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(2000–2005)

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Kevin Sorbo (Captain Dylan Hunt) is the only actor to appear in all 110 episodes of the series.
The show's premise was pieced together from various notes that Gene Roddenberry had written in 1976
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.
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.
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.
After Gene Roddenberry's death, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry took material from his archives to bring two of his ideas into production. One of those was Andromeda.
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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.
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 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.
Dylan Hunt shares his name with Dylan Hunt, a character from Gene Roddenberry's TV movie Genesis II (1973), like Dylan Hunt in this series, the Dylan Hunt of that TV movie also goes into suspended animation and is revived centuries later.
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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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Seamus Harper's middle name Zelazny is a homage to Roger Zelazny, a science fiction author.
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Unlike Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Executive Producer Majel Roddenberry didn't appear in the series.
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Producer Majel Barrett-Roddenberry passed away on December 18th 2008.
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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).
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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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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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Dylan's serial number (which he recited when captured in "Forced Perspective") is H.E. 5095C21922.
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Seamus Harper was voted the series most annoying character.
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When Andromeda goes into warp speed, it's called "Slipstream". Slipstream is when airstream is pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. There was a science fiction film starring Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill called Slipstream (1989).
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One of the aliens in the series is called the Than-Thre-Kull. Kevin Sorbo played Kull in Kull the Conqueror (1997).
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One of the main characters in the series is called Trance Gemini. A trance is a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21 May.
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