Talk:Odyssey 5

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I removed this addition because it simply isn't true, as Jeremiah (another Shotime production) also completed its second season run outside of the American market:

It is the only US show in television history to have had its run completed in foreign markets without first doing so in the American market.

Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? -- Joe Beaudoin Jr. Think out loud 03:51, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Let me see other shows where this happened. Space Above and Beyond, Firefly, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica season 1, Stargate frequently does it, Dark Skies, Jake 2.0, Jeremiah and those are just off the top of my head. It actually happens quite frequently, usually in the UK, due to other countries not usually having the mid season breaks and other countries usually running even cancelled series for their entire runs. Ben W Bell 07:12, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the correction. It may have been true at the time (I had read it somewhere on a fan site back when Showtime cancelled in 2002 and everyone but Americans got to see the remaining 6 episodes right away), though as you note above, it has happened frequently as of late, especially for sci-fi shows (in addition to the above I just found out that CBS's cancelled Threshold did the same thing, I was going in to correct this after reading that when I saw your notes). Thanks again, this is why I think Wikipedia really does work and the critics are wrong hairymon 12:20, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Mann & Machine completed airing on Canadian TV and that show was from 1992.-- (talk) 16:31, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

SciFi Channel[edit]

According to teaser for next Friday night on SciFi and their website (, they'll be showing at least one episode of Odyssey 5. Based on their past airing of the cancelled series Crusade (TV series), I presume they plan to broadcast all 20 episodes of Odyssey 5 as well.--CheMechanical 04:09, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, they're going to air all the episodes on SciFi Friday. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joe Beaudoin Jr. (talkcontribs) 07:26, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

This article is horribly written and needs a complete makeover. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neqwam (talkcontribs) 19:50, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

How breathtakingly unconstructive. Doceddi (talk) 23:03, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Speculation about the end of the series[edit]

A little surprising to me that no in the "talk" section has speculated about the ultimate origin of the AIs, their purpose, and the likely way the series would have ended.

The series itself gives us some clues. At the end of the pilot, we encounter a researcher at a DOD Artificial Intelligence project. She remarks that her a-life simulations are evolving much faster than she'd anticipated.

In episode 20, there's a strong suggestion that the moon is hollow and was created artificially, according to a woman scientist introduced as "the greatest living authority on lunar geology." Later in episode 20, we learn that a moon rock came from Mars. The rock appears artificial and is giving off a binary coded radio signal which translates to the atomic number for Americium. When Americium from a smoke detector gets placed on the moon (Mars) rock, artificial devices appear which leap onto a trio of synthetics who are trying to kill the protagonists. The artificial devices appear to override the synthetics' internal programming and seem able to access their memory.

Also in the pilot, the Seeker remarks that 300 years ago he set out to find other sentient life only to discover "sundered worlds." When he returned to his own world, it was also blown up. So the destruction has been going on for at least 300 years.

Tantalizingly, Manny Coto said in an interview: "Yes, we have a detailed plan. I have everything worked out. I know what caused the Earth's destruction. I don't want to give anything away, but the obvious answers aren't going to be the correct ones. The real answers will slowly be revealed over the course of the series."

Were the synthetics originally from Mars? From somewhere else in the galaxy? Did the Cabal (a group of air force and military personnel dedicated to destroying the synthetics) blow up the earth accidentally while trying to wipe out the synthetics? Or did the martian synthetics blow upt he earth in retaliation? Or what? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:56, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

19 or 20 Episodes[edit]

There are only 19 episode titles listed and only 19 episodes listed on the DVD.

However, the IMDb and even this Wiki makes references to the broadcast of 20 episodes.

Which is it -- 19 or 20 episodes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mind dragons (talkcontribs) 03:48, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

It's technically 20. The pilot is feature length, that is 2 episodes put together into 1. So production wise it's 20. Canterbury Tail talk 13:40, 26 January 2017 (UTC)