Star Trek - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire boldly going everywhere but America

All right, here's where we admit something vaguely shameful about ourselves. Deep Silver announced a PSN/XBLA game that combines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire trivia gameplay with a Star Trek: The Original Series theme -- and we were totally into it. We like the idea of a specific, safe venue for us to feel good about knowing a bunch of stuff about Star Trek. You can choose from one of four avatars, including Uhura, a Vulcan officer, a Starfleet cadet, or an Orion slave girl, and "phone-a-friend" to a Star Trek character.

Alas, we won't get to satisfy our blood fever in the field of trivia combat. But you might! Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will be available in February "to fans worldwide except North America, Canada and Mexico." Ironically, we would be unable to play it if we were in Starfleet's San Francisco headquarters.%Gallery-145276%
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Classic Star Trek Edition Announced

20th January 2012 - Hampshire, UK/... Deep Silver, doublesix digital and CBS Consumer Products today revealed the Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition for PlayStation®3 and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This edition based on the world-famous television franchise is the second big brand edition for the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions series. It is being produced in cooperation with 2waytraffic International, part of Sony Pictures Television, which owns and licenses the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? format around the world. It will be available to fans worldwide except North America, Canada and Mexico.

The Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition features the authentic look & feel of the popular science-fiction television series, as well as 600 questions based on the classic Star Trek universe. The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? studio is set aboard a Constitution-class starship bridge; the host, audience, lifelines and contestants are all themed around the original Star Trek series. Players can choose from four avatars – Lt. Uhura, a Vulcan officer, a human cadet and an Orion slavegirl. The Phone-A-Friend lifeline also features eight characters from this iconic science-fiction universe.

Based on the world's most successful TV game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions retains all the excitement and atmosphere of the original program.

Contestants participate in the Fastest Finger First round and then scale a mountain of questions in the quest for that elusive virtual million, making judicious use of the three classic lifelines - Fifty-Fifty, Ask The Audience, and Phone-A-Friend. It's a social experience, too: up to four friends can compete locally to outdo each other, with each person's score dependent on their speed.

But the standout feature of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions is the introduction of special licensed question packs featuring the biggest names from movies, TV and much more. Star Trek: The Original Series – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition can be purchased as an extension to the original Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions game.

The Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition will be released in February 2012 via PlayStation®Store and will be available throughout Europe and in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Columbia via the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360.

Star Trek: The Original Series:
Star Trek is an American science-fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the Galaxy. Kirk's five-year mission - and his mandate from Starfleet - is to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone beforeTM. The series originally aired from September 1966 through June 1969.

Main features:
- Licensed Question Pack: Hundreds of questions based around Star Trek
- Theme-specific look of studio, audience, contestants and host
- Up to four friends can compete in the local multiplayer mode
- Three classic lifelines: 50:50, Ask The Audience, and Phone-A-Friend
- Online leaderboards: Only the smartest players will make the top of the list

This article was originally published on Joystiq.