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New Illustrations From Haynes Guide To The USS Enterprise May 20, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Art,Books,TOS , trackback

As reported earlier, in September the Haynes Guide people are going to be releasing their ‘manual’ to the USS Enterprise. Some new illustrations from the book are now available revealing that the guide will cover more than just the ships, but also the contents of those ships. Check out the images below.


Haynes USS Enterprise Manual

U.S.S. “Enterprise” Manual from Haynes is a 176 page hard cover book with 200 color illustrations. And these newly released images, from the official Star Trek Facebook Page, show that the upcoming Haynes Guide to the USS Enterprise, will be showing more than just the ship, but also props and at least one shuttle.

Galileo shuttle illustration from "Haynes USS Enterprise Manual"

Communicator illustration from "Haynes USS Enterprise Manual"

Tricorder illustration from "Haynes USS Enterprise Manual"

Of course the guide will have illustrations from the ships.

USS Enterprise illustration from "Haynes USS Enterprise Manual"

And if you missed our earlier story, here is the cover and more details:

Cover for Haynes USS Enterprise Manual

And here are the details:

U.S.S. Enterprise Manual
By Ben Robinson & Marcus Riley, Technical Consultant Michael Okuda

This fascinating Haynes Manual features cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs along with comprehensive background information and specifications on the technology used on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, in all its various incarnations.

Seasoned Star Trek writers lift the lid on the most iconic spaceship of all time, while accuracy and authority are guaranteed by Technical Consultant Michael Okuda.

This is one book no Star Trek fan should be without.

Key Content

  • NX-01 (Star Trek Enterprise TV series).
  • NCC-1701 (Original TV series plus Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, in which it was destroyed. A reinterpreted version of this Enterprise featured in the 2009 film).
  • NCC-1701-A (The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country).
  • NCC-1701-B and 1701-C (featured briefly in Generations and in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’).
  • NCC-1701-D (Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and Generations).
  • NCC-1701-E (First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis).

The Haynes Guide to the USS Enterprise will be released September 2nd and is available for pre-order at Amazon USA has a  listing for notification for the book where you can sign up to be alerted when it is available for pre-order.




1. allister gourlay - May 20, 2010

damn looks great!

2. miraclefan - May 20, 2010

Is it just me or does the Enterprise on the Cover of the manual look a little differant from the 1701 from the original series?

3. Andy Patterson - May 20, 2010

The communicator looks cool….It all looks cool.

4. Daniel Broadway - May 20, 2010

@ #2…..The area behind the bridge is not correct to the model from the original series.

5. OneBuckFilms - May 20, 2010

I wonder, is the Alternate Reality incarnation included?

6. Red Skirt - May 20, 2010

#4 hard to tell from these little pictures, but as the Galileo 7 is one of my favorite original episodes, I can tell you that picture does not match the set from the episode.

7. Commander Crooner - May 20, 2010

I wonder how much of this is new vs. how much is old material. I seem to recall having a diagram of the Galileo somewhere in one of my “old crap” boxes in the closet…

8. TrekGuy62 - May 20, 2010


9. ryanhuyton - May 20, 2010

Gotta get this book when it comes out! Trekkie heaven!

10. Kevin - May 20, 2010

Must go! Must buy! I’m not an engineer but for some reason I love these kind of things. I’ve looked all over the internet to find a good jpeg of the ship cut-away posters from a long time ago but none exist. Now I can own a book with all the Enterprises, some of the tech, and info about them.

11. Tobias Richter - May 20, 2010

Looks great, but those errors (the bridge, the Galileo) make me wonder if they got the rest right? Well, it´s a must-buy anyways…

12. THX - May 20, 2010

Buy More. Buy More NOW…and be happy.

13. THX-1138 - May 20, 2010

Yep, the back part of the upper saucer is wrong. Nit-picky ship lover details to be sure. And the Galileo had more space in the “engineering” compartment on the show.

But I don’t get too bent up about it. I’ll be buying this for sure.

14. THX-1138 - May 20, 2010


I don’t believe we have been introduced?

15. Lt. Bailey - May 20, 2010

This should be in every fans library.

16. Rich - May 20, 2010

Absolutely badass.

17. I am not Herbert - May 20, 2010


TOS geek heaven!!

…credit …card …burning …RED…HOT!!

18. Scott B. here. - May 20, 2010

They didn’t put the stopwatch mechanism inside the communicator either. This is a disaster.

Just kidding! This is great! It’s already in my Pre-Order Shopping Cart on Amazon.

How can you guys even see the bridge detail? It’s so tiny!

Scott B. out.

19. Christine - May 20, 2010

NX-01!!! My favourite Enterprise!!! :D

This has made me so happy. I’m definitely gonna go get this — haha, maybe I’ll put it next to the VWB Haynes guide downstairs!

20. Oregon Trek Geek - May 20, 2010

I love cutaway drawings. I have a cutaway of the Enterprise A from a model kit. I had it framed years ago… It’s the one that has an older Capt. Kirk in the lower right, perhaps you are familiar with it. It’s just a poster from a model kit, but it’s one of my prized possessions. :)

21. Chris Dawson - May 20, 2010

Oh My God – Nerd Heaven on Earth . . . . . .

22. Viking - May 20, 2010


23. Rick Sternbach - May 20, 2010

But will they actually show the 2009 Enterprise? I’d hate not see the brewery cutaway and the goldfish habitrail. :) – Rick

24. Imrahil - May 20, 2010

#23: Yes, the fermenter is where they put the dilithium crystal malt.

25. Markus12 - May 20, 2010

If there are errors, these guys are in for a WORLD of hurt on their Facebook page. :) May I suggest that we make sure that they are aware of the problems.

I suspect that they will have 500 comments by tomorrow. :)

26. D - May 20, 2010

I wonder if this book will contradict the Orginal Star Fleet Techincal Manual or Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise–

27. KingDaniel - May 20, 2010

#23: You joke, but I’d *love* to see the supersized, brewery-powered monster Enterprise.

Maybe the book will include the little bit of code you type into the transporter to unlock it’s secret Transwarp Beaming mode ;-)

28. Desstruxon - May 20, 2010

It would at least be nice to see just how the brewery fits into the ship. To get an idea of what goes where. To have a point of reference. Like the warp core/cores and where they are positioned. At least in the other series (except TOS) everything sort of revolved around the warp core in the center of the room. When you were watching it you had some idea of where at in the ship they were. Still like the “Abramsprise” though. Just curious.

29. Rick Sternbach - May 20, 2010

#27 – That thing would be a nightmare to detail out and reconcile all of the set volumes to the CG model. David Kimble had to fudge a -little- bit with his 1701 Refit cutaway, but nothing like what would have to be done with the 2009 ship. Glad I don’t have to do it.

30. Stewie G - May 20, 2010

@ # 5 & #23:

NCC-1701 (Original TV series plus Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, in which it was destroyed.” A reinterpreted version of this Enterprise featured in the 2009 film”)

That kind of sounds like the new Enterprise will be featured.

31. bmar - May 20, 2010

I had to look at these with a smile. I remember owning the Star Trek Technical Manual when I was a kid, and in that one too, they had an “inside” view of a communicator and tricorder.

The funny thing was that since that book was made in the early 70’s the “inside” of those devices had transistors, capacitors, etc. – very late 60’s, early ’70’s “high tech” stuff.

Now of course, those bits of electronics are hopelessly out of date, and so these new ones feature much more nondescript technology on the “inside.”

32. Capt. of the USS Anduril - May 20, 2010

#29 I’ll bet you are. :P

33. Markus12 - May 20, 2010

Technically the 2009 Enterprise cannot be in this book because it does not exist in this timeline. It must appear in a separate book from the Haynes company featuring tech from the Post-Nero timeline.
This is just a marketers dream….. Sorry, need to buy another one…

34. C.S. Lewis - May 20, 2010

I love the Haynes manuals much more than my original Starfleet Technical Manual. First of all, they were all about real automobiles that I actually owned. Second of all, I really could work on them and make repairs based on the information and guidance from those excellent workshop manuals. This was very important for a teenager without money and even today as I restore my vintage toys.

Now these … I wonder if it will be possible, finally, to build that phaser I wanted as a boy to zap my PITA younger brothers. Hehehe.

Lord, forgive me that wicked thought. Seriously.

C.S. Lewis

35. richpit - May 20, 2010

This book will definitely be mine. It looks awesome.

I love the prop cut-aways!

36. Razorgeist - May 20, 2010

Nice though I would have prefered full color illustrations. More akin to the Star Wars Incredible cross sections.

37. Scott B. here. - May 20, 2010

Re: #31 – not to get too geeky about it, but there is text in the FJ Tech Manual about the information contained therein having accidentally gotten to 20th century Earth due to the events of “Tomorrow is Yesterday” and that the proper 23rd century electronics had been replaced with 20th century equivalents so as not to contaminate the timeline. I swear I’m not making this up. Anyone got my back on this?

Scott B. out.

38. TrekkerChick - May 20, 2010


I’ll back that up. It wasn’t cited as being a result of the events of Tomorrow is Yesterday, but a “previously unknown phenomenon, occuring during routine computer-to-computer transmissions” (paraphrasing, albeit from memory)

39. TrekkerChick - May 20, 2010


I see that Memory Alpha includes the reference to the basis for it being the events of “Tomorrow is Yesterday.” Hmmm.

40. captainedd - May 20, 2010

I love the Haynes manuals, I’ve always used them when servicing my vehicles. I pre-ordered a copy as well, now I can get a “My other car is a Starship” bumper sticker

41. Steve T. in NY - May 20, 2010

Well I have to get this as I have every tech manual from an original FJ Tech manual thru the DS9 Tech manual. I’m definately looking forward to seeing just where all those beer casks fit into the new “E”s design. I would hope that they would include what surely would be a redesign of the engineering section that they will incorporate into the next film as I heard that they just didn’t have the money to create a morfe faithful Engineering section. In my Art of Star Trek, there is a more conventional design but with a caption that if memory serves basically says they ran out of money and couldn’t build it so they went for location stuff instead.

42. CarlG - May 20, 2010

Nerdgasm!! :D

@23: Wasn’t there a hamster wheel on the big cutaway display in Engineering? And a duck?

The goldfish habitrail should fit in nicely. :)

43. CarlG - May 20, 2010

@41: I agree, the Engineering concept art was amazing. Stupid budget. :( Next film, pretty please?

44. AJ - May 20, 2010



I think the Enterprise 09 had a secret real hamster habitrail room. Thousands of them, living on carbs from the beer, and running those wheels to feed the engines.

What do you think it was Scotty jettisoned into the singularity? The E has but one warp core, but thousands of hamsters.

Just an idea.

45. Pro-Khan-Sel - May 20, 2010

I want this book. It dosen’t matter if it’s all acurrate or not. I used to have the TNG technical manual. I would read it every so often.

The only thing I really noticed that the bridge in the show is slightly off center, In the illustration, The turbolift is directly behind the captain’s chair. But on the show, The turbolift is is behind and left of the captain’s chair. This was intentional so that in scenes where someone would enter through the turbolift doors, The captain’s chair wouldn’t block the shot.

46. Rick Sternbach - May 20, 2010

#44 – Of course! The long sought-after Distributed Propulsion System, combined with the Reality Distortion Field (patent pending). Why didn’t I think of that?

47. et - May 20, 2010

I wonder if it includes the bowling alley and the swimming pool like those blueprints from the 70’s.

48. mikeypikey (Ireland) - May 21, 2010

Ooooh nice,!!

49. Captain Dunsel - May 21, 2010

I wonder if any of these will end up in the USUAL outlets for Haynes manuals, like Auto Zone and Pep Boys? That oughta confuse a few of the 21st century Terran aboriginals.

“That don’t look like no Camaro Ah ever seed, Earl!”

50. AJ - May 21, 2010


You will, Rick. You will.

51. fansince66 - May 21, 2010

Hi Mr. Sternbach.
I wish you’d create a whole family of runabouts (small, medium, large, x-large). I really liked the runabout concept. It would be the “smaller ships” catagory before moving up to saucer-shaped,or globe-shaped, primary/secondary hull catagory of Federation ships. It’s nice to see you here at Trekmovie.

52. Weerd1 - May 21, 2010

I really hope there’s a lot of new material here. It will be nice to have some technical diagrams of the NX-01 (provided they are accurate) but all the TOS stuff, unless they change it, would just be variations on themes I’ve been seeing my whole life. I’m a bit worried this will just be more of the same from a different angle, or completely different versions of stuff I am already EXTREMELY familiar with.

Unless of course there’s JJPrise info. And frankly, the idea that Paramount is sponsoring a new book that has nothing to do with their most recent and highest grossing Trek film seems… like a very poor decision.

53. falcon - May 21, 2010

The illustrations don’t look enough like those copied-one-too-many-times diagrams of cryptic parts of your engine that you’re supposed to be able to identify on sight and remove (and reinstall) correctly. :-)

I mean, seriously, who hasn’t looked at their engine, scratched their head, opened up the Haynes manual, and scratched their head more? Those manufacturer-provided diagrams were very poor illustrations designed for engineers, not mechanics. The new Trek diagrams should have the same shoddy quality, if it’s going to be a true Haynes manual.

54. falcon - May 21, 2010

Argh! Why doesn’t the HTML code for trademark ™ work?

55. falcon - May 21, 2010

never mind, yes it does.

56. TrekkerChick - May 21, 2010


As well as a DC-3 and a Porsche

57. DAK23 - May 21, 2010

*reaching for an inhaler* GASP! I want! It’s ours… our precious! (shameless plug) It’s my birthday today, and I WANT THIS… Plus anything done by Rick Sternbach is GOLD.

58. bmar - May 21, 2010

#37, #38, #39

Fascinating! Never noticed that “disclaimer.” Of course, it’s been about 25 years or more since I last looked at it, so perhaps I can be forgiven!

59. FredH - May 21, 2010

Now if only it includes uniform guides, too… I’d love a complete breakdown of the TMP uniform styles.

60. Rick Sternbach - May 21, 2010

#51 said “I wish you’d create a whole family of runabouts” Well, someone would have to make it a real assignment for that to happen, but never say never. But on the flip side:

#57 – Thanks for that. I’m actually working on a Trek project that should be pretty darned interesting. Can’t say what; you’ll have to be patient.

61. Scott B. here. - May 21, 2010

#38, #39, #58 – Thanks, Chick, for the assist. I’m also drawing from ancient memory, not having cracked that book in a couple of decades. There may be a stardate in the text reference that pegs it to “Tomorrow…”

Scott B. out.

62. Holger - May 21, 2010

Love it!

63. KingDaniel - May 21, 2010

Will the Enterprise-A have the 75-deck elevator shaft and 1701-D engine room?

And how will the moving elevators (and shafts!) between V and VI be explained?

Perhaps beer breweries and supersized ships not so hard to reconcile after all ;-)

64. CAPT KRUNCH - May 21, 2010

No 1701-C…..well anyway this is so cooooooooool!….now anyone can fix their own starship right at home!…

65. Tim Smoke - May 21, 2010

Cool! I want this book in the U.S. books store soon or later who know.

66. paustin - May 21, 2010

this can’t come out soon enough for me

67. THX-1138 - May 21, 2010


Yep, they are including the C. Says so right up there in the article. Right next to where it says they will include the B. And before the part where they will include the D. I’ll put it into quotes for you.

“•NCC-1701-B and 1701-C (featured briefly in Generations and in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’).”

So rejoice!

68. smokingrobot - May 21, 2010

Rick Sternbach is working on a Trek project that ‘should be pretty darned interesting’???? CAN. NOT. WAIT.

PS: I have a Rick Sternbach/Andrew Probert signed ‘Ready Room’ print in my office. It’s my most prized possession.

69. RetroWarbird - May 21, 2010

I’ve actually been waiting for something like this for a very, very long time. They’ve put new ones out for Star Wars for ages, but as cool as those are … cutaways of Trek stuff is far more interesting to me. Everything from “where Scotty’s quarters are relative to Spock’s, or Kirk’s” … to how Scotty’s office above engineering sits symmetrically opposite the catwalk (in the Season 2-3 engineering set) to where Engineering lays compared to the Shuttle Bay.

70. robowarrior - May 21, 2010

I’m getting that for sure. Got a spot for it on the shelf next to the one for my Camaro. ;D

71. I am not Herbert - May 21, 2010

Well, let’s start the speculation as to what Rick’s pretty darned interesting Trek project could be:

designs and technology (or technical advise) for:

a new TV series? live? animated? CGI?

the new movie sequel? (with the studio going over/around JJ, since he hopefully will only be involved in “producing” at most)?

“fixing” the guts of the JJ-prise for use in publication / the sequel??
(extremely doubtful IMO that Rick would agree to polish that turd)

what do you think?

72. greenusmarine53 - May 21, 2010

#60 – Thanks for that. I’m actually working on a Trek project that should be pretty darned interesting. Can’t say what; you’ll have to be patient.

I uh…have a terminal illness from which there is no escape…er, cure. I could have only hours to live (maybe decades but that’s counter productive to my plea). So, in light of the fact that I could drop dead at any moment, (seriously, I’m running a marathon this weekend, it starts on the bottom of ‘Heart Attack Hill’ and combined with this piece of news, my ticker cannot take the strain) I would appreciate a hint.

73. Nelson - May 21, 2010

re: 29_ Hey Rick, great to see you here. As a designer myself, I love to draw as part of my job. Sketching or CAD or Illustrator. So for me, the David Kimble cut-away Enterprise is the ultimate cut-away that everyone has to live up to for starship illustrations, after the earlier work that Franz Joseph did too! The only fudging I ever noticed is how Engineering is positioned and when Kirk and Scotty ran out into a corridor, but the illustration has that entry up against the main sensor dish!

I wish there was a way to get a high resolution digital copy. My print is from 1979

This new Haynes book will be interesting and I look forward to getting a copy. There’s some issues I see regarding accuracy, but it is all fun and I can appreciate the work that went into it and the fudging that likely has to happen on projects like these.

74. Boris - May 21, 2010

I hope the manual won’t pretend that the tricorder CRT display has always been a touchscreen device.

75. fansince66 - May 22, 2010

Het Anthony
See if you can set up an interview with Rick. That would make a very interesting entry here on Trekmovie. I’d very much like to hear what Mr. Sternbach’s been doing lately & his views on ST.

76. ROThornhill - May 22, 2010

Looks great, although a shame Doug Drexler’s NX-01 refit didn’t made it into the book. He said over on his blog that there had been a chance it would be included, but nothing came of it.

Come on Haynes, make the call and make it happen!! It’s not too late!

77. Cary L. Brown - May 22, 2010

Rick, that’s just not fair… giving us a teaser about “something very intersting” but not telling us WHAT.

That’s like giving us the first sample of crack for free… ;)

78. S. John Ross - May 22, 2010

#4: I’ve always assumed they do stuff like that to sell more copies.

79. TrekTech - May 23, 2010

Disappointing. Yes the illustrations are well done but the pics show that there was little to no knowledgeable input.
1. 1701-Just kind of did their own thing. Added details where none exist, etc.
2. Galileo-Scaled incorrectly. Aft Compartment and door completely forgotten about.
3. Prop Cutaways- Clearly Master Replicas Props with no understanding (on the Tricorder at least) of the props themselves. The tricorder discs are just that. Data discs. On the original Hero props the first disc was actually removable. These drawings show it as some sort of solid bank. The lower compartment was for storage of misc. handheld scanners, etc.
Basically what we have is pretty, inaccurate illustrations done by folks with no understanding (or research) of the source material filled with technical looking ‘busy bits’ and greeblies not at all well thought out or researched.
Im disappointed as I was really looking forward, especially with Haynes reputation, to a better product but this looks as if they said,”Just make it pretty, these fans wont notice”. Judging from the comments so far it seems they were right. Disappointed.

80. ryanhuyton - May 23, 2010


You make some good observations. But keep in mind this presumably isn’t the final version. There is still time to make corrections.

81. FastAttax - May 23, 2010

Looks like a great book and can’t wait for it!
However, why didnt they include the Enterprise from ST2009?

82. I am not Herbert - May 24, 2010

I do have to agree with #79. Not accurate, as we nitpickers would like…

but still looks cool enough for me to enjoy (hopefully)…

83. I am not Herbert - May 24, 2010

the ST09 JJ-prise is not included because it’s design is mostly incomplete and highly problematic.

Not to mention: it would also be out of context with the “prime” universe ships (in more ways than one).

84. Matthew Cushman - June 1, 2010

I think anything that looks like this, looks cool for the fun of it, but after looking at what I could see from these small files, I could understand some of the concerns in the posted comments. Is this Trek canon or just interpretation? I can tell you from first hand experience what fans would generally side with. Money was spent doing this project so one would hope one would take care in researching it.

When I did the cutaway poster print of the NCC 1701 original back in the mid 90’s, I felt compelled to consult people that had first hand knowledge restoring the model for the Smithsonian, I took notes and did hundreds of sketches from video so that fan integrity would be upheld. And we paid a pretty penny to get the print licensed and published. You would think that Cannon was achieved. I appreciate interpretation as long as the research backs it up.

I can’t speak for the other ships this book will showcase, including 1701-D and how that relates to my brothers cutaway print, another well paid for and researched illustration. The fact is that there are visible problems with the Galileo and the ‘Mothership’, 1701. I’m excited to see what else they got wrong,…which means I’ll buy it. It does not look as though the illustrator took engineering in consideration in this cutaway, or did they use the Franz Joseph prints to draw this?, I hope not. Fan Integrity….

85. Matthew Cushman - June 4, 2010


I hope you are right, but if there is time to make corrections, they can get a hold of me or my brother and a number of other interesting people who worked with actual model and props.

86. trekboi - August 17, 2010

nice i missed this on trek the first time but why are they not in color?

87. Matthew Cushman - October 22, 2010

I just saw a large size version of the Ent. 1701 O.S., It’s shameful. The exterior details, drawn in Haynes style with some consideration, are so far off; the exterior contours are a mix of Franz Joseph the Ertl model. The interior is Franz Joseph, engines are 1701D, The scale of the aft engine room area is tripled… I can’t recognize a set from the show with partial exception to the bridge. hmm…

Is this cannon? Quote from above:

“Seasoned Star Trek writers lift the lid on the most iconic spaceship of all time, while accuracy and authority are guaranteed by Technical Consultant Michael Okuda.”

“This is one book no Star Trek fan should be without.” Really?

88. cosmicmrchunky - October 23, 2010

looks very interesting.

89. mntrekfan - December 25, 2010

Got the book for Christmas. I was dissappointed the communicator and tricorder never made the final cut. It’s also 150 pages, not 176 as mentioned in the article

90. Ken Griffith - January 14, 2011

I have a poster of the orginal Enterprise (Cutaway) singed by David Kimble. It is in pretty good shape. I also have a couple of his “cutaway” posters of some cars (also signed by Mr. Kimble). These posters were made in Burbank and given to me by my friends Sonny and Eva who worked at the shop that made them. The shop is no longer there due to the new freeway that is now over the top of it. I was just wondering if anybody might tell me what this poster might be worth. My friends said “Hang on to this, it is going to be worth a bunch” Ken

91. ROBB J MOTT - February 2, 2011

YEAH OKAY, great book for the collection. Christmas gift to myself. However I was disappointed that it wasn’t really a repair manual layout. I was under the impression it would be. The cutaways of the Communicator and Tricorder sold me on it. Only to find out these are not even in the book! What gives? is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.