Odyssey 5: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (21 Jun. 2002)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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When the crew are attempting to rescue Angela from her spacewalk, the flight director says he's going to order the shuttle Discovery to intercept her. However, the displays at NASA all indicate that the shuttle is the Odyssey. See more »

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Chuck Taggart: I gotta get the smoke out of here.
Sarah Forbes: How are you gonna do that?
Chuck Taggart: We're gonna depressurize the entire ship.
Neil Taggart: What?
Sarah Forbes: What are we supposed to do, hold our breath?
Chuck Taggart: Neil and I will climb into the EMUs, the rest of you get into the personal rescue enclosures.
Kurt Mendel: Uh, I'd like to raise an issue: what's the point of all this?
Chuck Taggart: To stay alive.
Kurt Mendel: For an extra nine hours?
Sarah Forbes: It's better than nothing.
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Surprisingly good, unfortunately cancelled.
30 June 2003 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Accidentally catching the pilot for this show on late night TV, I decided to give it a chance in lieu of the infomercials playing on other channels.

I was lucky that I did. From the moment the Earth explodes this show dares to be different, with charismatic acting and witty scripting. It is rare to find a television show that explores hard-sf ideas, and even more rare to find one that is actually entertaining.

If you have ever wished that sf was as smart, well-presented and entertaining as the Sopranos then your wish is fulfilled.

Unfortunately, this show was canceled after it's first season. (A surprising move, given that it was Showtimes second-highest rated show.)


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