Andromeda

The title card for Andromeda from the Season 1 DVD collection.
The title card for Andromeda from the Season 1 DVD collection.

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.[1] It starred Kevin Sorbo as High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt. The series premiered on October 2, 2000, and ended on May 13, 2005.

Andromeda was filmed in VancouverBritish Columbia, Canada, and produced by Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment. It was distributed by Global TV (Fireworks’ parent company) in Canada and syndicated in the United States on WGN and other channels.[2][3] It was picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. halfway through season four.[4] Andromeda is one of two TV series (to date) based on concepts Roddenberry had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s. 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 sharing a similar dystopian, post-apocalyptic premise.

References

  1. Lipper, Don (2000-11-01). “The Great Hen of the Galaxy Speaks”Space.com. Archived from the original on 2005-05-24. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  2.  “Annual Report 2000” (PDF). CanWest Global Communications Corp. 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  3. “Science Fiction/Fantasy/Etc. TV Episode Titles For 2000/2001 season”. SFTV.org. 2000-09-30. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  4.  “Science Fiction/Fantasy/Etc. TV Episode Titles For 2003/2004 season”. SFTV.org. 2003-11-04. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-16.