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Discovery or Andromeda?

  • Thread starter BrotherBenny
  • Start date Sep 9, 2020



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  • Sep 9, 2020

Is it just me or does Discovery season 3 have more in common with Andromeda than Star Trek? Federation gone/Systems Commonwealth gone One Federation/Commonwealth ship remains to rebuild Nietzschean War/The Burn (external attack by ?)  


The King of Kings

IIRC, the original intent for Andromeda was for it to be a Star Trek series, that got rejected by Paramount. It used elements of several Roddenberry ideas from the 70's, including the never made Starship , and the Dylan Hunt name comes from his Genesis II pilot. So what goes around, comes around.  

DISCO season 3 also reminds me of the pitch from Geoffrey Thorne, Star Trek: Federation. I wish they would find a way to fold this, as well as the animated Star Trek: Final Frontier, into this future. I thought both proposals had merit and wish they had been green lighted. If DISCO Season 3 does take inspiration from Andromeda I hope it develops the premise/concept better than Andromeda did. Already DISCO will have bigger budgets and better production values. I still wish we had gotten an Andromeda with a higher budget. I was very stoked when I read their All Systems University before the series premiered and there was a lot of thought put into it, but they just didn't have the budget, and the writing was uneven. Plus I think the focus was too much on Hunt instead of more interesting characters like Tyr, Beka, Rhade, Rev Bem, and even the purple alien (can't remember her name).  


I'm looking forward to it. Andromeda had so much potential but ran off the tracks after the first few seasons. It was still an enjoyable show and I have said before I would love to see Kevin Sorbo at least guest star or have a multi-episode arc in Discovery.  

The Wormhole

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Yeah, everyone's been making comparisons to Andromeda ever since we first learned Disco was travelling into the future. Hopefully, Disco will be able to do the concept better justice than Andromeda did.  

Lord Garth

I stopped watching Andromeda half-way through the first season back in 2000. Then I heard -- from most people -- that the show got worse after the middle of the second season. I tried watching again last year, but I couldn't stick with it, and only made it through a few episodes. I don't think Andromeda is a series that should have the Final Word on the concept of a society rising from the ashes. Plus, I'm sorry to say, the concept speaks to 2020 a lot better than it did 2000.  



A "Federation" rising from the ashes isn't a new concept, even in star trek, Earth after WW3, Cardasia after the Dominion war, Romulans after the supernova. Most was destroyed and now they have to build it back up. Now just have to find out what the "Great Burn" was and is it over with?  


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I'm sure we'll find out more when the series premiers.  

Andromeda and the original concept of had great potential. If it had a real Star Trek budget it may have executed better.  

Noname Given

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cbl1 said: Andromeda and the original concept of had great potential. If it had a real Star Trek budget it may have executed better. Click to expand...

Charles Phipps

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Its a nice concept but I don't want it to overwhelm the homages to the classic TOS era as well as revisiting the politics as well as setting of that. I liked DISCO as it was.  

Noname Given said: The interesting thing (RE: the set up for "Andromeda") is (reading between the lines) if it WERE a Star Trek series concept originally: What? The Vulcans decided to revolt and take over the Federation government; and that lead to civil war and a Federation downfall? Click to expand...
BrotherBenny said: Maybe the Romulans had corrupted the Vulcans and that would have led to the Federation downfall in that scenario... I enjoyed Andromeda for the most part. Here's a question re The Burn, what if the Hobus Supernova propagated through time as well, and the Burn is the temporal supernova remnant? I mean, if the core worlds are destroyed, that would cripple the Federation and the other political entities which were enemies would come in and take over. Such a sequence of events could easily lead to a "mostly collapsed" Federation. Click to expand...



Disco wins solely by not having Kevin Sorbo.  



Vger23 said: I'm sure we'll find out more when the series premiers. Click to expand...


Andromeda was based on Robert Wolfe’s rejected “Fall of the Federation” Star Trek series. So if a Star Trek series uses the same concept it should not be considered an idea borrowed from Andromeda. I watched Andromeda for about 1.5 seasons. It was terrible. Discovery will almost certainly do this storyline better.  



BrotherBenny said: Is it just me or does Discovery season 3 have more in common with Andromeda than Star Trek? Click to expand...
Lord Garth said: The concept that they said Andromeda was based off of: Genesis II . Warning: this isn't very good. It's Gene Roddenberry gone wild. There are some redeeming parts, and I get a kick out of the '70s-ness of it (read into that what you will), but it's not enough. Click to expand...
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Charles Phipps said: I think all of Countdown has been rendered non-canon. Click to expand...
The Wormhole said: Sure has. It was now the Romulus star that went nova as opposed to a star named Hobus. Picard never became an ambassador, Data's never been resurrected. Click to expand...

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The Two Forgotten Gene Roddenberry Shows Star Trek Fans Need To Watch

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When it comes to sci-fi royalty, few names boast a crown greater than Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the original "Star Trek" series . While the show had a short-lived existence during its initial run in the '60s, it still succeeded in kicking off one of the most iconic franchises the world has ever seen, one that's still cranking out movies and shows to this day. (Side note: What would 2024 be as a stardate? We here at Looper are still figuring out how stardates work in the "Star Trek" universe .)

Interestingly, even the staunchest "Star Trek" fan may not know that aside from creating a cultural juggernaut that refuses to take its foot off the warp drive pedal, Roddenberry helped launch a pair of notable sci-fi projects removed from his legendary magnum opus, both of which were created and released after his death in 1991. "Earth: Final Conflict," first airing in 1997, and "Andromeda," which debuted in 2000, are both based on Roddenberry's unpublished notes. While both shows ran for five seasons, they ultimately failed to replicate and cultivate the magic and longevity of "Star Trek." 

Andromeda and Earth: The Final Conflict struggled to live up to the legacy that Gene Roddenberry's name brought

"Earth: The Final Conflict" and "Andromeda" ran for multiple seasons, each getting the opportunity to air exactly 110 episodes, with the former taking place on Earth, telling a story that sees an alien species known as the Taelons arrive with nothing but supposed good-hearted intentions. "Earth: The Final Conflict," at least during its early run, had a heavy dose of political mystery, constantly encouraging viewers to question what the Taelons were up to.

"Andromeda" will likely have more familiar vibes for "Star Trek" fans — kind of. The main plot of the Kevin Sorbo-led series revolves around a ragtag group of spacefarers on a quest to bring freedom to a galaxy plagued with tyranny and strife.

Upon their initial debuts and throughout their respective runs, "Final Conflict" and "Andromeda" failed to garner the greatest reception. Both shows were seemingly riddled with behind-the-scenes drama, with the former showcasing a constant revolving door of cast members leaving and the latter seeing its main showrunner depart before the airing of its second season. In the year 2024, perhaps these forgotten productions can serve as nostalgic gems for Trekkies yearning to uncover more of Roddenberry's creative insight into the sci-fi genre. Fans can find both shows on streaming services like Roku, Tubi, and Freevee.

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Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy, The Cage remastered

The Andromeda Galaxy was an inhabited galaxy located in the universe within relative proximity to the Milky Way . Andromeda had two satellite galaxies. ( TOS : " The Corbomite Maneuver ", " I, Mudd ", " By Any Other Name ")

An image depicting the Andromeda Galaxy was scanned by the Talosians as they reviewed the library computer files on board USS Enterprise in 2254 . ( TOS-R : " The Cage ")

A picture of the Andromeda Galaxy was on display in the briefing room of the USS Enterprise when the crew was reviewing star charts to search for the origin of an unknown buoy . ( TOS : " The Corbomite Maneuver ")

An image of the galaxy was on display on one of the large bridge monitors aboard the USS Enterprise . ( TOS : " Charlie X ", " The Naked Time ", " The Galileo Seven ", " Dagger of the Mind ")

An ancient humanoid race from the Andromeda Galaxy became extinct following the destruction of their homeworld when their sun went supernova . Remnants of the species survived for a time on scattered outposts but eventually died out, leaving their android populations on their own. One of these android-populated outposts was the planet Mudd in the Milky Way Galaxy. ( TOS : " I, Mudd ")

Centuries ago, the Kelvans became aware of dangerously rising radiation levels in Andromeda, a development expected to make that galaxy uninhabitable for their species within ten thousand years (or ten millennia) . The Kelvan Empire dispatched expeditions of multi-generational starships to explore the neighboring galaxies for territories suitable for conquest and occupation. Hypothetically, a Constitution -class starship running at maximum warp would take thousands of years to complete the journey to Andromeda. ( TOS : " By Any Other Name ")

The Andromeda Galaxy and its satellite galaxies (M32 and M110)

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Appendix [ ]

Background information [ ].

An older image of the Andromeda Galaxy appeared in the original "The Cage". This image was replaced for the remastered episode.

This galaxy was located in the Andromeda constellation .

The Messier Catalog number for this galaxy was M31. Both the Andromeda and the Milky Way were located within the Local Group of galaxies. ( Star Trek: Star Charts , p. 10)

The distance between the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way Galaxy was either about one million light years ( Star Trek Encyclopedia , 4th ed., vol. 1, p. 28) or about two million light years. ( Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"); Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 10))

In the real world, the Andromeda Galaxy is 2,537,000 light years from Earth.

Apocrypha [ ]

In Star Trek Online , it is revealed in the mission "Uneasy Allies" that the Iconians have rebuilt their numbers inside a Dyson sphere in the Andromeda Galaxy in preparation for an invasion of the Milky Way.

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External links [ ].

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Is Andromeda Part of Star Trek? Exploring the Connections and Differences

Star Trek and Andromeda are two popular science fiction franchises that have captivated audiences for decades. Both series delve into the vast depths of space, exploring innovative technologies, strange extraterrestrial beings, and the complexities of interstellar diplomacy. While they share many thematic similarities, it is important to note that Andromeda is not a direct part of the Star Trek universe. In this article, we will explore the connections and differences between these two influential science fiction franchises, shedding light on how each has carved its own unique path in the realm of space exploration and storytelling.

Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, premiered in 1966 and has since become a cultural phenomenon. Set in the future, it follows the adventures of Starfleet officers as they traverse the galaxy aboard their starships. With its visionary concepts and progressive ideas, Star Trek has inspired generations of fans and has spawned numerous spin-off series, films, and novels. On the other hand, Andromeda is a separate science fiction series that debuted in 2000, created by Gene Roddenberry’s widow, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, in collaboration with Robert Hewitt Wolfe. Though it shares its creator’s name, Andromeda is not considered an official part of the Star Trek canon. However, it is worth exploring the connections and differences between these two iconic franchises as they have both contributed significantly to the genre and continue to captivate audiences around the world.

The Origins Of Andromeda: A Brief History

Andromeda is a science fiction television series that aired from 2000 to 2005. Created by Gene Roddenberry, the famous mind behind the Star Trek franchise, Andromeda explores a different universe than its Star Trek predecessors.

The show takes place in the distant future where civilization has collapsed, and power struggles between various factions ensue. The protagonist, Captain Dylan Hunt, played by Kevin Sorbo, is a member of the Systems Commonwealth, a former interstellar government that seeks to restore order in the known universe.

Andromeda’s origins can be traced back to the early 1970s when Gene Roddenberry had the idea for a television series called “The New Adventures of Captain Harker.” However, due to various difficulties and Roddenberry’s commitments to Star Trek, the project never materialized. It wasn’t until the 1990s, after Roddenberry’s passing, that his widow Majel Barrett-Roddenberry and writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe developed the concept into what would become Andromeda.

While not officially part of the Star Trek franchise, Andromeda retains some of the themes and storytelling elements that made Star Trek so popular. Its origins and connections to Gene Roddenberry make it a fascinating subject for exploration and comparison to the Star Trek universe.

Star Trek And Andromeda: Historical Influences And Shared Themes

Star Trek and Andromeda are both iconic science fiction television series that have captured the imaginations of millions of viewers. This subheading explores the historical influences and shared themes between the two shows, highlighting the connections that exist despite Andromeda not being an official part of the Star Trek franchise.

Both series draw inspiration from classic science fiction literature, such as the works of Isaac Asimov, and incorporate similar futuristic technologies and concepts. They explore themes of exploration, diplomacy, and the potential of humanity to overcome obstacles and create a better future.

Star Trek and Andromeda share a parallel focus on inclusivity and diversity, featuring multicultural crews and promoting egalitarian values. Additionally, both shows delve into complex ethical dilemmas and philosophical questions, often using their futuristic settings as a backdrop to examine contemporary issues.

Despite existing separately, Star Trek and Andromeda have influenced each other through their common origins. Andromeda’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, was the creator of Star Trek, and this connection has led to shared storytelling elements and narrative styles.

By examining their historical influences and shared themes, it becomes evident that while Andromeda is not officially part of Star Trek, it shares many similarities and stands as its own vibrant contribution to the world of science fiction television.

Characters And Storylines: Comparing Andromeda And Star Trek

In this section, we will delve into the characters and storylines of both Andromeda and Star Trek, exploring their similarities and differences. Both shows feature a diverse cast of characters, each with their unique personalities and backgrounds. However, while Star Trek often focuses on an ensemble cast, with multiple characters sharing the spotlight, Andromeda centers around the character of Captain Dylan Hunt, played by Kevin Sorbo.

One notable difference in the storylines of Andromeda and Star Trek lies in their overall tone. Star Trek is known for its optimistic view of the future, with an emphasis on diplomacy and exploration, while Andromeda takes a darker approach, exploring themes of betrayal, redemption, and the fight against tyranny.

Another distinction can be found in the settings of the two shows. Star Trek is largely set in space, exploring different planets and encountering alien species, while Andromeda primarily takes place on the titular starship Andromeda Ascendant and in the post-apocalyptic world of the Systems Commonwealth.

Despite these differences, both Andromeda and Star Trek share common themes, such as the exploration of humanity’s potential, the importance of teamwork, and the quest for adventure. Both shows have captured the imaginations of fans worldwide and continue to be beloved in the science fiction genre.

The Science Fiction Universe: Similarities And Distinctions

When it comes to the science fiction genre, both Andromeda and Star Trek have created vast universes filled with futuristic technology, interstellar travel, and encounters with alien species. While they share some similarities, there are also key distinctions that set them apart.

Both Andromeda and Star Trek feature advanced spacecraft capable of traversing the cosmos, with Star Trek showcasing iconic starships such as the USS Enterprise and Andromeda boasting the powerful warship known as Andromeda Ascendant. Both series explore themes of exploration, diplomacy, and the conflicts that can arise in galactic society.

However, the tone and approach to these themes differ between Andromeda and Star Trek. Star Trek tends to focus on a more utopian vision of the future, where humanity has overcome many of its societal issues and seeks peaceful exploration. In contrast, Andromeda delves into a darker and more complex universe, with a greater emphasis on action and conflict.

Additionally, while Star Trek has maintained a cohesive canon across its various series and films, Andromeda underwent significant creative changes during its run, leading to a more fragmented and inconsistent narrative.

Despite these differences, both Andromeda and Star Trek have captivated audiences with their imaginative and thought-provoking visions of the science fiction genre.

Andromeda’s Production Team And Its Connection To Star Trek

This subheading delves into the behind-the-scenes connections between the production teams of Andromeda and Star Trek, highlighting the individuals who worked on both shows and the influence they had on each other.

The production team of Andromeda maintains a significant connection to Star Trek, with many crew members, writers, and producers having previously worked on the iconic sci-fi franchise. Notably, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, originally conceived the idea for Andromeda before his passing. After his death, his production company continued to develop the show, eventually bringing it to fruition.

Robert Hewitt Wolfe, a former writer and producer for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, played a crucial role in shaping Andromeda’s storylines and characters. With his experience in building intricate science fiction universes, Wolfe infused Andromeda with a blend of epic space opera, political intrigue, and philosophical underpinnings ‚Äì elements that are synonymous with Star Trek.

Furthermore, several actors who appeared in Star Trek series made guest appearances on Andromeda, reinforcing the connection between the two franchises.

This intertwining of production teams brings a touch of familiarity to Andromeda, making it an intriguing choice for fans of Star Trek who crave similar storytelling and themes in a new and exciting setting.

Fan Communities And Crossover Appeal: Is Andromeda A Popular Choice For Star Trek Fans?

Andromeda, created by Gene Roddenberry, the visionary behind Star Trek, has often been a topic of discussion among Star Trek fans. With its rich universe, intriguing characters, and exploration of ethical dilemmas, Andromeda has captured the attention of sci-fi enthusiasts worldwide. The question is, does it have the same appeal for Star Trek fans?

Many Star Trek fans have found themselves drawn to Andromeda due to its thematic similarities and the shared visionary influence of Roddenberry. Both franchises explore concepts of hope, unity, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Furthermore, the moral complexities and philosophical questions raised in Andromeda resonate with the exploratory spirit of Star Trek.

The fan communities of Andromeda and Star Trek often overlap, with individuals appreciating the commonalities and the homage paid to Roddenberry’s work. Both franchises inspire passionate fan discussions, conventions, and fan-created content, further blurring the lines between the two.

While Andromeda may not have reached the same cultural prominence as Star Trek, its appeal to Star Trek fans is undeniable. It offers a fresh take on the genre while remaining true to the ideals that have made Star Trek an enduring phenomenon. Andromeda stands as a testament to Roddenberry’s legacy and serves as an enjoyable choice for Star Trek fans seeking new adventures in the vast expanse of science fiction.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. is andromeda a part of the star trek universe.

No, Andromeda is not part of the Star Trek universe. It is a separate science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, but it exists in its own fictional universe.

2. Are there any connections between Andromeda and Star Trek?

While both Andromeda and Star Trek were created by Gene Roddenberry and explore similar themes of space exploration and humanity in the future, they are not directly connected. Andromeda has its own unique storyline, characters, and settings separate from the Star Trek franchise.

3. Are the production teams of Andromeda and Star Trek the same?

No, the production teams of Andromeda and Star Trek are different. While both series were influenced by Gene Roddenberry’s vision, the teams responsible for creating and producing the shows are separate, resulting in distinct differences in style, tone, and storytelling.

4. Can fans of Star Trek enjoy Andromeda?

Absolutely! If you are a fan of the science fiction genre, there is a good chance you will enjoy Andromeda. While it may not be directly connected to Star Trek, it shares similar elements and themes, making it appealing to fans of the genre.

5. Is there any crossover between characters or stories in Andromeda and Star Trek?

No, there is no crossover between characters or stories in Andromeda and Star Trek. Each series has its own separate continuity and does not intersect with one another.

In conclusion, while Andromeda and Star Trek share similarities in terms of their exploration of space and futuristic technologies, they exist in separate universes. Andromeda, created by Gene Roddenberry before his passing, diverges from the Star Trek franchise and features its own distinct storylines and characters. While both series aim to depict a hopeful vision of the future, they do so through different narratives and are ultimately independent from each other.

The contrast between Andromeda and Star Trek highlights the vastness and diversity of science fiction within the television medium. While both shows undoubtedly have their own loyal fan bases, each offers unique elements that set them apart. Nevertheless, fans of one series may find intriguing parallels or connections between the two, providing endless possibilities for discussion and exploration within the genre of space-based science fiction.

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Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda

Here's a show that's going to remind "Star Trek: Next Generation" fans why they miss Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard and his pals so much. Yes, the new syndie series "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" may have the "Star Trek" creator's name on it, but the series has a certain musty air of deja vu blowing through the heart of its metallic futuristic spaceships. All the same, the well-choreographed action sequences (and there are plenty of them in the first two episodes), the young demo-friendly intergalactic cast and some mind-blowing special effects fireworks should get a few points from the sci-fi hungry masses.

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Here’s a show that’s going to remind “Star Trek: Next Generation” fans why they miss Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard and his pals so much. Yes, the new syndie series “Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda” may have the “Star Trek” creator’s name on it, but the series has a certain musty air of deja vu blowing through the heart of its metallic futuristic spaceships.

All the same, the well-choreographed action sequences (and there are plenty of them in the first two episodes), the young demo-friendly intergalactic cast and some mind-blowing special effects fireworks should get a few points from the sci-fi hungry masses.

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In the confusing pilot, which takes forever to set up the show’s premise, Kevin Sorbo portrays Dylan Hunt, the last starship captain of a lost peaceful civilization known as the Commonwealth. A black hole and a conspiracy plot from the subspecies Nietzscheans sends Hunt 300 years into the future, where he then has to save his ship from an oddball team of space travelers. What would science-fiction scribes do without time warps, black holes, and ill-tempered villains who look like they’ve just escaped a road production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats?”

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You’ll have to wait until the second episode to find out which characters get to fly around the galaxy with Dylan in this derivative series, but here’s a shortcut: Cast regulars include Lisa Ryder, who plays the blond commander of the salvage ship Eureka Maru (possible romantic friction with Dylan?); Keith Hamilton Cobb, who stars as a good Nietzschean with a lot of muscle definition; and Bent Stait, who portrays alien geezer Rev Bem, a cross between a water buffalo and a giant hairball. And let’s not forget space cadette Trance Gemini (Laura Bertam), who has pink skin, a mouse tail and a strange resemblance to Brittany, the annoying green-haired house guest on “Big Brother.”

Sorbo’s Dylan isn’t that different from Sorbo’s last syndication hero, Hercules. He has a shorter haircut, but he attacks his intergalactic enemies in the same breezy way he used to stab the satyrs on “Hercules.” Sorbo has picked his post-“Herc” project wisely, because compared to the rest of the show’s hairy Muppet types or bug-faced denizens, he comes across as Sir Larry Olivier.

It’s doubtful that the show will be able to tackle the complex moral and philosophical dilemmas that were often explored on “Star Trek: Next Generation,” but it could offer a few campy laughs on a weekend afternoon. Let’s just hope that somehow, in the weeks ahead, Dylan’s spaceship falls into another black hole, and the whole crew gets a new wardrobe as the result of a shift in the space-time continuum. Right now, they all look like their outfits were designed by Michael Jackson, circa 1987.

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The long night has come. The Systems Commonwealth - the greatest civilization in history - has fallen. But now, one ship, one crew has vowed to drive back the night and rekindle the light. On the starship Andromeda, hope lives again . — Opening Narration

Some view Space Opera Gene Roddenberry 's Andromeda as an unbranded Star Trek series. It is perhaps more accurately described as Star Trek in reverse. The show lasted from October 2000 to May 2005.

The story opens aboard the titular starship, the Andromeda Ascendant , a "warship of the line" for the Systems Commonwealth, a government founded by a race of Sufficiently Advanced Aliens called the Vedrans, which kept the peace among their worlds spanning three galaxies—emphasis on the past-tense. Though their technology was vast and their captains were noble and compassionate, they ran into a mess of problems all at once. First a race of cannibalistic savages known as the Magog invaded by the billions, wiping out entire Commonwealth worlds. And just after fighting the Magog to a standstill and making a peace treaty with them, one of the Commonwealth's member races rebels, the fractious Nietzscheans , genetically engineered humans obsessed with eugenics and following the chilly philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche . The first battle of the Nietzschean Rebellion ends up with the Andromeda evacuating its crew and trying a slingshot around a black hole to escape, freezing ship and captain in time.

Three hundred years later, the Commonwealth is a distant memory, and a dark age has fallen over the known worlds . The Eureka Maru , a salvage ship crewed by a rag-tag team of minor-league criminals, happens upon the Andromeda and tows it to safety, thinking this will be the score of a lifetime. Mostly through his own strength of character, the revived Captain Hunt convinces the crew of the Maru to join him and try to re-unite the Commonwealth (or, at least, try to be of marginal assistance to his quest as they mooch off the Andromeda's resources).

The show has its origins in a combination of two separate Roddenberry story ideas from the 1970s, one about a sentient starship and a second about a man from the past trying to piece the remnants of civilization back together after it has crumbled - essentially, "What if The Federation fell?" The former never made it to the air prior to Andromeda , but Roddenberry (who died in 1991) used the latter concept in no fewer than three separate unsuccessful pilots (two of which actually included a protagonist named Dylan Hunt) before giving up on it. Undoubtedly these ideas were further developed by the Andromeda creative team. As a consequence, it's difficult to see Roddenberry's hand in this hard-boiled, dystopian future. Andromeda also had a spiritual bent unlike anything seen in Trek , except perhaps in the God Guise aliens of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine .

  • Captain Hunt — The Hero , a human from the now-lost Commonwealth capital on Tarn Vedra (He eventually turns out to be not-quite-human after all: he's a Human-Vedran hybrid , or rather Human-Paradine: Vedrans who have become something more ), and his human half comes from a genetically-enhanced Heavyworlder ).
  • Beka Valentine — The Lancer , hotshot pilot, recovering drug addict, and captain of the Eureka Maru. Secretly the genetic matriarch of the entire Nietzschean race via Time Travel .
  • Tyr Anasazi — The Big Guy , Proud Warrior Race Guy , and Token Evil Teammate , last survivor of a vanquished Nietzschean clan (and at times, straddles the line between a Nietzsche Wannabe and an Übermensch ).
  • Trance Gemini — The Heart , cute and naïve Waif Prophet and medical officer, who later gets Darker and Edgier via Time Travel .
  • Seamus Zelazny Harper — The Smart Guy , The Lab Rat , Mr. Fixit , a bit of a Casanova Wannabe , and more often a Fatal Attractor , the only member of the crew actually from the ghetto planet Earth, technician and hyper-active genius engineer who (re-)builds Rommie's avatar body.
  • Rommie — The ship's female-shaped android avatar ("Andromeda" refers specifically to the ship's holographic AI, and also to the three individual entities of the ship [Andromeda Ascendant], the AI [ Andromeda ], and the android [Rommie]).
  • Rev Bem — aka. Behemial Fartraveller aka. Red Plague. A reformed Magog , scientist, sociologist and pacifist priest.
  • Late in the show when Rommie is believed destroyed Harper builds a new Robot Girl named Doyle as a Replacement Goldfish , who has identity issues and who thinks she is the rightful avatar of the Andromeda Ascendant . Hilarity Ensues (not).

Midway through the second season, the showrunner had a falling out with the male lead and is replaced. Rev Bem leaves the ship when his actor develops an allergy to the Magog makeup. This is when things start to get a little zany. After the third season, Tyr Anasazi is replaced by Telemachus Rhade, the Identical Grandson of Hunt's original first officer. This is when things get a little more zany.

In the universe of Andromeda , every celestial body has an "avatar", a humanoid counterpart of vast power. Such beings crop up from time, including the moon of Tarn Vedra, the black hole (who turns out to be the universe's greatest clingy ex-girlfriend ), and, most importantly, Trance, who, it is eventually revealed, despite her youthful appearance and character , is the wayward sun of Tarn Vedra, the oldest star in the universe. Halfway through the second season, Trance is replaced by an older and moodier version of herself (not an other Darrin; it's the same actress in different makeup).

Subverting the Failure Is the Only Option trope, Dylan and his crew actually do restore the Systems Commonwealth, though internal politics promptly gets Dylan and his crew kicked out of it.

For most of the series, an approaching Magog worldship serves as an impending Dragon , guided by The Man Behind the Man , a shadow-cloaked avatar known as "The Spirit of the Abyss", a powerful chaotic force. When this comes to a head in the fourth season finale, Dylan is forced to escape through a Negative Space Wedgie to the timeless, isolated Seefra system, really the massively transformed Tarn Vedra system.

Andromeda was inordinately fond of the Negative Space Wedgie , depicting a universe rife with temporal anomalies — in fact, the Andromeda Ascendant itself incorporated dimensional anomalies into its very construction. For a starship crew the cast also spent a great deal of time underground, presumably because somebody in the first season invested money in a tunnel set that had to be re-used over and over again.

In addition to the obvious Star Trek parallels, Andromeda clearly owes a lot to Blake's 7 .

Technically set approximately 3 millennia into the future (Figure from ep. Harper^2), though effectively A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... : Earth exists, but is hardly ever mentioned, except to say that it's not a very nice place to hang out these days.

Sometimes described as "Herc meets Kirk", because Kevin Sorbo, best known for his role as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , is playing the role of a kind, wise and mysteriously super-strong character in the role that Captain Kirk filled in the original series of Star Trek, which this show so closely resembles.

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  • Accidental Time Travel : After Trance takes a few wrong turns in the Slipstream the ship winds up 300 years in the past.
  • Achievements in Ignorance : Trance has a natural talent for this. At the end of "Forced Perspective", her report of how she rescued Dylan is "I wondered where you were, found you, and brought you back."
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot : Most of the ships' artificial intelligences are fairly sane and lucid, but the Balance of Judgment is an eco-terrorist with a vendetta against slipstream drives and the Pax Magellanic had a mental breakdown after being betrayed by her captain/lover. It's explicitly said that A.I.s without the input of others—Captains, crew, or other A.I.s —tend to go insane, and that this is why AI ships don't captain themselves.
  • Always Chaotic Evil : Assumed of the Nietzscheans and the Magog by most people in-universe, but subverted in both cases. The Magog are capable of being good, most just don't choose to be. And Nietzscheans are always self-interested, which usually means treating people as either slaves or marks.
  • Apocalypse How : Many different ways, starting with High Guard ships of the line, such as the Andromeda , that are said to be capable of de-civilizing an Earth-like planet in under two minutes with their conventional weapons. note  1 kilogram missiles, launched at 0.9c. Delivering about 8 megatons per impact. 19,200 rounds per minute. Two minutes would be generous. Which is not to speak of the Nova Bombs that the Andromeda—a fairly standard ship of the line—carried 40 of, each of which was capable of turning a star inside out by nullifying its gravitational pull, and thus destroying an entire star system and everything in it in the resulting explosion. The Nietzcheans also possess planet-busters, although they also have an absolute resolve not to use such a weapon against a habitable planet. Then there are the Point Singularity Projectors, a weapon profligated by the Magog. The larger your mass, the more the damage—a person hit by one suffers the equivalent of a bullet wound, but hit a planet with one, and you have continents being crushed.
  • Arcology : Of the many space stations present, one of them is actually called the Arkology, which is anchored to an asteroid, in orbit around a planet. True to the idea, it is a hippy's ideal home, being significantly older than most of the featured stations on the show, complete with substandard technology . It also happens to be the largest, and looks quite steampunk .
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking : Hawkins reads off Harper's rap sheet: Hawkins : Seamus Harper...Grand Theft Spacecraft, and Interstellar Flight to Avoid Prosecution, and Public Lewdness.
  • The Magog worldship is essentially a mobile artificial star system, including a star. After the Andromeda Ascendant nova bombs its star in the second season it is seen slowly assembling a new one.
  • The final season takes place in a binary star system, where the stars are artificial constructs built by Sufficiently Advanced Aliens . One of the stars also has a disquieting tendency to blink on and off at random times, which eventually necessitates the heroes going in and repairing it.
  • Artistic License – Gun Safety : Dylan Hunt's "force lance" is possibly the most unsafe blaster-type hand weapon ever imagined. In its collapsed form it's a foot-long cylinder with a button for a trigger and nothing that even resembles sights, a grip, or a trigger guard. The only way Dylan can aim it is to hold it at arm's length and sight along his arm. Even worse, the blaster function remains operational when the weapon is extended to its six-foot-long "fighting staff" form, raising the possibility of an accidental discharge at any time, regardless of where it's pointed.
  • The Atoner : Rev Bem, although he personally hadn't done anything to feel sorry about except eating through his human mother, which he couldn't help but do at that age. He wants to atone even more after having killed fellow Magog in the assault on the Andromeda and the world-ship.
  • Badass Army : Nietzscheans think they are but they're really not. While most Nietzscheans are physically formidable, actually training would be considered tantamount to admitting genetic inferiority, and the Chronic Backstabbing Disorder that plagues them as a culture does their command cohesion no favors. While a Nietzschean leader with the skill and charisma to get his people to train and keep them in line will inevitably command an outright terrifying force, those who can pull it off are few and far between.
  • The Battlestar : Most High Guard ships, including the Andromeda Ascendant , carry "slipfighters" which are designed to defend the mothership, especially against missile attacks. The lack of pilots to do so comes up repeatedly.
  • Beware the Nice Ones : Two sentient entities you never want to piss off, introducing Rommie and Trance. Rommie : I'm a warship, and I don't like running away from a fight.
  • Bewildering Punishment : A variation. In "Abridging the Devil's Divide," Harper helps a madman build a time bridge, which was done under duress, but at the critical moment, Harper tried to activate the thing, largely For Science! and nearly leading to disaster. In the aftermath, Dylan says this is strike two for Harper. When Harper asks what strike one was, Dylan gets mad. Harper quickly witdraws the questin and leaves. Wen Rommie, who was present for the conversatin, asks what strike one was, Dylan admits that there never was a strike one.
  • Big Bad Ensemble : Various organisations and factions now dominate the Three Galaxies following the downfall of the Systems Commonwealth, such as the Magog under the Spirit of the Abyss, the Nietzschean Prides (Particularly the Drago-Kazov), the Templars & their radical offshoot, the Knights of Genetic Purity, the Restorian movement, the Consensus of Parts and powerful mercenary groups, criminal syndicates & rogue Governments.
  • Binding Ancient Treaty : During a conflict with the Pyrians, a species that never joined the Commonwealth, Dylan tries to force them to the negotiating table by invoking "Protocol Red Fifteen". The Pyrians scoff that any treaties they had with the Commonwealth expired when it did... but the fact that someone is using Commonwealth communications protocols piques their interest enough to get them to start talking.
  • Bitter Almonds : The cyanide gas trap in In Heaven Now Are Three .
  • Black Dude Dies First : Thompson, first on-screen death, inaugural episode.
  • Blatant Lies : Does anybody believe that Trance is just a lucky guesser? Seriously? Dylan : You told me there is always a perfect possible future, so what is it today, Trance? Trance : It's not that easy ... sometimes I have these 'flashes' but it's not something I can make happen all the time . I'm very sorry, Dylan, but if there is a way out of this it has to come from you .
  • Boarding Party : The Magog use Swarm Ships to punch holes in the attacked ship and swarm in.
  • Body Surf : How Constantine Stark (originally Constanza), founder of the Templars, has stayed alive for 300 years.
  • Bombers on the Screen : Many a ship battle used a display screen to show the location of the Andromeda and other ships relative to it, though this usually came along with shots of those ships moving and firing.
  • Boomerang Bigot : There was a radical group bent on destroying space travel in order to preserve planetary ecologies. It was founded by a warship's AI.
  • Brain/Computer Interface : Harper has a jack on his neck.
  • Brain in a Jar : Referenced when the crew have to fight the Consensus of Parts, a robotic civilisation. They're sure the Consensus can't follow them into slipstream because you need an organic mind to pilot a slipstream drive, but it turns out they use these to achieve it.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough : At the start of the first episode we see First Officer Rhade drilling the ship's crew and demanding they go faster, while Captain Hunt calmly observes.
  • Cargo Cult : The child descendants of High Guard personnel from "To Loose the Fateful Lightning."
  • Cathartic Scream : Rev Bem mentions that when he studied at the Wayist school, there was a cliff nearby for such screams.
  • Chekhov's Time Travel : Harper has to use time travel/warping several times, including to cure himself of an infection by altering time-space.
  • Chest Burster : The Magog reproduction method.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder : Congenital in the Nietzscheans. Tyr has a particularly bad case which Dylan takes advantage of several times.
  • Cloning Body Parts : In "Forced Perspective", Venetri has managed to keep himself alive for 300 years by creating multiple clones of himself and harvesting their organs.
  • Colour-Coded Timestop : As the Andromeda got close enough to a black hole for time dilation to make 300 years pass in a matter of minutes, the picture took on sepia coloration.
  • Coming in Hot : The Eureka Maru , or other visiting ships, occasionally crash-land in the Andromeda's launch bay.
  • Cool Starship : The Andromeda Ascendant is a heavily armed warship that is also a genuinely beautiful thing to see.
  • Crew of One : Zig-zagged. The Andromeda Ascendant originally had a crew of over 4000, but apparently she can make do with six or fewer. The catch is, as mentioned frequently in the first season, that with so few crew she has no ground troops, no fighter pilots, and her general combat capability is reduced. Technically she doesn't need crew at all , being able to run everything from planetary war-machines to nanobots. But having crewers aboard speeds up repairs, provides a lot more brains to run little things like slipfighters, and apparently is good for the mental health of the AI.
  • Critical Staffing Shortage : The Andromeda Ascendant originally had a crew of thousands, but in the first episode everyone but Captain Dylan Hunt either abandons ship or is killed as it gets stuck in orbit around a black hole. For most of the series the crew consists of the captain and the five (later four) former crew of a salvage ship who pulled the ship away from the black hole 300 years later (due to Time Dilation ). Other characters join as well, and the crew varies between 6 and 7 for most of the rest of the series. Andromeda's Artificial Intelligence can fill most crew roles herself so they get by, but it's pointed out several times that the ship is way less effective in combat — or anything else — than it would be fully crewed.
  • Cyborg Helmsman
  • Darwinist Desire : Nietzscheans are a species of Social Darwinists who compare pedigrees when courting, seeking to breed only with the fittest and strongest.
  • Data Pad : "Flexis" that resemble overhead transparencies.
  • Deadly Gas : The cyanide gas trap in In Heaven Now Are Three .
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance : Invoked. We get to see Dylan and the resident Nietzschean (Tyr or one of the Rhades) discuss philosophy and life perspectives over basketball or Go. Both sides are shown as having trouble understanding the other.
  • Derelict Graveyard
  • Do Androids Dream? : The main conflict in "Star-Crossed" is the romance between Rommie and another android. Rommie: All sentients seek to establish a connection with their own. Tyr: Love is merely a trick the DNA plays to replicate itself. Rommie: I don't have DNA. Tyr: My point exactly! Are the two of you planning to procreate?
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap : On a few occasions, Dylan has to acknowledge that Andromeda , while still a powerful ship, is functionally more limited than it would have been at its peak when it had a full crew, as opposed to the present when Dylan's smaller crew have to rely more heavily on Rommie's coordination when defending themselves.
  • The Dreaded : The Spirit of the Abyss, the series' resident chessmaster and Greater-Scope Villain , has hordes of Magog and legions of mercenaries at its command, myriad agents placed in every spaceport, military, MegaCorp and Government throughout the New Systems Commonwealth, later forms an alliance with a revived Nietzschean Empire under Tyr Anasazi and is later revealed in the Grand Finale that Maura, the powerful leader of the Lambent Kith Nebula council of solar Avatars, is secretly its Avatar all along.
  • Earth All Along : Seefra-1 is Tarn-Vedra.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power : Hunt, from his half-Paradine heritage.
  • The End of the World as We Know It : Tarn Vedra as Seefra-1, then literally with the destruction of Earth.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good : The best description of how the prison warden of the correction facility in "A Rose from the Ashes" automatically assumed that an inmate must have had outside help to develop the technology she was using rather than believe that a prisoner, genetically predisposed to disruptive behaviour , could be capable of such achievements on her own.
  • Evil Is Visceral : Aspects of the Magog that are not already covered by the subtropes: they spit on people, and have exposed noses.
  • Epigraph : Every single episode begins with a (fictional) quote
  • Exact Words : Tyr once tricked an enemy into thinking he'd joined them. When he inevitably betrays them he points out he didn't say he was on their side, only the winning side.
  • Dylan Hunt is an expy of Dylan Hunt from Genesis II .
  • Bartolome Naz in And Your Heart Will Fly Away is an expy of Dr. Strangelove .
  • Extinct in the Future : The show mentions that the common house cat has been extinct for thousands of years.
  • Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong : The Magog .
  • Famous, Famous, Fictional : In "The Prince", Tyr is trying to get a future king to understand that a king has to also think like a soldier. As examples, he suggests that he read Machiavelli , Sun Tzu , and Hedas of Thonia. At the end of the episode, Dylan points out that he's read all these as well, surprising Tyr.
  • Fantastic Drug : The narcotic Flash is taken by despensing the drug into one's eye with an eye dropper. The drug gives the user all white eyes and an incredible high, making the user feel stronger and faster. It's also highly addictive. Beka's father was an addict and her uncle once exposed her to the drug, leading to her taking large doses of Flash later on when she needed to perform some particularly taxing piloting.
  • Fantastic Racism : Not just for/against aliens, either; the Knights of Genetic Purity hunt down all modified human-offshoots. They spend most of their time picking fights with the more belligerent Nietzschean prides, which earns them support throughout the known universe. However, Dylan points out that between biomodified races like the Inari, Heavy Worlders , commercially available modifications and purely accidental mutations, less than 12% or so of the humans in the entire known universe fall under their definition of "pure".
  • Fantastic Ship Prefix : Andromeda's registry is XMC-10-284. Each High Guard ship class has its three letter code, but the personal number is given for only a few.
  • Faster-Than-Light Travel : Slipstream, not the best way to travel faster than light, just the only way. Organic pilot required.
  • In a meta-sense, the entire Nietzschean race. At the time of the fall of the Commonwealth, the Nietzscheans, intended by their progenitor to be a race of Warrior Poet - Übermenschen had, if not reached that level, at least a reasonable claim of striving towards it. By the time the series rolls around three-hundred years later, the intellectual and spiritual aspects of the progenitor's vision have all fallen by the wayside and the Nietzscheans have degenerated into little more than roving bands of morally myopic supremacist thugs. As described by the best and worst of them; Gaheris Rhade : Our people were meant to be living gods. Warrior poets who roamed the stars bringing civilization. Not cowards and bullies who prey on the weak and kill each other for sport. I never imagined they'd prove themselves so inferior. Charlemagne Bolivar : (when asked what he wants) The usual: hundreds of grandchildren, utter domination of known space, and the pleasure of hearing that all my enemies have died in terrible, highly improbable accidents that cannot be connected to me. And you? Tyr: (Chuckling despite himself) ... The usual.
  • Flat Character : After Season 2, all of them. Robert Hewitt Wolfe planned major Character Development for the Andromeda crew. After he was fired, Status Quo Is God took effect in regards to their emotional growth.
  • Frameup : One episode had a conspiracy try to pin an assassination on Tyr. Although Tyr was in fact enraged at the man for something he'd done, the crew doesn't believe it for a minute. Tyr is a professional assassin, and the murder was far too incompetently done to be Tyr's work.
  • Freudian Slip : In "It Makes a Lovely Night" when Dylan is talking to Beka after she got out of the shower, wearing nothing but a Modesty Towel : Dylan: "I was looking at your figure... I mean, figures..."
  • Gaia's avengers : The Restorians, led by the Balance of Judgment , a Knight Templar warship AI .
  • Gainax Ending : The final episode of season 4.
  • Galactic Superpower : The Commonwealth before its fall, in three galaxies.
  • Gambit Roulette : The events of season 5 are essentially the last phases of a plan the Vedrans came up with centuries previously to use their own sun to destroy the Abyss .
  • Generican Empire : The Systems Commonwealth.
  • Generic Federation, Named Empire : A historical example of one changing to the other in response to changing demographics with the Vedran Empire reforming into the more democratic All Systems Commonwealth (though with the Vedran Empress still as titular head of state).
  • Genetic Memory : The episode "The Devil Take the Hindmost" has a race of people who have this. They are also pacifists because of this, as they know that if they fought in battle, then all their children would be born knowing the horror of war. When their planet is threatened by Nietzscheans, they face the possibility that they will have to fight, but one woman impregnates herself with Magog larvae who soon hatch and mature into full-grown beast men. Because of the genetic memory of their mother, they all had knowledge of her peaceful ways, giving them a stark contrast to regular Magog, who are bloodthirsty killers.
  • Genocide Survivor : Tyr's people, the Kodiak pride, were wiped out by the Drago-Kazov pride. Unfortunately for him, under Nietzschean morality, the fact that his people were wiped out only served as evidence that they, and by extension Tyr, were genetically inferior.
  • Give Me a Sword : Tyr and Seamus just before their Last Stand against the Magog, once Seamus has stopped panicking and agreed that fighting back is probably a good idea. Once he's pulled himself together Tyr has a little grudging respect for him and gives him one of the knives he just happened to have about his person.
  • God of Evil : The Magog worship the Abyss, and it's heavily implied the Abyss engineered their creation.
  • Not even when she pretends to be. Maybe especially not when she pretends to be.
  • Honey Trap : Inverted. A Nietzschean assassin bride in an arranged marriage with another Nietzschean leader whom she's supposed to kill beds Dylan because "For one night [she'd] like to pretend [she] was only human"...and it leads her to a sex face turn. She even sends Dylan a message saying that his idea of peace over war "seems to be the better one".
  • Hostile Terraforming : The episode "Point of the Spear", the Pyrians (aliens who live in Venus-like environments) tried to forcibly pyroform (as it's called when they do it) a Commonwealth world. A large battle breaks out, and to prove that the Commonwealth is not one to be messed with, Dylan orders the planet's destruction via Nova Bomb .
  • Hourglass Plot : In the Season 1 episode "Star-Crossed", the Balance of Judgment is an eco-terrorist zealot a few fries short of a Happy Meal and his android avatar Gabriel is a reasonable guy unfortunately chained by programming to the directives of the aforementioned. When the Balance 's AI reappears in Season 3, the Andromeda is able to talk him into a Heel–Face Turn , but now his new avatar Remiel remains evil and has to be stopped.
  • Averted partly when the AI Ryan is given command of... well, himself, aka the Wrath of Achilles .
  • Also averted in that it's not humans in particular: it's ALL biological sentient beings, supposedly due to "something having to do with collapsing quantum wave fronts." It is, however, noted that an AI can navigate the slipstream if they have biological intuition... even if that intuition comes from harvested brains in a jar attached to the computer system.
  • Humongous Mecha : Planetary Defense Bots. Andromeda has two of them nicknamed "Tweedle-dee" and "Tweedle-dum".
  • Hunter of His Own Kind : The Balance of Judgment and his followers, the Restorians, hunt down spaceships because they believe space travel leads to the destruction of indigenous cultures and ecosystems. The irony of the facts that they have to use slipstream to find ships to destroy and that the Balance is himself a sentient ship seems to be lost on them.
  • Hyperspace Is a Scary Place : The Slipstream is not scary in the sense of horror, but it's scary in the sense that it's a highly complex, ever-shifting maze with only a few Hyperspace Lanes being permanent routes and most everything else requiring intuition (which is why humans are so good at navigating unlike any given AI). Things become really scary when one eventually gets lost, which happens at least once to the Andromeda.
  • In one episode, they're trying to get to Tarn Vedra (the lost capital planet of the old Commonwealth) by following a ridiculously complicated sequence of slipstream routes. Several of the steps are jumps between different galaxies! The lanes were purposefully scrambled this way to keep away the Nietzscheans after the Commonwealth lost the war.

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  • I Am X, Son of Y : The Nietzscheans will give their given name, family name, name of pride, and name of both parents when introducing themselves formally. For example: "I am Tyr Anasazi of Kodiak Pride, out of Victoria by Barbarosa." Considering the importance of lineage to the Nietzscheans, this makes sense.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine : In "The Knight, Death, and the Devil", Michael Hurst (previously Iolaus ) plays Ryan the AI.
  • Identical Grandson : "Genetic reincarnation" is a proven phenomenon for Nietzscheans due to their low genetic diversity (the original Nietzschean population was only about 8000, the Nietzscheans deliberately stripped their genome of a large number of "genetic defects" such as haemophilia and predispositions for diabetes and various cancers, thus reducing the number of genes they have, and they breed for a very specific set of traits ). Telemachus Rhade is played by the same actor as his ancestor Gaheris Rhade, and Tyr's son was apparently the reincarnation of the first Nietzschean (and therefore their Messiah) Drago Museveni. It's lampshaded that the odds of this are still in the trillions even with fewer genes, but since there are trillions of Nietzscheans (with more being born every day) it still happens often enough.
  • If I Wanted You Dead... : Invoked in "All Great Neptune's Ocean" when Tyr is accused of killing a visiting leader who once caused the death of several Nietzscheans; Tyr defends himself to Dylan by pointing out all the ways that he could have killed the man without attracting suspicion to himself as evidence that he didn't (according to available data) just shoot the man with his force-lance.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy : Justified and lampshaded in an episode where it is revealed that most small arms ammunition are smart bullets whose guidance system is jammed by man portable jammers, causing them to miss. Gerentex : Why am I the only one who seems to attract bullets?
  • Implacable Android : Rommie, Andromeda's humanoid avatar, is nearly indestructible and incredibly strong, which she often demonstrates by simply walking through scores of Mooks and tossing them aside like ragdolls.
  • Immigrant Patriotism : Although human, Dylan is far more concerned with Tarn Vedra, the homeworld of the Vedran species and capital of the All Systems Commonwealth, where he was born, than with the Earth. In fact, Harper is the only crewmember who cares about Earth much. At least until Dylan's speech about Earth representing what they're fighting for in the series finale (shortly before it's blown up), but Season 5 was full of Series Continuity Errors .
  • Inappropriately Close Comrades : Rules against this apply not only to people but, apparently, to warship AIs .
  • Informed Ability : Despite being lauded as a tactical genius, Drago-Kazov Fleet Marshall Cuchulian Nez Perce sure gets his ass handed to him by Dylan and company. Twice.
  • Infinite Supplies : subverted in that despite the huge supplies of military arsenals the Andromeda Ascendant can fit in storage (keeping in mind she was fully stocked at the beginning of the pilot and she is a huge ship), a lot of episodes deal with the crew trying to salvage parts and supplies for her. It is mentioned, though, that as long as they can get a supply of the raw materials, Andromeda can manufacture or repair quite a lot of weapons tech etc. It's usually delicate and highly complicated parts of ship hardware that they have to find.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune
  • Interfaith Smoothie : Wayism is a religion that seeks to blend all the good bits of the religions that came before it. Rev Bem is a cleric of Wayism, and the religion was founded by another redeemed Magog.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair : Beka has nanomachines that can change her hair to any color she wants.
  • Killed Off for Real : Tyr Anasazi.
  • Knight Templar : The Templars are a remnant of the High Guard dedicated to taking down the Nietzscheans and restoring the Commonwealth, the Knights of Genetic Purity were a more extreme splinter faction that believed genetic engineering itself was evil.
  • Lady of War : Rommie. Being an avatar of a heavy cruiser counts doesn't it?
  • Definitely not all the time. Just when they feel especially diabolical, idealistic or enthusiastic, respectively.
  • As for guest characters, there's Bartolome Naz.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia : Tyr Anasazi in an episode in Season One. Subverted in that it's not natural in the least—it's the result of infection by nanobots designed to scramble memory systems, both biological and electronic.
  • Last-Name Basis : Harper.
  • An improbable number of episodes were named after lines from W. B. Yeats' poem "The Second Coming". Some examples: "The Widening Gyre"; "Pitiless as the Sun"; "Its Hour Come 'Round at Last".
  • In general episode titles were influenced by literature, such as "The Pearls That Were His Eyes" (Shakespeare), "To Loose the Fateful Lightning" (Julia Ward Howe), and "Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way" (Hunter S. Thompson).
  • The Bard on Board : "Star-Crossed" has a tragic love affair between Rommie and the avatar of an enemy ship. It ends about as well as it does for Romeo and Juliet , and Rommie begs Dylan to have her dismantled.
  • Made of Explodium : That command bridge is a fireworks display and a jarring violation of all worker safety protocols, for crying out loud!
  • The Man Behind the Man
  • Mathematician's Answer : Trance likes providing these. Dylan Hunt: Are you dead or alive? Trance Gemini: Yes. Dylan Hunt: Crystal clear as usual.
  • Matrix Raining Code
  • Meaningful Name : Beka's ship, Eureka Maru . "Eureka" is Greek for "I have found (it)"; "maru" is a word traditionally appended to the names of Japanese merchant ships. Prior to finding the Andromeda Ascendant , the Maru 's crew had attempted to find several other derelict Glorious Heritage Class ships with no success and frequently did odd jobs, which included transporting cargo.
  • The Milky Way Is the Only Way : Averted. The Commonwealth spanned the Andromeda, Milky Way and Small Magellanic Cloud galaxies, with the capital Tarn Vedra situated in Andromeda.
  • Morton's Fork : Invoked when Andromeda finds itself in the past prior to the Battle of Witchhead Nebula and is faced with the possibility that he could change history to save the Commonwealth or allow the Nietzscheans to form their planned government, as the Nietzscheans' planned empire might be able to protect other worlds from later Magog attacks where the Commonwealth is now too weak even if they didn't collapse after this battle. Talking with Rev Bem about his options, Dylan observes that Magog assaults on planets are devastating but they always left the worlds alone after the initial attack, where worlds controlled by Nietzscheans could endure long-term enslavement; both were horrible in their own way, but Dylan questions whether either would be 'better'.
  • Humans seem to have been the most widespread because they were easy to engineer (or no one cared enough to stop them) and pretty much anywhere that life could exist, there is an engineered form of humanity to plunder it. From high gravity worlds to under the sea, humanity is all up in nature's face eating her resources.
  • Mr. Fanservice : Tyr Anasazi.
  • Muggle Power : The Knights of Genetic Purity ( GenKnights for short), who oppose and hunt down human genetic variants such as Nietzscheans, although it is noted that even Dylan and Beka would qualify under the Knights' rule because they have genetic augumentations themselves (Dylan's mother was from a high-gravity planet and Beka's father augmented her with enhanced reflexes).
  • Multiple-Choice Future : Trance Gemini can see multiple timelines and pick the best one possible. One episode focused on her shows her reviewing different possibilities and rejecting them by pruning one of her plants.
  • Mundane Utility : Beka Valentine's use of nanomachines for instant hair dye.
  • My Skull Runneth Over : In "Harper 2.0", Harper had a database downloaded into his brain, via the computer port on his neck, and the information made him super smart, and also kind of crazy. Besides speaking dozens of different languages and being terrified of Rev, Harper began and abandoned dozens of projects.
  • Nietzscheans tend to give themselves names that are Badass Boasts , like ethnic groups with a warlike reputation (Sabra) , military leaders (Guderian) or even War Gods (Tyr).
  • Three Magog names we've heard are Blood Mist , Red Plague (Rev. Bem's real name) and Bilethroat. Even the name "Magog" itself is one with its Biblical connotations.
  • The Siege Perilous class destroyers like the Balance of Judgment were designed for one purpose. Beka Valentine: Sounds friendly. Dylan Hunt: They weren't really going for friendly.
  • National Weapon : The force lance for the Systems Commonwealth, to the point that the Commonwealth calls its ground troops Lancers.
  • Negative Space Wedgie : The slipstream system in general, although the black hole he got trapped in is a more conventional example.
  • Negatives as a Positive : When the Sabra-Jaguar pride wanted to join the New Commonwealth, their leader used this trope to make his pitch. Charlemagne : Here are the three biggest reasons why you shouldn't let us join: we are renowned for our treachery, we're at war with the Drago-Kazov pride, and we will constantly remind you of your genetic inferiority . Now, here are the three biggest reasons why you should let us join: we are renowned for our treachery , we're at war with the Drago-Kazov pride , and did I mention we command the third largest army in existence .
  • Never My Fault : In "Forced Perspective", Dylan confronts Venetri, a planetary ruler who came to power because of his actions; Venetri became a dictator because he had to forcibly take power after the collapse of the Systems Commonwealth prevented anyone coming to help him rebuild, but he blames Dylan for everything he had to do rather than accept that Dylan had good intentions that just didn't work out for reasons outside of his control .
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero : Harper, when Andromeda has a secure protected file or copy of herself that even she doesn't know about, that was obviously secured and hidden for a reason, why do you keep trying to access it?
  • Nietzsche Wannabe : Tyr and the rest of the Nietzscheans.
  • It is possible that, in the far future, people from Boston 'may' speak with a 'Canadian' Accent.
  • Obfuscated Interface : There's a written language that is nothing like English that goes along with all of its displays, signs, and even "Happy Anniversary" banners. This makes it even harder to understand the common shots of tactical displays.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity : Purple Trance often uses a "Naive Girl" routine to fool antagonists.
  • Obstructionist Pacifist : An episode involves Dylan and his crew trying to save a pacifist colony from Space Pirates . When one of the pacifists deliberately blows up the crate of Smart Lances that the crew brought along (and he justifies it as better off dying than allowing the colony to be "tainted" with violence ), Dylan has to do a Training the Peaceful Villagers montage and play guerrilla. More justified than most examples; the colonists have perfect genetic memory, and all children born after the battle will remember the act and emotions of killing from birth .
  • Only Known by Their Nickname : Rev Bem. His full name, "Brother Behemial Fartraveller" is a bit of a mouthful. His birth name is Red Plague.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different : The Vedrans are quadrupeds with humanoid torsos and arms. Only one is depicted in the series, but their quadrupedal nature is frequently mentioned, their family units are called "herds" and the bridges of Glorious Heritage Class cruisers like the Andromeda Ascendant (ships designed by the Vedrans themselves) are clearly designed to accommodate a race with four legs. Seamus Harper : Watch your step here; the ramps can be a little tricky, but we kept it as part of the original Vedran charm.
  • In " To Loose the Fateful Lightning " when Dylan gives the order to get rid of a few dozen nova bombs, Tyr yells a Big "WHAT?!" .
  • People in Rubber Suits : Than-Thre-Kull, Magog, Ogami.
  • Perfect Pacifist People : On two seperate ocassions, the crew of the Andromeda ran into cultures who refuse to reort to violence, even when the alternative was being wiped out.
  • Planet Spaceship : The Magog come from worlds (yes, that's plural— twenty of them) locked together in some kind of structure. The whole thing is mobile, and even contains an artificial sun! Oh, and it can survive having its sun blown up by a Nova Bomb.
  • Plot Hole : At the end of Season 1 Rev Bem gets outed as an infiltrator among other Magog because he refuses to partake in a gang's kill. Early in Season 2 an episode's drama is built around the fact that as a Magag he physically can not eat anything hasn't just killed himself.
  • Pocket Rocket Launcher : The High Guard's force lances carry a set of micro-drones that can be used as homing kinetic missiles or intercepting other projectiles.
  • Possessing a Dead Body : In the episode "Dance of the Mayflies", the Andromeda crew discover a plague that reanimates the corpses of the people it kills as zombies. It's able to possess Trance immediately, leading Dylan to question whether she was really alive to begin with ( foreshadowing later developments).
  • Punch-Clock Villain : Beka refers to Nietzschean slavers as "9 to 5 bad guys."
  • Radio Silence : At one point Dylan sends a message to Tyr, telling him he's going to render assistance, and to maintain radio silence, so nearby Drago-Kazov can't find him. Tyr says "acknowledged" over the radio, thus giving away his position. Thing is, Tyr wanted the Drago-Kazov to open fire on his position.
  • Rape as Drama : Harper gets a Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong from the Magog, getting the young'uns out without killing their host requires a Polarity Reversal .
  • Real Life Writes the Plot : Due to Brent Stait's inability to endure his heavy makeup for long periods, his character, Rev Bem, got a less prominent role, and was finally Put on a Bus . Lexa Doig's pregnancy was one of the reasons for Rommie's absence in early season 5.
  • Recap Episode : Especially during the fourth season. Christ.
  • The Remnant : Dylan Hunt is this for a while; trying to restart the Commonwealth despite being the last soldier of the High Guard in existence.
  • Replaced with Replica : One episode had the Andromeda crew attempting to negotiate for the return to the Than of an artifact called the Hegemon's Heart. Since they were doubtful they could persuade its current owner to return it through negotiation, Dylan authorizes a mission to steal the Heart and replace it with a fake they'd engineered. When trying to access the map the heart was supposed to have at its core, Beka realizes the heart they'd stolen is itself a fake and the real one is in possession of an old lover of hers, who was supposed to be protecting the thing in the first place.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Villified : "Forced Perspective" is a complex meditation of this, as Dylan is confronted with the results of his actions on a planet ruled by a brutal dictatorship before the fall of the Commonwealth; the Accidental Murder of an Asshole Victim dictator. The guy had it coming as dictators often do, but in the chaos following his death a new dictator arose — one who originally tried to rule benevolently, but was driven to even worse crimes by constant coup attempts, assassinations and terrorist attacks. The lesson that Trance is pushing the entire episode is that in the chaotic nature of the universe control is an illusion and all we can do is control our own intentions, especially when justice and the fate of a people are concerned. This time, Dylan refuses to take the simple Just Shoot Him route in favor of forcing him to officially turn power over to his Senate, include the dissident factions into his government, then resign. The new dictator is thus becomes a Karma Houdini — unpunished for his crimes of oppression and despotism that needed to be brought to justice — but the point is the difference between revenge and justice; revenge punishes cruelty, but justice ends it, even at the expense of punishment . Dylan : ...violent action breeds violent men and I think Mobius has had its fill of violent men, don't you?
  • A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma : Seamus calls Trance "an enigma wrapped in a riddle with a tail in the middle."
  • Rommie has mixed feelings about discovering that Harper engineered her humanoid body with "certain features" (if you know what we mean) which, strictly speaking, aren't necessary for her normal operations, and asks whether he used gloves while handling said parts. Harper assures her that he made her android body anatomically correct simply so that she could have the full range of human experiences if she wanted to.
  • Doyle was designed to pass as human and programmed to believe she was human, when one of her hands is damaged in Decay of the Angel , she sees the white superconductor fluid as red blood.
  • Carter, in "All Too Human", managed to get a job in the security forces of the android-hating world of Machen Alpha. Which, being an Atoner from the old android-ruled regime, he uses to hunt other androids .
  • Rising Empire : The new Systems Commonwealth.
  • Robosexual : Strictly speaking, High Guard captains are discouraged from having romantic relationships with their ship avatars, with "The Mathematics of Tears" revealing why this is a bad idea, when the ship's avatar of the Pax Magellanic destroys the planet her crew was on after her captain/lover orders her to wipe herself rather than be captured during a losing battle, because rather than maintaining her military professionalism she interpreted this as a betrayal of their relationship.
  • Robot Buddy
  • Robots Enslaving Robots : The Consensus of Parts. Also, the Balance of Judgment restrictively controlled his rebellious android avatar Gabriel, whom he tried to take over with a virus when his ship-self was destroyed in battle.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens : Perseids, technically rubber chin.
  • Sapient Ship : Andromeda and the other Commonwealth vessels, while not biological, are capable of emotion and treated by their captains and crews as living persons.
  • Series Continuity Error : In Season 5, the battle where Dylan and Andromeda were stuck near a black hole in the series pilot is referred to as the Battle of Witchhead, when it was actually the Battle of Hephaistos, and the Battle of Witchhead was the one the crew time-travelled to in a later Season 1 episode. Unfortunately, this isn't all that surprising, given that fans near-universally agree Season 5 was the ur-example of seasonal rot.
  • Sexual Euphemism : Beka and Harper call out Rommie on her opportunity to "interface" with another sentient android.
  • In the very first episode, Harper compares Dylan Hunt to a Greek god .
  • When hailing the others over the radio, Harper imitates the boatswain's whistle.
  • The Knights of Genetic Purity were lifted directly out of the classic role-playing game Gamma World .
  • Also, Seamus Zelazny Harper.
  • The crew of the Bellerophon had red, blue, and gold uniforms .
  • Johann Fletcher and Flux .
  • Just about all of the drifts or space stations seen, when you look closely, have the saucer of the Enterprise D as their foundation.
  • Smart Gun : Many of the firearms and lances featured autonomous features such as Homing Projectiles .
  • The Social Darwinist : All Nietzscheans, even the "good" ones.
  • So Proud of You : In "The Fair Unknown," the crew meets a Vedran admiral, the first time anyone has seen the legendary race since the fall of the Commonwealth. At the end of the episode, she tells Dylan that the Vedrans are well aware of his efforts to restore the Commonwealth and they're very proud of him.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep
  • Spaceship Girl : All of the larger Commonwealth warships have A.I.s and many of them have robotic avatars. Many cultures prefer female avatars for their ships (though avatars are not exclusively female).
  • Spoiler Opening : The pilot contains the opening sequence, which was a bad call since at the point where it plays, the Andromeda hasn't even gotten caught in the gravity well of the black hole yet.
  • Spot the Imposter
  • The episode where Rommie has a romance with fellow android Gabriel, whom she has to kill to prevent him from being taken over by his ship-self the Balance of Judgment after the ship body is destroyed, is literally called "Star-Crossed". Conversely, their actors Lexa Doig and Michael Shanks , who met while filming this episode, are married to this day.
  • Dylan is separated from his fiancée Sara after being trapped in time by the effect of the black hole. In a later episode of Season 1, they manage to communicate across time but not to reunite physically and Dylan tells her to move on with her life without him . In Season 2, the crew finds that she took his advice, and helped found a hidden planet where Commonwealth culture is still intact, and she has descendants.
  • Stealth Pun : The resident Magog priest, Behemiel Fartraveler, is most often called "Rev Bem"; in real life, BEM stands for "Bug-Eyed Monster".
  • Stock Footage : The same space battle shots are re-used over and over. This creates a number of minor continuity errors, since the limited pool of "minor power ships fighting each other" shots means that a race's distinctive ships will frequently be swapped out for the ships of their enemies between episodes.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien : The Vedrans. They are between a solid type 1 to borderline type 2 on the Kardashev scale; they created multiple artificial suns. Not only that, but they have mastered the ability to tesseract and move between dimensions. Their evolved counterparts, the Paradine can time travel at will without any technological assistance.
  • Doyle for Rommie. And odd example in that Lexa Doig, the actress who played Rommie, remained with the show as Andromeda's AI.
  • Talking to Themself : Andromeda/Rommie occasionally has debates between her humanoid avatar and herself. Sometimes she loses.
  • Temple of Doom : The temple in In Heaven Now Are Three .
  • Temporal Suicide : In the episode "The Unconquerable Man", a future version of Dylan Hunt's treacherous first officer Gaheris Rhade — having come to regret this role in overthrowing the Commonwealth, and learned that Dylan, not he, is the right person to restore it — travels back in time, kills his younger self and takes his place. He then throws the fight with Dylan which he originally won, thus allowing the events of the series to date to occur.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything : Justified. Compared to the original crew complement of 4500 people on board, as it stands, the current skeleton crew operating Andromeda is (usually) just 6 . However, getting a full compliment later on did nothing to stop this
  • Which in itself is a Shout-Out to the Culture novels.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World : From Season 1's Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way : Gerentex: There are two kinds of people in this universe, Mr. Harper. The kind with loaded guns and the kind who open doors. You open doors.
  • Time Abyss : Trance is the avatar of a sun . Other stellar objects also have avatars, all with memories as old as the celestial objects they represent.
  • Time Travel : Frequently.
  • Time for Plan B
  • Tomato in the Mirror : Doyle. She's fine once she gets over the initial shock.
  • Tyr tells a story about a previous employer who had him functioning as combined bodyguard, personal assassin, and chef. Then the idiot decided that actually paying him for his work was optional, and it goes like you'd expect from there.
  • Trail of Bread Crumbs : Seamus Harper leaves one behind the Eureka Maru in the pilot episode.
  • Troubled, but Cute : The entire crew of the Andromeda Ascendant has checkered pasts.
  • Used Future : Averted with the Andromeda Ascendant and her sister Glorious Heritage Class ships; played straight with the Eureka Maru and other modern cargo ships.
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  • The Nietzschean Empire shattered in a big way after Witchhead, with the separate prides going their own way. Large prides like Drago-Kazov and Sabra-Jaguar are still significant intergalactic power-players, but in general the Nietzscheans spend more time jockeying among themselves for power, resources and mating rights than doing anything else. Besides, even if a single leader could re-unite the Nietzscheans, a resurrected Nietzschean Empire would still be a far cry from the force that shattered the Systems Commonwealth.
  • Villainous Lineage : The prison colony in "A Rose in the Ashes" even keeps the inmates' children locked up on the grounds that the society reasons they are genetically predisposed to crime, so keeping them locked up is justified by the government as keeping potential criminals contained.
  • Waif Prophet : Trance Gemini.
  • We Will All Be History Buffs in the Future : It takes place around the year 5167, and after three centuries of war and barbarism in which most of intergalactic civilization has regressed to savagery. They still seem to be familiar with every aspect of our culture, from Pac-Man to garage sales to Richard Wagner. Bear in mind, these things would be as old to them as the Trojan War is to us.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction : Nova bombs.
  • Weaponized Exhaust : The Bellerophon lacks any conventional weapons (it was built in the 22nd century, before humans knew of the existence of aliens). Instead, she uses its massive fusion drive to vaporize enemy ships before accelerating away. However, this use of the engines rapidly drains the ship's gas supply.
  • Dylan returning to Andromeda to mope that he had accidentally given children access to 80 Nova Bombs in To Loose a Fateful Lightning instead of ordering them to stand down and surrender control over the weapons to Andromeda. Keep in mind, at this point Dylan knows they revere him as "The High Guard" and would likely easily have done so. Instead, his inaction causes one heavily populated neighbouring system to be destroyed and only narrowly averts them doing similar kamikaze runs with the rest of the arsenal.
  • In an alternate timeline which may have been the original timeline , she did enter into a relationship with a Nietzschean... namely, Gaheris Rhade.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside : The series starts out as this with Dylan Hunt and the Andromeda Ascendant having been stuck near the event horizon of a black hole for 300 years, but only a few minutes took place on board.

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  • First Season Recap — A capsule review of each episode, character and theme discussion, and an analysis of the entire season overall.

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The Andromeda constellation: Facts, myth and location

The Andromeda constellation was known already to ancient Greeks.

The Andromeda constellation with all Bayer-designated stars marked and the IAU figure drawn in.

When to observe the Andromeda constellation

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The Andromeda constellation consists of 16 stars visible in the northern sky. Named by ancient Greeks after the mythological Andromeda princess, the constellation contains the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest full-fledged galaxy to our own Milky Way.

Andromeda is one of 48 constellations described by the Ancient Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in 150 AD in his famous work "The Almagest."

Ptolemy's list was the first official description of constellations, although these stellar groupings had been known to ancient Greeks, Babylonians, Egyptians and other cultures, who frequently saw them as embodiments of their mythical figures. 

Andromeda is one of the largest of Ptolemy's constellations. 

Another 40 constellations were added to Ptolemy's tally over the centuries. Many of these additions reside in the southern sky, which was not visible to Ptolemy, who spent most of his life in Egypt.

Today, Andromeda is the 19th largest of the 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

Related: Constellations of the western zodiac

The Andromeda constellation can be best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, as it moves lower toward the horizon the farther south you stand. At about 40 degrees south latitude it disappears completely, according to EarthSky . (The 40th parallel south lies just below the southern tips of Africa and Australia and crosses the southernmost part of South America).

In the Northern Hemisphere, Andromeda is best observed from August to February, while in the Southern Hemisphere, the visibility period is much shorter, from October to December, according to PlanetGuide .

From August to September, in the Northern Hemisphere, Andromeda emerges on the north-eastern horizon at about 10 p.m. local time, then gradually rises overhead. From October to November, it emerges in the eastern sky at around 8 p.m. From December to January, Andromeda rises at around 6 p.m. and moves along the northwestern horizon, according to Planet Guide. 

The position of the Andromeda constellation among the other constellations named after characters related to the Perseus myth.

Andromeda is part of a big prominent group of constellations named after mythological figures related to the Perseus and Andromeda myth. The pronounced W-shaped Cassiopeia constellation points directly at Andromeda. 

With a bit of imagination, you can see the constellation as a sprawled figure with its arms extended. The figure's feet point in the direction of the Perseus constellation , right next to Cassiopeia. The figure's "head" connects the constellation to the neighboring square of Pegasus . 

In ancient Greek mythology, Andromeda was a beautiful daughter of the king Cepheus and queen Cassiopeia. When her mother bragged that Andromeda was better-looking than the famously beautiful Nereid sea nymphs, the sea god Poseidon sent his pet sea monster Cetus to destroy Cepheus' kingdom. 

It was said, however, that sacrificing Andromeda could save the country and its people. So, the loving parents had their daughter chained to a rock by the sea, so that the sea monster could get her easily. Fortunately, the charming prince Perseus flew past on his winged horse Pegasus and fell in love with Andromeda's beauty. He killed Cetus and married Andromeda. The two lived happily ever after. 

Mirach is one of the brightest stars of the Andromeda constellation.

The Andromeda Constellation contains nine main named stars, according to Constellation Guide . Three of these stars are brighter than magnitude 3.00, which puts them into the top 100 brightest stars in the sky. 

In addition to the visible stars, one can find many intriguing objects within the Andromeda constellation that are only visible with telescopes or binoculars. The most famous one of these is the Andromeda Galaxy , the closest full-fledged galaxy to the Milky Way . Andromeda is currently about 2.5 million light-years from the Milky Way, and the two galaxies are on a collision course; a few billion years from now, they will smash into each other .

Alpheratz (Alpha Andromeda)

The brightest star in the Andromeda Constellation is Alpheratz, also called Alpha Andromedae. Alpheratz is essentially Andromeda's head, but it's also part of the neighboring square of Pegasus. 

Astronomers know today that Alpheratz is located 97 light-years from Earth and is, in fact, a binary star, a system of two stars orbiting a common center of mass. The bigger of those two stars has a unique chemical composition and is the brightest known star with high levels of mercury and manganese. A so-called subgiant, this star is 200 times brighter than the sun while being less than four times as massive. 

The smaller star of the Alpheratz binary system is about 10 times as luminous as the sun and orbits the larger star every 97 days, according to the Constellation Guide.

Mirach, also known as Beta Andromedae, is nearly as bright as Alpheratz and located about 200 light-years away from Earth . It is a giant star 1,900 times as bright as the sun, according to the Constellation Guide, and three to four times as massive. 

Within the Andromeda Constellation, Mirach forms the chained figure's left hip. Close to Mirach, astronomers can observe two distant dwarf galaxies located some 10 million light-years from Earth. 

Almach, or Gamma Andramodae, is Andromeda's foot. It is a multi-star system featuring a central giant orbited by a pair of white dwarfs . The third brightest star of the Andromeda Constellation, Almach is about 350 light-years away from Earth. The star's central giant is 2,000 times more luminous than the sun. 

Other stars in the Andromeda Constellation:

Other stars in the Andromeda Constellation are Delta Andromedae, Iota Andromedae, Upsilon Andromedae, Adhil (or Xi Andromedae) and Mu Andromedae. 

The Andromeda Galaxy can be found on the edges of the Andromeda constellation.

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The Andromeda Galaxy , the Milky Way's nearest major galactic neighbor, can be found within the Andromeda Constellation. The galaxy, located some 2.5 million light-years away from Earth, is barely visible to the naked eye but can be found with binoculars.

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, can be seen as a misty patch on the edge of the Andromeda Constellation to the right of the sprawled figure's right hip, which is right next to the bright star Mirach. The right V shape of the Cassiopeia constellation points vaguely in the direction of the galaxy.

The constellation also appeared to be the source of the Andromedids Meteor shower that used to occur every few years in November. But the stars of the constellation, obviously, had nothing to do with these shooting stars. The actual source of the space rocks was a trail of debris left behind by Comet Biela, and which Earth used to intersect every November. However, in recent decades, the once mesmerizing display nearly ceased, as our planet's orbit moved out of the path of the cometary debris. 

Read more about Andromeda in the Constellation Guide or the Planet Guide. Universe Today also provides a deep dive into this constellation.


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<p>Harrison and company have argued that if a Riker statue is erected, it must depict the Jonathan Frakes-played character assuming the position, with his hand on his knee as he lifts his leg onto an object in front of him. Some organizers have even suggested the Riker statue be posed atop a functional bench that members of the community can sit on and use for a photo opportunity. A local artist named Patrick Garley has even agreed to construct the bronze statue, at an estimated cost of $125,000. </p>

Star Trek’s Secret Connection To Cinema’s Most Important Film

Star Trek is a kind of cinematic intersection…not only has the franchise had a number of hit films of its own, but it has also influenced countless filmmakers who went on to leave a distinct mark on Hollywood. For as inspirational as this franchise can be on other creators, though, it has often been influenced by some of the greatest movies in film history.

That is clear in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Schizoid Man,” which had a character whistling “If Only I Had a Heart” from The Wizard of Oz.

<p>Star Trek: The Next Generation remains one of the greatest science fiction shows ever made, right down to the final line of dialogue. In the series finale “All Good Things,” Patrick Stewart fittingly gets the last word in, dealing out poker cards to the crew and explaining what they’re going to play: “So, five-card stud, nothing wild… and the sky’s the limit.” It’s a line that you might expect to come from months of writers’ room brainstorming, but in reality, Brent Spiner (who plays the android officer Data) coined this awesome phrase.</p>

Using Data To Cheat Death

You’ll need to understand more of what this Star Trek episode is about to understand why its Wizard of Oz reference is so appropriate. “The Schizoid Man” introduces us to Dr. Ira Graves, someone intimately familiar with Data’s design because he was once the greatest mentor to the android’s creator. He uses this knowledge for evil, though, transferring his brain from his own dying body into Data in an effort to cheat death.

One of TCM’s films, <a>The Wizard of Oz</a>

The Wizard Of Oz

That may sound like your typical Star Trek adventure, so why did Graves hum the famous song from The Wizard of Oz while in Data’s body?  In “If Only I Had a Heart,” the Tin Man laments that he could be human if (you guessed it) he had a heart. At one point in the song, he specifically laments that he can’t “register emotion” without having a heart and becoming human.

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Data’s Heart

As any fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation can tell you, this Wizard of Oz song perfectly dramatizes the struggles of everybody’s favorite android. Data begins the series as a contradiction: he’s possibly the most sophisticated artificial being in the galaxy, but he would trade it all away to become human. Like the Tin Man, Data dreams of experiencing human emotions, a goal he eventually realizes with a special emotion chip designed by his creator.

Of course, the metaphor in this Star Trek episode isn’t perfect…Dr. Graves sings this Wizard of Oz tune after he’s in Data’s body, and he doesn’t seem to experience any of the aforementioned emotional limitations. From Data’s perspective, Graves would be someone who did achieve his goal of experiencing human emotions for himself. The scientist has a relatively quirky personality, and it’s possible that he was just being ironic.

Director and actor Jonathan Frakes, along with Brent Spiner, in <a>Star Trek: Insurrection</a>

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This early Star Trek: The Next Generation episode is relatively memorable, and fans of The Wizard of Oz may be interested to know that the Tin Man isn’t the only fictional artificial being that Data gets compared to. On multiple occasions, Riker refers to the android as “Pinnochio.” Like the Tin Man’s song, this literary allusion helps underscore Data’s quest to discover his own humanity.

<p>In Star Trek lore, few events are as important as World War III: this was the conflict that nearly destroyed Earth, and it was humanity’s collective willingness to find a better way forward that led to the formation of Starfleet. Because of this importance, you might think we’d know plenty more about this cataclysmic event in a franchise that has been around since 1966. However, we never get a clear explanation as to what the war was about, and even very recent Trek shows have muddled our understanding of this awful conflict.</p>

Star Trek Is Filled With Film References

While Star Trek didn’t return to The Wizard of Oz very often, this episode helped introduce a proud tradition of futuristic characters who apparently have an obsession with 20th-century films.

In Discovery, the AI Zora shows the crew the Buster Keaton comedy Sherlock Jr., and the Strange New Worlds premiere reveals Captain Pike as a major fanboy of The Day the Earth Stood Still. These film references never fail to charm, and if you hated them, then it’s time for the Tin Man to move over…we’ve found someone else who needs a heart way more than he does. 

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USS Andromeda (NCC-92100)

The USS Andromeda (initially NCC-47700 , later NCC-92100 ) was a 25th century Federation starship , the prototype of the Andromeda -class cruisers in Starfleet service in the 2400s decade , one of a number of ships to be named Andromeda after the constellation Andromeda and the galaxy of Andromeda . ( STO video game : Delta Rising )

  • 1 Service history and disposition
  • 2.1 Connections
  • 2.2.1 References
  • 2.2.2 Appearances
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Service history and disposition [ ]

The Andromeda entered service in the year 2409 . Its design was an evolution of the Galaxy - and Venture -class exploration cruisers . ( STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100")

Its registry number was initially NCC-47700. [1] During commissioned service, the number changed to NCC-92100 , [2] the same as on the USS Birmingham [3] active in 2411 . ( STO video game : Delta Rising , STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100", STO - J'Ula's Discovery mission : " The Ninth Rule ")

In 2410 , the Khitomer Alliance expanded its reach into the Delta Quadrant . Starfleet earmarked the Andromeda for Operation Delta Rising . ( STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100")


The USS Sutherland .

The ship's aesthetic became the template for the Sutherland -class advanced research vessel . ( STO website : Agents of Yesterday : Science Modern Bundle Announcement )

The USS Andromeda could be deployed by the admiralty for assignments with other ships. ( STO video game : New Dawn game mechanic: "Admiralty System")

In Starfleet Shipyard Operations shipyard interfaces, the Andromeda visually represented its class from 2410 onwards. ( STO - Klingon War mission : " Welcome to Earth Spacedock ")

Late in 2410, after the Iconian War and during the Hur'q Invasion , the New Orleans -class frigate was revived with an Andromeda -inspired variant, the Lafayette -class recon destroyer . ( STO website : Victory Is Life : Announcing the Recon Destroyer Bundle! )

Around stardate 84999.22 [4] in January 2411 , the Andromeda was one of the exploration cruiser which received a refit into the legendary command exploration cruiser configuration. ( STO website : 10th Anniversary Legendary Starship Bundles : The Legendary Command Exploration Cruiser )

Starbase 24 in 2411

At Starbase 24 .

Later, the Andromeda was part of a Khitomer Alliance flotilla rushing to the aid of a heavily damaged Starbase 24 . ( STO website : House Shattered : Admiralty Bonus Week! )

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Connections [ ], appearances and references [ ], references [ ].

  • ↑ STO video game : Delta Rising
  • ↑ STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100"
  • ↑ STO - J'Ula's Discovery mission : " The Ninth Rule "
  • ↑ STO - Legacy mission : " Measure of Morality (Part 1) "

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  • STO video game : Delta Rising
  • STO - Klingon War mission : " Welcome to Earth Spacedock "
  • STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100"

External link [ ]

  • USS Andromeda article at The Star Trek Online Wiki .
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  • 2 USS Voyager (NCC-74656-A)
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  • Andromeda, created by Gene Roddenberry, shares connections with Star Trek, including executive producer Majel Barrett, but the two series never crossed over.
  • Andromeda was originally conceived by Roddenberry decades before it aired, and it was a successor to his other posthumous project, Earth: Final Conflict.
  • While Andromeda and Star Trek differ in setting, time period, and societal structure, there are some intriguing similarities, such as the introduction of space travel by Vulcan and Verdran species.

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda has a handful of connections to the Star Trek franchise beyond their shared creator. Starring former Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star Kevin Sorbo, the series aired between 2000 and 2005 on the Global Television Network in Canada and in broadcast syndication in the US. Andromeda was, therefore, airing concurrently with Star Trek: Enterprise but they never crossed over with each other. This is because Andromeda was never produced as a Star Trek show, despite it being originally conceived by Roddenberry before his death in 1991.

In 1997, Roddenberry's wife and beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation guest star Majel Barrett began exploring the archive for unmade projects. Interestingly, Kevin Sorbo's character High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt was a name that Roddenberry had previously used in two previous failed TV pilots from the mid-1970s. This suggests that Roddenberry had conceived of the show three decades before it finally reached screens. Andromeda was a successor to another posthumous Roddenberry project - Earth: Final Conflict - which had proven successful enough to inspire another adaptation of an unmade concept from the archives.

How Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda Connects To Star Trek

Kevin Sorbo and the cast of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda

The connections between Andromeda and Star Trek are largely behind-the-scenes ones. One of Andromeda 's executive producers was Majel Barrett, who as well as being Roddenberry's widow, had voiced Star Trek 's computers, played Lwaxanna Troi, and Star Trek: The Original Series ' Number One and Nurse Chapel. While Barrett had also appeared in 11 episodes of Earth: Final Conflict , she did not star in any episode from Andromeda 's five seasons.

In developing Andromeda , Barrett called on the services of Robert Hewitt Wolfe, who had worked with the Star Trek franchise for nearly a decade. Wolfe first came to the franchise via a spec script he sold to Star Trek: The Next Generation , which was the wild west comedy "A Fistful of Datas". Based on this, Wolfe was attached to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and wrote, or co-wrote, over 30 episodes of the series. Wolfe's episodes ranged from the high-concept comedy of his TNG script to much more hard-hitting and dramatic episodes like DS9 's "The Wire" and "Hard Time".

Roddenberry’s Andromeda’s Differences From Star Trek

Dylan holds out a sword as Captain Picard looks solemn

It's long been speculated that Andromeda began life as a Star Trek spinoff set in the very far future. Where Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was set in the 22nd and 23rd centuries, Andromeda was predominantly set in the year CY 10087 which roughly translated as the 52nd century. Space travel in Andromeda relying on slipstream rather than warp drive and the various alien races and planets are completely separate from those in Star Trek . That being said, there are some intriguing links. For example, there's a similarity between the name Vulcan and Verdran, the two species responsible for introducing space travel to humanity in Star Trek and Andromeda respectively.

Rather than an egalitarian Federation built on socialism, Roddenberry's Andromeda had a constitutional monarchy known as the Systems Commonwealth. After being awoken 300 years into his future, Kevin Sorbo's Dylan Hunt sets about trying to re-establish this utopian and democratic monarchy with the help of a ragtag salvage crew. It's therefore interesting that in Star Trek: Discovery season 3, 20 years after Andromeda premiered, Captain Michael Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery were rebuilding Starfleet and the Federation in their own far future. If Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda did begin life as a Star Trek spinoff set in a dystopian future, then Discovery finally revealed what that show may have looked like.

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  • The nature of Trelane's mysterious god-like species is revealed in Star Trek #21 after 57 years.
  • The connection between Trelane and the Q Continuum is questioned in this latest issue.
  • The absence of Qs in the assembly of gods raises questions about their responsibilities to our reality.

Warning: contains spoilers for Star Trek #21!

Trelane was one of Star Trek ’s most intriguing one off characters, and after 57 years, the truth about his god-like species has been resolved. Captain Kirk and company met Trelane early in the five-year mission, and the petulant god made a huge impression on fans. Now, a century after first contact with Trelane, Star Trek #21 makes a stunning revelation about him and his people.

Star Trek #21 is written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and drawn by Megan Levens. The gods of the Star Trek universe reside in the Pleroma, and have gathered to address the issue of reviving the Organians. Trelane is among them. Apollo brushes a quip from Trelane off, telling the young god that his parents were invited–not him. Trelane informs Apollo that his parents have abdicated responsibility for this reality.

Trelane, on the other hand, was very interested in the proceedings, and came to the meeting.

Trelane Was One of Star Trek's First God-Like Beings

Some fans have speculated trelane is connected with the q.

Trelane would return in various licensed media, including a well-received novel, Q Squared , that drew a connection between the child god and the Q Continuum.

Trelane was one of the first villains Captain Kirk met in the classic Star Trek television program. Debuting in the first season episode “The Squire of Gothos,” the god-like Trelane held Kirk and his crew prisoner, using his powers to toy with them. Trelane only made one live-action appearance, but captured the imaginations of fans. Trelane would return in various licensed media, including a well-received novel, Q Squared , that drew a connection between the child god and the Q Continuum. The link between Q and Trelane by this point has almost become canon.

On the surface, Star Trek #21 seems to retcon the connection between the two, now suggesting there was never one at all. When Trelane mentions his parents, he does not call them “Q” or “the Continuum.” It is possible, however, that Trelane is indeed another renegade from the Continuum. Trelane says his parents abdicated this reality, but did not state why. In an early issue of IDW’s Star Trek comic, Q told Captain Sisko he was leaving our reality. It was assumed Q was fleeing Kahless and his god-killer array, but he may have been playing one of his games.

Q, Star Trek's trickster figure, has very few peers in the universe, but another, surprise species can give him a serious run for his money.

Why Did Trelane's Parents Turn Their Backs On Our Reality?

And is there still a connection between q and trelane.

Members of the Q Continuum were also conspicuously absent from the assembly of gods in the Pleroma. If Trelane’s parents are indeed Qs, and they shirked responsibility for our reality, then it implies the species has a duty to lesser beings, which is a huge revelation about the Continuum. The Pleroma meets and votes on matters of universal importance, and for the Q to not be present seems to be a glaring omission. Trelane could very well be the last Q left in the Star Trek universe, remaining behind for reasons that are his own.

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