Captain quintet boards Star Trek: Legacy

Shatner, Stewart, Brooks, Mulgrew, and Bakula will all lend their voices and likenesses to Bethesda's era-spanning sci-fi sim.

This summer, Bethesda Softworks revealed that Star Trek: Legacy would cover the far-future eras spanned by all five Star Trek television series--the original Star Trek (spanning the years 2265 to 2269 AD), Star Trek: The Next Generation (2364 to 2369 AD), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2369 to 2375 AD), Star Trek: Voyager (2371 to 2376 AD), and the prequel Star Trek: Enterprise (2151 to 2155 AD). The news had barely hit when speculation began as to whether the actors from these series would lend their voices and likenesses to the game.

Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Today, those questions were answered with a resounding "Yes." Bethesda today announced that the lead actors for all five series have joined the voice cast for the Xbox 360 and PC game. William Shatner will reprise his role as Star Trek's swaggering Captain James T. Kirk, while Patrick Stewart will once again polish off the pate of The Next Generaton's Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Avery Brooks will return as Deep Space Nine's Captain/Commander Benjamin Sisko, and Kate Mulgrew will don the unitard of Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway. Last--and in some fans' estimations, least--Scott Bakula will make the quantum leap back into the uniform of Enterprise's Captain Jonathan Archer.

As outlined in GameSpot's recent preview, Star Trek: Legacy is a space combat sim that will cast players as a Starfleet admiral commanding a task force of vessels through large- and small-scale battles. It will feature over 60 vessels culled from the entire Trek timeline (2151 to 2376 AD), including Klingon birds of prey and Romulan warbirds. The game is being developed by Mad Doc Software (Star Trek: Armada II) and is set for release in the fall.

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imbacon
imbacon

This is probably gonna be 10x better then Bridge commander.

si_j_s
si_j_s

It should feature the Voyager as it was in its ending... The one with a cool shields and firepower.

qwestmaster
qwestmaster

this game is going to rock and stop spaming about the pic rent first contact and then you will see what its all about

Ardus
Ardus

AIIIIIEEEEEE!!!! This is the next best thing to a new Star Trek series coming out! Just because of this fact alone I'm buying this game! I can't wait to hear Avery Brooks and Patrick Stewart back in action! I also would love to see some Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner and Armin Shimmerman action. Come on guys!!! YES YES YES! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME!

FENIXfan
FENIXfan

You HAD to get in one last ENT dis didn't you? I think it'll be cool having Scott Bakula, this being the first game to feature the Enterprise era. A good way to fill in the gap after it’s cancellation, and an interesting opportunity to connect Enterprise to the rest of the series. With all the captains on board, it'll help do just that.

trekkerguy
trekkerguy

Hahah! "Last and least, Archer." Right on Gamespot!

evilyoda861
evilyoda861

OMFG this is already teh best kick butt star trek game ever! yes yes I know dont quite jump the gun but from what I have seen helps, but actualy having the real actors doing the voices will make it the most real star trek game ever! I am super happy! I cant be any more happier how this game has turned out if possible I would shake their hands, all of them and feel joy. The only thing that can make it any more cool is if it indeed released in September 6, or had a demo soon, but I am willing to wait when I will actualy hear all of the captains voices again, not just from old shows but from nows time.

CaptainArcher
CaptainArcher

Star Trek game's + the real captain's + next gen = AWESOME GAMES. Now all is PERFECT in this world, i just need HALO 3 now. lol CaptainArcher.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Looking like one of the best Star Trek games to come out in a very long time...

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Also, anyone who doesn't know what is on Picard's face in that picture or what movie it is from should not be reading this article or playing this game.

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Nope. Kirk would sleep with Mrs. Ackbar. THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!

avamarine
avamarine

Admiral Ackbar would whoop the hell out of Admiral Kirk. Go Star Wars!!!! Although Picard kicks ass.

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

I desperately hope this game is good. TNG FTW yo!

Nick_Rc
Nick_Rc

cant wait thougth i dont agree with Captain Jonathan Archer being the least captain

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

Yep that thing on Picard's face is from when he was looking into the mirror in his quaters in First Contact. He was dreaming about whne he was borg and that thing came out of his face good job it was a nightmare. Anyways this is great excellent news I'm hoping this game turns out to be the what some fans have been waiting for. A proper Star Trek game that has a dam good storyline and excellent ship battles and great player customizations for there own ships. I loved Voyager as the best ship but Picard has to be the best captian a debate I know but sorry he is.

Xavi3n
Xavi3n

for those asking "WTF is wrong with/on his face" . Let me enlighten you ;) It is a borg implant, more specifically from Start Trek: First Contact. Nearly at the beginning when picard/stewart has a nightmare within a nightmare where hes being assimilated. IMHO first contact is the second best start trek film, first being Start Trek VI (ignores all those who say "OMG NOT II???"). Anyways Stewart and Mulgrew do a lot of voice acting anyways so im not surprised. The other two rarely do voice acting so im not entirely sure if they will be good at it, since voice acting is quite different from normal acting.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I disagree vamrock- I think the toughest opposition of any series was going up against "Q".

manwithaplan42
manwithaplan42

Fantastic, I had a feeling that these guys would do the voices as they all like Star Trek and want to see it back on its feet. Star Trek Legacy here I come!!! PS: I do not agree with the article where it says that Scott Bakula is the last and least, I think he ranks as one of the best captains, especially from seasons 3 & 4

vamroc
vamroc

WRONG everyone knows Star Treks best villian was Gul Du Kaat. He killed Warf''s wife Jad'zia and lead a take over of Deep Space Nine. When his people were beaten by the Klingons (in a war he started) he sides with the Dominion instead of accepting Federation help. Oh and let's not forget he tried to release the Pa' Wraiths and usher in a new dark age with that b!tch Ki Wynn. I could go on and on like when Du Kaat posed as a holy man and nearly convinced over 50 bajorans to kill themselves. Just so he could boast about having a grand purpose in the universe. That man had an ego the size of Jupiter. No contest Du Kaat kicks Kahn's a$$ hands down

coxmartin
coxmartin

Please no 'Q' some love him, some hate him. Me I hate him, big time. But this game will be if it lives up to half of the hype amazing

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

I'm pretty sure that every Star Trek fan just had a Borgasm after reading this news!

JeffreyCor
JeffreyCor

This is sounding better and better. I can't wait to work with Archer :)

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

I love the picture. don't know why you guys are bashing 'bout the pic. In a small article, you gotta make it unorthodox. I would have also added a pic of Kirk yelling "Khaaaaaan" on his communicator or Janeway fighting that weird alien bug... ahahahaha.

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

pretty sweet, definately getting it for my PC, and I'm looking forward to the upcomming DS game as well I just can't let star trek leave my life...

Drachman
Drachman

I love the entire Star Trek series, including Enterprise. I know a lot of people bashed Enterprise for it looking too high tech and poor acting in the beginning. But if you watch seasons three and four (mostly four), the acting picked up with the characters who sucked at first really began to stand out as main characters (Connor Trineer, Trip). There are many episodes where they spend time creating systems and weapons that are standard in the other Star Treks which does give the notion that they aren't as high tech as they look. The other Star Treks need no explanation as to why I like them, they rock. It's not the looks it's the content and substance in the episodes.

CountZero
CountZero

I would enjoy it if George Takei was brought in to play Captain Sulu of the Excelsior, John Ruck (Capt. John Harriman of the Enterprise-B, and Tricia O'Neil (Capt. Rachel Garrett of the ill-fated Enterprise-C). As for whoever suggested Capt. Christopher Pike, unfortuantely Jeffery Hunter, who played Pike in the first pilot, died after suffering a skull fracture after a fall in his home in 1969, which in turn happened after a minor stroke he suffered on the flight back from filming in Spain. All in all, though, this is superb news. I was planning on picking the game up before, but now it's clinched. (Though, on a side note, if they could also get Sean Connery to do the voice of Com. Elias Vaughn from the "8th Season" DS9 novels, that would we hawesome.

jamesjjjjj
jamesjjjjj

I love them all. I wish they would have Captain Pike too!!! I love Mr. Shatner. He is so awesome. He definately is enjoying life to the fullest!!!! Did you see his show on tvnow? He is the best!

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Awesome! I can't believe they would all come back for a video game. Especially Shatner. Woot!

Icheb
Icheb

Couldn't you people find a better picture of Stewart than this crap? :p

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

woot. living long and prospering =/\=

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

ah sweet cant wait, lol @ the pic of Patrick, thats a very bad pic

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

All I gotta say is... Avery Brooks. Looking forward to the DS9 related material. That was such an interesting and dynamic series ^_^

doomsoth
doomsoth

I'm actually looking forward to this game :) I hope it's as good as it looks.

dchispirtle
dchispirtle

For those of you who bash Enterprise, have you ever really given it a chance? I was like you when the show first aired...turned off by the theme song and the notion of a prequel. However, I actually went back and watched the first two seasons and so far the show is pretty incredible. I'm still not keen on the idea that it was a prequel, but the crew was good and the choices made sense. They would probably have fit pretty well in either the Kirk era or the Next Gen era. But anyway, as a big fan of the shows...I have to agree with another poster that it just wouldn't be the same without the original actors voicing their characters.

vanhalendlrband
vanhalendlrband

CAPTAIN KIRK IS BACK!!!!! Its been so long, i would see this as the last possible William Shatner as Kirk for the rest of eternity people.

GohanSSJZ
GohanSSJZ

Good news indeed, i had no doubt Patrick Stewart would be in as he always been ready for any voice acting and Kate Mulgrew wasn't a big surprise either as she done a few Star Trek things after finishing Voyager (Admiral Janeway in Nemesis, and she did Borg Invasion 4d which is basicly a ride that is supposed to give you the feeling you are in it), but the others, especially Avery Brooks who hasn't done much acting since Star Trek, and hasn't got anything listed after 2001 on IMDB is a pretty big surprise, and a positive one, because although Patrick Stewart is a great actor, and he has really embraced Star Trek, i always thought Brooks played the best Captain. As for Bakula, he's not a wonderful actor, but he had nothing to do with Enterprise being bad, he did a good job, it was just that most of the cast was pretty bad, exceptions being John Billingsley (Phlox) who did a excellent job, and Conner Trinneer (Tucker) wasn't bad either, although they writers did do a bad job at the character. So i'm glad he's in aswell, if he wasn't then that would have been a shame, even though Brannon Braga and Rick Berman ruined a lot, it's still Star Trek.

Seymour47
Seymour47

I don't know that I've every seen this many positive posts about anything on this site. There is always a large contingent of grumps who have to spoil things for everyone else. But, not today! Long live Picard!

satjome
satjome

that pic is fricking scary!!! lol......... patrick stewart was cool in oblivion (notable mentions include xmens films)

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

I hope "Q" makes an appearance too!!!!!

Nafda
Nafda

Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise!

captainspork87
captainspork87

Excellent..They have the voice casting now.........Even without them the game would still be great.........I cant wait to here Shatner and Stewart do their work.. :D:D:D

hortencia
hortencia

please, trekkers ans trekkies, do not made a point blank of Bakula. PD Picard Rules!!!! I`m eager to play this game

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hate Star Trek, but love Bethesda games... I'm torn! By the way, Shatner PWNS. Patrick Stewart is a hella good actor though, and did great as the Emperor in Oblivion.