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"The long night has come. The Systems Commonwealth, the greatest civilization in history, has fallen. But now, one ship, one crew have vowed to drive back the night and rekindle the light of civilization. On the starship Andromeda, hope lives again."
Captain Dylan Hunt
Andromeda
Andromeda (TV series)
Information
Title: Andromeda
Format: Live-Action
Running time: 60 min.
country: Canada/USA
Network: Global Television Network; Sci-Fi Channel; Mystery TV
Seasons: 5
Episodes: 110
Production
Production company: Fireworks Entertainment; Tribune Entertainment; Global
Executive producers: Gene Roddenberry; Robert Hewitt Wolfe; Majel Barrett-Roddenberry; Allan Eastman; Kevin Sorbo; Robert Engels; Jay Firestone; Adam Haight; Josanne B. Lovick
Producers: Karen Wookey; Sherry Gorval; Ethlie Ann Vare; Keri Young
Principal cast: Kevin Sorbo; Lisa Ryder; Lexa Doig; Gordon Michael Woolvett; Laura Bertram; Keith Hamilton Cobb; Steve Bacic
Air dates
First aired: October 2nd, 2000
Last aired: May 13th, 2005

Andromeda is a joint Canadian/American science fiction television series that aired on the Global Television Network and the Sci-Fi Channel from October of 2000 to May of 2005 spanning five seasons (22 episodes per season) for a total of 110 episodes. The series was originally conceived by the late Gene Roddenberry, better known as the creator of the Star Trek franchise. The premise of this series harkens back to Roddenberry's 1973 film Genesis II, in which the main character, named Dylan Hunt, was a NASA scientist working on a project concerning suspended animation. An accident hurls Hunt forward through time from the year 1979 to the year 2133, in which he discovers that Earth has become a post-apocalyptic environment. Roddenberry intended to expand the concept for the movie into a television series, but the project was never realized. Instead, the CBS network opted to broadcast the live-action Planet of the Apes television series. Over twenty-five years later, the story concepts behind Genesis II were retooled and became Andromeda. Roddenberry had passed away in 1991, long before the series was put into production, but his vision came to life through the efforts of his widow Majel Barrett-Roddenberry and story developer Robert Hewitt Wolfe. The series starred former Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star Kevin Sorbo as Dylan Hunt, captain of the starship Andromeda Ascendant and a member of the High Guard of the Systems Commonwealth. After being drawn into a black hole, Captain Hunt finds himself frozen in suspended animation for three-hundred years. He awkanes to a world where the Systems Commonwealth is no more and civilization has been plunged into a new Dark Ages called the "Long Night". Putting together a new crew consisting of commanding officer Beka Valentine, chief engineer Seamus Harper, the perky and purple Trance Gemini and the pious Magog Rev Bem, Dylan sets out to find his place in this new future and restore the glory of Commonwealth.

Episodes Edit

Season One Edit

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Under the Night October 2nd, 2000
1x2 An Affirming Flame October 9th, 2000
1x3 To Loose the Fateful Lightning October 16th, 2000
1x4 D Minus Zero October 23rd, 2000
1x5 Double Helix October 30th, 2000
1x6 Angel Dark, Demon Bright November 6th, 2000
1x7 The Ties That Blind November 13th, 2000
1x8 The Banks of the Lethe November 20th, 2000
1x9 A Rose in the Ashes November 27th, 2000
1x10 All Great Neptune's Ocean January 15th, 2001
1x11 The Pearls That Were His Eyes January 22nd, 2001
1x12 The Mathematics of Tears January 29th, 2001
1x13 Music of a Distant Drum February 5th, 2001
1x14 Harper 2.0 February 12th, 2001
1x15 Forced Perspective February 19th, 2001
1x16 The Sum of Its Parts February 26th, 2001
1x17 Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way April 9th, 2001
1x18 The Devil Take the Hindmost April 16th, 2001
1x19 The Honey Offering April 23rd, 2001
1x20 Star-Crossed April 30th, 2001
1x21 It Makes a Lovely Light May 7th, 2001
1x22 Its Hour Come 'Round at Last May 14th, 2001

Season Two Edit

Episode Title Airdate
2x1 The Widening Gyre October 1st, 2001
2x2 Exit Strategies October 8th, 2001
2x3 A Heart for Falsehood Framed October 15th, 2001
2x4 Pitiless as the Sun October 22nd, 2001
2x5 Last Call at the Broken Hammer October 29th, 2001
2x6 All Too Human November 5th, 2001
2x7 Una Salus Victus November 12th, 2001
2x8 Home Fires November 19th, 2001
2x9 Into the Labyrinth November 26th, 2001
2x10 The Prince January 14th, 2002
2x11 Bunker Hill January 21st, 2002
2x12 Ouroboros January 28th, 2002
2x13 Lava and Rockets February 4th, 2002
2x14 Be All My Sins Remembered February 11th, 2002
2x15 Dance of the Mayflies February 18th, 2002
2x16 In Heaven Now are Thee February 25th, 2002
2x17 The Things We Cannot Change April 8th, 2002
2x18 The Fair Unknown April 15th, 2002
2x19 Belly of the Beast April 27th, 2002
2x20 The Knight, Death and the Devil April 29th, 2002
2x21 Immaculate Perception May 6th, 2002
2x22 Tunnel at the End of the Light May 13th, 2002

Season Three Edit

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 If the Wheel Is Fixed September 21st, 2002
3x2 The Shards of Rimini October 7th, 2002
3x3 Mad to Be Saved October 14th, 2002
3x4 Cui Bono October 21st, 2002
3x5 The Lone and Level Sands October 28th, 2002
3x6 Slipfighter the Dogs of War November 4th, 2002
3x7 The Leper's Kiss November 11th, 2002
3x8 For Whom the Bell Tolls November 18th, 2002
3x9 And Your Heart Will Fly Away November 25th, 2002
3x10 The Unconquerable Man January 20th, 2003
3x11 Delenda Est January 27th, 2003
3x12 The Dark Backward February 3rd, 2003
3x13 The Risk-All Point February 10th, 2003
3x14 The Right Horse February 17th, 2003
3x15 What Happens to a Rev Deferred? February 24th, 2003
3x16 Point of the Spear March 31st, 2003
3x17 Vault of the Heavens April 7th, 2003
3x18 Deep Midnight's Voice April 14th, 2003
3x19 The Illusion of Majesty April 21st, 2003
3x20 Twilight of the Idols April 28th, 2003
3x21 Day of Judgment, Day of Wrath May 5th, 2003
3x22 Shadows Cast by a Final Salute May 12th, 2003

Season Four Edit

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 Answers Given to Questions Never Asked September 29th, 2003
4x2 Pieces of Eight October 6th, 2003
4x3 Waking the Tyrant's Device October 13th, 2003
4x4 Double or Nothingness October 20th, 2003
4x5 Harper/Delete October 27th, 2003
4x6 Soon the Nearing Vortex November 3rd, 2003
4x7 The World Turns All Around Her November 10th, 2003
4x8 Conduit to Destiny November 17th, 2003
4x9 Machinery of the Mind January 12th, 2004
4x10 Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter January 19th, 2004
4x11 The Torment, the Release January 26th, 2004
4x12 The Spider's Stratagem February 2nd, 2004
4x13 The Warmth of an Invisible Light February 9th, 2004
4x14 The Others February 16th, 2004
4x15 Fear Burns to Ashes February 23rd, 2004
4x16 Lost in a Space That Isn't There April 5th, 2004
4x17 Abridging the Devil's Divide April 12th, 2004
4x18 Trusting the Gordian Maze April 19th, 2004
4x19 A Symmetry of Imperfection April 26th, 2004
4x20 Time Out of Mind May 3rd, 2004
4x21 The Dissonant Interval (Part 1) May 10th, 2004
4x22 The Dissonant Interval (Part 2) May 17th, 2004

Season Five Edit

Episode Title Airdate
5x1 The Weight (Part 1) September 24th, 2004
5x2 The Weight (Part 2) October 1st, 2004
5x3 Phear Phactor Phenom October 8th, 2004
5x4 Decay of the Angel October 15th, 2004
5x5 The Eschatology of Our Present October 22nd, 2004
5x6 When Goes Around... October 29th, 2004
5x7 Attempting Screed November 5th, 2004
5x8 So Burn the Untamed Lands November 12th, 2004
5x9 What Will Be Was Not November 19th, 2004
5x10 The Test January 7th, 2005
5x11 Through a Glass, Darkly January 14th, 2005
5x12 Pride Before the Fall January 21st, 2005
5x13 Moonlight Becomes You January 28th, 2005
5x14 Past is Prolix February 8th, 2005
5x15 The Opposites of Attraction February 11th, 2005
5x16 Saving Light from a Black Sun February 18th, 2005
5x17 Totaled Recall April 8th, 2005
5x18 Quantum Tractate Delirium April 15th, 2005
5x19 One More Day's Light April 22nd, 2005
5x20 Chaos and the Stillness of It April 29th, 2005
5x21 The Heart of the Journey (Part 1) May 6th, 2005
5x22 The Heart of the Journey (Part 2) May 13th, 2005

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The "March of the High Guard" instrumental used in the theme song of the series was composed by Alex Lifeson, lead guitarist from the rock band Rush.

Collections Edit

See also Edit

Media

The World of Andromeda

Andromeda miscellaneous

External Links Edit



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