Re: (Idea) Interprise goes Andromeda!
Then it bad. Because what we need is a fresh galaxy, so the story can goes to anywhere without any restriction.
I wouldn't let one TOS episode, with minimal information about Andromeda, put you off using it in the story.
Though there are smaller galaxies that are closer to us than Andromeda.
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).