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GE Fabbri - The Official Star Trek Fact Files
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Between 1997 and 2002 GE Fabbri produced The Official Star Trek Fact Files, a 304-part weekly 28-page magazine resulting in a total of 8,512 pages, including the cover pages. These hole-punched magazines, bound together with glue down the left edge, were designed to have the pages separated and filed into seven sections in specially produced 3-ring binders. A total of 19 binders were issued, the first with issue 1 and the remainder every 16 issues throughout the run starting with issue 16. The first set of seven dividers, one for each main section, was included with issue 3. A further eight sub-dividers were included with issue 193 and the final ten with issue 258. Issue 192 included two correction sheets and a fold-out self-promotional leaftet.

There are seven main sections for the files:
Section 1: The Guide to the Star Trek Galaxy
Section 2: Federation Starfleet
Section 3: Non-Federation Starships
Section 4: Personnel Files
Section 5: Equipment and Technology
Section 6: Starship Log
Section 7: A-Z Access Point

From issue 2 onwards each issue had either two double-sized fold-out pages or one triple-sized fold-out page whereas issue 1 had two of each. Most of the double sided sheets contained a single fact-file but a few had separate files printed on either side with each file allocated a unique reference number.

Printed on 297 mm × 225 mm (approx 11¾" x 8¾") glossy paper. The binders measure 316 mm × 288 mm x 62 mm (approx 12½" x 11½" x 2½").

The collection covers every season of the first four live-action series, season one of 'Enterprise', and the first nine movies. Only the first season of 'Enterprise' is included due to that series starting towards the end of this collection and consequently, the Timelines part of Section 1 does not include any of its events. Star Trek: The Animated Series is not included at all due to it not being considered canon at the time.

Enterprise series: The first issue to include cards on the Enterprise series was #275. None of the 41 Enterprise specific cards were given file numbers so here they are allocated numbers; 202 (Section 2 - Enterprise NX-01); 204 (Section 4 - NX-01 Personnel) and; 206 (Section 6 - Enterprise).

Six trial issues were published in 1996 to gauge interest.

Sections - main dividers issued with issue 3
Section 1: The Guide to the Star Trek Galaxy
File 1 - Introduction
File 2 - Star Trek Timelines
File 3 - Charting the Galaxy
File 4 - Star Systems
File 5 - Space Phenomena
File 6 - Galactic Archeology
File 7 - The United Federation of Planets
File 8 - The Vulcans
File 9 - The Trills
File 10 - The Bajorans
File 11 - The Klingon Empire
File 12 - The Romulan Star Empire
File 13 - The Cardassian Union
File 14 - The Ferengi
File 15 - The Borg
File 16 - The Dominion
File 17 - The Q Continuum
File 18 - Other Groups & Races
Fact Files Section 1 Divider Fact Files Section 1 Divider
Section 2: Federation Starfleet
File 19 - A Guide to Federation Starfleet
File 20 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
File 21 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Refit
File 22 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A
File 23 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
File 24 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C
File 25 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
File 26 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
File 27 - Deep Space Nine
File 28 - U.S.S. Defiant
File 29 - U.S.S. Voyager
File 30 - Runabouts and Shuttles
File 31 - Other Federation Starships
File 32 - Starbases and Space Stations
Fact Files Section 2 Divider Fact Files Section 2 Divider
Section 3: Non-Federation Starships
File 33 - A Guide to Non-Fed Starships
File 34 - The Klingon Fleet
File 35 - The Romulan Fleet
File 36 - The Cardassian Fleet
File 37 - The Ferengi Fleet
File 38 - The Borg Fleet
File 39 - The Maquis Fleet
File 40 - Other Starships
File 41 - Alternate Universe Vessels
File 42 - Space Machines, Arrays & Probes
Fact Files Section 3 Divider Fact Files Section 3 Divider
Section 4: Personnel Files
File 43 - Starfleet Personnel
File 44 - Non-starfleet Humanoids
File 45 - Vulcan Personnel
File 46 - Trill Personnel
File 47 - Bajoran Personnel
File 48 - Klingon Personnel
File 49 - Romulan Personnel
File 50 - Cardassian Personnel
File 51 - Ferengi Personnel
File 52 - Borg Personnel
File 53 - El-Aurian Personnel
File 54 - Shapeshifters
File 55 - Androids
File 56 - Holodeck Beings
File 57 - Omnipotent Beings
File 58 - Other Characters & Life Forms
Fact Files Section 4 Divider Fact Files Section 4 Divider
Section 5: Equipment & Technology
File 59 - Systems
File 60 - Weapons
File 61 - Uniforms
File 62 - Badges
File 63 - Communications
File 64 - Propulsion Systems
File 65 - Medical Facilities
File 66 - Special Facilities
Fact Files Section 5 Divider Fact Files Section 5 Divider
Section 6: Starship Log
File 67 - 'The Cage' (unscreened pilot)
File 68 - Star Trek: The Original Series
File 69 - Star Trek: The Next Generation
File 70 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
File 71 - Star Trek: Voyager
File 72 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
File 73 - STII: The Wrath of Khan
File 74 - STIII: The Search for Spock
File 75 - STIV: The Voyage Home
File 76 - STV: The Final Frontier
File 77 - STVI: The Undiscovered Country
File 78 - Star Trek Generations
File 79 - Star Trek: First Contact
File 80 - Star Trek: Insurrection
Fact Files Section 6 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Divider
Section 7: A-Z Access Point
File 81 - A
File 82 - B
File 83 - C
File 84 - D
File 85 - E
File 86 - F
File 87 - G
File 88 - H
File 89 - I
File 90 - J
File 91 - K
File 92 - L
File 93 - M
File 94 - N
File 95 - O
File 96 - P
File 97 - Q
File 98 - R
File 99 - S
File 100 - T
File 101 - U
File 102 - V
File 103 - W
File 104 - X, Y
File 105 - Z
Fact Files Section 7 Divider Fact Files Section 7 Divider
Eight sub-dividers included with issue 193
Section 1: Files 7-9 - The Federation and its Member Races
File 7 - The United Federation of Planets
File 8 - The Vulcans
File 9 - The Trills
Fact Files Section 1 Files 7-9 Divider Fact Files Section 1 Files 7-9 Divider
Section 1: Files 10-17 - Major Non-Federation Races
File 10 - The Bajorans
File 11 - The Klingon Empire
File 12 - The Romulan Star Empire
File 13 - The Cardassian Union
File 14 - The Ferengi
File 15 - The Borg
File 16 - The Dominion
File 17 - The Q Continuum
Fact Files Section 1 Files 10-17 Divider Fact Files Section 1 Files 10-17 Divider
Section 1: File 18 - Other Groups and Races
File 18 - Other Groups & Races Fact Files Section 1 File 18 Divider Fact Files Section 1 File 18 Divider
Section 2: Files 27-28 - Deep Space Nine and the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205
File 27 - Deep Space Nine
File 28 - U.S.S. Defiant
Fact Files Section 2 Files 27-28 Divider Fact Files Section 2 Files 27-28 Divider
Section 2: File 29 - U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656
File 29 - U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 Fact Files Section 2 File 29 Divider Fact Files Section 2 File 29 Divider
Section 2: Files 31-32 - Other Federation Starships and Starbases
File 31 - Other Federation Starships
File 32 - Starbases and Space Stations
Fact Files Section 2 Files 31-32 Divider Fact Files Section 2 Files 31-32 Divider
Section 4: Files 44-58 - Non-Starfleet Personnel
File 44 - Non-starfleet Humanoids
File 45 - Vulcan Personnel
File 46 - Trill Personnel
File 47 - Bajoran Personnel
File 48 - Klingon Personnel
File 49 - Romulan Personnel
File 50 - Cardassian Personnel
File 51 - Ferengi Personnel
File 52 - Borg Personnel
File 53 - El-Aurian Personnel
File 54 - Shapeshifters
File 55 - Androids
File 56 - Holodeck Beings
File 57 - Omnipotent Beings
File 58 - Other Characters & Life Forms
Fact Files Section 4 Files 44-58 Divider Fact Files Section 4 Files 44-58 Divider
Section 6: File 72-80 - Star Trek Movies
File 72 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
File 73 - STII: The Wrath of Khan
File 74 - STIII: The Search for Spock
File 75 - STIV: The Voyage Home
File 76 - STV: The Final Frontier
File 77 - STVI: The Undiscovered Country
File 78 - Star Trek Generations
File 79 - Star Trek: First Contact
File 80 - Star Trek: Insurrection
Fact Files Section 6 File 72-80 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 72-80 Divider
The final ten sub-dividers issued near the end of the collection
Section 2: Files 20-26 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
File 20 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
File 21 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Refit
File 22 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A
File 23 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
File 24 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C
File 25 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
File 26 - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
Fact Files Section 2 Files 20-26 Divider Fact Files Section 2 Files 20-26 Divider
Section 2: File 30 - Runabouts and Shuttles
File 30 - Runabouts and Shuttles
Fact Files Section 2 File 30 Divider Fact Files Section 2 Files 30 Divider
Section 2: File - Enterprise NX-01 and Earth Starfleet
File 'NX' - Enterprise NX-01 and Earth Starfleet

Fact Files Section 2 File NX Divider Fact Files Section 2 Files NX Divider
Section 3: File 40 - Other Starships
File 40 - Other Starships

Fact Files Section 3 File 40 Divider Fact Files Section 3 Files 40 Divider
Section 3: File 41-42 - Alternate Universe Vessels and Space Machines, Arrays & Probes
File 41 - Alternate Universe Vessels
File 42 - Space Machines, Arrays & Probes
Fact Files Section 3 File 41 Divider Fact Files Section 3 Files 41 Divider
Section 6: File 68 - Star Trek: The Original Series
File 68 - Star Trek: The Original Series Fact Files Section 6 File 68 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 68 Divider
Section 6: File 69 - Star Trek: The Next Generation
File 69 - Star Trek: The Next Generation Fact Files Section 6 File 69 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 69 Divider
Section 6: File 70 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
File 70 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Fact Files Section 6 File 70 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 70 Divider
Section 6: File 71 - Star Trek: Voyager
File 71 - Star Trek: Voyager Fact Files Section 6 File 71 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 71 Divider
Section 6: File - Enterprise
File - Enterprise Fact Files Section 6 File ENT Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files ENT Divider
Two correction sheets included with issue 192
First Correction Sheet

Issues 23 to 73 - FILE 3's ALPHA QUADRANT cards have two 'Card 3G's. Starting with the second CARD 3G (Calder II, Caldonia IV, etc) all the subsequent cards in this group are incorrectly numbered on both sides. The 32 cards affected are the second 3G (should read 3H), 3H (3I), 3I (3J), 3J (3K), 3K (3L), 3L (3M), 3M (3N), 3N (3O), 3O (3P), 3P (3Q), 3Q (3R), 3R (3S), 3S (3T), 3T (3U), 3U (3V), 3V (3W), 3W (3X), 3X (3Y), 3Y (3Z), 3Z (3AA), 3AA (3BB), 3BB (3CC), 3CC (3DD), 3DD (3EE), 3EE (3FF), 3FF (3GG), 3GG (3HH), 3HH (3II), 3II (3JJ), 3JJ (3KK), 3KK (3LL), 3LL (3MM):

Issue 69 - FILE 29 Card 14B - U.S.S. Voyager. The file bars are the wrong colour (blue) - they shouls be red on both sides.

Issue 11 - FILE 31 APPENDIX CARD 1 - The file bar should read 'OTHER FEDERATION STARSHIPS' on the front and back, not 'U.S.S. PASTEUR'.

Issue 31 - FILE 43 CARD 3E - Captain Kirk and the Klingons. The file bar on the front should be purple, not pink.

Issue 7 - FILE 65 CARD 1 - Medical Tricorders. The file bar on the front should be blue, not green.

Fact Files Correction Sheet 1
Second Correction Sheet

Issue 122 - FILE 31 CARD 14D - U.S.S. PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. The file bar should read 'OTHER FEDERATION STARSHIPS', not 'U.S.S. VOYAGER NCC-74656'.

Issue 14 - FILE 47 CARD 1F - Kira Nerys and Bareil Antos. The file bar should be green, not purple.

Issue 33 - FILE 68 CARD 27 - 'City on the Edge of Forever'. The file bar and Captain's Log background should be pink, not red.

Issue 165 - FILE 40 CARD 65 - The year in the stats box should read '2375', not '2374'.

Issue 172 - FILE 6 CARD 4 - The picture caption for 'Sarpeidons Library' is missing.

Issue 85 - FILE 31 CARD 14A - U.S.S.PROMETHEUS Registration number is wrong in three places. It should read '59650', not '59560'. One of these errors runs over a fold in the card.

Issues 175 and 176 - FILE 69 - STAR TREK: The Next Generation A-Z Episode Guide' - the file number is wrong on APPENDIX CARD 1A and 1B; it should read 'FILE 69' on the front and back of these cards, not 'FILE 68'.

Issue 120 - FILE 33 CARD 4 - T'PLANA HATH. The text is cut off at the end of the first page.

Issue 9 - FILE 68 - 'Balance of Terror'. The back of the card is wrongly numbered; it should read 'CARD 8', not 'CARD 7'.

Issue 25 - FILE 31 CARD 3A - U.S.S. Stargazer. The back of the card is wrongly numbered; it should read 'CARD 3A', not ''CARD 3B.

Issue 133 - FILE 75 CARD 4 - Wrong text in caption number 9 under the Scotty picture.

Issue 75 - FILE 43 CARD 27II - Captain Picard and the Borg Part 2. The front and back of the card is wrongly numbered; it should read 'CARD 27Ii', not ''CARD 27II.

Issue 109 - FILE 40 CARD 8D - Bajoran/Cardassian Subspace Relay. The front and back of the card is wrongly numbered; it should read 'CARD 8E', not ''CARD 8D.

Issue 35 - FILE 66 CARD 10A - Time Travel Armband. The card on the back page is wrongly numbered; it should read 'CARD 10A', not 'CARD 11'.

Issue 57 - FILE 31 CARD 11 - The right Warp Nacelle of aft view of Daedalus-class ship is missing.

Main Divider Card for Section 6 - Starship Logs. Final entry on the back of the card should read 'FILE 80 STAR TREK: INSURRECTION', not 'Starship Log Database'.

Fact Files Correction Sheet 2
Letters included with issues 257 and 258
Pink letter included with issue 257 promising ten new dividers and new cards for the recently aired Enterprise series.

Unpunched blue letter included with issue 258 detailing the final ten dividers included with that issue.
Fact Files Section 6 File 70 Divider Fact Files Section 6 Files 70 Divider
       
 
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