Free ↠ Star Trek The Next Generation: The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Illustrated Handbook (Star Trek Illustrated Handbooks) By Ben Robinson – Tactical-player.co.uk
As with most of the Star Trek tech manuals coming out over the past few years, this one is pretty much a rehash of existing information and art work without much new to add to the genre It essentially follows the same format and flow as the original Star Trek the Next Generation Technical Manual, but then adds art work from the long defunct Star Trek Fact Files Star Trek Magazine The Fact Files artwork is first class, and if you missed collecting them before, this is a treat But the accompanying text adds nothing from the TNG Tech Manual There are many minor and some major editing mistakes, such as in the section on crew quarters where on one page it jumps from talking about Worf s personalized furniture to the next page where the sentence disjointedly continues talking about different environments the quarters can support, as if it s missing sentences or paragraphs This book is a nice to have for completists. For The First Time Ever The Definitive Illustrated Guide Of Captain Picard S Enterprise D From Star Trek The Next GenerationThe Galaxy Class USS Enterprise NCC D, Presented In Detail Than Ever Before This Deluxe Hardcover Of Captain Picard S Enterprise Features The Ship S Operational History, Illustrations Of All The Key Locations Including The Bridge, Main Engineering And Sickbay, Equipment And Auxiliary Vehicles, Plus Explanations Of The Science And Technology With Isometric Illustrations And Technical Information From Official Sources, This Book Provides An Extraordinary Reference Guide STAR TREK ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOKS Is A Series Of Books That Provide In Depth Profiles Of The STAR TREK Universe, Covering A Wide Range Of Topics From Individual Starships To Races Such As The Klingons Each Full Color, Heavily Illustrated Reference Work Is Packed With Isometric Illustrations, Artwork, Photographs And CG Renders, And Features Detailed Technical Information From Official Sources The Star Trek The Next Generation The U.S.S Enterprise NCC 1701 D Illustrated Handbook is a beautiful book I loved the illustrations and the amount of detail that went into it The book derives it s information from STAR TREK Fact Files that were part of STAR TREK The Magazine I never collected or read the magazine, so this book serves me well The book covers a lot of information, and while it isn t incredibly detailed on an engineering level, it serves it s purpose well as an illustrated guide in my opinion I love that this book covers just about everything from Nacelle operation, to ship uniforms, the Captain s yacht, to all of the tools used by away teams, to sub space relays, etc There s a lot of information to absorb and learn about how the Enterprise D functions operates.With regards to the publisher s use of the so called Big Red Sticker , it s very easy to take off I removed mine, and placed it on the inside sleeve of the dust jacket Thankfully the sticker doesn t leave behind any adhesive residue to mar the gorgeous dust jacket design in any way.I give the book two Vulcan hand salutes Note The publisher makes reference to Design Lineage on page 8 for all starships named Enterprise, prior to the Enterprise D Curiously the publisher has made illustrations and notes for two different Constitution Class Enterprises both with NCC 1701 designations and 2245 commission dates The first illustration of Enterprise appears to be from the Discovery television series, with no notes or reference to the significant change in design at all The Kelvin timeline Enterprise from the recent Star Trek films has been ignored completely. This publisher has once again decided to plaster a stupid big red sticker on their cover that adds absolutely NOTHING of import to the book itself Have to start wondering if the other books they are producing are worth buying I am also considering starting to send them back because they don t match the book pictured when I ordered. First off, I found multiple spelling grammatical errors which immediately turned me off.Secondly, most of the writing and descriptions are cringe Some of it is so generic it s stupid The panel is where you get a read out or input information You get much and better details and descriptions from the Star Trek Encyclopedia 1994 edThe only thing that s a positive for this book and makes it stand out from the rest are the large drawings and schematics of locations on the Enterprise D. Reminds me of the Fact Files days the best book in the series so far can t wait for like it Having been a subscriber to Star Trek The Magazine for its full run nearly 20 years ago, I didn t expect this book to be much than a simple collection of the technical briefings from those issues, themselves derived from the Star Trek Fact Files I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the material has received a facelift.Most obviously all of the blurry pre DVD screencaps have been replaced by crisp HD ones from the remastered edition of TNG Some of the diagrams have also been enhanced or revised, and a few bits of newer content produced as part of the Star Trek Official Starships Collection was added Models of the Enterprise lifeboats and Sphinx workpods appear for the first time in print to my knowledge hopefully this means they ll appear in the Starships Collection eventually as well The overall layout and formatting of the book is also very well done and it s nice to have everything in one place rather than scattered over several issues like with the Magazine.The only content missing from the Magazine that I would like to have seen here was a deck by deck rundown of the Enterprise But most of that simply reused previous content so it s not much of an omission.If you missed out on the original run of the Fact Files or the Magazine and are interested in Trek tech this is a definite buy, and even if you do still have those old copies it s worth considering as a purchase Looking forward to the next edition covering the original Enterprise and A Hopefully a Voyager version will come along eventually as well.