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Star Trek Online

  • William Sims Bainbridge
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Immersive Environments book series (SSIE)

Abstract

The original 1966 Star Trek television series spawned movies, books, and a number of solo games for computers and videogame systems, but only on February 2, 2010 did it give birth to a massively multiplayer online game. Importantly, the entire Star Trek franchise was largely supported by the loyalty of a fan subculture, and fans themselves have created both extensive additional culture plus a set of expectations for new commercial offerings. Set in the year 2409, Star Trek Online (STO) involves both space battles in which the user is represented by a spaceship, and land missions in which the user is represented by a humanoid avatar. The primary conflict pits the multi-species United Federation of Planets against the Klingon Empire.

Keywords

Science Fiction Original Series Star Trek Land Mission Energy Credit 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sims Bainbridge
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  1. 1.VirginiaUSA

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