Dead Television Reviews: Homeboys In Outer Space

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of a terrible 90s sitcom, its 21 episode mission: to exploit and satirize the sci-fi genre, to seek out corny one-liners and even cornier jokes. To boldly go where every parody sitcom has gone before.

Homeboys In Outer Space ran for one season on UPN from 1996 to 1997. The show stars Daryl Bell (fresh from A Different World) as Capt. Morris Clay and a then unknown Flex Alexander (known as Flex at the time) as Ty Walker. The duo are portrayed as soldiers of fortune who flew arround in their “Space Hoopty” usually running errands for Ty’s brother-in-law an alien named Vashti played by Kevin Michael Richardson.

Other characters include a bounty hunter named Amma, Morris and Ty’s sassy AI Loquitia, a snooty android named Android Lloyd Wellington III and possibly the worst one of the bunch was played by the late James Doohan he played an engineer named Pippen (get it?)

Despite being a god awful series they manage to get a lot of notable guest stars including:

John Astin (The Adams Family)

George Tekei (Star Trek The Original Series)

Gary Coleman (Diff’rent Strokes)

Tempest Bledsoe (The Cosby Show)

Erik Estrada (CHiPS)

Little Richard

Burt Ward (Batman 60s TV Show)

Casey Kasem (Transformers G1)

John Lithgow (3rd Rock From The Sun)

And if you can believe it, hell if you can find a video of this, Sir Anthony Hopkins was on the show playing the president.

The minute this show came on the air, everyone hated this show, critics, fans of sci-fi. The show was also featured on TV Guide’s 50 worst TV shows of all time.

There are a coulple of videos that can be viewed on youtube that are related to the show, but thats as far as the show really came after its cancellation.

Set a course for next time!

RANK 1 out of 5

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