Andromeda Discussion – “Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath” (new)

Another late one. Have fun!

4 replies on “Andromeda Discussion – “Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath” (new)”

  1. n8f8 says:

    Wierd episode
    This entire season has been disjointed. The new director needs to cement a new direction for the series.

    Anyhow, Sunday night I fell asleeep with the TV on. I awoke to the voice of SG-1’s Teal’c. Quickly figured out that two Stargate SG-1 crewmembers were making guest appearances as ship AIs: Christopher Judge (Teal’c) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson).

    About the only significance to this episode is that it sets up for the departure of Keith Hamilton Cobb (Tyr Anasazi) next season. The split will be consumated in the season finale. The only scene worth noting was the one between Lexa Doig (Rommie) ans Shanks. The fight effects were a little Crouching Tigerish.

    • nkuzmik says:

      Re: Wierd episode

      This entire season has been disjointed. The new director needs to cement a new direction for the series.

      Anyhow, Sunday night I fell asleeep with the TV on. I awoke to the voice of SG-1’s Teal’c. Quickly figured out that two Stargate SG-1 crewmembers were making guest appearances as ship AIs: Christopher Judge (Teal’c) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson).

      About the only significance to this episode is that it sets up for the departure of Keith Hamilton Cobb (Tyr Anasazi) next season. The split will be consumated in the season finale. The only scene worth noting was the one between Lexa Doig (Rommie) ans Shanks. The fight effects were a little Crouching Tigerish.

      I’m a bit of a hopless romantic, but I was hoping Rommie would get through to Gabrial. I’m just not a Rommie/Dlyan fan. But if Gabrial was resurected and thoroghly cleaned to remove the Balance of Judgement, that could make a good reccuring character. Maybe even make him the AI on the Reslution of Hector.

      that leaves all kinds of interesting openings for the writers. Rommie is able to explore emotions like love more fully. That could lead to a more developed sense of conflict between obeying Dylan and say, saving Gabrial, should he be endangered. Or imagine Harper’s running commentary if Andromeda was paired with Hector/Judgment for joint op. They would run out of sex euphimisms PDQ

      • n8f8 says:

        Need a Mission
        What the show desperatly needs is a mission. Now that the Commonwealth is coming together they need to get a new theme. Hopefull somthing better than genetically modified humans vs the rest of the civilization. Maybe the baddies from Babylon 5 will show up. Lord knows the Magog were lame enough. Then again, maybe Dylan has some huge “destiny” awaiting to save the universe from somthing else.

        • nkuzmik says:

          Re: Need a Mission

          What the show desperatly needs is a mission. Now that the Commonwealth is coming together they need to get a new theme. Hopefull somthing better than genetically modified humans vs the rest of the civilization. Maybe the baddies from Babylon 5 will show up. Lord knows the Magog were lame enough. Then again, maybe Dylan has some huge “destiny” awaiting to save the universe from somthing else.

          I dunno, The Magog were pretty scary. Kind like fuzzy versions of the critters from Aliens. The problem with that story arc was their lack of presence. “Oohh, the Magog are coming! the Magog are coming!”

          To make that story work you need to periodically remind that audience that the Magog are really, really scary.

          Granted their intro was heavily bolluxed as an uber-nasty, but it could be saved. Look at B5 for a minute, from first sighting(according to eppisode air dates) to first real good look at a Shadow vessel, it was several months. Until a Shadow vessel was “killed” more than a year!

          What the writers did was constantly remind us of their existance, and periodically remind us how little we knew. We went a few months without seeing a Shadow ship. In that time, those of us who didn’t tape the appropriate eppisode, only had our memories. Our memories did what the CGI staff couldn’t. Make the Shadow ships really creepy.

          Where’s all this going?

          We already know too much about the Magog. We also know the Magog can be beaten. So to make them work as a story the writers need to do the following:

            1. Introduce some variation of the Magog race, that is much nastier.
            2. Be stingy when giving out information about this new threat.
            3. Remind you ADD audience frequently. No, “The Magog are coming! The Magog are coming!” does not cut it. As the Worldship approaches, have the Magog in known space get more active or something.
            4. Do something with the Human-Lava-Lamp! You introduced him. You’re stuck with him. Either kill him or use him.

          Finally, fish or cut bait! The reason I stopped watching Earth: Final conflict was because NOTHING WAS HAPPENING!

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