Star Trek Online is getting its biggest content update yet, Delta Rising, later this fall. The update involves the Federation heading back to the distant Delta Quadrant, the area of space that Voyager trekked through on its long journey home. Naturally, Cryptic has enlisted several Voyager actors to reprise their roles. Joining Tim "Tuvok" Russ and Harry Kim actor and general cool guy Garrett Wang, the cast will also include Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Robert Picardo (the holographic doctor), and Ethan Phillips (Neelix).
It's pretty cool that Cryptic was able to sign so many cast members for this new chapter. In my humble opinion the writing on Voyager was never good enough to really explore these characters and let the actors really shine, especially Garrett Wang, whose character was often relegated to redshirt duties. Wang is a real riot at conventions and you won't find a Trek actor who loves the fans more, so it will be interesting to see him play an older, more seasoned Harry Kim in Delta Rising.
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Star Trek: Voyager Cast Members Join the Largest Content Update to Date
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 2, 2014 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced the addition of three actors from Star Trek: Voyager who will be joining the current cast of in-game characters in Star Trek Online: Delta Rising. In continuation with the Voyager theme of Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will join Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) to reprise their characters from Voyager when Star Trek Online: Delta Rising launches later this fall.
Set 32 years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising will bring players into the Delta Quadrant – a mysterious region of space recently made easily accessible through an ancient Iconian gateway. As players explore uncharted worlds and interact with alien species, they will partner with well-known crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to investigate an unknown enemy presence.
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship or become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus, added the option for players to rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
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