It was a 2d game. First you selected your crew from a set of different characters, and they each had certain stats and abilities. You selected 4 crew members, like a pilot, an engineer, maybe a weapons person, and one other (medical?). Then you launched to fight enemies, you had weapons that were very similar to phasers (made a solid line that "followed" the enemies as they moved) and a photon torpedo like weapon. It was a space scrolling action game at that point.
The only other thing I remember about it was the author said that it was his first game (which was hard to believe considering how polished it seemed), and it was written in Pascal. It was a full color game, probably came out around 1995 or so. Anyone remember what I'm talking about?