Starting tonight, Star Trek Online will offer Hearts and Minds, a special mini-mission, to commemorate Friday the 13th. This horror-themed episode will be available only on this and subsequent Fridays the 13th.

Over the decades and across the Star Trek franchise, we’ve seen many a cautionary tale about omniscient supercomputers, time travel, genetic manipulation and telepathic oppression. The pursuit of knowledge is rarely safe or pretty.

According to Star Trek Online, “Hearts and Minds explores the consequences of some unconventional research gone awry. This mission is a ‘story in one act,’ so you can easily finish it in a quick play session, and it’s easy to complete it with any additional characters that you may have on your account – which is handy, because the mission offers some special unique rewards.” 

Star Trek Online also noted that, “Fortunately, for the squeamish, Hearts and Minds is creepy, but not graphically gruesome. After all, what you can imagine is sometimes more horrific than anything you can be shown.” 

Hearts and Minds unfolds in the Donatu sector of the Eta Eridani sector block, at a lunar research station in the Donatu system. Both Starfleet (level 5+) and KDF officers (level 21+) can choose to accept this mission. Be sure to hail Franklin Drake (Starfleet officers) or K’Men (Klingon officers) to undertake this mission. Hearts and Minds will be available from 6 p.m. PDT on Thursday, April 12, until around 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday, April 14.


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