Seamus Harper is a fictional male Human engineer in the Andromeda television series who was portrayed on screen by Gordon Michael Woolvett. His full name is Seamus Zelazny Harper, something he doesn't let people forget about. Seamus's name Zelazny is a nod towards the author Roger Zelazny, an American author who passed away in 1995. Roger is best known for the The Chronicles of Amber, a series of ten books starting with Nine Princes in Amber in 1970 and go on to Prince of Chaos in 1990. He's normally introduced as just Seamus Harper.
Seamus Zelazny Harper is the gadget expert amongst the crew and is credited with building both the Rommie android and later Doyle android. Attempts at trying to romance either of the two androids are rebuffed.
Seamus was first recruited by Rebekah Valentine as part of her crew of the Eureka Maru. When the Eureka Maru team tried to salvage the Ascendant and were defeated, Seamus along with the other members joined the Ascendant.
In The Right Horse, Seamus takes a strong liking to Lyra, a security officer from Veras, a planet. Lyra is a woman about the same height as Seamus with long blonde hair. He manages to get somewhere with her but as they are making love, Beka Valentine interrupts and pulls Seamus away to remonstrate with him.
Later on when Abel Ladrone pulls a gun on Dylan Hunt, Seamus puts his arms round Lyra in a feeble show of protection. The sentiment probably worked. After Lyra returned back to Veras, Seamus tried to communicate with her but attempts all failed.
Seamus is seen as a bit of a coward compared to that of Tyr Anasazi and where necessary, he will try to use wit or gadgets to help himself. He has been known to put his life on the line for Trance Gemini when he and Trance confronted Nightsider Gerentex.
In an attempt to get rid of the Magog lavae that is dominant inside him, Seamus and a Perseid scientist attempt to use a tessaract machine to remove the lavae. The plan doesn't go to plan, the machine opens a time portal in which a future Trance Gemini and Beka Valentine come out of. The future and current Trance Geminis swap places.
In an alternate reality, The Commonwealth didn't fall, instead it was corrupted by the Abyss. The Nietzscheans did not destroy the Commonwealth. The leader of the Commonwealth is Seamus Harper. The second in command is Telemachus Rhade who would eventually betray the leader and kill him. The Warmth of an Invisible Light
In the third episode of the first series, Seamus reveals that he has a total hatred of the Magog. When he was young he had cousin twins who were infected with the Magog eggs. He had to see them die before the Magog inside them were able to be born. The only Magog he likes is Rev Bem.
At the end of the first series, he and Tyr Anasazi are captured by Magog and taken onboard the Magog Worldship. Once onboard the Worldship, both he and Tyr become infested with Magog eggs. Its deemed too perilous to remove the eggs and the eggs are kept under control by drugs. Whilst on a mission with Tyr Anasazi and Rev Bem, Seamus overdoses on the suppressant and is unable to help resolve the situation that they find themselves in.
In Into The Labyrinth, Seamus falls for Satrina who is a reporter. She agrees to remove the eggs in return that Seamus gives her some information. Satrina gets the information but only removes seven of the eggs leaving six still behind. Seamus tries to use the same phasing technology that Satrina had to remove them but doesn't have any luck.
In the fifth series, the crew are stuck in the Seefra system, a planetary system that turns out to be Tarn-Vedra, the birth planet of Dylan Hunt. After the destruction of the Magog Worldship at the end of the fourth series, Seamus ended up on Seefra-7. During his time on Seefra-7, he built Doyle, a female android to keep him company. Seamus led Doyle to believe she was human and not an android, something he was forced to reveal when they encounter an android.
Dylan was reunited with Seamus when Dylan came to the planet and then took him and Doyle away back to Seefra-1. During his time on Seefra-1, he managed a bar with the help of Doyle and Trance Gemini.
Seamus is the unluckiest in love when it comes to romance of the Andromeda crew. One of his romances offers to get rid of the Lavae inside him but only for a price but the deal falls through.
Seamus built two female androids, in the possibility that they would have a romance but neither of the androids have any attraction torwards Harper. Rommie has a deep affection for her Captain Dylan Hunt.
Rommie was the first one built and the second was Doyle to keep him company on Seefra-7. Seamus never told Doyle that she was actually an android, preferring that Doyle believed she was in fact a human like everyone else. He felt that having believe she was human, it would allow him to build a closer bond with her until she found out the truth.
Seamus Harper character is from Boston, Earth. The only time that the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant visit Earth is at the end of the fifth series where they see the planet blow up.
|Actor||Gordon Michael Woolvett|
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