Number of Original Series Episodes: 92
(91 Series+1 "lost episode")
Episoded Accounted for: 36
Unknown Episodes: 56
referenced to but not attributable:
#31, #6, #22
Mystery of Stasis" - In this exciting
episode the planet Stasis suddenly deviates from its orbit and is set
to collide with the Ugonian asteroid belt. In a race to evacuate any
life forms from the planet, the NSEA Protector is caught in a meteor
shower from the outer ring of the asteroid belt. Disabled, they are
forced to land on the planet for repairs where they find themselves in
a planetary aura that compels them to tell only the truth. The crew
must find a way to over come the aura and the problems that it causes,
make the necessary repairs and escape the planet before it is
destroyed in the asteroid belt.
Two Faces of Avsnoyl" - On the planet
Avsnoyl, the crew encounters an amiable race of folks. Soon the
Commander discovers that their new-found friends are merely after
their stock of virrilium combustible. When the Protector refuses to
give them their fuel, the Avsnoylians turn violent. At the end of the
episode, in a terse, chess-like confrontation, the Commander must
justify to NSEA Headquarters why he needed to obliterate such
seemingly "benign" life-forms.
Crack in the Mirror" - The NSEA Protector
butts into an impenetrable magnetic shield with reflective qualities.
As the crew tries to figure how to penetrate the wall, there's a
slight shift in magnetic alignment and Lt. Madison falls to the other
side through a crack in the time-space continuum. As always, our good
Commander must save Lt. Madison, by blasting through the shield, or
traveling eons in the other direction to find her. He finds a crack in
the mirror by facing his worst fear - the fear that though he has
repeatedly shown valor in the line of duty, he will one day lack
courage at a crucial moment.
Scithyan Syndrome" - In this classic
episode we see Dr. Lazarus' real mettle as a warrior as he saves the
Protector and its crew from a trap set by their treacherous
"allies," the Scithyans. The episode starts with our heroes
going to a state dinner aboard the Scithyan craft. Everything seems on
the up-and-up until a couple of Scithyans -- flying on Cerebrum
Crystals and Gat Extract -- force Lt. Madison away from the rest of
the crew and into an adjacent room. When the Commander intervenes, the
Scithyans disdainfully chew the roots of a Goppa plant and squirt a
paralyzing secretion at him and his men. Fortunately Dr. Lazarus
happens to be immune to the paralyzing agent and is pitted against the
now rabid horde of Scithyans. After a uncharacteristically brutal
dogfight in which Dr. Lazarus outwits and out hits his short-minded
adversaries, he rescues the beautiful Lt. Madison and the rest of the
crew. The episode ends aboard the Protector with the crew laughing at
their Mak'Tar friend's heroics while he enjoys a well-deserved big
bowl of his beloved Kep-Mok Bloodticks.
Angel Dust of Abraxas" - After the
Protector passes through a strange dust cloud in the Abraxas Quadrant
the ship starts to structurally change on a molecular level where each
atom turns to the base element of carbon, duplicating over and over
like a cancer. In order to quell the spreading tumor Taggart takes
drastic measures and flies through the super-heated aurora of a sun to
irradiate the ship's cancer.
Two Lovers of Medusa" - Playing mediator
between the warring Gdonks and the Ssazzbatts, Commander Taggart
becomes the object of affection for each of the opposing female
leaders. Unfortunately for the Commander both Gdonk and Ssazzbatt
lovers dismember their mates after copulation. To save the universe
from another cataclysmic war, as well as his well-worn fanny, Taggart
has to make both females lose interest in him, escape from the planet
Medusa in one piece, and still broker a peace accord.
Ambassador's Gambit" - During a high level
diplomatic meeting, Tommy Webber unwittingly pulls the ultimate faux
paus and shakes the hand of the KQU-flux ambassador. According to KQU-flux
custom, Tommy must fight to the death the ambassador's chosen
champion. The ambassador picks - Lt. Tawny Madison.
Planet of Dr. Garbanian" - In this classic
episode the Commander and crew of the NSEA Protector encounter a small
planet hidden behind a double-starred nebula. Dr. Garbanian, the
inhabitant of the planet, is an amiable enough host, until the nature
of his experiments is revealed: Garbanian believes the universe is
intended to be populated by one type of being which is a hybrid of all
other beings. To accelerate the process he has developed a Gamma-Microcoagulant
Ray that can transform whole planets in one swoop. Fortunately the
Commander and the crew foil his plans and arrest the doctor.
Bivrakium Element" - The episode begins
with Commander Taggart bravely standing his ground against an alien
army on the planet Peraxis 5, saving the life of his closest friend
and advisor, Dr. Lazarus. As the smoke settles the episode takes a
Rashomon-like turn with Dr. Lazarus, Commander Taggart, Lt. Madison,
and Tech Sergeant Chen telling a court martial how they got engaged in
battle with the aliens.
Never Forget" - In this tear jerker about
friendship and commitment Dr. Lazarus finds himself pregnant with his
mother's child. (His species carries the fertilized embryo in a volvac
sac until certain hormonal changes brought on by behavioral patterns
occur.) The good doctor has to choose between the service he loves and
fatherhood. The Commander is torn up when he receives his friend's
resignation, only to be relieved when he learns that the suspected
pregnancy were merely stomach cramps brought on by batch of bad
of Delos 5" -
EPISODE# 15 - The crew of the Protector arrives at Delos 5
after another NSEA ship, the Trojan, is inexplicably moored on the
surface of the planet. Soon after their arrival, crew members of the
Protector start experiencing sudden passionate urges triggered by the
sweet mist that mysteriously blankets the planet without warning. Just
as quickly, the mist dissipates leaving many crew members in
compromising situations. The Commander quickly realizes that the
planet's passion-mist led to the grounding of the Trojan and the
disappearance of its crew. While trying to avoid the same fate,
Taggart is suddenly overcome with passion towards Lt. Madison. As they
fall into each others arms and vanish into the mist, Taggart realizes
that he can only save his crew by conquering his untamed
libido.Showing tremendous strength Taggart overcomes Lt. Madison's
flirtations and directs his ship away from the salacious planet.
Quasar Dilemma" - EPISODE
# 16 - A sentient takes control of ship -
No synopsis available: Episode referred to by the Character
Brandon in the screenplay. Also appears as the title on a prop script
used in the Convention scene.
Hair Shirt" - After the NSEA Protector
chases a Zatchzxy battle barge into a polluted worm hole, the crew of
the ship find themselves plagued with accelerated hair growth.
Fortunately Dr. Lazarus must find an antidote before the ship's drains
clog for good.
Decision" - During a routine mission in the
Zarnon constellation a molecular plasma ray accidentally splits
Commander Taggart's body in half. It is up to Dr. Lazarus to keep the
two halves of the good Commander alive until they can figure out how
to make him whole again while battling the rebellious Zarnonians who
have siezed the moment and decide to attack the ship.
Two Worlds of Dilirium" - On hand to
chronicle the creation of a new black hole in the Dilirium Nebula the
Protector is positioned in too close as the hole as it inexplicably
splits in two. Similarly, the Protector spawns a perfect duplicate of
the ship and crew. To rectify the situation Commander Taggart has to
return back in time to moments before the splitting and move the ship
away from the black hole.
Icicles of Pentillium" - In the icy expanse
of the planet Pentillium nothing is what it seems. The NSEA Protector
is called to duty at Pentillium after an unannounced thermal-neutron
blast sends ripples through the Milky Way. The blast puts the galaxy
itself on the brink of war. Commander Taggart and his crew discover
that a holo-plant on the surface of Pentillium actually faked the
blast in an attempt to undermine the Galactic Peace Accord. In a
desperate race against time Taggart has to uncover those responsible
for the simulated blast to save the crumbling galactic alliance.
Spirals of the Pryll'a Nebula" - Something
is rotten in the Ptryll'a Nebula and it's notthe cheese. It seems that
the crew of the NSEA Protector became stuck in a time warp in which
they are repeatedly re-living the same 12-hour period. While
entrenched in their solipsism, their dreaded Meechan enemies have
usurped the Protector and are attacking the neighboring allied
colonies. This time it is Lieutenant Laredo who uncovers the foil when
he hears a transmission from one of the victimized spaceships claiming
that the Protector has attacked them. With the help of Tech Sergeant
Chen they rig a Time-Extractor Pod to extricate their comrades from
their never-ending time loop.
Bet on Sundays" - While coming out from
thrust drive the Protector runs into another vessel, a small space
junket. They evacuate the crew of rogue space gypsies from the smaller
ship and hose them in the Protector's guest quarters. On the way to
transporting their new passengers to a safe haven, Commander Taggart
becomes involved in a game of chance and looses the NSEA Protector to
the gypsy commander.
Two Moons of Mee'Kan" - The magma fields of
the two moons of Mee'Kan produce a particular type of radiation that
drives human being to extreme acts of violence. When the NSEA
Protector unknowingly enters within it's radiation field, affable Lt.
Laredo's aggressive behavior boils out of control. Medicated and
bound, he is able to escape the Medic Bay and engages in a campaign of
sabotage and terror. As others too have been affected by the violent
radiation, the ship plunges into a Tower-of-Babel-like state of
self-destruction. Again, it is left to Dr. Lazarus -- the only non
human aboard -- to discover the problem and develop an antidote to
remedy the situation.
Pupae Farm" - A mega space wasp captures
the Protector and flies it to its home world nest. There it buries the
ship and lays a multitude of eggs on the hull. Not wanting to become
insect food, the Commander and crew device a way to kill the deadly
insect and destroy its rapidly developing spawn.
Price of Peace" - When the Protector is
used to hold an intergalactic peace conference a Gdonk delegate claims
political prosecution and defects to the NSEA. The Protector is
immediately surrounded by an armada of Gdonk heavy cruisers and given
twenty-four hours to surrender. Commander Taggart uses a prototype
mime simulife to mimic the Gdonk delegate and buy enough time to
escape with the real Gdonk.
Shape Shifter of Textorian 3" - When the
Protector on-loads core fuel from the penal mining station on the far
ring around the planet Textorian 3, they unwittingly bring on board
six hardened space convicts. Mutants who can shape shift into any form
they want. They capture and hide away the Protector's officers one
after another and just as their takeover is almost complete (when they
finally master the difficult shift into Lazarus' form) the delayed
effects from exposure to the fuel contaminants eventually causes them
to boil from the inside out.
in Time" - In this highly unusual episode
the NSEA Protector becomes trapped in a wormhole time bump in which
the crew views their own deaths. As Tech Sargeant Chen tries to get
all system back online, the crew finds their ship haunted with the
ghosts of themselves. It is up to Taggart to device a way to extricate
themselves from the situation by cunningly enlisting the help of their
very own ghost images.
the Magnificent" - In this bizarre episode
we get to meet the evil Hal'Pern, the Magnificent He will wow you with
his magic show, inspire tears with his poetry, and lull you into the
warmest of friendships - only to pick your pockets clean when he has
gained your trust. However, the crew is assigned to bring Hal'Pern
alive and well to the emperor of Zarzipo, or the Universe will suffer
the diplomatic consequences. Hal'Pern tries to trick his way back to
freedom, but the alert eyes of Tech Sargeant Chen catches every one of
from Tev'Meck" - Dr. Lazarus is tortured by
nightmares of his harrowing escape from the planet Tev'Meck. The
visions become more acute as the Protector approaches the Mirad'llah
Constellation. There, the true source of Dr. Lazarus' despair becomes
evident. A pocket of evil Meechans have set up camp in one of the
moons of Doras. Of course, the Meechans were the species that
conquered and destroyed the peace loving Mak'Tars back when Dr.
Lazarus was a child. Overcome with anger, Dr. Lazarus sets off on a
mission to avenge the bygone holocaust. Stopped by the Commander
before recklessly violating the Galactic Peace Accord, the crew of the
NSEA Protector manage to arrest the despicable Meechan warriors for
armament and biologic transgressions.
is the Tommorrow of our Yesterdays"
- Synopsis unavailable - Episode
listed in "The Questarion Directive and Collector Cards.
to Planet Amexon" -
Stricken by a space virus, Dr. Lazarus is bedridden and hallucinating
while the onboard computer has been mysteriously switched off. As his
condition worsens, Lt. Madison, who is nursing him, begins to
comprehend the nature of his mutterings. She tries to convince Capt.
Taggart that the gods of Tev'Mek are speaking through Lazarus, trying
to tell them how to save the warrior-diplomat from certain death. The
Commander finds her prognosis ridiculous and thinks nothing further on
Soon the voices of the Tev-Mek elders contact Lt. Madison in a dream.
They tell her how to save Lazarus by taking him to the planet Amexon
and bathing him in the Spring of Adirolf. To direct the Protector to
Amexon Lt. Madison has to temporary take command of the Protector and
put the crew in a state of stasis. Once the vessel arrives at Amexon,
the beautiful Lieutenant realizes that she unwittingly led the
Protector into a trap set by Rulfian separatist in their constant
guerrilla war against the Galactic Peace Accord. With the rest of the
crew in stasis Ms. DeMarco battles the troop of bestial Rulfian
soldiers. Once she unravels the bio-telepathic ruse used against her
and Dr. Lazarus, she is able to awaken the doctor. While he takes
control of the ship and steers it away from Amexon, Lt. Madison brings
the rest of the crew back from stasis. The episode ends with the
onboard computer coming back on-line and Lt. Madison cheerfully
repeating status information from her chair on the command deck.
Taste For Nothing"" - While
on a routine mission to the fuel depot on M'Yurg 47, Sgt. Chen, Lt.
Laredo and two other Protector crew members are taken hostage by
Eonids, local creatures who live under the direct command of galactic
arch-enemy, Pladvog. Although based on the human model, Eonids lack
eyes, ears, noses, mouths and hands, making them easy prey for
Pladvog's telepathic mind control.
At any rate, the Eonids wrap Laredo and the others in half-cocoons
made from spider-like spinning material. Pladvog offers to trade the
captives for Capt. Taggart's fuel codes for all quadrants of the
universe. Knowing this would put the galaxy at the mercy of Pladvog,
Taggart refuses to comply and plots a way to save his colleagues from
this impossible situation.
Pladvog orders the Eonids kill one of the crew members by completing
the cocoon, which would slowly strangle him. Taggart eventually gets
the upper hand by telepathically signal jamming the Eonids and is able
to rescue his close-to-be-strangled comrade. All hell breaks loose
when Taggart switches the telepathic transmissions causing a rebellion
among the Eonids against Pladvog's iron-fisted psychic grip.
Cthulian Craft" - One of the more puzzling
and metaphysical episodes in GQ history. Responding to an
emergency locator beacon, the Protector homes in on the planet Cthulaj,
a two-sun, five-moon orb in the far corner of the Olian 11 Galaxy. The
signal is pinpointed near the center of the planet's capital city, an
urban area hauntingly similar to late 20th century Earth. In pod
disks, Capt. Taggart, Dr. Lazarus and Lt. Madison land and are greeted
by pleasant, very human-like creatures who cheerfully escort them to
their leader, Merseen. Merseen is bewildered by the radio beacon
report but welcomes the trio to look for its source.
Though the Cthulian cheerfulness charms and relaxes Taggart and
Madison, Dr. Lazarus continues to look for the source of the now
silent beacon. After tracing the beacon to its exact source the good
Doctor uncovers a subculture of elderly Galactic Union scientists,
philosophers, artists and others imprisoned in a very modern
Confronted with the discovery, Merseen confesses to holding the senior
intellectuals in the hope of learning how to have feelings. Taggart
demands their freedom, Merseen objects, prepares for war, but all is
set right when a few elder Galactic Unionists agree to stay on Cthula
to live with its people.
Premonition" - This one is considered the
worst written episode in GQ history. After tinkering with the
molecular conveyor belt, Sgt. Chen notices Capt. Taggart and Lt.
Madison strangely changed after they return from the distant Z'tara
Planet. Taggart, unable to focus on running the ship, refers all
questions to "the his friend the monkey." Madison keeps
falling a sleep and mumbling incoherently. Dr. Lazarus, deeply
disturbed by their cheerful stupidity, takes over command after
Taggart suggests rewiring the ship for improved performance.
As their conditions worsen, Lazarus goes to Z'tara to investigate the
source of their rapidly deteriorating condition. There he discovers
ancient-looking duplicates of the entire Protector crew ready to be
activated and sent back aboard . Dr. Lazarus avoids being supplanted
by cloaking himself with a magneto-reflective shield and locates the
real Capt. Taggart and Lt. Madison and returns with them onboard.
Following is a hilarious scene in which Taggart and Madison battle and
destroy their dull-witted duplicates while the duplicates spew out
torrents of nonsense. The episode ends with Dr. Lazarus, on deck,
sipping his newfound favorite drink, the Martini.
Nixvowls Uprising" - In
this most excellent episode Gath'gor, Sarris and Ngh'f, three outlaws
of the planet Nixvowls, unite to destroy the Protector. First, the
evil trio challenges the Protector to a straight shoot-out around at
the Megabuckle Asteroid Belt in the ATV-54 Nebula. The intense
fighting catapults Ngh'f into a parallel universe, and seriously
damages the Protector's plasma emitters.
To repair the damage, Capt. Taggart orders a Mark 11 departure from
the area, with Gath'gor and Sarris in hot pursuit. Split-second
maneuvering and near misses with passing comets has most of the
Protector crew bouncing around the spaceship, but succeeds in slinging
Sarris through a time knot, leaving only Gath'gor to fulfill their vow
to destroy the Protector.
To recover from their space sickness, Taggart and Dr. Lazarus land on
the anti-energy planet of Dezap, where anything electronic is useless.
In a cave near a soothing waterfall, they are cornered by Gath'gor and
some of his men. Gath'gor and Taggart get into epic hand-to-hand
combat. They roll around until Taggart emerges victorious from
underneath the waterfall with Gath'gor commander belt in his hands.
Omega Mutiny" -
EPISODE # 19 - Synopsis unavailable
- Episode title from title on a prop script used in convention scene
on Voltrex 3" -
EPISODE # 81 - Synopsis
unavailable - Referred to in Movie. Episode Where Guy
Fleegman's Character, "crewman 6" is killed by a lava
monster in the first five minutes of the episode.
2 -EPISODE #23?) -
Synopsis unavailable - Episode title from title on a prop script used in
Pleasures Of Tauran -(YEAR
2 -EPISODE #37?) -
Synopsis unavailable - Episode title from title on a prop script used in
Lazerus" -(YEAR 3 -EPISODE #55?) - Synopsis unavailable
- Episode title from title on a prop script used in convention scene