Andromeda (2000–2005)
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Trance tries to pilot the Andromeda through slipstream, and the crew ends up traveling back in time, to the time just before the Commonwealth fell. The crew must decide whether to take actions that could endanger the future.

Director:

Allan Eastman

Writers:

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
Jo Bates ... Captain Borotep Yeshgar
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Trance tries to pilot the Andromeda through slipstream, and the crew ends up traveling back in time, to the time just before the Commonwealth fell. The crew must decide whether to take actions that could endanger the future.

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As Rommie announces toward the end of the episode, the main action of the show takes place in the year CY 10,087. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Hunt: I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.
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Connections

Featured in Andromeda: The Unconquerable Man (2003) See more »

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A chance to change history
29 April 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

As this episode opens Tyr and Beka are giving a nervous Trance Gemini a lesson in slip stream flight. After her flight they are nowhere near where they intended to be and the slipstream drive is off line. It is soon established that they are at the site it the decisive battle which ended the Commonwealth; strangely there is no wreckage... it is because they have travelled back in time to a point two days before the battle. Opinions on what to do are varied; should they warn the Commonwealth; should they, as Harper suggests, lure the Nietzchean fleet into a trap; should they, as Tyr suggests, back the Nietzcheans so they wouldn't be divided after the battle; or perhaps they should just leave and let history happen. Then a much larger Nietzchean fleet arrives; perhaps history is what it is because they intervened in some way.

This episode raises many interesting moral questions and even after decisions are made those involved aren't certain that their choices were correct. We get plenty of solid character development; notably for Tyr and Harper. It was particularly interesting in the latter's case as he has been a bit of a comedy character so far; Gordon Michael Woolvett does a solid job in the role. Laura Bertram also impresses as Trance Gemini; an enigmatic character who is becoming more interesting each time she appears as more than a background character... while not obviously stated one must wonder if it was a coincidence that she took Andromeda to that time and place; or as Rev Bem suggests it was divine will or perhaps Trance somehow planned it. As well as some interesting questions being raised we also get some solid action. Overall I'd say this was a superior episode.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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