Excaliber Class Ships Patrol the Final Frontier

excaliburThe long march to Star Trek Online will be an arduous one for fans of the series like myself. Luckily the team at Cryptic Studios knows how to dole out the information to keep the interest at a low thrum. Along with advancing the storyline of the Next Generation/Voyager universe explaining the changes in the political landscape of the upcoming game universe, Cryptic is also revealing some of the starships that players will be captaining in the sci-fi title. Starships often served as little more than settings for the story of the many Star Trek series but since this is an action-oriented MMO and we players do like our combat getting a glimpse at the ships of the line is a wonderful geeky pastime.

This installment introduces the Excaliber Class of Starfleet vessels. The Excaliber is an update to the classic Constitution Class starship ( which if you’re a Star Trek geek like me, you might recognize as the original series and early Star Trek movie USS Enterprise model). The history of the future vessel is explained in loving detail and gives some insight into the changes that occurred in the game post-Star Trek:Nemesis (may it never be mentioned again) with war coming to the forefront in the Alpha Quadrant.

There are other Ship of the Line entries at the site as well for the die-hards out there. Is it still unpopular to be a Star Trek fan after the release of this year’s parralell reality film?

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