When you first launch Star Trek Online you will be treated to an introduction to game narrated by Leonard Nimoy which explains some of the back-story and ties it into the 2009 Star Trek movie. This intro was one of the last elements of the game added to the beta over last weekend, and so a few fans captured it and put it online. Check it out below.
Leonard Nimoy brings you into the world of Star Trek Online
STO video (thanks to SciFiCajun for the cap)
Fans of the Star Trek movie will recognize the references in the intro to the destruction of Romulus, Red Matter, and the black hole that sent Spock Prime back to the "other reality". The intro then catches you up on the next 21 years after those events with the war between the Klingons, and then bringing you right up to the Borg attack on the Vega colony and the USS Khitomer, which is the first mission (and tutorial) for Star Trek Online. The EMH Mark VI on board the Khitimer (voiced by Zachary Quinto) takes you through the tutorial.
The above video is not the extent of Nimoy’s voice work from the game. You can here some more of it in the behind the scenes video below.
Head Start begins Friday
The ‘head start’ is an early release of the game for those who have pre-ordered. That begins this Friday, January 29th. The official launch of the game is on Tuesday February 2nd. The head start is available for those who pre-order. You can pre-order the game from TrekMovie’s preferred retail partner Amazon (where you can select either the Standard or Collector’s Edition). The Amazon editions also include am exclusive Borg bridge officer, and a $10 credit for a future game purchase at Amazon. (Remember purchase of the game includes 30 days free trial, after that there is a monthly fee).
(Cryptic also has a list of additional retailers)