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    Andromeda 1.9
    Force Entertainment/Force Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 82 mins . M15+ . PAL

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    Kevin Sorbo achieved fame in the 1995-1999 live action adventure series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. After a somewhat unsuccessful attempt at a feature film (Kull The Conqueror), he moved on to a sci-fi series called Andromeda. Whilst it doesn’t really compare too favourably when put next to many other sci-fi television series', it does have a decent sized fan base and thus has been released on DVD.

    Just like all the other Andromeda releases, there are two episodes available on this disc. They are:

    Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way Trance and Harper meet up with their former employer, Gerentex. They all become unwilling partners in the pursuit of an extremely valuable artefact.

    The Devil Take the Hindmost Captain Hunt and Rev Bem set off to help the inhabitants of a planet where the citizens are being wiped out by slavers.

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    The video transfer is presented in a full frame aspect ratio and as such is not 16x9 enhanced. In general the presentation is very respectable for a television transfer. The sharpness level is good and the image is crystal clear throughout both episodes. Colours are vibrant and well saturated in both the live action and computer generated footage. There are no problems with the shadow detail, and the flesh tones are spot on. There are also no MPEG or film-to-video artefacts to ruin the experience.

    The audio transfer is, just as with the rest of the Andromeda DVDs, very substandard. This is the kind of series that can really benefit from good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer. Unfortunately, their use is very restricted. This is the area of the track that is a real let down. The one soundtrack available is an English Dolby Digital 2.0 offering. Aside from these problems, everything else seems fine. The dialogue is easy to understand throughout, and there are no problems with audio synch.

    There are zero extras on show.

    The disc is single sided and single layered. There are also no subtitles on offer.


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          Sony
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          Sony
    • Subwoofer:
          Sony Active Superwoofer
    • Audio Cables:
          Standard RCA
    • Video Cables:
          standard s-video
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