Site Updates from 2001
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Remember, there is NO CLUE for the Monthly Contest this month because there is no question -- just a prize that anyone could win just by entering! So what are you waiting for?
There have been a few changes made to the FAQ & Support Section in regard to helping out with the support and continued operation of this site.
The Star Trek Charity Auction has kicked into full gear. CLICK HERE to see what's available and to place a bid. Remember, all funds raised will be going to the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund.
To celebrate this Holiday Season, we will not be asking a question in the Monthly Contest as so everyone who enters has a chance to win the Star Trek: First Contact Latinum Edition Sculpture of Captain Jean-Luc Picard made by Playmates Toys. And congratulations go out to Richard Brandt of Colorado who won last month's prize.
Just a reminder -- today's the last day to enter to win the ENTERPRISE Patch in the Monthly Contest Section!
A new series has been started by our Featured Author in the Fan Fiction Section, entitled Subsequently, which deals with the ending of an era and a legend...
Although it doesn't really have anything to do with the LCARSCom.Net, I just wanted to say I picked up my personalized license plate today: "MY NX01" so if you see me, be sure to say hi.
The Weekly Poll has been updated and a new question added: Which series' opening theme do you like most?
Qniverse, the new story by our Fearured Author E.L. Zimmerman, has been added to the Fan Fiction Section. Check it out!
The Weekly Poll has been updated and a new question added: Which captain would you most like to serve under?
I have added 5 new images to the 3-D Section, and they are really awesome!
The Weekly Poll has been updated and a new question added: Which is your favotite starship?
Something small but cool: I have posted a size comparison between the Spacedock, DS9, the Enterprise E, Voyager and Defiant.
I have updated a few things around the site (Links & Birthdays, nothing big), but also I have added two new plaque images to the Dedication Plaques Section: the PASTEUR and the TSIOLKOVSKY.
If you don't already know, we are a proud participant in the Star Trek Charity Auction -- click the banner for more details.
The Weekly Poll has been updated and a new question added: Who would you like to see as a guest character in Star Trek: X?
Although it's been up a few days now, and there are still quite a few links not finished, I wanted to announce the grand opening of our newest section: ENTERPRISE: The Historical Archive.
Are you a fan of the LCARS Computer Network? Would you like your own personal e-mail showing your support of the LCARSCom.Net? Now you can!
I have added a weekly poll in which questions will be asked and you can give your opinion!
Wow, this month's Contest must be a hard one -- not a correct answer yet! Well, to help you out, I've added the first clue.
HERE to listen to the ENTERPRISE theme Faith of the Heart by Russel Watson.
A brand new section is coming soon: Enterprise: Historical Archive.
Plus the USS Enterprise nuclear aircraft carrier is aiding in the kicking of some terrorist @$$ todat and for some time to come!!!
Do you like props? Did you like Voyager? Do you want to buy a genuine prop from Voyager? Then go here (but you better be sitting down).
We are back up with a great new high speed server! Let me know if you find any broken links.
Well, four servers (or was it five -- I really don't remember) in four months -- I think that's a new record! Seriously, I want to apologize to all who were slowed down by my site's ssssssllllllooooowwwwww server speed. All should be back to normal by the end of the week, I hope.
A new Monthly Contest has been posted and you could win if you know the answer!
I would love to say things are back to normal, but I don't think that will happen for a long long time, if it ever even does... What I will say is thanks to all those who wrote with messages of concern and blessings over the last week. Thank you all for the very kind words -- they are much appreciated.
As far as the site goes, chapter two of Federation's End III: Twilight and The Dominion Revisited has been posted in the Fan Fiction Section plus this weeks Animations are updated.
Amazon.com has set up a donations page where you can support the Red Cross NYC & DC relief efforts. As of my adding this link, there have been nearly 40,000 donations totalling over 1.1 million dollars -- thanks all!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in need today... It looks like we're still far from the world of peace in Star Trek. As a citizen of the United States, I look forward to the day that the cowards who perpetrated this horrendous act are caught and punished.
"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and I assure you freedom will be defended. Make no mistake. The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly actions," President George W. Bush
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
September marks the beginning of the 5th year on the internet for the LCARS Computer Network, and to celebrate, we are holding the first annual LCARSComNet Scavenger Hunt.
Grand prize is the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D pewter ship produced by the Franklin Mint. Five runners-up will receive an 11"x17" sketch reprint of either the Enterprise E or the Phoenix (randomly chosen), signed by John Eaves, Senior Illustrator for ENTERPRISE, exclusively for this contest.
The Scavenger Hunt runs from September 1st, 2001 to October 1st, 2001 and is open to anyone; and the earlier you stop by, the better your chance is of winning BIG!
Added to the Screen Saver Section is a new USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Screen Saver - it's pretty cool!
And as a reminder, there is no clue for this month's contest since it's of a different nature from the usual trivia question.
Due to a technical glitch, I had to put back on eBay the Defiant, Pasteur, the future Klingon Battlecruiser, and the 3 Nacelle Enterprise D.
I have also added this weeks animations.
I have just placed on eBay the 16 Micro Machine Ships from the Star Trek Limited Edition Collector's Set II. Some of these ships are rare, so be sure to get them while you can!
A new, and different, Monthly Contest has been posted. In it, you could win a really cool, and big, prize. And congratulations go to Nikolai Stepanov who was the winner of July's Contest.
Well, I am finally moved in but there are boxes everywhere! Now if I could just find my PC...
On a happier note, Week 3's Animations are online, including two brand new animations!
I am moving to a/my new house this week, so there won't be any updates until about Monday. See you then!
Check out the new (I wish!) Original Series book,
Orion Slave Princess.
The second cycle of LCARS Animations are online! Check 'em out!
I have, again, updated the Star Trek in 3-D Image Section with even more new images from from several different people -- thanks guys!
And I picked up my Star Trek Ornaments yesterday -- and Sisko's holding his baseball! *GRIN*
I have updated the Star Trek in 3-D Image Section with several new awesome pics from Star Trek: Avery RPG.
And be sure to check out your local Hallmark store tomorrow, as that is when the new Deep Space Nine Ornaments go on sale!
Did that song during the last night's ENTERPRISE promo get your blood flowing for September's premier? If it did, now you can
LISTEN TO IT HERE! It's by a band called The Calling and is entitled Wherever You Will Go which is on their debut album Camino Palmero, but as of yet we have no official word as to whether or not it will be the ENTERPRISE theme song.
I have been notified that the register service has not pointed all the DNS entries to my new host, so some people still can't access us... All I can say is be patient.
I have added scans of the actual Dedication Plaque props belonging to the USS Prometheus and the USS Voyager to the Dedication Plaques Section.
Well darn if it didn't happen again! Thanks to everyone visiting my site (which is a good thing), I exceeded my bandwidth for the month and my host shut me down with no warning, on Friday the 13th, no less. And I just switched to them last month because of the same problem with the host prior to that. I think my new host will work out much better. And again, if you find any broken links, please let me know (I'm sure I missed a few).
I have also posted the clue to The Monthly Contest - good luck!
Here is our exclusive first look at a different view of the new Enterprise NX-01 which is set up as an 800x600 wallpaper ~ a LCARS Computer Network exclusive! Although it is the Pre-TOS version of the Akira Class, it's starting to get a uniqueness that's all it's own. Great jobs guys! (Please don't link directly to the image - it eats way too much bandwidth - thanks.)
I don't usually use this section to voice my rants (maybe I should?), but after seeing the new Enterprise and hearing other's opinions, I had to add my two cents worth...
Enterprise (or What I Learned in Temporal Mechanics)
I like the new (old?) design of the Enterprise. I also like Kirk's Enterprise. Now with that having been said...
There have been a lot of grumbling about the ship not looking like the predecessor of Kirk's 1701. But who ever said it had to be?
We can see the obvious relationship between Kirk's 1701 and Picard's 1701-E, but that was intentional by the designers at Utopia Planetia Ship Yards (or wherever). But for those six ships, there was not such a large gap in time between ships as there would be now -- over 100 years between Archer's Enterprise and Kirk's. Who's to say there won't be another one, two, or even five Enterprises between the two, which would show more of a design lineage history?
Starfleet has hundreds of designs for their starships, and with Archer's being the first real Starfleet starship (from the NX-01), could Kirk's 1701 not have been a "bold new direction in starship design" for space exploration?
Sure the new Enterprise bears more than a passing resemblance to the Akira, which was intentional by TPTB, but why not? Obviously the Akira design was so good that Starfleet did not feel the need to change it in 200+ years.
Sure there are some people who would have liked to have seen an obvious reverse design lineage, but why does there have to be?
Does the USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier CVAN-65 look like the Enterprise Space Shuttle OV-101? Does the Enterprise Space Shuttle OV-101 look like the Enterprise module which is being developed by Spacehab, Inc. (in partnership with the Russian company Energia, and will be attached to the Russian side of the ISS -- International Space Station -- set to launch in 2003)?
Come on folks, just because the name is Enterprise doesn't mean it has to look like what we are used to.
Are you a 3-D Artist? Do you render Star Trek images with meshes? If so, let me know and I'll see about adding them to our Star Trek in 3-D Section.
I have added an awesome new section to the Download Gallery entitled Star Trek in 3-D where we have made available some of the finest 3-D mesh images online.
I was given a bit more information about the Enterprises's design by Doug Drexler, which can be found in the Doug Drexler Q & A Session.
I have posted July's Contest, and it should be a real treat to all the Klingon fans out there! And congratulations go to Mike Corker who knew the answer to June's Contest.
I have just posted my interview with Eden FX owner John Gross in the Production of Trek Section. Eden FX is one of the CGI teams working on ENTERPRISE.
WANTED: One experienced modeler for assembly, painting and finishing of the USS Prometheus resin model by Starcrafts. Please E-MAIL ME with photo references, to discuss payment, and with any questions. Thanks!
I am in the process of moving files around to the new server, so if you find any broken links, please e-mail me letting me know in case it's one I missed. Thanks!
I just added to eBay the EXTREMELY RARE Star Trek: First Contact Vulcan Statue, in which only 550 were made, and none were distributed here in the US. And be sure to check out my other auctions for some great Trek items!
I have also added a signed DS9: Memories from the Future Aron Eisenberg/Nog card!
I would like to thank Doug Drexler for answering the questions that you all sent in for the Q & A with Doug Drexler. The questions and answers have now been posted -- be sure to stop by for a very informative read. Thanks Doug!
I have updated the Autographs Section with several new signatures: David B. Levinson, John Eaves & Carol Bauman, Jerry Hardin, and Anne Francis.
I have also added the clue to the Monthly Contest.
We were down again today due to IP caching of our new server. Please be patient (I'm trying to be...).
Well folks, if you came by today and noticed we were down (or various broken links), it was due to our changing servers. I was notified the LCARSCom.Net had an average monthly download rate of 10 GIG so I had to move to a server that could handle the load. Now I just have to come up with a way to pay for it...
I would like to invite everyone to view our new Intro Movie on our Front Page. It's really awesome and worth watching (again and again)!
I have just added to the Doug Drexler Q & A Section a pic of the "T-bar" graphic panel that we are giving away. It was originally backlit and used on the Bridge of the USS Defiant in the Deep Space Nine episode The Visitor. The Q & A and the winner will be posted soon!
Well, I didn't want to go the rest of the month without having a contest (due to ending the Doug Drexler Q & A early -- see below), so if you are a fan of Section 31, the Updated June Contest is contest is for you!
Wow! I have just come back from the WonderFest Convention in Kentucky where I got to sit down with John Eaves, Senior Illustrator for ENTERPRISE. You can read the interview here and pick up some of the tidbits he provided about the new show.
And unfortunately, we are no longer accepting questions for the Doug Drexler Q & A due to the already overwhelming responce we have received. We currently have over 200 questions, and now Mr. Drexler and I will knock that down to about 25 to 30. When completely answered, they will be found in the Q & A with Doug Drexler Section. I apologize for any inconvience this may have caused.
The June Contest has been added, and this time we are letting you ask the question -- to Doug Drexler, Junior Illustrator for ENTERPRISE! In return, you could win an actual set prop donated by Mr. Drexler.
And congratulations go to Fred Link who knew the answer to May's Contest.
With the LCARS Screen Savers in the Animations Section still offline, I have decided to offer them on a CD for a small nominal charge (due to labor and CD cost) here on eBay.
Although not an update to the site, I just have to say that I enjoyed Endgame, and will miss the crew... (I give it a 9 / 10 -- it needed about 15 more minutes.)
I have added two PC games, DS9: The Fallen and Star Trek: Away Team, to eBay, so bid NOW!
I'd like to thank Doug D. for the USS Relativity's dedication plaque motto, which I have now added to the Dedication Plaques Section -- thanks Doug!
The clue to the Monthly Contest has been posted -- good luck!
Added to the Fan Fiction Section are two outstanding stories, Revisionist History and Faith, both worth reading.
I'm honored to announce the addition of Michael Jan Friedman to our Star Trek Authors Section -- stop by and see what he has to say. Thanks Michael!
Boy, talk about brain freezes... I neglected to update this page with information on this month's contest... Boy, do I feel like a Horta in a vacuum! Anywho, be sure to stop by our Contest Section for your chance to win an autographed photo of Nog from DS9, signed by Aron Eisenberg expressly for this month's contest.
I have updated the Autographs Section with three newly obtained signatures: Rom, Mog & Ishka (Moogie). They were all real nice and friendly -- thanks.
Well, I'm back from the Starfest 2001 Convention and I had a great time. It was great getting to meet some of you there!
I am currently reading all the e-mails that were sent, so be patient and I'll reply as soon as I can.
Added to the Author's Section is the author of the Star Trek: The Next Generation book Tooth and Claw, Doranna Durgin. Thanks Doranna!
As most of you know, DS9 Horizons is a campaign to get Star Trek: Deep Space Nine made into a movie or T.V. Mini-Series. There were over 6,700 signatures on the previous petition until the website hosting the petition went bankrupt. Now, it's been re-started, and you are urged to sign it again.
I just added to eBay an original DS9 Script signed by all 8 of the cast members -- check it out!
A new comic strip has been added to the Sev Trek and More Section entitled Freighter Tails: the Misadventures of Mzzkiti. Mzzkiti's homepage can be found here.
Check out the three Franklin Mint Ships I just placed on eBay -- you may just want one (or all three)!
We have a new contest this month in the Contest Section where we are giving away a signed copy of the Starfleet Library Version of Diane Carey's Book Best Destiny. And we are still waiting to hear back from last month's winner of the Star Trek: Klingon Academy PC CD-Rom...
Wow... I just renewed the domain name LCARSCom.Net -- it's hard to believe I've had it for 2 years! And come September, we will have been on the net (including our old AOL address) for four years; just wait and see what we have planned!
I have updated the Behind the Scenes Section to include the gifts given out at Christmas time from the Art Department of Star Trek to the Cast & Crew.
I have added a search engine to the Databank Page so try it out...
I have recently put on eBay quite a few Trek Goodies, so be sure to stop by and bid high!
If you are wondering why you have not received this month's LCARS Computer Network Update in your e-mail, the reason is that I have suspended the newsletter for the time being. It may be back later, or not, but we'll see.
We have a new contest this month in the Contest Section where we are giving away the Klingon Academy CD-Rom Game from Interplay. And congrats go to Bruce who won the Star Trek: First Contact Latinum Edition Borg Queen in February's Contest.
Added to the LCARS Bookstore are our new affiliates: Hallmark and the Franklin Mint. Here you will find the Star Trek Ornaments for 2001 and finest Star Trek collectables available this side of the wormhole.
I have updated the Daily News Briefs because of the soon to be increased amount of Star Trek news based on the end of Voyager, the beginning of Series V, and the release of the 10th movie.
I am pleased to announce the addition of authors Jerry & Kathy Oltion to our Authors Section. Welcome!
Two different autographed pics have been added to my Autographs Section.
The title themes to the games Starfleet Command II and Klingon Academy have added to the soundtracks section of Vic's Lounge.
I have added several new Ship, People, and Miscellaneous Images to the Download Gallery.
Got a few hours to spare? Head over to Vic's Lounge and listen to Quark and his Ferengi Riles of Acquisition (or several of the other added stories).
I have added chapters 29 and 30 of Federation's End II: The Witching Hour by E. L. Zimmerman in the Fan Fiction Section.
I have added two more entries to Starship Database, with many more to go...
Thanks to a purchase I made on eBay a few weeks ago, I am finially able to bring you what I believe is the best UFP image available. I have not seen this online elsewhere, so I believe it is a LCARSCom.Net exclusive! Added to the Misc Images Section is the UFP as seen in Star Trek: Generations.
We have taken our support of the Deep Space Nine Horizons campaign a step further -- they are now located here, with us, at www.lcarscom.net/ds9horizons. Be sure to pay them a visit and sign their petition!
I have just added The 24th Century Today Section, which not only includes the Panels we have, but several other great items. Be sure to check it out!
We are looking to sell another item from the 24th Century, a Nakada Phaser Rifle (it's really cool looking). But first, the builder is looking for some initial feedack. Drop by their feedack page and let them know what you think. Thanks.
HELP WANTED! I am in need of a character sketch/cartoon artist for an upcoming project. If you are interested and not too busy, please E-Mail Me several samples of your work.
Well, the last PADD has been sold, but I have just placed on eBay something you don't come across everyday. It is the Christmas gift given to the Cast and Crew of Deep Space Nine for the 5th (1996-1997) Season. Check it out!
The clue for this month's Contest has been posted. Good Luck.
This is just a quick note to let you know there is only 1 PADD left on eBay so you better hurry over there now.
I have finally added the Star Trek S.C.E. E-Books to the LCARS Bookstore if anyone is interested. The only drawback about them is that you have to read them on your PC... And I will hopefully be able to get around to updating the Books Section with the upcoming books of 2001 soon.
We are having a New Millennium Sale in the Computer Panel Replicas Section. The price cuts range from 33% to 50%. Get them while you can!
Because I have had so many requests for the prop PADD replicas I have in my collection, I have put three of them on eBay. But I must warn you -- they are not cheap, but they are worth it.
The Animations, WAVs, and the Vic's Lounge Downloads are BACK ONLINE!!! Go download it all now!
I just updated the LCARS Bookstore with the two Mirror Universe books that were just released. Boy, do they look hot.
Yesterday, I received the prize I will be giving away for February's Contest -- I think it's the best prize we've offered to date! Sorry, I can't tell you what it is. Now to think of a really hard question...
And the autographed Nurse Alyssa Ogawa Card I put on eBay yesterday has sold, thanks.
We have added a new image based on the upcoming Section 31 books. It can be found in the Misc Images Section.
The Animations in the Animations Section, the WAVs in the Sounds Section, and the Vic's Lounge Downloads are temporarily offline due to DNS problems. I will post an update when they are back online (hopefully soon!!!).
Happy 1701 (1-7-01) Everyone!
I have just added a new LCARS animation to the Animations Section entitled Molecular Analysis -- be sure to check it out!
This Page (although there is one prior entry)! Let's see how it works out -- and one would think after three years I would have done this sooner...
I have also added a new image to the LCARS Images in the Download Gallery.
We are delighted to be able to bring you two exclusive interviews with both S.D. Perry and Keith R. A. DeCandido, authors of upcoming DS9 books that pick up where the TV series left off.
We have also updated the contest page with a new question and a new prize. Robert Walker was the winner of our last contest. He won the CD-Rom PC Game Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force Collector's Edition and it's Strategy Guide.
There are also three new stories in the Fan Fiction section. A DS9/Star Wars crossover, a Voyager/Dr. Who crossover and a story featuring Ron D. Moore and a salamander. ;-)