Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Premiering September 16, 1990, the TV series Earth Force was sort of a live-action Captain Planet, with elements of Mission: Impossible and Edgar Wallace's Four Just Men thrown in. A dying millionaire organizes an elite force-the Earth Alert Research Tactical Headquarters (E.A.R.T.H.)--to combat the ecological rape of our planet. The principal members of this group are trauma care expert Dr. John Harding (Gil Gerrard), nuclear physicist-turned-environmentalist Dr. Carl Dana (Clayton Rohmer) marine biologist and resident save-the-whales type Dr. Catherine Romano (Tiffany Lamb); and Charles Dillion (Stewart Finaly-McLennan), the only mercenary of the bunch. In the opening 2-hour episode, the E.A.R.T.H. Force has but 36 hours to prevent a nuclear meltdown, brought about by a plutonium robbery. Joanne Pacula guest stars as Diana Randall, the obligatory "Force" member who doesn't survive. Filmed in Australia, E.A.R.T.H. Force was dead in the water after three episodes-the first cancellation of the 1990-91 season.
foil [thwart], industrialist, nuclear-power-plant, sabotage