Andromeda (2000–2005)
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The Banks of the Lethe 

When Andromeda runs experiments on a black hole, Dylan sends a message into the black hole saying goodbye to his loved ones. The message is received by the woman he left behind, 300 years ... See full summary »


David Winning


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (developed by) | 4 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
Sam Sorbo ... Dr. Sara Riley
Alex Diakun ... Höhne
Eli Gabay Eli Gabay ... Capt. Khalid
Leanne Adachi Leanne Adachi ... Marquez
Rik Kiviaho ... Rekeeb
Elizabeth Thai ... Twilight


When Andromeda runs experiments on a black hole, Dylan sends a message into the black hole saying goodbye to his loved ones. The message is received by the woman he left behind, 300 years earlier, a side affect of the experiment. When they find a way to transport him back to that time, he knows he cannot stay and prevent the fall of the Commonwealth. But can he bring his fiancée with him to his new time? Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Release Date:

20 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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1.33 : 1
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Sam Sorbo, who plays Dylan Hunt's wife in this episode, is actor Kevin Sorbo's wife in real life. See more »


Höhne: We're all painfully aware of your AI's limitations, Captain. That's why we only plan to maintain the quantum interface for another forty eight hours or so. Well within your ship's safety limitations.
Rommie: Well, I can't argue with his math.
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A message to the past
2 May 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

During an experiment using the black hole in which Andromeda was trapped Dylan ponders the past. Rev Bem suggests that he sends a message to his fiancée into the black hole; there may be no chance that anybody will receive it but just sending it could be cathartic. Amazingly the message is received three hundred years in the past; Dylan's fiancée is part of a rescue mission trying to rescue Andromeda. She replies and Dylan starts planning a way in which they might be reunited without changing history or stopping his plans to recreate the System's Commonwealth. If that weren't enough Andromeda is attacked and the nature of the experiments mean her reactions are much slower than usual.

This was a decent enough episode although I thought it was a bit early for a second story involving time travel. It is also becoming apparent that despite having a relatively small main cast not all of them will be appearing in every episode; in the previous episode Harper was away now Trance was nowhere to be seen. This isn't a real problem as it means there is more time for those that remain; here that is obviously Dylan who must choose between the woman he loves and his dream of restoring the commonwealth. Harper also takes a major part of the story with his entertainingly unsuccessful attempts to demonstrate a working teleportation system. The cast are pretty solid; as Dylan's fiancée is played by Kevin Sorbo's wife Sam Sorbo it isn't surprising that they have a good chemistry. Gordon Michael Woolvett is also on good form as Harper. Away from the main story we learn some interesting facts about the Commonwealth notably that Earth was invited to join rather than being a founder member. Overall this episode was entertaining even if it wasn't the best to date.

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