Site Updates

May 21, 2022

Who doesn’t love a good meme? I’ve pulled together a few of the Star Trek memes I’ve made over the past few years. Some were posted to Twitter, some just shared with friends. (I’d like to think they’re all funny.)

May 11, 2022

The cross-series starship comparison charts have been given a complete overhaul. I tried to find newer, higher-resolution images wherever possible, and took the time to provide links to document the source of the sizes I used (if available). I also made a few tweaks to the Star Trek charts as well. (One notable change was a ship, previously marked as non-canon, that got to have its badge removed thanks to Picard!)

Fun fact: There are 926 ships in my comparison charts, and 598 of them are from Star Trek (86 of them non-canon). That’s... quite a bit more than I thought.

April 20, 2022

After many years and several false starts, I’ve finally made some good progress on actually documenting the sizes and images listed in my starship comparison charts. Check out the reference tables for the Star Trek ships. (The other charts to come... later.)

April 11, 2022

I made a few more adjustments to the starship comparison charts. The large-scale chart now includes many space stations so they can appear at a more visible size than on the huge-scale chart.

April 5, 2022

Happy First Contact Day! Here’s a big refresh of my Star Trek ship comparison charts.

How about that big fleet we saw in the first episode of this season’s Picard? There were so many new ships that I literally ran out of room on the chart. So I started by resizing the canvas and rearranging the ships—for all my Star Trek charts. I decided it was time to merge the Discovery ships in with the rest of the fleet. And while I was at it, I searched for some updated images and double-checked old references. I also discovered that my charts may have caused some confusion between canon and non-canon ships (oops), so I created a little badge to mark the just-as-cool-but-not-canon designs.

Finally, since Prodigy referenced a few Rules of Acquisition (though no new ones, sadly), I’ve taken the opportunity to make sure the citations were all up to date.

December 14, 2021

I had some fun making my own Trek-themed faces for my Apple Watch. And it’s much cooler than Captain Terrell’s wrist communicator!

October 14, 2021

We now have a fairly good idea of the size of the California-class starships, so of course I had to make sure it’s updated in the starship comparison charts.

October 13, 2021

So far I’ve felt fairly cynical about the civilian spaceflight industry. But I have a few new thoughts on my blog about how these ego trips might still be the beginning of an era where space travel will be accessible for everyone.

June 4, 2021

One of my hobbies growing up was building and painting model spaceships. Last year I started building a new fleet to keep myself busy during the quarantine. So I figured I should share a few photos!

November 19, 2020

It’s about time for some minor additions to the starship size comparison charts. Just a few new ships, but they’re important ones: the Cerritos, La Sirena, and the Inquiry class. (I can’t wait until we get a close look at all the new ships in Discovery season 3!)