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Peter Weller stars as the brash, foul-mouthed Commander Chuck Taggart, a seasoned flyboy whose 22-year-old computer-whiz son Neil (Christopher Gorham) must now cope with being physically 17 again, reliving high-school (including his first serious relationship) while investigating possible causes of Earth's destruction. Along with geneticist Kurt Mendel (Sebastian Roché), shuttle pilot Angela Perry (Tamara Craig Thomas), and TV news reporter Sarah Forbes (Leslie Silva), their quest leads to the discovery of sentient nano-bots, synthetic humans, and a far-reaching conspiracy masterminded by a NASA splinter group secretly known as "the Cadre." In his pilot episode commentary recorded with Weller in 2005, Coto outlines some of the ideas he would've developed had the series run longer, and these 19 episodes serve up plenty of surprises that hint at the series' untapped potential. That makes Odyssey 5 both fun and frustrating--we're left dangling with an unresolved cliffhanger--but the ensemble cast makes it worthwhile. While the writing skews toward juvenile silliness on some occasions (and veers into full-on comedy with guest star Ted Raimi in the entertaining episode "The Trouble with Harry"), it's clear that Odyssey 5 was pushing conventional boundaries of TV science fiction. For that reason alone, it's a shame it lacked the audience that would've warranted additional episodes. --Jeff Shannon
what did they say? huh? they're all whispering and without captions or subtitles, those of us who cant hear well hate this dvdPublished 1 month ago by Dion
well written. too bad it was never renewed. end of the series left you wanting more!Published 1 month ago by dan cardinale
Grabs you from beginning to end.
If you like sci-fi, don't miss this.
Great Classic tv show. I'm in the process of getting digital versions of my DVD's.Published 2 months ago by James Southard
Excellent production, very creative and well told stories, but very little Sci Fi! Initially, the shuttle takes off, moving around in orbit, then they see the earth explode right... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ANDREW K. DUNCAN
Good sci-fi series, good acting, a little too much bad words, and some nude, not suitable for children.Published 3 months ago by kum-loong Cheong
This is one series with a very unusual theme that as far as I know has never been done before. The series went along well, making progress in the story line, and then nothing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Woodrow Vankirk