Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Captain Kirk saves the galaxy one more time...

Even though Kirk sacrificed himself in order to stop Soran from destroying all life on Veridian 4 in Star Trek Generations, the good Captain did manage to make one more screen appearance a couple of years after his death was committed to film.

Not many fans are aware of this but William Shatner reprised his role of Kirk in 1997 for the ending of the computer game Starfleet Academy.

The game not only gives player a chance to participate in training scenarios at Starfleet Academy, including the Kobayashi Maru, but it also has a storyline that deals with a terrorist group operating inside Starfleet and known as the Vanguard. Their goal is to overthrow the Federation government and bring down the Klingons once and for all. Part of their plan includes installing Kirk as a despot to lead them in their cause.

If you play your cards right throughout the game you are treated to an ending featuring a video clip where Kirk comes in and saves the day once more by stopping the Vanguard.

For those of you who've never played the game here's your chance to take a look at Captain Kirk's last screen appearance.


  1. dont forget about the direct tv ad! thats his last appearance as kirk, although non-cannon since he's speaking to the audience and trying to sell us a product.

  2. That's too cool, I never played the game, but appreciate you posting this video. Poor Andorian Cadet though...

  3. Andorians are the best! there better be some andorians in the next trek film.


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