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No Captain Kirk in Star Trek Online

It just wouldn't make historical sense.

Bad news for William Shatner's legions of fans - Captain Kirk is not set to appear in forthcoming MMO Star Trek Online.

That's according to executive producer Craig Zinkievich, who was speaking to MTV Multiplayer. When asked if we might see Kirk resurrected for the game he replied, "You probably will not."

Zinkievich continued, "I think you’ll see events and settings, and relatives of the known characters. But we’re in the future where the majority of the known characters have passed on."

Does the same go for Dr. Spock, then? Well, Leonard Nimoy did help Cryptic Studios to promote the game last August, and it looks like he'll have more to do with it in the future.

"We're going to continue to work with him," said Zinkeivich. "We've been in contact with a number of people who have been involved with the franchise, and it's really cool to talk to those guys."

Star Trek Online is currently in development for PC only, with a release date yet to be announced.

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