What makes you think the Romulans won't be major players at launch? Just because they won't be player factions doesn't mean they won't have a presence. And keep in mind, it is still early in the series, they have what, 30 years of time to cover?
I didn't say they wouldn't have a presence. I imagine the Dominion. Hirogin, Kazon, Talaxians, Cardassian, Borg, and (insert one of many other powers at play in the Star trek universe here) will also have a presence but I'm getting tired of the finer points of Romulan politics when the focus of the game is going to be the Klingon and Federation wars. Heck we have yet to hear a word on Orions and Nausicans.
seems like a "story line" ...but fans wanna see same ole stuff with Roms and Cards in their own uniforms with their own ships. Not under the Federation or Klingons. That's like saying the Borg joined the federation lol
This is a bit of a kick in the teeth for th Romulans isn't it? Lol. First they are plunged into political crisis, and then they re suffering depletion of resources. Meanwhile the Klingons up their offensive against the Gorn, and the Federation takes on the responsibility of looking after the Cardassians despite Seven of Nine's suggerstions that they should continue preparing for a Borg invasion, which makes me think that most of the major powers have left themselves open to a greater threat. I like how the STO team has shifted the balance of power in the Alpha Quadrant Also, Data getting the Enterprise? Nice
Data as captain of the enterprise: Meh. Don't really like it I think.
It actually makes the most sense. I mean think about it. Would it be justice for anyone other than a familiar Enterprise crew member to be put in command of the Enterprise? In real life, maybe. But in terms of Star Trek storytelling, I would want to see a character I know and like to be promoted to the role.
Now that Data is himself again, It is apropriate that he be the one. Having served all those years under Picard, always observing and learning what it means to be a Starship captain, and with emotional awareness to lend itself to the moral and ethical choices already facilitated by Data's own programming, He now has balanced the "human equation".
Even before the emotion chip, we have seen Data successfully in command. We have also seen him successfully cary out diplomatic missions. Also, as an impartial individual, we have seen him give advice to others that, while lacking in emotional understanding, is not always unsound.
He's also the only TNG character that has not already been given something important to do.
I'm wondering if Brent Spiner would do the voice of Data for the game.