Vol Libre from Loren Carpenter on Vimeo.

I made this film in 1979-80 to accompany a SIGGRAPH paper on how to synthesize fractal geometry with a computer. It is the world’s first fractal movie. It utilizes 8-10 different fractal generating algorithms. I used an antialiased version of this software to create the fractal planet in the Genesis Sequence of Star Trek 2, the Wrath of Khan. These frames were computed on a VAX-11/780 at about 20-40 minutes each.

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This is primarily a group for discussion of all Star Trek fiction, including the novels of all the series from TOS to Enterprise, the various relaunch series, and the new series (such as New Frontier, Starfleet Corps of Engineers, and so forth).

Discussion of related reference and non-fiction books and general Star Trek conversation are welcome as well.