Captain Dylan Hunt and the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.
The series combines elements of hard science fiction and drama, while dealing with social and political issues such as drug abuse, death, bribery, and intergalactic politics.
The first season of the series shows the devastating surprise attacks that destroyed the Systems Commonwealth, and Dylan Hunt assembling a crew and adjusting to the changed universe, while pursuing the creation of the New Systems Commonwealth. However, the idea of a new Commonwealth proves to be unpopular, because only 6 planets actually sign the Commonwealth charter in this season. Major social, military, and political powers like the Than Hegemony and the Nietzschean Sabra Pride and Jaguar Pride do not view Dylan Hunt seriously and do not really notice him. Dylan Hunt also makes several enemies, which include several powerful Nietzschean Prides.
Dylan Hunt also encounters many remnants of the old High Guard and witnesses the consequences of his own actions from 300 years before. He finally realizes that the old Commonwealth had made mistakes, which as a result, he would like to avoid.
A major theme of this season is the unification of the Andromeda Ascendant’s new crew. Dylan Hunt’s new crew does not really believe in or value the ideas and philosophy of the New Systems Commonwealth, and they join him only for personal gain. To their surprise, they find that having something to fight for is fulfilling. They like the idea so much, that Beka, Dylan’s first officer, even promises to continue his mission if he dies.
In the season finale, the Andromeda Ascendant encounters the Magog World Ship, a huge megastructure consisting of twenty connected planets and an Artificial star. The World ship contains trillions of Magog. It is also equipped with an extremely powerful weapon – a Point Singularity Projector, which creates miniature black holes and fires them. In the ensuing battle, the Andromeda Ascendant is heavily damaged, Tyr Anasazi and Seamus Harper are kidnapped and taken to the world ship, and the rest of the crew are badly injured.
You can find a full index and overview of Andromeda here.
- Episode 01: Under the Night.
- Episode 02: An Affirming Flame.
- Episode 03: To Loose the Fateful Lightning.
- Episode 04: D Minus Zero.
- Episode 05: Double Helix.
- Episode 06: Angel Dark, Demon Bright.
- Episode 07: The Ties That Bind.
- Episode 08: The Banks of the Lethe.
- Episode 09: A Rose in the Ashes.
- Episode 10: All Great Neptune’s Ocean.
- Episode 11: The Pearls That Were His Eyes.
- Episode 12: The Mathematics of Tears.
- Episode 13: Music of a Distant Drum.
- Episode 14: Harper 2.0.
- Episode 15: Forced Perspective.
- Episode 16: The Sum of Its Parts.
- Episode 17: Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way.
- Episode 18: The Devil Take the Hindmost.
- Episode 19: The Honey Offering.
- Episode 20: Star-Crossed.
- Episode 21: It Makes a Lovely Light.
- Episode 22: Its Hour Come ‘Round at Last’.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 02 October 2000 to 14 May 2001.
- Running Time: 43 minutes.
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.