Roddenberry’s “Earth: Final Conflict,” was discovered years after his
death and commonly called “the lost manuscript.” It was the most
interesting and unique show I have ever had the privilege of watching.
Instead of the typical sci fi show in which
humans explore the stars, aliens have come to us. The Taelons, who call themselves
the Companions, seem to be a gentle and advanced people, who eliminate war, starvation, and many other major concerns on Earth. Humans see these Companions as the saviors of the world, but a secret organization
forms against these aliens, suspicious that they are here for reasons other than what they are claiming. The Taelons, it appears, have an agenda besides saving the Earth.
The Resistance comes across bizarre experiments involving Taelon/human hybrids, biological weapons, and many other
things that the Taelons cover up from the general public.
In an attempt to discover the Taelons'
true agenda, the Resistance recruits a policeman, William Boone,
to become a Taelon Protector. A Protector is assigned to one Companion at all
times and must protect them against anything that may cause harm to the aliens. In
order to become a Protector, Boone allowed himself to be implanted with a CVI—a cyber viral implant
devised by the aliens, which serves as a mind enhancer and also is connected to a skrill, a biological weapon which attaches
itself to the forearm and serves as a powerful weapon.
Boone became Protector
of Da’an, one of the key Companions in the Synod, the group of Taelons who serve as a council over all the Taelons. For one year, Boone did all that he could to bring the Resistance closer to the truth
about the Taelons, driven by his wife’s death—caused in part by the Taelons—almost to the point of obsession. In the end, an alien, a Kimera called Ha’gel, who vowed vengeance
against the Taelons, killed Boone while trying to complete his mission to destroy Da’an.
Before Ha’gel died,
however, he conceived a son with another Protector, Agent Beckett, who grew to adulthood within nine hours. Liam Kincaid was exceptionally
intelligent and possessed a triple helix DNA structure as a result of his unique heritage.
It took a long time for the Resistance to trust him, but Liam proved his worth many
times. He quickly became Da’an’s new Protector (the
only Protector not to receive a CVI), and remained loyal to the controversial Taelon while trying to convince the alien to
tell the humans what really was going on.
remained Da’an’s Protector until the Taelons’ agenda was revealed. The Taelons had wanted the humans to learn how to save their race.
The Taelons depended upon an energy source to live, and the only race that could help save them and the Jaridians,
their alien counterpart, were the humans. Liam’s
ultimate destiny was to join the Taelons and the Jaridians in order to create the Atavus.
In that way, their separate races could be saved by reverting back to the race they had originally been before they
split. Unfortunately, Liam was killed in the process.
The last year of the final conflict consisted
of the Taelons and Jaridians’ plan backfiring. This last and final season
I believe could have been eliminated. It consisted of Renee
Palmer, an associate of Liam’s, hunting down the Atavus,
who had become a violent and vampire-like species. The show ended with Liam
reappearing and helping Renee to destroy the Atavus and revive the Taelon mothership so that
the humans could perform their ultimate purpose: to explore the stars.