The Andromeda Ascendant is the flag ship of The Commonwealth and is captained by Dylan Hunt. It is the lead and most important space ship of the fleet.
In the very first episode, the second in command, Gaheris Rhade, a Nietzscehan betrays Dylan, causing the ship entered the Event Horizon of a black hole.
The ship stayed in statis until the ship was pulled free by the Eureka Maru who had wanted to loot the goods. Whilst the ship was in stasis, time passed very slowly on board the ship and nothing changed whilst everything out side went on in normal time. When the ship was finally pulled free, three hundred years had passed by but to Dylan and the Andromeda, it was a meer blink of an eye.
The Eureka Maru crew had been contracted by Gerentex, a Nightsider to pull the craft free from the Event Horizon. Once it was free, the crew of the Eureka Maru attempted to loot whatever they could find. Dylan Hunt managed to swiftly and effectively deal with the invaders. Instead of getting the crew off the ship, Dylan offered everyone an opportunity to stay. All the members of the Eureka Maru agreed to stay and help Dylan Hunt restore the Commonwealth.
On joining Ascendant crew, Seamus Harper is promoted to being the ship's lead engineer. Whenever there is something wrong with either Andromeda or the Android, it is Harper's responsibility to fix either or both of them.
In addition to the usual standard missiles and cannons that you would find on a warship, the Andromeda carries a few nova bombs. Nova bombs are thousands of times more powerful that a nuclear weapon. Dylan Hunt fires a number of nova bombs at a black hole which manages to turn the black hole white.
The Andromeda Ascendant has a number of slip fighters which can be piloted and auto-piloted depending on the objective. Although, strictly not weaponry, it has a large cargo bay for the Eureka Mara to dock and be protected.
Even with its large array of weapons, it can prevent Magog fighters from breaching the exterior resulting in the crew having to fight off the Magog invaders. The Ascendant is no match for the Magog Worldship which it encounters twice, one when Seamus Harper accidentally unlocks a rogue Rommie programme. The second time they encounter the Magog is when they discover that a group of peaceful have made a peace treaty with the Magog but it is nothing but a trick for the Magog to locate Arkology and attack.
The ship has three avatars of Rommie, an onscreen version, a holographic form and a robot form which was built by Seamus Harper. The name Andromeda comes from the constellation Andromeda which is also the name of a galaxy that is on a collision course with our own galaxy, the milky way. Don't go loosing any sleep over it, the collision will not have for billions of years.
In the fifth series, Lexa Doig who played Rommie was unable to appear full-time due to being pregnant at the time. Seamus Harper built a replacement android, Doyle. Doyle was able to control different aspects of the craft which the Andromeda's personality didn't like and tried to shut Doyle out.
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|Best Si-Fi series I've ever watched.Would have been nice to have an aftermath episode to the destruction of the abbyss. A lot of loose ends needed tying up, maybe as a movie sequel or a mini-series.|
|Andromeda is the best too bad its over but its still a great show|
|The Andromeda Ascendant is THE most powerful ship in the known worlds. This show is without a doubt the best series ever.|
|Nice spaceship! I like the avatar and hologram and video image in one single person concept. It would make a terriffic comedy material.|
|Nothing as Andromeda... The great sci-fi serie|
|I've been trying for too long to find a full version of the "ATKOLOGY THEME" song, It absolutely moves me. Can you give any clues as to how to get a copy. Best Regards, Zoltan|
|I love Andromeda Ascendant, but someone started that she is the strongest ship in the known universe, properly lack of sleep but isn't their an episode where, the person who plays doctor daniel jackson is a HighGuard ship which is alot stronger than andromeda|
|Ballance of Justice|
|Andromeda is the best scifi show i have ever seen!!!!!! it even rivals my devotion to stargate luckly its written by some of the same wrighters and has one of the same directors and i love my Slipstream edition ohhh such a good deal!!! Brilliant actors too, Ohhh and me too with the "ATKOLOGY THEME" song, i cant find it anywere SUCH A GREAT PEICE.|
|wny cant they remake it>_<|
|I found that sci-fi franchise satisfying in many ways. I would like to have a source for some of the music used in the series. Does anyone know of any attempts to make new episodes or a movie or something for those of use who found the show so satisfying? I don't think I'm in much of a minority.|
|nice site, I was wondering if anyone knew if they made this from a book ? my son was wondering this and I can't seem to find out any information on this subject.|