The Starfleet Survival Guide

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As the brave men and women of Starfleet carry out their duties -- mapping countless solar systems, greeting new species and establishing ties with civilizations large and small -- they live, work, and face the possibility that they could die in space. How do Starfleet's finest survive the countless dangers to be discovered as they boldly go where no one has gone before? Find ...
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As the brave men and women of Starfleet carry out their duties -- mapping countless solar systems, greeting new species and establishing ties with civilizations large and small -- they live, work, and face the possibility that they could die in space. How do Starfleet's finest survive the countless dangers to be discovered as they boldly go where no one has gone before? Find out with this special edition of The Starfleet Survival Guide!

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For further reference, or if you are considering and exciting and fulfilling career in the diplomatic and scientific fleet of the United Federation of Planets, please contact your local Starfleet representative.

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Don't even think of stepping aboard a Starship without a copy of The Starfleet Survival Guide, standard issue for every Starfleet officer. This useful (and collectible) guide provides basic information on several subjects, including Alien Technology, Alien Wildlife, Modifying Federation Technology, and Temporal Anomalies. The descriptions of standard Federation emergency equipment will help illuminate several famous Star Fleet quick-fixes. Now, where is that self-sealing stem-bolt?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743418423
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 9/17/2002
  • Series: Star Trek Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 463,650
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard series and its sequel, Star Trek: Seekers. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, comic books, computer games, and live theater. He currently resides in New York City.

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1.01 Causing Localized Seismic Disruptions with Tricorder and/or Combadge Signals

Although creating controlled seismic events is extremely dangerous, they can be an effective deterrent if executed properly — blocking the path of a pursuer or group of pursuers in a wilderness setting by causing the collapse of a large volume of earth, rock, snow, or other material.

This effect is sometimes easy to create with well-placed phaser blasts, but if phasers are not available or have malfunctioned, a variety of terrains might prove susceptible to disruption through the use of ultrasonic and hypersonic signals from a combadge or tricorder. Regions with great quantities of loose rock, muddy earth, or heavy accumulations of snow or similar frozen precipitation can be induced to collapse by using focused sonic waves to reduce their overall strength and cohesion.

For maximum effect, such controlled events should be directed into gullies, narrow canyon passages, or other close areas, providing the greatest degree of obstruction to a pursuer. However, great care should be taken not to execute such a tactic too close to any settled area, or in a location where there is an unacceptably high risk of the controlled event triggering subsequent, uncontrolled events that might lead to unwanted collateral damage.

If the disruption is to be effected using a tricorder:

• Scan the target area for its overall mass and molecular cohesion.

• Press the GEO-1 switch on the tricorder to initialize geological scan protocols.

• Select sense option I for internal sensors, followed by command protocol Alpha to set the scan type to the geological mechanics subroutine.

• Run the "GEO Mechanics" subroutine to pinpoint weak areas and zones of maximum stress.

• Select the GEO-2 control to calculate the necessary frequency and amplitude of signal to induce a seismic disruption.

Small volumes of low mass are relatively easy to disrupt with a tricorder; disruptions of greater than 10 metric tons or of highly cohesive material require more power and will necessitate the creation of a collimated signal from the tricorder and any other signal sources immediately available, such as other tricorders and combadges.

If the disruption is to be effected using a combadge:

Using a combadge, the process of locating vulnerable areas and selecting appropriate disruption frequencies becomes one of trial and error, with manual adjustments being made through the ultrasonic and hypersonic frequencies until the trigger frequency is found. Caution should be exercised to ensure that while searching for the correct frequency to disrupt the target area, other zones of instability — particularly if they are underfoot or overhead — are not disrupted during the process.

• Open the back access panel and use a fine-grade, nonconductive tool to adjust the RF transceiver — the triangular circuit assembly located below the lower right-hand corner of the subspace transceiver assembly — through its preset frequency and amplitude test series.

• Narrow the transmission bandwidth by adjusting the aperture control, a circular element located at the topmost area of the combadge's internal assembly, to direct the beam.

• Set the signal aperture to a field-of-view (FoV) of approximately .25 to .35 degrees of arc.

• Target the top point of the combadge at the target area.

• Cycle the RF test settings through the ultrasonic and hypersonic frequency ranges until the target area begins to show signs of disruption.

• As soon as disruption effects become visible, leave the RF settings in place and increase the gain to the RF circuit from the combadge's sarium krellide power cell until the desired level of collapse has occurred.

Copyright © 2002 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Table of Contents



1.00 Introduction

1.01 Causing Localized Seismic Disruptions with Tricorder and/or Combadge Signals

1.02 Programming a Combadge or Tricorder to Trigger Preset Device Effects and Functions

1.03 Programming a Tricorder to Control a Medium-Range Subspace Transmitter

1.04 Reconfiguring a Subspace Transceiver to Generate a Short-Duration, Low-Power Force Field

1.05 Remodulating a Universal Translator into a Jamming Device

1.06 Recalibrating Transporter Enhancer Armbands as Temporal Shields

1.07 Repurposing Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3 Phasers as Explosive Devices

1.08 Sterilizing Food and Water with a Phaser

1.09 Charging a Shuttle Battery or Ship's Console with a Type-1, Type-2, or Type-3 Phaser Power Cell

1.10 Protecting a Campsite from Pests, Using a Tricorder and Phaser

1.11 Surviving Atmospheric Reentry in a Pressure Suit

1.12 Reconfiguring Transporters to Create Perpetual Stasis Loops

1.13 Using Holodeck Data Cores to Save Transport Patterns

1.14 Transmitting Coded Subspace Signals by Adjusting a Warp Drive's Field Phase Coils

1.15 Sealing Quantum Fissures with an Inverted Warp Field

1.16 Detecting and Counteracting Invidium Contamination


2.00 Introduction

2.01 Anesthetizing Humanoids with Tricorder Signals

2.02 Modifying a Type-1 or Type-2 Phaser into a Scalpel

2.03 Programming a Holographic Emitter to Artificially Respirate a Humanoid Whose Lungs Have Been Destroyed

2.04 Erasure of Humanoid Short-Term and Long-Term Memories

2.05 Protocols for Temporary Implantation of a Trill Symbiont into a Non-Trill Host

2.06 Neutralizing Denevan Neural Parasites

2.07 Detecting and Removing Interphasic Parasites

2.08 Treatment Methods for an Overdose of Anti-Intoxicants

2.09 Proven Herbal Remedies for Mugato Venom

2.10 Negating the Psychotropic Effects of Omicron Ceti III Spores

2.11 Diagnosing and Counteracting Variants of the Psi 2000 Virus

2.12 Recognizing and Treating Symptoms of Temporal Narcosis


3.00 Introduction

3.01 How to Drive off Noncorporeal Emotional Parasites

3.02 Avoiding Mind Control by Elasian Women

3.03 Surviving Attack by a Crystalline Entity

3.04 Dealing with "Omnipotent" Beings

3.05 Protocols for Nanite Infestation of Computers

3.06 Navigating Inside a Borg Cube or Sphere

3.07 Recognizing and Neutralizing a Dikironium Cloud Creature

3.08 Fending Off an Attacking Mugato

3.09 Wrestling Free of a Denebian Slime Devil

3.10 Dealing with Charging Klingon Sarks

3.11 Evading Wanoni Tracehounds

3.12 Escaping from a Vulcan Le-Matya

3.13 Defending Yourself Against a Kryonian Tiger

3.14 Protecting a Starship from an Alpha Omicron Creature


4.00 Introduction

4.01 Landing and Evacuating Crippled Small Spacecraft

4.02 Surviving in and Escaping from Damaged Turbolifts

4.03 Escaping from a Malfunctioning Holodeck

4.04 Transporting Through Shields

4.05 Transporting to Ships Moving at Warp Speeds

4.06 Creating Metaphasic Shielding to Conceal a Ship in a Stellar Corona or Similar Environment

4.07 Detecting Cloaked Objects and Vessels at Close and Intermediate Ranges

4.08 Reversing Radical Subspatial Compression

4.09 Protocols for Containing and Transporting a Protouniverse

4.10 Dispersing Rogue Soliton Waves

4.11 Inducing Solar Eruptions for Tactical Purposes

4.12 Surviving While Adrift in Deep Space

4.13 Surviving if You Are Shifted Out of Phase

4.14 Detecting and Escaping Temporal Causality Loops

4.15 Determining if You Have Been Shifted into a Parallel Quantum Universe

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    Great book for trekkies.

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