Borg / Klingon / Starfleet Academy / Klingon Academy - forgotten 90s Trek movies?

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by Danlav05, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Therre were four Star Trek games in the 90s that features live action footage.

    Borg and Klingon were both published by Simon & Schuster Interactive as 'interactive movies', the player would make a choice at the end of a scene to decide what would happen next. Both were filmed at Paramount using sets, props and costumes from the contemporary (Voyager/DS9) TV shows; directors, producers and even composers (including Jonathan Frakes on Klingon!) from the shows would work on them too to give that authentic feel, John deLancie and Robert O'Reilly respectively would appear as Q and Gowron. I'm almost surprised that they, particularly Borg, did not appear as extras on the TNG blu ray sets or Voyager DVDs (Klingon would go well with DS9 Season 4??) They are full-blown productions.

    Ten, in 1997, three years after Generations, William Shatner, George Takei and Walter Koenig appeared in Starfleet Academy, set between movies V and VI. This was notable as it was filmed entirely on virtual sets, new technology at the time. The game, however, was a flight simulator. A sequel, Klingon Academy, featured Chang and Gorkon from Star Trek VI, again set in the same time frame.

    It is cool to see these 'extra adventures' though they are sometimes forgotten. The Star Trek cast has worked on many other games, in character, with cutscens that tell a story. They are animated though, nto live action

    What do people make of these?
     
  2. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Chang was so much more interesting in KA! SFA was nice, but I like KA even more.

    They also had several Trek alumni in Borg and Klingon. You can play both on youtube with all choices.
     
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  3. Seven of Five

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    I never played Klingon, but Borg was a lot of fun, especially with de Lancie appearing in it.

    I loved Starfleet Academy and particularly liked the cutscenes with the TOS crew. I only played Klingon Academy round a friend's house a few times, my PC wasn't so great and I wanted to buy it, but I did like that Gorkon and Chang were back.
     
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  4. USS Firefly

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    I have only player KA and lover It.
    I still mis the game because I can't play It anymore
     
  5. Kor

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    I loved multi-player Klingon Academy, since there was an easy mod you could make by editing one of the config files and make the "fire-while-cloaked" BoP available to you in the multi-player match. You could wreak some real havoc, and they wouldn't know what hit them. :evil:

    Oh yeah, and the video footage was cool, too. Though the acting didn't seem quite up to par with TUC.

    Kor
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I freaking LOVED the Borg game. There were some parts of it that gave me grief (such as the bit where you have to operate a turbolift manually) but overall it was a lot of fun.
     
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  7. NCC-73515

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    KA's segmented, layered damage models were pretty amazing back then as well
     
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    I love how you could zoom in on the damaged hole in your saucer section, It looked so great.
     
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  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    I remember getting a huge kick out of seeing Chang lose an eye in Klingon Academy. But it always bothered me that KA had these amazing, enormous Klingon and Starfleet battlecruisers but we never saw anything like them in TV/movies.

    And William Shatner looks dreadful in Starfleet Academy. I found that as a movie on YouTube but it was unwatchable. Diane Carey wrote a novelization of the story which I read years before (with the Super Nintendo version of the characters in mind) and I loved that.

    The Borg interactive movie was a lot of fun, but kinda broken which ruined it somewhat. I played it in 2000 and had to cheat past some sections where clicking refused to work.
     
  10. NCC-73515

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    Most games have that problem. The canon weapons are the weakest standard ones you begin with, and then you get much more powerful ones (KHG, EF)