Unstrung was transported back to his youth today (Stardate 1972) when news of some Star Trek games development landed in his intray (see Starship Enterprise Apps). William Shatner in a corset, Leonard Nimoy's pointy lugs, the mindless deaths of hundreds of extras, and Lt. Uhuru falling on her bum -- how sweet the memories.
But times have changed. The characters are different, the plotlines updated and even more meaningless. And the Vulcan Mind Meld is now better known as a mixture of Bacardi and ouzo. Bones would certainly not have approved. ("Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bartender!")
One question lingers, however. When these games finally allow their players to boldly go where no games player has gone before, will their devices -- whether they be phones, PDAs, or phasers -- need to be powered by dilithium crystals to work properly? Why, that would surely be logical, Captain.
— Ray Le Maistre, European Editor, Unstrung