Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Underestimated Science Fiction

For the past several weeks, I have been catching up on watching Andromeda, the science fiction show that was created by Gene Roddenberry, creator of the famous Star Trek series. To my knowledge it was his last TV show idea. The producer of the show is Majel Roddenberry, Gene's late wife, now known as Majel Berrett, I don't know. Anyway, the show never did get very much attention from the press, even though it was better than the newest installment in the Star Trek universe, Enterprise. My proof that it was better than Enterprise is that it survived for five seasons, without getting the same kind of hype that Enterprise did.

Andromeda has been underestimated as a science fiction TV show. While yes, the writing is not top notch, it can be a little corny, which is added onto because Kevin Sorbo is the lead character, it is a very good show. It has crazy sci-fi tech ideas in it, the likes of which I have only seen in the better Star Trek episodes. For instance, the fifth season takes place in system which has been completely engineered by a species that went on to force it's self to evolve from a four-legged race to a two-legged race. Even the two suns were manufactured, each holding the fuel to power multiple suns. Anyway, I just would like to tell any science fiction lovers out there that this is a worthy series to watch, even though it can be kind of corny.

So please, watch the show, have fun, some laghs, and some, "duh"s, later people.


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