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Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 16, 2020 12:37AM
About 20 years ago, I watched Season 1 sporadically, then started to lose track, and it seemed to get weird.

I recently started it from the beginning, so far so good:


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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 16, 2020 12:53AM
If I had that amount of time on my hands - I might just kill myself.
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 16, 2020 01:37AM
The actor Michael Shanks (Daniel from Stargate) is married to the actress who plays Andromeda's avatar.



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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: ADent
Date: June 16, 2020 02:42AM
Season 1 pretty good-ish. S2-4 OK, but goes down hill. A totally different story arc than S1. At some point they are just calling it in. The dialog drifts to one liners - kind of fun to guess what the next line is.

Season 5 is a different show and definitely not worth it.
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 16, 2020 06:33AM
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ADent
Season 5 is a different show and definitely not worth it.

Per Kevin Sorbo:

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The only reason why you guys didn’t get 6 and 7 and why Season 5 got funky at the end, is halfway through Season 5 of Andromeda, which was owned by a Tribune company out of Chicago, went bankrupt. Because #1 they owned Chicago Tribune and The LA Times, and well, no one’s reading papers anymore, and they owned the Chicago cubs when they sucked. The radio stations were dying out, so they went into bankruptcy. The only thing making money for them were really just their 3 TV shows. They had us, Beastmaster and Mutant X. They had to freeze all their assets. Otherwise, we would have gotten 7 years out of it for sure...

But there's more to it.

By the end of season 2, the showrunners had left after conflicts with the studio and personality-conflicts with Kevin Sorbo.

Sorbo's production company took over and they suck. By various accounts I've heard, as time went on and budget-cuts hit and talent fled, they couldn't do much in the way of special effects for space-battles so they grounded the crew. They didn't know how to do a space-opera, so they started pulling from old "Hercules" stories. They were under instructions to minimize continuity from one show to the next so that new viewers could jump in more easily in syndication and they interpreted that to mean "throw away the plot."



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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 16, 2020 06:48AM
And at some point Sorbo had a health scare, maybe a "minor" heart attack. So his activity level was seriously curtailed.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 16, 2020 07:48AM
Alex Lifeson did the theme music for at least one season of that show IIRC.
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 16, 2020 09:01AM
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ADent
Season 1 pretty good-ish. S2-4 OK, but goes down hill. A totally different story arc than S1. At some point they are just calling it in. The dialog drifts to one liners - kind of fun to guess what the next line is.

Season 5 is a different show and definitely not worth it.

I concur, though I would take the "-ish" off season 1, I thought it was straight-up good.
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 16, 2020 09:34AM
That all explains why Mutant X tanked at the same time.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 16, 2020 10:02AM
Yes ... to add to what others have said ... Robert Hewitt Wolfe helped develop the series from Roddenberry's original notes, then left after Season 2, which is (in my opinion) why the series tanked from Season 2 onward. Season 1 was really the only decent one, so far as I'm concerned... it's sad to think what that show could have been, had he not left. There were some truly excellent plots/writing in Season 1.




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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 16, 2020 10:54AM
That matches my memory. I liked (and am liking) the character development and storyline in Season 1, but was hoping that my failure to bond with later seasons was due to missing too many episodes.
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 16, 2020 11:13AM
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btfc
That matches my memory. I liked (and am liking) the character development and storyline in Season 1, but was hoping that my failure to bond with later seasons was due to missing too many episodes.

I found that the plots beyond season 2 became largely incomprehensible, for the reasons mentioned above... each episode was supposed to stand on its own, which meant (amongst other things) that there was little or no continuity. Also, it became more or less a Sorbo-fest, with visually every episode Sorbo playing Hercules or even himself, rather than his actual role.




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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 16, 2020 01:33PM
.....thought I read somewhere that Sorbo is hyper Christian now.....and maybe back then [ nothing wrong with that but it may have affected possible storylines ].....??



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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: June 16, 2020 04:28PM
What could have been. Season 5 is like it was written by monkeys on an acid trip who hated plots, continuity, and the show's fans. It is a dumpster fire, much like the political side of this forum. Really, it is that bad.



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Re: Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (TV)
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 17, 2020 12:51AM
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NewtonMP2100
.....thought I read somewhere that Sorbo is hyper Christian now.....and maybe back then [ nothing wrong with that but it may have affected possible storylines ].....??

Yes. More info on wikipedia.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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