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 »


[everyone is waiting silently as the oxygen is slowly depleted]
Sarah Forbes: Shouldn't w - doesn't anybody... want to say anything?
Kurt Mendel: [after a long pause] Uh, I need to use the john.
Chuck Taggart: [smiles, chuckles quietly]
Kurt Mendel: [giggles]
Neil Taggart: [tries to hold back his laughter]
Kurt Mendel: [laughs louder]
Chuck Taggart: [laughs]
Neil Taggart: Okay, okay, c'mon. We're wasting oxygen.
[cracks up]
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References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »


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Odyssey 5 is one of the most original shows to grace the small screen in the past decade
27 October 2002 | by (Republic of Ireland) – See all my reviews

It is a well-constructed show with a good pace to it. The cast is brilliant and their on-screen chemistry only adds to the brilliance of the show.

In particular, the characters of Kurt Mendel, played by Sebastian Roché and Chuck Taggart, played by Peter Weller of RoboCop fame, are the most prominent ones in the show.

Kurt is the comedian of the show and the way in which Sebastian has brought him to life on-screen has not been accomplished successfully for a long time.

Peter Weller does a terrific job as the astronaut, Taggart. The role of the astronaut has been played many times before but Weller manages to reinvent it.

The action is also first rate and the storyline is original. Odyssey 5 is also effective in holding the viewer in suspense until the next episode. This is one of the many elements of the show that will guarantee its success in the future.

Long may Odyssey 5 last.

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