Alone against the future
|German title||Alone against the future|
|Original title||Early edition|
|Country of production||United States|
|Episodes||90 in 4 seasons|
|genre||Fantasy , drama|
Deborah Joy LeVine
Patrick Q. Page
|music||WG Snuffy Walden|
|First broadcast||Sep 28, 1996 (USA) on CBS|
|September 2, 1997 on ProSieben|
Alone Against the Future is an American television series penned by Ian Abrams , Bob Brush , Deborah Joy LeVine , Patrick Q. Page and Vic Rubenfeld . It was first broadcast on September 28, 1996 by CBS . The last episode aired in the United States on May 27, 2000.
In Germany you could see the series on ProSieben , VOX and later on Sat.1 and Tele 5 , but also on pay TV on DF1 and Premiere World . Sat.1 showed the fourth and final season as a free TV premiere in 2002 .
The series is about a Chicago stockbroker named Gary Hobson ( Kyle Chandler ) who gets the newspaper ( Chicago Sun-Times ) from a red cat every day the following day. Using the headlines, he tries to prevent future accidents and disasters and thus save human lives. At his side are his greedy friend Chuck Fishman (who keeps trying to win the lottery) and the blind secretary Marissa Clark with her dog Spike.
|Gary Hobson||Kyle Chandler||Joachim Tennstedt||1-90|
|Chuck Fishman||Fisher Stevens||Andreas Mueller||1-45, 52, 71 & 86|
|Marissa Clark||Shanesia Davis-Williams||Irina von Bentheim||1-90|
|Erica Paget||Kristy Swanson||Maud Ackermann||47-68|
|Patrick Quinn||Billie Worley||Oliver Field||46-74|
|Henry Paget||Myles Jeffrey||unknown||47-68|
|Marion Crumb||Ron Dean||Bert Franzke||1–22, 37–45, 64, 79, 84 & 89|
|Phil Pritchard||Marc Vann||Ingolf Gorges||1|
|Eberhard Prüter||9 + 10|
|Marcia Hobson||Rya Kihlstead||Andrea Solter||1–3 & 10|
|Boswell||James Deuter||Helmut Heyne||1-24|
|Harry Hawks||Joe Griffiath||Wilfried Herbst||4th|
|Gerald Paradise||9 + 14|
|Morris Sandford||John Watson Sr.||Hermann Ebeling||4+ 14, 15 & 53|
|Bernie Hobson||William Devane||Friedrich Georg Beckhaus||22, 66 and 70|
|Michael Telloke||40 and 43|
|Lois Hobson||Tess Harper||Evelyn Marron||40, 43, 55, 63, 66, 70, 80, 88 and 90|
|Robin||Ellen Mills||Katrin Schell||32-35|
|Molly Green||Mimi dear||Rita Engelmann||36|
|Friederike Aust||53 & 68|
|Miguel Diaz||Luis Antonio Ramos||Charles Rettinghaus||70, 73, 75 + 76 & 83|
|Brigatti||Constance Marie||Karin David||53, 64, 72, 75 + 76 & 86|
|Armstrong||Michael Whaley||Mathias Einert||63, 68, 75 + 76, 83 & 88|
On June 24, 2008, the first season with all 23 episodes was released on six DVDs in the USA. As bonus material there are promo videos of the episodes. Paramount released the second season on July 28, 2009 with no bonus material.
- Against the only future in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Alone against the future at Fernsehserien.de
- Early Edition on DVD ( Memento of the original from November 9, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Early Edition - 2nd Season Formally Announced ( Memento of the original dated May 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.