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|Andromeda - Season 5 Collection|
Director: Philip David Segal
Follow the adventures of Captain Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo) and the crew of the starship Andromeda as they search the cosmos for a way to rebuild their way of life. The fifth and final season of the popular syndicated telev... more »
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Slipshod Season 5 writing. Lousy end for a great series
Dean Morales | Manama, Bahrain | 11/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Season 4 ended magnificently. It had it all..Drama, action, loss, self sacrifice, interesting technology (the arcology)....then it all plopped into the silly muck that was season 5.
Boring bar scenes on the lost Tarn Vedran planets albeit with no Vedrans, everyone dressed in raggedy clothes and two artificial suns that somehow give warmth to 9 earthlike worlds. If it wasn't stupid mind games, it was one bar fight after another against hapless thugs and gangs. What about the abyss and the magog? In the last two episodes, which really shouldve been only 1, the writers most have realized vacation time was near and they created a writers convenience to wrap up the whole season 5 mess.
It could have been so-much-more.
If you've bought the other 4 seasons and haven't seen any of season 5, (like me) DONT DO IT!>>>just rewatch the last episode of season 4 and dream of what it could have led too.
And remember if Tribune makes it, its probably no good."
Better than generally thought.
T. Jernejcic | Rialto, CA United States | 11/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like many, I initially did not care much for Season 5. However, I would give it 3.5 stars now. While there are some plot holes and inconsistancies with the past, it is actually very clever. Perhaps too clever in that you only pick it up fully seeing it over again. I just finished watching the Season 5 DVD's and throughly enjoyed them. The entire season builds toward the ending, which while not excellent is still satisfying. Actually, my only complaint about the ending is that there was not a little more post victory stuff."
Way Past the Event Horizon
D. Pace | California | 05/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Talent really fell into the black hole with this one. Andromeda was never an intellectual show, but it was entertaining and humorous, which made it enjoyable nonetheless. I personally didn't care for the ending of season 4; Dylan Hunt's rise to near-godhood was so self-indulgent.
Season 5 was just horrible. The writing and directing were mindless. The same pointless, poorly-choreographed fighting that plagued Hercules was too abundant throughout the season. Every episode seemed to have a drunk picking a fight with one of the crew for no reason, just so Dylan or Becka or whoever could prove their fortitude. It was painful to watch the story go absolutely nowhere every episode - in the same terrible sets. The plots were just so circuitous with no payoff.
Astronomical bodies being represented by avatars? Becka the matriarch of the Nietzschean race via a time-traveling Drago? A black hole in love with Dylan? Too many lame ideas and twists being pulled out of too many you-know-whats. Everybody knew the show was coming to an end and stopped trying."
Season 5 is different than the others
Wulfric Rennison | St. Petersburg, FL United States | 04/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've read others reviews here and they're not entirely good. But I'm not sure if people know the whole story. I started watching Andromeda right from the pilot when it first aired. I hung out in the chatroom at andromedatv.com before they took it away. Zack Stentz and Ash Miller, two of the shows writers, would frequent the chat room. They were useful in giving some inside information that not a lot of people knew at the time. I don't pretend to know the full story, but I know there were some disagreements between Keith Cobb and the show's producers at the time that wanted to take his character in a different direction. Cobb eventually left the show and went to The Young and the Restless because of it. With no Tyr, the writers were forced to take the show into another direction. Budget cutbacks didn't help any either, and they had lost viewer support after the show jumped the shark in season 4. Season 5 wasn't what they had intended I don't think, so for what they had to work with, I think they did a really great job with it. They kept the storyline flowing without detracting too much from the earlier seasons. The series finale was kind of a surprise because it was unexpected, but all in all I think was satisfying enough. So if you liked seasons 1 - 4, keep in mind, season 5 is different but still worth it.
(from the old Andromeda boards)"