The Encyclopedia features very detailed information about characters, planets, technologies, ships, and so on, as well as brief synopses of episodes and movies. It also features many different diagrams, from examples of different writing systems to the evolution of uniforms and shuttlecraft. The book is filled with pictures, most of them in color.
It was written by Michael and Denise Okuda and illustrated by Doug Drexler. The first edition was published in 1994 and was co-written with Debbie Mirek.
StarTrek collectively refers to six science-fiction television series spanning 726 episodes, ten motion pictures, and hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction, all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the early and mid 1960s.
StarTrek: Phase II was set to air in 1978 as the flagship series of a proposed Paramount television network, and 12 episode scripts were written before production was due to begin.
StarTrek: The Next Generation was the highest rated of all the StarTrek series, and was the number-one syndicated show during the last few years of its original run.
Already, before the episode was produced and aired, the writers of the StarTrekEncyclopedia stated that antigrav thrusters were used in the ascent of Voyager from a surface, and that the landing pylons merely provided additional stability while being on the surface.
Bodies as stars and planets cause a very small distortion (the geometric distortion of the sun is only 1/2000th degree in comparison with 'flat' space-time).
Neutrinos are often mentioned in StarTrek, for example in 'The Enemy' (TNG), where Geordi is found by a neutrino beacon, and in 'A Matter of Honor' (TNG), a neutrino beam is used to remove ship-eating parasites.
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