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Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  950 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
This is the one, the only, the complete Star Fleet Technical Manual with everything you'll ever want to know about day-to-day life on the Enterprise. With architectural designs of the Enterprise, headquarters, detailed drawings of the weapons and equipment, official patterns for men's and women's uniforms, maps of orbit patterns and so much more, all your practical ...more
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Published October 24th 1991 by Titan Books Ltd (first published November 1st 1975)
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Cindy
Jul 22, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it
Well, I never actually read this book, but to me it was worth mentioning because of its importance in the life of my son. He discovered Star Trek during his elementary school years, and it would become an obsession. That and computers and video games defined his geekdom; he is a self-described nerd to this day and proud of it. This book inspired countless technical diagrams and schematics; he drew space ships, space stations, modules for space ships and space stations. His art, while ...more
Kevinalbee
Aug 20, 2008 Kevinalbee rated it it was amazing
It is not a story but it lend the science fiction eye to the gagetry of star trek.

Fun to read and examine I remember many arguments in my adolesence about whether the decriptors had any basis in even posiblity.

If the purpose of a book is to provide entertainment and provoke thought this book does it well.

Craig a.k.a Meatstack
Mar 06, 2011 Craig a.k.a Meatstack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-2010
Found this while going through a box of old books, and laughed out loud. Not something you "read" per-say, but a series of drawings and schematics on Star Trek equipment.

I remember sitting in my room as a kid and looking at this for ages, thinking that I could build myself a tricorder...after all, the plans where right here! There are little X's beside the ship roster, an artifact of using the book to create the names of ships for some now-forgotten game. Of asking my mother and grandmother to
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GoldGato
I must have been a geek. Not sure if I was a Trekker or a Trekkie (could never figure those out), but I must have been a geek. This book of black-and-white illustrative drawings of all things Star Trek was a find back in the day. By then, Star Trek had long been in the rerun stage, but we all thought it was a new show. Geeks.

It is funny, however, as I peruse this little gem now to see that the Smartphone, Bluetooth, and Pneumatic Needles represent what was then science fiction. Nowadays, I like
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Miranda Galloway
Jan 09, 2014 Miranda Galloway rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I greatly enjoy Star Trek and my ex-husband (and still very dear friend) is very much a fan. I found this in an antique store. There's no image available, but's this is the 1st edition, red paperback, in black binder. I love that this version doesn't say "Star Trek" but looks like an actual manual that would be used if Star Fleet was real. His birthday is coming up and $10 was too good to pass up for something this awesome. Every time I read through it, I find something else that makes the nerd ...more
R.
May 14, 2008 R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1974-2002
I'm not a Trekkie; I don't know why I checked this out of the library (1985ish), other than the schematic drawings of the starship, Enterprise. And I'd completely forgotten it until a used copy popped up in a local bookshop.

Also, hey: great excuse to post a songlink to one of R.E.M.'s lesser known fanclub-only Christmas singles...

I've got some stuff that would tranquilize an active volcano...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqstoT...
Glenn
May 18, 2009 Glenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek
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Daniel Kukwa
May 12, 2012 Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The first and most famous SF/Fantasy tech manual ever. Even though much of its continuity points have been over-written in the span of 40-plus years, this is still a gorgeous & details collection of designs...right now to the uniforms and the furniture on board a Federation starship during Captain Kirk's time. "Sumptuous" is the best word to describe this wonderful work.
N. Eric
Apr 29, 2016 N. Eric rated it it was amazing
So good. Had this as a kid. Just got a first edition copy from 1975 in April 2016... 41 years old and in great shape. Love the slipcover missing from later edition. Not canon, but back then it was to me and I still love to look back at the designs from TOS. So glad I have it in my library again.
Schreck
Mar 19, 2016 Schreck rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Trekkers and Nerds
When I was a youngin I was (and still am) obsessed with Star Trek. This along with the TNG Technical Manual were obsessions I poured over endlessly studying every detail I could find and expanding my useless knowledge to levels never before seen.
Drew
Jun 10, 2013 Drew rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
I loved this book as a kid. I poured over ship designs, uniforms and other classic items from the original Star Trek. You couldn't love the show without loving this book.
Ian
Sep 23, 2011 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-early-life
If memory serves I purchased the original when visiting Melbourne on a school holiday trip. Obsessed over this for years. So cool.
Rick
Nov 02, 2013 Rick rated it liked it
Most of it is very dry but there is some good information hidden away here and there. Some of the schematics almost put me to sleep.
Carolyn
May 22, 2015 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is SO COOL! It even has patterns so you can make your own TOS uniform. NERDING OUT OVER HERE!
Jason Rogers
Jan 11, 2015 Jason Rogers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
This book is awesome. Blueprints to all the gadgets, flags, treaties, everything. Such a great little book.
Norman Howe
May 22, 2015 Norman Howe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This is one of my dream books. I've made costumes and hand phasers"," and used it to modify model kits. And I understand from a friend who's a much bigger Star Trek fan than I that it isn't ACCURATE!
Curtiss
A tour de force illustrated guide to the ships, equipment, and uniforms used by Star Fleet personnel.
Fredrick Danysh
Based on the popular television show and the movies, this book presents of what the USS Enterprise look like to the creators of the Star Trek trend.
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