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Welcome to the online home of Starfleet Academy.

In this section of the site I try to provide an in-depth analysis of many of the little-known aspects of the Star Trek universe, or a resource guide for some of the more popular web topics. For instance, there is the article which describes the Earth-Romulan War, a crucial event in Federation history which has almost been forgotten. Another page deals with the intricacies of Temporal Mechanics.

Please remember that these pages are non-canon. I make sure to keep everything in line with what is seen on the TV screen, but I have filled in a lot of gaps here to make the reading more interesting. If you don’t like the way I address a topic, that’s fine. If you want to ask me about my reasoning, please drop me an email. I’m open to suggestions. But realize that this is all my interpretation of the Trek universe.

Student Resources

History 162: The Earth-Romulan War
A series of articles describing a non-canon background of the Earth-Romulan War, the conflict which became the primary impetus for the foundation of the United Federation of Planets. The events and concepts are developed in conjunction with the Starfleet Museum (link inside). This series does not include or account for the latest series, Enterprise, in any way. (Currently incomplete.)
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: History and Background
  • Chapter 3: Collision Course
  • Chapter 4: In the Iron Triangle
  • Chapter 5: The Home Front
  • Chapter 6: Wartime Advancements
  • Chapter 7: On the Offensive
  • Chapter 8: Forcing a Truce
  • Chapter 9: Founding the Federation
  • Appendix
  • Related Documents
Engineering 107: Basic Warp Theory
An introduction to the basic physics concepts involving faster-than-light travel. Includes discussions of the 20th century theory of Relativity, principles of warp travel developed by Zefram Cochrane, and other transwarp theories. (Currently incomplete.)
  • Chapter 1: FTL Travel
  • Chapter 2: Hypothetical FTL Concepts
  • Chapter 3: Subspace
  • Chapter 4: History of Warp Propulsion
  • Chapter 5: Warp Technology
  • Chapter 6: Warp Speed Measurement
  • Chapter 7: Appendix
Command 419: Fleet Asset Management I
A series of intense scenarios designed to hone and develop a Command-track student’s interstellar strategic and tactical skills — including ship-to-ship combat, sector fleet management, and local interspecies diplomacy. (In progress.)
  • Scenario 1: Sector Alpha
  • Scenario 2: Sector Beta
  • Scenario 3: Sector Gamma
  • Scenario 4: Dorza Sector
  • Scenario 5: Sobchak Sector
  • Scenario 6: Kedmar Sector
Command 420: Fleet Asset Management II
A continuation of the lectures begun in Command 419. Additional emphasis is placed on the importance of diplomatic and cultural aspects of a command officer’s duty through the use of historical settings. Derived from the “You’re the Admiral!” scenarios created by Mark Nguyen. (In progress, on hold.)
  • Scenario 1: Sector Redux
  • Scenario 2: Sector Epsilon
  • Scenario 3: Sector Zeta, Part I
  • Scenario 4: Sector Zeta, Part II
  • Scenario 5: Sector Eta, Part I
  • Scenario 6: Sector Eta, Part II
History 185: The Dominion War
A general survey course examining the primary causes and the conduct of the five major battles of the Dominion War: the Battle of Deep Space Nine, Operation Return, the First Battle of Chin’toka, the Second Battle of Chin’toka, and the Battle of Cardassia.
  • Battle of Deep Space Nine
  • Operation Return
  • First Battle of Chin’toka
  • Second Battle of Chin’toka
  • Battle of Cardassia
Anthropology 114A: Cultural Symbols and Symbolism
An image gallery displaying the collected artwork of Kristian Trigwell (aka “Reverend”), focusing mainly on his faithful reproductions of various logos, insignia, and other symbols seen throughout Trek. From the Great Seal of the Federation to the logo of Dyson-Yoyodyne Corporation, there’s a good chance it’s listed here! Archived with the permission of the artist.
Literature 215: Short Stories - Fantasy
A collection of short (and not-so-short) stories written by Kegg (aka Hadrian McKeggan, of Renaissance). Including the popular (and unfinished) stories featuring the infamous Cardassian officer, Gul Elam Darek.
  • “The Third Order” by Hadrian McKeggan
  • “An Empire to Build” by Hadrian McKeggan
  • “The Dominion-Borg War” by Hadrian McKeggan
  • Voyager: Mirror Universe” by Hadrian McKeggan
Literature 329: The One-Hour Television Drama
A collection of the official teleplays for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. A very handy reference!
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek: The Movies
Engineering 102A: Starship Recognition Protocols
A collection of starship size comparison charts, to allow an easy cross-checking of the many types of ships seen on Star Trek.
  • Federation Ships
  • Non-Federation Ships
  • Pre-Federation Ships
  • Shuttlecraft and Small Ships
  • Space Stations

Student References

Cosmology 247: Introduction to Temporal Mechanics
An introduction to the basic concepts of time-travel. Including a collection of key definitions and a summary of some of the most notable temporal incursions. (Currently incomplete.)
  • Important Terms
  • Time Travel Incidents
  • Assignments
Engineering 102B: Basic Starship Design
A series of brief articles describing the basic concepts that influenced the starship designs of the Federation, from the Daedalus through the Sovereign.
  • Introduction
  • Primary Hull
  • Engineering Hull
  • A Profile of Starfleet Ships
History 316: Interstellar Law and Treaties
A collection of conjectural texts of some of the most important interstellar treaties mentioned in Star Trek. Many of the texts are based on the forms of real international treaties on Earth.
  • United Federation of Planets Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Starfleet General Orders
  • The Earth-Romulan War: The Treaty of Peace
  • The Organian Peace Treaty
  • The Dominion War: Documents of Surrender - Cardassia
  • The Dominion War: Documents of Surrender - The Dominion
  • The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Subspace Weapons
Language 144: Ancient Greek
A simple chart listing the letters of the Greek alphabet.
Sociology 222: Contemporary Ferengi Society
A general survey of Ferengi culture, with special emphasis on the Rules of Acquisition and their significance.

This page was last modified on Monday, September 30, 2013.