinky.
Doctor Sarah Chambers
Played by: Marjean Holden
Played by: Carrie Dobro