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Miscellaneous and Personal Pages

This section is devoted for anything and everything that doesn’t fit in the other categories. Old, abandoned Trek fan fiction, cross-series sci-fi ship charts, website tips and suggestions, and probably more stuff that I haven’t thought of yet.

Starship Size Comparison Charts
When Farscape’s John Crichton saw Moya for the first time, he exclaimed, “That’s big... really big.” So for many sci-fi fans, it begs the question: Just how big is “big”? I decided to take it upon myself to catalogue the sizes of the various famous starships from the best and most popular series. From the USS Enterprise and the Doomsday Machine to the Star Destroyer Executor, you can now see how they all stack up!
Warp Speed Calculator
Have you ever wondered how long it would really take the Enterprise to travel from Earth to Vulcan at warp 5? Or how far the Defiant could possibly get at warp 9 in just five days? What about figuring out how fast Voyager’s maximum speed (Warp 9.975) is in multiples of the speed of light? The Warp Speed Calculator is designed to answer these questions. Simply input two of three variables (speed, distance, and time), and the widget will calculate the third for you. It will even convert equivalent units, like years to days, light-years to parsecs, or warp factors to multiples of c. And you, too, can sound like a Treknology expert!
Star Trek: Renaissance (2001-2004)
The most ambitious fan project I’ve participated in, Renaissance was a collaborative, script-based fan fiction series. It was set twenty-eight years after the Dominion War, aboard the Federation’s latest flagship: the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-G. It focused on an original cast of characters, and addressed the challenges the Federation faced in the aftermath of the war, and the threats to its security, its identity, and its very soul. The project lasted for three seasons before we stopped publishing. Since the primary website has gone offline, I’ve archived the scripts and some other important material here, so you can discover and enjoy the series for yourself!
Star Trek: Restoration (1999-2000)
Restoration was the first fan fiction concept I developed, albeit on my own. Inspired by the excellent series Star Trek: Renegade, I had some inspiration to start my own story. At the time, speculation was rife about the mysterious project known as “Series V,” the next Star Trek spinoff. While everyone was talking about a prequel to take the franchise back to its roots, I had my own idea about how to redevelop the ideals of Star Trek: having the Federation get conquered by the Dominion.
Star Trek: History (A Video Project)
A hilarious and humiliating video project created for our high school history class. The assignment was to summarize the entire semester’s material into a five- to ten-minute skit on a given theme. Our theme was historical theology and religious beliefs. In a story nearly ripped directly from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the crew of the USS Breger went beaming down into different time periods to study the wacky natives of Earth.
Collected Star Trek Fonts
If you've ever tried to faithfully recreate the graphics seen on Star Trek, you know that the distinctive typography requires just the right fonts. I've found quite a few useful ones at various websites over the years. Whether it's a movie title, a computer interface, or an alien script you're looking to illustrate, there's probably a font here to get you started.
Dan’s Collected Quotations
Who doesn’t love a good collection of quotations? Read the entire list of the quotes that are selected at random to appear in my site’s sidebar. I add one whenever it strikes me as insightful, funny, or relevant in some way. It’s also a possibly-enlightening glimpse into my own philosophy and beliefs, if you care about such things, though I don't necessarily endorse every quote.

Archived Articles

Review of Babylon 5: “By Any Means Necessary” (October 12, 2000)
To start delving into some other sci-fi series, I decided to write a review of one of my favorite episodes from B5’s first season.
My Two Cents on the Future of Star Trek (November 10, 1999)
Back when Enterprise was still little more than wild rumors on the Internet, I took some time to consider the possible future of our beloved franchise. Although the perspective is somewhat dated — obviously because the so-called “Series V” has since premiered (and been cancelled!) — I still think these ideas are good.
Essay Comparing TOS and DS9 (November 26, 1997)
An essay written for my high school English class, I figured it’d be interesting to publish this on my site. Although in retrospect, the arguments are a bit exaggerated.

This page was last modified on Sunday, November 30, 2014.