Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda

Have any of you seen the TV series called Andromeda created by Gene Roddenberry (the same chap to created startrek)? I’ve watched it on the TV here in the UK and I absolutly love the show so I wanted to buy the Season 1 Collection but it turns out that you can only get the dam thing on region 1 dvd, it really pisses me off when they do that, they bring out a show, show it on all the TV stations but then limit the release on dvd, whats the point?