should be something for everybody here, from RPG resources to collections of
ST MP3's, fun animes and the next generation of video series!
Some food for thought, even, in the Web Treks section.
Kreg's cultural database on Star Trek aliens
This extensive database was developed originally for Starbase Tango as a reference database for sim players.
Kreg's Timeline of Tango Fleet Sims
This ongoing project covers 1996 to 2003 mostly..
Steven J. Marriott's RPG Insignias
Most are familiar with the ubiquitous Naval and Marine sets of rank pips, but there IS much more.
Webster dictionary online
In case of doubt, this free online dictionary will not only give correct spelling (UK/US), meaning and synonyms but also the sound of the spoken word - a great help to all who come to RPGing to improve their English.
The place has loads on information on simming, complete with a wiki encyclopedia on the simming world and a timeline.
The Simming League
A related link. In their own words, the Simming League is "the oldest organization for simming & online role-playing hosts and group leaders. For nearly 10 years the League has been providing resources, organizing events, resolving disputes, and bringing together the leaders of simming and online role-playing."
"An interactive story community". There are many good RPG's outside of Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, etc. This site hosts several dozens of them, worth a look to know what's out there. It goes from dice rolling and character sheets, to forum and PBEM sims, in a wide range of categories.
When fans take it to the next stage
Star Trek: New Voyages
A high quality series taking off where TOS left. The series features Walter Koening aka Pavel Chekov in an episode, a number of professional actors, and the filming (sound, picture, special effects) is of TV quality. A must see.
They started with "The Savage Empire" released in December 2002, continued with "The Tressaurian Intersection" and are now shooting new episodes. The props are for real, too! Episodes are cut in several downloadable sections.
Star Trek: Hidden Frontier
Over 40 episodes and still going! All downloadable.
Stone Trek is a hilarious cross between the Flintstones and Star Trek under the form of an animated series.
sounds, pictures and videos
Curt Danhauser's guide to Star Trek: The Animated Series
"Welcome to my guide to the Animated STAR TREK series - the "forgotten" STAR TREK. Here the browser can relive the memories of seeing the show as a child or adult or discover the show for the first time."
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Among many interesting things (sounds, wallpapers, animations, an interview with David Gerrold, etc.), the site features 5 minutes video excerpts of TAS episodes and the full audio files, and TAS comics.
Star Trek Soundtracks
This site is absolutely loaded with MP3's from all Star Trek series and movies, as well as sound effects. It is highly navigable and you can listen to the MP3's online.
food for thought - appetizers for now, more soon
RPG's in general and ST RPG's in particular generally insist on tolerance as a prerequisite. This site offers a variety of articles on many faiths and hot topics for a better understanding. In their own words, their goal is "To promote religious tolerance and freedom. To describe religious faiths in all their diversity. To describe controversial topics from all points of view."
"Pandorabots is the place where you can create and unleash virtual personalities. Pandorabots is an experimental software robot hosting service based on the work of Dr. Richard Wallace and the A.L.I.C.E./AIML free software community." Ever wondered if you were having an online chat with a real human being or with a robot? After this, you will. Be sure to talk with ALICE (link at the bottom of their main page).
Trek Passions - free Sci Fi Dating and Personals
100% free online community and SciFi personals site for science fiction lovers,
including but not limited to lovers of Star TrekŪ* and Star Wars. Find others
who share your passion for Sci Fi. Meet people who read Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova,
Robert A. Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke & more".
I haven't tested, am not using or particularly supporting this site. The premisse sounds interesting and it's free. This link is provided for information.