Remember in Star Trek: The Motion Picture how Kirk returns to the Enterprise and shoehorns his way back into the Captain's chair, leaving the previous job-holder to be absorbed by an interstellar entity that was really a relic of NASA's space program? What a hoot that was, and it's in no way relevant to today's story of former Star Trek Online
Executive Producer Dan Stahl
resuming his duties from Stephen D'Angelo
after vacating the position in 2011.
Stahl left Cryptic in September 2011
for a job at Zynga
, at which point D'Angelo assumed the producing role. Interestingly enough, Stahl quickly returned to Cryptic last December
but was assigned to heading up the Foundry team. The saga has come full-circle
as Stahl returns to executive producing and D'Angelo resumes his command as Cryptic's
Stahl posted a short re-introduction letter to mark his comeback: "After several eventful away team missions and a desk position training cadets in San Francisco, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be back at the helm of this very important title."