Pandora: Season 1 (2019)


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Air date: Jul 16, 2019

The series premiere: After the death of her parents, Jax matriculates at the Fleet Training Academy on Earth where she learns to defend the Galaxy from intergalactic threats and makes a new family of friends, but also makes a shocking discovery about her own identity.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2019

Atria Nine learns that Adari leader, Seeker Creston Hubbell, will be speaking on campus, and enlists the help of Jax and the study group to stand up against her former masters to help free her clone sisters and brothers from oppression on her homeworld.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2019

A war veteran from the legendary space battle cruiser Sea Hawk makes a shocking revelation to Jax and Greg that could lead Jax to discover who actually killed her parents.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2019

Jax joins Xander and her fellow cadets in responding to an emergency distress call from a secret lab only to discover that a deadly experiment has infected the scientists and now the cadets are infected as well.

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Air date: Aug 12, 2019

Thomas's telepathic father arrives on campus and tries to enlist his estranged son in a dangerous heist in which nothing is as simple as it appears.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2019

When Pilar's bio-organic implants are hacked, Jax and Ralen lead an investigation to help save their friend and find out who's responsible.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2019

Jax discovers a deadly secret from her past that she is desperate to understand with the help of Ralen and Pilar while the CIS grows increasingly suspicious of Xander's divided loyalties.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2019

Xander enlists Jax on a mission in which she must rekindle a relationship with an old flame, and Xander must confront his own feelings for Jax and question if all orders are meant to be obeyed.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2019

Trapped on an alien world, Jax, Xander and Ralen are stranded with no way home. They must band together to survive, but divided loyalties threaten to destroy them from within. And Jax will ultimately be forced decide her allegiances if they make it through the long night.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2019

Ralen is on trial for his life after being accused of having sabotaged the Tereshkova. But even Jax has her doubts about Ralen's veracity when his wife arrives from Zatar to defend him.

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Critic Reviews for Pandora Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

There's no character I particularly liked, no relationship that seems particularly interesting and no mystery embedded in the pilot to which I'd like to get any answers.

Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Predictable sci-fi series for the younger set has violence.

Aug 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The foundations of this story are very much set in a world that has been heavily influenced by Star Trek, mix this with the YA audience it begs to attract and you've got a rather ropey version of the series Shadow Hunters for the intergalactic age.

Jul 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

I watch a lot of TV pilots for work-including ones for shows that never make it to air-and Pandora's is quite possibly one of the worst I've seen in years.

Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Pandora feels like a show that should be binged instead of watched week to week... it just feels like a show that's not worth the time investment of watching it in weekly installments.

Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Doesn't seem to realize or care which of its scattered pieces should be its most important, stumbling around draped in all the external trappings of the type of show it wants to be when it grows up, like a little kid playing a haphazard game of dress-up.

Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Lifts so many themes and concepts from Star Trek that Pandora comes off like a fan film made by someone who's desperate to get noticed by the producers of the real thing.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pandora: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Watching season 2 is actually physically painful - I'm absolutely stupefied that a show could be made this bad? - to think Dark Matter was canned & SyFy made this is utterly bemusing. I saw a comment from someone who said "if they were in a coma, they'd wake up to turn this off" and I think that just about sums it up - unbelievably bad ..& I love syfy - whoever makes the decisions at SyFy should hang their head in shame
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Shows great promise. Enjoying so far.
  • Dec 23, 2020
    Lame....Characters are weak and lifeless, plot is predictable and cliché, sets are bad as in a sci-fi B series of the 70's... even the alarms sound are not credible... Casting is at best lamentable
  • Dec 17, 2020
    It always was unpredictable and made characters' backgrounds that comes through in the second season. Awesome!
  • Dec 05, 2020
    Tbh, I don't care what people think of this show. Pandora is truly incredible and I truly love watching it. I hope the series keeps going because there is a lot going for it.
  • Dec 02, 2020
    This series is like if Star Trek and Star Gate had a child.. First, calling a planet Nimbus 4 is a clear reference to Nimbus 3 in Star Trek and come on "ancients", "gate keepers", "portals which can take you anywhere"? Also "the 5 species" out of which one is a master of disguise and it is extremely peaceful and lives in harmony with nature? Also is it just me or it is strange how they were taking about a "FTL ship", but they could travel anywhere in an instance? Look, FTL is subspace manipulation, or "folding the space around you", but it isn't teleportation... I understand that pandorans have the superpower to create portals, but how can those pesky little humans do it so easily? This series is good if you want time to pass, but it ain't anything special about it..
  • Nov 24, 2020
    A really very poor attempt at trying to jump on the star streck coat tails. There are too many blatant rip offs from the star trek franchise. Whats makes it worse is that they don't even execute any of it and good way. Poor writing, awkward casting, nothing original. The ages of the students is unclear. There's clash between futuristic design sets in one scene then next scene looks contemporary times. Its executed poorly making the contrast distracting. The sad bit is that there are plenty of space exploration shows that took inspiration from star trek but still produced content original enough to stand on its own. This show tried too hard and put resources on the wrong things. I was looking foward to this show because it was coming off like what if star trek had a spin off series that focused on star fleet cadet training. Its a huge part of the series that many fans are interested in. And i think it would totally be possible to make a show exploring "star fleet" training but not necessarily be part of star trek franchise. Couldn't get past first two episodes l. Do not recommend.
  • Nov 03, 2020
    Wtf was this given a 2nd season....
  • Oct 22, 2020
    this show is just awful.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    I am a grandmother who started watching the WB, then CW, with my grownup daughters a couple of decades ago. We call all their programs "Beautiful People Having Adventures." At my age, I tend to lose track of plots and characters, but my kids do better. Most of them are fun or interesting; all of them have very earnest and beautiful actors doing stuff that is diverting. Pandora is struggling with the diverting and interesting part right now. But it may grow on me, anyway. Never underestimate the loyalty of a CW audience, or the appeal of earnest and beautiful people having adventures.

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