July 4, 2018 at 11:34 pm #23270
Okay, I didn’t see THIS coming. [LINK]
Big Finish is boldly going into the Star Trek universe! Out today are two audiobook readings of adventures featuring the USS Prometheus, released in association with Bastei Lubbe.
Originally published in Germany in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Star Trek Prometheus trilogy was written by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg. Now translated into English, Big Finish are delighted to beam aboard the Star Trek universe and boldly take on the unabridged audiobooks of this epic series, featuring the adventures of the USS Prometheus under the command of Captain Richard Adams.
Star Trek Prometheus is narrated by Alec Newman, who featured as Malik in Star Trek: Enterprise. Big Finish listeners will recognise him from numerous releases in our catalogue, including Dark Shadows: Clothes of Sand, Dark Shadows: The Ghost Watcher, Dark Shadows: Kingdom of the Dead, Dark Shadows: Bloodlust, Doctor Who: Blue Forgotten Planet and Doctor Who: The Silent Scream.
A mysterious terrorist organization has carried out several attacks against the Federation and Klingon Empire. Tensions are running high in a region already crippled by conflict. The perpetrators are tracked to the Lembatta Cluster, a mysterious region of space whose inhabitants, the Renao, regard the Alpha Quadrant s powers as little more than conquering tyrants. The Federation are desperate to prevent more bloodshed, and have sent their most powerful warship, the USS Prometheus, into the Cluster to investigate the threat before all-consuming war breaks out.
A dangerous evil is flourishing in the Alpha Quadrant. In the Lembatta Cluster, a curious region of space, fanatics who call themselves the Purifying Flame are trying to start a galactic war, and the warlike Klingons are baying for blood. The Federation have sent the USS Prometheus to settle the crisis, and the crew must contend with both the hostile Renao, the secretive inhabitants of the Cluster, and the Klingon captain of the IKS Bortas, who is desperate for war.
The situation in the Lembatta Cluster is deteriorating rapidly. Fleets from the Federation and Klingon Empire are heading for the borders. The crews of the USS Prometheus and IKS Bortas are racing against time to break the cycle of violence that is spreading through the Alpha Quadrant. Adams and Kromm are on the trail of a secret weapons facility, but instead discover an enemy from their pasts who seems utterly unstoppable. Together, they search for the answers to their questions, before the galaxy goes down in flames.
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Each story works out to $12.99, and they’re digital releases only with no CD release planned as far as I can see. The third story won’t be out until December.
This is an odd niche story to start out with – one wonders if there’s more on the way, or if this is just a trial balloon.
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