Andromeda - Season 1 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gordon Michael Woolvett, Kevin Sorbo, Marion Elfman, Paul Johansson, Lisa Ryder, Bill Croft, Malcolm Stewart, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Gordon Woolvett, Lexa Doig, Laura Bertram, Brent Stait, Nels Lennarson, Gerard Plunkett, Steve Bacic, Linnea|
|Directors:||Allan Kroeker /, Allan Kroeker, Allan Eastman /|
|Genres:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - General, Television - Series/Miniseries, Sci-Fi|
Andromeda - Season 1 - Disc 1
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|Run time:||3 hours 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Apr 2002|
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Roddenberry's masterpiece?By Dave Lowe from Northallerton, England , 05 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The only problems I ever had with Trek is that it assumed that Earth would be the centre of any galactic collective and that the future would be perfect. Also the aliens introduced were always invincible in the beginning ( The Borg, The Jem'Hadar etc) but ended up as whipping boys. With Andromeda Roddenberry has revealed his darker vision of the future. Earth is not the cente of the universe and the good guys lose as many as they win. What raises Andromeda above the general standard is the script and the acting.
Kevin Sorbo is that most endearing of characters, a flawed hero. His performance lays the ghost of hercules to rest permanently.All the main characters interact flawlessly with each other but there is always that air of mistrust that prevents the series from becoming too cosy and insular.
The pilot episodes are possibly the best pilot shows I've ever seen and, unusually for any show, rate among the best episodes of the series as a whole.
The only gripe I have is that the extras are only average. There are some decent commentaries from Sorbo but nothing from the other cast members. Still, this is a minor thing and will not detract from an excellent sci-fi show
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a definate must for scifi fansBy AuronGrande (47 reviews) , 06 Jan 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAs a scifi fan, I have high standards to lived up to. This series does not slack.
The graphics don't hold back. There's none of these set mass battle sequences that are rinced and repeated like they do in StarTrek.
The acting is also pretty good with each actor fitting their roles nicely. My favourite character has to be Harper. He always brings a smile to my face with his antics.
Andromeda- a great kick-off for a 'good' seriesBy munchkinraves (23 reviews) from London , 05 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I really enjoyed this, the very beginning of Andromeda....The later series are not as focused, or full of suspense. Also,to get the gist of the whole thing one has to see the very start to see how Capt.Dylan Hunt winds up out of time & with such a quirky crew... If you have yet to watch 'Andromeda', see the beginning first otherwise it will not make as much sense- or seem as good.
Brilliant showBy Mattwho (30 reviews) from Cheltenham , 16 Mar 2011A superb premise of a show, excellently written and brilliantly acted! But Poorly ended Why watch this show you ask? Well two factors: First Dylan's battle to bring order to a universe that wants to kill him. But far more importantly the character interactions, which are far more entertaining and vived than Trek's. The Dylan/Tier relationship alone should make this worth five stars. Unfortunately several of the cast left by series 4 and that last year wandered aimlessly off premise... Overall Well worth a watch!
Easy to watch and mildly absorbing.By H0LLIE (198 reviews) from UK , 24 Jul 2010I should start by admitting that, though I am a fan of science fiction, I have never really been one for the whole Star Trek thing. So Andromeda was never really the kind of show I would go out of my way to watch. But I recently came across this first series and, oddly enough, I found myself rather enjoying it.
The acting through out is nothing special but it's good enough not to become grating. The direction is pretty much what you might expect from this kind of thing - lot's of shots of space and the odd bit of in battle slow motion. And the music is about average for a sci-fi series. Each episode is a stand alone story, there is the odd bit of continuity from one episode to the next but nothing that you absolutely have to know in order to understand what's going on. And in true sci-fi fashion it all ends with a nice big cliff hanger - but if I'm honest it didn't really put me in a rush to see the next series.
So to sum it up, this is an easy to watch and mildly absorbing T.V. show that doesn't become adictive but is enjoyable non the less. And it's something I would recommend to fans of science fiction.
Superficial space operaBy GuyG (8 reviews) from Amersham , 11 Apr 2009This is labelled as being 'of' rather than 'by' Gene Rodenberry, and at the same time is a rough contemporary of Joss Weedon's short-lived firefly, so it's inevitable that in watching it you will make comparisons.
The premise could, I suppose, be interesting - a spaceship and it's captain, lost behind time dilation for 300 years comes back, discovers that the peaceful federation that he'd served has fallen apart, and sets about rebuilding it. So far so good, and this gives potential for both the high production values of Firefly, and the complex addressing of difficult moral issues of Star Trek.
In practice, it achieves neither of these things. The acting is routinely wooden, costumes are dreadful, the various 'creatures' seem there really for the sake of having them (bar, perhaps one bunch of potentially interesting, but badly acted furry creatures called Magogs), rather than for much in the way of useful plot devices, and the morality is essentially black and white.
However, I can certainly see why it was a big commercial success, leading to 50odd episodes, and no doubt various bits of merchandise. It ticks all of the boxes for success on American television - sympathetic representation of minorities, easy moral points, only minimal representation of sex and violence, a smattering of beautiful young actors and actresses, and a plotline that could be extended indefinitely without having to employ more than average scriptwriters. The advertisers must have loved it.
But for me, there is so much better screen SF available - Firefly, the original (and most spin-off) Star Trek, Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, and so-on. It's SF space-opera fluff, probably ideal for young teenagers and advertisers wanting to sell to them - but as high quality science fiction television, it is poorly outclassed and eminently missable.