A very well-made television series on the Sci-Fi Channel, currently in its second season.

The premise: A lost book of Nostradamus predicts the destruction of earth by an alien force in three waves. During the First Wave, aliens plant spies among us, to infiltrate our society, perform experiments on us, and gain positions of power within our governments. In the second wave, large alien armies are transported to Earth and assert total control over the planet. The third wave is an all-out destruction of humanity.

We are now in the first wave. This has been the case for most of the century by my guess, though no exact numbers are given.

The two main characters are Cade Foster, an escaped alien test subject who was subsequently framed for the murder of his wife, and Eddie Nambulous, a paranoid computer genius. They found the lost book of Nostradamus, which gives them cryptic clues as to how to find out and destroy the various alien installations and experiments. Together they fight the entire alien presence on Earth, but somehow the aliens are still expanding rapidly.

My advice: If you get the Sci-Fi Channel, you should definitely give this one a try.

Update (10-29-00): Sadly, First Wave has been cancelled. I personally think there were plenty of aspects left to explore for at least 3 more seasons, but the TV execs didn't seem to agree.

A short lived Amiga Demo Scene Group from Finland.

First Wave was formed sometime in early 1989, when the Finnish Amiga scene was slowly starting to grow out of its infancy. During its short existence the group only released a few small intros, which were nice but nothing exceptional. In addition to the Finnish members, the group also had a few people in Belgium and the UK.

In the spring of the same year, First Wave released their last intro declaring they were all joining the legendary Finnish pirate team Accession. But only a month of two later, three of the former First Wave members, Cool-J, Equalizer and Santtu left their new group to join the newly formed Unique. Reward, who had apparently come to First Wave some time before their last intro*, went on to become the most famous one of the bunch under Scoopex.

* Some early intros which use Reward's graphics credit him as "Reward of X-Beat", while the last one only states "Reward". In the same intro's scrolltext there are some apologies for an X-Beat member. If anyone has concrete information about this, /msg me.

Amiga Scene Groups

Information came from First Wave and Unique products, as well as my own memory.

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