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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Episode credited cast:
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


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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21 June 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Sarah Forbes: I guess I should've expected it?
Neil Taggart: What?
Sarah Forbes: God is an old white guy.
Kurt Mendel: It's probably an artificial construct so we won't freak out, derived from TV transmissions.
Sarah Forbes: How do you know that?
Kurt Mendel: Three hundred hours of Star Trek.
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References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »


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Odyssey 5 is a ten, Showtime is a zero.
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally an intelligent well written excellent SciFi program, the best I've ever seen and what does Show Time do, ax it. Odyssey 5 had a very strong cast doing equally strong work, they deserved better.

Peter Weller was outstanding and completely believable as was almost all the cast. The one weak link was "Neil" as a 21 year old astronaut but after a few episodes Christopher Gorhams excellent portrayal made you forget the incongruity of such a character.

Each episode added to the suspense and rewarded you for watching without spoon-feeding the plot away.

I forget who said it but it won't be the lawyers who are shot come the revolution it will be the TV programmers.

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