|Two year anniversairy at stdimension.com with
Today, the Star Trek Dimension
celebrates the two year anniversairy of its online launch, offering its visitors the first
five of some very special wallpapers dedicated to thirty-five years of Star Trek history
and important aspects of each of the five series, a heavily updated "Enterprise
Companion", and a concise survey which enables the participants to determine the
future course of the Dimension. Further updates, including additional wallpapers and an
all new part of the "making of", will be avaiable in the next few days.
Though two years seem to be a rather short amount of time, looking
back to the beginning, the Star Trek Dimension has considerably extended its design,
content as well as its goals.
After preliminary work of almost two years (important parts of the
Star Trek database and the episode guides date back to autumn 1997), the site went online
on August 2nd, 1999.
At that time, the Dimension did "only" consist of a LCARS
database plus a few additional information files and one page projects. Furthermore, the
25 megabyte website was German only and did only reach a quite small audience for a pretty
A lot has changed since then. Within two years, the Dimension has
not only increased its size by factor seven. It has become one of the most extensive
bi-langual Star Trek sites, offering a large percentage of its content in both German and
English. Beside the still updated and improved database, the site now consists of almost a
dozen of profound, unique projects, from technology musings and episode guides to
multimedia collections and up-to-date reports.
One of the projects started immediately after the online launch, the
Star Trek Cartography, which was based on the short article "Star Trek
Distances", is still the most comprehensive and in-depth source on facts, figures and
stuff concerning that topic, and has undoubtedly become one of the visitor's favorites.
The site has received recognition from Trek-related as well as
general internet sites, including recommendations from several web portals, e.g. both
"Site of the day" and "Site of the week" commendations at Yahoo!
Germany, and numerous private websites.
This year, the Dimension has additionally focused on a completely
new area: current developments in the Star Trek franchise and fandom, offering occasional,
yet profound reviews, columns and specials.
Still, it has stayed and will keep on staying faithful to its
original mission: to offer fans a creative, comprehensive, detailed and thoughtful view of
the Star Trek phenomenon.
Webmaster, Star Trek Dimension