Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Andromeda - Season 2 Collection|
Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Lexa Doig, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Laura Bertram
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
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Great show, and (now) at a great price
spejic | San Francisco, CA | 07/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andromeda is a fun show. It doesn't have characters in the sense of "character study", it has characters in the sense of "Boy, that guy is a character". Dylan, Beka, purple Trance, Rommy and Tyr are all fascinating to me, and Harper makes me smile every time he opens his mouth. There isn't really a lot of introspection or moral dilemmas going on here. Everyone knows what they want, and they are all trying to out-maneuver each other into getting it. Andromeda is the anti-Buffy.
Season 2 adds a bit of wire-fu to the show (to great effect in the Matrix-y episode "All Too Human") and the special effects team seem to have gotten a great deal on sparklers. There are still lots of Nietzschian machinations, and Tyr and Dylan go head to head a few times, including in what is probably the best episode of the series, "The Prince". There is also quite a bit of continuity in the episodes, and minor points in one show becomes the focus of another.
Trance makes a change for the serious, and the writers finally figure out what to do with Rev (ship him out).
ADV perpetually overcharges for all their single-episode disks. I have long given up buying them, and instead wait (and wait...) for the box sets. Note that in this set, you get 5 double-sided disks instead of the 10 single sided disks you would have if you bought them individually. It doesn't match the first season set, but it does save a bit of shelf space. The user interface is a lot better, but now the disk is front-loaded with commercials."
Flippers a bad format for a TV show
E. Fishbein | Saturn | 08/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While I like Andromeda, the double-sided "flipper" is a bad idea for a TV show. I was quite dissapointed to find this was the case, and that ADV decided to change the media format in the second season without notifying the consumer.
I own lots of TV series on DVDs and this is the first set I've received to use the "flipper" format. The flipper is particularly bad format for TV shows because they can't be easily used in single sided DVD jukeboxes/changers (I own the new Sony 400 disc player). I like to store my favorite shows in my megachanger, and had space already set aside for Andromeda S2. Now it will have to sit on the shelf.
I would discourage ADV from using flippers again, and hopefully they'll go back to using the single-sided DVDs for their subsequent releases."
Season 2 picks up great!
D. Cooper | Rhode Island, United States | 02/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second season of Andromeda really picked up after a slow start from the first season. The characters begin to develop personalities viewers can relate too, find their niches and loosen up. I highly recommend this boxed set as I said in my review of season 1 I do not recommend buying the individual episode packs those are almost as much as getting the complete season. Here is an episode listing of Season 2 to help you decide if you would be interested in spending the money.
01. The Widening Gyre
With the ship severely damaged, Dylan leads the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant in a battle against the largest and deadliest enemy they have ever encountered.
02. Exit Strategies
Dylan, Beka, Rev Bem and Tyr, pursued by a gang of Neitzscheans, are forced to make a crash landing on an icy planet.
03. A Heart for Falsehood Framed
The crew of the Andromeda replaces a sacred relic with a fake, attempting to negotiate peace between two battling parties.
04. Pitiless as the Sun
Trance is held captive, while Dylan and the rest of the crew try to uncover the source behind mysterious attacks on cargo ships
05. Last Call at the Broken Hammer
Dylan leads members of the crew to a desert wasteland in search of a former government leader.
06. All Too Human
Rommie discovers prejudices toward A.I.s while attempting to expose the nefarious plots of the Machenites.
07. Una Salas Victus
The crew of the Andromeda battles with the Neitzchean Drago-Kazov pride in an attempt to deliver medical supplies to an ailing colony.
08. Home Fires
A stranger with a message from Dylan's (Kevin Sorbo) long-dead fiancée arrives onboard Andromeda, leading the crew on a diplomatic mission.
09. Into the Labyrinth
The Andromeda hosts a conference of allies to the Commonwealth, while Harper (Gordon Michael Woolvett) is lured by unknown evil forces.
10. The Prince
Dylan and the crew of the Andromeda assist the sole survivor of a massacred royal family in his quest to regain the throne.
11. Bunker Hill
Captain Dylan Hunt allies with the Sabra-Jaguar Pride to wage war against the Dragans, while Harper launches a revolution on Earth.
The crew of the Andromeda faces a sudden distortion of space and time.
13. Lava and Rockets
Dylan hijacks a tourist ship to escape the evil Ogami, a culture of mercenary killers.
14. Be All My Sins Remembered
Beka is forced to face her past when an old friend resurfaces.
15. Dance of the Mayflies
The Andromeda is invaded by a mutant species.
16. In Heaven Now Are Three
Beka leads a mission to find a legendary artifact.
17. The Things We Cannot Change
Dylan hovers near death in a dream world after an explosion rocks the Maru.
18. The Fair Unknown
The crew encounter the Vedrans the long-lost founders of the Commonwealth.
19. Belly of the Beast
The crew of Andromeda encounters a creature once thought to be mythological.
20. The Knight, Death and the Devil
Dylan attempts to save a group of captured High Guard ships.
21. Immaculate Perception
Racing to save his wife, and her coloney from attack, Tyr discovers he is a father.
22. The Tunnel at the End of the Light
Aliens from an alternate universe attack the crew of Andromeda.
A terrific collection
Mr R. Milne | Melbourne, Australia | 07/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After buying Season 1 with 10 Discs, I was surprised and a little sceptical to hear that Season 2 would be only 5 discs - all of which are 'flipper' discs. But ADV have pulled it off with some very nice new menus and transfers of episodes that are equal to or better than the last season. The only downside of 'flippers' are the increased chance of fingerprints on the disc, but if you are careful, then they have made a great space-saving choice in this release. Cannot wait for Season 3 :)"