Attention all Vulcans, Wookiees and Midi-chlorians: The launch date for Star Trek Online is officially February 2, 2010 in North America, and February 5, 2010 in Europe, according to developer Cryptic's website.
More than any other sci-fi property I can think of, Star Trek is perfect for an MMO. The shows' main themes of exploration and inquiry fit in perfectly with a no-real-plot MMO, and the interchangeable nature of the crews of the different ships on the Star Trek TV programs means it makes sense for different personalities to live in the Star Trek Online universe.
That show has always been about a collective (The Federation) as opposed to being about individuals like, say, Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings. The game allows players to be members of alien races, as well as human, so Klingons are in luck!
Anyway, I'll be there at launch, pretending my desk chair is the captain's throne and yelling "Engage!" at my cat. What about you? Are you tired enough of World of Warcraft to give Star Trek Online a go?