Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 02, 2000
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Andromeda

The Commonwealth spanned three galaxies and a myriad of cultures. Dylan Hunt, captain of the starship Andromeda, was frozen in time and awoke three centuries later to find the Commonweath had fallen. To fight back the chaos among the stars, Hunt must use the Andromeda to restore the Commonwealth and bring unity to the galaxy once again.

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Gordon Michael Woolvett was eight years old when he joined a summer acting school to keep him out of ...

Character Bio

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Seamus Harper is a fictional character in the television series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. He is played by Canadian actor Gordon Michael Woolvett.

Fictional biography

Harper is a member of the Andromeda Ascendant crew and is the engineer and fix-it man. Harper is the only member of the Andromeda's crew born and raised on post-Commonwealth Earth, specifically in Boston. After the Fall, it was conquered by the wealthy and powerful, ruling Nietzschean Pride called the Drago-Kazov, who treated unengineered humans poorly, and its inhabitants were frequently attacked by the Magog. The human denizens of Earth lived in poverty and conflict, which prompted Harper to run away. He was hired by Bobby Jensen for a one-time-gig, which placed him on the Eureka Maru and in contact with Captain Beka Valentine. After learning that Bobby had lied to her, Beka broke up with Bobby and hired Harper as the new engineer of the Maru. Harper joined the Andromeda crew in 303 AFC (After the Fall of the Commonwealth) (also CY 10087) along with Beka and the rest of the Maru crew: Trance Gemini, and Rev Bem.

Harper's tumultuous upbringing has left him with somewhat deficient social skills, as well as a poor immune system- significantly he is the only non-genetically-enhanced human in the entire crew, with Dylan's mother being from a high-gravity world and Beka's reflexes having been enhanced by her father-, and he prefers to spend his time in the company of machines, constantly fixing and upgrading Andromeda and her various systems. He is quirky, sarcastic, funny, a bit ego-centric, but undoubtedly a genius. He also constructed the humanoid avatar for the Andromeda, called Rommie by the crew. Harper has a neural interface (also called a Cerebral Port, or Data Port) at the base of his skull, which he uses to jack into computers, sentient ships, and programs.

Harper's middle name, "Zelazny", was probably given to the character by the writers as a tribute to the late, beloved science-fiction and fantasy author, Roger Zelazny. On a side note, "┼╝elazny" means "made of iron" in some slavonic languages (in polish).

Harper once introduced himself as "Lieutenant Seamus Harper", while it is not unlikely that after the recreation of the Commonwealth the civilian command crew of the Andromeda would be officially enrolled into the High Guard and given ranks and a rank insgnia he was wearing on his clothes at the time would seem to support this, as Harper was at the time speaking to two attractive women and has never used the rank again in conversation, it is possible he was lying or exaggerating.



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