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135 – Cryptic Visit 2013 – Al Rivera | Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Elijah July 19, 2013 58 7

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CrypticVisitRoundHello Captains! This is a very special presentation of Priority One Podcast recorded on Monday,  July 15th, 2013 – on location – at Cryptic Studios!!

With Elijah visiting friends in San Francisco, it only made sense to schedule a visit with the team at Cryptic Studios!…

…..Fortunately, they came to the door when the team showed up.

Our first report for you is an audio interview with Lead Designer, Al “CaptainGeko” Rivera. Not only did CaptainGeko take time away from his schedule to sit down with us, but he also acted as our most gracious host. A very special thanks to Mr. Rivera for his patience and hospitality! So sit back and have a listen as we review current player concerns and look into the future of Star Trek Online!


  • – On Friday, July 19th, we plan to publish our on-site interview with Al “CaptainGeko” Rivera – Lead Designer for Star Trek Online AND our first video montage of some of the amazing secrets we saw from our Art Department Tour
  • – On Monday, July 22nd, we plan to publish our on-site interview with Daniel Stahl – Executive Producer of Star Trek Online – as part of episode 136.
  • – On Monday, July 29th, we plan to publish our on-site interview with Lead Content Designer, Charles Gray as part of episode 137.
  • – On Monday, August 6th, we plan to publish our on-site interview with STO lead writer Christine Thompson and Sound Designer Michael Henry.
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Elio is a Northern New Jersey Cuban-American and graduate of Kean University, having earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance in 2011. He has performed in internationally renowned performance halls such as Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and in Beijing, China as a representative for Kean University. Since 2012, he has had the wonderful opportunity to Executive Produce Priority One – the premiere Star Trek Online podcast. Whether recruiting, managing the global team of talented volunteers, arranging interviews with special guests, editing, web-development, finding sponsors, managing crowd funding, or writing content for the podcast, Elio has a hand in it all. A long-time Trekkie, Elio has been watching the series since he was a child and sneaking in late night, back-to-back, episodes of TNG reruns. He finally embraced the Trekdom in college and spent many hours catching up on the entire multiverse…. instead of studying.

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  1. Sanokskyrat on July 19, 2013

    YAY! Romulan Quads! As for leeches I would say join the STF Elite channels. Its hardcore players so you need to know what your doing but no leeches.

  2. Grant on July 19, 2013

    Crafting would get a major boost if you mass produce booster packs for rep and fleet holdings. Also be able to craft large booster packs or special booster packs.

  3. Tatus on July 22, 2013

    You guys could at least try to ask something about the PVP lies that this guy has made for years.
    But I guess that is much to ask.

  4. S'kaa on July 22, 2013

    I really didn’t hear much about the KDF, It was Mostly FED/ROM things… Only the “Planned Schedule” thing for KDF ships. I just hope you keep to it with your word this time with the new Expansion. And that “Other Reasons” for Broadsiding Doesn’t sound too much promising. And BTW with the KDF, The New Story Content, MIGHT need some more “effort” and remember, Most KDF = lvl 50. And therefore, we haven’t got a lvl 50 ship (NON-FLEET) for near 1.5 to 2 years.

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