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u/BallsDeepInJesus · 10 pointsr/startrek

I feel like nerd-raging today so I whipped out my TNG Technical Manual. I will paraphrase some relevant sections.

The Structural Integrity Field System (SIF) has five different field generators located on two different decks. Each field generator has 20 separate graviton polarity sources. The SIF has four independent backup generators as well. So, that is nine total and only ONE is required during normal spaceflight, two during extreme maneuvers.

The Inertial Dampening Field System (IDF) is provided by 6 seperate generators located on Decks 11 and 33. Each generator consists of 12 independent subspace field distortion amplifiers. In addition to the 6 main generators, there are another 6 backup generators. So you have a total of 12, with the minimum being, again, a single generator. This is only in a reduced power situation, during normal spaceflight 2 generators are usually online.

To give you an idea of how integral they are, under complete SIF/IDF failure the Enterprise's spaceframe can only handle 3g of acceleration. Under impulse power, the Enterprise experiences more than 1000g on a regular basis. The failure of just 2 generators can have the Enterprise canceling the mission and heading to a starbase.

u/watermanjack · 10 pointsr/startrek

Still have this; this was the shit when I was a kid. (

u/eternalkerri · 9 pointsr/startrek

If you read the old Star Trek Next Generation technical manual...

They clearly state that they cannot create the chemical reactions and complexities of living flesh. the few attempts all created a lump that looked like it was covered in chemical burns.

u/_Aardvark · 6 pointsr/printSF

The novel Cryptonomicon springs to mind. While not an RPG source book, I think you'll like it.

As for entertaining reading of RPG material, my knowledge is very out of date, which may actually provide some out-of-print gems you may not know about.

First is The Shadowrun Seattle Sourcebook. The version I remember was the original from 1990 - but their appears to newer versions. Never really played much of the actual game, but loved this source book.

Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. Cool guide to the coolest city of the coolest D&D world; The Forgotten Realms. We played the hell out of nearly all the 2nd Edition Realms stuff in the 90's. This book was more fun to read then actually useful in-game, far as I can recall.

I really liked the Q Manual. and Thrilling Locations. Great if you're a Bond fan at all.

The Start Trek TNG Technical Manual. Man I'm pissed I lent out my hard copy of this, never got it back.

Searching for these titles combined with "PDF" in google yields scans of many of these titles I believe. I noticed a few PDFs when looking for the links I provided. Not that I condone downloading scanned PDFs from out-of-print books (and wait, maybe I do?)

u/spilk · 3 pointsr/startrek

I used to carry the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual around with me in high school and it definitely has these drawings in it.

u/lastwarning · 3 pointsr/startrek

It gets assimilated and re-processed into food or furniture or other things.

Source: Technical Manual of the Enterprise.

u/ckemtp · 3 pointsr/DaystromInstitute

Hopefully the mods won't mind that I posted this too much because you're sick and probably need something to do.

This is the technical manual they're referring to

I highly recommend you purchasing it in a hard copy. It's a great book to read whilst recuperating. Hope you feel better soon.

  • For purposes of in-depth discussion I shall ask which of the on-screen Doctors you believe would best treat your infection.

u/Runner_one · 3 pointsr/TheOrville

> I thought they established some of this in later seasons

No, it is well established that there is continuity of conciseness in the transporter.

Transporters operate on a quantum level, actually moving your molecules from one place to another and reassembling them. You aren't killed each time you use one.

The Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual covered this in detail.

Your actual quantum bits are "MOVED" to a new location using a Dirac Jump named for the physicist Paul Dirac

Michael Okuda, said "Transporting does NOT involve killing the person."

In the Next Generation graphic novel titled Forgiveness, the scientist who invented the transporter says “The transporter doesn’t just send information on how to build a copy of you, it sends you… soul and all.”

This is established in TNG's "Realm of Fear" we see what a person being transported experiences first-hand.

in Lonely Among Us TNG 1x07 Picard joins with an external cloud-energy life form and ends up being incompatible with the energy-being The engineering team work out some how his essence can be taken into the ship's computer and re-infused with the transporter buffer's last memory of Picard's physical form. This all seems to indicate that you essence, consciousness, soul can somehow be moved by transporters.

u/SweetBearCub · 2 pointsr/startrek

Amazon has it for as little as $4 (0.01+3.99 s/h), used.

There is also an "Interactive" CD-ROM version, designed for Windows 3.x. While it is interesting, and does cover some of the same material, it is its own work, and in the end, covers far less. The video quality is also severely lacking in 2016, and getting it to work is not straightforward.

u/usernameblockchain · 2 pointsr/TheOrville

i hope Seth releases a 'Technical Manual' like Gene did with the TNG Enterprise. (I got a 20 year old 1st edition sitting here) very very detailed

u/uncultured_taco · 2 pointsr/scifi

this led me to believe that the impulse engine worked by exhausting superheated gas from a fusion reaction while simultaneously generating a sub-light warp field, allowing the ship to be accelerated rapidly during sub-light maneuvers.

u/xThomasOL · 2 pointsr/startrek

It's this book by Sternbach and Okuda:

Should be available at other places too.

u/EsplainingThings · 2 pointsr/worldnews

You're welcome. Many years ago somebody gave me this book:

and, since I'm kinda mechanically oriented and a bit nerdy, I found it entertaining enough to read it a few times over the years.

u/shadowycore · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/adriankemp · 2 pointsr/Futurology

Oooooh yes they did.

So, this is in fairness from the technical advisors of the show, not the writers... but I think you'll agree that counts:

u/AngrySpock · 2 pointsr/startrek

The TNG and DS9 technical manuals are both cool resources and are packed with jargon that is easily referenced. Those plus Memory Alpha should give you plenty of technobabble to go on.

u/arcsecond · 2 pointsr/startrek

Honestly I made most of it up on the spot. But I do have an extensive collection of Star Trek technical manuals many of which discuss the in-universe technical issues. The most popular being: TOS Tech Manual, TNG Tech Manual, Mr Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, and Enterprise Owner's Manual

The big flaws are that canon Star Trek tends to over-rely on manual human action instead of automation. The classic example being hand delivering a stack of PADDs to your superior officer, one for each document, instead of just emailing all your reports from a single PADD.

Good or non-android robots are nearly unheard of as well. But maybe more in use off screen in construction or industrial scenarios.

Really, it's just the idea of how easy large projects would be if you have reliable and cheap access to vacuum, zero-g, force fields, tractor beams, and transporters. Plan ahead and make everything modular and large construction projects become easy.

u/tugboattomp · 1 pointr/news

Warnings...?? Sci fi is the blueprint, afterall all which is created by humans has its seed in the human mind.

Rumor has it the guys at DARPA stood before a room of their research geeks holding up a Star Trek TNG Technical Manual and said:

We want you to see if there is any we can make any of this stuff.

u/rdrunner_74 · 1 pointr/shittyaskscience

I thought you manage to go warp 10 in that case...

That's what all my science ed TNG taught me...

Source: Got a book

u/NoOscarForLeoD · 1 pointr/DaystromInstitute

This one?. I lost my hard copy in a move, years ago.

u/JProthero · 1 pointr/DaystromInstitute

I included two brief quotes from the TNG Technical Manual in my post on a similar topic to this here, which I think suggest the show's technical advisors had exactly what you describe in mind when they were thinking about how to depict the behaviour and abilities of replicators.

u/cmdrNacho · 1 pointr/startrek

lol, thanks for indulging my st questions on the st subreddit, but if there weren't people like me, would we have the

Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual a book I apparently need to read.

u/Bobby_Bonsaimind · 1 pointr/DaystromInstitute

> In TNG onward there is little or no mention of these positions on the ship.

Is supported by the Star Trek TNG Technical Manual, I can't find something about a dedicated tactical/weapons room. The deckplan does also not list a room for it.

Well look at that, who knew that the saucer section does have an aft torpedo launcher?!

u/anonymatt · 0 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion
u/antiheld84 · -2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Are detailed schematics from a fictional ship also fiction? I'm confused now....