The Star Trek Encyclopedia

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Pocket Books/Star Trek, Oct 1, 1999 - Fiction - 752 pages
Exhaustively researched and cross-referenced, this massive encyclopedia brings together everything you could possibly want to know about all four incarnations of the most successful science fiction series of all time. Every fact, figure and detail of the awesome Star Trek universe - including the Star Trek feature films - can be found here collected in one magnificent volume. There are biographical entries on all the main crewmembers and hundreds of supporting characters from the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager AND from all nine Star Trek movies. There are notes on every televised episode shown so far: by the time this book is published there will have been well over five hundred. There are detailed prop illustrations, a starship recognition chart, a guide to alien races, a Starfleet uniform chart, phaser evolution chart, planets and stars, weapons and tools, medical equipment, inside jokes and much much more. We've said it before...but this really is the definitive book that no Star Trek fan can afford to be without.

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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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

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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