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Author: Teala

Star Trek - Latest Movie and What It Could Mean for Star Trek Online

Posted by Teala Wednesday February 4 2009 at 3:55AM
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On May 8th of 2009, Star Trek fans will once again go where no one has gone before and this time is no exception.  I dunno about the anyone else, but I for one am kinda looking forward to this step back in time to see the crew of the Enterprise in a new light - the beginning.   JJ Abrams, director/producer of such films/TV shows, as Cloverfield, Lost, Alias and many others is taking us back...back to the beginning of it all.   What will we find?  I think we'll all be in for a pleasant surprise, because from the looks of things that we've all ready seen in movie trailers, interviews, and such, he is doing his best to stay within the Star Trek universe as it was envisioned by Gene Roddenberry, yet making it look more up to date in the visual aspects.

After reading tons and tons of previews, interviews and getting my hands on every little scrap of info I can, it seems that all the characters we know and love are here Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban), Lt. Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Spock (Zachary Quinto) , Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), Chekov (Anton Yelchin),  and yes Cpt.  James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine).   Of all the new people playing the parts of these well known names I understand just one Chris Pine kinda missed his mark when it comes to playing Cpt. Kirk.   Let's face it, Pine has some big shoes to fill when it comes to playing one of the best known sci-fi captains of TV and movies so whether this is true or not, I do not really know, I am only passing on what I have read elsewhere from people who have all ready had a look at the film.   As for the rest of the cast, it turns out that most of the others slip right into character as if they were born to play the parts - could this mean we could see a rebirth of the old, original show - just with new people playing the parts?   Now that might be pretty cool if you ask me.

Chris Pine, as a young up and coming,  Cpt. James T. Kirk

I for one am seriously looking forward to seeing this new film.   It looks like it might be as exciting as the trailers make it look like it is going to be.

Zoe Saldana as Lt. Nyota Uhura

Bridge of the updated Enterprise

Zachary Quinto  as Spock

Now how does this movie even garner a spot in a blog that is geared toward MMORPG's?  Well, in the near future, we gamers will have the opportunity to play in a virtual Star Trek Universe online.   My question is, how will this movie impact the vibe about the game being developed by Cryptic Studios?  Will this movie help promote the online game and bring Trekkers to the online gaming genre, bringing yet more virgin gamers to our fold?  I think it might.   I think if this movie is as good as I think it is going to be, it might very well swell the ranks of online gamers by a couple hundred thousand...if Cryptic does their job right and delivers the kind of game we know they are capable of producing.  

Is this a good thing?

That depends.   Because what if Cryptic totally blows this?   This could set the genre back even further then it has all ready been set back by such flops as Age of Conan, Warhammer and so many others.   Cryptic is going to have to do their homework about why these games failed miserably, and then try to avoid the same mistakes that Funcom, Mythic and others made with their games.  Star Trek is a huge franchise, with very fanatic and die-hard fans.   If Cryptic fails to deliver what the fans of this IP could really hurt the MMORPG genre and make it harder for others to obtain funding in the future for the development of other MMORPG's...and I seriously doubt if gamers of this genre would like to see that happen.

If Cryptic succeeds, then the MMORPG genre gains more fans and it'll make it easier for future developers to get funding for their own projects.

So the ball is in Cryptic's court.   Now let's see what kind of serve they've really got.

Side Note:  Check out the incredible official website of the new Star Trek movie.   It is sleek in its design and very easy to bad our internet browsers aren't set up to be more like this website...because I was truly impressed with it.

Official Star Trek Movie Website  <<< clicky

Website Home Page Fullscreen

Check out the sleek navigation controls.

DeaconX writes:

Well written Teala :) - While I've never been a HUGE Star Trek fan, I do consider myself a fan and am looking forward to checking out the movie.  I'm especially looking forward to the Orbital Dive scene... something I've always wanted to do...

Wed Feb 04 2009 5:33AM Report
Zayne3145 writes:

Simon Pegg as Scotty is reason enough for me to watch the film.

I'll give the game a shot too should it release.

Wed Feb 04 2009 6:28AM Report
axlezero writes:

This movie actually looks really good, at least from the previews i've seen.

Wed Feb 04 2009 8:10AM Report
Sargoth writes:

It seems like a good game but I'm tired of waiting for MMO's to release.  The last few have failed miserably and I don't want to think about a game now till I'm drooling over the box as I drive home with it. 


Wed Feb 04 2009 8:34AM Report
sm8900 writes:

one does anyone build a starship the size of an aircraft carrier...on a planet's surface? why would anyone do that? the cost of then transporting it into space would be prohibitive. does make for a great picture though. thanks.



Wed Feb 04 2009 10:23AM Report
Tails1 writes:

the starship launches itself off the planet

Wed Feb 18 2009 6:39PM Report
Bunglermoose writes:

"one does anyone build a starship the size of an aircraft carrier...on a planet's surface? why would anyone do that? the cost of then transporting it into space would be prohibitive"


We're also talking about a universe in which faster than light speed is not only possible, it's an everyday occurance. Aliens seem to all speak English with no observable translation devices. People go back in time to mammal-nap humpback whales to avoid planetary destruction.

I find it interesting which details folks choose to nitpick. ;)

Sat Feb 21 2009 11:40AM Report
TheGrue writes:

I guess i'll have to be the doomsayer here but i have no faith in the upcoming movie, the alternative timeline story makes me want to gag and i find little reason to update the Enterprise to the point it is looks more futuristic than Voyager does, the actors are fine and can play the roles well imo, but everything surrounding it is just wrong.

As for the above topics on the Enterprise being built on Earth, the orginal USS Enterprise was built in San Fancisco, at least there keeping that on track.

Thu Feb 26 2009 11:56PM Report
Darksec writes:

Film was awesome and im glad of the new time line so all can be different, well most. Movie of the year for me by a country mile

Tue Jul 21 2009 6:17PM Report writes:
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