In Pirate Scourge, The General Assembly commissions Exosquad to eliminate the Tethysian Pirate menace after the pirates attack a freighter.
Exosquad is set early in the 22nd century. Humans have expanded into space and made leaps and bounds in the field of genetic engineering. An interplanetary war has begun between the homosapien Terrans and the Neo Sapiens, an artificially created slave race that has rebelled against its creators after many years of cruel and sub-human treatment. The leaders of the Neo Sapien rebellion fight under the guise of freedom, but with the intent of supplanting the human race. Exosquad largely follows the story of the Able Squad, an elite unit of mech pilots comprised of Terrans and one Neo Sapien. The show was ambitious and mature for a children’s show in its attempts to blend action, sci-fi, the acknowledgement through story of the existence of racism and the fight for universal equality and acceptance.
The Exosquad episode, Pirate Scourge, originally aired on 9/18/1993. It has a run time of 22:26. For more Exosquad episodes, be sure to visit Hulu.com.