Star Trek Games: The Star Trek Online MMPORG, video games, board games, slot machines and more
Since the first season of Star Trek, we’ve had games to simulate the adventures of the starship Enterprise. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to imagine crisscrossing a quarter of the galaxy, boldly going where no one has gone before? Even if it did all begin with a bunch of cardboard, dice and plastic tokens…
April 19: Actress Elinor Donahue ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," "Father Knows Best") is 83. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 78. Actor Tim Curry is 74Source: timescolonist.com
On the final day of C2E2, for one day only, fans were treated to an hour of the Star Trek Enterprise's greatest captainSource: bleedingcool.com
Sometimes it’s fun to imagine what ifSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
According to The Hollywood Reporter, GameMaster "places 12 amateur, aspiring esports athletes under one roof where they will live together and compete for a $100,000 grand prizeSource: cbr.com
Taking MMO customization to new levels, an intrepid Star Trek Online player was found with his entire away team carefully created as the Justice League… plus Spider-ManSource: screenrant.com
Fair play, Star Trek Online, you've got meSource: space.com
Star Trek: Picard is the second new Star Trek series to debut on CBS All AccessSource: comicbook.com
Wil Wheaton has a new enterpriseSource: wired.com
While Trekkies worldwide exult in the return of Jeri Ryan to "Star Trek: Picard," the actor is also coming back to "Star Trek Online" — a long-running game in theSource: space.com
Star Trek: Picard is the eighth TV show (yes, we included The Animated Series) in a franchise that also includes twelve movies and several Short TreksSource: digitalspy.com
A photograph from the set of Star Trek: Picard shows both Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner taking a short break together while dressed in their classic Star Trek: The NextSource: screenrant.com
One of the most essential pieces of the Star Trek: Picard puzzle actually happens off-screen, and to fully understand it, you have to travel back in time about tenSource: denofgeek.com
In a shocking turn of events, the very first content from the new Star Trek: Picard series has already hit the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing video game StarSource: comicbook.com
Patrick Stewart is set to return to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in the new series Star Trek: PicardSource: comicbook.com
The 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards nominations were announced, with Watchmen, Supergirl and Batwoman scoring nominations in the television categoriesSource: cbr.com
Star Trek is a franchise that has existed since the '60s, and in that time the universe has done nothing but expand, making it one of the most prominent science-Source: screenrant.com
With all the films opening in 2019 now out or opening tomorrow, MetacriticSource: darkhorizons.com
Hulu is kicking off the new decade by adding a veritable ton of films to their streaming library, as well as some classic TV series and new episodes of currentSource: collider.com
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now available for Oculus Quest. The game was previously available for the Oculus Rift Platform and has now spread to another deviceSource: comicbook.com
Star Trek’s René Auberjonois lost the fight against cancer earlier today, December 8, 2019Source: thenerdstash.com
Back in July, Wines That Rock revealed a pair of limited edition wines from Star Trek, both being released ahead of PicardSource: bleedingcool.com
Dorothy Catherine Fontana, the legendary television writer better known by her gender-hiding nom de plume, D.CSource: denofgeek.com
Veteran writer Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana passed away at the age of 80 in Los Angeles on MondaySource: bleedingcool.com
Volume 2 of the Star Trek: Voyager soundtrack collection from La-La Land Records will be released tomorrow, December 3Source: trektoday.com
Star Trek: Picard is going to voyage into the future of the Star Trek universe with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean-Luc PicardSource: comicbook.com
Wikipedia lists three board games simply called “Star Trek” in the 1970s as TOS entered syndication and the ST collective began slowly assimilating fans, but along with the franchise itself didn’t really hit warp speed until the release of The Motion Picture. Milton Bradley’s game based on TMP was a top-seller; the company released a game based on seizing power within the Klingon Empire thereafter. Plus, in the post Star Wars-marketing universe, Star Trek entered the lands of pinball machines and casino slot machines.
The early 1980s saw the rise and brief cultural domination of IGT Star Trek slot games, had a few titles in this genre; speaking (writing?) as one who was there, however, the shoot ’em ups that these games inevitably became just never felt right – they weren’t *Star Trek* enough, you know?
With the explosion of ST TV programming in the late 1980s/90s, each series got its own board games, trivia games, UNO games for Cochrane’s sake. For gamers, this truly was the golden age of Star Trek games…
…until, of course, the personal computer could realistically be a household device. And then the internet. Seemingly 1,000 Star Trek-based games have hit the market in the 2000s and 10s, many featuring cast members of the various series. Most notable among the lot is the Star Trek Online MMORPG; first launched in 2012, its popularity remains high and upgrades seem to be released more and more often as further worlds are opened in official canon.
The point: Star Trek games come in many flavors and boast a history running fully parallel with the entire franchise. For example, the famous American slot maker, IGT has created for you, Star Trek fans a series of Star Trek slot machines, which you can find online and in Vegas. For the online game, check SlotsFree.com. For news and other information on Star Trek games and gaming, keep you eyes on this space for regular updates!