Harsh Realm Review

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Apocalypse Now meets The Matrix


This Chris ‘X-Files’ Carter series was cancelled after only three of nine episodes aired, the concept — a virtual world inspired by the H.R. comics but with a military conspiracy angle — way too Apocalypse Now meets The Matrix for network TV.

Fresh-faced officer Tom Hobbes (Scott Bairstow) is sent into a VR war game to take out the rogue soldier who has hijacked the programme, but he can’t return and discovers a deeper agenda.

Sidekicked by D. B. Sweeney’s hardened commando, Hobbes is fingered as The One who will save mankind.