Glen here @ 10:20pm, October 28. WOOFER just pointed me towards an article which offers a little more information about the fate of STAR TREK: SECRET OF VULCAN FURY. CLICK HERE to access this article.
Well, suckage abounds in this next message.
A while back, Coaxial posted a link to a preview of a forthcoming computer game called STAR TREK: THE SECRET OF VULCAN FURY from Interplay.
If memory serves, I described the game as being representative of what STAR TREK might have looked like if Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski had been in control. The game looked awesome, colorful and sharp - perfectly capturing the "look" and "feel" of the original television series, while presenting settings, effects sequences, etc. with extremely modern visual sensibilities. I *really* wanted to see how the final product turned out.
But now, *this*. The following message was sent in by GARY SEVEN OF ELEVEN. He says things are not going so well for STAR TREK: SECRET OF VULCAN FURY.
I have been to the Interplay web site, and …of course…saw no mention of the game’s tribbleations. There is still a "demo movie" posted for it, which can be accessed through this link. I’m assuming this demo may be removed in fairly short order, if Gary Seven of Eleven’s news pans out to its total gnarliness. So if you wanna go look at it, I’d suggest doing it sooner than later.
Here’s Gary Seven of Eleven’s message:
I saw that this was mentioned in your Coaxial section some months back, so I thought you might be interested in the scoop.
Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury, the title that promised to being back the original crew in all its sixties glory by Interplay Productions, has been killed as of 10-28-98. The company has suffered major losses since going public and has decided to cut its losses by shelving its major titles, including Vulcan Fury.
A friend of mine working for the company has stated that no plans are being made to complete this project in the light of Activision getting the license from Viacom as of 2002, and the voice recording of all the main stars of the TV series will not be used in any upcoming project. Work had been progressing for quite some time on this, and although D.C. Fontana and John Meredyth Lucas had been brought in to supply the game with an atmosphere more akin to the original show, Interplay has pulled the plug and laid off its entire Vulcan Fury team.
It looks as if Captain Kirk is truly dead.......
Glen here, again.
I dunno, Gary. I still like to hold on to the hope that the are always…possibilities.