I have been able to mess around with some stuff and I have come up with a few interesting things,
As an example, I created an ability for one of my ships called "Fire-At-Will" which is basically an altered Volley Fire, but it takes power away from the engines (-200% engines +200 rate of fire) and devotes it to weapons. The result was a very interesting but ultimatly balanced ability. (When on, the ship may be slower, but you dont want it to catch up with you..
As for the UI, I dont know if your interested but a Trek UI was made for Ez.'s work and I think its quite nice. I could get some screenshots of it if you wanted.
As for helping out, I am more than willing to do what ever I can. So far I have been able to do Weapons and effects (which I know you dont need), Abilities, Maps, I even made a four round torpedo launcher. So it is possible that I may be able to help out in some way.
If you think that might be the case, or if you think you might have something that needs to be done and follows along those lines, I offer up my services, such as they are & would be happy to do what ever I can.
As a side note, I have made some really amazing Star Trek Dominion War maps, the only problem being, that I had already intergrated alot of the stuff from 7 Deadly Sins (Planets, stars, etc) so that the maps themselves could be more accurate. I.E. Bajor being a Relic world... Or as another example, I took his "Rouge" stars and made them uncolonizable and began using them like you would normal stars but in a VERY large single star map then connected all the stars to each other so you could travel anywhere from anywhere. It turned out quite well, but in the first versions I had upwards of 220 planets and it got a bit laggy toward the end so I reluctantly had to scale things back. But it is a great example of what could be done in terms of maps.
But I would suggest that where ever possible, you might take advantage of some of the other Galaxy work done in the Sins community, i.e. black holes new planet types & bonuses etc... I am sure all of them would probably be honored to have some of their work used in a project of this scope. =P
But these are only suggestions and stuff...
However, I would love to help out if I can somehow, so please dont hesitate if you think I might be able to.
Otherwise, you & your teams work has always been & continues to be of the highest calibur.