btw, I didnt give you enough credit earlier. I think a total conversion of all the art and assets to a star trek themed mod is a great idea. I dont think there's been a game MORE suited to a star trek mod than Distant Worlds. So often space games only revolve around fighting and winning, and really, star trek isn't about that, ya know? There's so much more to it, like diplomacy (well, maybe not janeway), exploration (okay, janeway had that), and intrigue (go romulans). Distant Worlds manages many of those functions better than most 4x's IMO.
Now if only we could figure out someway to get into the game and fiddle with the code. Give the Borg a more realistic feel with tuned AI settings (instead of them just being another empire), set up diplomacy so that empires could merge into *gasp* federations, get some asymmetric warfare going. That'd be awesome.
Seriously, cant wait for this to show up on Legends!