Odyssey 5 (2002–2004)
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Five astronauts are sole survivors of an inexplicable apocalyptic event that caused Earth to suddenly blow up. An alien AI construct that's investigating similar incidents arrives and sends them five years into the past to stop the event.

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Angela Perry (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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The Seeker
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The astronaut crew of a space shuttle looks on in horror as they witness the violent destruction of the Earth. However, they are given a chance to change humanity's fate when a sympathetic alien sends them five years into the past. Their mission--find out who's responsible for the plot to destroy the planet. Can they deal with their own pasts while saving the world from the mysterious organism known only as "Leviathan?" Written by kechara420

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Earth can be darker than space.


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Chuck Taggart decodes a word before passing out: LEVIATHAN. Peter Weller (Chuck Taggart) Stars in a deap sea thriller titled "Leviathan". See more »

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In the shot of the Shuttle's underbelly when it's spinning out of control, immediately after the module Matt is trapped in is ripped away from it, the wings are smaller and the underbelly is shaped differently (not as tapered) as compared to the other, more accurate shots. See more »

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[Angela starts coughing up blood]
Chuck Taggart: What can you do for her?
The Seeker: She only has about two minutes.
Chuck Taggart: What do you need to send us back?
The Seeker: All I need is the word.
Chuck Taggart: If there's a chance in heaven to prevent this, then do it, man.
Sarah Forbes: What are we supposed to be looking for?
The Seeker: I can tell you this: the destroyers attack from within.
Chuck Taggart: She's losing her pulse. She's losing her pulse.
The Seeker: I can retrieve her information. She can still go back.
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References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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Don't Panic
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
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Five astronauts have a chance to stop the earth from exploding after being sent back in time 5 years
21 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the best written, and performed series' ever made for television. While the astronauts have plenty of opportunity to change history, and also the things that went wrong in their lives, things don't always work out like they hope it would; as you might imagine, it's a little tough to change what people don't know is going to happen without some questions being asked. The show also has brains, and while the concept of the earth blowing up seems completely outrageous, as the story progresses and the astronauts find out a little bit more about what's going on in the world, the suggestions given provide a disturbingly realistic way such an extreme catastrophe might actually happen. Odyssey 5 was Showtime's number 1 grossing television show when it was on the air, so it's a wonder why they canceled it (for no real apparent reason other than... it was canceled) without even letting them shoot a finale to an otherwise complete first season. The only thing I can come up with - and granted this IS just me, but it seems to make sense - is that around the year 2002, the religious right, and right-wing politicians became increasingly powerful in the United States. The show itself was both very left-wing in its politics, and many different religious views were presented without any comment as to which one was right. They even went so far as to have the leader of the group be an ex-Christian. Maybe this had something to do with its early demise.


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