Last episode of Andromeda(season premier)....

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  1. todd s

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    They stole something from Laurel & Hardy. The Magog look like the Bogeymen from "March of the Wooden Soldiers". Just look at the way the brown fur costumes look on screen it is a match.
     
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    I catch this show now and then, haven't quite figured out who is who yet... but those Ewoks were stupid.
     
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    This wasn't the start of season 2 was it? I didn't think it had started yet.
     
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    Yep, aired sometime between October first and seventh.
    Aside from the goofiness of the Magog costumes, though, I liked it, a lot. Sometimes it looks a little far-out, but I like that Robert Wolfe is willing to think big and accept it if the FX can't quite keep up. Yeah, Tweedledee and Tweedledum sort of looked like videogame characters - but their scene was great destructive fun that made sense. I loved the worldship, too.
    Besides, Wolfe has demonstrated a knack at winking at the audience vis-a-vis some of his more outrageous plot devices:
    Beka: Trance, wake up!
    Rommie: She's got no life signs.
    Beka: Since when does that matter?
    (Tweedledee and Tweedledum blast Magog ships off Andromeda's hull)
    Trance: How come we've never seen those before?
    Rommie: Hasn't been much call for planetary warfare drones.
    (Nova Bomb destroys the artificial star, which promptly starts to re-ignite)
    Beka: That's impossible!
    Trance: It's not impossible, just really really unfair.
     
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    I guess it's still on Sunday nights. I kept checking my local listings assuming that the new Season would stand out with words like "New". Apparently I was wrong.
     
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    There seems to be a character who is generated by the ship (some kind of hologram), and then there's a woman who looks just like her (seems physical). Same person? Different?
     
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    Thanks!
    The show reminds me a bit of Dr. Who - a moral leader who is kind of a loner (not by choice), a loyal ragtag lot of companions, sci-fi scale epic stakes, and interesting dialogue and situations that aren't cliche. And a slightly low budget look (can't forget that part of Dr. Who, can we).
     

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