"Greetings, traveller. On behalf of the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Command, I would like to welcome you to Federation Starbase 23. I am its Commanding Officer, Vice-Admiral Sanek, and I have held this post for 23 Federation Standard Years. This base, located in the Onias Sector of the Beta Quadrant, is also a Command Base on the Romulan border. If you are requiring aid in this and the surrounding sectors, it will be Starfleet vessels from this starbase that come to your aid. Please follow base regulations, and ship captains/operators should file the appropriate flight plans before you depart, to help us in helping you if you should develop difficulties.
"I hope your visit here meets with success. Live long, and prosper."
Vice-Admiral Sanek, Base CO, Federation Starbase 23
10th August 2290, SD9089.0
To echo the words of the esteemed Vice-Admiral above: Welcome, Trekkers/Trekkies! No, I don't know the difference either, but I'll assume you are at least interested in Star Trek, otherwise, why are you here? :-)
This is my first attempt at HTML and my own website, so I hope you will forgive the rather rough-and-ready nature of it, and let me know what works and what doesn't.
This site is going to be a repository of knowledge for 'Classic Trek'or 'The Original Series'from both Canon and non-Canon sources. Canon will include anything with the Original Series actors playing their established roles (episodes, films, computer games), and non-Canon will be Technical Manuals, Novels, and the various Trek Game Sourcebooks.
I also host Star Trek fan fiction written by myself and a few select friends that I am including in my Star trek Timelinewhich, truth be told, is actually the timeline of a close (and simultaneously unknown) online friend, the mysterious Jaeih t`Radaik. As you may have guessed, Ms. Jaeih is Rihannsu (Romulan) and will be making several trips across the Neutral Zone to enrich our lives with tales from her Empire.
Oh, and please check the new Updates page if you want to know what's been added since your last visit. Regular visitors should check in every ten days or so for new stories/chapters and every month or so for additions to the Databanks.
Oh, calamity & woe! My latest story, 'Falkands: Quarantine', generated some feedback that I took quite seriously. It seems I got a bit carried away with certain scenes, so in heeding said feedback I went back through the story and re-wrote it. I want to go through it a few more times before reposting it. I do want to tell this story, but I don't want its dramatic qualities pulled down by unnecessary scenes of high "ick" factor. What is uneccessary... requires deeper thought.
More from the Guv will also come with my republishing of Quarantine. Stay tuned.
|Pulled for re-writes.|
|Jaeih t`Radaik||Illustrious: Trapdoor||Coming in Summer 2012|
|Larry Stovall||All current stories posted|
|zimzum||All current stories posted|
|Kadh2000||Die Hard the Hunter||To Be Completed|
|Lara||All current stories posted|
|Captain Krenn||Career Choices||Still Pending|
|Kieran Forester||Haven||On hold pending completion|
Well, so much for the delivering on the contents of my last little note. *sigh*
Good news though. I have myself organised. I have a story completed and thus new content to post. I have my many outlines. I have my existing stories organised. I have another story which is very close to having a final draft completed. And I plan to start putting up more essays and treatises from all the research I have done on my musings and all the discussions I have with my fellow authors.
2012: this year is the year I get things completed.
- Scottish Andy, 7th April 2012
To get more stuff up on my site, I've decided to forget my paltry attempts at a regular posting schedule and throw up the rest of The Guv's stories for a much deserved and delayed airing. I'll continue with the formatting and will post each story as I finish HTMLing it. Many apologies to The Guv for letting this slide, and I hope his soon-to-be rapidly-filling section makes up for this.
In news from my own corner, I am about to finish one of my big stories and have plans to finish this year another two which are in advanced stages of completion. Also in the cards is another of Jaeih's stories, a continuation of her 'Illustrious' story arc begun with the excellent 'First Steps' (the hinted-at 'Trapdoor'), as well continuing with story planning, outlining, writing, and editing on numerous other stories I have that are in various stages of commencement. Far from my long-ago reasonable rate of production and lesser abilities allowing me to put out a chapter as I finished it, I am now and have been for the past few years focussed on finishing a story before posting it, that I may add greater detail into earlier sections as the story deepens and more backstory is deemed necessary or advantageous.
In conclusion, I hope that 2011 will be a good year of fully completed stories for my site.
- Scottish Andy, 25th April 2011
As I look back on the last few years of my website, I see that I've pretty much done bugger all with it. Three updates in 2010, maybe five in 2009?
I think the main reason for this absence is that, apart from The Guv's stories, I had no new content for the site. I cannot seem to finish a story. Even posting what I have of incomplete stories is troublesome because I like to go back and keep adding in scenes to make the finished story better, so I need to wait for the story to be completed or sufficiently advanced in the early stages that further development is unlikely.
However, I need to keep this place active. To this end I am going to check every single page and image I have and update where needed to align my corner of the Trek Universe to current the state of said. Most notable in this respect is the Timeline. Several of my stories are even closer to finishing, though not there yet, and a couple more have been started, so I should see about starting to publish those. I was thinking of just posting all of The Guv's many stories as complete units rather than in chapters, but I have reconsidered this and now intend on a weekly posting schedule once more, to get me back in the habit.
Also, with my (slightly better) photo-manipulation and 3D model building/kitbashing skills I intend to update or replace my images where appropriate, perhaps release more ships and improved versions of the ones I have assembled, and put together more background data on my crews, their ships, locations, and technologies.
Well, there's my 'State of the Website' address. Now it's time to get to it.
- Scottish Andy, 10th January 2011
Yes, yes, I know; so much for the regular updates. No promises this time, we'll just see how I do. However, a "mere" four months later and I give you a bumper crop of updates; one for all but two of my authors!
Since I have now exausted some of these mines though, I will put up parallel projects for those authors who have them. I'm mainly thinking of myself as I have a dozen or more stories in various advanced stages of production and some even nearing completion, and while it is fun writing all this, knowing that others are reading my work does kinda have to factor into it all. So, for the next update (whenever that might be), be prepared for another bumper crop!
As it is, settle in and enjoy the read. I know I did, while prepping these chapters for release!
- Scottish Andy, 20th February 2010
The long-absent Scottish Andy returns after some of the most 'interesting' months of his life so far. A slowly increasing battle of wills in the campaign for my future is over, and with a major blow dealt to the opposition's plans (if not outright victory for my side), I find I can return to the things I love and have a passion for with a clear mind and lightened heart.
All this euphemistic nonsense basically means I'm good to go for maintaining my website again. :) More stories will be forthcoming, and all the stories I have been working on for the last year or two will be seeing the light of day as waiting for completion just does not seem to be working for me.
You can start tuning in again!
- Scottish Andy, 25th October 2009
The long absent Jaeih t'Radaik decloaks long enough to transmit her latest completed work, the concept for which also happens to be one of the first she ever thought of. Welcome back our still-resident Rihanha!
The Guv's story continues as I switch gears and start publishing a story which is a joint venture with Adrian Jones over at Star Trek: The Interim Years/USS Sheffield NCC-1976. My new 'Star Trek: Fearless' story arc is setting up the immediate history and backstory for the missions of his own USS Sheffield, so heavy behind-the-scenes collaboration and brainstorming is ongoing. We're having a blast! :)
- Scottish Andy, 11th April 2009
Hardly soon, I know, but the Guv's section is finally up as is the first chapter of his first Endeavour story.
- Scottish Andy, 28th December 2008
Coming soon: another guest author and hopefully more frequent updates! Stay tuned for a new section showcasing the talents of Governor Ron'jar in the very near future.
- Scottish Andy, 3rd November 2008
Well, here we are again, rather longer than I'd hoped for since my last update. This was the result of my usual procrastination, but greatly added to by several momentous events for me, chief among them being laid off and out of work for a good 9 weeks. Scary stuff! Fortunately, I have found another job that I now love as opposed to sticking it out in one I really couldn't stand, and things are looking rosy again!
So, what prompted this particular update? Why, the release of my rather beautiful SFC model of the early TNG-Era Zodiac class ship (as can be seen and DLed on my Shipyard page) for Bridge Commander! It can be downloaded from this location. The guy who moved that along, Starforce2, expressed a firm desire in getting my Oberth variants (or "Class Two Spacecraft" in my accepted nomenclature, also appearing on my Shipyard page) for Bridge Commander as well.
Well, how could I refuse such an ego-stroking? Quite handily as it turns out, as I promised him these months, nay years ago as SFC DLs. So, having promised him them again for the end of Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and missing that deadline, I thought, "Damnit Brown, GET IT DONE!"
And voila! It was done. Maybe over this weekend I'll also update the stories on my site too, and maybe my visitor stats, and put up some new writing, put together a font package for my readers that I've been using since Day One which makes the site prettier, and
- Scottish Andy, 16th October 2008
Well, here we are again, a bare span of 3 months since my last update. Woo-hoo! That's only 25% of the last waiting period! Maybe my next update will only be in another month! *sarcastic clapping*
Well, this time around I properly introduce a new section: the Starbase 23 Shipyards, where I'll be hosting my own kitbashed starships. Only two are currently available for downloading but I'll be putting together the packages for them.
- Scottish Andy, 9th June 2008
Yay me! I finally dragged myself out of endless procrastination, several new story starts (but no completions), developing an X-Box 360 habit and completing 'Mass Effect' for long enough to remember I had a website! (again! Stop me if this sounds familiar at all )
Okay, so here we go again with another fresh start! Having copious amounts of time on my hands in between all the other stuff I procrastinate about doing, I plan to start my website back up. In development are some new maps for the TNG era, a new Fed storyarc in the TNG era, and other tweaks and whatnots. I had debated on a whole site redesign, but in even considering that it pushed back the mere updating of the stories still ongoing by over a month.
So, rather than a grand gesture that would never materialise, small, definite steps seem to be the way to go. So here's one small step for quality Trek stories, one giant leap forward for Andy.
- Scottish Andy, 17th March 2008
Yay me! I finally dragged myself out of endless procreastination, several new story starts (but no completions), gaining an X-Box 360 and completing Gears of War for long enough to remember I had a website!
What, you may ask, managed to drag me out of doing nothing? Why, it was the appearance of a new Guest Author! Namely, the man known to the Taldren and Dynaverse crew as Kieran Forester, that's who!
So, please welcome on board a new (to Starbase 23 at least, since he's been around longer than I have) and talented writer, who will be helping me out here by actually doing some of his own HTMLing! Yay Kieran!
- Scottish Andy, 5th March 2007
Due to it not being used these many months, and the fact that it seems to push out a pop-up once it has loaded, I've decided to pull the Tagboard. If you want talk to me, make a comment or ask a question, good ol' email's now the only way. Hit the 'E-Mail Author' button on the control panel and drop me a line!
A little update to the "hit count" section. I've found that my little number counter on this page was not truly reflecting the somewhat surprising (to me, anyway, since I don't advertise...D'oh!) number of hits I've been getting on my little corner of the web. Thus, I'm going to start using the rather good 1&1 site meter stats and will be updating the hits whenever I remember to do so. I can't find a truly representative automatic counter which totals up visits to whatever page without going through this Home page, so I'll be manually bumping the stats.
Trust me, the stats are correct! Honest!
Number of visitors to Starbase 27 (before conversion) from
1st December 2003 to 30th June 2004:
Number of visitors to Starbase23.net since
1st July 2004:
Number of visitors to Starbase23.net this week (Sun -> Sat):