19
Apr
11

Andromeda some thoughts

Well it’s not high art and ignores science as well as Star Wars does. What it does do well is a good romp, though I haven’t watched it I suspect “Hercules” to the stars was part of the pitch. There are some glaring faults such as towing the Andromeda from the event horizon of a black hole (perfect proof that light has mass, if it were mass-less it would escape a black hole). The force lance suffers the same problem as Dr Who’s sonic screwdriver, it became a writer’s crutch. Ranged weapon, hand to hand weapon, trapped weapon and anti mortar. If it’s so good why do most of the crew not use it when plenty are available? Why didn’t Harper (genius engineer) personalize one?

The show also suffered from losing Robert Hewitt Wolfe before the show finished, if he was still there I doubt the fifth season would have gone as it had, a hard right turn away from what it had been. The show definitely had a good sense of humour and it was enjoyable though not deep. Worth watching but not a must see.

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5 Responses to “Andromeda some thoughts”


  1. 1 drej08
    April 19, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Haven’t got around to Andromeda yet – expect one rainy day I’ll check it out. Probably the expectation of “Hercules to the Stars” is partly to blame there. Whereas, Xena to the Stars would be a must-see !

  2. 2 Barnesm
    April 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I kept stumbling across it, late night up in deep cable but because I could never assure the order I never got invested.

    Will put it on the one day list

  3. 3 bangarrr
    April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Drej, Barnes, It’s watchable has some good stories and some so-so ones. The eye candy is nice, and the show looks good, just don’t expect anything more than a bit of fun and you won’t be disappointed.

  4. 4 yankeedog
    April 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Can’t say I ever watched the show. Wasn’t ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry credited with having the original idea for the program? I don’t always have time for shows that have story arcs, but it does make for better continuity.

    Also never saw Lexx, Voyager, or Enterprise. We did, however, start getting the Matt Smith Doctor Whos. Reckon I need to improve my TV watching technology (Netflix, Hulu, etc.).

  5. 5 bangarrr
    April 20, 2011 at 7:14 am

    YDog, yes Gene gets cudos and Majel an executive producer role. Lexx was OK, Voyager better and Enterprise deserved better.


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