Where No One Has Gone Before

Where No One Has Gone Before was a gem of the early Internet. Unusually heavy on graphics for its time, browsing the website was quite an experience.

To be honest, it was a little difficult. The links — white text superimposed on images — were sometimes hard to read and all the sections looked different, forcing you to reorient every time you opened a new page.

But that did make it fun to spent time on the site.

The website’s main attraction was a picture database of all Federation and alien starships, although this remained incomplete until its demise.

In addition, Where No One Has Gone Before was full of early-web trivia: awards, links, webrings.

Other sections, such as schematics and a profile of the Starship Voyager, remained “under construction” until the very end.

The earliest version in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is from February 1999. The most recent version is from October 2009. The site disappeared after that.