After witnessing the destruction of the Earth from orbit, a group of astronauts is sent back in time and given 5 years to prevent the disaster from happening.



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Series cast summary:
 Chuck Taggart (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Kurt Mendel (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Neil Taggart (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Sarah Forbes (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Angela Perry (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gina Clayton ...
 Paige Taggart (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jim Codrington ...
 Troy Johnson (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Marc Taggart (10 episodes, 2002)
Phillip Jarrett ...
 Paul Forbes (9 episodes, 2002-2003)


Five years into the future, five Odyssey astronauts and a NASA technician are setting up NASA's latest high tech satellite just outside of Earth's orbit. The five are: Chuck Taggart - a charismatic authoritative and stoic mission commander and former ace pilot, Kurt Mendel - a likable pompous horny quip-prone British science author and NASA's special celebrity guest on the flight who actually does know a lot about science and can be brave and cunning despite claiming otherwise, Neil Taggart - Chuck's young adult son and genuine computer expert, Sarah Forbes - a popular news anchor and TV reporter who's there to make an exclusive piece about the mission, and Angela Perry - Chuck's experienced co-pilot who's father is a powerful senator. Everything is going fine until the Earth is suddenly caught on fire and then implodes for no apparent reason. This horrifying mysterious event damages the crew's shuttle, which leads to the death of the technician and also leaves Angela badly hurt and ...

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Earth can be darker than space.


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21 June 2002 (USA)  »

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(20 episodes)


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1.78 : 1
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Earth was destroyed on August 7, 2007. See more »


[V.O. intro from every episode except pilot]
Chuck Taggart: We saw the Earth destroyed, and in a heartbeat everything and everyone we knew was gone. There were five of us, the crew of the space shuttle Odyssey, and we were the only survivors. A mysterious being who called himself The Seeker rescued us and sent us back in time. And now we have five years to live over, five years to discover who or what destroyed the Earth, five years to stop it from happening again.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Prime (2005) See more »

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24 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show has everything! Aliens, time travel, sentient computers, altered timelines, brainwashed masses, etc! They cram so much suspense and conspiracy into each action packed episode that it makes X-files look like a slow moving soap opera. The way they name the sentients after other TV show characters like Jimbo Jones and Harry Mudd is so cool! This show keeps me on the edge of my seat with my mouth hanging open every week and I cannot say enough good things about it. If you like anything that has to do with sci-fi and you need an excuse to get showtime this is it!

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