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A motley crew of galaxy-hopping heroes attempt to restore civilization in the syndicated TV series ‘Andromeda’

March 30, 2020

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 30, 2020

One of the things I’ve been doing to pass the time during my Covid-19 quarantine is streaming Andromeda, the syndicated science-fiction series that aired 110 episodes from October 2000 through May 2005. I watched the 22nd and final installment of the first season last night.

The show centers on Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo), a member of the High Guard, a military service that patrols three galaxies united under the banner of the peaceful Systems Commonwealth. Near the beginning of the pilot episode, Hunt’s starship, Andromeda Ascendant, stumbles upon a covert rebel fleet that’s about to launch a surprise attack. Hunt orders his hopelessly outnumbered crew to abandon ship but stays at the helm in an effort to save his damaged vessel by maneuvering around the edge of a black hole.

Hunt’s gambit fails because he’s forced to confront a traitorous officer. Because of Einsteinian time dilation, three centuries pass in the rest of the galaxy during the second that it takes the battered captain to blink his eyes.

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