Star Trek is more than just another science fiction series. In fact, some would say that Trek actually helped define the genre. From the early days of Trek, long before the use of CG or computer rendering, viewers and fans were captivated. Was it the thought of travel through the far reaches of space? Was it the technology, which at the time was unfathomable? Or was it something else that built and helped an entire genre grow?
Each time we sit down to write a Starbase 118 sim, we are delving into our own world within the Star Trek realm. Beyond that, we are writing within the science fiction genre, and we all want to put out the very best writing that we can. As such, we need to know just what makes stories like Star Trek so intriguing.