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113 – Al “Captain Geko” Rivera, Part One | Priority One: A Star Trek News Podcast

Elijah February 8, 2013 32 10

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Hello Captains!

Welcome to part one of this special two-part Priority One Supplemental interview with STO’s Lead Content designer, Al Rivera. In the first part of this interview, we chat with Al about the three great years that STO has enjoyed! From success to success, as well as the intricacies and behind-the-scenes details that it took to bring us the latest Featured Episode, Temporal Ambassador, featuring none other than Denise Crosby, best known from Star Trek: The Next Generation as head of security Tasha Yar.

Stayed tuned next week for the second part of our interview! In it, Al “CaptainGeko” Rivera will answer questions submitted by YOU, our loyal listeners! Stay in the loop by subscribing to our feed! —


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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. Frederick Holtz on February 8, 2013

    We actually know some of the events that lead up to the disappearance of the B, according to the Haynes Manual, the B was lost due to the crew contacting a disease.

    • Tuskin on February 8, 2013

      I believe he meant in canon Fredrick. Anything not seen on TV or in the movies is not canon.

  2. Jeff Riker on February 8, 2013

    Well, you are almost right, but also Trademark Novels are canon. Like Star Trek Titan/Destiny etc. Not only TV Series or Movies.

  3. blu3drag0n1977 on February 9, 2013

    I love the forced costume change in Temporal Ambassador is a great mechanic. I would like to see is made available in the foundry. and the next update is more akin to a Star Trek “Movie” instead of a season.

  4. Solomon on February 9, 2013

    No, actually “trademark novels” are not considered canon.
    “The Star Trek canon is generally defined as all live-action television series and feature films released by Paramount Pictures. With the release of Star Trek: The Animated Series on DVD, the studio appears to have changed its stance, and is now listing the cartoon series (aired 1973–1974), as a part of established canon. The various “official” references (such as the Star Trek Encyclopedia or the Star Trek Chronology) may be used as a guide to canon information, but are not canon in and of themselves.”

  5. Frederick Holtz on February 9, 2013

    When a game uses material from the books and comics, the idea of canon goes out the window and except for other video games, just about anything official trek is considered game.

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