Odyssey 5 originally aired on Showtime in 2002. I discovered it on dvd some time ago and finally got around to watching it.
Starring Peter Weller (Robocop), Odyssey 5 is a routine space shuttle mission that escalates into a disaster. The crew, consisting of 4 astronauts, a reporter and a scientist, witness the destruction of Earth as it’s swallowed up by a fiery sky. The shuttle is sucked into some sort of tide to another part of the galaxy. There it’s intercepted by an alien called the Seeker who then sends the surviving crew of five back five years in time to try to save the Earth.
Once back on Earth the series goes very X-Files with nefarious plots involving sentient synthetic life forms, and a faction in NASA wanting to ground all manned space flight.
Uh oh. That already happened. Are we in trouble from the cyber beings using our satellites against us? Yes, and from the stuffing we ate last week …
At any rate, we’ve enjoyed delving into this series where humans are not always what they appear to be. And, the five years does not get played out exactly as it did before. So, that makes some interesting twists for the characters.
It’s a good watch. Have you seen it? Thoughts? May get to watching Super 8 this weekend. Looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens coming out next week.