The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future

The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future


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From 'audet IX to Zytchin III, this book covers it all. This is the ultimate reference book for all Star Trek fans!

Added to this edition are 128 new pages. This addendum highlights the latest episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager® and the newest feature film, Star Trek: Insurrection™.

The thousands of photos and hundreds of illustrations place the Star Trek universe at your fingertips. Planets and stars, weapons and ships, people and places are just part of the meticulous research and countless cross-reference that fill this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671536091
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Series: Star Trek Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Okuda is the scenic art supervisor for Star Trek: Voyager. He is responsible for those show's control panels, signage, alien written languages, computer readout animation, and other strange things. Michael worked on all seven years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His other credits include six Star Trek feature films, The Flash, The Human Target, and the never-seen American version of Red Dwarf.

Along with Rick Sternbach, Michael serves as a technical consultant to the writing staff of Star Trek and is coauthor of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual book and CD-ROM. Michael grew up in Hawai'i, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School and earned a BA in communications from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is a member of IATSE Local 816 (Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists) and is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mike is a proponent of science education and he really wants to be the first graphic artist in space.

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'audet IX. Planet. Site of a major Federation Medical Collection Station. The Enterprise-D was assigned to transport specimens of plasma plague from this station to Science Station Tango Sierra in hopes that a vaccine might be found. ("The Child" [TNG]).

A&A officer. Abbreviation for archaeology and anthropology specialist, a staff officer aboard the original Starship Enterprise. Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas was the A&A officer when the Enterprise visited planet Pollux IV in 2267. ("Who Mourns for Adonais" [TOS]).

A-koo-chee-moya. Native American term used in Chakotay's vision quest prayer. ("The Cloud" [VGR]).

A.F. An old aquaintance of Jean-Luc Picard. While Picard was at Starfleet Academy, he carved A.F.'s initials into Boothby's prized elm tree on the parade grounds. Picard failed Organic Chemistry because of A.F. ("The Game" [TNG]).

Aaron, Admiral. (Ray Reinhardt). Starfleet official. Stationed at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, Aaron had been taken over by the unknown alien intelligence that infiltrated Starfleet Command in 2364. ("Conspiracy" [TNG]).

"Abandoned, The." Deep Space Nine episode #52. Written by D. Thomas Maio & Steve Warnek. Directed by Avery Brooks. Stardate 48214.5. First aired in 1994. A Jem'Hadar baby is discovered on Deep Space 9 and grows at an alarming rate into a warrior, genetically programmed to kill. GUEST CAST: Bumper Robinson as Teenage Jem'Hadar; Jill Sayre as Mardah; Leslie Bevis as Boslic freighter captain; Matthew Kimborough as Alien high roller; Hassan Nicholas asJem'Hadar boy. SEE: Constellation, U.S.S.; Creole shrimp with Mandalay sauce; dom-jot; Founders; holodeck and holosuite programs; isogenic enzyme; Jem'Hadar, the; karjinko; Koran; Mardah; Odo; Okalar; Rionoj; Risa; Sarjeno; Sisko, Jake; Starbase 201.

ablative armor. Starship protective skin that is designed to vaporize under weapons fire, thereby dissipating energy and protecting the ship's systems inside. In 2371, chroniton particles emitted by the Romulan cloaking device became lodged in the Starship Defiant's ablative armor matrix. ("Past Tense, Part I" [DS9]). Ablative armor technology was a closely-held secret, and until 2372, even Starfleet Operations did not know that the Defiant was so equipped. ("Paradise Lost" [DS9]).

Abrom. (William Wintersole). Zeon member of the underground on planet Ekos fighting against the Nazi oppression in 2268. Abrom, his brother Isak, and other members of the underground aided Kirk and Spock in locating Federation cultural observer John Gill. ("Patterns of Force" [TOS]).

absorbed. Term used to describe members of the society on planet Beta III who were controlled by the computer-generated entity known as Landru. When a person was absorbed, his or her individual will was stripped, and the person was forced to behave in a manner that the computer prescribed as being beneficial to society. ("Return of the Archons" [TOS]).

academy commandant. (Rudolph Willrich). Starfleet officer in charge of Starfleet Academy. In 2372 the academy commandant conspired with Admiral Leyton in his attempted coup of the Earth government. The commandant allowed the formation of Red Squad, an elite group of Starfleet Academy cadets that Leyton used in his plan. ("Paradise Lost" [DS9]).

Academy Flight Range. Located near Saturn in the Sol System, an area of space reserved for flight exercises by cadets from the Starfleet Academy. An accident at the Academy Flight Range in 2368 took the life of cadet Joshua Albert. ("The First Duty" [TNG]).

SEE: Crusher, Wesley; Kolvoord Starburst; Locarno, Cadet First Class Nicholas.

academy range officer. Starfleet officer in charge of the Academy Flight Range, located near Saturn. ("The First Duty" [TNG]).

academy. SEE: Starfleet Academy.

Acamar III. Home planet of the Acamarian civilization. The Enterprise-D met Sovereign Marouk, an Acamarian leader, and her attendants there. ("The Vengeance Factor" [TNG]).

Acamar system. The location of the planet Acamar III. ("The Vengeance Factor" [TNG]).

Acamarians. Humanoid civilization from planet Acamar III. The Acamarians had enjoyed peace for the past century, with the exception of Acamar's nomadic Gatherers, who left their homeworld to become interstellar marauders. These people appeared largely human with the exception of a facial cleft in their foreheads. They are also notable for individualized decorative facial tattooing. Acamarian blood is based on an unusual iron and copper composite, making it readily identifiable. Within Acamarian culture, membership in a clan is considered of great social and political importance, and conflicts between the various clans often became violent. One such feud, between the Lornaks and the Tralestas, lasted some three centuries, and ended only after the last Tralesta was dead. The Acamarian government, headed by Sovereign Marouk (pictured), extended an offer of reconciliation to the renegade Gatherers in 2366. The negotiations, mediated by Jean-Luc Picard, were eventually successful. ("The Vengeance Factor" [TNG]). SEE: Yuta.

ACB. SEE: annular confinement beam.

accelerated critical neural pathway formation. Medical procedure that uses genetic recoding to alter the brain of a humanoid patient. Although it was banned in the Federation, physicians on planet Adigeon Prime used the technique to enhance the brain of Julian Bashir when he was almost seven years old. The procedure is illegal under laws dating back to the end of the Eugenics Wars. ("Doctor Bashir, I Presume?" [DS9]).

accelerometer. Instrument used to measure the direction and amount of velocity change. ("Twisted" [VGR]).

access terminal. Systems connector port used aboard Borg ships to allow individual Borg to link to their collective. ("I, Borg" [TNG]).

access tunnel. Series of passageways traversing Deep Space 9, filled with circuitry and other utilities that may be accessed for repairs. The device responsible for the aphasia virus was located in one of the access tunnels containing the food-replicator circuitry. ("Babel" [DS9]). Similar to the Jefferies tubes used aboard Federation starships.

"Accession." Deep Space Nine episode #89. Teleplay by Jane Espenson & René Echevarria. Story by Jane Espenson. Directed by Les Landau. No stardate given. First aired in 1996. An ancient Bajoran ship emerges from the wormhole bearing an occupant who claims to be the Emissary of the Prophets, causing a resurgence of Bajoran fundamentalism and enmity for the Federation. GUEST CAST: Rosalind Chao as O'Brien, Keiko; Robert Symonds as Porta, Vedek; Camille Saviola as Opaka, Kai; Hana Hatae as O'Brien, Molly; Richard Libertini as Akorem Laan; David Carpenter as Onara; Grace Zandarski as Latara, Ensign; Laura Jane Salvato as Gia. SEE: Akorem Laan; Bajoran solar-sail vessel; Bajorans; Brak; Call of the Prophets, The; D'jarra; Emissary; Gaudaal's Lament; Gia; ih'tanu ceremony; Ih'valla; Imutta; Jatarn, Major; Kira Nerys; Kitara's Song; Latara, Ensign; O'Brien, Keiko; Onara; Opaka, Kai; Orb shadow; Porta, Vedek; Shakaar Edon; Spitfire; te'nari; United Federation of Planets; Winn; Yridian yak.

Accolan. (Dan Mason). Citizen and artist on planet Aldea who would have helped raise Harry Bernard, Jr., child of an Enterprise-D crew member, had Harry and other children remained on Aldea in 2364. ("When the Bough Breaks" [TNG]).

aceton assimilators. Weapon used by the ancient Menthars in their war with the Promellians a thousand years ago. Aceton assimilators could drain power from distant sources (such as an enemy ship), then use that power to generate deadly radiation to kill the ship's crew. The Menthars placed hundreds of thousands of these devices in the asteroid field near Orelious IX, thus trapping the Promellian cruiser Cleponji a millennium ago. The devices remained active for centuries and trapped the Enterprise-D there in 2366. ("Booby Trap" [TNG]).

acetylcholine. Biochemical substance, a neurotransmitter that promotes the propagation of electrical impulses from one nerve cell to another in carbon-based life. Spock performed an acetylcholine test on a huge spaceborne amoeba creature that destroyed the Gamma 7A System in 2268, although McCoy felt the test was improperly done. ("The Immunity Syndrome" [TOS]). Levels of acetylcholine in the hippocampus can quantify the amount of memory an individual has accumulated. ("All Good Things?" [TNG]). The clamps implanted in Akritirian prison inmates were designed to stimulate the production of acetylcholine in the hypothalamus to stimulate their aggressive tendencies, thus keeping them at each other's throats. ("The Chute" [VGR]).

Achilles. (Max Kelvin). Popular gladiator on planet Eight Ninety-Two IV. Achilles fought McCoy and Spock in the planet's televised arena in 2267. ("Bread and Circuses" [TOS]). SEE: Eight Ninety-Two IV.

acidichloride. Corrosive gaseous chemical, toxic to humanoid life. In 2372 while Thomas Paris was undergoing a mutative change, the Emergency Medical Hologram surrounded his patient with a force field containing nitrogen and acidichloride gas. ("Threshold" [VGR]).

actinides. Radioactive compounds often found in uranium ore. Actinides in the Ikalian asteroid belt made it difficult for sensors to determine the location of Kriosian rebels in the area in 2367. ("The Mind's Eye" [TNG]).

active tachyon beam. SEE: tachyon detection grid.

active-scan navigation. Navigation technique used when conventional passive sensors cannot be used. Active-scan navigation works by echolocation, such as when a modulated tetryon pulse is transmitted, so that a reflection off an object (such as a ship) will permit the object's location to be determined. ("Starship Down" [DS9]).

Adam. (Charles Napier). Follower of Dr. Sevrin who sought the mythical planet Eden in 2269. The musically inclined Adam died when he ate an acid-saturated fruit on a world he thought was Eden. ("The Way to Eden" [TOS]). Charles Napier also played General Rex Denning in "Little Green Men" (DS9), and country-and-western singer Tucker McElroy in The Blues Brothers.

Adams, Dr. Tristan. (James Gregory). Assistant director of the Tantalus V penal colony in 2266. Adams seized control of the colony after director Simon Van Gelder became insane from testing a neural neutralizer device. Adams later died from exposure to the unit. ("Dagger of the Mind" [TOS]).

adanji. Variety of incense used in the Klingon Mauk-to'Vor ritual. ("Sons of Mogh" [DS9]).

adaptive heuristic matrix. Extremely sophisticated computer memory architecture incorporated into the Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram and the Jupiter station EMH diagnostic program. ("The Swarm" [VGR]).

adaptive interface link. Computer connection used to exchange information between two computer systems of totally alien origin. An adaptive interface link was used to download information from an alien space probe of unknown origin to station Deep Space 9's computers on stardate 46925. ("The Forsaken" [DS9]). SEE: Pup.

Adele, Aunt. Jean-Luc Picard's relative, who taught him a number of home remedies for common ailments. These included ginger tea for the common cold ("Ensign Ro" [TNG]) and steamed milk with nutmeg to treat sleeplessness. ("Cause and Effect" [TNG]). Aunt Adele was also mentioned in "Schisms" (TNG). She was named for Star Trek assistant director Adele Simmons.

Adelman Neurological Institute. Biomedical research facility. Dr. Toby Russell served on staff at the Adelman Neurological Institute in 2368. ("Ethics" [TNG]).

Adelphi, U.S.S. Federation starship, Ambassador class, Starfleet registry NCC-26849, that conducted the disastrous first contact with the planet Ghorusda. Forty-seven people, including Adelphi's Captain Darson, were killed in the incident, which later became known as the Ghorusda disaster. ("Tin Man" [TNG]).

Adelphous IV. Planet. Destination of the Enterprise-D following its encounter with the Romulan warbird Devoras in 2367. ("Data's Day" [TNG]).

Adigeon Prime. Planet. Location of a medical facility where seven-year-old Julian Bashir was taken by his parents to have the structure of his brain altered for the enhancement of his physical and mental skills. ("Doctor Bashir, I Presume?" [DS9]).

Adin. (Anthony Crivello). Personal physician to the tyrant Tieran of the Ilari nation in the Delta Quadrant. Adin continued to minister to him even when Tieran's body died and his consciousness inhabited Kes's body in 2373. Adin warned Tieran to leave Kes's body because it was unstable due to her being an unwilling host, but Tieran wanted to keep Kes's body because of her unique mental abilities, and so he killed Adin. ("Warlord" [VGR]).

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Matthew Beasley More than 1 year ago
I may have a hard-copy, but it's way to big to fit in my rack on a ship when I'm deployed. Not a bad price, but it would be nice to have a newer update to include up to the newest Star Trek movie. Five stars, however, for its insightful info into the hystory of my favorite series of shows and movies.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Picked this up at a used book store. Having both a Star Trek bent and a trivial mind, this is right up my alley.
aussieVic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An early edition of a book of reference which covers the Universe of the Federation of Planets (Star Trek). Since updated.
SquirrelHead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Definitely for a hard core fan! This is a great reference book oozing with minutia and detail from all aspects Star Trek.movies and television shows. Perfect for finding out about weapons, ships, characters food and more. If you are a Star Trek fan you will be pleased to have this one in your librarry.
daffodil09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This encyclopedia has multiple uses for die-hard Star Trek fans. It has information on Star Trek characters, series episodes, movies, technology, weapons, ships, even foods! It's a great reference book to fill in the gaps, refresh your Star Trek memories, and answer all those trivia questions. An updated edition would be welcome (this one only goes to the fourth year of Voyager and no Enterprise).
mrshappyhousewife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bought this for husband when he and I were big Trekkies. Hasn't been read in ages.
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Arty_Low More than 1 year ago
The Nook Edition has all of the information of its printed counterpart, but it lacks the aesthetics of its printed counterpart. If you are looking for a very portable source for Star Trek information, this resource will not steer you wrong. If you already have one of the printed versions, then it is not necessary to spend the extra coin.
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connierc More than 1 year ago
While there are many compilations for each series - and I for one believe they are essential for "behind the scenes" information and invaluable to understanding the particular series written about - THIS is THE definitive tie-it-all-together book for the TV SHOWS & MOVIES. BE CAREFUL to make sure to get the most recent edition, as there are at least THREE versions of this book that I know of, as new series came on the air and were added to the book. Talk about dedication - the OKUDOS far outdid themselves! OH, btw, this is also available on DVD-ROM, tho I personally love real-paper books! This is wondeful as a cross reference to each show, each character, the plots, ships, planets - absolutely INCREDIBLE detail is includes on just about anything you might want to know about the shows (I mention "the shows" again, as there is NOT one of these for THE BOOKS of ST - sadly, but would be almost impossible to do, as so many are written each year). If you are a die-hard Star Trek fan, this is something that needs to be on your self! I've had many occassions in various discussions on ST where this came in handy - run to bookcase, grab it, look up info, and continue with online chat or discussion. Instant Expert - and fast gratification when looking for that certain piece of information about what planet had the Horta, who WAS the "salt monster," or when did J.T.KIRK graduate from SF Academy! :0) ENJOY!
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MrSpock More than 1 year ago
Really good book. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers just about anything! You can find anything in this book and I would highly recomend it to any trekkie (trekker)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new edition of The Star Trek Encyclopedia is excellent. Newer, larger entries, more pictures, and now the Encyclopedia is in full color. A very helpful reference book for anyone who watches any of the Star Trek series and wants to know more about what they see. I use it all the time, and love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be VERY helpful. You can look up any character or anything from all four of the past shows and find some sort of information on it. I also write Star Trek stories and I found this book to be a very helpful reference guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be a very informative resource for star trek enthusiasts, starfleet officers, and sci fi buffs of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Then you'll like this one. More of the same, but really, the key word is more. There are plenty of small, but viewable, videos, and pictures galore. I really like that it is cross-platform, although this one no longer runs on older Macs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers it all. From the TV shows to the movies it covers it all. I like this book a lot!