First 'Andromeda' Collective Cast PhotosBy Christian
July 14, 2000 - 9:09 PM
Over at Cinescape, they've put up three photos from the 'Andromeda' press kit, two showing Kevin Sorbo as Dylan Hunt (one of which I think we've already seen before), and the image to the left showing the entire cast together. In addition, there's an extensive plot summary of 'Andromeda', describing how the series starts when a band of mercendaries finds the Systems Commonwealth's ship Andromeda Ascendant, trapped for three centuries near a black hole. They awaken the ship and her Captain, Dylan Hunt, and then are signed on by Hunt for a mission to restore peace to what is left of the Commonwealth. The synopsis contains the following new info for several characters:
- First Officer Beka Valentine, once captain of her own vessel, possesses a "sharp wit and striking beauty". She believes Hunt's quest to save the Commonwealth is futile, but signs on anyway, hoping to persuade him to turn his energies towards other pursuits.
- Tyr Anasazi, as previously reported, is a member of the Nietzscheans, a genetically engineered sub-species of humans. Apparently, the Nietzscheans were the primary reason behind the fall of the Commonwealth.
- Rev Bem is now revealed to be Magog, a carnivorous race who use paralyze their victims and then use their bodies to incubate the Magog's eggs. Fortunately, Rev Bem is described as a gentle soul, a scientist, sociologist, linguist and priest, and he hopes to aid Hunt in his quest to restore the Commonwealth.
- Ship's Engineer Harper gains the first name Seamus. Harper is the only crewmember to have been raised on Earth, where he spent most of his life hiding from Magog raiders and Nietzschean zealots.
- Trance Gemini is the ship's Life Support Officer, as well as botanist, xenobiologist, medic and occasional spy and thief. She is a member of an advanced, as yet undisclosed civilisation, and feels far superior to the rest of the crew. However, she also holds it her responsibility to look after the crew.