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Here are links to some of the sources for this project, including my favourite Star Trek-related websites.  Please check them out.

 

Ex Astris Scientia

Bernd Schneider’s Star Trek site - one of the finest Trek-related sites on the web. Comprehensive and beautifully presented, Ex Astris Scientia features a detailed Starship Database (including the source images for the sideviews in my PDFs - many thanks Bernd!), articles, galleries, episode reviews and much more. Highly recommended.

 

Neutral Zone Starship Database

Comprehensive collection of images and information covering virtually every class of vessel to appear in Star Trek, including ship lists from both canon Trek and other official sources. A must for starship fans.

 

Trekmania

Extensive Trek site whose ‘Ships of the Fleet’ section combines images and 3D renderings with canon data, backed up with speculative background information on the vessels of Starfleet. Painstakingly researched and produced by The Red Admiral, who kindly allowed the use of some of his starship renderings in the PDFs here.

 

Memory Alpha

An online encyclopedia of canon Star Trek-related information, presented in wiki format. This is the definitive online reference source for data and trivia on everything from the Star Trek series and movies.  Absolutely indispensable.

 

Star Trek.com

The official Star Trek site.  Revived again in 2008 after a period of mothballing.  It contains an extensive library of information on episodes, cast, characters, ships etc., plus downloads, news updates from TrekToday, and bulletin boards.

 

Starship Schematic Database

A veritable treasure trove of SF schematics.  SSDB attempts to archive every starship design ever conceived in the Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Space Battleship Yamato Universes, both official and unofficial, interesting and mediocre.

 

Daystrom Institute Technical Library

An exhaustive collection of canon data and extrapolations on Star Trek starships, weaponry, species and other technology.  Maintained by Graham Kennedy.

 

Advanced Starship Design Bureau

I discovered this site after creating my own ebooks.  Beautifully constructed large format PDFs covering many Starfleet vessels of the Next Generation era by Chris Wallace and Team Nexus.  All done in the style of the classic ‘Ships of the Star Fleet’ book from fandom.  If you like the documents here at STSHB, you’ll love the publications at ASDB.

 

Memory Beta

Useful companion site to Memory Alpha -  Memory Beta is an online encyclopedia for licensed Star Trek works, including novels, comic books, RPG sourcebooks, video games and any other licensed works.

 

Star Trek LCARS Blueprints Database

Part of the Cygnus X1 website, and a sister site to the Star Trek LCARS Books and Episodes Databases.  The LCARS Blueprints Database is an exhaustive collection of scanned Star Trek schematics.  Also includes links to similar sites.

 

Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator Online Database & Archive

Despite the mouthful of a title, this is an excellent reference for the old FASA Starship Combat Simulator board game, complete with the original data and descriptions of the FASA ships.  Also includes newer vessels converted to the same rules, and some great hi-res schematics of some of the major vessels.

 

Star Trek Minutiae

Fascinating site maintained by Dan Carlson.  As the name suggests, Star Trek Minutiae features a collection of obscure references and little known facts.  Also the home of Kristian Trigwell’s outstanding colour Trek logos and emblems.

 

TrekMovie.com

Not actually a source site (yet!), but highly recommended as the new first stop for news and information on the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek ‘reboot’ movie.  Also features information on new episodes of the remastered and revamped original series (which we still await on U.K. TV!).

 

Joe’s Enterprise Season Five Development Blog

A fascinating project being developed by Joe Hodkiss - an attempt to create a new season five for Enterprise as an animated series.  His blog features updates, preview images and other news.  He’s also looking for recruits and contributors.  Joe has kindly allowed some of his ship schematics to be used in Volume Five.  Well worth a visit.

 

Drex Files

The blog of Doug Drexler, Academy-award winning visual fx artist and senior illustrator on Star Trek: Enterprise, who also worked on Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and was visual effects CG supervisor on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.  Doug kindly lifted the lid on his archive of behind-the-scenes photos, sketches, CGI work, and anecdotes, and regularly answers fans’ questions.  A wonderful treasure trove of images and info for SF fans everywhere. (Sadly discontinued, but still worth visiting the archives).

 

Eavesdropping with Johnny

John Eaves was a production illustrator on Deep Space Nine and Enterprise, as well as working on many of the Star Trek movies, including J.J. Abrams’ 2009 semi-reboot.  He’s also the famed designer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E.  John’s followed hot-on-the-heels of Doug Drexler in producing a gem of a blog showcasing his pre-production sketches and other work, as well as highlighting some of his own heroes and inspirations.  Like Doug, John’s happy to answer fans’ questions. A must for SF and design aficionados.

 

Star Trek Online Wiki

Excellent source of data and information on the massively multiplayer game Star Trek Online, which features a large number of canon Star Trek vessels as well as Cryptic Studios’ own designs.

 

Trekyards

Stuart Foley and Samuel Cockings produce an excellent tri-weekly video series covering starships from Trek and many other sci-fi franchises in great detail. A fantastic source for expert analysis plus occasional special guests!

 

 

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