1,618 votes
Another Life

Another Life

Netflix 2019

After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Another Life

Another Life - S2E10

#1 - D-Day (Season 2 - Episode 10)

As the Achaia close in, the crew moves quickly to create a new weapon and save Earth. The time has come for the heroic to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 363 votes.

Another Life - S2E9

#2 - What's Bourne / What's Left Behind (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Eager to go home by any means necessary, Niko and Richard head to a planet with an artifact. Erik and Cas go undercover, and William brokers a deal.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 344 votes.

Another Life - S1E10

#3 - Hello (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When the Salvare finally reaches its destination, Niko and her crew are staggered by what awaits them on the surface.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 578 votes.

Another Life - S2E8

#4 - Just a Rat in a Cage (Season 2 - Episode 8)

In a flash, Niko and Richard's world takes a terrifying turn as they wake up in a cold, cruel trap. On Earth, the team grapples with memory gaps.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 347 votes.

Another Life - S2E5

#5 - A Better Earth (Season 2 - Episode 5)

The new planet holds promise β€” and unexpected threats in the brush. The tables turn as Richard reaches out to Iara. The Achaia open up to Erik.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 354 votes.

Another Life - S2E4

#6 - Will to Power (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Under suspicion for severing a lifeline, Iara now finds her life on the line. William discovers a surprise within. A habitable planet calls to Cas.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 366 votes.

Another Life - S1E7

#7 - Living the Dream (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Erik's new approach with the artifact leads to a shocking development -- and grave consequences. Sasha digs for information on the Salvare's defenses.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 559 votes.

Another Life - S2E3

#8 - My Own Worst Enemy (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Left behind but holding on, Niko and Cas each tangle with the Achaia in their own way. At the Salvare, the crew uncovers a key alien vulnerability.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 377 votes.

Another Life - S1E9

#9 - Heart and Soul (Season 1 - Episode 9)

The battle for control of the ship reaches critical mass as Sasha's endgame becomes clear. Erik interrogates Harper after her close encounter.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 543 votes.

Another Life - S2E6

#10 - Gift from the Gods (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Alone at last, or not? Salvare's team faces a rough ride home β€” and a cautious reentry. Elsewhere, Erik tests Achaian tech, then asks for a favor.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 349 votes.

Another Life - S2E2
#11 - Smoke and Mirrors
Season 2 - Episode 2

Venturing into the ring to negotiate with the Achaia, Niko sees the unimaginable. Cas risks everything by sending Iara on a mission. Jana stuns Erik.

The episode was rated from 391 votes.
Another Life - S1E3
#12 - Nervous Breakdown
Season 1 - Episode 3

Niko flies blind as she contends with a damaged ship and an onboard contagion. Renowned reporter Harper Glass hounds Erik for information.

The episode was rated from 635 votes.
Another Life - S2E7
#13 - Never Gonna Give You Up
Season 2 - Episode 7

Giving up isn't an option: Niko hatches a plan and spars with Richard. The chase is on when the crew tries to stand strong, and noises rattle nerves.

The episode was rated from 344 votes.
Another Life - S1E8
#14 - How the Light Gets Lost
Season 1 - Episode 8

Emotions run high during the Salvare's strange trip through a dark matter field. Sasha zeroes in on William's weakness. Erik receives devastating news.

The episode was rated from 545 votes.
Another Life - S1E6
#15 - I Think We're Alone Now
Season 1 - Episode 6

While Niko races against the clock to save her ship and crew, she remembers the first time she met Cas. Sasha fears his mental state is deteriorating.

The episode was rated from 561 votes.
Another Life - S2E1
#16 - Live to Fight Another Day
Season 2 - Episode 1

Shock waves hit a Salvare struggling in the aftermath of an epic act of destruction. Niko questions William's judgement as Erik looks to the Achaia.

The episode was rated from 426 votes.
Another Life - S1E2
#17 - Through the Valley of Shadows
Season 1 - Episode 2

As tempers fray aboard the ship, the crew suits up for an expedition to an uncharted planet. On Earth, Erik tries to decode a clue from the artifact.

The episode was rated from 695 votes.
Another Life - S1E5
#18 - A Mind of its Own
Season 1 - Episode 5

On an expedition to a mysterious moon, Sasha attempts to make first contact with a second artifact as Niko and Cas get brutally honest with each other.

The episode was rated from 591 votes.
Another Life - S1E4
#19 - Guilt Trip
Season 1 - Episode 4

A ship malfunction leaves Niko trapped in a state of deep sleep, where she dreams again and again about the worst day of her life.

The episode was rated from 620 votes.
Another Life - S1E1
#20 - Across the Universe
Season 1 - Episode 1

After saying goodbye to her family on Earth, Niko wakes in space to find the Salvare off course and divided loyalties among her young crew.

The episode was rated from 855 votes.

Last updated: aug 18, 2022



This is the "Prometeus school of little space explorer" all over again. They have the technology, they have the know-how, but for some reason they put the worst possible people in charge of the most important mission of human history. It's like NASA put highschoolers inside Apollo 11. Why writers can't write a good sci-fi show without making people complete incompetents? I miss SG1


`Season One thoughts :` **The Good -** Decent special effects . Some CGI looks fine , other shots look like they were rendered on a Commodore Amiga . **The Bad -** Terrible acting abounds , especially Katee Sackhoff . In this , she plays a poor man's Ripley (*Aliens*) . Her character Niko certainly didn't fall far from the Starbuck tree . The difference from Starbuck here is that Niko has more than three emotions . Unfortunately , Sackhoff's acting style doesn't support such range , her facial expressions and movements all are so contrived and fast changing I can't take my eyes off of her for the wrong reasons , it's too distracting . It's similar to watching Jim Carrey's exaggerated expressions as *Ace Ventura* , though Ace was always meant to be over the top funny and not dramatic . Niko and her husband have zero chemistry , he acts like somebody who's uncomfortable around children and gives off a weird uncomfortable vibe in scenes with his daughter . None of the characters are likable except William/Samuel Anderson who , as always , is a pleasure to watch . **The Ugly -** The cinematography is dated , circa 2004 . Identical to *Battlestar Galactica* with loads of shaky-cam and awkward excessive snap zooming . The cinematographer from *Another Life* also worked on *Battlestar Galactica* so that explains that . The music is amateur hour . Every time the cheesy music starts playing , it signals the viewer that something juvenile is coming . I like just about anything Sci-Fi , I was a fan of the *Battlestar Galactica* reboot , but it's going to be a chore to watch any more of this mess . I'm hoping the aliens end humanity swiftly so that Netflix can spend the money on something more deserving . **Edit** I managed to finish the series . The Earth story line is boring and illogical . The space story line is only slightly watchable with at least some action here and there . Both are filled with stupid actions and WTF moments . The writers should all be fired . I couldn't possibly nitpick everything wrong with the writing , there's simply too much going on here to even start . This show is second rate in every possible way .


One of the worst Sci-Fi shows ever. It's Sci-Fi for people who don't like Sci-Fi. Usually, science fiction likes to engage your mind, however in this show, if you turn on your head for even a second you will be imminently put off by how nothing the characters do makes any sense... [spoiler] The antagonistic XO behaves like he has a bi-polar disorder. In one scene he's well adjusted in other he's a raving lunatic. It's really hard to believe he wasn't booted from the military before. Even harder to believe that he had command of his own ship for any period of time. He starts a mutiny at the first serious disagreement with Katee **While they still have communication with Earth**. Usually, the mutiny would take place when the crew is isolated from the outside. Here they just could have presented the point of disagreement to the higher-ups on earth, and they would have decided what action they want their subordinates to take. [/spoiler] [spoiler] The XO later tries to kill Katee in an overdramatized scene that looked like a red herring for him trying to kill her. You know those scenes when someone bad is about to happen but you know it wouldn't? Like Sansa wanting to execute Arya and switching to Littlefinger in the last possible moment? Only in this scene he actually tries to kill her. [Expectations Subverted!]. So Katee kills him in self-defense. Yet in the next episodes, Katee doesn't mention to the crew that it was self-defense. She just says she killed him. Because he didn't follow orders or some shit like that. [/spoiler] [spoiler] Then some of the crew go to an alien planet. To mine **oxygen rocks** in a tiny cave. And for some reason, they think it's a good idea to take their masks off, on an alien planet. In a predictable fashion, the crew gets infected with an alien organism. For which, they magically find a cure in the last possible minute before they all decide to kill themselves. [/spoiler] I only watched the first 3 episodes. Couldn't take it anymore. Also, It seems the level of technology in this world is an incomplete contradiction to the level of challenges the characters face. Most of the issues facing the crew seem like they could have been easily solved by their current technology. Also, they have a real AI on board of the ship. Thinking, self-aware artificial intelligence. Only it's the most useless AI in the history of AI. He doesn't seem to to have any of the advantages you would expect a super-intelligent being to have. Katee a lowly human can manually pilot the ship better than him. His only advantage seems to be that he can read the ship's sensors. All things else he's completely useless.


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