Well, back in the days of truly syndicated programming on television, we had a little something called Cleopatra 2525. If I remember correctly, it was one of the programs was Universal Television developed in an attempt to create a greater identity around the syndicated partners. The upside to that? Springing from some of the creative folks who delivered Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, Cleo promised much of the same dynamic but transported to the world of a dystopian future. The downside to that? Well, syndicated stations were likely contracted to air local sport events as well, and this made having a consistent broadcast slot difficult to guarantee the fledgling SciFi/Drama.
In any event, I caught it when I could find it; and I loved it. Yes, it was a bit cheezy ... but weren't many of the best genre entries? No other show on television had the triple threat of Gina Torres, Jennifer Sky, and Victoria Pratt, three of the loveliest heroines to grace a single show of the time. Their adventures ranged from low-camp to high-camp, but it was all delivered with restrained nods and winks to audiences willing to suspend their disbelief and, quite simply, cheer for the ladies. Let's hear it for the girls!
I know that the program is out there in the marketplace available on DVD. If you like your Earthbound SciFi a bit sweet at times, then you'd do well to pick it up or investigate it on whatever streaming platform you can find. Torres was a great leader; Sky had an occasionally manic yet Marilyn Monroe vibe; and Pratt? Oh, my goodness! The abs! Those lovely, lovely abs!
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!