Star Trek - The screen saver
Author: George W. Glaser
Date: December, 1993
Keywords: Berkeley Systems software program review
Text: Our Mission, To Explore the Galaxy; To Boldly Go ... You don't have to be a ''Trekie'' to enjoy Star Trek*, The Screen Saver, but if you are, you will love it! I found that I'm not willing to wait for Star Trek to come on; I throw the cursor into the ''sleep now'' corner of my screen every time I pause from my work. Installation, navigating the Control Panel, and all other aspects are identical to the regular version of After Dark*, which powers Star Trek. Of course, it includes all of the After Dark goodies like password protection. And all After Dark modules are fully compatible with Star Trek. The 15 Star Trek display modes are wonderful and the authentic AudioClips from the TV shows double the enjoyment (but could drive your co-workers crazy). Personally, I love the transporter, tricorder, and phaser sounds that accompany the animated, talking Spock as he casually paces around my document taking tricorder readings and burning phaser holes in my term paper! A group of us had a loud contest of Trekie trivia with the Federation Academy ''Final Exam.'' Then I spent hours going through the ''Scotty's Files'', and staring out my space port (monitor) at the ships passing by in ''Space.'' I was tickled when an animated nomad came wandering through the video clip scenes of Captain Kirk, dispensing orders on the bridge! Star Trek* is a wonderful diversion that must be experienced in person! Did I mention that it can also be used as a ''screen saver''?
Specs: Minimum Mac Plus with 2 MB RAM and hard drive, System 6.0.4 or later, System 7 compatible. Star Trek comes compressed on three 800K disks and uses an Installer. Star Trek - The Screen Saver, about $28 street price, is available from: Berkeley Systems Inc. P.O. Box 4303 Salinas, CA 93912-9955
Copyright © december, 1993 by George W. Glaser