Lenny Nurdbol wrote:
If you were introduced to Star MAPS in 1980 instead of Star Charts, you'd have a different opinion of them!
And this is coming from...an Andorian? That's Epsilon Indii VII, not a planet orbiting Procyon! See, it's these little things which hurt the most...
You do realize, don't you, that Geoffrey Mandel
worked on both "ST Maps" for Bantam (credited as the Astronomical Artist, but he was actually the Co-illustrator/Editor) and
"ST Star Charts" for Pocket, and his brief from Pocket's editors was to tweak "Maps" to take in all the new information provided about the layout of the galaxy suggested by the TOS movies, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT?
Additionally, he worked on...
- General Plans USS Independence NCC-F1300, 1976
- Star Trek: Space Station K-7 Blueprints (with Kenneth Altman), 1976
- Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (with Eileen Palestine, Doug Drexler and Anthony Fredrickson), 1977 – Co-author
- Star Trek Fandom Triumphs (with Doug Drexler and Ron Barlow), 1979
- USS Enterprise Officer's Manual, 1980
- "Animating the Turbolift Graphics", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 15, July 2000, p. 112
- "Designing Graphics: A Klingon control panel", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 24, April 2001, pp. 48-52 – Author/Illustrator.
Of course, after Mandel settled on Procyon as Andor's star for "ST Star Charts), along came an episode of ENT that decided that Andor was an icy moon orbiting a ringed gas giant.
And the "Starfleet Medical Reference Manual", building upon a reference in the "ST Technical Manual", designated Andor as being Epsilon Indi VIII
, not VII.