I was not one of the original followers of Andromeda seasons. I discovered it in syndication on the Sci-Fi Channel and caught episodes here and there. It was enough to make me want to see the whole story and make the purchase of the Slipstream Collection. I have NOT been disappointed. Yes, the series has a lot of grandiose speeches and tongue-in-cheek attitude but that is what makes it great sci-fi viewing. It has some elements of "Farscape" - a band of mis-fits recruited to a greater calling, a handsome hero, strong women, and villians you love to hate - but has the distinct echo of Roddenberry - the goal of a united government, justice, and high ideals, and the blooper reels are a wonderful chuckle. Plus, yes, I have a weakness for Kevin Sorbo. On the practical side, the slim case packing makes for easier storage and organization.
I am watching it start to finish and loving every minute of it.
Andromeda dvd set