When hi-tech agency Bite organised a launch party for Interplay’s
new Star Trek game we just had to beam ourselves down.
Bite had lured ardent Trekkies along to Hammersmith’s Riverside studios
with the the promise of a marathon movie session. This kicked off at 9am
with the first Star Trek picture and ended at midnight when Star Trek
Thankfully, there were drinks and nibbles for the more socially
Unfortunately, the caterer overdid the the intergalactic food colouring
and few dared to boldly go where no one would go before.
The pale faced Trekkies stumbled out for air between films and looked
distinctly less healthy than the Klingon pictured. Probably because they
only leave their homes every four years to see free Star Trek films.
But comedienne Hattie Hayridge of Red Dwarf fame, brought in by Bite to
give a presentation, was clad in a short cream outfit that was certainly
set to stun.
We’re sure the game itself, Starfleet Academy, is very good, but frankly
you shouldn’t take our word for it. By the time of the demonstration we
had crossed the final frontier aboard the Starship Beer.