- A warship in the employ of the Commonwealth, a
futuristic government that had been overthrown
on the science fiction series ANDROMEDA/SYN/2000-2005.
An avatar named "Rommie" (Lexa Doig) was 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 had been adrift in space
for three hundred years until a group of space
scavengers pull the ship away from the mouth of
a black hole. They soon discover the ship's
Captain Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo) is still alive. Recruiting
his rescuers, he attempts to used the power of
the Andromeda to restore order to galaxy.
His crew included: Seamus Harper (Gordon Michael Woolvett); Beka Valentine
(Lisa Ryder), the captain of the salvage ship
Eureka Maru, Tyr Anazazi (Keith Hamilton
Cobb) and Trance Gemini (Laura Bertram);
Telemachus Rhada (Steve Bacic) and Rev Ben
Dylan and the crew communicated with the warship
Andromeda via three methods: (1) on view screen,
(2) via a shimmering hologram, and (3) as the
android avatar, Rommie who announced "I am
Andromeda, the ship made flesh."
After the Rommie android was activated, she offered these
insights /questions to her libidinous designer,
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 gloves?
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 effectively.
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 and the
cast of ANDROMEDA
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 adventure.
While Rommie was programmed to obey the
commander of the starship, she once
said "Dylan may not be a god...but on this ship,
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