Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda

Reviews of the first two seasons of Andromeda were written from 2000-2002 during the original run of the series. I stopped reviewing after the second season for reasons described here. Note: All reviews contain spoilers.

Content Listing

Season 2 (2001-2002)

  • 10/1/2001. The Widening Gyre 3 stars. — The crew of the Andromeda must face a powerful enemy and an army of Magog to rescue their missing crew members inside a massive star-powered ship that must be destroyed at all costs.
  • 10/8/2001. Exit Strategies 3 stars. — The Maru crashes on a desolate ice world while fleeing a group of Nietzschean slavers who have a score to settle with Tyr.
  • 10/15/2001. A Heart for Falsehood Framed 2 stars. — When the Andromeda crew goes on a covert operation to steal a valuable artifact that may prevent a violent confrontation, Beka finds herself questioning her emerging feelings for a rival thief.
  • 10/22/2001. Pitiless as the Sun 2.5 stars. — Representatives from a war-devastated world plea with Dylan to help them stop an unknown enemy from attacking their cargo ships. Meanwhile, Trance is interrogated by an alien government that wants insights into her people's true nature.
  • 10/29/2001. Last Call at the Broken Hammer 2 stars. — While searching for a former alliance leader on a devastated world, the crew of the Maru comes under attack by anti-government pack hunters called Kalderans.
  • 11/5/2001. All Too Human 3 stars. — Rommie finds herself facing a society's prejudices toward artificial lifeforms when she goes undercover to investigate a devious operation on their world.
  • 11/12/2001. Una Salus Victus 3.5 stars. — The Andromeda crew engages the Nietzschean Drago-Kazov pride on a multi-tiered mission to safely escort a medical convoy to a planet besieged by a deadly plague.
  • 11/19/2001. Home Fires 3 stars. — The crew of the Andromeda learns of a lone world where the Commonwealth still survives, and in trying to embrace this world Dylan finds himself reliving a crucial conflict.
  • 11/26/2001. Into the Labyrinth 3 stars. — A woman with questionable motives gives Harper a compelling incentive to track down the All Systems Library, a comprehensive historical archive with potentially dangerous information.
  • 1/14/2002. The Prince 2.5 stars. — Dylan and Tyr rescue the only remaining heir to the throne of a troubled world, which suddenly makes them major players in a game of strong-armed politics.
  • 1/21/2002. Bunker Hill 2.5 stars. — Dylan's Sabra-Jaguar allies call upon him for help in a new war against the Drago-Kazov, prompting Harper to organize a revolt against the Drago-Kazov slavers on his home planet, Earth.
  • 1/28/2002. Ouroboros 1.5 stars. — In a desperate attempt to remove the Magog larvae from his body with experimental technology, Harper inadvertently rips space and time in a way that causes the past, present, and future to collide.
  • 2/4/2002. Lava and Rockets 2 stars. — Dylan hijacks a tour ship to escape mercenaries trying to kill him, and finds himself allied with a feisty female pilot.
  • 2/11/2002. Be All My Sins Remembered 1.5 stars. — Beka must face her past when a former lover takes her and the crew of the Maru hostage and demands the Andromeda help his cause.
  • 2/18/2002. Dance of the Mayflies 0.5 stars. — The Andromeda crew must contend with an unstoppable force of immortal beings who inhabit the bodies of the dead.
  • 2/25/2002. In Heaven Now Are Three 1.5 stars. — Beka, Dylan, and Trance journey to a distant world in search of a legendary artifact.
  • 4/8/2002. The Things We Cannot Change 1.5 stars. — Unconscious and floating in space, Dylan dreams of an alternate life where he is married with a son.
  • 4/15/2002. The Fair Unknown 2 stars. — A violent incident involving the Kalderans uncovers a Vedran woman, one of a legendary race unseen since the fall of the Commonwealth.
  • 4/22/2002. Belly of the Beast 2.5 stars. — The crew must improvise an escape when the Andromeda is eaten by a giant space creature.
  • 4/29/2002. The Knight, Death, and the Devil 3 stars. — The crew attempts the rescue of a fleet of High Guard starships and AIs from a prisoner of war camp.
  • 5/6/2002. Immaculate Perception 3 stars. — After receiving a transmission from his wife Freya, Tyr embarks on a risky mission to save her.
  • 5/13/2002. Tunnel at the End of the Light 1.5 stars. — On the eve of the signing of the new Commonwealth charter, aliens from another universe emerge from a rift in space and attack the Andromeda.
  • Second Season Recap — A capsule review of each episode, character and theme discussion, and an analysis of the entire season overall.

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