Search
Cookie Usage Statistics Colour Key Sudden Death Monthly Poll Caption Comp eMail Author Shops
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472 Ships
Bioship Planetbuster
Bajoran Ships
Assault Ship Fighter Emissary Kendra Pagh Prophet Solar Sail Additional
Borg Ships
Cube Probe Sphere Tactical Cube Transwarp Prototype Yacht
Cardassian Ships
Dreadnought Freighter Galor Hideki Keldon
Dominion Ships
Breen Frigate Attack Ship Battlecruiser Battleship Dreadnought Karemma Ship
Federation Ships
Air Tram Akira Ambassador Antares Argo Centaur Challenger Cheyenne Class F Shuttle Constellation Constitution Constitution Daedalus Danube Defender Defiant Delta Flyer Endgame Nova Endgame Shuttle Excelsior Federation Class Raider Scout Trainer Freedom Gage Galaxy Galaxy Yacht Griffin Hermes Holo Ship Intrepid Kelvin Luna Miranda Nebula New Orleans Niagara Norway Nova Oberth Olympic Orbital Shuttle Peregrine Polaris Prometheus Ptolemy Raven Refit Galaxy Rigel Saber Saladin Shelley Sovereign Sovereign Yacht Soyuz Springfield Steamrunner Sydney Travel Pod Trident Type 3 Shuttle Type 6 Shuttle Type 7 Shuttle Type 8 Shuttle Type 9 Shuttle Type 10 Shuttle Type 11 Shuttle Type 15 Shuttle Type 18 Shuttle Warp Sled Wells Work Bee Yeager Additional
Ferengi Ships
D'Kora Additional
Human Ships
Ares Conestoga DY-100 Intrepid J Class Neptune NX Class NX Test Ship Saturn V SS Enterprise The Phoenix Type 0 Shuttle USS Enterprise Valiant Y Class Additional
Kazon Ships
Raider Predator Additional
Klingon Ships
B'rel D'tai D-5 D-7 Early Bird of Prey K'pak K'T'Inga Bird of Prey Cargo Ship Tanker Negh'var Raptor Regency Voodieh Vor'cha Additional
Romulan Ships
D'Deridex Early Bird of Prey Narada Norexan Bird of Prey D7 Science ship Scout Shuttle Scimitar Scorpion Additional
Son'a Ships
Battleship Collector Destroyer Additional
Suliban Ships
Cell Ship Module Ship Salvage Ship Additional
Talarian Ships
Observation Ship War Ship Additional
Vulcan Ships
D'Kyr Sh'Raan Suurok Vahklas Lander Additional
Xindi Ships
Aquatic Cruiser Arboreal Ship Insectoid Assault Ship Insectoid Fighter Insectoid Warship Primate Ship Primate Shuttle Reptilian Warship Additional
Miscellaneous Ships
Dauntless Doomsday Machine Kumari class Angosian Ship Cravic Ship Yonada Hirogen Ship Husnock Ship Krenim Patrol Krenim Timeship Krenim Warship Malon Ship Mawasi Cruiser Eymorg Ship Nihydron Ship Pralor Ship Promellian Battlecruiser Tarellian Ship Early Tholian Ship V'Ger Whale Probe Varro Ship Zahl Ship Additional

Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek

ReviewImagesDatapointsQuotesMorals
TimelinePreviousNextYour View

Details

Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek
Title : Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek
Writers : Geoffrey Mandel
Published : 2002
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
ISBN : 0743437705
Rating : 3
Editions : As yet, there is only one edition.

Review

The Star Charts manual attempts the impossible; mapping the Star Trek universe.

What Mandel has delivered is a huge number of maps covering the galaxy as a whole, then zooming in on the regions of space around the Federation and giving us various close ups. We also get maps of the Bajoran and Cardassian systems, lists of some of the major planets, a description of al lthe different planet classes, plus sections detailing how the galaxy is mapped.

It's impressive stuff to be sure, but to be honest it misses the mark somewhat with me. To its credit it does make an effort to resolve some problems - there is mention of "subspace shortcuts" to allow the NX-01 to reach the Klingon homeworld in just a few days as described in the pilot episode for instance. But there are (perhaps inevitably) some problems. For instance, the size of the Federation has been scaled down considerably so that it's nothing even remotely as large as has been stated on screen. The book also repeats a very common mistake - Voyager's course through the Delta Quadrant is shown and is absolutely nothing like the course we saw projected in astrometrics in "Year of Hell" (and the episode was broadcast five years before the book was published). Cardassian space is nowhere near Romulan space, so how were Dominion forces taking shortcuts through Romulan territory as claimed in one episode?

Despite these flaws the Star Charts is an interesting read - the finally having a good list of all the planet classes alone made it worth having for me!


© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 38,439 Last updated : 1 Jan 1970