Michael Okuda is a graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek.
In the mid-1980s, he designed the look of animated computer displays for the Enterprise-A bridge in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A (or Enterprise -A) is a fictional starship in the fourth fifth and sixth Star Trek films Star Trek IV The Voyage Home ( Paramount Pictures, 1986) is the fourth feature Film based on the Star Trek Science fiction
This led to a staff position on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987 as a scenic artist, adding detail to set designs and props. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry His most famous contribution to The Next Generation is the GUI of the fictional LCARS computer system used throughout the Enterprise-D and other Starfleet starships. In the Star Trek Fictional universe, LCARS (an Acronym for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System, pronounced /ɛl karz/ is a fictional A computer is a Machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions. The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D (or Enterprise -D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century Starship This article describes the Starfleet organization in the Star Trek universe for other uses see Starfleet (disambiguation In the Fictional universe In homage to its creator, this visual style has come to be known among fans as "okudagrams". In the Star Trek Fictional universe, LCARS (an Acronym for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System, pronounced /ɛl karz/ is a fictional
Okuda also served as a technical consultant on the various TNG-era Star Trek series along with Rick Sternbach, advising the script-writers on the technology used throughout the Star Trek universe such as the transporters and the warp drive. Richard Michael Sternbach (born in 1951 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an illustrator who is best known for his space illustrations and his work on the A transporter is a fictional Teleportation machine used in the Star Trek universe Warp drive is a form of Faster-than-light propulsion in the Fictional universe of Star Trek, capable of propelling spacecraft or objects to many multiples This work resulted in a technical manual which was distributed to prospective script-writers along with the series bible. The manual was later published in revised and updated form as the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual by Pocket Books. Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual ( STTNG TM) is a Paperback reference guide detailing the inner and other workings Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster that primarily publishes Paperback books Michael then went on to write a number of Star Trek books with his wife, Denise. Denise Lynn Okuda is co-author of the Star Trek Encyclopedia, which Amazon
Okuda continued working at Paramount Studios on the Star Trek series that followed The Next Generation, until the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He also worked on the Star Trek movies that were produced while the various television series were in production. Okuda is currently working to digitally remaster and update special visual effects for the original series. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through
He is known to have answered the question "How do the Heisenberg compensators work?" with "They work just fine, thank you. "
In the Babylon 5 episode "Infection," a computer display showing the scan of an artifact shows "Okudazin" as one of the contents. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J " Infection " is an episode from the first season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. This is probably a tip of the hat to Michael.
Okuda remains involved creatively with the Star Trek franchise. He and Denise created the text commentaries in the ten Star Trek Special Edition DVD movies, as well as special text commentaries for the Star Trek Fan Collection sets. The term special edition ( deluxe edition and collector's edition are also used is a term generally used as a Marketing incentive for various kinds of products In 2005, Okuda contributed as a consultant for Perpetual Entertainment in their development of the MMORPG Star Trek Online. Perpetual Entertainment, founded in March 2002 was an American developer, publisher and Operator of networked Multiplayer games and A massively multiplayer online role-playing game ( MMORPG) is a genre of Computer role-playing games (CRPGs in which a large number of players interact with Star Trek Online (abbreviated STO) is the working title of an MMORPG set in the Star Trek Science fiction universe and 
Okuda also designed the logo for NASA's new Orion program, designed to return humans to the moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program Orion is a Spacecraft design currently under development by the United States space agency NASA. The logo was unveiled on August 26, 2006. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
He also helped with the cataloging of items for the auction of Star Trek memorabilia by Christie's auction house. The event, and the preparation for it, is included in the History Channel documentary Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier. History, formerly known as The History Channel, is a Satellite and Cable TV channel, with shows on historical events and persons&mdashoften Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Star Trek Beyond the Final Frontier is a 2-hour 2007 television documentary about the 40-year history of Star Trek and an Auction of Star Trek