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Electronics Entertainment Expo 2000

By Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga
Posted at July 7, 2000 - 11:51 PM GMT

[The Enterprise-E Hanging Overhead @ the Activision Booth] [The Starfleet Emblem @ the Simon & Schuster Booth]
[The Simon & Schuster Booth] [Props on Display @ the Simon & Schuster Booth]

E3 2000: 5/11 & 5/12/00 in Los Angeles, California

The Electronics Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, for me, is the one convention each year that I look forward to the most. As a geek, there's plenty of eye candy for me to enjoy. While the console and computer games are in vast abundance, the presence of celebrities (Regis Philbin, Bruce Campbell, the WWF's Mick Foley, soccer's Mia Hamm, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and the 1999 Playmate of the Year Heather Kozar) and booth babes (including the unveiling of the new Lara Croft model for the 'Tomb Raider' franchise) to help promote them create a carnival atmosphere that can be at times both amazing and downright surreal.

As far as 'Star Trek' games go, since this is after all, a 'Trek' games report, last year, Activision showcased 'Star Trek: Hidden Evil,' 'Star Trek: Armada,' and 'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force,' while Simon & Schuster showcased, among others, 'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen.' S&S even had Nicole deBoer (Ezri Dax) on-hand to promote 'The Fallen,' which is ironic considering the fact that the game supposedly takes place between the sixth and seventh seasons, and Ezri Dax didn't appear on 'DS9' until the seventh season. [grin]

Quibbles aside, this year, Activision showcased 'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force,' 'Star Trek: Away Team,' 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander,' and 'Star Trek: Invasion.' Meanwhile, Simon & Schuster showcased 'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen,' 'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars,' and 'Star Trek: Starship Creator Warp 2.' And while Activision had Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) on-hand to promote 'Elite Force,' Simon & Schuster had Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys) to promote 'The Fallen.'

By the way, I need to apologize to those of you who've been eagerly anticipating and awaiting this report with baited breath. I appreciate your patience and understanding while I've unfortunately had to deal with some pressing and stressful issues.

Now then, as Terry Farrell is fond of saying, "Onward and upward!"

[The 'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force' Booth @ Activision] [Kate Mulgrew Happily Signing Autographs for 'Voyager' Fans]

'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force':

['Star Trek: Starship Creator Warp 2' @ Simon & Schuster] [Additional Screenshot from the Simon & Schuster Press Kit]

'Star Trek: Starship Creator Warp 2':

[The 'Star Trek: Away Team' Booth @ Activision] [A Screenshot]

'Star Trek: Away Team' (Coming Soon):

  • An interview with Ion Hardie (Director of Product Development @ Reflexive Entertainment)

[The 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' Booth @ Activision] [A Screenshot]

'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' (Coming Soon):

  • An interview with David Litwin (Project Lead @ Totally Games.

[The 'Star Trek: Invasion' Booth @ Activision] [Additional Screenshot from the Activision Press Kit]

'Star Trek: Invasion' (Coming Soon):

  • An interview with Mike Webster (Associate Brand Manager @ Activision)

['Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen' Poster @ Simon & Schuster] [Nana Visitor Promoting 'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen']

'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen' (Coming Soon):

  • An interview with Nick Parde (Level Designer @ The Collective)

  • An interview with Simon Hallam (Senior Lead Programmer @ The Collective)

  • A report of the appearance by 'Deep Space Nine' star Nana Visitor.

['Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars' Poster @ Simon & Schuster] [A Screenshot]

'Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars' (Coming Soon):

  • An interview with Gill Friedman II (Beta-Tester).

Find more episode info in the Episode Guide.

Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga is a regular contributor to the Trek Nation, as well as webmaster of unofficial fan sites for John Woo, Chow Yun-Fat, and Garrett Wang.

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