The blessing and the curse of this game is that Star Trek, the series about travelling through space and making first contact with new forms of life, doesn't cram easily into the template of a normal MMO. Star Trek is not about independent heroes, it's about close-knit crews with five main characters. It's not about shooting things in spaceships or exploring on the ground: it's about both. And not everyone in it has much fun: one guy's job is just to type in coordinates and wait for Patrick Stewart to say 'Engage'. An attempt to butcher this elaborate format of science fiction stories into a conventional MMORPG could have been a travesty.