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Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Dec 16, 2013

Greetings, Captains! You're listening to Episode 153 of Priority One Podcast, the premier Star Trek Online podcast! This episode was recorded live on on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 and published for download on Monday, December 16th at! James decided to wear a red shirt over the weekend which has landed him in a spot of death, so Tony and Elijah are manning the bridge of the USS Priority One as we set a course and engage at Warp 9 for another show packed to bursting point with STO goodness. In Trek It Out we look at a new Star Trek game hitting an iOS device near you! In a rather light STO News, Klingons deliver their answer to the Federation Avenger Class with their very own Mogh Battle Cruiser, and we discuss the latest Spire Featured Project. Next, we discuss a topic that's dear to many of our hearts -- the decline of player interdependence in MMORPGs and ask for what your thoughts on this topic are, before we move into the highlight of this week’s episode -- Star Trek Online’s Lead Writer Christine Kestrel Thompson joins us to talk Season 8 and what it’s like to write for the only living incarnation of our beloved franchise! And of course as always, we’ll open hailing frequencies and see what’s incoming from you, our lovely listeners. Be sure to check out the newest show in the Priority One Productions lineup, The Guard Frequency. This new show is focused on the latest offering from Wing Commander/Freelancer creator Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games, Star Citizen. If you like Priority One, head on over to and see what awaits you in the world of Star Citizen! Topics Discussed Season 8, Dev Blog #29 Season 8, Dev Blog #30 (Mogh Stats) Season 8, Dev Blog #31 -- Spire Featured Project #3 Player Choice and the Decline of Interdependence This Week's Community Questions What is your primary motivator for playing Star Trek Online? Are you the Captain that’s never picked up an MMO before and only play STO because it’s Trek? Are you the MMO aficionado that has been involved in every community since Ultima Online? Let us know in the comments section below this episode! We are Live on every Thursday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT! If you’d like to join us live, during the show, Trek Radio has a built in IRC Chat client. Just click on the Community menu tab and select IRC Chat - input your desired screen name and enter! The Priority One Network is always looking for new team members that have a passion for Star Trek. Please know that all of our positions are volunteer, but we do offer a well known outlet for your work. If you have a particular skill that you believe could enhance our content, then send your contact information and experience along with a few writing samples to Did you miss any of our great Blogs last week? Stop by this link and see for yourself! How about our latest Video Release? You can also follow us on the social media sites! We’re on Facebook! Head over to and say, "Hi!" Or, Check us out on Twitter via @stopriorityone for show times and other cool stuff. Liked this episode? Totally hated it? Leave a comment below, Contact Us using our handy web form or leave your comments on the STO Forum thread for Episode 153! Enjoy the show!