Pedro has written a post over at the CIC's Chat Zone with an update on UE's status:
Another group WAS going to take over (don't know what happened there) anyway rather than let what we have go to waste I'm asking for help with a new, less ambitious plot.
We have a bengal class capship, a new bridge, splash, access to kilrathi comms, ships etc. What I need is someone to write a Secret Ops add-on using these things which should be of no more than around 8 missions, so really just a mini game. Additional details on request.
Try not to include anything too fancy so it can be completed in a short time. To save time and limit the help required, text, not voice overs will be used and fiction can be included at the writers discression. Don't forget to include ideas for a neat intro etc. Also if its any use a completed scene for UE was the Intrepid being destroyed by the bugs.
Any offers e-mail me at email@example.com This is really so as to ensure some of what has been done gets put to good use.
If you would like to see what has already been done for UE, you can find a 25 meg preview which contains an intro and the first mission here.