1LT Paul Wang is a main character appearing in Season 1 of Space: Above and Beyond and the various tie-in books and comic books.

He is portrayed by actor Joel de la Fuente.


Paul grew up in poverty in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. He joined the United States Marine Corps to escape the crime, hopelessness, even the bugs that he hated from his childhood neighborhood. He was almost finished with Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Accelerated Flight Training (AFT) when news of the Vesta Colony and Tellus Colonies being destroyed by aliens was released and the Chig War began. Paul was assigned as a pilot (callsign “Joker”) in the USMC 58th Squadron – the Wild Cards, embarked in USS SARATOGA, a United States Navy space carrier.[1]

Paul has a budding romance with LT Stroud on the USS SARATOGA.

58th Squadron

58th Squadron insignia

Military AwardsEdit

Character MotivationEdit

Although he claims to have joined the USMC to be a "heartbreaker and life taker," he is actually reclusive and introspective. He tends to let loose his great sense of humor to ease stress and escape moments of self-doubt. It is with the Wildcards that he starts to gain confidence, first in tactical weapons and navigation, then in personal relationships. But Paul never quite overcomes his ingrained sense of personal failure.


Space: Above and Beyond - Television Series
Pilot (appears) The Farthest Man from Home (appears) The Dark Side of the Sun (appears) Mutiny (appears) Ray Butts (appears) Eyes (appears) The Enemy (appears) Hostile Visit (appears) Choice or Chance (appears) Stay with the Dead (appears) The River of Stars (appears) Who Monitors the Birds? (appears) Level of Necessity (appears) Never No More (appears) The Angriest Angel (appears) Toy Soldiers (appears) Dear Earth (appears) Pearly (appears) R&R (appears) Stardust (appears) Sugar Dirt (appears) And If They Lay Us Down To Rest ... (appears) ...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Books
Space: Above and Beyond (novel) (appears) Demolition Winter (appears) The Aliens Approach (appears) Dark Side of the Sun (novel) (appears) Mutiny (novel) (appears) The Enemy (novel) (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Comic Books
Space: Above and Beyond (graphic novel) (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 1 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 2 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 3 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 1 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 2 (appears)


  1. Pilot