I was just able to watch the pilot for the unaired TV series The Osiris Chronicles (the movie was called Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy) and was surprised how much the series resembled Andromeda. The Osiris Chronicles is set years after the fall of the Galactic Republic and the premise would have involved a surviving Republican warship with a ragtag crew that set out to reconstitute the Republic in order to defend against an invasion. Even some of the characters and sets seem similar. Was this intentional? I know that for Andromeda, the Dylan Hunt character and some of the plot were based on GR's plans for Genesis II and Planet Earth from the 1970s. But there seem like too many links between The Osiris Chronicles and Andromeda to be a coincidence.