Nearly twenty years ago, fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation were transported aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise through the Star Trek: TNG Interactive Technical Manual. Now, in the upcoming On Board the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, authors Denise and Michael Okuda return readers to the flagship of the Federation in a new book and multimedia package sure to bring back fond memories of the 24th Century!
The book/CD-ROM package is released by Barrons Educational Books in North America and Carlton Books in Europe and promises to lead readers on an in-depth tour of the Enterprise-D, from the Bridge to Main Engineering to Captain Picard’s quarters.
Accompanying the wealth of ship information are detailed diagrams of the interior and exterior of the Galaxy-class starship, with glossy pull-out diagrams and dozens of full-color photos.
The package also includes an interactive CD-ROM to lead fans on digital tours of many of the most well-known areas of the Enterprise – these virtual tours will allow fans to experience the next best thing to really being on board the famous starship!
Tobias Richter – who has contributed digital renders to Trek projects like the annual “Ships of the Line” calendar – has helped design several, all-new 3D renders of many of the Enterprise-D’s famous shipboard locations, like the Bridge, Sickbay, Main Engineering, the Transporter Room, and many more!
Mike and Denise Okuda have written and co-written several outstanding Trek reference guides over the years, which served as the most authoritative and in-depth guides to the 23rd and 24th Centuries before massive online reference sites like Memory Alpha were available to the general public. Many of you probably have one or more of their works on your bookshelves today, and can remember the hours spent pouring through their pages.
TrekCore will be bringing you a range of coverage on this release, including some previews into the book and CD-ROM as well as a full review. On Board the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D is scheduled to hit shelves on March 14, 2013.