When Star Trek in Sound and Vision got started, it was extremely difficult to find audio and high-quality image files on the web. Richard Sliwa and Dave Wythe aimed to become “the definitive source of Star Trek-related Windows event sounds and graphics on the Internet” — and they succeeded.

They manually recorded all their sound files from VHS. The images were either screencapped or scanned from Star Trek Fact Files. Both must have been incredibly time-intensive.

The site had a different layout for each of the series with original LCARS graphics.

The earliest version in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is from December 1998, but I think the site got started a year earlier. The last update was on July 11, 2001. The most recent capture is from August 2003, after which the site went dark.

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May 24, 2018

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