The Cape (1996 TV series)

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The Cape
Created by
Theme music composer John Debney
Opening theme "The Cape Theme"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 22[1]
Executive producer(s) Gil Grant
Location(s) Cape Canaveral, Florida
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Syndicated
Picture format SDTV/NTSC 480i
Audio format 5.1 Surround Sound
Original release September 9, 1996 – May 19, 1997

The Cape is an American dramatic TV series, with elements of science fiction, action/adventure, and drama, that was produced for syndication during the 1996–97 television season. The Cape told the story of select members of the NASA Astronaut Corps at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a focus on their personal lives as they train for, and execute, Space Shuttle missions. The series stars Corbin Bernsen as USAF Colonel Henry J. "Bull" Eckert, an experienced astronaut who, early in the series, was the Director of Astronaut Training but later in the series was also tasked with the responsibility of Chief of the Astronaut Office.

The series focused on authenticity and was filmed in and around Cape Canaveral, Florida.[2] Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin also served as technical consultant.[3]


Composers John Debney and Louis Febre won Emmy Awards for their music on The Cape in 1997. The series was also nominated in the Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series and Outstanding Main Title Music for a series in 1997.[4]

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