Captain Hunt and the crew of the Starship Andromeda set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.
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 Captain Dylan Hunt (110 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Beka Valentine (110 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Trance Gemini (110 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Seamus Harper (110 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Andromeda Ascendant (110 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Tyr Anasazi (72 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Telemachus Rhade / ... (46 episodes, 2000-2005)
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After being frozen in time for 300 years, captain Dylan Hunt and his sentient warship Andromeda sets out to restore peace and civilization to the known universe. With him is the crew of the ship that, with profit in mind and unknowing of her captain still being alive, salvaged Andromeda from the black hole keeping her suspended in time. Andromeda originally hid in the black hole after a big battle. When Captain Hunt wakes up he realizes that this battle was the beginning of an epic war and that the great civilization he was defending, the Commonwealth, has been eradicated from existence. He and his unlikely and sometimes unpredictable crew starts on a mission to once again bring hope to the galaxy. Written by Bug

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Ryan, Doyle, Rommie, Trance Gemini and Ione are Avatars. An avatar is a manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth and an icon or figure representing a particular person in a computer game. The series premiered 9 years before the James Cameron film Avatar (2009). See more »

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Andromeda: The Resolution is powering up weapons.
Dylan Hunt: Defensive measures! Activate PDL's.
Andromeda: All defensive systems are off-line.
Dylan Hunt: [frustrated] Well, then, throw sticks at them!
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Main Title (March of the High Guard)
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Episode: {all season one episodes}
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Seasons 1 - 2.5: 9/10. Seasons 2.5 - 5: 3/10.
3 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I feel the need to post a comment on this title because I've seen a few comments from people who are surprised at the positive user response for such an awful show.

What is truly tragic about Andromeda is that it is a show that never realized its full potential. This is due to the powers that be and their decision to remove Wolfe from his post as head writer of the show.

From Season 1 to the halfway point of Season 2, Wolfe was the head writer of Andromeda and the show was quality in every sense of the word. Wolfe took his experience from shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Night and invested it in Andromeda, bringing life to intricate plot-lines and vibrant characters functioning in a realized Universe.

As Season 2 began to move along, the usual first season clumsiness that one expects from new TV shows had totally dissolved and an epic plot line was beginning to come to life.

This was tragically cut short when Wolfe was fired. After this unfortunate event, nearly all of his work was thrown out of the window as the series took an entirely different direction in favour of mainstream approval and a more episodic format. The most painful example of the latter is embodied in the decision to do away with the character of Trance in favour of a new incarnation of the character designed to be sexy.

The series began to spiral downwards even more, until it was finally too difficult to watch. Andromeda soon began to buy into nearly every science fiction cliché in the book, and when it ended was a pathetic worm of its former glory.

Four stars out of ten for 1.5 excellent seasons and 3.5 awful ones in a show that tragically never met its unimaginable potential.


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