Star Trek game gets golden throats

This summer, Bethesda Softworks revealed that Star Trek: Legacy would cover the far-future eras spanned by all five Star Trek television series--the original Star Trek (spanning the years AD 2265 to 2269), Star Trek: The Next Generation (AD 2364 to 2369), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (AD 2369 to 2375), Star Trek: Voyager (AD 2371 to 2376), and the prequel Star Trek: Enterprise (AD 2151 to 2155). The news had barely hit when speculation began as to whether the actors from these series would lend their voices and likenesses to the game.

Today, those questions were answered with a resounding "Yes." Bethesda today announced that the lead actors for all five series have joined the voice cast for the Xbox 360 and PC game. William Shatner will reprise his role as Star Trek's swaggering Captain James T. Kirk, while Patrick Stewart will once again polish off the pate of The Next Generaton's Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Avery Brooks will return as Deep Space Nine's Captain/Commander Benjamin Sisko, and Kate Mulgrew will don the unitard of Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway. Last--and in some fans' estimations, least--Scott Bakula will make the quantum leap back into the uniform of Enterprise's Captain Jonathan Archer.

As outlined in GameSpot's recent preview, Star Trek: Legacy is a space combat sim that will cast players as a Starfleet admiral commanding a task force of vessels through large- and small-scale battles. It will feature more than 60 vessels culled from the entire Trek timeline (AD 2151 to 2376), including Klingon birds of prey and Romulan warbirds. The game is being developed by Mad Doc Software (Star Trek: Armada II) and is set for release in the fall.

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