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Today In STAR TREK History: June 26th

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Welcome to our round-up of the Star Trek episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. All viewing figures quoted are for U.S. premiere.

June 26th
On this day in 2001 Star Trek: Armada II was released. The real-time strategy video game, published by Activision, was perhaps unsurprisingly the sequel to the previous year's Star Trek: Armada. Like its predecessor, Armada II is set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation era and showcases events in the Alpha Quadrant between the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Cardassian Union, Species 8472, and the Borg. As it's synopsis read...
"The Federation stands on the precipice of another major conflict that threatens the fragile peace we have worked so hard to achieve. It's been six months since we successfully dealt with the threat of the Omega Particle. Tensions between the Cardassians and the Klingon Empire are on the rise, and we've just received word of a renewed Borg threat."
Following some complaints about the length of the first game, the single-player campaign was altered for Armada II; now only three races are involved, and each storyline is mostly independent of the others: the Federation must repel a Borg invasion via a new type of transwarp gate, taking the assault into the Delta Quadrant; the Klingons must deal with a resurgent Cardassian military, while the Borg, affected by events in the Federation campaign, must stave off an attack by Species 8472, before combining with the Federation to eliminate this galactic threat.

Among its cast of vocal actors both Patrick Stewart and Alice Krige leant their distinctive tones to Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Borg Queen respectively. Alson on June 26th...
Today in 1989, the twentieth and anti-penultimate episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation's second season premiered. Titled The Emissary (and not to be confused with the Deep Space Nine pilot), 9 million viewers were tuned in to witness the Enterprise crew dealing with a Klingon sleeper ship whose occupants don't know the Federation and Klingons are at peace. On-board to help them is an emissary, who (coincidentally) is one of Worf's former love interests. Awkward!

Join us again next time for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the movie's released, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Star Trek history.

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