Workshop manual publisher Haynes has come out with a manual for seven incarnations of the USS Enterprise, including 80 never before seen cutaways, diagrams, and CGI renders, with sections detailing warp travel and the transporters. The full-color technical manual will give Trek fans a chance to examine everything about each Enterprise, from political histories to engineering specs, along with a ton of incredible artwork including classic Haynes cutaways. This is a staggering amount of detail for a fictional starship, but that makes it even more awesome. Hit the jump for some images and my thoughts:
I think after reading this you will know more than anyone will ever need to know about these ships. You’ll probably be qualified to put a turbolift in your house after reading it, who knows? I really hope the book includes an overly long, technical explanation of some completely random, pointless things that happened on the Enterprise, like the architecture involved in creating Wesley Crusher’s tragically un-hip bouffant or the reasoning behind Picard’s unsettling pajamas. You know there are stories there. Considering how much detail went into this thing, I’d say it’s a possibility.
According to Michael and Denise Okuda, not only will the manual be filled with tons of awesome drawings and diagrams, it’ll have a lot of Starfleet history from assorted episodes and movies. I have never been so excited about owning a workshop manual before, probably because I watch a lot of Star Trek and was unsure of what a workshop manual was until about five minutes ago, but I will admit I am so freaking excited for this! The amount of detail that went into making it is evident just from these few diagrams fills me with all kinds of joy. This is just the first Haynes manual for fictional vehicles, and I really hope that means they’ll do one for the TARDIS so I can just go ahead and die happy.
You should really click on this next picture and read it