Andromeda BulletsBy Lisa
June 17, 2001 - 2:26 PM
The final first season of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda may be over, but exciting news about the second season is emerging all the time. If you haven't been keeping up with the latest developments in the slipstream, here is a round up courtesy of our sister site SlipstreamWeb
- Buffy Actor To Guest Star In Season Two
The actor who plays Goth-Punk vampire Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set to swap his fangs for Nietzschean arm spikes. Marsters will play the foppish Archduke Charlemagne Bolivar in the episode 'Into the Labyrinth' which will be on TV in the Autumn.
You can read executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe's comments about the actor's role in this article.
- Happy Birthday Gordon Woolvett!
The Andromeda star who plays Seamus Harper turned 31 years old last week. He spent the day filming on set, but after work took time out to thank his fans for the birthday wishes here at the Slipstream BBS.
- Andulasia's Andromeda Adventure
Slipstream BBS Administrator Andulasia took a very special trip recently, up to Vancouver to visit the Andromeda set. She watched the filming of 'Una Salus Victus', chatted to the actors, and has the photographs to prove it all!
- Jammer Reviews Andromeda's Last Two
ST-Hypertext reviewer Jamahl Epsicokhan took a look at the final episodes of Andromeda's first season. The Beka Valentine-centred episode 'It Makes a Lovely Light' impressed him, earning 3 out of 4 stars. The season finale 'Its Hour Come Round at Last' however, fared less well.
'Its Hour Come 'Round At Last' is nothing short of complete anarchy on the screen. Essentially, it's 15 minutes of setup and the rest nonstop comic book violence. In the process, not enough is done to tell a coherent story. Because this is a cliffhanger season ender (boy, am I tired of obligatory cliffhangers), nothing makes any real sense yet; we have to wait until fall to find out what this all means. For now, it's less a mystery than a muddle ... and an overblown, pandering one at that. The good news, I guess, is that this episode isn't boring or lacking in energy. Or maybe that's bad news, seeing as it's a frenetic action-fest with a body count that probably lies somewhere between at least 50 and 100, although I won't be wasting my time by going back to count. Of course, the body count consists of all Magog, who serve primarily as action props that should be labelled "fish in a barrel."
- Andromeda Action Figures Are On The Way
Fans could soon be playing with 12-inch plastic replicas of Tyr, Dylan, Rev Bem and Beka, as Blue Bo Toys has signed an agreement to produce action figures based on the series. The toys are expected to be in stores by mid Summer.
- Guest Star Fever!
Hot on the trails of the announcement about James Marsters a new rumour claimed that William B. Davis The X-Files' Cigarette Smoking Man, will also make an appearance on Andromeda. His character will be "obsessed with ripping the veil of secrecy" from the mysterious Trance Gemini.
- Cobb: Andromeda Is 'Robin Hood In Outer Space'
The main cast were recently interviewed by TV Guide. Captain Dylan Hunt, Kevin Sorbo revealed: "We pretend we know what the hell we're doing, even though we don't."
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