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A for Andromeda 

In 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Esmond Knight ...  Professor Ernest Reinhart 7 episodes, 1961
Patricia Kneale Patricia Kneale ...  Judy Adamson 7 episodes, 1961
Peter Halliday ...  John Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1961
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ...  J.M. Osborne 6 episodes, 1961
Julie Christie ...  Andromeda / ... 6 episodes, 1961
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ...  General Vandenberg 5 episodes, 1961
Geoffrey Lewis Geoffrey Lewis ...  Doctor Geers / ... 5 episodes, 1961
Mary Morris ...  Professor Madeleine Dawnay 4 episodes, 1961
Peter Henchie Peter Henchie ...  Egon 4 episodes, 1961
John Hollis ...  Kaufman 4 episodes, 1961
Frank Windsor ...  Dennis Bridger 3 episodes, 1961
John Murray Scott John Murray Scott ...  Harvey 3 episodes, 1961
Brenda Peters Brenda Peters ...  Secretary to Osborne / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Ernest Hare Ernest Hare ...  Minister of Science Ratcliff / ... 3 episodes, 1961
John Rowlands John Rowlands ...  Lab Assistant / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Jack May Jack May ...  Major Quadring 2 episodes, 1961
Anthony Valentine ...  Corporal 2 episodes, 1961
Maurice Hedley Maurice Hedley ...  The Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1961
Peter Ducrow Peter Ducrow ...  Doctor Hunter 2 episodes, 1961
John Nettleton ...  Harries 2 episodes, 1961
Peter King Peter King ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1961
David King David King ...  Minister of Defence Burdett 2 episodes, 1961
Barry Jackson ...  1st Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1961
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In 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes argument between two of leading team members, Fleming and Dawnay, over the machine's real intentions as it provides further instructions to create a living organism, which Dawnay starts to develop. Later it appears to compel lab assistant Christine to commit suicide, and when the organism is fully developed, it appears in the exact form of Christine, and named Andromeda. But what is the purpose of this "creature"? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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UK

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English

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3 October 1961 (UK) See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Little of this series remains. Until 2006, only approximately fifteen minutes (the fourth and fifth film reels) of the final episode survived, plus some clips including the titles. The sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962), survives in its entirety. See more »

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Referenced in Doctor Who: Origins (2006) See more »

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1 November 2011 | by paul_3801See all my reviews

I personally did not see this Sci-Fi series as I was too young at the time but my father did and he always raved on about how fantastic this show was. Dad was also quite smitten with Julie Christie's appearance in the series, which of course helped the show's viewer appeal I guess. It certainly is a shame that the series was destroyed as I would have loved to have seen what all the fuss was about! At least I can get an idea of what it was about now due to one episode popping up recently and as I can gather is now on Youtube, so I will have to check it out! I do though have a memento of the series in the form of a tape recording that my father did of the show's dramatic opening and closing theme music which I play every now and then.


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