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Star Trek the Next Generation: "A Final Unity"

computer game

Few series, if any, have made as large a pop culture impact as "Star Trek." When it first aired in 1966, the television show failed to make a large impression, and NBC cancelled it after only three seasons. However, over the years it has amassed a cult following, several spin-off shows, a movie series, and a library of novels and comics. Beginning with a board game in 1967, developers released many forms of interactive entertainment involving the beloved "Star Trek" characters. Mike Mayfield developed the first "Star Trek" video game in 1971. Entitled simply "Star Trek," this text-based computer game spread to most home computers by the end of the 1970s, and became the first of its kind to sell more than one million copies. It showed that games based on the series could be successful, and paved the way for the release of many more video games. In 1995, MicroProse released ""Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity" for Macintosh computers. This adventure-puzzle game places players on the starship "Enterprise" in the middle of a quest to aid Garidian refugees in their search for a scroll that will prevent war on their home planet. Many actors from the television series, including Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes, provided their voices for the game. Due to high-quality graphics and excellent gameplay, "A Final Unity" received positive reviews from critics, who also praised the voice acting and appearances by the "Next Generation" cast. Allen L. Greenberg of "Computer Gaming World" magazine wrote that fans of "Star Trek" would greatly appreciate the game, and gave it four out of five stars. More than four decades after the original "Star Trek" series aired, the franchise remains popular. J.J. Abrams and Paramount released a rebooted movie version of the series in 2009, followed by its sequel in 2013. Over fifty different video games featuring the beloved "Star Trek" characters exist, allowing fans to go "where no one has gone before."

  • Manufacturer: Spectrum HoloByte, Inc.
  • Material: printed cardboard | molded plastic | printed paper
  • Origin: Alameda, CA
  • Object ID: 105.935
  • Credit Line: Gift of Maureen W. Baran
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