Step aboard the Andromeda Ascendant

AndromedaFor this virtual tour, let's start with me. I am the Andromeda Ascendant's Artificial Intelligence Entity.

In light of recent developments, I seem to be one of the last, if not the last of my kind. When the Commonwealth fell, most High Guard ships fell with it. I lost many friends in those battles more than 300 years ago.

So, as you take this tour, keep in mind that my crew has been drastically reduced, so some operations that were once standard crew functions are now completely automated. As we go, I'll describe how things would run if I were properly staffed. After all, you'll want to get an idea of what life on a Glorious Heritage class Heavy Cruiser will be like once the Commonwealth is restored.

As the ship's AI, I'm involved in the function of all Andromeda's many systems, from life support to scientific research to combat operations. I also provide my captain and crew with the information and analysis they need to make decisions and, of course, the means to implement them with maximum speed and efficiency.

I can communicate with organic sentient crew through voice, video images, holograms or by inhabiting any one or more of my robot and android avatars. These come in every conceivable shape and size, from tiny drones no bigger than insects to the massive battlebots we use for planetary warfare scenarios. With the vast computing and reasoning power available to me, I can inhabit dozens of these bodies simultaneously, carrying on conversations, conducting repairs and managing the affairs of the ship in many places at the same time.

But enough about me! What follows is a brief visit to a few of Andromeda's most vital and interesting areas. It's only appropriate that we begin in the most important section of them all, the Command Deck.

Begin the tour: Command Deck

Photos on this page are from the
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda official site
and are copyright 2001, Tribune Entertainment Co.
Modified Monday, November 21, 2005