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  Harsh Realm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "harsh realm" originates from the "grunge speak" hoax of 1992.
Dexter is sent into Harsh Realm with a mission to track down the missing son of two parents and in a parallel to the television series, this individual also seeks to take over Harsh Realm (albeit with fantastic powers rather than military power).
Harsh Realm in the television show is a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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 Harsh Realm: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Harsh Realm is a military simulation programmed by the US Army and went online October 13, EHandler: no quick summary.
Dexter is sent into Harsh Realm with a mission to track down the missing son of two parents and in a parallel to the television series, EHandler: no quick summary.
Harsh Realm in the television show is a post-apocalyptic[For more, click on this link] wasteland.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/harsh_realm.htm   (2458 words)

 Harsh Realm
Harsh Realm revolves around the story of Thomas Hobbes (Scott Bairstow), a soldier sent to a virtual reality war simulation/game that has been commandeered by the ultra-right wing General Omar Santiago (Terry O'Quinn).
He soon finds that Harsh Realm is a far more dangerous place than he imagined, and is trapped inside with his only ally being Mike Pinnochio (D.B. Sweeney), another soldier who was once sent on the same mission.
Harsh Realm was cancelled by the Fox network after only three episodes, but the FX cable network later aired the rest of the episodes that had already been shot.
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Unfortunately, once he gets inside the program called Harsh Realm he discovers what his orders left deliberately vague, that there is no way out of the game short of total success or death, and that there are no extra lives, either in the program or in the real world.
The Harsh Realm program is said to have been created "using the 1990 census, satellite cartography, and other classified data", forming a perfect replica of the real world down to every man, woman, and child.
Harsh Realm was a watchable but not great series from Chris Carter that was frustratingly cut short without any resolution to the main plot.
www.dvdfile.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=248&Itemid=3   (1421 words)

 a world within our world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Battle Sim When Harsh Realm was in beta testing, the programmers ran battle simulations, that is, they programmed characters and situations from historic wars, such as Bunker Hill and Pickett's Charge.
Harsh Realm itself was meant to function as a battle sim until the program was taken over by Santiago.
The term is used by soldiers sent by the US military into the game to denote characters in Harsh Realm who have no consciousness that they are electronic constructs living in a virtual reality simulation.
www.harshrealm.net /hrthings.htm   (940 words)

 Salon Column | Harsh realms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With "Harsh Realm," his third series for Fox since 1993, Chris Carter joins a handful of TV creative legends (Quinn Martin, Norman Lear, Steven Bochco, to name a few) whose work is instantly recognizable to viewers -- often more recognizable than the cast members' names and faces.
Part "Heart of Darkness," part "The Matrix," "Harsh Realm" is a dark ride into an intense parallel universe.
But "Harsh Realm" is the purest sci-fi show Carter's done; it's closer in tone to "Star Trek" than to either "The X-Files" or "Millennium." And that might put off viewers who prefer their chills to be grounded in the eerily plausible.
www.salon.com /ent/col/mill/1999/10/08/harsh/print.html   (1180 words)

 Harsh Realm: The Complete Series (DVD)
Harsh Realm's version of New York City has been destroyed by a briefcase nuke, plunging the virtual world into chaos.
Interestingly, the Harsh Realm pilot was shot before The Matrix was released, but when it aired afterward many incorrectly assumed it was a shameless attempt to clone the virtual reality behemoth.
Harsh Realm is a great show that died way before its time.
www.scifidimensions.com /Oct04/harshrealm.htm   (806 words)

 Comics2Film: Harsh Realm Review
The Colonel tells Hobbes about Harsh Realm, “a virtual reality war game designed to teach situational war strategy.” Hobbes is encouraged to “play” the game and defeat the current “high-scorer” Sgt. Major Omar Santiago.
Within Harsh Realm Hobbes begins to see that the VR world is no game at all.
Harsh Realm promises to be an intriguing environment in which Carter and company can play.
www.comics2film.com /HarshRealmRev.shtml   (1059 words)

 Harsh Realm Fan Fiction - Ex Isle Forums
I am a member of a Harsh Realm fan fic e-mail list, where there is not much feed back, and hense, I am not sure of the level of interest there anymore.
However, when it comes to Harsh Realm fans - "Our strength is our spirit" - so, the show lived on in an enormous amount of fan fiction, and there was a Virtual Season One (ie, the picked up after the 10th episode), and a Virtual Season 2 and 3, I believe.
You can find it all at Harsh Realm- a world within our world, which is basically one of the best fan sites out there for Harsh Realm.
www.exisle.net /mb/index.php?showtopic=8068   (403 words)

 Harsh Realm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HARSH REALM is one of the greatest tragedies in modern TV history.
A bit of trivia: The term "harsh realm" was dreamed up by a couple of writers as a spoof of Gen X slang.
Harsh Realm was deliberately positioned to air against Major League Baseball's final games, which surely killed it.
www.jumptheshark.com /h/harshrealm.htm   (1237 words)

 The Cinema Source: Still Under Construction
More specifically, Harsh Realm is a top-secret game of virtual reality, created by the military for training purposes, but a game that has spun out of control and is essentially a parallel universe.
The parallel world of Harsh Realm is a post-apoplectic dystopia, with all of the VCs (virtual characters) living in fear of Santiago.
In the virtual reality of Harsh Realm, Hobbes encounters a mirror image of his fiancé (who of course doesn’t recognize him), his mother (who does), and others that he used to know in the real world.
www.thecinemasource.com /ver2/contests_template.php?movieid=1073   (1741 words)

Harsh Realm centers around Thomas Hobbes (Scott Bairstow) who, despite bearing the name of a cynical 17th century philosopher, is a rather upbeat and heroic chap.
The pilot establishes an grim world filled with virtual characters who don't know their realm isn't real, soldiers previously sent on Hobbes' mission living as outcasts in the outskirts of Santiago's city-state and other soldiers who've joined the charismatic dictator's flock.
With his latest TV effort, Harsh Realm, Carter delivers a series with the potential to match the X-Files success (though such a thing is unlikely) while proving that he's no one-hit wonder.
www.comicscommunity.com /boards/hudnall/?noframes;read=577   (735 words)

 Harsh Realm Pilot
Hobbes is asked whether he has heard of Harsh Realm, a top secret military strategy program developed by the Pentagon.
Using the 1990 census as a template, Harsh Realm recreates our world in a computer-generated format with every single citizen accounted for, so that the Department Of Defense could play out such scenarios and work out strategies to prevent or survive such disasters.
He confirms Waters' statements that no one can escape from Harsh Realm, since to die within the game is to suffer brain death in the real world.
www.littlereview.com /getcritical/reviews/harshpil.htm   (1911 words)

 Harsh Realm | PopMatters Television Review
Originally designed as the ultimate battle training simulator, Harsh Realm is taken over by the diabolical General Santiago (Terry O'Quinn), with vague but nefarious plans to topple the government and put "life" back in real time.
Harsh Realm's storylines emerge from Hobbes and friends' efforts to survive in a world riven by chaos and suffocated by Santiago's Hitlerian rule, but the set-up begs fundamental questions.
In fact, Harsh Realm is little more than Lord of the Flies outfitted with a retro-futurism, but it produces an amusingly dim intrigue.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/h/harsh-realm-dvd.shtml   (745 words)

 Science Fiction Movie and TV Reviews
The Harsh Realm simulation mirrors the real world almost exactly and was created during the Cold War in order teach situational war strategies.
Harsh Realm is a bit of a disappointment.
The series does introduce a couple of tricks that are pretty cool, such as one character healing another with a touch, and glitches in the software that allow the characters to go places they aren't supposed to go.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue128/screen.html   (1907 words)

 Comics2Film: Harsh Realm
Reported By According to a recent CNSC article, the Harsh Realm TV show may diverge significantly from the comic book that it is based on.
Harsh Realm co-creator Andrew Paquette tipped Comics 2 Film off about a recent article that we'd overlooked.
Harsh Realm has been developed by Chris Carter (X-Files, Millenium) based on James Hudnall and Andrew Paquette's comic of the same name.
www.comics2film.com /HarshRealm.shtml   (3015 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Harsh Realm - Season 1: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The dark and fantastic Harsh Realm, a science fiction series about a war fought by flesh-and-blood humans trapped inside virtual reality, was launched by The X-Files creator Chris Carter in 1999 and died a regrettable, premature death on the Fox channel after three episodes.
Perhaps Harsh Realm's ratings failure had something to do with its broad similarities to the hugely popular The Matrix, released only a few months before, or, for that matter, David Cronenberg's 1999 eXistenZ, in which characters fight for their lives inside a video game.
Harsh Realm is a show that was cancelled before it was ever given a chance to shine, and while there are are a few duff episodes, on the whole it is an excellent slice of TV Sci-Fi.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00020JQDK   (1091 words)

 Harsh Realm
Harsh Realm was last seen in the USA in March 2000 when it returned for a full run of the pilot and all eight episodes on Fox's cable station fX.
Harsh Realm has also appeared periodically on SPACE in Canada.
Harsh Realm returned to the air in March 2000 on Fox's FX Cable station, but (as far as we know) it is not currently being shown in the United States.
richlabonte.net /hr/hr1.htm   (1016 words)

 Harsh Realm - Trailer
Harsh Realm has never been seen before in the UK and is available to buy from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Once attached to the machine and installed inside Harsh Realm, Hobbes’ body remains in a coma but his mind lives on in the VR world.
Realising that the only way to escape Harsh Realm is to beat Santiago, Hobbes must use any means necessary to flee the fantasy world and return home to his fiancée who the US Army have informed of his death.
www.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/harshrealmx07x07x04   (418 words)

 Harsh Realm @ PEIA
This doesn't have to do with Harsh Realm, but I know that some realmers are x-philes as well.
HARSH REALM achieved FOX's highest ratings in the Friday time period in almost nine months among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, and Households (since 1/22/99).
Among key male measures, HARSH REALM was second only to atypically male-skewing competition from MLB on NBC.
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 The Greek X-Files Site - Harsh Realm
Rumor has it, that FX television network will broadcast Harsh Realm's first eight episodes in March, so that viewers get a second chance on the almost untried series.
Based on James D. Hudnall and Andrew Paquette's six-issue comic series from Harris Comics in 1991, "Harsh Realm" is a science-fiction-meets-fantasy story involving different worlds.
"Harsh Realm is a universe based on a 'Dungeons and Dragons'-like setting, where magic exist as real, physical laws." The mini-series followed the investigation of detective Dexter Green, who enters into the Harsh Realm universe to find a missing boy.
www.x-files.gr /eharsh.htm   (591 words)

 Harsh Realm 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Based on the comic book series, HARSH REALM explores a highly-advanced virtual reality world where anything is possible.
Inside Harsh Realm, Hobbes immediately finds himself fighting for his life, forming an uneasy alliance with a virtual character, MIKE PINNOCHIO (D.B. Sweeney).
Harsh Realm TM and © 1999 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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 Amazon.com: Harsh Realm - The Complete Series: DVD: Scott Bairstow,D.B. Sweeney,Terry O'Quinn,Max Martini,Rachel ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Harsh Realm, created by X-Files and Milennium creator Chris Carter, was just one of many prime time sci-fi dramas that died a quick death on Fox.
The sad part about Harsh Realm, is that there was plenty of promise and potential, but none of it ever got to get off the ground thanks to yet another brilliant idea from the bigwigs at Fox.
Above all, the worst thing about Harsh Realm is the reason given for the renegade General Santiago needing to be eliminated in the story.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00028HOMM?v=glance   (2821 words)

 Harsh Realm TV Show - Harsh Realm Television Show - TV.com
Created by the military, Harsh Realm explores a virtual reality world where anything is possible.
In Harsh Realm's version of a post-apocalyptic New York City, warring families hire Hobbes and Pinocchio as mercenaries.
Their destinies appear to be controlled by a mad priest, a vault of gold, star-crossed lovers, acid rain and access to the Harsh Realm data stream.
www.tv.com /harsh-realm/show/1513/summary.html   (365 words)

 Harsh Realm Virtual Season -- Characters -- Real World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History: He is in charge of the military operation of Harsh Realm.
He refuses to allow Harsh Realm to be shut down, and acts as a secret protector to Sophie.
History: Born after Hobbes' disappearance into Harsh Realm, Faith is the daughter he has never seen.
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 "Leviathan" on Harsh Realm
Pinocchio warns his friend not to expect any kindness: "In Harsh Realm, kindness is, your buddy robs and shoots you but doesn't rape your woman." VCs, or virtual characters, "know no Christian virtues," no God, no afterlife, and the only law they know is Santiago's.
Freeing Hobbes and his friends from the tank, the girl returns the dog but refuses to go with them: "He'd just hunt me down." Sure enough, she is shot and disappears from Harsh Realm as the rebels climb into the truck cab and start to drive.
It also makes living in ignorant bliss look very appealing: the "widow" seems to be doing a lot better than the tormented woman in Harsh Realm, even if the latter still has her husband, for now.
www.littlereview.com /getcritical/reviews/leviathn.htm   (1322 words)

 Harsh Lawsuit for "Harsh Realm" - Oct 19, 1999 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Harsh Realm--the TV series--is about a former soldier (played by ex-Party of Five heavy Scott Bairstow) who becomes involved with a virtual-reality military-styled computer game.
Harsh Realm--the comic--was set in a virtual fantasy world inhabited by dragons and elves.
The Harsh Realm lawsuit, meanwhile, is the second this year involving Carter and Fox.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,5467,00.html   (461 words)

 The 11th Hour
Harsh Realm's biggest stumbling block is in the character of Sophie, played by Samantha Mathis.
Harsh Realm is a lot more successful in head than in heart, but it certainly has plenty of cool ideas to make for a fascinating series.
Harsh Realm premieres Friday, October 8 on FOX at 9:00 PM EST.
www.the11thhour.com /archives/091999/tvreviews/harshrealm.html   (1079 words)

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