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Deck Eight is a Star Trek Online podcast from that brings you STO news, tips and tricks, and Foundry reviews each week.

Deck Eight is a Star Trek Online podcast from that brings you STO news, tips and tricks, and Foundry reviews each week.
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Deck Eight is a Star Trek Online podcast from that brings you STO news, tips and tricks, and Foundry reviews each week.






Deck Eight 53: Future Content

STO Voyager.In this episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Tom, and Shervin talk about the possible future Voyager content for Star Trek Online, discuss yet another mining event, and go through some of the latest Patch Notes.

Deck Eight 51: Ice Cream In Space

Alpha Flight.In this week’s episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Tom and Shervin discuss STO’s Star Trek Las Vegas plans and go forward in time to check out the new Romulan Time Ships. In the Foundry Corner, Tom and Shervin get their gold wings as they explore RemairTamec’s “Alpha Flight,” which won Foundry Challenge 7. Plus, we go through some forum posts on builds.

Deck Eight 50: Let’s Celebrate

50th Anniversary.This week we hit the half-century mark as the Deck Eight crew celebrate their 50th episode by raking in some Romulan veteran awards, checking out the gold subscription sale, and going mining for dilithium (the traditional golden anniversary celebration in the world of Star Trek). In this week’s Foundry Corner Tom and Shervin explore chivalrybean’s “Unexpected Reflection,” plus we check in on STO’s plans for Star Trek Las Vegas and peek into some Tal Shiar Lock Boxes.

Deck Eight 49: Romeo & Romeo

State of the Game for July 2013.This week Tom and Shervin find themselves trapped in Shuttlepod One for Deck Eight as the rest of the crew succumb to the many ailments of life in space. With so much time in a confined space, they discuss the State of the Game for July 2013, the Carrier Command Interface 2.0, an update on the Foundry Challenge 7, downloading Arc for the first time, and more from the world of STO.

Deck Eight 48: The Three Musketeers

The Syndicate Extraction.While Colin takes shore leave, Mark takes the helm in this episode of Deck Eight as the crew look at Massively’s visit to Cryptic, throw on some new TNG Romulan uniforms, get their Tribble test reward, and recap more STO news. Plus, Shervin and Tom explore the Foundry mission “The Syndicate Extraction” by Galactrix and Mark brings you another segment of “The Build Doctor.”

Deck Eight 47: Hello from Scotland!

Mark On the Bridge.In this episode of Deck Eight the crew welcome a new member, Mark McCulloch, who many will know from the Priority One podcast. Mark, Colin, Tom, and Shervin try to differentiate Romulan ships—which are so green—and recap more STO news. Plus, Shervin and Tom explore the Foundry mission “One Too Many” by XR-447 and Mark introduces his new segment “The Build Doctor.”

Deck Eight 46: Jet Packs On Risa

Summer’s New Resort Island.In the episode of Deck Eight the crew take you to the climate-controlled paradise of Risa for a jetpack ride and a chance to win a Risian Corvette starship. Plus, we bring you the usual round of Romulan talk and Shervin and Kate play “Order of Hov’lw” in the Foundry Corner.

Deck Eight 45: Brandon On Tour

Brandon “Bran Flakes” Felczer Interview.In the episode of Deck Eight, Shervin and Kate sit down with Perfect World Community Manager Brandon “BranFlakes” Felczer and his European counterpart Manni for an in-depth interview about Star Trek Online, upcoming projects, and even some hints about this summer’s Risa event.

Deck Eight 44: Darth Shervin

Darths, Brandons, and Romulans.In the episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Tom, Shervin, and Kate, bring you the latest on their Legacy of Romulus experiences, check in on Perfect World Community Manager Brandon “BranFlakes” Felczer’s upcoming London adventure and player meet-ups, and introduce a new segment on the show, “Forum View.”

Deck Eight 43: To the Foundry!

Repairing Utopia Planitia.While the Legacy of Romulus rolls on, there is still more happening in the STO universe beyond the borders of the Empire. In the episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Tom, Shervin, and Kate, fill you in on the Perfect World’s unified login launch, also known as Arc, and journey to the Sol System for the Foundry Corner. Go hands-on with bruckner’s “Repairing Utopia Planitia” mission and also delve into this month’s Ask Cryptic. Plus, because the Romulans currently are...

Deck Eight 42: Mrs. Bump

Playing Romulan.Now that the Romulan expansion is in full swing, the Deck Eight crew share their first thoughts on the changes to the game. We also look at the return of Feature Episode reruns, Romulan ships in the C Store, a sale on Lifetime subscriptions, and Tal Shiar Lock Boxes… which Tom gets too close to early in the show and is never heard from again.

Deck Eight 41: He's Jeffrey Combs

Nimbus Adventures and Desperate Prey.The Romulan expansion of Star Trek Online has officially launched, and in this episode of Deck Eight the crew take you to Nimbus III for some fun in the Paradise Lost Adventure Zone, bring you some Romulan console information, dive into warp cores, and find out what items have been added to the Legacy Pack. Plus, in the Foundry Review, Kate and Tom explore “Desperate Prey.”

Deck Eight 40: The Cat with UI

Thomas Marrone.As we enter into our 40th show, we are joined by Star Trek Online UI Artist Thomas Marrone to discuss his early gaming experience and how he got hired by Cryptic. We also follow his path into game creation as we learn who initially bought some mini games that he had developed. Moving into the STO game interface, Thomas talks about how he approached it development, and we go off on some odd tangents into his personal likes and favourites in Trek—even the fact that he likes...

Deck Eight 39: Pulsing Shards and Phoenixes

Depths or Nukara Prime.Of course the Romulans are still hanging around, and now they’ve been joined by Remans as we continue the build-up to the launch of STO’s Romulan expansion. But apart from another round of Romulan news, Colin, Shervin, Tom, and Kate bring you another look at the Foundry… and mark the return of Admiral Aaron! In the Foundry Review Kate and Shervin explore “Depths of Nukara Prime” by P_Sutherland, and the whole crew check in on Denise Crosby as she speaks about...

Deck Eight 38: I'm a Rear Escort

The Spirits of Ramok Nor.The Foundry Review is back with a visit to “The Spirits of Ramok Nor.” Also in this episode of Deck Eight Colin, Shervin, and Kate explore Romulan Warbird singularity powers along with new customisation features for your embassy. We’ll delve into the April Ask Cryptic as well, and find out what Kate thinks about the Defiant’s small size.

Deck Eight 37: He's a Jerk!

Romulans! They're Everywhere!As the launch of Star Trek Online’s Romulan expansion quickly approaches, Colin and Shervin are joined by Kate Walsh for a news rundown that would make the Praetor proud. From Romulan ship progressions to the Nukara Strikeforce to a revamping of the trait system, we get you set for The Legacy of Romulus. In addition, Kate and Shervin play through Captain Revo’s “Sacrifice of Angels” in our Foundry Review. Subscribe in iTunesDownload Enhanced PodcastDownload...

Deck Eight 36: A Man of Many Fleets

Hive Onslaughts and Crystalline Catastrophes.In this episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Shervin, and Tom take a look at the latest Star Trek Online news including a sale on Zen and lock boxes, the Crystalline Catastrophe event, skill planning, a sunroof for your embassy, and Tom and Shervin’s experience with the Hive Onslaught.

Deck Eight 35: I Don't Watch TV Unless It's On TV

Romulans… and more Romulans.In this episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Shervin, and Tom dig into the upcoming Romulan expansion with the special Legacy of Romulus Ask Cryptic, Massively’s Legacy of Romulus interview with Dan Stahl, and a look at the new Romulan ships coming to STO. Also in this week’s news are in-game First Contact Day celebrations and the unprecedented hacking of the Caspian Fleet.

Deck Eight 34: I Have a Shaved Cat

To Helna and Back.In this episode of Deck Eight, Colin, Shervin, and Tom are joined by Foundry author and Podcast UGC host Havraha to discuss some of the inside nuggets behind Podcast UGC as well as some Foundry tips and tricks. They also discuss Havraha’s “To Helna and Back,” a mission that has evolved over time to become one of the firm favourites amongst STO players and Foundry authors. In fact, Cryptic liked the mission so much they created a Duty Officer named Helna and gave her a...

Deck Eight 33: Spock's Mitten

Legacy of Romulus.In this episode of Deck Eight, Colin and Shervin take a look at the latest Star Trek news including the Neverwinter tie-in promotion, duty officer promotion, and a chance to win a very logical hand protection device. Then in the feature they delve into the upcoming expansion of STO, “Legacy of Romulus.” This major update to Star Trek Online gives you the chance to reshape the Romulan Empire in the aftermath of the destruction of Romulus and Remus.