Star Trek Online demo beaming down on Friday

It’s OK if you’re not one of the one million Star Trek fans who registered for Star Trek Online prior to its launch back in February. Publisher Atari has a treat for those still stuck on the Trek fence. They’re making a trial version of the sci-fi MMO available to anyone, free of charge, allowing new players to get their feet wet battling space pirates in the “Stranded in Space” mission. It all starts on Friday, May 7, but if you really can’t wait, you can pre-load starting on Monday. Overall, seems like a great opportunity for those concerned about the game’s mix of space and ground gameplay (or any issues) to try the game out.