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Delenn_of_Mir 04-08-2010 10:57 PM

Andromeda
 
I have not yet seen this show, but I want too. it seems similar to B5 in that they are both space shows and that both lasted 5 seasons. I was wondering if anyone here has seen Andromeda and what their thoughts on it were.

Jan 04-09-2010 12:10 AM

I loved it for the first season and a half. Then, sadly, the showrunner was forced out and the show deliberately dumbed down. That first season and a half, though...I thought that it might have been a worthy successor to B5.

Jan

Dan Dassow 04-09-2010 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Delenn_of_Mir (Post 61554)
I have not yet seen this show, but I want too. it seems similar to B5 in that they are both space shows and that both lasted 5 seasons. I was wondering if anyone here has seen Andromeda and what their thoughts on it were.

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 61556)
I loved it for the first season and a half. Then, sadly, the showrunner was forced out and the show deliberately dumbed down. That first season and a half, though...I thought that it might have been a worthy successor to B5.

Jan

Robert Hewitt Wolfe was the original producer for Andromeda. The show was reasonably entertaining when he was actively involved during the first season and a half until Kevin Sorbo became one of the producers and forced him out. Sorbo changed the tone of Andromeda to become more like his previous series, Hercules, focusing primarily on Kevin Sorbo's character, Captain Dylan Hunt. Many fans have derisively called the show Sorbo-cles in Space, after Sorbo took over.

beerguy101 04-09-2010 08:59 AM

It is worth watching. I will agree that the first 2 seasons are better than the last 3. There are some very bad and boring shows and then there are some very good episodes.

It is not B5, but then what is?

Jan 04-09-2010 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by beerguy101 (Post 61561)
It is not B5, but then what is?

Oh, granted. And I tried to stick with it because I liked the characters. But it quickly became apparant that if there was a choice between story and effects, they went with effects. After the third such and another that really trashed my favorite character (Tyr), I gave it up.

Jan

Delenn_of_Mir 04-09-2010 12:55 PM

i went ahead and ordered it since I need something new, and just because I love sci fi and really want to immerse myself in everything I can. I don't expect anything will ever remotely be as good as B5, but I still adore the genre. And space opera is my favorite kind. They don't seem to be making those anymore though. There is a whole slew of new sci fi pilots being made for next season, but none of them are space ones.

SmileOfTheShadow 04-09-2010 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 61556)
I loved it for the first season and a half. Then, sadly, the showrunner was forced out and the show deliberately dumbed down. That first season and a half, though...I thought that it might have been a worthy successor to B5.

Jan

Jan, you say everything so perfectly about how I feel nearly 100% of the time that I don't need to post anymore.

Jan 04-09-2010 02:15 PM

Tell ya what, Smile, how 'bout I shut up for a while and let you do the posting? :p

Jan
(yeah, like that's gonna happen!)

SmileOfTheShadow 04-09-2010 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 61569)
Tell ya what, Smile, how 'bout I shut up for a while and let you do the posting? :p

Jan
(yeah, like that's gonna happen!)

It is sad. Andromeda had a really good start and just became less and less memorable as the plotline went on. I think there were too many sudden character changes that seemed shoehorned in there as well. I was very excited, and then I was watching episodes while reading books, and then I stopped watching altogether. Maybe I'll try to get past the third season again.

Laiden 04-12-2010 10:37 AM

I am probably one of the few liked Andromeda all the way through.

I want to correct that Bob Engels actually replaced Robert Hewit wolfe. fans were upset when Bob took over part way through 2nd season and made it sorbo-centric. and I will admit 3rd season was quite the disaster of cheese and confusion and pointless stories, but it really redeemed itself in the end with the Tyr storyline. not to mention Gordon Michael Woolvett got a chance to write an episode and it was odd, but fun!

Andromeda really redeemed itself in the 4th and 5th seasons. it takes ideas/passing thoughts from season 2 and used them in the 5th season.

My main reason for liking andromeda, was because of the technology it used was different from what most sci-fi shows typically use. it had Slipstream, it was not Earth-Centric, Genetic Engineering was huge form of creating new species, nanobot tech, point singularity weapons, AI interfaces, sensor probes, tesseracts, and a lot more that made it unique.

It was good fun action, it was in syndication for 4 seasons so it kept the audience by being filled with action. I say give it a shot, I understand why people wouldn't like it, but there's my reasons :D

Morden 04-14-2010 03:35 AM

I have to admit that I hated this show from the very beginning, I gave it another shot during the fourth season after having stopped to watch at the end of season one, and what I saw was even worse. For me, "Andromeda" is silly in every aspect, characters, stories, effects, fight scenes, humor, I still laugh myself off when I accidentally zap into an episode regarding the - at least in my opinion - bad quality of this show. So, I would not recommend to watch it, or even pay for it. Sorry.

Night Marshal 04-28-2010 12:29 AM

i like parts of Andromeda, but I still don't understand the fifth season at all. How they got there, whats going on. Why is the ship broken, why do stars have avatars now like ships. Just confusing as all get out.

I feel like Londo trying to understand the Hokey Poky. "It means nothing!" =p

Its a great idea, but not sure it every worked completely.

Truth66 04-28-2010 10:51 AM

I'm surprised this series even went as far as 5 seasons. I watched a few of the early episodes and tried to get into it, but had a hard time. Every once in a while I'll stumble across an episode on television and try to watch it and just keep scratching my head and asking, huh?
Perhaps if I had the time to watch the series from the beginning, I might find a way of getting into it more.

Andrew_Swallow 04-28-2010 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Night Marshal (Post 61845)
i like parts of Andromeda, but I still don't understand the fifth season at all. How they got there, whats going on. Why is the ship broken, why do stars have avatars now like ships. Just confusing as all get out.

They started messing around with time/time travel, that damaged the ship.

Trace always was the avatar of a star. Other star avatar turn up. The captain had to become a super being to help the other stars.

nottenst 05-07-2010 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 61556)
I loved it for the first season and a half. Then, sadly, the showrunner was forced out and the show deliberately dumbed down. That first season and a half, though...I thought that it might have been a worthy successor to B5.

Jan

I actually kept with the show for the whole run even though it went into a severe decline after Wolfe was forced out. There were some decent episodes and concepts in the remaining seasons at times, but like Earth: Final Conflict, we really are just left with the pain of wishing for "what might have been."


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