LCARS is the abbreviation for Library Computer Access and Retrieval System, which is the name given to the main computer system aboard Federation starships. The massive computer system aboard these starships contain virtually the sum of every piece of recorded information, a vital resource to a ship on detached duty.
Crew interface with the main computer is provided by the LCARS software displayed in the same manner as this site. By simple pressing of buttons the user can navigate through the entire database with the least amount of difficulty.
About the LCARSComNet
This site is a tribute to Star Trek, its creators and to the dreamers....
I started this site back in July of 1997 simply as a list of my favorite Star Trek links. I showed it to a friend of mine and he suggested I make an actual Star Trek site (thanks Mike!) and I told him I would give it a try, but not to expect much...
My first version of this site was online in August of 1997 on AOL's 2mb per screen name server. Since then, this site has grown from the measly 2MB to over 1000MB and 1600 pages! I couldn't and wouldn't have done it except for the help and encouragement of those who visit my site. Thanks everyone.
I would like to extend a special thank you to the following people:
• April: my wife who wasn't originally a fan... ;-)
• Mike and Rick: friends who have offered suggestions, been a sounding board, and who just told me "no, that looks crappy, do this instead."
• Danny: who helped me bring this site into the 21st (or rather 24th) century...
• The Keepers of the Flame: you've kept my interest this long - be sure you keep up the good work.
• Gene Roddenberry: without him, this would probably would have been a (shudder) Pokemon site...
FAQ's of the LCARSComNet
Are you still maintaining this website? It looks like it hasn't been updated in quite a while. The tables are off and there have been no contests in forever. WTF is going on?
Why do I get the message: "Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX content."
How do you make your LCARS Panels? Can I download them from somewhere/is there a template I can use?
Will you help me give my site an LCARS look? Will you make me a Flash Movie? Will you help me with my LCARS Flash?
How did you make that awesome intro movie?
Can you explain your text color scheme to me?
Can I have permission to use your ___ for my own Star Trek site?
Can you send me the source Flash files you used?
I saw another site with your graphics that I don't think asked your permission to use. Should I tell you about it?
What are the color codes for the LCARS look?
What font are you using for your LCARS look?
It is SWISS 911 Ultra Compressed BT (TrueType), and you can download it here.
How do you make your LCARS buttons change color when you hover over them?
Can I submit pictures, videos, Database articles, etc for use on the site?
Can I link to your downloads and put them on my site?
Can I put a link to your site / a banner of yours on my site?
Can we exchange banners?
I noticed ___ has different information listed from ___. Why are they different?
Where can I purchase a PADD like the one you are holding in your photo?
Why don't you have information about ___ on your site?
More when I get them....
This tour is so outdated, I have to laugh. But this is Command Central during this site's heyday. To see what I have going now, visit The CIC Project.
(Me & Jeri)
(Me & Jimmy)
(Me & Siddig)
My Banners (if you wish to use them)
Various information found within my site has been taken from:
The Star Trek Encyclopedia - A Reference Guide to the Future, All Versions
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Interactive Technical Manual for the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (The Official Starfleet Virtual Tour)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Technical Manual
And all the many other sources Star Trek
The remainder of the information found within my site has been borrowed from various sources on the Internet, the multiple versions of the Star Trek television series and the multiple motion pictures.
Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and all associated marks, images and characteristics are registered trademarks of Paramount Pictures, all rights reserved. The LCARS system is based upon the designs of Michael Okuda and his Okudagrams.
If you noticed a lack of pop-up banners (as seems the norm for most the more popular Star Trek sites these days), it's because this site is run out out of pocket and out of love for Star Trek. So if you feel the need to aid in this site's continuation without pop-up banners, there are several ways you can do this:
All donations are sincerely appreciated and will be used for the continuation of this site.
Thanks for visiting,