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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Episode credited cast:
Leslie Silva ...
Angela Perry (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
Gina Clayton ...
The Seeker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorry Ayers ...
Shuttle Pilot
Richard Blackburn ...
Ed Scrivens
Daneen Boone ...
Holly Culverson
J. Adam Brown ...


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.


Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi






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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 »


The Seeker: You five are the only survivors from a sundered world that I've ever run into. Because of that, there is still a chance to *save* your world.
Neil Taggart: But the Earth is gone.
The Seeker: I have it in my power to project you back.
Chuck Taggart: Project us back?
Kurt Mendel: Time travel.
The Seeker: Sort of. Physical time travel doesn't work. Mathematically impossible. Your bodies can't go back, but what you think of as your consciousness, *can*.
Sarah Forbes: Our souls.
The Seeker: Well, we're really talking about information patterns. I can take your current patterns and download...
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References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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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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