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Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips & Bob Picardo Join Star Trek Online: Delta Rising September 2, 2014

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Cryptic is adding more Star Trek: Voyager stars to their upcoming Delta Rising expansion for Star Trek Online. Today they announced Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips and Robert Picardo are now on board, adding their voices to the game, bringing the total to five Voyager stars. Details below.

Ryan, Phillips and Picardo Join ‘Delta Rising’

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STAR TREK ONLINE WELCOMES FAMILIAR FACES WITH DELTA RISING

Star Trek: Voyager Cast Members Join the Largest Content Update to Date

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 2, 2014 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced the addition of three actors from Star Trek: Voyager who will be joining the current cast of in-game characters in Star Trek Online: Delta Rising. In continuation with the Voyager theme of Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will join Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) to reprise their characters from Voyager when Star Trek Online: Delta Rising launches later this fall.

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Set 32 years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising will bring players into the Delta Quadrant – a mysterious region of space recently made easily accessible through an ancient Iconian gateway. As players explore uncharted worlds and interact with alien species, they will partner with well-known crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to investigate an unknown enemy presence.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship or become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus, added the option for players to rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, please visit the official website at: www.startrekonline.com.

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Comments

1. Who cares - September 2, 2014

Nice to see that you guys get this story up right away. Never expected to see Jeri Ryan coming back in, all the earlier reports indicated she would be too expensive to get in the game, so her being there is big news.

2. Phil - September 2, 2014

Star Trek Into Catsuit

3. Commodore Adams - September 2, 2014

7 of mine

I love the contact updates and expansions to STO. BEST STAR TREK GAME EVER!

4. Phil - September 2, 2014

34 of D

I’m so ashamed….

5. Silvereyes - September 2, 2014

2 and 4, somebody needs a cold shower…

6. Bill Peters - September 2, 2014

So Cool!

7. Marja - September 2, 2014

Why do computer-generated characters always seem to look like bad fan art?

8. Luke Forester - September 3, 2014

32 years later, and Kim is only a Lieutenant?

9. LogicalLeopard - September 3, 2014

I think 7 of 9 was one of the reasons I started watching Voyager again. No, not for the way she looks. But because she was hands down one of the best characters in Trek. Throughout the different series, there have always been the non-human characters who in some ways flirt with humanity – Spock, Data, Odo, the Doctor, and Seven. I think the ones that come off the best (in my opinion, that is) are the ones who aren’t obsessed with becoming human and are comfortable with who they are. Like Spock, the best of the bunch, who took allusions to his humanity as an insult. Data was so busy trying to be human that he didn’t really embrace what he was. Odo was Odo, and didn’t try too hard. The Doctor and Seven were at their best when they fully embraced their potential and who they were. I didn’t like some of the Seven storylines where she attempted to become more human in an overt fashion, like her dumb romance with Chakotay. I liked the little lessons in humanity she accrued as the series went on and she grew with.

Eh, well, on that note. I like the game too, even though I spent more time talking about Seven.

10. Joseph - September 3, 2014

@8
Actually those white shoulders on his uniform in the second picture denote starship command with the new uniform code, so at the very least he’s a Captain. I know the Rhode Island class is in the game, so I wonder if that might be his ship…

11. Who cares - September 3, 2014

@8. Harry is going to be a Captain, that was announced in an earlier “Dev Blog”, they even announced the name of his ship.

12. Phil - September 3, 2014

@7. Well, because they usually are bad fan art. If there is a constant with these games, the guys always are gritty and outfitted properly, and the women are always magnificently proportioned and outfitted in the tiniest gear possible.

13. Disinvited - September 3, 2014

# 8. Luke Forester – September 3, 2014

” 32 years later, and Kim is only a Lieutenant?” — Luke Forester

You have to remember he’s not the original Kim (He died.) but a duplicate and as was established in TNG with Tom Riker, duplicates are met with prejudice and doubt in the Federation. It didn’t help that Tom did everything in his power to feed those irrationalities, as well.

It also doesn’t help that if I recall correctly that this Kim also suffers from survivor’s guilt as his Voyager and its crew made the supreme sacrifice so that he, the baby, and the Voyager that won the lotto could go on.

14. Who cares - September 3, 2014

@Disinvited. The Harry Kim with survivors guilt was from the episode Timeless, which was the 100th episode of Voyager, and that timeline was eliminated. As I already mentioned the game developers have already announced that Harry Kim is going to be a starship captain when he is introduced to the game. Tuvok is an Admiral, Seven is the former head of Starfleet’s anti-Borg think tank, Neelix leads a Talaxian colony, I am not sure what the Doctor is up too, after he won his suit against Starfleet.

15. Who cares - September 3, 2014

PS. There is also a mission in the game that gives closure to the story of Thomas Riker.

16. Bill Peters - September 3, 2014

Actually, According to Cryptic on there Site, Harry Kim is Captain of the Rhode Island.

17. I am not Herbert - September 3, 2014

interesting… speaking of “simulations” ;-)

Physics Experiment Sets Out to Try and Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/space-hologram-experiment-two-dimensions_n_5726262.html

18. Cygnus-X1 - September 3, 2014

The CGI characters all look enough like their human counterparts except for Seven. That really does not look like Jeri Ryan’s face.

19. Who cares - September 3, 2014

@17. Nobody cares about stupid money wasting unscientific “experiments” performed by people with no grasp on reality.

20. Harry Ballz - September 3, 2014

Aw, c’mon, look at the image used for Seven of Nine.

If her tits were any bigger, she’d need a wheelbarrow!

21. Paul - September 4, 2014

One would think Seven could learn how to wear human clothes after all those years. Finally one thing she couldn’t adapt to. :P

Neelix looks spot on. The rest, though? Invasion of the potato people…

22. Cygnus-X1 - September 4, 2014

No complaints about Seven’s outfit from this end…

…”hands down” (or where ever they need to be)…

…Just her face, which doesn’t look like Jeri Ryan.

23. Disinvited - September 4, 2014

#14. Who cares – September 3, 2014

I was referring to this duplicate Kim from the 36th aired episode DEADLOCK:

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Deadlock_%28episode%29

24. LogicalLeopard - September 4, 2014

22 Cygnus-X1

Sure it doesn’t look like an aged Jeri Ryan? Looks like that to me. She’s what, in her late 50’s?

21. Paul

I think in the game storyline, Seven either joined or worked with Starfleet, then terminated that relationship when Starfleet started to put the Borg threat on the back burner. So, really, if she’s not wearing a uniform, why would she wear anything else than the catsuit? It serves a purpose, and she probably hasn’t developed a desire to wear anything else. Looks like she still has her Borg prosthetics underneath.

25. Patroclus - September 4, 2014

Looks like the designer/artist paid more attention to 7 of Knockers, uh,
I mean 7 of 9’s hooters than he did to her face.

@24. LogicalLeopard
“. . . It serves a purpose . . .”

I don’t remember that. Was there really ever a rational or excuse given for why she had to be in that suit? What was it? Thanks.

26. LogicalLeopard - September 5, 2014

25. Patrocius

For some reason, I thought it was because of all of the borgy parts she still had sticking out of her skin underneath her suit, like it helped heal the flesh or something….I can’t remember, because I wasn’t the biggest Voy fan. I started watching it during her seasons, but not regularly.

But when I said it serves a purpose, I mostly meant just covering her body. It doesn’t get in the way of her activity. There’s a leadup to the game called “The Path to 2409″, which is a series of writings cataloguing what happened each year. There are interviews with characters, and one of them is Seven of Nine. She doesn’t sound like she developed much more of a typical human personality since then, so she doesn’t sound like she developed a fashion sense.

As far as her face and chest, well, facewise I imagine it’s hard to get an exact duplicate anyway, but I think it’s a fair approximation given the fact that she’s aged. As far as her chest, I don’t really think it’s far off from how she looked on television, was it? It doesn’t look very big to me, and I don’t think it’s very big considering the proportions of some of the player characters in the game.

27. Herbert, Herbert! - September 6, 2014

The biggest problem with the character of Seven of Nine, by far, was that there was an embarrassment of choice when it came to places that a male character would want to finish up on her. Head to toe, she offered a cornucopia of possibilities. Myself, I like to get it on a girls boots – it’s an adaptable scenario that can make either the girl or guy feel like they’re in charge.

28. Polymer - October 2, 2014

I’m just glad Chakotay isn’t back. He has my vote for “Star Trek character with the most wasted potential”. That isn’t an insult on Robert Beltran, though- he quite agreed with me, and was nearly fired for it. His romance with Seven of Nine was not only stupid, it felt like a terrible piece of fan-fiction that came out of nowhere.

I always struggled with liking Seven of Nine. She was a brilliant and deep character portrayed beautifully by Jeri Ryan. She almost single-handedly saved the Voyager series, has a beautiful singing voice, and she was very emotionally engaging. The catsuit actually bugged me. Although I understand that they wanted to “sex up” the show to attract viewers, and that it worked wonderfully, I almost felt like her chest detracted a bit too much from her true character. I also disliked the resulting dynamic of “The Janeway and Seven Show”

My personal favorite was Robert Picardo’s portrayal of The Doctor. His performance alone led to Voyager being my personal favorite Star Trek series (although I would not argue that it is the best). From his constant annoyance with his organic friends, to his shame at having his every secret desire put on display for the whole crew to see, he was much like his spiritual predecessor Data without being in any way a “knock-off” as a character.

Also, I would like to point out that even “ineffectual” characters like Harry Kim and Neelix give these shows a more realistic feel. Not everybody has to be in the spotlight every time.

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