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Andromeda (TV Series 2000–2005) Poster

(2000–2005)

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Tyr Anasazi's last name is the name anthropologists give to a Southwestern Native American tribe that were the ancestors of the Hopis and other Pueblo peoples.
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Before receiving their parts on Andromeda, Lexa Doig and Lisa Ryder filmed the movie Jason X (2001). In that film, Lexa is a human and Lisa is a robot, while on Andromeda, it is the other way around.
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The basic premise of Andromeda - man from an earlier era piecing civilization back together - was the subject of three earlier Roddenberry pilots: "Genesis II" starring Alex Cord, and "Planet Earth" and "Strange New World" starring John Saxon.
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The show's premise was pieced together from various notes that Gene Roddenberry had written in 1976
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Brandy Ledford originally auditioned for the part of Andromeda, which went to Lexa Doig. When Lexa was unavailable due to her pregnancy during the fifth season, they created Doyle to do much of Rommie's work.
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The name Dylan Hunt was also used for the lead character of two other Roddenberry TV pilots, Genesis II (1973) and Planet Earth (1974).
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Many Nietzscheans share their first names with historical or mythological figures. Tyr is the Norse God of Warfare. Tyr Anasazi's parents are Victoria (after the British Queen) and Barbarossa (after the German emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frederic Barbarossa). Charlemagne Bolivar, leader of the Sabra-Jaguar Pride, takes his names from the French Emperor Charlemagne and Simón Bolívar, the South American freedom fighter.
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In the pilot episode, Kevin Sorbo is described as a "Greek God", a reference to his earlier role as the star of the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).
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The quotation which opens the 100th episode of the show ("Pride Before the Fall") includes an oblique reference to two of the show's production companies, Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks. The same episode closes with a blooper reel under the credits.
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Kevin Sorbo (Captain Dylan Hunt) is the only actor to appear in all 110 episodes of the series.
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On more than one occasion, Lexa Doig's contact lenses are visible on close up shots of Andromeda's avatar - Rommie.
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Seamus Zelazny Harper takes his middle name from Roger Zelazny, a science fiction author.
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Dylan's serial number (which he recited when captured in "Forced Perspective") is H.E. 5095C21922.
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In addition to the other historic/mythological Nietzchean names, Telemachus Rhade takes his first name from the son of Odysseus. Telemachus becomes a prominent character near the end of "The Odyssey".
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