A campaign started by a fan on the Star Trek Online messageboards to have the voice talents of actress Chase Masterson (Leeta) included in Star Trek Online was successful and players can now hear her as “Holo Leeta.”
The campaign began back in March, when the fan, Kirkfat, contacted Masterson and got her permission to try to convince Cryptic. “I’d love to do this,” Masterson said. Kirkfat started a thread on the STO messageboards to gather support.
At first, those involved with Star Trek Online told the fans that while they had no objection to the plan, not to get their hopes up. “They will contact her and see if this might be a possibility. … This doesn’t mean it will happen, in fact there is a very, very good change that it probably won’t. We don’t have huge budgets for VO, soooo there is a good chance that she might be too expensive.”
Later, word came that Star Trek Online was “contact with Chase Masterson and do plan to get some audio recorded for “Holo” Leeta.” In May, Masterston let fans know that she had been contacted by Cryptic regarding her participation in the game.
Finally, last week, fans heard the voice of Masterson as “Holo” Leeta. According to poster Z3R0B4Ng, “I couldn’t believe my ears when I walked into Quarks after the build today…I opened the door and heard a voice saying “DABO”!”
“Kudos to Cryptic,” said Kirkfat. “We love you Chase.”
Masterson is the third Star Trek actor to do voice work for Star Trek Online, following Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.