Andromeda (2000–2005)
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A Rose in the Ashes 

While attempting to get the Arazians to rejoin the Commonwealth, he is arrested for sedition and sentenced to life imprisonment. In prison, he is forced to defeat a Magog prisoner in battle... See full summary »


David Warry-Smith


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Captain Dylan Hunt
Lisa Ryder ... Beka Valentine
Keith Hamilton Cobb ... Tyr Anasazi
Laura Bertram ... Trance Gemini
Brent Stait ... Rev Bem
Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Seamus Harper
Lexa Doig ... Andromeda Ascendant
Claudette Mink ... Kae-Lee
Kimberley Warnat ... Jessa
Bill Croft ... Warden
John Juliani ... Councilor Min
Janyse Jaud ... Secretary
Ron Robinson ... Xax
Randy Lee Randy Lee ... Big Blue Alien


While attempting to get the Arazians to rejoin the Commonwealth, he is arrested for sedition and sentenced to life imprisonment. In prison, he is forced to defeat a Magog prisoner in battle to win his share of the food. He wins the respect of the woman who appears to be in charge and finds Romy caged. Meanwhile, the crew of the Andromeda is anxious to find their captain. Written by trekkie4christ

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Release Date:

27 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Seamus Harper: It's not that easy, Trance. Three spiral galaxies, dozens of galactic clusters. There's got to be hundreds of prison planets.
Andromeda Ascendant: Three hundred and forty eight, to be exact.
Trance Gemini: Really. What about that one.
Beka Valentine: Why? Why that one?
Trance Gemini: Well, it's pretty.
Tyr Anasazi: It's pretty. Now there's a solid reason to risk our lives.
Seamus Harper: You have a better idea?
Tyr Anasazi: No.
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Dylan and Rommie are sent to a prison planet
3 May 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

When Dylan and Rommie visit a planet to petition then to join a reformed Commonwealth they didn't expected to be arrested; blamed for things that happened after the first commonwealth fell. Without a proper trial they find themselves transferred to a prison planet. They soon learn that there is no chance of parole. Nobody leaves the planet; even people born there are considered prisoners for life. Dylan is determined to leave though; not just because he doesn't want to be there... if he doesn't find a way to recharge Rommie she will die in a matter of days. Back aboard Andromeda the rest of the crew determine to mount a rescue mission; unfortunately they don't know which, out of hundreds of prison planets, they were sent to... neither do they know the planet has a deadly defence system.

This was a pretty solid episode; there was some decent action and the fact that Rommie's batteries were running down added to the sense of urgency. The prison itself was pretty menacing with Dylan being forced to fight a Magog to keep the disc that would give him access to food... one day a sci-fi series will send protagonists to a more enlightened prison! I liked the red tint to all outdoor scenes on this planet; it gave a good Martian feel even though this planet obviously had a breathable atmosphere and some vegetation. The way Dylan looks for allies worked well with Kimberley Warnat and Claudette Mink doing solid jobs as 'good girl' Jessa and queen-bee Kae-Lee respectively. Away from the prison things were interesting too; once again Trance is intriguing... does she know things that others don't or does she just have amazing luck? Overall a good episode; I enjoyed it more than the previous one.

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