Set in 1973, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »
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Luigi Vannucchi ...  Dr. John Fleming 5 episodes, 1972
Tino Carraro ...  Professor Ernest Reinhart 5 episodes, 1972
...  Judy Adamson 5 episodes, 1972
Ida Meda ...  Dr. Liz Ray 5 episodes, 1972
...  Sottosegretario Osborne 5 episodes, 1972
Gabriella Giacobbe ...  Dr. Madeleine Danway 4 episodes, 1972
Enzo Tarascio ...  Colonnello Geers 4 episodes, 1972
Giampiero Albertini ...  Generale Vandenberg 4 episodes, 1972
Sandro Tuminelli ...  Barnett 4 episodes, 1972
Franco Volpi ...  Generale Watling 4 episodes, 1972
Nicoletta Rizzi ...  Andromeda / ... 3 episodes, 1972
Edoardo Toniolo ...  Ministro Charles Robert Ratcliff 3 episodes, 1972
Guido De Salvi ...  Maggiore Quadring 3 episodes, 1972
Gualtiero Isnenghi ...  Dr. Hunter 3 episodes, 1972
Raffaele Bondini ...  Egon 3 episodes, 1972
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Set in 1973, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes argument between two of leading team members, Fleming and Dawnay, over the machine's real intentions as it provides further instructions to create a living organism, which Dawnay starts to develop. Later it appears to compel lab assistant Christine to commit suicide, and when the organism is fully developed, it appears in the exact form of Christine, and named Andromeda. But what is the purpose of this "creature" ...? Written by GusF

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Italian remake of 'A For Andromeda'
14 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This production is of interest to non-Italian speakers probably for one reason only: it is an Italian remake of the BBC's classic science fiction series 'A For Andromeda'. It's interest lies in the fact that only about 20 minutes of the original series now remains in the BBC's archives, the rest having been wiped in their purge of old programmes in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

This is apparently available on video, so perhaps the ideal solution is to first read the book 'A For Andromeda' by Fred Hoyle and John Elliott (a great book in its own right), and then sit down and watch this. Then it might be possible to imagine just how amazing the original series must have been.

I don't speak Italian, so I can't comment on the cast interaction, but it certainly looks faithful to the original, and for that we must be truly thankful. How strange, though, that they didn't bother to remake the second part of the series, 'The Andromeda Breakthrough'.


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