Who's made their own tech manual?

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  1. jaygibson77

    jaygibson77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thanks for the link. I like those! I think deviantART has some but I've not searched in a while. I think there might be enough info to remake/update Mandel's Officer's Manual with the current crew just using info from the first two films and from Enterprise. Could be my next project!
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    I've been thinking it would be cool to make some "lost pages" from the old fandom technical booklets, like the Federation Reference Series or Enterprise Officer's Manual. I made a very rough partial bridge deck plan of the new Enterprise in the starship size thread by rearranging the sets a little(HERE, and I've been thinking of making an AU version of the bridge deck plan from Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise or Lawrence Miller's version in his refit Enterprise bridge blueprints with it.
     
  3. jaygibson77

    jaygibson77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Very impressive, my friend! I went back and checked a couple threads we did on a similar subject.

    So, let's talk for a moment about a new Trek manual. I'm a sucker for those old school diagrams and such. Should it look like that, or a more techno look? Keep the old fonts or something completely new? Color vs. black & white. You already provided a great outline, but let's get down to specifics!

     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'd stick to black and white, use the old fonts and line drawings over colour graphics. A real tribute to the old booklets, bluepints and manuals but with stuff from the new movies.

    I'd add to that list the D-4 Bird of Prey, and maybe even that unused and totally nutty Klingon battlecruiser designed for Into Darkness, with a little note that it's suspected to be the result of the Klingons' study and reverse engineering of the Narada's technology.
     
  5. jaygibson77

    jaygibson77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'll be going to a week-long conference soon but after that, I'd really like to attempt this. I've got all those old fonts, so it'd be fun. I think it'd really be fun going from Enterprise to the new films. One question: Obviously Menagerie didn't happen in this universe, but did The Cage?
     
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    I like to think not, because although I like there to be similarities and AU versions of prime-verse events (like we saw in Into Darkness), I don't want everything to be the same.

    I'd be really interested in those fonts if you've got links to them, or even what they're called!

    Oh, and add to the list of ships the one from the "Mudd incident" in ID. There are plans and set blueprints out there already (albeit unfortuately in low resolution, and I can't even find the link right now), but coolest of all, it could well be the same ship Harry Mudd was flying in "Mudd's Woman"!
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  7. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'd love to see someone update Mr. Scott's Guide in full color. Maybe for both the refit Enterprise and the Enterprise-A.

    Also, if anyone is looking for full color screen shots here's a page you'll need.

    http://movies.trekcore.com

    Just click on the movie on the left and scroll down to "Images" under that category, there's "Screencaps" either in DVD or HD.
     
  8. publiusr

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    Nice to see work being done on manuals. I've always bought more of them than novels.
     
  9. jaygibson77

    jaygibson77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I was in an accident on my way home. Been laid up and still recovering. I still want to do this.
     

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