Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1993)



Sequel to Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Star Trek: Judgment Rites brings back the entire Enterprise crew in eight new episodes. Strange things are happening in distant space, such as dead planets spawning life and WW1 planes in outer space. You need to survive these situations.

You must navigate your way through space, and send away teams onto planets to investigate situations, communicate with other characters and solve puzzles. Unlike the previous game, action sequences are optional.

Source: Moby Games


A series of missions of the Enterprise, under the command of James T. Kirk: a rematch with Ies Breddell, who has a powerful new weapon capable of destroying the Federation; evidence of advanced technology on a stone-age planet; a reunion with the powerful Trelane, this time obsessed with World War I; a distress call from a barren world; Spock's abduction by mysterious forces as the Enterprise explores a dangerous rift in space; and terrorists seizing control of a museum with Kirk, Scotty and Checkov trapped inside. Through it all, a reclusive but advanced alien race is watching and testing the Enterprise, wondering if they should break their long silence and make contact with the Federation. (IMDB)


Star Trek: Judgment Rites is a computer game first produced by Interplay in 1993, featuring the original cast of the classic Star Trek in a series of new adventures, including one featuring Trelane, the omnipotent child from the original episode "The Squire of Gothos". Judgment Rites uses the same DOS gaming engine as the earlier Star Trek: 25th Anniversary; however, it had sharper graphics and sound, particularly with the CD-ROM edition.

The game is a change from the previous game in the series, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, in that at least half the missions are part of an ongoing story arc, and one is a direct sequel to the final mission of the previous game. The space battle sequences are now completely optional, with adjustable difficulty. It was designed by Bruce Schlickbernd and Jayesh J. Patel, with scenarios by Michael A. Stackpole, Scott Bennie, Mark O'Green, and Liz Danforth. This is the last time DeForest Kelley played the role of Leonard McCoy.


Throughout the story arc, the Enterprise crew attempts to go on shore leave, but are often waylaid by the many missions of the scenarios, as if they were part of a "to be continued" story not often featured in Star Trek, due to the greater story arc. They are not seemingly random missions.
Federation - The Enterprise is confused by a rift in space-time that deposits a heavily damaged Federation starship before it. The ship, the USS Alexander, reports that it has returned from 8 days in the future, where the Federation has been destroyed, just before the ship explodes. The crew of the Enterprise must discover the cause of the destruction and prevent it from happening.
Sentinel - A Federation science ship, observing a primitive race on an alien world, is suddenly scanned from the planet. The Enterprise is called in to investigate.
No Man's Land - The Enterprise is dispatched to search an area where several Federation starships have disappeared without explanation. When they arrive, Kirk and crew are confronted by Trelane (from original series episode "The Squire of Gothos"), the self-styled "Baron of Gothos" who now believes himself to be a WW1 German Fokker pilot. After a battle with the triplane, Kirk must stop Trelane, find the missing ships and discourage Trelane's interest in war once and for all.
Light and Darkness - The Enterprise is sent to answer a distress call on a barren planet, home to only two life forms, the genetic remains of two rival life forms, who killed each other in a devastating genocidal war. Kirk is confronted by pre-recorded holographic emissaries, of an angelic, esthetically pleasing, civilized species, and a loathsome, ugly "demon" race. Kirk must convince these emissaries to release the last remains of their genetic material to store for 50,000 years.
Voids - The Enterprise is assigned to chart the Antares Rift, a particularly dangerous region of space where the normal laws of Space-Time are shifting and chaotic. When the ship is crippled and Spock is kidnapped by a Vurian, an ancient and extinct race that died out during the time Zefram Cochrane completed test trials of the first Warp Drive, Kirk must go where no man has gone before to save his ship and his friend.
Museum Piece - The Enterprise and its crew have finally been granted shore leave and are headed to Nova Atar to spend it. As they approach, a Starfleet admiral asks Kirk to preside over a diplomatic function at the Smithsonian Annex while he's there. Kirk agrees, but things turn out to be more exciting than they expected when the Museum is attacked by terrorists with unknown motives. With only their wits and the machines on display, they must resolve the situation before the terrorists escape.
Though this be Madness.... - The Enterprise is summoned to the Klingon Neutral Zone when a massive alien ship arrives and announces its intent to land on top of a major population center. Complicating things, A Klingon Battlecruiser has arrived as well, and its captain insists on boarding the ship. Kirk must stop the ship from landing, as well as avoid provoking the Klingon, who will be watching his every move.
...Yet there is Method in it. - The ship has been prevented from landing, but a new mystery awaits. The builders of the ship want to make contact with the Federation, but only if Kirk can pass a series of philosophical tests to prove his worth.

Source: Wikipedia


Leonard Nimoy did the introduction to a set of special features for the Star Trek: Judgment Rites Collector's Edition. Watch the full Making Of here.


1. Introduction. What does it take to create a successful game for the discerning consumer.

2. It all starts with an idea. Description of the overall plot.

3. How do you write for a computer game.
4. The artwork for Judgment Rites.
5. Recording the dialogue.
6. Somebody has to keep it all together. Directing Star Trek: Judgment Rites.
7. Giving it a 110%. The programmer's plight.
8. Conclusion. Watch a completed scene from the game.


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