Artificial female life-form generated by a computer on the
science fiction fantasy GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA/SYN/2000-2005. "Rommie"
(Lexa Doig) was the nickname given to the the sentient software programming
that ran the High Guard starship Andromeda Ascendant, a Glorious
Heritage heavy cruiser (serial number: XMC-10-182). Its official
designation is: "Shining Path to Truth and Knowledge AI model GRA." The Andromeda Ascendant is a warship in the employ of the
Commonwealth, a futuristic government who had been overthrown.
After this time, the Andromeda Ascendant was adrift in space for
three hundred years. It's Captain is Dylan Hunt. He and the crew
communicate with the warship via three methods: (1) on
viewscreen, (2) via a shimmering hologram, and (3) as the
android avatar, Rommie who announced "I am Andromeda, the ship
After the Rommie android was activated, she offered
these insights/questions to her libidinous designer, Harper:
Rommie: I can't help but notice that you engineered my humanoid
form with certain...features, that, strictly speaking, aren't
necessary for my normal operations.
Rommie: I guess I'm wondering, Harper, when you made this body,
who did you do it for?
Rommie: So, when you handled certain parts of me...did you wear
While Harper had his beady little eyes on Rommie's "Made flesh"
android body, she had no time for such frivolity. She made it
know in no uncertain terms that "Nobody manipulates me. I do as
I choose." With all her powers, the one thing Andromeda cannot
do is pilot the Slipstream. This requires a sentient biological
operator with instincts and choice reactions to work the ship
Although Rommie had distain for Harper (who one night cried out
"I want my Rommie!") she secretly felt romantic stirrings for
Dylan Hunt. Unfortunately, per Commonwealth regulations she is
forbidden to have a romantic relationship between a captain and
his ship's. Such an affair would drive her insane as it had with
previous model of her kind. Per Rommie: "I've learned...that
it's dangerous to love. It can drive you crazy."
Rommie's frustration over her feelings forced her to admit to
Dylan "This is ridiculous. I'm the living embodiment of a
warship and I can't talk to you without getting tongue-tied."
However, Rommie and Dylan had a unwritten understanding that one
day when all of the intergalactic turmoil has ceased, that the
two of them will sail off into the stars together in search of
While Rommie was programmed to obey the commander of the
starship, Dylan Hunt. She once said "Dylan may not be a
god...but on this ship, I am!"
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