It’s fun to delve into the background details of
Star Trek, but sometimes it’s hard to find the information you want. Check out an interactive warp speed calculator, an assortment of fonts from each series, an extensive gallery of logos and symbols, an archive of television scripts, and more.
Starship Size Comparison Charts
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 form 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!
Television and Movie Scripts
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
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.
Logos and Symbols
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!
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
What collection of
Star Trek resources would be complete without a list of the Rules of Acquisition? Found in this list are the 85 canon and official rules, plus a handful of other quotes that could have been rules. (This list does not include the complete reference including the 47 commentaries, 900 major and minor rulings, and 10,000 considered opinions, which is published by the Ferengi Commerce Authority.)
Ancient Greek Letters
How many times have you heard the captain order “Attack Pattern Alpha” or something similar? We all know the first four letters, but what about the rest? Here’s a handy reference to check every letter—in order—and how to type them yourself (or just copy and paste them).
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.