The BEST Episodes of Andromeda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2019

Network: Syfy

The Commonwealth spanned three galaxies and a myriad of cultures. Dylan Hunt, captain of the star ship Andromeda, was frozen in time and awoke three centuries later to find the Commonwealth had fallen. To fight back the chaos among the stars, Hunt must use the Andromeda to restore the Commonwealth and bring unity to the galaxy once again.

Pride Before the Fall

#1 - Pride Before the Fall

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 21, 2005

Beka's new boyfriend turns out to be more than she suspected. He will play an important role in the development of the original CommonWealth. Beka learns a secret that should help them if they can ever escape from Seefra.

star 8.41
420 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Robert Engels
So Burn the Untamed Lands

#2 - So Burn the Untamed Lands

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 2004

Harper discovers a new weapon in the system that is powered by a crystal, which Harper feels will be able to power the Andromeda. Rhade and Dylan must go undercover working for Cutter to obtain the crystal he mines. Meanwhile, Andromeda and Doyle conflict over who controls the ship.

star 8.20
395 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Gillian Horvath
A Symmetry of Imperfection

#3 - A Symmetry of Imperfection

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2004

Rommie has become too emotional, the Andromeda cuts off her access and runs a full diagnostic to bring the avatar under control, this takes away many of the ship's resources. The Magagog are attacking the crew must defend Andromeda without aide from the AI. Even if they succeed in defending the ship, they may lose Rommie.

star 8.18
373 votes
Directors: Allan Harmon
Writers: Naomi Janzen
The Dissonant Interval (2)

#4 - The Dissonant Interval (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2004

Beka decides to leave the crew to fight for themselves, but after all of the promises that everyone will be reunited, Trance tells them that they will never be as they are again. When the Magog Worldship finally re-encounters the Andromeda after two years, Rommie and Harper race to take the Arkology to slipstream, Rhade must teach the inhabitants to defend themselves, and Dylan and Trance fight off the invading Magog. But as the Andromeda becomes covered in swarmships, Trance tells Dylan that he--and only he--may escape this alive.

star 8.15
402 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert Engels
What Will Be Was Not

#5 - What Will Be Was Not

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 2004

A bar fight spills out into the streets and a remark from Rhade aimed at Dylan drives Trance over the edge, causing her to leave the Andromeda. While she is in the underground tunnels, she befriends a sweeper, who believes she is a princess and wields a weapon that turns enemies to stone.

star 8.13
363 votes
Directors: Gordon Verheul
Writers: Naomi Janzen
Quantum Tractate Delirium

#6 - Quantum Tractate Delirium

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 15, 2005

As Trance's sun closes on Seefra-9, Rommie is rebuilt by Doyle to help evacuate the planet.

star 8.12
397 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
The Spider's Stratagem

#7 - The Spider's Stratagem

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 2, 2004

Andromeda captures a smuggler with a shipment of bioarmor. They try to track down the origins of the armor. But there's more to the living armor than they first realize.

star 8.07
343 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Emily Skopov
Tunnel at the End of the Light (1)

#8 - Tunnel at the End of the Light (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2002

The crew of the Andromeda meet an alien race they were destined to face.

star 8.05
532 votes
Directors: Allan Eastman
Writers: Joe Reinkemeyer, Matt Kiene
The Weight (2)

#9 - The Weight (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2004

Beka has ended up on Seefra, she joins a salvage unit. The leader has found Andromeda, and wants to use it for his own agenda. But Dylan still has a claim to it. Another crew member comes forth.

star 8.04
378 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Naomi Janzen
Chaos and the Stillness of It (2)

#10 - Chaos and the Stillness of It (2)

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2005

Harper has been captured by General Burma, a man who believes all technology to be evil. Dylan struggles with recovering Harper, evacuating all the remaining Seefran planets to Seefra One, a.k.a. Tarn-Vedra, and dealing with Trance. Dylan supposes that something may have happened to Trance while inside Methus-2, the artificial sun they fixed and the last place Trance seemed to be herself, and goes to investigate.

star 8.03
396 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Naomi Janzen
Soon the Nearing Vortex (1)

#11 - Soon the Nearing Vortex (1)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2003

Tyr returns and he's sided with the Collectors against his former crew. He wants the map for the Route of Ages.

star 8.02
443 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
The Heart of the Journey (1)

#12 - The Heart of the Journey (1)

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 6, 2005

Dylan and his crew deal with the survivors on Seefra One promising them that it will soon become like Tarn-Vedra once was. Harper works on getting the "low-tech" mechanism inside the planet to work properly, while Trance explores her new powers resulting from the re-establishment of her sun. She introduces Dylan to the group that her impersonator worked for, "the Nebula," a group of stars controlling all the galaxies, also an enemy of the Abyss.

star 8.02
373 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
The Warmth of an Invisible Light

#13 - The Warmth of an Invisible Light

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 9, 2004

When Dylan activates an experimental cloaking device, he gets swept into an alternate dimension. Harper is the commander, he has overthrown the commonwealth, and is unknowingly working for the Abyss. Dylan looks for allies to oppose Harper, and to find a way to get back to his own dimension

star 8.00
424 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Matt Kiene
When Goes Around...

#14 - When Goes Around...

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2004

A new woman arrives in town seeking Dylan's aid. She reveals that she was a Commonwealth scientist before it fell and that she is trapped in a time loop. Dylan attempts to save her from her fate and decipher the code that will restore Seefra to its proper alignment.

star 7.99
397 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: John Whelpley
Abridging the Devil's Divide

#15 - Abridging the Devil's Divide

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 12, 2004

Half the crew is captured. Harper works on a time bridge for the Partriarch. The other half tracks down a smuggler.

star 7.98
368 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Gordon Michael Woolvett
Dance of the Mayflies

#16 - Dance of the Mayflies

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 23, 2002

The crew of Andromeda encounter plague victims infected by a hostile, nanobot-based lifeform out to take over the ship.

star 7.98
424 votes
Directors: J. Miles Dale
Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Zack Stentz
Through a Glass Darkly

#17 - Through a Glass Darkly

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 14, 2005

While Rhade are busy defending refugees on Seefra Five from the army of a local warlord, Dylan is surprised to find Hohne, the Perseid scientist lost and assumed dead during the problems with Haprer's tesseract machine, tesseract onto the command deck of the Andromeda. Hohne and Harper attempt to recreate the quantum teleporter in order to resupply the pinned-down refugees and during the reconstruction receive a message from the research station near the black hole where the device first worked.

star 7.97
246 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz
Attempting Screed

#18 - Attempting Screed

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2004

The return of Flavin sparks a conflict between two rival gangs over who gets his ship and the bounties within. Rhade and Harper play the two sides to make money off their enmity. Meanwhile Flavin leads Dylan on a journey to help him develop as a Paradine.

star 7.96
395 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
Harper/Delete

#19 - Harper/Delete

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2003

Andromeda comes between two Nietzschean siblings. One has the File D, a weapon that can eliminate higher brain functions. The other has her nephew hostage, she wants File D. The crew doesn't want either of them to have File D.

star 7.94
409 votes
Directors: Richard Flower
Writers: Naomi Janzen
The World Turns All Around Her (2)

#20 - The World Turns All Around Her (2)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2003

The collectors tell Tyr why they need the map for the Route of Ages. It's a map to the Abyss, and hopefully a way to contain it. Tyr has Beka and the crew has the map. Now it's a race to the Route of Ages. Tyr makes a deal with the Abyss, and a final confrontation will ensue.

star 7.94
381 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
The Heart of the Journey (2)

#21 - The Heart of the Journey (2)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 2005

The Earth explodes before Harper makes his visit, the Andromeda manages to save Harper from destruction and runs from a Nietzschean attack fleet coming from the ruins of the planet. Analyzing fragments of the destroyed planet, Romy finds radical isotopes, proof that the Abyss aided the Nietzscheans in the destruction of Earth. Dylan consoles Harper for his loss, then prepares for the battle against the joined Nietzschean fleet, comprised of the Drago-Kazov, Mandau, and Sabra-Jaguar fleets.

star 7.93
415 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Robert Engels
The Illusion of Majesty

#22 - The Illusion of Majesty

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 21, 2003

The Andromeda end up in the Prolon System where they discover a hibernation capsule occupied by a woman impersonating a dead princess.

star 7.93
318 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joel Metzger
Time Out of Mind

#23 - Time Out of Mind

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 3, 2004

The Andromeda rescues a defenseless ship from former Commonwealth fighters. The inhabitants are an Ambassador and his pilot, returning to Arkology from successful peace negotiations with the Magog on board the World-Ship. However, the treaty is revoked when the ambassador dies from the Magog hatching in his stomach. The pilot, a Nietzschean from a supposedly extinct pride, leads the Andromeda to Arkology, a place of peacefulness in all aspects of life, to warn them of the coming Magog attack.

star 7.92
313 votes
Directors: Allan Harmon
Writers: Lu Abbott, Stacey Berman-Woodard
Ouroboros

#24 - Ouroboros

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 2, 2002

The crew watches Rev Bem's fairwell message, not sure whether or not to pursue him, or let him leave. Dylan says that they should respect Rev's decision to leave, but Harper snaps at Dylan and storms out. He is upset because Rev had promised to remove the Magog larvae from his gut. He writhes in pain, but when he tries to take his medication, it has no effect, as the larvae have grown immune to it, as Trance and Rev had warned him they would. Soon after, Harper enlists in Chief Technical Director Hohne's help, as well as the other Persieds. Harper plans to build a machine that will fold space to remove the eggs, but it's affecting time, as well.

star 7.91
423 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Waking the Tyrant's Device

#25 - Waking the Tyrant's Device

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2003

Dylan is sent on a mission by a triumvir, but is not well informed of the danger he faces. After a haphazard reentry from slipstream, the Andromeda is captured by a gravity field projected from the moon that is the target of their mission. Dylan discovers that the moon is the base of Kroton, a half-human, half-android genius that created the Magog world-ship. Dylan attempts to take out Kroton along with the new weapon he has developed.

star 7.91
410 votes
Directors: Andrew Potter
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber