||The Star Trek
Dimension wishs you a merry christmas!
|As an exclusive christmas present, the
Star Trek Dimension offers you a extra-ordinary CGI desktop background especially created
on this occasion, which is avaiable for free download on the frontpage in two screen
resolutions (800x600 and 1024x768) up to Dec 31st, 2000.
This is the last update before the
turn-of-the-millennium, but the Star Trek Dimension will present a still bigger surprise
for its visitors in the traditional new-year-update.
||Further updates on
||Continuing the revision of the ST:DS9 Guides, now the complete third season
is avaiable in new layout. The update this week, however, is far more extensive: the
content of all 72 files redesigned up to now has been reworked and corrected; the not yet
avaiable last three episode files of season 3 have been created from the scratch and four
missing episode pictures have been added. After a break of some weeks, the update will be
continued in the new year with the revision and completion of the other seasons, including
new reviews in season 6 and all new episode files for season 7. The ST:VOY Guide has been
updated as well; a in-depth review of "The Voyager Conspiracy" and eight newly
added season 7 episode files containing cast & crew information and first, exclusive
||New update of
||Already a few days after the last update now the complete
season 2 is avaiable in the ST:DS9 Guide with new design and layout, including the season
overview. An extensive review on "One Small Step" you can access in the ST:VOY Guide,
as well as the updated season 7 overview.
||Episode guides and
publicity page updated
||As a supplemental for the mega update, during the following
weeks the ST:DS9
Guide will be adapted to the new layout and completed regards content, as well
as partially translated to English (mainly the season overviews). The complete first
season is already avaiable with new design and layout, as well as the corresponding season
overview (now in both German and English). In the ST:VOY Guide, there are
extensive background information on four more season 6 episodes as well as a review on
"Dragon's Teeth". Moreover, the publicity page
has been extended by the announcements of the last three months, and layout errors on all
news page have been fixed.
||Bug fix and
extensions for mega update
||Already three days after
the big Star Trek Dimension update, I've got numerous mails and postings of visitors,
which are excited over the news and updates, but also want to report some mistakes. Thanks
for your help! All discovered missing or wrong text and picture links discovered up to
this moment have now been corrected. Moreover, the special update
page and this news page have been updated and extended by
forgotten aspects. Expect further update extensions, like the complete translations on
three information files, in a few weeks.
||Star Trek Dimension
mega update: "Ready for the third millennium"
||Prepared since early September, it is now - finally - online:
the largest update of the Star Trek Dimension since spring 2000, which prepares the site
for the third millennium. More than half of all files have been changed, and there are
many extensions and updates concerning design and content. The mega update includes:
- Easier and quicker navigation with the always visible,
stylish Dimension bar and additional navigational bars in some projects.
- More user comfort with comprehensive notes for the user and
help where it is necessary. Many information files were completely rewritten, and a
guestbook has been added where you can drop me your opinion in a quick and easy way.
- The next generation of web design. Layout and design were
considerably enhanced. All over the site, you will find new or improved images and logos,
the front page was extended and a new design element has been added with the navigational
- Project update: the Media Library was completely redesigned
and now contains unique new multimedia files, e.g. the extraordinary music from
"Bride of Chaotica" and additional screenshots. New episode reviews in the
guides, bug fixes and extensions in many projects complete the update.
Still expect further highlights in the remaining weeks of this year!
A complete overview of the updates and changes you
will find on this special update page.
||LCARS database and
ST:VOY Guide updated
||Two new species files have
been added to the LCARS database, which both contain
awesome pictures and comprehensive texts on the Tellarites and the Andorians, two
Federation members introduced in the Original Series. Morevoer, the season 7 overview of ST:VOY Guide has been updated again and a new review
on the forth episode of season 6 has been added.
||First reviews on
season 6 episodes in ST:VOY Guide
||The season 7 overview in
the ST:VOY Guide has been updated and extensive
reviews on the first three episodes of season 6 (in German) have been added. More reviews
to come soon.
||ST:VOY Guide now
includes complete sixth season.
||In the ST:VOY Guide, you can now access individual files
with photos and cast information for all episodes of the 6th season, as well as plot
descriptions for nine mor files (VOY 128 -136, in German). Moreover, the season 6 and 7
overview have been updated by new facts and minipics, respectively.
||Big update of LCARS
database / Preparation of mega update
||In the LCARS database, the starship database with 16
up-to-date files containing new, phantastic pictures is now avaiable in English, as well
as institution files for the Argus array, Armagosa observatory, Nekrit station and Lya
Station Alpha. There are new overview files for the space institutions and the starship
database with minipictures. Furthermore, new high-quality exterior views of the shuttles
type 7 and 8 and the Delta Flyer have been added. Already since early September, a
complete update of the Star Trek Dimension with enhanced layout and extensions in every
single project is driven forward. Therefore, there will be only few and minor updates in
the next weeks - but soon, an all the bigger one.
Investigating Trek and Web Dimension
||The physics section of Investigating Trek has been expanded by a new article about subspace radio. The Web
Dimension has been updated as well,
several new links and the new topic "Fun & Games" have been added. Finally,
there are more new banner links in the community area.
||ST:VOY Guide and
community area updated
||In the ST:VOY Guide, some facts on
three new episodes of season 7 are avaiable. The community area now contains two new Star Trek Dimension banners plus
the first banner links. The Star Trek Dimension has a new partner site: the German website
Daily Trek. Moreover, thanks to Matthias Krackau for
giving me his Star Trek Lives Award.
update / Community area added
||The missing physics section
has been added to the recently created Investigating Trek project, containing a new problem concerning communications.
The community area now replaces the old feedback page, also including
banner links to other Star Trek websites.
project "Investigating Trek" now on-line
||The promised Investigating
Trek is already on-line, replacing the old
"Inconsistencies" report by a multi-page-project with a sophisticated design,
many photos and - of course - many new problems which are described, explained and solved,
||Making of report
completed / First facts on Voyager's 7th season
||Finally, the Making
of Star Trek Dimension report has been
completed by lots of new stuff about the origins and the general design, as well as an
entire new part about the development of the various Dimension "projects", with
many new facts and never published photos. Moreover, in the ST:VOY Guide, the first facts about about four episodes of the seventh
season of Star Trek: Voyager are avaiable now.
||First birthday of
Star Trek Dimension with many updates
||Today is the first
birthday of the Star Trek Dimension. One year ago on August 2nd, it was officially opened
with the domain www.stdimension.de. That has to be
celebrated, and it will be celebrated with loads of surprises and big updates. For all
english-speaking fans in the internet, and that should be the majority, today the domain www.stdimension.com is opened, so that access to the
international version should be as easy as to the German one. The biggest surprise first:
in the nick of time, the first free avaible, fully animated Windows version of the
holodeck game Velocity with original sounds has been completed. A breath-taking fun, which
can be downloaded now.
A description is avaible in the new project "Star Trek Interactive".
The first part of the exclusive Making
Of Star Trek Dimension reveals everything about the creation of the Star Trek
Dimension, the motives of the author and more - with many never shown pics! Finally, also
the Star Trek: Voyager Guide
is avaible in an English version and with new design. Some episode files, as well as
up-to-date season overviews with pictures are already online.
||New species files
||Improved link window of the
species database with mini pictures and a short description for every species. In
addition, two new files with high-quality photos and extensive information on the Pakleds
and the Katurians from Star Trek: Voyager, the species Naomi Wildman partly belongs to.
||New species files
||Extensive information on
three species from Star Trek: Insurrection with unique high-quality photos: the Evora, the
Ellora and the Tarlac.
||New species files
||Everything about Species
8472 with unique full-shots. Furthermore, additional species files with rare pictures from
the Saurians and Megarites, two species from the Star Trek feature films have been added.
||First files of the species database /
Improvement of class specifications
||Everything about the alien
parasites from [TNG] Conspiracy with never shown pictures and sound in the first file of
the species database. Additionally, new high-quality exterior shots of three starship
||New pictures and diagrams in the
||The contents of several
files have been heavily reworked or extended by new facts and pictures: Jupiter Station,
Internet Explorer 4/5, which failed from time to time and then forced a reload of the
frame, has been reprogrammed so that there can't be happen any errors anymore.
Furthermore, 14 new sound files, mainly computer, technology and background effect from
the Romulan Warbird have been added to the Media Library.
||New pictures and diagrams in the
||In terms of an extension of
the class specifications, all 34 starship diagrams have been replaced by colored variants
and 12 exterior views have been newly added. Moreover, the former pictures of the
Borg Unicomplex have been replaced by 7 new, more exciting high-quality views.
update: completely revised, redesigned and extended Cartography
||After a long break of some months, I
finally managed it to translate the whole new German cartography project, which is already
online since mid-February, into English. It took me several dozen hours to translate all
files which now contain about 25,000 words, so I hope you appreciate my efforts. But I
think the result was really worth the work: the whole Star
Trek Cartography project has been restructed, revised and corrected, brought up to
date (it now contains facts up to [VOY] Live Fast and Prosper) and extended by many
chapters. All pictures were redesigned, and many new diagrams and photos were added. The
design of the entire project was changed to the new Star Trek Dimension design and a new
frontpage was created which resembles the main frontpage. Please read the cartography news
for a complete list of all changes.
the update, also the location of the Star Trek Cartography has changed: please update your
bookmarks to the URL www.stdimension.de/int/Cartography/indx.htm
||Extension of the
||After the new section
"Sound Effects" has been uploaded a month ago, I have now added the next 60
high-quality wave files to the Media Library, which mainly
cover the topics "Computer" and "Technology" and have the main focus
put on "Star Trek: Insurrection". The section "Backgrounds" with an
extensive collection of background sounds from all series and the movies was newly added.
Altogether, the sound effects library now contains more than 180 qualitative effects and
will be further extended very soon.
||10000th visitor in
the Star Trek Dimension
||Today, the 10000th pageview
was counted in the Star Trek Dimension. Cordial thanks to all people who have visited and
supported the Dimension within the last 8 months!
Read more about this event on the publicity page.
frontpage / Membership in Subspace Comms Network
which has been extensively reworked and divided into two frames at the beginning of the
year, has now been further adapted, improved and extended. The graphical elements
(Dimension logo, header of the several sections) have been slightly altered and improved.
Two variable frames at the left-hand / right-hand side of the page facilitate a correct
display of the page also at higher resolutions of more than 800x600. The section
"Community" has been newly added; it contains links to my partner sites and the
new Subspace Comms Network. The
Star Trek Dimension belongs to this new web forum since early April. It is a common
project of some of the best Star Trek sites in the internet, that you can visit as of now in order to exchange opinions about the
various aspects of Star Trek. Moreover, in an own forum, you can leave your questions,
ideas and wishes concerning the Dimension.
reworked and extended by a sound effects library
||One of the few remaining, not adapted
projects, the Media Library, was now changed to the new color scheme of the Dimension.
Moreover, the project was redesigned, reorganized and divided into sections. Beside the
"Multimedia Themes", the section "Sound effects" has been newly added,
which consists of 120 (!) sound effects from all series and movies, that have an
incredible quality thanks to a sophisticated procedure for eliminating background noises.
||BIG update: 60 new class
specifications in the LCARS database
||After I haven't continued the
translation of the German LCARS database (289 files) for
months, I can now proudly present 60 new class specifications avaiable in the English LCARS Database, thus increasing the number of files from
26 to 86. Of course, this wouldn't be possible without the great help of an Internet
fellow, who provided me with the basic translations of the 35 new main files and saved me
a lot of work. Galactic thanks!
Moreover, all class specifications have been reworked: English and German files
now have a compatible scheme of filenames, and all files now include the automatic cross
reference feature, allowing you to display files belonging together with just one click on
the buttons on the left side of the LCARS screen. Furthermore, the photos have been
improved and all diagrams have been recreated in a new design. With so many files in the
English version, I finally decided that it would make sense to include the "A-Z"
and "Search" features from the German version, so that you can now list the
classes alphabetically and search for specific key words.
||New, uniform site
design in nearly all projects
||After the design of the frontpage has
already been changed some weeks ago, now almost all other projects (except the Subspace
Manual, the WYLB project, the episode guides and the files on the second server) and
"About the Dimension" pages appear in the new color scheme, too, whereas
numerous pictures have been improved or adapted. Therefore the Star Trek Dimension has now
a standardized design, which should look nice as well as save the eyes while reading.
||Slight changes on
frontpage design / Search function added
||The design of the frontpage has been changed to a new, universal color scheme which
will be used for all projects in the near future. Furthermore, a powerful site search
function has been added to the frontpage, which you can use to quickly find the
information you want. This service is provided by Vantagenet.
||Update of the Media
Library and the Star Trek Cartography
||The Media Library was
enhanced by the new theme "The first mission" with exclusive material from the
very first Star Trek episode "The Cage". Currently, you can download a video
exclusively produced by the Star Trek Dimension including material from the whole
60-minute-plot of this milestone episode.
Furthermore, in the maps archive of the Star
Trek Cartography, the already 4th version of the "Map of Local Space"
with many new planets and outposts is now avaiable.
||The third Year 2000 Special
||I've started the new project "Media Library",
which should use the addional web space very extensively. Here you can find all kinds of
media files - MPEG videos, MP3 files, scans and screenshots - collected in certain themes
like the spectacular space battle in Star Trek: First Contact, which is currently
This was the last update of the Year 2000 special and the frontpage will appear in the
usual look in a few days.
||The second Year 2000 Special
||I've extended my web space and
therefore I have now several dozens megabytes of additional space for multimedia
files on another server. Some of them are already avaiable in the new MP3 section of the Sound Dimension:
4 marvelous pieces of music from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and 4 exclusive
Gene Roddenberry audio files with the truth about Trek and its content.
There is a surprise in the Star Trek Cartography, too.
the Galactic Atlas with already two very extensive and detailed maps.
||Welcome to the year 2000 with an
exclusive Dimension special!
||Punctually at the very beginning of the
year 2000, the announced special with many surprises is now avaiable. The frontpage will feature a special Year 2000 logo for some weeks and
inform you in a special area about all special updates of the next days. Moreover, a new
background sound was added, which will remain on the frontpage even after the special is
over. Tomorrow, there will be more surprises.