I am remembering a sci fi TV show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault rifles, maybe energy based, maybe bullets, but looking basically along the lines of special forces assault teams (along the lines of SG-1 type weaponry).

I think humans could be converted some how, similar to the Borg of Star Trek and the eyes were the way to tell if someone was human or not.

I want to say it was titled something like EarthX or Earth3000 or something like that, but I've tried Googling those with no results, so that is probably wrong.


  • This was in the US. I'm not sure of the channel or syndication, but at the time I know we only had ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS. I'm pretty sure it wasn't on PBS.
  • I'm not sure of any 'in universe' planet names.
  • This was live-action, not anime.
  • Aliens were humanoid and looked normal, except for the eyes.
  • Overall 'look' of the show was dark and industrial futuristic, not the clean, white futuristic look.
  • Few, if any, special effects
  • Seemed aimed at adults, no comic 'barney the dinosaur' style characters or similar. Definitely more like SG-1 than anything else I can think of (minus the actual Stargate of course)
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    Can you include information like what country this was in, whether it was syndicated or on a major network, or anything else along that line?
    – Tango
    May 6 '13 at 4:50
  • Having searched imdb.com/tv and thetvdb.com there is no TV show with the word "earth" in the title from 1980 to 2000 that fits.
    – Reactgular
    May 9 '13 at 18:40
  • Could this have been an episode from The Outer Limits?
    – Reactgular
    May 9 '13 at 18:41
  • I have been trying to find out about a similar TV show! I have a vague memory of watching a series about humans on an alien planet (or the other way round) where they were driving around in 4WDs and there was acid rain etc....it is really bugging me!!! I don't think it was star trek or anything.
    – user4947
    May 24 '13 at 13:39
  • I don't know if this can help you out, but here's a List of science fiction television programs that could give you some insights of the TV Show name (or not). May 24 '13 at 14:28

The answer is Space: Above and Beyond.

The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

David Duchovny played such a character called Handsome Al who was a silicate (an artificial humanoid that was designed to fight in a war but turned on the humans)

  • Here's a link about the show, with a picture of Duchovny's weird eyes more than halfway down.
    – FredH
    Jun 14 '13 at 1:46
  • That series had some interesting ideas and a couple of good shows - the one with William Sadler as a beyond-the-edge pilot with a taste for Johnny Cash music is a lesser-known classic.
    – lonstar
    Mar 6 '14 at 5:09

I think it must be Earth: Final Conflict from 1997, this is the plot summary from IMDb:

An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of it's ensemble cast.

  • Sorry, I don't think that's it. The aliens were humanoid, but no makeup (other than maybe a bit of paleness), so the Taelons aren't right. Thanks for helping though.
    – David
    May 6 '13 at 20:26
  • I don't remember anything about infected humans being distinguishable by their eyes, but the Borg-like conversion of humans took place in the 5th season, when the Taelons had been replaced by the "Atavus". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atavus youtube.com/watch?v=jqd4_B0iMOE If you want to see if that's the show you're looking for, check season 5. May 6 '13 at 20:29

Could it be Invasion Earth (1998) TV series. The alien was humanoid with dark cat like eyes.

  • No, but the atmosphere of that show is a lot closer to what I am remembering. Thanks for helping though.
    – David
    May 9 '13 at 16:47

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