Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus.

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Chris Brancato
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sebastian Spence ...  Cade Foster 66 episodes, 1998-2001
Rob LaBelle ...  Crazy Eddie 65 episodes, 1998-2001
Roger Cross ...  Joshua / ... 27 episodes, 1998-2001
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Reformed thief Cade Foster discovers that aliens are among us in the form of genetic clones, intent on enslaving the population. To assess the human potential to fight back, they gather data from 117 test subjects. When Foster remembers the tests conducted on him, the aliens frame him for his wife's murder. Pursued by the police and a mysterious government agent, Foster discovers the quatrains of Nostradamus, which tells of three waves which will destroy the planet, unless a "twice blessed man" can stop them. Aided by a quirky cyber-journalist, Foster investigates strange occurrences which have ties to Nostradamus' quatrains, hoping to find what he needs to forestall the aliens' plans. Written by Ronos

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Official Sites:

Space [Canada]

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az első hullám See more »

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Runtime:

(66 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was offered to the Sci-Fi Channel for U.S. broadcast in late 1998. The network picked up the series for 66 episodes before they had aired even one. First Wave premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in March of 1999. Due to disappointing ratings, the series was cancelled after the three season contract ended in 2001. See more »

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Eddie: Sometimes madmen turn out to be prophets.
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Many episodes contain nudity which are only uncensored in the overseas market. For the North American market the nude scenes are either cropped out or re-shot. See more »

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An outstanding Sci Fi series not to be missed.
13 October 2002 | by docpSee all my reviews

Contrary to the views of another reviewer, I find this series outstandingly entertaining and my wife and I have been addicted to every episode. I am in my 50's and have a postgraduate degree - so much for moronic, sex-craved teens only! It is excellent escapism. No-one is suggesting that the programme is 'realistic' - that could hardly be described as the purpose of most SciFi TV series - but it does hold one intrigued from the beginning of the first series to the end of the last to find out how, if at all, everything is going to work out. The 'prophecies' of Nostradamus add a novel twist to everything and since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I should imagine that Nostradamus would feel well flattered indeed by this programme and the only somersaults he will be turning in his grave will be one's of delight. I would suggest that this programme be accepted for what it is and that one should not expect it to be deeply meaningful or anything else that it does not purport to be. It is well acted and directed throughout and I would recommend it unreservedly.


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