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Old 01-14-2010, 03:26 AM
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Has anyone recieved any word if there is going to be a tech book on the new Enterprise, sister ships, the Narada, and the Jellyfish? I've never been one to get tech books on fictional craft (I prefer reading Jane's books on aircraft), but I'm really eager to get my hands on Star Trek (2009) Technical Manual.

Does anyone have any information about this? Thanks, ladies and gentlemen, for any help you can provide.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:53 AM
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There are none currently in the works or even being proposed.

Star Trek Technical Manuals sell very poorly and the last professionally one published was in November of 2001, the "economized" Starship Spotter, which covered a select number of ships from TOS to VOY.

EDIT: The closest to a Star Trek XI Technical Manual is the "Starfleet Vessel Simulator" feature on the blu-ray edition of the movie.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:21 AM
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There are none currently in the works or even being proposed.

Star Trek Technical Manuals sell very poorly and the last professionally one published was in November of 2001, the "economized" Starship Spotter, which covered a select number of ships from TOS to VOY.
I always loved the tech books and blueprints and was hoping to get something like that for this movie. Maybe next time.

I missed the Starship Spotter. I guess I contriduted to the poor sales there.
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I thought someone already had the rights to do one, and were doing it in the style of the mechanics books where they show everything pulled apart down to the screws.

I doubt it'll be that detailed, but I remember it was in the works.
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I thought someone already had the rights to do one, and were doing it in the style of the mechanics books where they show everything pulled apart down to the screws.

I doubt it'll be that detailed, but I remember it was in the works.
Middle section of this article: http://trekmovie.com/2009/05/20/libr...ual-announced/

You are correct.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:19 AM
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A technical manual would be nearly impossible to write for the movie since none of the equipment in the movie runs on real energy types unlike TOS and TNG which use real world energies. I can only imagine touring the engine room of the new ship, here lies the empty beer tanks that use for warp drive. Have a look.......a whole lot of nothing. Then someone from the tour asks the guide how do they power the ship. The guide answers that nobody knows since the writers kept pulling ideas out of their asses with no real science or explanation behind anything. It's like the dyson vaccum commercial, "it's just supposed to work". Maybe someone should poor a big bottle of jack daniels in the intermix chamberand see what happens.
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I thought someone already had the rights to do one, and were doing it in the style of the mechanics books where they show everything pulled apart down to the screws.

I doubt it'll be that detailed, but I remember it was in the works.
That Haynes one? That one I'm taking a wait-and-see approach, 'cos the only thing we've heard in the last six months is that the person overseeing that was let go shortly after it was announced. Haven't heard a peep about it since.

It would be cool if Haynes still got it done though, since it'd presumably cover all of the starships named Enterprise...
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See http://www.startrekmovie.com/forums/...ead.php?t=7457
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No new news about it, unfortunately.
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A technical manual would be nearly impossible to write for the movie since none of the equipment in the movie runs on real energy types unlike TOS and TNG which use real world energies. I can only imagine touring the engine room of the new ship, here lies the empty beer tanks that use for warp drive. Have a look.......a whole lot of nothing. Then someone from the tour asks the guide how do they power the ship. The guide answers that nobody knows since the writers kept pulling ideas out of their asses with no real science or explanation behind anything. It's like the dyson vaccum commercial, "it's just supposed to work". Maybe someone should poor a big bottle of jack daniels in the intermix chamberand see what happens.
We're not bitter over success now, are we? (I keed. I keeeeeeed.)

Seriously though, a few other sci-fi movies have used low-tech looking sets to imply that beneath low tech appearance lies a great power or usefulness. I am sure you would be much more forgiving if you actually liked said movies.
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