Giving up on Andromeda

James and I loved the first two seasons of Andromeda. Great characters, stimulating story line, it was wonderful writing and execution.

We got the first DVD of season three and episode after episode we looked at each other in confusion. What the heck was that? The actors were doing their job but the story sucked. We watched five or six episodes and gave up on Monday. It’s on to something else.

James read a synopsis of the remaining episodes declared they were all crap and made up his own ending, “Tyr takes over the ship, then conquers and rules the entire universe.” Works for me. It’s also entirely within character for Tyr. Some quotes to illustrate:

Tyr Anasazi: What would you like, Jaguar?
Charlemagne Bolivar: The usual. Hundreds of grandchildren, utter domination of known space and the pleasure of hearing that all of my enemies have died in terrible, highly improbable accidents that cannot be connected to me. And you?
Tyr Anasazi: [Laughs] The usual.

Tyr Anasazi: I have faith in nothing but this – when the universe collapses and dies. There will be three survivors – Tyr Anasazi, the cockroaches, and Dylan Hunt trying to save the cockroaches.


5 thoughts on “Giving up on Andromeda

  1. Yes Joe it tanked after the second season. Seems Mr Sorbo decided that there was’t enough focus on him. So he talked the producers into firing the person that had developed the show from Roddenberry’s notes and been as the show runner. Then the pretty much threw away the show bible, but kept the characters and made MR Sorbo front and center. BTW, and killed the show!

  2. My personal favorite quote, especially since Tyr says it in his usual matter-of-fact way.

    Dylan: Well, you’ve had the benefit of a more diverse exposure. Maybe you could share your experiences with her – that non-Nietzscheans aren’t inferior?
    Tyr: You’d like me to lie to her?
    Dylan: Just ask her to tone it down a little. We inferiors are very sensitive.

    A huge list of quotes, including the quotes from the start of episodes, is here:

  3. You may enjoy the series Firefly, it preceded the movie Serenity. It didn’t last long enough to have any poor scripts.

  4. Yeah, my brother keeps promising to lend me his copy of the Firefly series… tick tick tick.

    I love the second Tyr quote. I can almost hear him saying it. I have only seen a some of the episodes – that which played late at night while we lived in Fort Wayne (nice area actually, job collapsed – sigh, back to silicon valley – ick!)

    I am the only Sci-Fi fan in the house, so I have to watch late at night or early in the morning when the other members of the household will not be bothered by it.

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