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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Technical Manual [Paperback]

Michael Okuda , Rick Sternbach , Gene Roddenberry
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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30 Oct 1991
The technical advisers to the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" take readers into the world they created for the show. The book contains blueprints, sketches and line drawings, and takes a look at the "USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D".

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Boxtree Ltd (30 Oct 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852833408
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852833404
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent technobable! 11 Mar 2001
By A Customer
This book 'does exactly what it says on the tin'! It is a technical manual for the Enterprise-D, giving a VERY detailed look at how this ship 'might' work in real life. It is full of well explained technobable and is very interesting and suprisingly plausable. Hundreds of clear illustrations are contained within this book, along with several interesting anecdotes from the series. Perhaps a bit much for the regular fan, but anyone with a technical or scientific mind will enjoy this book very much.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scotty Wouldn't Need Anything Else 25 Nov 2003
For any Trek fan, the technology plays a huge role in the magic of the show. The imagination and actual scientific theory which has gone into the various gizmos is inspiring, and this book sets out to explain them all.
And it does so well. From warp engines to phasers, from life support to structural integrity, every technology you can remember - some you may not - is in here. Accompanying diagrams and charts make it feel more like a true science book than a fictional book.
It is ideal for anyone who has ever wondered how warp speed works, how shields protect the ship, and how the crew stick to the floor instead of float around. Every technology is covered with a satisfactory, near-accurate scientific explaination. It's complexity does limit it perhaps to the older, more hard-core fans of the show rather than people who have only a passive interest, or younger fans who may not grasp all of the concepts covered.
An excellent addition to any fan's library.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile buy 11 Dec 2002
By A Customer
If you love TNG you are in for a treat with this book. It covers everything on the Enterprise-D from replicators to phasers, to explaining the basics of warp theory. This book is an esential for any Star Trek Fan and explains many unanswered questions. Being written by the produser, it is as close to the show as possible. A great buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mini-me
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I'll start by saying that if you just want a casual insight into how the NCC 1701-D Enterprise works, you MUST get this book.
If you want an in-depth knowledge of how Type X phaser emitters work and at what locations on the hull the inertial dampners are located - you REALLY must get this book!
Be warned, your friends and family will not appreciate your frequent quotations of anti-matter ratios of warp reactors as much as you thought they would....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very amusing 25 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I gave this as a present to my wife as we both adore sci fi, it's a great book to read, my only gripe with it, there are no colour pictures whatsoever, I know it's a technical manual but still, how difficult would it be to incorporate a few colour photos.

Apart from that I would recommend this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great details and backstory 21 April 2014
By ESM517
I just restarted watching The Next Generation and discovered this again on my shelf. I love the detail of the ship coupled with backstory on why sets were designed the way they were or how they conceived the ship. If you want to know exactly where everything is and how it works on the NCC 1701-D then this book is for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Technical manual to cure your Star trek curiosity
Technical manual to cure your Star trek curiosity with many details. Interesting for hard core fans! I think its price is reasonable too.
Published 8 months ago by F. Tzoras
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Interesting book if you are a star trek fan, gives you an insight as to how all the equipment and weapons systems might work on a real spaceship.
Published 12 months ago by A. Ainsley
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book. Brought tears to my eye.
This book is hands down the best thing I have ever read. The detail is incredible, and is helping me build a 1:1 replica of the starship enterprise in my shed. Read more
Published on 9 May 2012 by Jean Luc Dikhard
1.0 out of 5 stars Free cerials with this book!
Obviously expected a second hand book. Didn't expect it to have half a dozen flattened Cheerios inside it. It went in the bin.
Published on 19 Nov 2010 by Mr. Christopher Vernon
5.0 out of 5 stars Found at last
Its taken me about 16 years to find this book ever since my brother had it i just could never remember what it was called always remember the colour of the cover thou. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2009 by Maelstrom
2.0 out of 5 stars Full on technical refernce for Trekkers
If you are deeply into Star Trek this may be for you. Obviously the product of almost infinite supplies of synthahol this tightly packed reference book examines just about every... Read more
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