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This morning Esurance, one of Paramount’s Star Trek promotional partners, has just launched a new game on their Star Trek subsite (esurance.com/StarTrek). And hidden within the game are actual clues to related to the new Star Trek movie. Details [and spoilers] below.
Play ‘Erin’s Mission to Delta Vega’
Special Agent Erin Esurance is a character that Esurance uses in their TV and online advertising, and now their hero is taking on Trek. The game, designed by W!ildbrain studios, puts Erin on a mission to locate missing Starfleet Officer Keenser while fighting off hostile alien life forms on the planet Delta Vega (a planet first seen in the pilot for Star Trek "Where No Man has Gone Before").
Game gives clues to new Star Trek movie
And by playing the game, you may learn something about the film….
TrekMovie.com has been told that the content in the game is from the actual movie. So when you combine these tidbits from the game, including some of the names, with previous reporting (like the 20 minute preview), we get a clearer picture of a portion of the movie. Firstly ‘Delta Vega’ is a real location in the film itself, and in fact we have already seen it, described as the ‘frozen planet’ or ‘the ice planet.’
Kirk on Delta Vega
And TrekMovie is also told that the monsters in the game are also in the movie.
…we have already seen one of them
And here is that second Delta Vega resident in the Star Trek trailer
[EVEN MORE DELTA VEGA SPOILERS]
And the new tidbits in the game, help us put some names on previously reported spoilers…
In the Star Trek movie at some point Spock (Quinto) will be in command of the USS Enterprise, while Capt. Pike is being held captive by Nero on the Romulan ship, the Narada. For some reason Spock decides that ‘cadet Kirk’ should not continue to remain on the mission and will drop him off (eject him in an escape pod) on Delta Vega, where Kirk will face some obstacles, fight a monster or two, and eventually meet the elder Spock (Nimoy) and Scotty, who has been stationed there as a punishment for making Admiral Archer’s pet Beagle disappear in a transporter accident. Scotty’s only companion is an alien called Keenser. The elder Spock, who has traveled back in time, will then give Scotty his own formula from the future to help him and Kirk do a special long-distance beam back to the USS Enterprise, which has warped away.
Spock in Scotty’s lab on Delta Vega
Delta Vega – Star Trek’s first strange new world
Including Delta Vega in the Star Trek movie is a big call back to the (second) pilot for Star Trek, "Where no Man Has Gone Before." The episode depicts Delta Vega as a desolate uninhabited planet, located near the galactic barrier and home of a lithium cracking station that is visited every couple decades by ore ships. After arriving at Delta Vega, Captain Kirk attempts to abandon his friend Gary Mitchell there after Mitchell starts transforming into a megalomaniac with super-powers. So apparently Delta Vega is Starfleet’s ‘go to place’ for marooning trouble makers.
Delta Vega from orbit (from non-remastered TOS)
Delta Vega cracking station (from remastered TOS)
Play the ‘Mission to Delta Vega’ game now to have fun and learn more about Star Trek at esurance.com/StarTrek.