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Andromeda - Season 3 Collection
Andromeda - Season 3 Collection
Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Lexa Doig, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Laura Bertram
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2005     1hr 0min

Andromeda chronicles the adventures of Captain Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo) and his crew on the starship Andromeda Ascendant as they search the galaxies in an effort to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth, a community of worlds s...  more »

     
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Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Lexa Doig, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Laura Bertram
Creators: Gordon Rempel, Emily Skopov, Ethlie Ann Vare, Keri Young, Robert Simmonds, Gene Roddenberry, John Lloyd Parry, Naomi Janzen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: A.D.V. Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2005
Original Release Date: 10/02/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/2000
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Andromeda gets better with each season
D. Cooper | Rhode Island, United States | 02/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With each new season of Andromeda it just gets better and better the 1st one really didnt get me until the season finale and by this season I am totally hooked....As I have done in my other 2 reviews of this TV show I have added an episode list with plot I also again reitterate buying the complete season set instead of the individual 2 disk packs as the price is almost the same

01. If the Wheel is Fixed
Energy from a dimensional tunnel takes control of two crewmembers.


02. The Shards of Rimmi
Commonwealth Security considers Dylan the prime suspect in a murder investigation.


03. Mad to Be Saved
The Andromeda encounters problems after picking up a group of mentally imbalanced refugees.

04. Cui Bono
Andromeda transports Sid Barry, who is running for the top government office in the newly reformed Commonwealth.

05. The Lone and Level Sands
The Andromeda crew encounters a spacecraft from Earth, which set out to explore deep space hundreds of years ago.


06. Slipfighter the Dogs of War
The Andromeda crew stops the evil rulers of the planet Marduk from making weapons of mass destruction.


07. The Lepers Kiss
Dylan goes on a mission to seek out "The Leper" in order to prevent Marshall Man Ka-Lupe's assassination.


08. For Whom the Bell Tolls
Maggots infest the Andromeda, which is haunted by a crew member who died more than 300 years earlier.

09. And Your Heart Will Fly Away
Tyr encounters a long lost love and the man who had hired him to kill her.


10. The Unconquerable Man
Gaheris Rhade sets out to reshape the universe according to his will and restore order amid the chaos.


11. Delenda Est
The Andromeda crew must thwart an invasion from a mysterious enemy.


12. The Dark Backward
Trance runs through a series of possible outcomes in order to save the crew from a deadly intruder.


13. The Risk All Point
Dylan (Kevin Sorbo) and the crew rescue the passengers of a doomed High Guard ship.

14. The Right Horse
Beka puts her feelings for a past love ahead of the safety of her crew and endangers an entire planet.


15. What Happens to a Rev Deferred?
The crew receives a cry for help from the long lost Rev Bem.


16. Point of the Spear
The crew battles against the Pyrians in order to save the planet Samsarra and avoid a galactic war.


17. Vault of the Heavens
Dylan is beckoned to a far off planet by the voice of a mysterious woman.


18. Deep Midnight's Voice
Dylan and the crew search for a Nietzschean slip-scout carrying a probe that enables one to map every meter of the slipstream.


19. The Illusion of Majesty
Dylan and the crew take a wrong turn ending up in the Prolon System where they discover a princess who is not what she appears to be

20. Twilight of the Idols
Dylan (Kevin Sorbo) and the crew set out to find a colony that disappeared. Unbeknownst to them, they are not the only ones looking.

21. Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath
Rommie's (Lexa Doig) old lover takes over her mind and a new High Guard ship.

22. Shadows Cast by a Final Salute
Tyr's (Keith Hamilton Cobb) disloyalty spawns the destruction of the Commonwealth.


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Missed the mark, but still great SCiFi
Robert Chandler | Melbourne, Victoria Australia | 02/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Series 3 started off really weird. It seems to have suddenly turned into a weird kind of comedy. In series 1 & 2 there was a definite kind of relationship between Dylan and the crew. He was a good captain, roll model, father figure, highest ideals etc. In series 3 Dylan and the crew continually slings casual witty remarks to one another as if nothing really matters. And if they believe nothing really matters then the audience wont take it seriously either. It breaks the illusion. In every "critical situation" we now see Dylan basically kind of saying "Whatever!". This casual approach waters down both his roll and shows strong personality. In series 1 & 2 Dylan was always very concerned with acting appropriately with visiting dignitaries. In series 3 he's over casual and dismissive when talking to even leaders of entire worlds. Oh and Dylan tends to make love to every visiting attractive woman he meets, and with no real relationship. Weird. Its just "wow she's hot lets make love". The character is now shallow and its hard to have any kind of respect for him.

I'm not sure what is going on here. In the past there was a good balanced of personalities. Now there are too many comedians. Series 1 & 2 worked because Dylan was basically the straight man and father figure. Comedy was left to the Harper character who is brilliant. Straight man and funny man - good balance.

Despite this real flatness in series 3 I'll persevere and hope that series 4 well be back up to scratch. In Australia we don't get the series so I haven't seen beyond series 3. Despite this poor review I want to say well done all involved with Andromeda. You have created some great SciFi.

10-Fev-2005: I've just finished watching the last disk in the series 3 boxset and it seems they have attempted to repaired many of the character flaws. Phew! Hopefully S4 will be back on track."
Fun, but uneven
spejic | San Francisco, CA | 02/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The third season had some problems. There were a few episodes, especially the first one "If the Wheel is Fixed", which simply failed the basics of story telling and were just plain confusing messes. Also, the Tyr-Dylan conflict lessened (until the last few episodes), and without that constant threat Dylan became less of a strategist and more of a go-for-broke hero and Jesus-figure which was less interesting. The only character that improved this season was Trance, whose powers and ultimate goal became a lot clearer. And I certainly agree with the other reviewer that Dylan bedded way too many space women. It had a dampening effect on the previously tension-filled relationships between Dylan and Andromeda and Dylan and Beka.

However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of entertainment in this box. "The Unconquerable Man", an alternate history where Rhade killed Dylan, is probably the best episode - both dramatic and moving. "Deep Midnight's Voice" is probably the only other episode that gets the Nietzschean philosophy right, and is the start of restoring Tyr to his 2nd season glory. "Point of the Spear" is probably the best representation of large-scale fleet strategy in any TV sci-fi show (something that Deep Space Nine, for all its great effects, really blew). "The Risk All Point" is a great Beka episode. There were also great moments of comedy, especially "The Illusion of Majesty".

The user interface of the disks is, again, streamlined and easy to use. Fewer bonuses than before, but still some interesting stuff. I don't know why episodes are only referred to by their numbers instead of their names. Front loaded with (skippable) ads for ADV anime."
What can you say about season 3?
B. Allen-Trick | Madison, Wisconsin, USA | 02/03/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"About midway through season 2, head writer, executive producer, and let's face it, creator of Andromeda Robert Hewitt Wolfe was jetissoned because Kevin Sorbo wanted to garner more casual viewers, and wanted more screen-time for himself.

Things were just beginning to gather steam with the first two seasons too. The characters were progressing nicely, in fits and starts (see Trance Gemini), and the threads that were to weave an epic story arc began to show. After Wolfe was fired, some peculiar things happen, and as a result season 3 is just what the star wanted, more episodic. But Mr. Sorbo didn't seem to realize the crux of sci-fi fandom-continuity.

After season 3 they seemed to realize their mistake, but it was too late. The trajectory the show was on had changed irrevocably, and I believe, for the worse.

Don't get me wrong, Andromeda is and always has been a great, fun show to watch. But I felt the strength was in the writing, not the action, in the ensemble cast, not in a single star, and in its grand scale. Keith Hamilton-Cobb (Tyr Anasazie) left after this season for precisely these reasons, and the show was greatly diminished in his absence."