By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 15, 2006
Bethesda Softworks recently announced that the five lead actors who played the Star Trek series captains, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew, would give voice to their characters in the new video game, STAR TREK: Legacy.
The 40th anniversary of Star Trek will be marked in several ways, including the release of a video game featuring the voices of all 5 captains, the first time that all of the respective captains will join each other in a single project.
William Shatner, the first captain in the series, commented â€œI am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to STAR TREK: Legacy,â€ Shatner said. â€œBethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an exciting game that stays true to Star Trekâ€™s roots and accurately incorporates elements from each series.â€
As mentioned in the Bethesda Softworks press release, the five actors will reprise their roles from their respective series as follows:
* William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk from the STAR TREK: The Original Series â€“ 1966-1969
* Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from STAR TREK: The Next GenerationÂ® â€“ 1987-1994
* Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko from STAR TREK: Deep Space NineÂ® â€“1993-1999
* Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway from STAR TREK: VoyagerÂ® â€“ 1995-2001
* Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer in STAR TREK: Enterpriseâ„¢ â€“ 2001-2005
STAR TREK: Legacy places you in the role of the Admiral of a task force of warships, which you control in small and large-scale battles. Test your strategic and tactical skills in real-time combat featuring over 60 authentic spaceships, full damage modeling, and spectacular visual effects. Play through the single-player campaign or in the extensive multiplayer mode with a group of friends online.
The compelling storyline in Legacy spans the entire STAR TREK Universe, including the Original Series, STAR TREK: The Next GenerationÂ®, STAR TREK: Deep Space NineÂ®, STAR TREK: VoyagerÂ®, and STAR TREK: Enterpriseâ„¢ eras.
STAR TREK: Legacy is in development for both the Xbox 360â„¢ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. STAR TREK: Legacy is scheduled to launch this fall under license from CBS Consumer Products. The STAR TREK franchise, which debuted with the Original Series in 1966, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall.
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