Thanks from The STArchive
Thanks are due. They always are in a venture this extensive.
So, although I can't mention every person who has taken the time to inform
me of some missed reference, spelling mistake, or oversight, I do attempt to
reply individualy to everyone about their concerns. I hope that such replies
are indicative of my gratitude.
And, as always, I appreciate your comments -- honest.
Of those I can mention, I'd like to thank (in order of appearance)...
I'd also like to express my appreciation to...
My wife, for being incredibly patient with me over the years.
for being the first person - that I know of - to maintain a list of ships
on rec.arts.startrek, the primary Star Trek newsgroup before the big
split in '91. After viewing every episode and compiling the data (I had a
lot of time on my hands back then), I shared this all with Michael to help
in his efforts. Eventually, I created my own ship list and shamelessly
"borrowed" from his example.
Dean McNeill, the administrator of the www.ee server, for allowing
me the space and cgi-bin/ access to do "spiffy" things like fill-out forms
and image maps.
Andrew Tong, for his help and code samples as I began to create my own
site and for creating the first HTML version of my Locations list.
Joshua Bell, for helping
me compile all of the ship images that are used here. His great ASCII drawings
show that he, too, has far too much time on his hands.
Curt Danhauser for his drafted and colourized profiles of starship
classes in the HTML version of my Expanded ship list that were not available
through other references.
Didith Rodrigo and Bong Olpoc, two systems administrators out of
Manila University in the Philippines, for providing the first mirror site for
this archive. It didn't last long but it was apparently well received.
Guy Jonatschick, the new administrator of the www.ee server, for
allowing me the all the things Dean did, plus dealing with 10% more pestering!
Joe Reiss, for his very annoying^w helpful notes to me on things like
HTML, streamlining, and such. Most recently, for this site's second
incarnation, he aided and abetted in my efforts to make things dynamic
with Perl by offering a few neurons and critiquing the site's design and
efficiency when it wasn't wanted. His assistance has helped me keep this
site up to its very high standards.
for noticing many of my speeling errors and typos, for helping me make up
the client-side imagemap and the first Perl version of my search script,
and for the Mosaic and Pathways references.
See? Laziness does indeed pay off.
Brian Barjenbruch, for his efforts in providing information from many
of the very small console displays seen in various films. He is probably
the envy of many Star Trek fans with his laserdisk system and large screen
Tom Dubinski, one administrator of the www.cs server, for allowing
me to move my stuff here and, more recently, for the virtual domain name.
Such generosity is very deserving of some pie. Mmmm... Pie...
"of southeast Pennsylvania, underbase.org" for his technical overviews
of the Enterprise series. His transcripts of the proper names
of various ships and locations from closed captioning before I was able
to decode such signals allowed me to avoid the ambiguity that comes with
making phonetic attempts.
Mike Okuda, Scenic Art Supervisor and Technical Consultant for
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,
and Star Trek: Voyager, for a big ego boost. Mike asked to use my
Star Trek Ships
FAQ as a resource reference in the compilation of the
Star Trek OMNIPEDIA
CD-ROM and -- with its demise -- the updated version of the Encyclopedia.
If you consult the credits on either of them, you will find my name listed --
including the pretentious first initial.
Andrew Probert, for granting permission for me to use his (and Rick
Sternbach's) creation on the splash page for my Expanded ship list: the
painting of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D.
Rick Sternbach and David Stipes for their e-mail to me and
comments in Usenet which clarify some of the class types appearing in
Star Trek: First Contact and various "fleet/mob shots" in televised
Larry Nemecek for e-mailing clarifications of various ship types to
me, and for his comments in Usenet as well.
Morris Jones, Sub-Editor at the magazine
Internet Australasia, for giving me a little splash of fame "down
under". After chosing my site as a "must see" for Star Trek, I was
asked to answer a few questions on this Internet related phenomenon. My
comments and this site's URL appear in the April '95 issue's feature article
"Star Trek and the Internet."
The editors of the book NETtrek - Your Guide to Trek Life in
Cyberspace, for including my site and work in a number of categories
throughout its pages. More importantly, however: they gave my site some
of that coveted cover space.