Cleopatra 2525

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Cleopatra 2525
Cleopatra 2525 intertitle
Genre Science fiction
Created by R.J. Stewart
Robert G. Tapert
Starring Gina Torres
Victoria Pratt
Jennifer Sky
Opening theme "In the Year 2525" performed by Gina Torres
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sam Raimi
R.J. Stewart
Robert G. Tapert
Production location(s) Auckland, New Zealand
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes (2000)
45–48 minutes (2001)
Production company(s) Renaissance Pictures
Distributor Studios USA
Original network Syndication
Original release January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22) – March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)

Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. Produced by Renaissance Pictures and distributed by Universal Television, many stations aired it as part of the Back2Back Action Hour, along with Jack of All Trades.


When complications arise during her breast augmentation surgery, 20th-century exotic dancer Cleo (Jennifer Sky) is put into suspended animation. Waking 525 years in the future, Cleo joins two women in their fight against the Baileys, armed flying machines who now control Earth's surface. Her team leader, Hel (Gina Torres), is commanded by a mysterious female entity called "Voice", who relays orders via a communications implant under Hel's right ear. Voice controls many other teams and gives them their orders in a similar fashion, in effect, forming a resistance to the Baileys, with their ultimate goal to retake the Earth's surface. Their final team member is Sarge (Victoria Pratt), whose sister belongs to a cult that regards the Baileys with reverence and willingly sacrifices themselves to them.

Humanity has moved underground and built a complex of elaborate shafts and tunnels created by the "shaft builders" to survive the Bailey menace. Cleo (pictured above on the right) wows the 26th century denizens with her philosophical sayings (many of which come from the 20th century popular culture).



The theme song is based on Zager and Evans' 1969 hit "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)", albeit with altered lyrics.


Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 14 January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17) May 14, 2000 (2000-05-14)
2 14 October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)

Home media[edit]

The series was released on Region 1 DVD in the United States on July 19, 2005.[1]


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