So I thought what with the new Star trek movie about to hit the cinema, and given the predictably poor effort of the console versions of Star trek into darkness, I wanted to take a look at what Star Trek themed apps and games are worth checking out for your iPad or iPhone.
First off I should say there is a supprisingly poor selection of Star Trek games available for the iOS platform, but some of the Apps fare better.
Top iOS Star Trek Apps
Star Trek TOS Communicator iPhone App, this is a must for fans of the origional TV show, its simple but very cool, I particulary like the motion controlled communicator flip sound effects
Star Trek LCARS HD Theme for iPhone & iPad, warning you need to have Cydia for this, so your iOS must be jailbroken, its worth it though, because it completly reskinns your phone interface and sound effects to match the Star Trek TOS computer UI, which is awesome.
Note: for people who dont want to jailbreak their iPad, try Star Trek PADD, its similar to LCARS, but not as good, it priced @ 2.99 on the App store
The Official Star Trek App is not much more than just a collection of trailers and sweepstakes, a very lame effort from paramount interactive.
Star Trek Sound board apps
These are some Star trek sound board apps floating around but theyre mostly for the Android not the iOS, which is a pity.
Star Trek iOS games
The only Star Trek related game worth playing for the iOS, is not actually a Star Trek game, but if you want a Star Trek experience, check out Star Command, its not quite the in depth strategic experience originally envisioned on its Kickstarter, but its fun and does simulate running a Star ship in a linear game format, just rename your ship and toons Spock and Kirk and pretent its the Enterprise, worth a look until FTL comes to the iOS.
You should also check out this very funny Escapist team blowing up the Death Star (below), its not really Star Wars, I thought it was funny.