Franz Joseph and Star Trek’s Blueprint Culture | Graphic Engine As part of a larger project I’m preparing on “blueprint culture” — fan subcultures devoted to drawing, drafting, charting, mapping, and playing the worlds of science-fiction media — here is a brief history, excerpted from my book manuscript on special effects and transmedia, of Franz Joseph and the Starfleet Technical Manual he created in 1975. One man in particular would dominate Star Trek’s design-oriented fandom in the 1970s. Though not a fan himself, Franz Joseph Schnaubelt was the first to awaken a broad base of fans to the pleasures of charting and extending Star Trek’s diegetic backdrop. Schnaubelt, who in his professional life went by the name Franz Joseph, was born in Chicago in 1914. Working from more than 800 film clips Karen had amassed, Joseph began to draft blueprints of the props, basing his work on a principle of architectural draftsmanship in which schematic drawings are projected into 3D views. It lives! [viii] Newitt, “An Interview with Franz Joseph.”
Battlestar Galactica: Technical Manual LAST UPDATED April. 16, 2005 Welcome to the "Battlestar Galactica: Tech-Manual." Due to the many inconsistencies found in the realm of "Battlestar Galactica" science, we have dedicated our efforts to applying real science to the popular 1979 TV series created by Glenn A. Larson. Scientific inaccuracies plagued many of the science fiction movies/series during the late 70's and early 80's. Listed on this site are the rational explanations as to how the science and technology of "Battlestar Galactica" would have worked in the real world. Links Fixed for Galactica Size Figures.
Price of Peace Chart: Programs and their costs Strategy 3. Eliminate Illiteracy: Education for All $10 billion/year for ten years, allocated for: a) Television Literacy Campaign for satellite network, solar-powered television sets, satellite receivers in villages without adequate schools; appropriate educational programming, ($2 billion/year); textbooks, teaching aids, in-service teacher training and supervision ($3 billion/year); $140 million/year for training 1 million new teachers in Africa; b) Internet Access for All for global wireless Internet access via communications satellites, land-based technology where appropriate ($4 billion/year); $1 billion/year for the preparation of Internet materials for use in developing countries. Cost: 12.5% of the cost of Gulf War 1, or 2.8% of the 2003 tax cut given to the richest U.S. citizens; 14 months of what the U.S. spends on video games.
Star Trek All Enterprises "Blueprints & Designs" Greetings Folks: Well, the following project took a long time for me to complete, like 3-4 hours. I thought that this was a worthy venture, for I have not seen anything like what I'm abut to show off here, anywhere around these parts. Let us begin............. NCC-1701 (Constitution Class) NCC-1701 "Refit" or "Phase II" (Constitution Class) NCC-1701-A (Constitution Class) NCC-1701-B (Excelsior Class) NCC-1701-C (Ambassador Class) NCC-1701-D (Galaxy Class) NCC-1701-E (Sovereign Class) The following hyperlinks contain some added bonus material that I am including with this post, kind of a my way of saying thank you for tuning in! NCC-1864 (Miranda Class) NCC-2001 (Excelsior Class) NCC-2100 (Federation Class) NCC-2893 (USS Stargazer) NCC-61795 (Nebula Class) NCC-74656 (Intrepid Class) NX-01 (Class Production Prototype) Well that abut does it for now! Ps- Please be advised, that I do not claim and or advertise that all the images contained in the hyperlinks are mine.
Ships of the Colonial Fleet Ships Of The Colonial Fleet Military Freighter This military transport is larger and more durable than the Cylon counterpart due to it's common presense among battle fleets. Colonial Military Fighter SCS - Updated Oct 22, 2003 This ship is inspired from Bruce Rollin's awesome scratchbuilt model pictured above. Viper The Viper is the primary space superiority fighter in the Colonial arsenal. A two-seat variant of the standard Viper has also been developed for special missions. Rules: Vipers have 10 standard thrust points which may be used normally and they have 4 additional thrust points which may be used only for acceleration (Turbos) or deceleration (Braking Flaps). Colonial Viper Medium Fighter SCS - Updated Oct 23, 2003 Colonial Viper Medium Fighter One Hit - One Kill SCS - Updated Oct 23, 2003 Colonial 2-Seat Viper Medium Fighter SCS - Updated Oct 23, 2003 The Viper is a well established fighter in Battlestar Galactica. 6th Millenium Fighter Ranger Colonial Ranger SCS - Updated Jan 17, 2001
OECD calls for policy reform and technology to prevent impending water crisis The OECD has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the future (Photo: Shutterstock) Image Gallery (2 images) Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of resources, water. With these problems only set to intensify, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the face of demographic growth and climate change. Called Meeting the Water Reform Challenge, the report says that urgent reform of water policies is crucial in order to preserve human and environmental health as well as economic growth. According to UN figures, more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Global water demand (Source: The Environmental Outlook Baseline,output from IMAGE suite of models) Source: OECD About the Author
www.trekplace.com Franz Joseph Timeline by Karen Dick with annotations by Greg Tyler Entries here are condensed from FJ's "Writing Activities Log" (14 April 1973 - 14 April 1988) and FJ's "Design Work, Script, and Correspondence - Planet Earth" notebook (1974). Star Trek production timelines, as far as Karen can determine them, are in red. Abbreviations Based on continued fan interest in the defunct Star Trek television series, as evidenced by ST conventions with huge attendance numbers and the continued popularity of the series in syndication, NBC contacts Gene Roddenberry about reviving the series. April 14 S.T.A.R. April 15 FJ makes technical drawings of the hand phaser and communicator using film clips and Whitfield's The Making of Star Trek as references. May 14 FJ has made about a dozen drawings at this point and writes GR regarding proprietary rights. May 19 May-September FJ and GR exchange several letters regarding the drawings, now dubbed by FJ as the Technical Manual. September 8 September 21 November 12 May
Battlestar Galactica 1:9600 Resin Model Kit by Alliance In 2002, cable's Sci-Fi Channel sent shockwaves through genre fandom when it announced that it was going to "re-imagine" the classic 1970s space opera "Battlestar Galactica." When the mini-series/pilot premiered in 2003, virtually all who watched, including die-hard fans, were pleasantly surprised with how well producer Ron Moore's dark and paranoid "update" captured the basic look of the original series while catapulting its sensibilities directly into the 21st Century. As before, the central "character" in the new BSG was the "Galactica" herself, here portrayed as an "obsolete" interstellar battlewagon and veteran of the previous Human/Cylon war. Retaining the same basic lines as the original BSG, the new ship was far more sophisticated in its execution thanks to the advances of modern CGI.
Alex Stern: Yes, Virginia, Your Reproductive Rights Are Compromised Like many states where political battles about reproductive rights are front and center, Virginia is a hotbed of legislative activity. Following last year's passage of a law that requires women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasounds (which Democrats unsuccessfully attempted to repeal several weeks ago), two other bills related to women's reproductive health were introduced by committees last month. The first proposes reparations for victims of that state's eugenic sterilization policy. The second bill introduced in Virginia's House seeks to end the 30 day waiting period for sterilization, a rule enforced for women with no biological or adopted children. The ironic twist is that the 30-day waiting period is a regulation that was formulated to guard against the kinds of reproductive abuses that occurred in the past. These two bills cut to the heart of the complexity of sterilization as a reproductive rights issue in the 21st century.
www.trekplace.com Forgotten Starships: "Canon" References to Star Trek Spacecraft Designed by Franz Joseph by Greg Tyler February 15, 2003 Updated December 30, 2005 Introduction At a time when nearly every visual detail that's barely distinguishable in a Star Trek episode or feature film is declared "canon," that is a "real" element of the fictional Star Trek universe, it is somewhat surprising that many fans do not take into consideration the existence of a number of starship classes that appear, or certainly seem to appear, in the first three Star Trek feature films. Among these elements were a number of designs for starships that had configurations that differed from that of the Enterprise and her sister ships, all Constitution-class vessels. Class I Heavy Cruiser - The first wave of these vessels were referred to as Constitution-class starships. (As an aside, the idea of fictional elements "really" existing in a fictional universe amuses me.) Class I Heavy Cruiser (Constitution-Class Starships) Conclusion
Kitsune's Science Fiction Conversions Introduction: Started at around the same time as Kitsune's Palladium Web Page, this page contains quite a number of writeups of conversions to the Palladium game system from a variety of science fiction series. This includes vehicles, weaponry and equipment, various races, and character classes. Writeups of space ships are designed to work with either accelerations in G forces or with Kitsune's revised starship rules. As many creations as possible have pictures to give an idea of what they look like. In addition, we appreciate any feedback on the writeups. Email Kitsune! Email Mischa!