STO Maps as Real Life Star Maps
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Join Date: Oct 2012
06-28-2013, 06:10 PM
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Not trying to pick a fight, just curious: do you have any reference to back up that statement as to the name's origin? The reason I ask is that there apparently are Alpha Quadrant sites called
. I gather they were more or less used as background props on charts in TNG episodes, but it is curious they'd be ascribed to the Alpha quadrant if the naming convention was meant to show locational relation.
Back in the days of my youth (long ago) it was theorized that there were 4 "Memory" stations, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta...one located in each Quadrant...so it's entirely possible. This was back in the days when the four Quadrants were thought to be centered near Sol, because really, before 1988 (midway through the 3rd TNG Season) there was no canon rule about where and what the Quadrants were.
This thought lived on, apparently, when they were making the graphics for TNG in the 80s, likely because the only maps they had to go on were the same ones I had when I was a kid, the Star Trek Maps (1980)...and they could have included Memory A-B-G-D to flesh out their display. *shrugs, go figure*
Here's an excerpt showing the path of the Doomsday Machine and the Klingon Border from Star Trek Maps (1980), and it is very different from ST:Star Charts version just from what you can interpret from this snip:
Real Sector Maps - Online Atlas - for Star Trek/STO
Scepter of Minos
Grapok in the Generals Lung
The Sky Above, The Clouds Below
Legend of the Inspector General (16+)
Survival Must Be Earned (a Klingon Romeo and Juliet story)