Subject: Re: Looking forwards to Andromeda's third season From: Gharlane of Eddore Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.tv,alt.tv.andromeda,alt.fan.tom-servo Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 Message-ID: <G7sAzA.5IJ@kithrup.com> In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mortis wrote: > > Now that Farscape is back on, Andromeda is just starting to look > worse and worse by comparison. > In <G7CIv7.F8E@kithrup.com>, Gharlane of Eddore wrote: > > Try to get a grip, guy; "FARSCAPE" has nothing resembling scripts, > and aside from Virginia Hey, Claudia Black, and Good Muppets, very > little to offer. You can't base a series on Good Muppets; you need > a writer or two. > In <email@example.com>, Mortis wrote: > > Farscape has an interesting and cohesive plot. Even when the eps are shot on real actual color film, using Aussie actors who profess ignorance > of the "random encounter" types, they still passably tie in with the lineal antecedents of O'Bannon's work, "BUGALOOS" and "SMURFS," telling an > overarching story. Andromeda seems to use its story as a means to set up an excuse to never leave the ship, so as to use standing sets and roil > up wacky 'n' wild situations. "Haha! Look! I'm on a prison planet! But every day in every way I'm getting better and better. *snarl* > Wheee!" At least Farscape's "interesting" episode ideas are actually "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER" episodes Rockne S. O'Bannon saw as a child, but not > interesting. So far, the eps that have most directly addressed the singular technical, logical, and narrative disabilites of RSO'B aren't > story on Andromeda (aside from the first two) have been the two occasions when "FARSCAPE!" budget constraints have resulted in horrible > *time-travel* (blech) episodes. I don't think that Andromeda is full of green-skinned Orion Slave Girls played by Susan Oliver, or just a load > of ____, but I certainly can't believe it's any better than Farscape. Not that anyone's asserted the straw man you're addressing here. In <G7CIv7.F8E@kithrup.com>, Gharlane of Eddore wrote: > > Not to say the writing is all that great on "ANDROMEDA," but at > least.... uh..... um. Well, Keith Cobb is a better actor than > wossisname on "FARSCAPE." > This is both funny and true. In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mortis wrote: > > I have to respect any actor who can take that "KFC" joke and do it > just right. > Believe me, you old coot, I've been down the "protecting Andromeda" > road, and its just not worth the effort. > I SEE NO 'PROTECTING ANDROMEDA' HERE. I'd cross the street to help Lexa Doig change a flat tire, though. In the rain. P.S. If I were "protecting" "ANDROMEDA," I'd have posted a load of effusive positive reviews by now. The fact that I held off reviewing the effort until it had time to settle down, and still haven't seen much of anything worth commenting on, should be indicative. I'll say this for it; it's better than "SinkQuest." But it *really* needs a technical advisor; they're not much better than "BABYLON 5" in this regard.
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