Combs & Schultz Join 'Elite Force II'By Caillan
March 11, 2003 - 12:24 PM
Two well-known Star Trek guest stars have joined the cast of the upcoming computer game, Star Trek: Elite Force II.
Dwight Schultz is set to reprise the role of Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in the game, according to a preview at IGN PC. Schultz originated the part in Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Hollow Pursuits", and went on to appear as the nervous officer in four other TNG outings, as well as several Star Trek: Voyager episodes and the feature film Star Trek: First Contact.
The other familiar Trek veteran lending his voice talents to Elite Force II is the ubiquitous Jeffrey Combs. Combs has had no less than three recurring roles on Star Trek, portraying Weyoun and Brunt on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Andorian Imperial Guard officer, Shran, on Enterprise. It is not yet know which role Combs will be playing in the game.
Schultz and Combs join fellow Trek alumni Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and Tony Todd (Kurn) in the game's cast (story). Jeri Ryan and Ethan Phillips will not be reprising their respective Voyager roles of Seven of Nine and Neelix, IGN PC reported.
The sequel to Star Trek: Voyager: Elite Force will be set mostly on the Enterprise-E this time around after an explosive opening involving Voyager's escape from the Borg Sphere at the climax of "Endgame". Described as "substantially longer" than the original game, Elite Force II will feature 12 environments, including the outer hull of a starship, and 14 new weapons, as the Hazard Team embarks on a new mission under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Elite Force II is currently scheduled to be released on May 20, 2003. The game can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com for 10% off the purchase price.
The original preview can be found here at IGN PC. Thanks to Doug Wilson for this!