Star Trek Online sets the stage for Rise of Discovery’s first act with a new lore snippet

    
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The next chapter of Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery storyline is about to unfold with the release of the first installment in the Rise of Discovery series, The Plausibility of the Possible, on Tuesday, May 14th, and to get players prepped and ready for its arrival, Perfect World Entertainment has released a new lore snippet that sets the stage for what’s to come. The action picks up following the infamous Battle at the Binary Stars, in which the Federation forces suffered staggering casualties at the hands of Klingon aggressors. The now-united forces of the Klingon Great Houses “swept unchecked against outposts and colonies on the fringes of Federation space; it wasn’t a war, it was a slaughter.”

But when the Klingons attempted to occupy the heavily populated hub of Priors World, the tides shifted: The Federation launched a “daring offensive” that caught them off-guard. With the Federation’s triumph, “Priors World became a symbol of Federation resolve and a rallying cry for the Klingon Empire,” stoking the fires of an already-blazing war. It’s here that players’ will join the story as they “journey to the Priors System in the Beta Quadrant and assist the crew of the U.S.S. Buran in mop-up operations following the liberation of Priors World from the Klingon Empire.” What dangers await our brave Starfleet captains as they jump into the fray? Find out next time on Dragonba — err, Star Trek Online.

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I know… but, I am just saying…

Would be nice if Kurtzman or Abrams actually watched an ep of Trek.

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The only person who’s sweared in this entire thread… is you.

Done with you. Have a great day!

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hey just saw the sto article and while i don’t care for sto much (aint here to hate it either) i just wanted to come and say that discovery is awesome and that frickin finale was the best thing i’ve seen on screen this year even having watched endgame.

can’t wait for season 3, wish we’d get a captain pike spin off.

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Richard de Leon III

pike definitely was good, but the base DSC has too much ignoring of canon despite the finale. I find more enjoyment with Orville.

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i disagree, discovery is a love letter to canon. and to trekkies.

orville is like an even lower budget andromeda ascendent to me, with less commitment from the studio behind it. and seth mcfarlane’s awkward writing of the past decade. also starring seth mcfarlane.

i’m happy people enjoy that sort of thing. i mean i liked watching andromeda and hercules back in the day when nothing else was on and nothing better to do.

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McGuffn

Orville can’t be that bad. Can it…?

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it’s ok if you like seth mcfarlane. the set dressings and costuming looks cheap even by 90s sci fi standards but the make up is on point if you’ve got a huge thing for generic rubber faced stuff inspired by star trek voyager specifically. in general that’s alot of how i would sum it up “generic star trek riff written by seth mcfarlane”. if that’s your thing i have no problem with that, do yo thang.

i don’t begrudge people who enjoy it. only people who like act like it’s better or more trek in any way than discovery, since that’s one of those weird things people spend their waking hours doing like it’s a full time job or personal vendetta these days.

discovery may have had a slow start but was amazing before the end of the first season, and the second season is just straight up nerdgasms all around for any trekkie with a particular fondness for the TMP/TOS era of the franchise.

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I guess I was mainly referring to the comparisons to Andromeda. From what I’ve seen of that show it was warmed over trash.

If Orville is as bad as that, sheesh. I don’t know about McFarlane in live action or in recent anything. But some old episodes of Family Guy are classics.

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i liked andromeda. it also went on for five seasons.

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Natalyia

For me, nothing – absolutely nothing – about the show said “Star Trek” in the era just before the first series.

The set design, the uniforms, the attitudes of Starfleet, the aesthetics of the bad-alien-of-the-month Klingons. The behavior and culture of the not-even-close-to Klingons. The weird Gieger not-Klingon ships, the first Starfleet officer to mutiny who was raised on Vulcan and is the adopted sister of the first Vulcan in Starfleet but who somehow was never even mentioned by anyone ever?

The protagonist of the show being said mutineer? They don’t use warp drives, they do use StarWars holocommunicators across interstellar distances, and somehow our mutineer protagonist human can mind-meld at interstellar distances too? With Spock’s father who also never ever mentioned her ever to anyone?

No. No. That’s not Star Trek in that era. If they’d wanted to do all that they should have done what (apparently) they’ve now done, and set it after all the other shows. Then you can have your random future-tech never seen before, and people related to familiar characters that no-one’s ever heard of, and that’s cool. You can make it look futuristic by our standards, and have all the lens flares you like.

But the show I saw was everything but a “love letter” to Star Trek. It might have been a decent science-fiction show on it’s own merits. The cast was good, and the quality of the effects was great. But it was not in any way the Star Trek of it’s purported era for me.

That they seem to have used time-travel to make the show as if it never was in that century is just fine by me. It never belonged in that century to begin with, and it can continue not to have ever existed as far as I’m concerned.

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Love letter might be overselling it, but what they did, for example, with the andorians and the tellarites is simply amazing. And some of the props are great. And I loved the idea and design of the Shenzhou.

I do wish the costumes were more like the Cage, but I don’t have a problem updating the sets to be a realistic idea of the future in 2019. I also like period piece recreations (the best part of the new star wars movies) and would die for a tos movie era show.

As for Burnham, everyone talks about the in your face spock angle but her story is an obvious Worf ripoff. Including the brother and the resolve to never talk about the family again.

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A love letter to canon? WTH have you even watched the show? Discovery has nothing to do with the established 50+ years of Star Trek. It’s almost hilarious in how it flaunts it’s 20% difference, or whatever it is supposed to be.

Sorry, if you thinkg STD is great canon Trek, then you are not even qualified to talk about Trek.

As for STO, the sooner they move past all this Discovery BS, maybe I’ll play again.