Animated STAR TREK - References Turn Graphics ON!


Below are several books, web sites, and software tools that were used in the creation of this Animated STAR TREK web site. By and large, the contents of the site come directly from video tapes of the show. Some behind the scenes information, the airdates, some voice actor credits and some still images came from other sources. After each reference below, I have indicated how the reference was used. I found that when I referred to the actual videos, I found numerous errors in all the reference works, especially concerning episode titles, stardates, writer/director credits and vehicle profile drawings. SEE: Reference Errors.

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Alexander, David. Star Trek Creator - The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry. New York: ROC Books, 1995.
Contained some information about Gene Roddenberry's early involvement with the animated series and his thoughts about translating the show to saturday morning.

Dillard, J.M. Star Trek: "Where No One Has Gone Before." New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
Contained a brief treatment of the animated series and some live action still images.

Doohan, James, with Peter David. Beam Me Up, Scotty - STAR TREK's Scotty in his own words. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.
Great book. A very touching account of an actor's life. From this book I gained anecdotal information about Mr. Doohan's involvement with the Animated STAR TREK series. He mentioned, in particular, how he was very happy to be able to do so many voices for animated characters.

Klein, Malcolm C. "To the limits of Imagination: Animating Star Trek." Starlog, Jun. 1977, pp. 43-47.
This article contained in-depth behind-the-scenes information and a still image of the animated series cast.

Koenig, Walter. Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1997.
A very interesting and well written account of the author's acting and script-writing careers. From his book, I used Mr. Koenig's account of the circumstances surrounding his writing of the animated episode "The Infinite Vulcan" and also how he learned about the Animated series from a fan at STAR TREK Convention.

Mandel, Geoffrey. U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual. New York: Interstellar Associates, 1980.
I used the images of the Long Range Shuttlecraft and Heavy Shuttlecraft from this book. However, I did not use the Bonaventure, cargo drone or Aquashuttle profiles because they were too inaccurate when compared to the vehicles as seen on video. This book is like Bjo Trimble's Concordance as it was one of my favorite manuals from the late 70's/early 80's.

Marshak, Sondra, and Myrna Culbreath, eds. STAR TREK: The New Voyages 2. New York: Bantam Books, 1978.
An excellent collection of short stories written about the adventures of Kirk and his crew during the first five-year mission. This book included "The Patient Parasites" by Russell Bates which was his first story treatment for the animated series back in 1973. I used information from the author's introduction to his story for the episode notes on the "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" page.

Nichols, Nichelle. Beyond Uhura - STAR TREK and Other Memories. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994.
A great book about the beautiful and multi-talented performer's exciting show business career. Of particular note was her account of how her Uhura character was so inspiring to the black community in the 1960's, a time when her people were often treated as second-class citizens. In regards to the Animated STAR TREK series, Ms. Nichols remembers the show fondly and was particularly enamoured of the episode "The Lorelei Signal" chiefly because in it Uhura had a large role - she actually took command of the Enterprise in order to rescue Kirk, Spock and McCoy!

Niven, Larry. Playgrounds of the Mind. New York: Tor Books, 1991.
A great treat for fans of the geatest science fiction author of our age. It is Niven's second volume of notes, exerpts and essays related to his long and storied career, the first being N-Space. This is an excellent book that I only discovered recently. In a section devoted to lost story ideas, Mr. Niven describes that he wrote three treatments for the animated STAR TREK series. This information was used to augment the page devoted to Niven's animated episode "The Slaver Weapon" which was his third story treatment. This is a good book for Animated STAR TREK fans also because it reprints "The Soft Weapon" and "The Borderland of Sol." The former was rewritten into "The Slaver Weapon" and the latter was written based on Niven's first story treatment for the Animated STAR TREK.

Okuda, Michael, and Denise Okuda. Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Pocket Books, 1993.
Some entries in my Animated STAR TREK Timeline were cross referenced with this book. I used this book's format to format this web site's Timeline page. This is, by far, my favorite STAR TREK book. I have several copies of it and refer to it all the time. A MUST for any STAR TREK enthusiast!

Okuda, Michael, Denise Okuda and Debbie Mirek. Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
The definitive reference to the Official STAR TREK Universe. Comments made by the authors in their introduction to this book elaborate on how the animated series had been deemed non-canon by the powers that be. Main character background information came from this book. Available in both hardback and trade paperback. Another MUST for any STAR TREK enthusiast.

Rioux, Terry Lee. From Sawdust to Stardust - The Biography of DeForrest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy. New York: Pocket Books. 2005.
Information about the gentle actor's involvement with the animated series.

Reeves-Stevens, Judith and Garfield. The Art of Star Trek. New York: Pocket Books, 1995.
Information about the development of the animated series. (Actually, no images from this book were used in my site).

Swanigan, Michael, and Darrell McNeill. Animation by Filmation. Simi Valley: Black Bear Press, 1993.
A very good source of background information about Filmation, the company that produced the animated series. Also this book contained information about the making of the animated series.

Takei, George. To The Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei - STAR TREK's Mr. Sulu. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
An excellent book! From his book, I used Mr. Takei's account of his 1973 political campaign in my explanation of why the animated episodes aired in a different order in Los Angeles than in the rest of the country. Mr. Takei's book is especially noteworthy for its socially important and long-overdue treatment of life in the unconstitutional Japanese internment camps during World War II. This book is a must-read for Sulu fans and the civic minded. I, for one, am a big Sulu fan and am hoping that George Takei will reprise his role of Captain Sulu of the U.S.S. Excelsior in a weekly television series. He was seen in that role briefly in a September 1996 STAR TREK: Voyager episode entitled "Flashback."

Trimble, Bjo. Star Trek Concordance. New York: Ballantine Books, 1976.
This book was very important to me as a young STAR TREK enthusiast. I used to pour over it for hours. Thank you, Mrs. Trimble! Airdates of the animated series came from this book and some voice actor credits. Several character voice credits in this book were listed as (Unknown), those missing credits were found in her 1995 Concordance. (See below). Also the spelling of some names and terms came from this source.

Trimble, Bjo. Star Trek Concordance. New York: Citadel Press, 1995.
Some voice actor credits came from this book.

Whitfield, Stephen E. The Making of Star Trek. New York: Ballantine Books, 1968.
A treasure trove of background information on the original series. Another of my favorite STAR TREK books. I used this as a source of character background information. The profile drawings of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Klingon/Romulan ship came from this work. Also, information for the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge page of this site also came from this book. This book is still in print.


Beginner's Guide to HTML
This is where I learned HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

David Siegel's Web Page Design Tips
Mr. Siegel had created an incredibly useful site that is a MUST for anyone contemplating any serious web page designing. He has since written books about web design.

Patrick J. Lynch's Web Style Manual
Mr. Lynch from the Yale Center for Advanced Instructional Media has created a site which is another must for anyone interested in serious web site design.

James Dixon's Fandom STAR TREK Chronology
Several entries from this rather large document served as the basis for my Timeline. However, I rewrote the dates in Mr. Dixon's timeline to agree with the Okuda Chronology. Also, I removed any information that came from Alan Dean Foster's novelizations but which wasn't seen onscreen. SEE: Notes


Fetch, Version 3.0 for the Macintosh, by Trustees of Dartmouth College, (1995).
I use this to easily upload and download files to and from my http account.

JPEGView, Version 3.3 for the Macintosh, by Aaron Giles, (1992-94).
I use this to quickly preview jpeg files.

Netscape Navigator, Version 2.0b2 for the Macintosh, by Netscape Navigator, (1994-95).
I designed my web site to work best with Netscape and I tested my site with it. Netscape is the greatest!

Photoshop, Version 2.5.1 for the Macintosh, by Adobe Systems Inc., (1989-93).
This was my photo retouching workhorse. Almost every image in this site has passed through Photoshop in some form or another. I use it for everything.

PowerPoint, Version 3.0 for the Macintosh, by Microsoft Corp., (1987-92).
I used this to initially image the titles and buttons, then I converted them to transparent gifs.

ScreenPlay, for the Macintosh by Peter Barrett, (1991).
This software came with my VideoSpigot, and I used it to view video coming into my Macintosh via the VideoSpigot board.

VideoSpigot, Video Capture board for the Macintosh, by SuperMac, (1991).
I used this board to input video into my Macintosh.

Transparency for the Macintosh, Version 1.0 for the Macintosh, by Aaron Giles, (1994).
I used this to transparentize all my gifs. This is an incredibly simple and useful application.


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