Andromeda TV Series Overview (2000-2005)


Introduction

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.

Andromeda (formally titled Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda) is a Canadian-American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry’s widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin Sorbo as High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt. The series premiered on 02 October 2000, and ended on 13 May 2005.

Andromeda was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and produced by Andromeda Productions, Tribune Entertainment, Fireworks Entertainment and MBR Productions. In Canada, the show aired on Global TV (Fireworks’ parent company) and ran in first-run syndication in the United States.

Andromeda is one of two TV series (to date) alongside Earth: Final Conflict based on concepts Roddenberry had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s; Roddenberry died in 1991, nine years prior to the series premiere. The name Dylan Hunt had previously been used for the hero of two TV pilots Roddenberry had produced in the mid-1970s, Genesis II, and Planet Earth, all of which shared a similar dystopian, post-apocalyptic premise.

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.

Outline

Andromeda is set thousands of years in the future, and centres on a fictional constitutional monarchy called the Systems Commonwealth, which is based in the governmental system of Tarn-Vedra. Humanity was discovered by the Systems Commonwealth, and soon became one of thousands of member species. The Systems Commonwealth has spread into three galaxies over the span of tens of thousands of years. The galaxies are: The Milky Way Galaxy, Triangulum Galaxy, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Large, sentient ships travel from one end of the Systems Commonwealth to the other via “Slipstream”, riding the quantum strings that connect planets, solar systems and galaxies.

The Systems Commonwealth is a Utopian society, but is in a semi-state of war with the Magog, a humanoid species that is obsessed with war and that worship their god, the Spirit of the Abyss. Several years prior to the first episode of the series, the Systems Commonwealth ceded to the Magog a key world as part of the Treaty of Antares. Antares is key to one of the Systems Commonwealth member species, the genetically engineered Nietzscheans, who follow the doctrine of the Earth philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, taking physical and mental superiority to extremes. This is the embodiment of their basic beliefs, as they see themselves as the race described as the “Übermensch” by Friedrich Nietzsche. The Nietzscheans are silently angry with this peace agreement with the Magog, as they believe that the Magog are inherently evil, and are playing the Systems Commonwealth for fools. They secretly plan to attempt to seize control of the Systems Commonwealth, because they perceive that the Systems Commonwealth has grown weak, and that it is only natural that they (as the strong) try and take over.

The Systems Commonwealth is defended by the High Guard, a military and diplomatic force which includes an armada of extremely powerful ships capable of destroying suns and depopulating entire planets in a matter of seconds. The protagonist of the series, Captain Dylan Hunt, is the captain of a capital Systems Commonwealth ship, the titular Andromeda Ascendant. The ship’s computer, a powerful Artificial Intelligence, is another key character in the series.

The entire Systems Commonwealth, including Dylan Hunt, are caught totally by surprise by the opening ambush of the First Systems Commonwealth Civil War. Andromeda Ascendant’s crew abandons ship on the captain’s order, but the Andromeda Ascendant and Dylan Hunt get caught on the edge of the event horizon of a Black Hole, exponentially slowing down time for 300 years.

303 years after Andromeda Ascendant and Dylan Hunt are suspended, the crew of the old salvage ship, the Eureka Maru, locates the Andromeda Ascendant. In the three centuries that followed the uprising, the Commonwealth has completely fallen. After winning over the crew of the Eureka Maru, some reluctantly, Dylan Hunt recruits the salvage crew to join him in an attempt to restore the Systems Commonwealth and sign on new member worlds.

The salvage crew is made up of its leader, Beka Valentine, a continually relapsing con-artist and ace pilot; an engineer named Seamus Harper who can interact with computers via a neural port; Trance Gemini, a mysterious purple alien; and Rev Bem a converted Magog. “Rev” is short for Reverend, and he practices a pacifist religion called The Way and has become a Wayist priest. Along with the crew, the man that hired them to salvage the Andromeda brought along a Nietzschean mercenary named Tyr Anasazi. Tyr is the leader of a group of other mercenaries, of which he is the only one to survive the opening episodes. Tyr’s Nietzschean propensity for self-preservation leads him to join Dylan’s crew.

Series 01 (2000-2001)

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.

Series 02 (2001-2002)

Season two begins with the crew of Andromeda in a hopeless situation. An injured Dylan is treated by Trance and goes to the Magog World ship with Rommie in order to recover Tyr, Harper and Rev Bem from certain death. Harper is implanted with Magog larvae, and Rev’s loyalty is tested when he sees his species god, the Spirit of the Abyss. Although Tyr and Harper are recovered from the world ship, Andromeda is badly damaged, there is no way to extract the Magog larvae from Harper. A powerful drug will prevent them from hatching for a time, but it only delays the inevitable.

The season shows the crew reacting to the sudden need of a powerful government in order to organize species to defeat the Magog, and the New Systems Commonwealth that can fill that need. Many worlds became very willing to sign the New Systems Commonwealth charter after learning of the Worldship, and Dylan becomes a more ruthless person as well. However, by the end of the season the New Systems Commonwealth gains a new powerful war fleet and a total of fifty charter worlds.

Andromeda’s Nietzschean crewman, Tyr Anasazi, is revealed to have a son, Tamerlane Anasazi, who is a genetic reincarnation of Drago Museveni, Founder and Progenitor of the entire Nietzschean Race. Since all the Nietzschean Prides believe that Drago Musevini’s genetic reincarnation will be a great leader and prophet, and Tyr Anasazi has a unique opportunity to unite all the Nietzschean Prides. He does not use it yet, biding his time.

In the season finale the Systems Commonwealth is finally reinstated. A ceremony is held on board the Andromeda Ascendant, but is interrupted by the attack of the Pocket Universe species.

Series 03 (2002-2003)

The Systems Commonwealth has reunited, but there is unfortunately not much progress in the fight with the Magog and Spirit of the Abyss. Many episodes this season are standalones.

Several episodes of season three explore Trance and her role. One episode (The Dark Backward) is filmed completely from Trance’s viewpoint, showing that she “lives” through all possible alternate futures before choosing the right one.

Nietzschean crewman Tyr Anasazi makes his move at the end of the season. He implants his son Tamerlane Anasazi’s DNA into his own body, and reunites most of the Nietzschean Prides. They secede from the New Systems Commonwealth. The Season ends with Tyr betraying the New Systems Commonwealth.

Series 04 (2003-2004)

In season four, Dylan is nearly arrested by the New Systems Commonwealth. The Collectors, who were originally keepers of historical information, had broken into 2 factions. The first faction had remained loyal to the Commonwealth’s charter, while the second faction had been using the Collector library for illegal activities. The corrupt faction had also allied with the Spirit of the Abyss, and manipulated the fragile government of the New Commonwealth in order to portray Dylan Hunt as a rogue officer who had gone renegede. The Abyss infiltrates the Commonwealth using many other agents as well.

Eventually the Collectors unite with Tyr and his newly united Nietzschean Prides. Tyr mistrusts the Spirit of the Abyss, but hopes to defeat it by working with it and discovering its weaknesses. He tries to find a map to the Route of Ages – a portal connecting all the universes together. It is possible to weaken the Abyss by passing through it, but Dylan gets the map instead and allows Tyr to follow Andromeda through the Route of Ages because Tyr knows more about the Abyss. He kills Tyr, because he tries to make a deal with the Spirit of the Abyss.

Since the Route of Ages closes before the Andromeda can get back, Dylan has to use Trance’s help. She reveals to him that she is Avatar of a Sun. Trance destroys the Andromeda and re-creates it in the right universe.

The Magog evolve and become more intelligent, and cunning. In the season finale their Worldship is rediscovered. It is heading towards the Arkology, an old space station with very pacifist population. Dylan frantically tries to convince them that they have to defend themselves, but the people of the Arkology hope to create a peace treaty with the Magog.

They pay dearly for that mistake, as the Magog never make peace with anyone. Andromeda tries to defend the Arkology against the Worldship, but is overwhelmed. The Arkology is destroyed along with its millions of inhabitants, and Rhade, Beka, and Harper are left in no-win situations. Rommie explodes after being shot through her stomach while saving Harper from the Magog.

Series 05 (2004-2005)

Season five starts with an unusual premise. Dylan finds himself transported into the Seefra System – 9 identical barren worlds with a superstitious population and 2 suns. Technology (especially spaceflight) is shunned, and water is treasured because of constant drought. Flavin, a Paradine, meets Dylan here, giving him cryptic hints about Dylan’s destiny and what Seefra is before disappearing.

Cast

  • Dylan Hunt, played by Kevin Sorbo, captain of the Andromeda Ascendant.
  • Beka Valentine, played by Lisa Ryder, captain of the Eureka Maru and first officer on Andromeda.
  • Tyr Anasazi (seasons 01-04) played by Keith Hamilton Cobb, weapons officer (seasons 01-03).
  • Seamus Zelazny Harper, played by Gordon Michael Woolvett, chief engineer.
  • Trance Gemini, played by Laura Bertram, doctor and life support officer.
  • Rev Bem (Reverend “Red Plague” Behemial Far Traveller) (seasons 01-02), played by Brent Stait, science officer.
  • Andromeda (Rommie), played by Lexa Doig, ship’s AI and android avatar.
  • Telemachus Rhade (seasons 04-05), played by Steve Bacic, weapons officer.
  • Doyle (season 05), played by Brandy Ledford, AI’s second android avatar.

Andromeda Universe

Slipstream

Slipstream is the primary mode of travel for ships in the Andromeda universe, and the only known method of traveling faster than the speed of light. The Vedran discovery of the Slipstream was instrumental in the formation of their intergalactic empire, which became the precursor of the Systems Commonwealth.

Slipstream cannot be navigated by AIs (they have a 50% chance of choosing the correct path). Only organic pilots can “sense” a way to their destination (they have a 99% chance of choosing the correct path), and although AIs are fitted on all large ships, they always require an organic pilot for interstellar travel. It is thought to be the process of choosing a path that makes the chosen path the correct one.

A function of slipstream is that apparent objective velocities are extremely variable, as it enables travel across millions of light years seemingly as swiftly as travelling between neighbouring stars only tens of light years apart. Further, slipstream is a non-linear method of travel; the best and swiftest way to get from Point A to Point B (though they might be in the same galaxy) may very well involve hopping to another galaxy entirely. Also, the more frequently used routes are often easier, faster and more predictable.

Systems Commonwealth

The Systems Commonwealth was a huge utopian civilization, spanning three major galaxies of the Local Group. It was founded by the Vedrans, the first race to discover slipstream, who initially used it to conquer the Andromeda Galaxy. After a long and bitter war of attrition with the major powers of the Triangulum Galaxy, the Vedran Empire was reorganised as the democratic Systems Commonwealth. The Commonwealth served as a peaceful intergalactic government for almost 10,000 years until the Nietzschean revolt.

Dylan eventually managed to restore the Commonwealth (though not to its former glory; initially it had only 50 members while the Old Commonwealth had included more than a million worlds). However, the New Commonwealth soon fell victim to internal corruption masterminded by the group known as the Collectors, who were allied with the Abyss.

Major Star Systems

  • Hephaestus, a system with a significant Nietzschean population that was devastated by a rogue black hole in the pilot episode and the place of Dylan’s frozen imprisonment in time for 300 years.
    • It turned out in season five that the Andromeda somehow still retained a connection to this black hole.
  • Mobius, a barren world with underground cities. Mobius was ruled by ruthless dictators for many centuries but joined the New Commonwealth when its leader, the “Great Compass” Venetri, resigned.
  • San-Ska-Re, a Than homeworld and a major power in post-Fall Known Worlds.
    • Did not actually appear on screen.
  • Seefra, a mysterious artificial system of nine planets and two suns where Dylan and his crew were transported after the Battle of Arkology.
    • Seefra-One is revealed to actually be Tarn-Vedra.
  • Tarazed, a world with significant human and loyalist Nietzschean populations; it survived the Long Night largely unscathed.
    • It became the first capital of the New Commonwealth. Birthplace of Telemachus Rhade.
    • Tarazed was described in the series as being located in another galaxy and therefore is not intended to be equivalent to Tarazed, a non-fictional star of the same name.
  • Tarn-Vedra, the capital of the Old Systems Commonwealth and Vedran homeworld.
    • All slipstream routes to Tarn-Vedra vanished soon after the Nietzschean rebellion, contributing to the ensuing chaos.
    • Dylan was born on Tarn-Vedra.
    • One of his motivations for restoring the Commonwealth is the search for his own lost home.
  • Earth was ravaged by the Nietzschean occupation and Magog assaults during the Long Night.
    • Harper was born and acquired his notable survival skills there.
  • Arkology, a huge space station with a pacifist population and the site of the Andromeda’s second confrontation with the Magog Worldship.
    • The Andromeda lost and the Arkology was destroyed, but Trance still managed to cripple the Worldship with her powers.

Major Races

  • Avatars of the Suns, humanoid forms of stars with great powers.
    • They are immortal and can travel through time and space, affecting events and people as they wish.
  • Humans make up about 70% of the Known Worlds population.
    • Subspecies with minor genetic enhancements (like the Inari) are common.
  • Kalderans, a xenophobic reptilian race that once rivalled the Vedrans.
    • They managed to reverse engineer their own Slipstream drive.
  • Magog, a race of savage semi-intelligent alien killers, feared throughout the Known Worlds.
    • The Magog have to kill and eat fresh meat to sustain themselves and to lay eggs in sentient beings to procreate.
    • The Magog Worldship is a structure of 20 planets and an artificial sun, home to trillions of Magog and a grave threat to the Known Worlds.
  • Nietzscheans, a group of superior humans who believed in self-improvement via genetic engineering and intense competition.
    • They left the planet Earth thousands of years ago and evolved into a separate subspecies (Homo sapiens invictus) that colonised many worlds throughout the galaxies.
    • Nietzscheans are responsible for the Fall of the Systems Commonwealth; however, they failed to replace it with the Nietzschean Empire (as they had originally planned) because of constant betrayals and conflicts between different Nietzschean Prides.
  • Nightsiders, rat-like humanoids with poor vision, but highly developed hearing.
    • Their reproductive cycle is very damaging to the environment, as their early larval stage is an aquatic creature that eats anything it comes across.
  • Paradine, a highly evolved form of the Vedrans, who look like ordinary humans.
    • The Paradine apparently had a special role in dealing with the Avatars of the Suns and the Route of Ages, but they are all but extinct now.
    • Dylan Hunt learns, in the finale of season 4, that he is a Paradine, from his father’s side.
  • Perseids, a highly intelligent race of alien scientists and bureaucrats.
  • Pyrian, a grotesque, tentacled orb like species who are one of the most powerful enemies of the Commonwealth.
  • Than-Thre-Kull (Than), a tough and highly intelligent and civilised insectoid race divided into various function-specific castes.
  • Vedrans, the first intelligent race to discover the slipstream that connects the entire universe.
    • The Vedrans went on to conquer the Known Worlds, building the Vedran Empire.
    • The Empire was plagued by internal conflicts and eventually was peacefully transformed into the Systems Commonwealth.

Other Races

  • Bokor, dangerous parasites that possess other species in order to survive, spreading through physical contact.
    • Inside their shells, the Bokor are practically invulnerable to any type of weapon, ranging to energy, melee or bullets.
    • However, they are vulnerable to electricity.
    • Their existence in the Known Worlds is abhorred by the Than, who attack any vessel carrying them.
    • For normal humanoids, it takes a while for the Bokor to destroy their neural functions and take over.
    • But for Trance Gemini, it just took a few seconds.
  • Ogami, a race of brutish pirates and mercenaries.

Organisations

  • Collectors, The Commonwealth’s keepers of secret history.
    • The collectors who took over power of the new Commonwealth are agents of the Abyss, but the true collectors remain hidden and are on the side of the light.
  • Genites, a high-tech, numerous and well-organised intergalactic group whose aim is to rid the Universe of genetically engineered beings, especially the Nietzschean Prides, who brought about the downfall of humanity.
  • High Guard, the main military force of the Systems Commonwealth.
  • Tech Police, the brutish anti-tech enforcement on Seefra-1.
  • Templar, a group of men and women who sought to restore order after the Fall.
    • They were founded by High Guard Admiral Constanza Stark.

Production

Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Tribune Entertainment began developing series from Gene Roddenberry’s archive in 1997. Robert Hewitt Wolfe was brought in to develop the series. Fireworks Entertainment was brought in to co-finance and for international distribution. In early 1999, actor Kevin Sorbo was recruited to star in the series while he starred in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Sorbo, his agent, Eric Gold, and Majel Roddenberry were to be executive producers and Wolfe as co-executive producer. Bette Chadwick was in charge of casting, while visual effects were initially handled by Lost Boys Studios and Northwest Imaging & FX. By 09 September 1999, Tribune had stations committed for two years in 24 of the top 30 markets with 22 Tribune and 38 Sinclair stations for a 60% national clearance giving the series a greenlight. The show was offered barter terms with an eight national/six local advertising split.

The Andromeda theme that was used in the first season was composed by Alex Lifeson, guitarist for the progressive rock band Rush; executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe is a big fan.

Andromeda’s first episode was aired in syndication on 02 October 2000 while being carried on Global Television Network in Canada. Tribune Broadcasting station signed on to carry the show in its first season. On 20 January 2002, Andromeda was renewed for two seasons, its third and fourth, having gotten two year deals with stations in 39 out the top 40 markets. By 31 January 2003, the show was renewed for its fourth season, 2003-2004, in 148 markets representing 88% of the US. The show was averaging 2.2 rating for the 2002-2003 season, third behind Stargate SG-1. For the 2003-2004 season, the show is one of only four first-run scripted series in syndication along with its Tribune stable mate, Mutant X.

On 14 January 2004, the Sci-Fi Channel made a deal for the show and all its episodes plus fellow Tribune syndicated but discontinued show BeastMaster. In March, the cable channel would start showing season four episodes which would then be seen in syndication seven to ten days later. With the deal, the series was renewed for its fifth and final season. The show began its run on Sci-Fi with a re-airing of the two-hour pilot episode.

On 23 April 2004, CanWest Global Communications announced the closure of Fireworks Entertainment and placing Fireworks’ library up for sale. With Fireworks being the primary production company, this was effectively the show’s cancellation notice. However two of Fireworks shows were shifted to fellow CanWest subsidiary Global Television, and the fact the show was renewed just in January. Tribune had ordered the show and Mutant X into production for the 2004-2005 season under the show’s contract options. Fireworks Entertainment took Tribune to court to get an order releasing them from production and financing the two series.

Home Media

By 2003, ADV Films had home video/DVD rights for the show. The company released the entire series on DVD in region 1 between 2003 and 2006. In December 2003, ADV released Season 3, Collection 2. On 03 October 2006, they released a complete series DVD box set known as Andromeda: The Slipstream Collection.

Alliance Home Entertainment has released all five seasons on DVD in Canada only.

In Region 2, Revelation Films has released the first four seasons on DVD in the UK. The fifth and final season was released on 24 November 2014.

On 26 January 2015, Revelation Films released a complete series set on DVD in the UK.

In Region 4, Beyond Home Entertainment has released all five seasons on DVD in Australia. In 2007/2008, they re-released all five seasons in new collector’s editions that featured new packaging and all episodes were digitally re-mastered in widescreen format.

A region B Blu-ray release of Season One was released on 24 June 2013 in the UK, with the next two seasons following by the end of that year.

The all-region Blu-ray release of the complete box set of all five seasons was released on 19 September 2016.

Awards

Andromeda was nominated for 39 awards at organisational events spanning the years 2001 to 2006. The nominations comprised six Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA awards, five Chicago International Film Festival awards, eight Gemini Awards, fifteen Leo Awards, and five WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival awards. The show won 18 of those awards.

Trivia

  • The series started out with high hopes but a series of internal issues kept causing problems that prevented it from reaching the popularity that had been anticipated.
  • There were issues with makeup and character appearance.
    • K.H. Cobb did not want to wear the contact lens that were originally intended to mark Nietzscheans and the “bone blades” compromise on the arms never made much sense anatomically.
    • He just looked like he was wearing some cast-off costume parts from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and even then he was unhappy.
    • Trance’s initial appearance was both expensive (CGI tail) and difficult to light (it is hard to make everyone look normal in a scene where one person is purple. Neither film nor lights are designed to handle purple people).
    • Brent Stait suffered due to both the adhesive holding facial prosthetics and hair onto his face being damaging to his skin and the hot suit (made of yak hair) which caused him to suffer from serious issues of heat exhaustion.
    • His character also had to be redesigned to keep from killing the actor (Farscape, another SF series made about the same time, had a character removed because the blue makeup she wore turned out to be toxic when used long term).
  • There were internal issues with the companies producing the series.
    • The last year the episodes went from $1 million budget per episode to half that because one of the producing partners went bankrupt.
    • The last season showed the almost painfully cheap production values with several episodes taking place on plain old back lots.
  • There were also major reshuffling of show runners, producers, writers, etc. along the way, which caused other creative issues.
    • At one point, the lead writers were fired abruptly in an effort to change course and improve the ratings.
    • As usual in these situations, it made things worse.
  • Keith Hamilton Cobb did not like working on a hour-long TV series in western Canada when his goal was more oriented to New York stage work.
    • He left the series after some legal wrangling, which forced another major story line alteration.
  • Gene Roddenberry actually had almost nothing to do with the series beside a few leftover ideas from earlier series.
    • Although his widow was listed as an executive producer, Majel Barrett had no active involvement.
    • Some hardcore ST fans felt Roddenberry’s legacy was being exploited and reacted badly.
  • The fandom even fractured early, with large numbers of early fans openly discussing how much they disliked the lead character and the lead actor to the point that they saw the evil Nietzscheans as “the good guys”.
    • It got nastier as Cobb was leaving.
    • Rather than having a united fan base that supported the show, about half the so-called fans seemed to openly despise it.

Andromeda Series

Each season consists of 22 episodes, totaling 110 episodes over five seasons.

The 100th episode (S05E12, Pride Before the Fall) contains 108 seconds of outtakes (many intentional) at the end as a “thank you” to the viewers.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Jorge Montesi … (20 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Allan Eastman … (12 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Richard Flower … (11 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • David Winning … (10 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Brad Turner … (8 episodes, 2001-2005).
    • Peter DeLuise … (8 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Allan Harmon … (6 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Mike Rohl … (5 episodes, 2000-2002).
    • David Warry-Smith … (5 episodes, 2000-2002).
    • Martin Wood … (5 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Michael Robison … (4 episodes, 2001-2003).
    • Allan Kroeker … (3 episodes, 2000-2001).
    • T.J. Scott … (3 episodes, 2001).
    • Brenton Spencer … (2 episodes, 2000).
    • J. Miles Dale … (2 episodes, 2002-2003).
    • Gordon Verheul … (2 episodes, 2004).
    • George Mendeluk … (1 episode, 2001).
    • Philip David Segal … (1 episode, 2002).
    • Andrew Potter … (1 episode, 2003).
    • Pat Williams … (1 episode, 2003).
  • Producer(s):
    • Majel Barrett … executive producer (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Adam Haight … executive producer (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Josanne B. Lovick … executive producer/co-producer/producer (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Karen Wookey … supervising producer (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Sherry Gorval … producer (107 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Jay Firestone … executive producer (89 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Kevin Sorbo … executive producer (88 episodes, 2001-2005).
    • Allan Eastman … executive producer (66 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Robert Engels … executive producer (66 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … co-executive producer/executive producer (44 episodes, 2000-2002).
    • Keri Young … producer (44 episodes, 2000-2002).
    • Louisa Skinner … associate producer (44 episodes, 2002-2004).
    • Ethlie Ann Vare … co-producer (22 episodes, 2001-2002).
    • Karen Smith … associate producer (22 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Karen Anne Smith … associate producer (22 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • John Ledford … producer (21 episodes, 2000-2001).
    • Emily Skopov … consulting producer (2001) (unknown episodes).
    • Robert Simmonds … line producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Gene Roddenberry … (created by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … (developed by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … (written by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … (excerpts written by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … (story by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Robert Hewitt Wolfe … (teleplay by) (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Ashley Miller … (staff writer) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Ashley Miller … (written by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Ashley Miller … (excerpts written by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Ashley Miller … (story by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Zack Stentz … (staff writer) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Zack Stentz … (written by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Zack Stentz … (excerpts written by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Zack Stentz … (story by) (40 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Matt Kiene … (written by) (19 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Matt Kiene … (excerpts written by) (19 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Matt Kiene … (teleplay by) (19 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Joe Reinkemeyer … (written by) (17 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Joe Reinkemeyer … (excerpts written by) (17 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Joe Reinkemeyer … (teleplay by) (17 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Larry Barber … (written by) (14 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Larry Barber … (excerpts written by) (14 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Paul Barber … (written by) (14 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Paul Barber … (excerpts written by) (14 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Ethlie Ann Vare … (written by) (11 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Ethlie Ann Vare … (excerpts written by) (11 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Ethlie Ann Vare … (teleplay by) (11 episodes, 2000-2004).
    • Robert Engels … (written by) (10 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Robert Engels … (excerpts written by) (10 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Naomi Janzen … (written by) (9 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Naomi Janzen … (excerpts written by) (9 episodes, 2002-2005).
    • Emily Skopov … (written by) (6 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • Emily Skopov … (excerpts written by) (6 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • Emily Skopov … (teleplay by) (6 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • John Whelpley … (written by) (5 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • John Whelpley … (excerpts written by) (5 episodes, 2001-2004).
    • Gordon Michael Woolvett … (written by) (3 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Celeste Chan Wolfe … (story by) (2 episodes, 2001-2002).
    • John Lloyd Parry … (teleplay by) (2 episodes, 2001-2002).
    • John Lloyd Parry … (written by) (2 episodes, 2001-2002).
    • Erik Oleson … (excerpts written by) (2 episodes, 2002).
    • Erik Oleson … (written by) (2 episodes, 2002).
    • Lawrence Meyers … (excerpts written by) (2 episodes, 2003-2004).
    • Lawrence Meyers … (written by) (2 episodes, 2003-2004).
    • Lu Abbott … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Scott Frost … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Gillian Horvath … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • John Kirk … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Stacey Berman Woodward … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Ted Mann … (excerpts written by) (2 episodes, 2004).
    • Ted Mann … (written by) (2 episodes, 2004).
    • Walter Jon Williams … (written by) (1 episode, 2000).
    • Steven Barnes … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2001).
    • Michael Cassutt … (written by) (1 episode, 2002).
    • Jill Sherwin … (story by) (1 episode, 2002).
    • Joel Metzger … (written by) (1 episode, 2003).
    • Turi Meyer … (written by) (1 episode, 2005).
    • Alfredo Septién … (written by) (1 episode, 2005).
  • Music:
    • Matthew McCauley … (110 episodes, 2000-2005).
  • Cinematography:
    • Gordon Verheul … (104 episodes, 2000-2005).
    • Jim Wallace … (2 episodes, 2004).
  • Editor(s):
    • Gordon Rempel … (30 episodes, 2000-2003).
    • Nicole Ratcliffe … (22 episodes, 2001-2005).
    • Eric Hill … (14 episodes, 2000-2002).
    • Lara Mazur … (13 episodes, 2001-2003).
    • Robb Watson … (8 episodes, 2003-2004).
    • Dave Rees … (8 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • James Ilecic … (7 episodes, 2004-2005).
    • Ron Yoshida … (6 episodes, 2000-2004).
  • Production:
    • Fireworks Entertainment.
    • Tribune Entertainment.
    • BLT Productions.
    • Global.
    • MBR Productions Inc.
  • Distributor(s):
    • The Sci-Fi Channel (2000-2005) (USA) (TV).
    • CanWest Global Television Network (2000-2005) (Canada) (TV).
    • AXN (Japan) (TV).
    • AXN (Suriname) (TV).
    • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD) (seasons 1 and 2).
    • Elephant Films (2004) (France) (all media).
    • Happinet(I). (2003) (Japan) (DVD).
    • Happinet(I). (2003) (Japan) (VHS).
    • Highlight Film (2002) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Kurt Media (2008) (Germany) (DVD).
    • M1 (2001-2002) (Hungary) (TV) (original airing) (season 1-2).
    • New Star (2003) (Greece) (VHS).
    • Pandastorm Pictures (2017) (Germany) (DVD).
    • RTL2 (Germany) (TV).
    • Sci Fi (2008) (Japan) (TV).
    • Viasat3 (2008-) (Hungary) (TV) (repeats).
    • Yorin (2002-) (Netherlands) (TV).
  • Release Date: 02 October 2000 to 13 May 2005.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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