4 great episodes and a fair amount of extras
William Stenson III | Round Lake Beach, Illinois United States | 06/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 2 of Andromeda is a great season, some fillers, but very good for the most part. This box set should appeal to the Andromeda fan, it is four very good episodes and the usual amount of nice amount of extras. Now for some clarification, the listing of episodes on Amazon is not right, I have already sent a e-mail out to them about it. This volume contains 4 episodes, much like the second and later volumes of the first season. The Episodes are "All to Human", "Una Salus Victus", "Home Fires" and "Into the Labyrinth" All four of these episodes are great by themsleves, however "All to Human" and "Una Salus Victus" are my favorites on the set. In the first Rommie is kicking some serious tail and taking the names, shows a lot of emotion also. Some history of after the fall is even shown to name a few things. I like "Una" because it shows a clear shift in the story line, Tyr reveals a huge secret that puts a rift between him and Dylan. This show also reveals Tyr to be much more than a mere mercenie from the first season. Like I said, all four are great, mainly because each character grows some and reveals they are capable of much more than what has been shown so far. As with the other sets, picture is very good, menus are easy to navigate, extras a decent and the packaging is simple but elegant. I wish that other Box sets would take a clue from these, very few sci fi tv shows get attentionto detail that these box sets got. I have both Babylon 5 box sets and the picture for Andromeda is better, so the bigger name does not always mean better. I give credit to the writers of the show for making the first 9 episodes of season 2 very good, Andromeda fans should like this. New people to the show will be confused, but like it."
This is a set of four great episodes on top of great extras
William Stenson III | Round Lake Beach, Illinois United States | 06/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OKAY LET ME CLEAR THE CONFUSION UP HERE, THERE ARE 4 EPISODES ON THIS SET. "ALL TOO HUMAN", "UNA SALUS VICTUS", "HOME FIRES" AND "INTO THE LABYRINTH".
These are episodes 206, 207, 208 and 209. Amazon has only 2 episodes listed, but you are getting four, and really good ones at that. The extra content is actually better than in the past on this one, all together about 10 extras total. That is slighty more than standard for these sets, I have all of the season 1 sets and the extras have never really been a problem with the series, this set and the first volume of season 2 also stand out. Also just like the first set, volume 1 is 5 episodes and the rest are 4. Just a heads up for anyone interested.
Now as for the episodes themselves, all four are very good, damn near excellent. Especially the first one, Rommie gets to really shine here. She is kicking ass and taking names, shows her true emotional side an angry side. They stole some matrix style moves here, but it works since she is an android. the other three are also very well done with very good perfomances by all the cast.
This is where things in the story line really start to take off and you see just how big the concept they are aiming for with the show really is. The changes in the characters start to shine through here; Rommie is becoming more human, Beka is becoming a great second in command, Trance is becoming a more active part in everything( With more of her mean side showing through/past), Harper is becoming more cynical and desperate (Due to the Eggs in his belly), Dylan is showing why he should remain on the ship instead of running the commonwealth( He even shows just how devious he can be and how much he is prepared for the challenges) and Tyr shows his true Nitchean nature even more( He has a secret that puts the entire ship in danger at all times and it causes a serious rift). The one character that did not really change all that much is Rev Bem, but since he leaves it makes sense. The Characters and story line take a huge leap forward at this point, all the actors did a great job here. Many possibilities and dangers are revealed for the future story line. This set could turn someone into a Andromeda fan, just like the first set of season 2. Awesome job on extras, great episodes and killer perfomances by every cast member."