'Star Trek Online' To Begin With A Borg Battle

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Cryptic Studios will try to tap the best of both worlds by integrating voice acting from both Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek Online," and the menace showing up first when the MMO goes live will be one of the series' most infamous names. The Borg have taken over Earth, assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard and shown up at the far ends of the galaxy in various Trek tales, making it all the more appropriate that they help launch "STO."

The Borg will be a part of the game's introductory missions for new players, according to Massively. References to established TV and movie stories pop up as you embark on some simple tasks that gradually lead into something a bit more epic.

Their hands-on look also reveals that there's an option to stylize your character as an android like Brent Spiner's character Data from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I'm curious to see if that means that an android look will be applicable to non-human races, as an android Klingon would be pretty cool.

Anyone who's seen the "Best of Both Worlds" episodes of "STNG" or "Star Trek: First Contact" knows that Borg fights in space make for some pretty spectacular starship skirmishes. I can't recall another race that's actually used a laser to slice out a piece of a Federation ship and then used its tractor beam to yank it out. Get ready for some futile resistance.

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