Fifty years ago today the very first episode of Star Trek aired. In “The Man Trap,” viewers saw Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew battle a shapeshifting alien attempting to steal the salt in their bodies, which of course would kill them. (Spoiler Alert: The crew survives and the mission continues… otherwise we probably wouldn’t be publishing this article!) Reviews of the episode were mixed. For what it’s worth, I like it.
Most people, including many in the cast and crew, expected the show to last only a season or two and to be nothing more than a footnote in television history. As they say, the rest is history. The Star Trek franchise is now valued in the billions of dollars and a cultural phenomenon that permeates many sectors, including the simming and online role playing community that we’re all a part of. Just imagine, for a moment, simming without Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry surely could not have foreseen all of this!
A trailer has been released for the new Star Trek series, which now has a name “Discovery”. And if you think that name sounds familiar, there’s a Star Trek roleplaying game called Discovery as part of the Star Trek Borderlands community. Here’s what their Discovery looks like:
In 2009, J. J. Abrams and a crew of talented actors relaunched the Star Trek franchise with a vengeance, wowing fans with sumptuous special effects, fast-paced action and reimaginations of the Original Series characters that left fans wondering if the two casts had some kind of mental link. Continue reading Anton Yelchin’s top 5 moments as Ensign Chekov
Nobody really cares what your character looks like…
This is harsh, but true. In a writing game, we all imagine what your character looks like. If you insist that they are attractive, leave a few details and then move on to the action. Your readers will fill in with how they imagine the character to look and be depending on their own definitions of attractive. Continue reading Nobody really cares what your character looks like…
In 2015 we lost Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock from Star Trek. Although we don’t have many Star Trek games on OngoingWorlds (the ones we have are here), there are many fans among us, and the Star Trek universe still thrives in so many online roleplaying games. Below are some of the best quotes by Spock, which really make you think.
This article was written for us by A.S. Williamson, about the new Star Trek Victory game which launches soon. We don’t normally post articles that are adverts for games, but I thought this showed an insight on roleplaying which was quite interesting. – Onion
I’ve always been fascinated by Star Trek’s vision of the future