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Introducing Ms Andromeda Ascendant

By Christian
May 27, 2000 - 11:42 PM

Lexa Doig - the Andromeda Ascendant. Picture courtesy Tribune Entertainment Company Don Lipper at Space.com has put up another of his weekly interviews with Robert Hewitt Wolfe, executive producer of 'Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda'. In the interview, Wolfe talks about the Andromeda Ascendant, the series' fully-sentient spaceship, and with a size of 3,000 feet quite possibly the biggest character to ever appear on television. This week, the second of production, the actress who portrays the ship, Lexa Doig, joined the crew for filming, after just wrapping the movie 'Friday the 13th, Part X'.

In the interview, Wolfe talks about what Doig will actually be doing in the series:

SC: This may seem like a weird question but is she going to be on camera?

RHW: Yes. Quite a bit. In many different ways.

SC: What do you mean?

RHW: She has several different modes when she interacts with the crew. One with basically her face on screen. One as a hologram, semi-transparent standing in various places around the ship. And then there's also Andromeda androids which do not look like Lexa, but have Lexa's voice. There's the voice of the ship itself, which is again Lexa's voice.

And then eventually there will be a human-looking solid body. But we don't have that yet for any of the shows that we've done so far. That will come along in time.

In the actual interview, Wolfe also talks about the Andromeda herself, including her ability to feel emotions, her relationship with captain Dylan Hunt, and how much more advanced she is than Data (she can use contractions). Find it all here.

Thanks go out to the Official 'Andromeda' site for this picture, which is of course copyrighted by Tribune Entertainment Company.

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