History Trivia / StarTrekOnline

5th May '16 5:31:18 PM Blazer
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** For the sixth anniversary, the Featured Episode "Time and Tide" was released, continuing the Temporal Cold War-based storyline.
25th Mar '16 3:20:29 PM Wyldchyld
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/ZacharyQuinto, a.k.a. [[Film/StarTrek Neo-Spock]], now provides the voice for the EMH Mark ''VI'', and will provide some narration for the tutorials.
** Leonard Nimoy as the general narrator. He'll be [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Mr. Freakin' Spock]], too. (The very first thing he says is to explain why that makes no damn sense, since the major changes he exposits happened after he left the main timeline.)
** Chase Masterson returns as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Leeta]] (Well, a hologram of her anyway, but still), Michael Dorn reprises his role as [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ambassador]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Worf]] (See IKnewIt below), Denise Crosby makes a comeback as [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lt. Tasha Yar]] (and as Empress Sela in ''Legacy of Romulus''), and Tim Russ comes back as [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok.]]
** Popular voice actor Creator/CharlieAdler voices Ambassador S'tass. As a joke, [=CaptainGeko=] once stated that S'tass' voice actor was "Cobra Commander", a nod towards Adler's role as the Cobra leader in recent ''Franchise/GIJoe'' installments.
21st Feb '16 11:04:29 AM StarSword
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* DuelingGames: With ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', a fellow FreeToPlay MMO likewise based on a long-running soft science fiction franchise. ''STO'' came out first but ''TOR'' was in a more complete state at launch, though the gap has long since vanished and both games are profitable. ''TOR'' also later added multiplayer space combat, while ''STO'' remains the only major MMO to have fully supported both space and ground combat at launch. The FandomRivalry of their respective parent franchises is certainly there, though there are large numbers of gamers who unashamedly play both.

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* DuelingGames: With ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', a fellow FreeToPlay MMO likewise based on a long-running soft science fiction franchise. ''STO'' came out first but ''TOR'' was in a more complete state at launch, though the gap has long since vanished and both games are profitable. profitable. ''TOR'' also later added multiplayer space combat, while ''STO'' remains the only major MMO to have fully supported both space and ground combat at launch. launch. The FandomRivalry of their respective parent franchises is certainly there, though there are large numbers of gamers who unashamedly play both.



** In the Vaadwaurs' original ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E7DragonsTeeth Dragon's Teeth]]", Gaul was voiced by Creator/RoberKnepper. In ''Delta Rising'' his voice work is provided by Creator/LiamOBrien.

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** In the Vaadwaurs' original ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E7DragonsTeeth Dragon's Teeth]]", Gaul was voiced by Creator/RoberKnepper.Creator/RobertKnepper. In ''Delta Rising'' his voice work is provided by Creator/LiamOBrien.
21st Feb '16 11:00:35 AM StarSword
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* DuelingGames: With ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', a fellow FreeToPlay MMO likewise based on a long-running soft science fiction franchise. ''STO'' came out first but ''TOR'' was in a more complete state at launch, though the gap has long since vanished and both games are profitable. ''TOR'' also later added multiplayer space combat, while ''STO'' remains the only major MMO to have fully supported both space and ground combat at launch. The FandomRivalry of their respective parent franchises is certainly there, though there are large numbers of gamers who unashamedly play both.



** Largely averted, mostly because the game's older content was largely unvoiced, but since JamesDoohan had passed away well before production of the game started, a replacement voice had to be brought in for [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQa8yerXRs The Guardian of Forever]]]], and his accent slips through quite often.

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** Largely averted, mostly because the game's older content was largely unvoiced, but since JamesDoohan Creator/JamesDoohan had passed away well before production of the game started, a replacement voice had to be brought in for [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQa8yerXRs The Guardian of Forever]]]], and his accent slips through quite often.



** Due to Cryptic getting SAG-certified, many voices will be swapped out for new ones. The first confirmed is Lian [=McIntyre=], who will replace Jon St. John as Chancellor J'mpok.

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** Due to Cryptic getting SAG-certified, many voices will be swapped out for new ones. The first confirmed is Lian [=McIntyre=], who will replace Jon St. John Creator/JonStJohn as Chancellor J'mpok.J'mpok.
** In the Vaadwaurs' original ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E7DragonsTeeth Dragon's Teeth]]", Gaul was voiced by Creator/RoberKnepper. In ''Delta Rising'' his voice work is provided by Creator/LiamOBrien.
1st Nov '15 8:14:49 AM StarSword
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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest went massively pear-shaped: There were multiple accusations of plagiarism, and of discrimination by Cryptic since non-US residents were barred from the contest (several entered anyway, including a couple who ended up as front-runners in the polls). And then [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], the ''Odyssey''-class. The resulting InternetBackdraft pretty much guaranteed that contests like that would never happen again. At least for a few years anyway, as Cryptic returned to this during the Fall of 2015 in an attempt to design the first Federation carrier.

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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest went massively pear-shaped: There were multiple accusations of plagiarism, and of discrimination by Cryptic since non-US residents were barred from the contest (several entered anyway, including a couple who ended up as front-runners in the polls). And then [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], the ''Odyssey''-class. The resulting InternetBackdraft pretty much guaranteed that player-submission contests like that would never happen again. At least for a few years anyway, as Cryptic returned to this during the Fall of (The 2015 in an attempt to design the first Federation carrier.carrier contest involved Cryptic-created designs.)


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* WordOfGod: The dev team often tweets about stuff they intended to come across in-game but that wasn't actually stated, such as Akira Sulu's current (as of ''Legacy of Romulus'') position in Starfleet (he's the actual CO of Earth Spacedock; Admiral Quinn just has his offices there). [=ThomasTheCat=] also confirmed something about the Odyssey uniform color scheme that was implied in-game but not actually stated in the color guide he put out, that Starfleet Intelligence personnel have their own divisional color, black.
5th Oct '15 10:36:39 PM Blazer
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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest went massively pear-shaped: There were multiple accusations of plagiarism, and of discrimination by Cryptic since non-US residents were barred from the contest (several entered anyway, including a couple who ended up as front-runners in the polls). And then [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], the ''Odyssey''-class. The resulting InternetBackdraft pretty much guaranteed that contests like that would never happen again.

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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest went massively pear-shaped: There were multiple accusations of plagiarism, and of discrimination by Cryptic since non-US residents were barred from the contest (several entered anyway, including a couple who ended up as front-runners in the polls). And then [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], the ''Odyssey''-class. The resulting InternetBackdraft pretty much guaranteed that contests like that would never happen again. At least for a few years anyway, as Cryptic returned to this during the Fall of 2015 in an attempt to design the first Federation carrier.
28th Sep '15 9:24:00 AM StarSword
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** In ''Delta Rising'', "Vaads" for the Vaadwaur, a term that's also used InUniverse among Ten Forward's fan fiction writers as a way of NicknamingTheEnemy.

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** In ''Delta Rising'', "Vaads" for the Vaadwaur, a term that's also used InUniverse among Ten Forward's fan fiction writers as a way of NicknamingTheEnemy. Ditto "Zombies" for the Kobali (who reproduce by converting corpses into more Kobali).
18th Sep '15 4:57:17 PM Mitchz95
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** After the fiasco in "Broken Circle" where he tried to ZergRush ''the freaking Herald Sphere'' for no adequately explained reason besides "glorious battle", Captain Kagran from the KDF got renamed "Zapp Kagran" after [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zapp Brannigan]].

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** After the fiasco in "Broken Circle" where he tried to ZergRush ''the freaking Herald Sphere'' for no adequately explained reason besides "glorious battle", Sphere'', Captain Kagran from the KDF got renamed "Zapp Kagran" after [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zapp Brannigan]].
18th Sep '15 4:35:33 AM StarSword
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** After the fiasco in "Broken Circle" where he tried to ZergRush ''the freaking Herald Sphere'' for no adequately explained reason besides "glorious battle", Captain Kagran from the KDF got renamed "Zapp Kagran" after [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zapp Brannigan]].
26th Jul '15 4:50:11 PM StarSword
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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, when fans blew up over the aftermath of the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest, in which [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], they pretty much ensured that contests like that would never happen again.

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** For awhile, Cryptic used to have contests involving ships and their designs/names. However, when fans blew up over the aftermath of the "Choose the Next ''Enterprise''" contest, contest went massively pear-shaped: There were multiple accusations of plagiarism, and of discrimination by Cryptic since non-US residents were barred from the contest (several entered anyway, including a couple who ended up as front-runners in which the polls). And then [[ExecutiveMeddling CBS vetoed the fan-picked winner in favor of a design that wasn't even in the Top 20]], they the ''Odyssey''-class. The resulting InternetBackdraft pretty much ensured guaranteed that contests like that would never happen again.
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