Stardate
101
808
1973
881
1663
1472
2214
700
1599
2424
1053
578
1354
549
639
2691
1029
102
1239
1966
1946
1288
2251
2225
531
896
1571
2144
757
2984
989
608
2184
154
103
10
2018
208
237
2379
2356
1296
2333
2403
351
2891
444
181
2106
1061
566
104
1220
2001
664
2062
210
968
1265
495
1458
811
2024
682
2899
152
55
05
105
88
2017
1287
965
2033
1257
1641
2233
2823
2258
2677
472
2198
2145
543
1758
106
526
2022
1238
2963
2957
63
2944
24
1834
272
2106
1390
284
58
2285
466
107
264
2020
260
2694
1630
763
2957
2516
2573
2848
266
1253
1629
1493
926
2126
108
233
1995
2491
1150
1724
2985
2983
587
1033
380
1289
1628
04
2523
284
174
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04-041969
05-1701D
06-071984
07-081940
08-47148
09-081966
1995 - 1997: Rob Chen

Holodeck 3 was originally created by Rob Chen in 1995. It quickly became popular in the Star Trek fansite community because it was one of the first fansites created in an LCARS style. The site was focused on multimedia, with just lists of Star Trek pictures, sounds, videos, fonts, screen savers, and Chen's own journaling software called Holonote written in Visual Basic 4.

By 1997, Holodeck 3 had grown to include biographies of the main characters of each series and some very impressive animatics of the ship schematics of the Enterprise D

He continued updating it himself until late 1997/early 1998 and it was an impressive website containing 150 megabytes (that was a lot back then) of audio/video Star Trek content. We are in the process of creating historic simulations of the site in its past formats and we have a mostly restored (there are still a lot of broken images and pages) version of the site circa early 1998. You can find it here.

1998 - 2000: Login Wall

By late 1998, the load the site had placed on the servers of Starbase 21 (the web hosting service the site was hosted on at the time) and at least as early as February 9, 1999 (though likely earlier), to deal with issues coming from heavy abuse of the site, Chen made the decision to lock the site behind a registration gate.

The site continued to operate like this, with almost no updates from Chen throughout 1999 and into 2000 until Chen made the decision to put the domain up for auction on eBay on August 23, 2000.

2000 - 2001: Restored

Nicholas Moline purchased the domain from Rob Chen which included a CD containing a copy of the last version of the website from 1998 before the site was put behind a login wall. Nick restored that version to start with and put it online in October, 2000. Like with the 1998 version, a historical simulation of this version is online and you can find it here.

2001 - 2008: Metadot

This restored version was only temporary however, Nick had plans to do much more than simply restore the old site, so in May, 2001 the site was relaunched with an (at the time) modern content management system known as Metadot. Registration did return, but only for the purposes of communicating in the forums that were a part of the site at the time.

Holodeck3 continued on metadot for a few years until 2007. During the years that Star Trek: Enterprise was on the air, Nick wrote some reviews of a number of key episodes. Also during this era, Holodeck3 was expanded into the SubspaceLink site network, consisting of Subspace Link, Holodeck 3, Starbase 49, and The Star Trek Wormhole.

We have not yet restored a version of the site from the metadot days, but we are planning on creating a historical simulation of as much of it as we can.

2008 - 2013: Drupal

In 2008, the SubspaceLink and Holodeck 3 websites were ported to the Drupal content management system, By 2009, it had a brand new LCARS layout created by Roy Veldman that harkened back to the original Holodeck 3 website, but with a more modern feel. The site was maintained by Nick sporadically until 2013 when the Drupal site was hacked and taken offline.

In the years since, Nick has occasionally attempted to revive the site using different Content Management Systems (Wordpress, Drupal again, back to Wordpress) but to no avail, and with no new Star Trek content to write about, the motivations to revive the site were few and far between.

We have not yet restored a version of the site from the drupal days, but we are planning on creating a static historical simulation of as much of it as we can.