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Old 04-08-2010, 11:57 PM
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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.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:10 AM
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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.

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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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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Jan, you say everything so perfectly about how I feel nearly 100% of the time that I don't need to post anymore.
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Tell ya what, Smile, how 'bout I shut up for a while and let you do the posting?

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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.
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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
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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.

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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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I think in the beginning I liked Andromeda but somewhere along the line it really did go down hill. I would probably guess it was that the point others have mentioned when Wolfe left but I couldn't honestly say. I did stick with it even though it was pretty bad by the end by which time I was only watching the occasional episode of the 5th season.
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