RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,092
Posts: 5,399,375
Members: 24,735
Currently online: 502
Newest member: jonjps246

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

City on the Edge of Forever #3 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

TV Alert: Shatner TNG Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 1 2009, 02:48 PM   #1
Brento
Ensign
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Brento
Who watches andromeda?

Ive started to watch Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda (up to disc 1.5) and so far its not too bad, but it just isnt as 'trek' as i wanted it to be lol.

Dont get me wrong im enjoying it but i think its just a tad too cheesy on the whole good vs evil theme.

What do you guys think and does it get more interesting/in depth in the comming episodes?
__________________
Brento is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2009, 02:55 PM   #2
Morpheus 02
Commodore
 
Location: Chicago IL
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Well, it follows the Eath Final Conflict model -- promising 1st season, goes ff course 2nd season. 3rd season is OK...4th season shows signs of returning to greatness, and then 5th season look VERY cheap, with a lame , unneeded storyline.

There are some traces of innovation & brilliance:
- creative ship names (as opposed to NuTrek)
- Tyr
- Rev. Bem
- Harper
- Nietschean Race

There's a lot of potential you'll be thinking "Man, i wsh they could have done more with this..."

P.S. Moderators -- shouldn't this be in the sci-fi board?
__________________
Morpheus 02
a.k.a.
JP Paulus jp [at] paulus . com
Morpheus 02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2009, 03:21 PM   #3
Brento
Ensign
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Brento
Re: Who watches andromeda?

sorry if ive put this thread in the wrong place just finding my way around the site atm. took me 10 mins to find the newbies thread lol

is there only 5 seaons in total?

by the sounds of ur opinion, im not sure if ill last through all 5... i think id rather start on TOS! instead. (havent seen more than 1 or two eps)

when was andromeda released aswell anyone know? was around the TNG 1990's?
__________________
Brento is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2009, 07:29 PM   #4
Daneel
Rear Admiral
 
Daneel's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Andromeda ran from 2000 to 2005. As for the show itself, I can't comment on the series in its entirety, as I stopped watching a few episodes into Season 3. It was always a little on the cheesy side, but it had some potential. In fact, the latter half of Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 were, IMO, actually fairly good. It seemed like they were taking the show in some interesting directions. Unfortunately, halfway into Season 2, the main showrunner was fired and the series' direction was changed. The remainder of Season 2 was watchable, but it was going downhill. By Season 3, the show had become utter crap, so I stopped watching. To this day, it's one of the few series I've actually given up on -- usually I can make it to the bitter end, even if there is a decline in quality, but I just couldn't do it with Andromeda. Of course, that's me... Maybe you'll like it more than I did.

In any case, you should definitely start on TOS. Sure, it also has its share of clunkers, but it was very fresh, innovative, and thought-provoking for its time. It's a true classic of a TV series... and pretty much the reason we're all here on this board!
Daneel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2009, 08:57 PM   #5
Nick Ryder
Fleet Captain
 
Nick Ryder's Avatar
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI Da Brew City
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Uhm the OP wasn't really talkin' about TOS..
--

I actually kind of enjoyed Andromeda, watched most of the episodes picked up a couple of the first season DVDs, wouldn't mind getting the rest of the series if its cheap enough. It was cheesy, yeah. Even a little hokey at times. But it was fun, it had some character development as time went on. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a classic like TOS, but if you want some light popcorn fun Sci-Fi go for it. I liked some of the concepts, the last season got a little... weird-ish but it wasn't too bad. Best thing about the last season...

Brandy Ledford. Google her and you'll see why.
Nick Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 01:30 AM   #6
Brento
Ensign
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Brento
Re: Who watches andromeda?

NickRyder wrote: View Post
Uhm the OP wasn't really talkin' about TOS..
--

I actually kind of enjoyed Andromeda, watched most of the episodes picked up a couple of the first season DVDs, wouldn't mind getting the rest of the series if its cheap enough. It was cheesy, yeah. Even a little hokey at times. But it was fun, it had some character development as time went on. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a classic like TOS, but if you want some light popcorn fun Sci-Fi go for it. I liked some of the concepts, the last season got a little... weird-ish but it wasn't too bad. Best thing about the last season...

Brandy Ledford. Google her and you'll see why.
yeah i can see why thatd be a plus.

the pink chick wold be somewhat cute if it wasnt for the fact that she 'was pink' and had a tail lol
__________________
Brento is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 01:41 AM   #7
BenRoethig
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Dubuque, IA
Re: Who watches andromeda?

You can tell when Robert Hewitt Wolfe got canned because the quality went downhill. Its at least watchable through season 4 through all the bad choices and studio meddling, but season 5 (which had no budget) doesn't just jump the shark, it uses an Atlas rocket to do it.
BenRoethig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 02:32 AM   #8
Star Wolf
Rear Admiral
 
Star Wolf's Avatar
 
Location: ciudad de Los Angeles
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Brento wrote: View Post
Ive started to watch Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda (up to disc 1.5) and so far its not too bad, but it just isnt as 'trek' as i wanted it to be lol.

Dont get me wrong im enjoying it but i think its just a tad too cheesy on the whole good vs evil theme.

What do you guys think and does it get more interesting/in depth in the comming episodes?
If you've seen up to where she loses her tail you have seen what is worth seeing. Perhaps if you can get the Tyr episodes
__________________
I'm not crazy! All I Really Need to Know I learned by Watching The Wire
Star Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 02:47 AM   #9
Brolan
Commodore
 
Brolan's Avatar
 
Location: Backwoods Minnesota
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Daneel wrote: View Post
Andromeda ran from 2000 to 2005. As for the show itself, I can't comment on the series in its entirety, as I stopped watching a few episodes into Season 3. It was always a little on the cheesy side, but it had some potential. In fact, the latter half of Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 were, IMO, actually fairly good. It seemed like they were taking the show in some interesting directions. Unfortunately, halfway into Season 2, the main showrunner was fired and the series' direction was changed. The remainder of Season 2 was watchable, but it was going downhill. By Season 3, the show had become utter crap, so I stopped watching. To this day, it's one of the few series I've actually given up on -- usually I can make it to the bitter end, even if there is a decline in quality, but I just couldn't do it with Andromeda. Of course, that's me... Maybe you'll like it more than I did.

In any case, you should definitely start on TOS. Sure, it also has its share of clunkers, but it was very fresh, innovative, and thought-provoking for its time. It's a true classic of a TV series... and pretty much the reason we're all here on this board!
Exactly my take on it. It had potential but ended up the worst sci-fi dreck imaginable.
__________________
My use of revolutionary flags and symbols in no way endorses the group of morons known as The Tea Party
Brolan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 03:44 AM   #10
Starbreaker
Fleet Admiral
 
Starbreaker's Avatar
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
View Starbreaker's Twitter Profile
Re: Who watches andromeda?

There are some amazing episodes in the first season, but then it just goes to dren.
__________________
Currently Reading: The Abominable by Dan Simmons
Starbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 04:15 AM   #11
Daneel
Rear Admiral
 
Daneel's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto
Re: Who watches andromeda?

NickRyder wrote: View Post
Uhm the OP wasn't really talkin' about TOS..
Brento wrote:
by the sounds of ur opinion, im not sure if ill last through all 5... i think id rather start on TOS! instead. (havent seen more than 1 or two eps)
Hence my TOS statement.
Daneel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 01:19 PM   #12
jongredic
Fleet Captain
 
jongredic's Avatar
 
Location: England
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Daneel's original post pretty much looks like what I was going to say. I thought the series started off quite strongly, season 1 was okay, but pretty standard fare until the finale. Season 2 was pretty amazing, I recall. Then it felt like a major story arc just completely disappeared and I started to lose interest. I don't think I've seen the vast majority of season 3, or any of 4 and 5.

To be honest, it was never on my "must-see" list, but if it's going cheap enough on DVD, I'll go back and watch it again.

I've got to admit, my favourite thing about Andromeda is Tyr. Great character and they did a fantastic job with the casting.
__________________
Let's bluesify it by, like, twenty percent...
jongredic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 03:59 PM   #13
FordSVT
Vice Admiral
 
FordSVT's Avatar
 
Location: Atlantic Canada
Re: Who watches andromeda?

I will simply echo the sentiments of others, we've discussed this before if you want to check out some old thread.

Andromeda had more potential than most sci-fi shows and had some great characters (Tyr, Harper, Rommie/Andromeda) and ideas (especially technological), but it all just fell apart.
__________________
-FordSVT-
FordSVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 07:02 PM   #14
flux_29
Commodore
 
flux_29's Avatar
 
Location: England
Re: Who watches andromeda?

Who watches andromeda?
I did, but after the second season it was to watch Lexa Doig.
__________________
"The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank." -- Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott ("A Taste of Armageddon")

"Victory is mine!" -- Stewie (Family Guy)
flux_29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2 2009, 07:07 PM   #15
Admiral Buzzkill
Fleet Admiral
 
Re: Who watches andromeda?

I watched and enjoyed it through the early part of the second year and then dropped it.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.