Oh, hey, what's up, Janeway? I'm just walking the bridge. No big deal.
There are things to be said both positive and negative about Star Trek: Voyager. On the one hand, that Year of Hell plotline was pretty awesome. On the other hand, there was that time Tom Paris and Captain Janeway broke the warp barrier, turned into space platypi, and mated. So it's a bit of a mixed bag, really.
But Threshold aside, one of the things I liked most about Voyager was the bridge of the ship itself. Gone was the too-bright soap-opera-esque lighting of the TNG set, while still retaining something undeniably of the Federation that Deep Space Nine's design often lacked. Voyager's a fine-looking ship, one you might hope to find yourself on.
And now you can, after a fashion, and without getting stuck in the Delta Quadrant, no less.
The Oculus Rift is an in-development virtual reality gaming peripheral that has already been put to some intriguing uses. Part of the reason it's been garnering as much attention as it has is that indie developers have been very keen to experiment with it.
Thomas Kadlec, in this instance, thought he'd take a stab at making a virtual tour of the Voyager bridge utilizing the Unreal 4 engine.
What does it look like? See for yourself!
Even for a facsimile of the Oculus experience, that's pretty fancy. There are no people on the bridge, granted, but we're talking about one man's little indie project, not an AAA title.
Can we have more of the ship now? Go check out the warp core, maybe? Have a quick trip to the medical bay? Stop by the mess and not eat any of Neelix's food, ever? Lots of possibilities on Voyager alone, which doesn't even touch the other ships and outposts we wouldn't mind walking around. The future is coming, folks.