EXO Squad The Complete Series 2 Seasons with 52 Episodes on 3 Blu-ray Discs
The series is set in the years 2119–2121 AD, several decades after humanity (“Terrans”) has expanded its presence beyond Earth, terraforming and colonizing Venus and Mars. These three planets are “the Homeworlds”, the core first of the Terran interplanetary state and later of Neosapien Commonwealth. Not all Terrans are affiliated with the Homeworlds, however: the Pirate Clans, descendants of Terran criminals exiled to the Outer Planets who live off looted Homeworlds’ space freighters, are a major independent faction in the show. The first episode opens with the Earth Congress dispatching the entire Exofleet, humanity’s space-based military, to counter the Pirate threat.
With war with the Pirate Clans looming, an uprising begins among the Neosapiens, an artificial humanoid race coexisting with Terrans. In the back-story, the Neosapiens were used primarily as slaves during the colonization of Mars and Venus and therefore have been engineered to be physically stronger and better adapted to hostile environments than humans. Their mistreatment by Terrans led to the First Neosapien Revolt fifty years before the series’ begin, which was mercilessly crushed but had brought some positive changes into their lives. Still not content with his fate, the Neosapien Governor of Mars, Phaeton, sets a new insurrection, codenamed “Operation [Neosapien] Destiny”, in motion as soon as the Exofleet leaves to chase after the Pirate Clans. The absence of the Exofleet is also a part of Phaeton’s plan as it enables the Neosapiens’ capture of the Homeworlds without much effort.
The two seasons that the series was on the air follow the progress of the Neosapien War, as seen through the eyes of Able Squad, an elite E-frame unit, composed of J.T. Marsh, Nara Burns, Maggie Weston, Kaz Takagi, Alec DeLeon, Rita Torres, Wolf Bronsky, and Marsala. Their exploits unfold against the backdrop of the ongoing war, as the squad participates in events often crucial to turning its tide. The show features a realistic outlook on war: many characters die in combat, military operations are carefully planned and reconnoitered in advance, and psychological effects of warfare are explored. For example, separate episodes detail Exofleet’s reconnaissance of Venus prior to its recapture, the actual liberation, and the repulse of the first Neosapien reconquest attempt. Moreover, even after Venus is retaken by Terrans, several episodes deal with the remaining Venusian resistance and Neosapien forces who hid across Venus, refusing to surrender and awaiting reinforcements.
The second season draws to a close with the defeat of the Neosapiens and the liberation of Earth, but it ends with a cliffhanger suggesting that a third season would describe a war against a new alien race, and that the Terrans and the Neosapiens would be forced to ally with each other. However, the series was cancelled soon after the end of the second season so a third season was never made.
1. 1- 1 Pirate Scourge (Fall of the Human Empire 1)
2. 1- 2 Seeds of Deception (Fall of the Human Empire 2)
3. 1- 3 Hidden Terrors (Fall of the Human Empire 3)
4. 1- 4 Blitzkrieg (Fall of the Human Empire 4)
5. 1- 5 Resist! (Fall of the Human Empire 5)
6. 1- 6 Target: Earth (Veil of Doom 1)
7. 1- 7 A Traitor Among Us (Veil of Doom 2)
8. 1-8 Scorched Venus (Veil of Doom 3)
9. 1- 9 Sabotage (Veil of Doom 4)
10. 1-10 Abandoned (Into the Heart of Darkness 1)
11. 1-11 The Brood (Into the Heart of Darkness 2)
12. 1-12 Betrayal (Into the Heart of Darkness 3)
13. 1-13 Defying Olympus (Into the Heart of Darkness 4)
14. 2- 1 The Gathering
15. 2- 2 The Embassy
16. 2- 3 Pirate’s Ransom
17. 2- 4 Ultimate Weapon
18. 2- 5 Expendable
19. 2- 6 Mindset
20. 2- 7 The Last Man
21. 2- 8 Dragon’s Rock
22. 2- 9 Inner Dark
23. 2-10 The Dogs of War
24. 2-11 The First Step
25. 2-12 The Greatest Fear
26. 2-13 Flesh Crawls
27. 2-14 Behind the Shield
28. 2-15 Venus Rising
29. 2-16 Miracle
30. 2-17 Under the Skin
31. 2-18 Ultimatum
32. 2-19 Warrior Brood
33. 2-20 The Dream War
34. 2-21 No Surrender
35. 2-22 Fire Ship
36. 2-23 Martian Luck
37. 2-24 The Lost Patrol
38. 2-25 Call of the Unknown
39. 2-26 Heart of Mars
40. 2-27 Winged Fury
41. 2-28 The Night of the Traitor
42. 2-29 Trial by Combat
43. 2-30 The Perfect Warrior
44. 2-31 The Price of Courage
45. 2-32 Dark River
46. 2-33 The Art of War
47. 2-34 One Small Step (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 1)
48. 2-35 Fifth Column (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 2)
49. 2-36 The Last Jump (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 3)
50. 2-37 A Night Before Doomsday (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 4)
51. 2-38 Abandon Hope (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 5)
52. 2-39 Beyond Chaos
This set comes with an interactive menu to choose the episode you like with chapter skips within each episode.
Some of the episode names in the menu are shortened version cause if you look at the episode list some of the names tend to be very long. There to long to put the name in the menu so I used the first name. Example: episode one is “Pirate Scourge (Fall of the Human Empire 1)” this is too long so I use “Pirate Scourge” in the menu rather then the whole name. If I use the whole name the font would be to small to see it.
All of my sets come with a menu so you can easily navigate to each episode.
Screenshots are taken for my 60” LCD TV taken with an iPhone playing on a standard Blu-ray player.
The set is formatted in the original broadcasted ratio 4:3. The screenshots are show full screen as a feature of my Blu-ray player to show that even stretched the picture quality is awesome. ????
Standard Blu-ray player: This has the highest playback of all options. I recommend this option if available to you – please make sure your Blu-ray player is fully updated for the best playback experience.
PlayStation 3: I have tested my sets on my PS3, I have a generation 1 FAT model with a firmware of 4.43 and it plays fine. Remember that playback of PS3 is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
PlayStation 4: This has the highest playback of the PlayStation systems. Quality of playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you are currently on. Make sure your system is fully updated for the best playback.
Xbox One: Based on customers reports Xbox has the lowest playback of all game systems. There are some ways to improve playback by updating the system and making sure the Blu-ray app in the system has the newest update. Playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
All of this information is based on customer reports and personal experience. I would urge you to go through my feedback to see other customers experiences with playback. Many customers have had great success playing these on game systems. I put this here to be open and honest with you so you can have the best experience possible.
Running these Blu-rays on a video game consoles could result in playback issues based on all the information above.
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