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Here is some data and trivia that doesn't fit into the other categories of this site. All lists are frequently updated.


Trek Reference

Acronyms and Abbreviations - as they appear in canon, in official references and in fandom

Substances and Particles A-E, F-K, L-R, S-Z, Submission Form - concise guide to the submicroscopic zoo

Planet Classification - only the canon planet classes, with examples

Borg Species Numbers - names and episode references

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition - only the canon rules, with episode references

Bajoran Orbs - illustrated and commented list of all Orbs

The Tribbles - appearances of fur balls with and without trouble

Redshirt Deaths in TOS - thorough chronological list of casualties, including "shirt color statistics"

Kirk's Ripped or Removed Shirts - all instances of Kirk's ruining his shirt or exposing his chest in HD

The Evolution of the TOS Captain's Chair - from the pilot episodes to the series and special variants

Guinan's Outfits - annotated gallery of Guinan's costumes and particularly her hats

The Trophies in Picard's Quantum Archive - identification and description of the trophies visible in PIC: "Remembrance"


Trek and the Real World

Production Timeline - illustrated and clickable timeline from 1964 to today

Titles and Abbreviations of Star Trek Series and Movies - guide to naming and abbreviation conventions

Classical Music in Star Trek - identification of the various pieces and their composers, complete with sound files

Space Art in Star Trek: The Next Generation - summary of all space-related paintings that were visible in TNG

Commercially Available Chairs in Star Trek - off-the-shelf office chairs, lounge chairs or car seats on screen

Commercially Available Lighting in Star Trek - off-the-shelf lamps and light fixtures on screen

Acoustic Panels as Wall Coverings in TNG - overview of commercially available panels or tiles that appeared in various places

Newspaper Pages in Star Trek - identification of filler text on fictional newspaper pages in Trek episodes and movies

Picard's Shakespeare Books - investigation of the books in the ready room and in his quarters, incl. identification of the pages

Chinese Writing in Noonien Soong's Labs - identification of characters and some notes on Soong's heritage

Visual TOS References in Modern Star Trek - homages to The Original Series in the form of props and graphics

NASA References in Star Trek - richly illustrated, with information from Mike Okuda, the creator of many of the references

Military References in Star Trek - detailed article on the military in Star Trek, as well as on Star Trek people in the military

CGI in Star Trek - history and applications of computer-generated effects; examples, people and companies


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Star Trek + Design
About chairs and other real-life designs in Trek

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