Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Andromedans
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Federation Commander News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
junior
Captain


Joined: 08 May 2007
Posts: 803

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their dialogue mentioned that they were from the Andromeda Galaxy, iirc.

In the Starfleet Universe, no one knows what an Andromedan is. The "marines" that the Andromedans use to initiate and defend against boarding actions are robotic, with a wide variety of shapes and sizes (so you can't point to one and say, "An Andromedan must look vaguely like that since all of their robots follow that general design."). There is only one known individual who has ever seen an Andromedan and lived, and it was a Starfleet Marine who doesn't remember the experience.

So the Andromedans might be the Kelvins (the mission of the Kelvins could easily fit within the overarching Andromedan strategy). Or they might not be.

We don't really know.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Barry Kirk
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Location: York, PA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to be persnickety, but the Andromeda galaxy is slightly larger than our own Milky Way but Andromeda is 2.52 Million Light years from us or about 25 times the diameter of the Milky Way itself.

That's a huge number... and it's a distance with very little in it. Almost no stars or other objects that could be used for re-supply along the way. The logistics for an invasion would be staggering.

One would think that the Andromedans would have completely dominated their own entire galaxy before attacking ours.

Of course, Federation intelligence only knows that the Andromedans arrived from the direction of Andromeda. They don't know if they conquered Andromedan from another more distant galaxy of origin.

Also, in the episode a "Rose by Any Other Name", the Andromedans claimed that they had created human bodies to inhabit, because the Enterprise couldn't be controlled by Andromedans in their natural form.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Barry Kirk
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Location: York, PA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And... to add fuel to the fire... The LMC is on one side of the Milky Way Galaxy and Andromeda is on the far side.

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

So, the Andromedans would have to have gone completely around the Milky Way to get to the LMC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4460
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry Kirk wrote:
...So, the Andromedans would have to have gone completely around the Milky Way to get to the LMC.

Or found a stable, wormhole that goes from Andromeda to LMC... then it's just a jump to the... Wink Milky Way!
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Barry Kirk
Lieutenant JG


Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Location: York, PA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam those pesky worm holes. Wink

Sadly, the TOS episode showed the Enterprise going directly to Andromeda at high warp speed. They said the trip would take 300 years.

Guess they forgot such things as fuel consumption... Surprised

LOL, oh well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Federation Commander News All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group