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All Five STAR TREK(R) Captains to Voice Bethesda Softworks Video Game Marking the First Time the Principal Stars of the Legendary Series Have Participated in a Single Star Trek Project Together.

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Surrounding the 40th Anniversary of STAR TREK, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew to Reprise Captain Roles for STAR TREK: Legacy(TM)

Bethesda Softworks(R) announced today that all five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK series captains -- William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew -- will provide voiceovers in the STAR TREK: Legacy(TM) video game. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated on a single STAR TREK project together.

"I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to STAR TREK: Legacy," said Shatner. "Bethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an exciting game that stays true to Star Trek's roots and accurately incorporates elements from each series."

STAR TREK: Legacy is in development for both the Xbox 360(TM) videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. STAR TREK: Legacy is scheduled to launch this fall under license from CBS Consumer Products. The STAR TREK franchise, which debuted with the Original Series in 1966, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have the five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK captains take part in this project," said Todd Vaughn, vice president of development, Bethesda Softworks. "Their participation, especially since it takes place during the series' 40th anniversary, will add to the fun and excitement of the game and emphasizes our commitment to provide fans with the most authentic STAR TREK experience possible."

The five actors will reprise their roles from their respective series as follows:

--William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk from the "STAR TREK: The Original Series" - 1966-1969

--Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from "STAR TREK: The Next Generation(R)" - 1987-1994

--Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko from "STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine(R)" - 1993-1999

--Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway from "STAR TREK: Voyager(R)" - 1995-2001

--Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer in "STAR TREK: Enterprise(TM)" - 2001-2005

STAR TREK: Legacy places you in the role of the Admiral of a task force of warships, which you control in small- and large-scale battles. Test your strategic and tactical skills in real-time combat featuring over 60 authentic spaceships, full damage modeling, and spectacular visual effects. Play through the single-player campaign or in the extensive multiplayer mode with a group of friends online.

The compelling storyline in Legacy spans the entire STAR TREK Universe, including the Original Series, "STAR TREK: The Next Generation(R)," "STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine(R)," "STAR TREK: Voyager(R)," and "STAR TREK: Enterprise(TM)" eras. STAR TREK: Legacy is being developed under the direction of Bethesda Softworks at the studios of Mad Doc Software, creators of the highly successful and critically acclaimed STAR TREK Armada II. Celebrity acquisition and voice production services provided by Blindlight LLC STAR TREK: Legacy has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on the title, visit the official Web site at http://startrek.bethsoft.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently with The Elder Scrolls(R) IV: Oblivion(TM) and the 2002 PC and Xbox(R) Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind(R). Among Bethesda's more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls(R) series and Fallout(R), as well as its licensed properties, Pirates of the Caribbean(TM) and Star Trek(R). Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

About Mad Doc(R) Software, LLC

Mad Doc(R) Software, LLC (www.maddocsoftware.com) consists of game industry veterans with experience in every aspect of game development. An emerging force in the industry, Mad Doc was founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Davis with the goal of developing AAA titles that expand the game playing experience and broaden the market through creative use of new Networking, Graphics, and AI technologies, Massachusetts-based Mad Doc team members are responsible for over ten million units in the game market worldwide, earning the acclaim of players, critics, and publishers alike. Copyright 2005 Mad Doc(R) Software, LLC. All rights reserved. MadAI is a trademark of Mad Doc(R) Software, LLC. All rights reserved.

About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Enterprises, manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activities for a diverse slate of properties owned or controlled by the CBS Corporation. Additional information is available by visiting www.CBS.com.

About Blindlight(TM)

Hollywood-based Blindlight, LLC is the leading service company for providing the videogame industry with inside access to the creative resources of Hollywood. Tapping all levels of Hollywood's film and television industries, Blindlight's service disciplines include celebrity acquisition, VO production, scriptwriting and music services. Over the past six years, Blindlight has become the largest independent producer of professional acting talent for the videogame industry. For more information about Blindlight, visit www.blindlight.com.

STAR TREK: Legacy(TM) 2006 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. (TM) & (C) 2006 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. CBS, the CBS EYE logo, and related marks are trademarks of CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK: Legacy developed in association with Mad Doc Software, LLC. Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the United States and/or in other countries. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox Live logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. Other product and company names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.
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