Heartlessness is a virtue
- Sep 16, 2005
Worf: "Sir, I recommend you continue to draw breath."
Funny how this thread pops just as i'm going through a TNG re-watch. I'm currently on the 2 parter Times Arrow. Still don't care for this story arc. Season 5 is full of great episodes though. Forgot how how the chick in The Perfect Mate was.
I don't know if anyone's really been talking about this (because I hadn't heard of it until a chance look on a magazine cover), but apparently there's a new game in the works based on the alternate-timeline Star Trek movie. It appears (at this early stage) to be a third-person shooter/co-op strategy game where Kirk and Spock pick-up weapons and blow the shit out of things.
That's right. And it's still called "Star Trek."
Apparently, starships are inferior to away teams, and bridge officers are sent to every planet in the galaxy with expressed orders to kick-ass. Now, that would bother me a lot if I wanted alternate-timeline Star Trek to be like regular-timeline Star Trek, but the more it tries to be different, the better, as recycling characters is something they've already chosen to do, but setting and style can differ so greatly from the original that they're no longer comparable.
There's probably no Prime Directive in this timeline, anyway.
Sounds a lot like the mirror universe. Say what you will about Enterprise, but their two-parter about the origins of the Mirror Universe timeline --especially the opening sequence which is a redo of the end of First Contact, is a hoot.
EDIT: here's the sequence
Truth be told, I sometimes wonder if I enjoy Star Trek's mirror universe more than the 'regular' universe, simply because it offers a more-distrustful personality and places characters in situations where they are less-concerned with making the 'right' decisions.Sounds a lot like the mirror universe.
I'm interested in what you have to say about Star Trek: Fleet Captains, Lagduf, because my local game store has continued to stock the game while ending their replenishments of Star Fleet Battles and Federation & Empire. Clearly, something must be going right with this, but... is it just a simple board game, or what?
I got some batteries for my camera and I'm getting a new gaming table soon so I'll take some proper pics of this epic Star Trek game soon.
This is probably the dumbest question I could ask, but do you have a gang of people that you get together and play these with? Or is it one of those things where you used to play a lot and don't now but might later, or want to collect?
Not hating, just honestly curious..
Interesting, never heard of a single player board game.
I'm not familiar with these at all. I used to hit up a comic shop every month or two and when I'd visit, there would occasionally be people playing some sort of board game. It was probably done on certain nights or something and I'd just happen to drop in. They seemed to be having fun, but I've never actually known anyone that played (aside from the usual kid board games, etc). I'll have to track down some rules and try to get a feel.