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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Did Q really think Cadet Qaylan wouldn't succeed in saving the Righteous? Or did he just say so in order to save face in front of a bunch of humans, making them think he didn't care one way or another whether they lived or died?
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Sans Q, all of the characters, including the protagonist, are exceedingly generic and undeveloped, except for Ensign Anastasia Targus, who has a decently dense backstory, a drug addiction induced by Cardassian torture, a head-implant that can interface with the Borg, a surprisingly chipper personality despite it all, and even a stand-outish name. It makes one wonder if she was originally intended to be a character on one of the canon series. The fact that she's alive and transported ten years into the future at the end practically puts her on a silver platter for fanfic writers; only this game's obscure nature can explain why no Trekkie writers have taken the opportunity yet.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The people from Temporal Investigations are going to have a panic attack when they find out what Q and Cadet Furlong did. Working together they manage to take a ship and it's entire crew out of temporal sync with the rest of the universe by ten years.
    • The end of the game seems to take place at around the same time as Star Trek: First Contact, and the Capitan makes a big speech about how their going to go to earth to help. But by the time the Righteous gets to earth, the battle will probably be over already.
    • Q's comment about "Renew myself in some alternate reality" would find a level of significance a decade later.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Starfleet Command is portrayed as unjust for not allowing Qaylan to participate in the defense against the Borg attack. However, considering he's still a cadet with zero field experience it makes sense.
    • Q, virtually every time he makes a criticism, he has some valid points.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most players are just interested in watching Q Ham and Cheese everything up.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Q, for setting up the entire scenario.
  • Narm: Some of the dialogue sounds wooden and stilted.
    • The three leads Secret Handshake can come across as a bit cheesy.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • The Righteous doesn't really look like an Excelsior class ship on the inside away from the bridge (which was a redress of the Excelsior bridge built for the Voyager episode "Flashback"), as a result of using the Voyager sets for all scenes aboard ship.


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