Past Updates 2003
New story: Star Trek: Horizon - Into a Shattered Place, Part 1 by Ruben Hilbers. There is also a new Encyclopedia about the Horizon series.
EAS is proud to be a sponsor of Memory Alpha, an open Star Trek reference written collaboratively by the readers. The site is a WikiWiki database, meaning that any fan may edit anything that is not designated as a protected page. Try it! -- Also, read the Christmas Special 2003 of Star Trek Renegade: The Tides of Destruction.
The server move has not yet taken place. In the meantime, here is an update to the Galleries: a couple of new emblems, several images of Vulcans, Delta Quadrant races, interiors of the original Enterprise, controls of the original Enterprise, and some more.
EAS will move to a new server too. The move will prospectively take place today, but after making the new DNS entries, the site may be temporarily down or randomly for a couple of days.
The Subspace Comms Network is currently being transferred to a new system. There might be short down times, and the URL will change to scn.infopop.cc. More about the progress here.
Read Star Trek Deneva - Episode VI - Shadows in the Heart by John Berkeley and Mauretania: The Imperial Battle by Tim Traas.
A couple of updates in the Starship Database. Special thanks to Alice Orban for several ship images.
Here is the review of "North Star".
Here is the review of "The Shipment".
Catching up with Enterprise reviews, beginning with "Exile".
Wrote a brief review of Bandai's Enterprise refit model (down the page).
MJ has returned the favor and has awarded his LCARS Integrity Award Level Four to EAS. Thanks a lot! Furthermore, see the first version of the Space Station Chart. I know it looks a bit boring, but that's because the Spacedock is that dominant, and sizes of many alien stations are still uncertain.
MJ's Star Trek Portal is the Winner of the EAE Award for November 2003. Congratulations!
Here is the revised chart of huge alien ships.
Revised and supplemented the Fleet Charts. Coming soon: huge alien ships and space stations. Please note that the charts only include ships whose structure or on-screen evidence allows at least a coarse size estimation and only if a clear side view is available.
JoAT update with 26 new designs and 59 new images. Go here to see everything new. Important notice: Due to the immense amount of work that needs to be put into every JoAT update from my part, there may still be many errors, outdated or missing files. Please bear with me. But the consequence is that the rules will be checked mercilessly in the future. All contributors are required to read and follow the rules closely. Designs that need extensive searching, renaming, reformatting, typo correcting or other work will be moved to the end of the queue.
And here the review of "Impulse".
Here is the review of "Rajiin".
Added several Links.
Reviews of "The Xindi" and "Anomaly". And one request: I am not able to view any recent episode immediately. Please refrain from making any comment or request about it until my review is finished. Don't bug me to write the review -- I usually do that immediately after seeing the episode.
Beginning with TOS and Voyager, I am posting updated Character Biographies (based on the ones in the Star Trek Encyclopedia). A commentary may be added at a later date.
Many thanks to Bravo Fleet for the Gold Web Award and to Tim and Maarten for the Binnenhof Award!
Congratulations to Belgarath.net, winner of the EAE Award for September 2003!
Added almost 80 new Substances and Particles. Thanks to the contributors!
Updated the Links page.
I have set up a list of Substances and Particles that was originally created by Steven Grimm and has unfortunately not been updated since 1998. Many facts have already been updated in my list, but there is still a lot to do. Users may use the new submission form to suggest a particle for inclusion or update an existing entry. Only one request: at this time I'm rather looking for substantial information, not minor nitpicks.
A few changes to the layout graphics, which are more colorful now.
New poll: What do you think about ads on fan websites? (No, I don't intend to get ads. Just curious).
Large-scale worm attack on Windows computers. Any system running without a firewall may be *very easily* infected. Download the patch (Microsoft). Your system may already be malfunctioning. Possible symptoms are frequent RPC shutdowns. If this occurs, check for a background process called "msblast.exe". Here is a removal tool (Symantec). This and the patch worked perfectly on my own system too.
The voting for the September EAE Award is open already. Please head over to the poll at the SCN to leave your vote for one of three Trek database sites (registration required).
The dramatic episode Apex - Part 2 concludes the first part of Star Trek Renegade. The Corinthian emerges in a nightmare vision of the future they helped to create and the inhabitants demand the destruction of the ship and the death of the crew.
ASDB update: See new pictures of the Korolev yacht by Reverend and Kenny, the total redesign of the Deneva by Reverend, updated fleet charts by Dan Carlson, and new images of the Hokule'a and the Merced.
I have changed the procedure for the EAE Award. There will still be only one award per month, and it will now be chosen by the members of the SCN Forum. This is the voting thread. (Note: It was necessary to restrict the vote to registered members in order to prevent misuse.)
Two new stories: Star Trek: Horizon - Awake by Ruben Hilbers and Star Trek Trio: The Limits of Exploration - Part I by Paul Redford.
Walter Matthew Jefferies 1920-2003
The Add-Your-Link function is now working again.
I have cleaned up the link list.
Read Star Trek Renegade - Apex - Part 1 by J. Grey.
New story: Theft, Honor, and Family by Larry Stovall. There are also a couple of updates in the Starfleet Museum, including new renders of the Constitution class and ship patches. The monthly EAE Award goes to Spike's Star Trek Page. Congratulations!
With the addition of Laas, Lazarus, Druoda, Quarra and several Delta Quadrant ships of unknown affiliation the Starship Database is 99% complete. Suggestions for additions are welcome now. While I was at it, I have analyzed the ships in VOY: "The Void".
Added several ships of unnamed affiliation from Enterprise, D'Arsay, Etanians, Nezu and Nyrians to the Starship Database (now about 90% complete). Read about the difference between TOS and ENT Tellarites here.
Added Retellians, Vissians, Xindi, "Silent Enemy", Chokuzan, Moneans, Vaadwaur and several more to the Starship Database.
Five new reviews by Gadrin conclude the first season of DS9.
Added a page with Ethical and Political Problems, and a few inconsistencies to the other pages.
Depending on your location, there have been or will be down times because of an outage of my DNS service. This is nothing to worry about, and I can't do anything about it.
Several more new entries in to the Starship Database, such as Corvallen, Dinaal, Lokirrim, Nygean, Qatai, Tash, etc.
Here are some Uniform & Rank Inconsistencies. Thanks to Alpha Fleet for their award!
After my previous guestbook has degraded to a chatroom, I have taken the opportunity and set up a script of my own. Please sign the new guestbook! There is also a new poll about plot recycling.
The EAE Award for June goes to Star Trek Renaissance. Congratulations! New in the fan fiction section: Star Trek: Horizon - The Tempus Incident by Ruben Hilbers, In Harm's Way by Epsilon Station, and the essay The UFO Phenomenon by Mathias Rehnman.
Masao has completed an article about the Pyotr Velikiy class and Constitution class in the Starfleet Museum. There are also several new patches, as well as renderings by Thomas Pemberton (Pyotr Velikiy), Emil Petrinic (Paris), Andrew Hall (Powhatan), and Jan Wehlack (Gagarin).
Several random additions to the Starship Database, such as Akritirians, Ba'neth, Eymorg, Flaxians, Kataan, Kriosians, Melkotians, Minosians, Sheliak, T'Lani, Tamarian, Zibalian, etc.
The first six chapters of Pax Romana, the new novel by Travis Anderson, are ready.
Read the review of "Regeneration".
Here is the review of "Cogenitor". Another good one.
My review of "The Breach" is finished. The best episode in quite a while, I think.
I have added inconsistencies about the Vulcans in Enterprise, and about the changing appearance of Andorians. There is also an Enterprise shuttle count (just like the one for Voyager). Several other pages in the Inconsistencies section have been updated as well.
It's the one-year anniversary of the Strato-strophe. Nothing has changed yet. The hosting company keeps lying in their ads about "unlimited traffic", and keeps slandering their customers who exceed the "unlimited traffic", as a recent case shows that was reported to me.
My "Judgment". I may be alone with this opinion, but I'm tired of rip-offs disguised as homages.
Here is my review of "The Crossing". The rest of the recent episodes will follow shortly.
The EAE Award for April goes to Linguistics Database. Congratulations! A new section, Quick Reference, has some data and trivia that doesn't fit into the other categories of this site. Finally, the Starfleet Museum has been supplemented with a listing of UESN and Starfleet Ships. Thanks to Dan!
All right. I will find a better place for the political stuff. For now, here are the updates I decided to hold back. I have added the Aeroshuttle and NX-01 shuttle to the shuttle size chart. Read Star Trek Renegade: Deadlock and Face in the Mirror by J. Grey. Also new: Sabredance, a story by Larry Stovall.
George Bush is waging a personal and unlawful war against Iraq, a war that will cost the lives of thousands of innocent people and that will have incalculable consequences. Acting like that, Bush is undermining any effort to achieve peace in the Near East, the American-European friendship, and the authority of the UNO. Whilst my best wishes go to the US and British soldiers that the war will be over soon, I strongly disapprove of the motives of their leaders. This is not the time for wrong patriotism. I don't feel like doing business as usual and I will suspend site updates until further notice. Feel free to go to my Guestbook to leave comments.
Enjoy the updated and extended shuttle size chart.
A few considerations about human colonies in the 22nd century. New in the fan fiction section: "Motives" by Larry Stovall. The winner of this month's EAE Award is Flare Sci-Fi Forums. Congratulations to Charles!
I have re-arranged the site's sections (see the leftmost column). I hope there are no broken links because of this. If you find anything wrong, don't hesitate to contact me.
The successful series Star Trek Renegade by J. Grey is continued with Chapter 9, "Leading Edge". A number of new vessels can be found in the Renegade Ship Gallery (Federation, Alien). The Starfleet Museum has several new patches (especially of the Paris class) and renders (such as of the Gagarin class). Finally, I have written the reviews of "Stigma" and "Cease Fire".
Depending on your location and connection, EAS has been or will be temporarily down. This is because my DNS service provider EveryDNS has been the victim of a DoS attack. More about the situation here: http://188.8.131.52/.
There was no chance for updates after a fatal hard drive crash on my notebook last week. For now, there are the episode guide entries for "Stigma" and "Cease Fire". Reviews will follow soon.
Several new or updated designs in the Journal of Applied Treknology.
A memorial page is dedicated to the Columbia crew and other astronauts and cosmonauts who died during their missions.
Space shuttle Columbia destroyed during re-entry. I wish to convey my condolences to the families of the seven astronauts.
Three new stories by Travis Anderson can be found in the fan fiction section. Chapter 8 of Star Trek Renegade by J. Grey is finished too. Finally, there are three more stories and essays by various authors. Thanks to all contributors!
EAS Today has been updated. EAS is online for five years, and is awaiting its visitor #2,000,000. Thanks to all fellow Trek fans who have contributed to the success of my site!
I have added more facts from "Star Trek Nemesis" to the Starship Database. The review will have to wait a couple of days.
Thanks also to Mikey for his award!
Happy New Year 2003!