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Michael Okuda

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Michael Okuda is an American graphic designer best known for his work on Star Trek.
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Star Trek Starfleet Technical Manual
Training Command Starfleet Academy
Franz Joseph - Sep 05, 2006 (first published in 1975)
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OFFICIAL USE ONLY MARK R5PCSTARFLEET COMMANDSTARFLEET HEADQUARTERSUNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETSFRANZ JOSEPHUNITED FEDERATION REPRESENTATIVESTARDATE 7512.02To: Ballantine BooksPlanetary Agents, NA, USA, 100191. A printed Terran version of the Starfleet Technical Manual was approved by the Federation Council for release to civilians and civilian auxil...
Michael Okuda
Nov 06, 2020
@thompsonlisaa There are a lot of other great books, including Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, the DS9 Technical Manual, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, Franz Joseph's iconic Starfleet Technical Manual.     source
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Deep Space Nine Technical Manual
Herman Zimmerman - Oct 01, 1998
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UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF TEROK NOR! It was once a battered Cardassian ore-processing facility orbiting the planet Bajor. But Terok Nor took on new life when the Cardassians evacuated and were replaced by Starfleet personnel. With the discovery of a nearby stable wormhole connecting the Alpha Quadrant with the Gamma Quadrant, the newly christened Space...
Michael Okuda
Nov 06, 2020
@thompsonlisaa There are a lot of other great books, including Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, the DS9 Technical Manual, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, Franz Joseph's iconic Starfleet Technical Manual.     source
Mr. Scott's Guide To The Enterprise
Shane Johnson - Jul 01, 1987
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Narrated by Mr. Scott, this book is not only a technical manual but a timeline of the events of the recent Star Trek movies....
Michael Okuda
Nov 06, 2020
@thompsonlisaa There are a lot of other great books, including Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, the DS9 Technical Manual, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, Franz Joseph's iconic Starfleet Technical Manual.     source
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the Making of the TV Series
Stephen E. Whitfield - Oct 29, 1990 (first published in 1968)
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"A complete history of the original Star Trek™. Filled with quotations from cast members, memos to and from Gene Roddenberry, biographies of cast members, sketches, photographs, set descriptions, and even budgets and cast schedules, this volume is a fascinating, invaluable behind-the-scenes account of the development and production of the original ...
Michael Okuda
Jul 26, 2019
@daytonward That book changed my life. Endlessly fascinating, The Making of Star Trek by Stephen Whitfield (Poe) showed me that working in television and film production was something to which one could aspire, and it led me (and Denise) on the road to working at Paramount Pictures.     source
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Wilson Cruz
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte - Dec 31, 2000 (first published in 1983)
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The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improvin...
Michael Okuda
Jul 02, 2019
Edward Tufte's classic book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is a fascinating, surprisingly readable treatise for anyone interested in infographics. When I hired artists for the Star Trek graphics dept, I sometimes asked them to read it.     source
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