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Old 12-12-2001, 12:41 PM   #1
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Arrow (OT) Andromeda

In the event there any Andromeda fans lurking here, go to the XWA forums and read this.


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Old 12-13-2001, 12:55 AM   #2
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I have watched it on occasion, but not enough to follow the greater story line.


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Old 12-13-2001, 08:21 AM   #3
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I just can't buy Kevin Sorbo as a starship captain. Sorry. He needs an axe or sword or mace or something.

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Old 12-14-2001, 04:43 AM   #4
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he has a force lance
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Old 12-14-2001, 07:46 AM   #5
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Well, you tell him to put that down pick up an axe and go fight some 6 headed dragon thingy.

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Old 12-15-2001, 08:26 PM   #6
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Actually, the hydra had nine heads (in the legend), though when it appeared on H:tLG it only started out with two.

I have a fair amount of respect for Kevin Sorbo the actor -- it's Kevin Sorbo the Executive Producer who's an incompetent nitwit.

He has one of the best shows on the air, and he wants to turn it into a duplicate of all the other shows on TV.


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Old 12-16-2001, 12:50 PM   #7
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I have never seen Andromeda, is it good. Obviously its Sci-fi, my fav, but what exactly is it about? I like Kevin Sorbo, he was good in Hercules. If they ever made a Thor movie, he'd be my first pick.


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Old 12-17-2001, 01:58 PM   #8
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Andromeda is based on a story idea that Roddenberry tried twice before (years before he created Star Trek); it explores the concepts of civilization and history.

The first season opening explains it well:

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The Long Night has come.
The Systems Commonwealth, the greatest civilization in history, has fallen.
But now one ship, one crew, have vowed to drive back the Night, and rekindle the light of civilization.
On the starship Andromeda, Hope lives again.
Y'see, the Commonwealth makes a peace treaty with a species called tha magog. The Nietzscheans (a genetic/cultural offshoot of humans) view this as a sign of weakness, and launch a rebellion. During the first engagement, the High Guard Glorious Heritage-class battlecruiser Andromeda Ascendant (Capt. Dylan Hunt, commanding) is trapped on the event horizon of a black hole.

Because of the time distortions in the gravity well, time aboard the Andromeda slows to a stop.

300 years later, the Commonwealth is only a memory. The Nietzscheans have destroyed it, then the various Prides began feuding amongst themselves, and the magog invaded en masse, and so on and so forth.

A group of mercenary smugglers (the Eureka Maru, under Capt. Bekka Valentine) working for a Nightsider named Gerentex manage to haul the Andromeda out of the black hole (barely), and try to salvage her.

Now, by this time, the Andromeda is the most advanced (and well-made) piece of hardware in the known worlds, so none of these grease-monkeys have seen anything like her. Also, because of the time distortion, Capt. Hunt has only experienced about two seconds while three centuries passed for everyone else.

When he realizes what happened to the Commonwealth, he sets out with his newfound "crew" to re-establish it.

There's a more detailed backstory here , on the official site.

It's basically Medieval Europe (after Rome fell and civilization "went backwards"), but spread across more than three galaxies.


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Old 12-17-2001, 10:30 PM   #9
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It sounds pretty interesting, next time it is on I will certainly try to catch it...


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Old 12-18-2001, 03:01 PM   #10
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Old 12-19-2001, 02:11 PM   #11
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I had heard about that hapening. Sorbo is an idiot. The story arcs were what I liked about the show. Esspecialy with the Magog world ship. It was a great threat that would have to be defeated over time like the Dominion on STS9 and alowed for both a long running plot and tons of action. Now Sorbo has prety much ensured that I'll never watch the show again. Oh well, at least TNN is reruning Star Trek and Sci-Fi has Babylon 5.
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Old 12-22-2001, 01:34 AM   #12
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I'll of course continue to watch Andromeda reguardless of stupid changes made...though on Jan 19th the Sci-fi Channel gets my full attention Legend of the Rangers Comes out
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Old 12-24-2001, 08:53 AM   #13
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Hell yeah, I saw a commercial for that last night and I am really excited to check it out...


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Old 01-15-2002, 03:03 PM   #14
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More bad news.

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