Trivia / Andromeda

  • Actor Allusion: After his first run-in with Dylan, Harper describe him as "like a Greek god."
    • And, later, he turns out to be only half-human (and a gene-enhanced heavy-worlder human at that), with the other half being a highly-evolved version of a highly-evolved race of aliens that founded galactic civilisation. He is, therefore, the Science Fiction equivalent of a demi-god.
  • Executive Meddling: Robert Wolfe was the original head writer of the series, based on Gene Roddenberry's notes. He resigned after season two because of differences with the executive. He has since, however, written a one-act play, Coda, which is a compressed form of his original plan for Andromeda.
    • Actually, the way Robert Wolfe explains it, he was fired for not bowing to executive demands to make the show more episodic and Kevin Sorbo's demand that all episodes be based around him.
  • Real-Life Relative: Dylan Hunt's fiancee, Sara Riley, was played by Kevin Sorbo's real life wife, Sam Sorbo.
  • Wag the Director: Showrunner Robert Wolfe clashed with star Kevin Sorbo over the latter's desire for every episode to be about him. Wolfe ended up leaving the show, and Sorbo's already-starring role expanded from then on.
  • What Could Have Been: One of the early concepts that were combined to make the show had this as a distant sequel to the Star Trek universe, with Klingons who had long ago fully merged with the Federation in the Nietzchian role as rebels that tore down the Federation.
    • According to Robert Wolfe's Coda script, the original plan was for the crew to end up as the leaders of all the factions. Dylan the Commonwealth, Tyr the Nietzchians, Rev Bem the Wayists, Harper the Consensus of Parts, and Beka assembles the rest of the machine that lets her ascend to godhood.
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