Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »
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 Professor Ernest Reinhart (7 episodes, 1961)
Patricia Kneale ...
 Judy Adamson (7 episodes, 1961)
Peter Halliday ...
 John Fleming / ... (7 episodes, 1961)
Noel Johnson ...
 J.M. Osborne (6 episodes, 1961)
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 Andromeda / ... (6 episodes, 1961)
Donald Stewart ...
 General Vandenberg (5 episodes, 1961)
Geoffrey Lewis ...
 Doctor Geers / ... (5 episodes, 1961)
Mary Morris ...
 Professor Madeleine Dawnay (4 episodes, 1961)
Peter Henchie ...
 Egon (4 episodes, 1961)
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 Kaufman (4 episodes, 1961)
Frank Windsor ...
 Dennis Bridger (3 episodes, 1961)
John Murray Scott ...
 Harvey (3 episodes, 1961)
Brenda Peters ...
 Secretary to Osborne / ... (3 episodes, 1961)
Ernest Hare ...
 Minister of Science Ratcliff / ... (3 episodes, 1961)
John Rowlands ...
 Lab Assistant / ... (3 episodes, 1961)
Jack May ...
 Major Quadring (2 episodes, 1961)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Corporal (2 episodes, 1961)
Maurice Hedley ...
 The Prime Minister (2 episodes, 1961)
Peter Ducrow ...
 Doctor Hunter (2 episodes, 1961)
John Nettleton ...
 Harries (2 episodes, 1961)
Peter King ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1961)
David King ...
 Minister of Defence Burdett (2 episodes, 1961)
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 1st Sentry / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
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Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes argument between two of leading team members, Fleming and Dawnay, over the machine's real intentions as it provides further instructions to create a living organism, which Dawnay starts to develop. Later it appears to compel lab assistant Christine to commit suicide, and when the organism is fully developed, it appears in the exact form of Christine, and named Andromeda. But what is the purpose of this "creature" ...? Written by Anonymous

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Little of this series remains. Until 2006, only approximately fifteen minutes (the fourth and fifth film reels) of the final episode survived, plus some clips including the titles. The sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962), survives in its entirety. See more »

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It was a good show I didn't get to watch.
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sad to say, I did not have access to Sci-Fi when this came out in 1961.I was only 13 and TV watching was limited because of homework. But since I've "matured", I've learned that one day science fiction may become science fact and I can't get enough of it. Things that came out on the "Star Trek" series, like the communicators, are now in reality, cell phones. We have a space station, although not as elaborate as Deep Space 9, but it's there. And, yes, I do believe the government covered up the aliens landing in Roswell back in 1945. Stargate SG-1 is my favorite show and I firmly believe their story lines are at least partially based in fact. Not even the genius of Gene Roddenberry could make up some of the stories on that show. I have never heard of "A For Andromeda" but would love to see it. Pease put it on DVD.


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