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In the Fold (1996)

Star Command (original title)
A crew of freshly graduated space navy cadets find themselves fighting with opponents from breakaway Earth colonies after their commanding officers are killed in an attack.


Jim Johnston




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Underwood ... Ens. Kenneth 'Ken' Oort
Jennifer Bransford ... Ens. Ali McGinty
Chris Conrad ... Ens. Tully Vallis
Tembi Locke ... Ens. Meg Dundee
Kelly Hu ... Ens. Yukiko Fujisaki
Ivan Sergei ... Ens. Phillip Jackson
Eva Habermann ... Ens. Johanna Pressler
Morgan Fairchild ... Cmdr. Sigrid Ivorstetter
Chad Everett ... Cmdr. Shane Ridnaur
Hans Martin Stier Hans Martin Stier ... Capt. Elliot
John Hadden John Hadden ... Gage Balfour
Nigel Bennett ... Cyno Commander
Michael Coatman Michael Coatman ... Cyno Intelligence Officer
Jonathan Kinsler ... Wa Thondu
Nancy Buell Nancy Buell ... Adm. Cecilia Oort


A bunch of young and impulsive space navy cadets make their first real space flight and realize that the attack they suffered was not a training mission. They lose their senior officers in the opening battle, then through luck and guile attempt to defend a helpless colony. They face the enemy alone and have the chance to save the world, and maybe to prevent the war? Can the cadets conquer the more experienced, stronger and much more evil enemy? Written by Peter 'grin' Gervai <grin@tolna.net>

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Release Date:

11 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

ICC Berlin, Berlin, Germany See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The console seen up close in 2 scenes is actually a guitar multi-effects pedal (the small display shows: 1-3 and the word 'bank' is written underneath). See more »

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Perky cadets in short skirts? What's not to like?
20 February 2001 | by kmccabe-See all my reviews

Most of the reviews are pretty negative, but I have to admit that I rather enjoyed this piece of hokum. Someone compared the film to the Hornblower stories and I have to agree, but I'll go one step further and suggest that the Hornblower influence comes via David Feintuch's Nicholas Seafort books, the first of which, Midshipman's Hope, must have appeared a year or so before this film.

The parallels are almost too striking. Junior Officers on first cruise in space, Senior officers killed in sneak attack, one hero becomes captain, sense of honour forces him to execute traitor, overcomes incredible odds, defeats enemy, etc, etc, etc. Leaving aside the hokey teen telemovie elements, this film contains a lot of the classic story elements that you often find the best space operas but rarely find in effects-driven, high-concept, Trek inspired Sci-fi films we are forced to contend with.

Go on, give it chance -- A guilty pleasure.

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