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Encyclopedia > Michael Okuda

Michael Okuda is an graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek. Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series, ten feature films, hundreds of novels, computer and video games, and other fan stories. ...


In the mid-1980s he designed the look of animated computer displays for the Enterprise-A bridge in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) commissioned in 2286 was a Constitution class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


This lead to a staff position on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987 as a scenic artist, adding detail to set designs and props. His most famous contribution to The Next Generation is the look of the fictional LCARS computer system used throughout the Enterprise-D and other Starfleet starships, a style that has come to be known among fans as "okudagrams". The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An example of an LCARS computer screen LCARS screens, as seen in Star Trek Nemesis In the Star Trek fictional universe, LCARS, or Library Computer Access and Retrieval System, is a computer operating system used on Federation starships. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ...


Okuda also served as a technical consultant on Star Trek along with Rick Sternbach, advising the script-writers on the technology used throughout Star Trek, such as the transporters and the warp drive. This work resulted in a Technical Manual that was distributed to prospective script-writers along with the series bible. The manual was later published in revised and updated form as the Star Trek: The Next Generation: Technical Manual by Pocket Books. Michael then went on to write a number of Star Trek books with his wife Denise. Richard Michael Sternbach (born in 1951 in Bridgeport Connecticut) is an illustrator who is best known for his space illustrations and his work on the Star Trek television series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ...


Okuda continued working at Paramount Studios on the Star Trek series that followed The Next Generation, until the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005. He also worked on the Star Trek movies that were produced while the television series were in production. Okuda is currently working to digitally remaster and update special effects for the original series. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ...


He is known to have answered the question "How does the Heisenberg compensator work?" with "Very well, thank you." In quantum physics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle or the Heisenberg indeterminacy principle — the latter name given to it by Niels Bohr — states that one cannot measure values (with arbitrary precision) of certain conjugate quantities, which are pairs of observables of a single elementary particle. ...


In the Babylon 5 episode "Infection," a computer display showing the scan of an artifact shows "Okudazin" as one of the contents. This is probably a tip of the hat to Michael. Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Infection is an episode from the first season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ...


Okuda remains involved creatively with the Star Trek franchise. He and his wife Denise created the text commentaries in the ten Star Trek Special Edition DVD movies, as well as special text commentaries for the Star Trek Fan Collection sets. Okuda is currently an acting consultant for Perpetual Entertainment in their development of MMORPG, Star Trek Online. [1][2] Founded in March 2002, Perpetual Entertainment is an American computer game and video game developer, publisher and operator of multiplayer and MMORPG games. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online. ... Star Trek Online is the working title of a MMORPG being developed and published by Perpetual Entertainment which was announced on September 7, 2004. ...


Okuda also designed the logo for NASA's new Orion program, designed to return humans to the moon. The logo was unveiled on August 26, 2006.[3] NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Orion spacecraft in lunar orbit Orion spacecraft with docked LSAM lunar lander Orion spacecraft approaching the ISS Orion during a landing on Earth Orion is a manned spacecraft currently under development by the United States. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bibliography

  • Okuda, Michael; & Sternbach, Rick (1991). Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-70427-3.
  • Okuda, Denise; Okuda, Michael; & Mirek, Debbie (1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53609-5.
  • Okuda, Denise; & Okuda, Michael (1996). Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53610-9.

The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ...

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Michael Okuda - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (320 words)
Michael Okuda (born 6 August) has been the scenic art supervisor for every live-action Star Trek series except The Original Series.
While never having taken a class in calculus in his life, Okuda is responsible for designing the logarithmic warp scale used in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Together with Rick Sternbach, he serves as a technical consultant to the script staff, maintaining technical and chronological continuity and inventing scientific terms and technobabble.
Michael Okuda - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (328 words)
Michael Okuda (born 6 August) has been the scenic art supervisor for every live-action Star Trek series except The Original Series.
While never having taken a class in calculus in his life, Okuda is responsible for designing the logarithmic warp scale used in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Together with Rick Sternbach, he serves as a technical consultant to the script staff, maintaining technical and chronological continuity and inventing scientific terms and technobabble.
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