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Sci Fi Sunday: The Matrix 20 Years Later…

Most people have had moments where they doubt their surroundings. Where they look all around them and wonder what they feel, what they experience is actually real. Or if it’s all an illusion. What would we do if we learned that everything we know was a lie. The world we knew may not be perfect, but it’s stable, reliable. Imagine being told that underneath that it was an illusion maskin...[Read More]

Star Trek Online Launches the Discovery-Style Constitution

In all the Star Trek franchise there is no ship more iconic, more storied and more loved than the Enterprise. Repackaged and redesigned for a new era, the Enterprise was both a new and familiar sight when it arrived in Discovery’s season one cliffhanger and since it arrived, Star Trek Online players have been chomping at the bit to find out when they could get hold of the new ship to lead th...[Read More]

Diversity and Inclusion in Star Trek

Sovereign’s Sam Lewis (right) and their wife, Claire. Diversity and Inclusion in Star Trek June marks Pride month, celebrating diversity and inclusivity in the LGBT+ community. Star Trek has had mixed success with representation of LGBT+ individuals despite being otherwise representative of other minorities such as people of colour and those with a disability. Despite these hiccups the endur...[Read More]

Raising a Glass to the Fathers of the Future

Darting from planet to planet, discovering the unknown, Star Trek has shown that relationships are a struggle when your main focus is on exploring the unknown. Yet beyond the great adventure, one of the most complex relationships shown on screen have been between parents and their children. Family drama is one of televisions most loved tropes and Star Trek has mined that particular well more than ...[Read More]

Star Trek Online 101: Research & Develpment (Comms)

R&D, or crafting as it is more commonly referred too, is perhaps one the most under used and least understood aspects of the game. During a conversation with a number of players recently I asked the question how many actually used the crafting system, and none of those that were present used it all. When I asked why, the replies I received ranged from don’t understand it to why bother when you...[Read More]

Star Trek’s Most Shocking Moments… (Comms Highlights)

Since the first series of Star Trek in 1966, the franchise has gone on to become one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises in history. Each series has delivered new surprises, discoveries and bold revelations, alongside its beloved characters and traits that are echoed throughout popular culture, over 50 years later. With stories of exploration, both of space and of ourse...[Read More]

Age of Discovery: A New Era of Content Delivery from Star Trek Online (Comms Highlights)

Ever since the introduction of Star Trek Discovery, players of Star Trek Online were eager to see the show’s content drop into the game so they could immerse themselves in the new vision of the 23rd century. Despite the general thought that such updates would be a while away, the STO team surprised their user base with an announcement that, despite a pretty hefty recent release of DS9 annive...[Read More]

Retro Review: Way of the Warrior (Comms Highlights)

Whenever you ask a DS9 fan where to start, the answer is rarely from the beginning. The first seasons of the show were good, sometimes great. The foundations were laid for a darker show than the flagship adventures of the Enterprise We had Federation turncoats in the Maquis; an uneasy peace between Bajor and their former oppressors in Cardassia; there was politics and religion crossing over on all...[Read More]

For The Uniform! The Motion Picture Era (Comms Highlights)

Starfleet’s wardrobe always seems to change. Different producers and designers always bring something new to the table, whether it’s a need to create a more militarised uniform, something nice and simple for a more real-world feel, or sometimes – just sometimes – space pyjamas. Last issue saw us chart the early half of 23rd Century, looking Starfleet style from the era of Robau and Geo...[Read More]

The Legacy of the Next Generation

Decades after the original crew launch their five year mission, 1987 introduced us to a new era of Star Trek as Captain Jean Luc Picard took centre stage of an all new Enterprise. The relaunch of the series was a bold move, replacing the lovable figures of the original crew with an all new cast, including an Android and a Klingon on the bridge! At the time it was a shocking change, but now for man...[Read More]

The Best of Trek!

On the build up to our latest issue of Comms, members of SFC Quadrant 2 taking part in our Facbeook group have been voting for the Best of Trek. Using fan created polls throughout the years and suggestions form members, the best and highest rated episodes of all five Trek series have been picked out and put into battle in a knockout tournament. Over the past week members have been asked to choose ...[Read More]

Agents of Yesterday

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Star Trek Online released their latest expansion, Agents of Yesterday; the tale of a 23rd century officer making their way to captain as they get caught up in a time travel adventure as part of the temporal cold war. I’ll admit, I wasn’t thrilled by the concept at first, especially knowing that Enterprise’s Agent Daniels would return ...[Read More]

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