Syfy (ended 2005)
to me, as good as everything kinda pales compared to Farscape XD (except Firefly...)
Andromeda isn't near as strong and engaging.... to me that is. But then again, Farscape is my overall favourite show.
|The first 3 seasons were pretty good, and then it went downhill from there. Andromeda is nothing compared to Farscape, In my opinion.|
Andromeda tops them all, better special effects,SGI, and stories. Then it would be farscape, it had great story lines but some of the special effects seemed to much like a "B movie" budget, then Babylon 5. Babylon 5 reminded me of a really long episode of "The Outer Limits", but was still good.
on a 1-10 scale I would give each:
|Farscape is my Fav series ever, i just finished babylon 5 which was awesome. Now i need a new Scifi show to watch begining to end. I was thinking andromeda, before i get all five seasons, is it worth it, or does it pale so much to Farscape and babylon 5 i wont be able to watch it.|
Infinitely inferior - with cheap sets (makes B5 look like the spent a million) bad writing not too hot acting, and Sorbos notion that he is the best and should be center at all times. The original creator and designer of the series was kicked off because he didn't think Sorbo should be front and center all the time. In B5 there was a story to tell, her it was simply to make money because they know there are always someone who'll pay for anything.
Of course you may just be one of the latter
They're all good in their own ways. You will probably like them all for different reasons. Ok for a quick breakdown IMO.
Farscape:Has fantatstic writing and stand alone episode. Great action, acting and humour, drama .
Babylon 5: Has slick dialogue when it comes to story plots and series long arcs....colorful characters and believable at that. Very diverse show.
Andromeda: Great action scenes. Dialouge and stories were slow. Acting was pretty good. But all in all when it comes down to it ..it was just a damn fun show to watch. So I would recommend you watch it and be the judge for yourself. It is worth watching.
Well there you go.. hope that helps.
I never got in to Farscape but I would recommend the first 3 seasons of Andromeda.
But nothing compeers to babylon 5 probably the best sci-fi show ever made.
In oder of my recommendation:
|It pales a lot. Farscape is one of my fave shows too, but I was still able to watch Andromeda. It is entertaining at times even though it is very poorly written. I wouldn,t suggest buying it without watching it first. If possible, rent the first season then decide.|