Stardate
101
865
1987
1699
1182
2196
858
1743
2260
494
285
662
166
2016
2238
1073
176
102
537
1973
1299
1694
200
2293
430
1611
813
1966
48
2018
1706
2393
1425
34
103
1587
1993
1714
898
135
779
522
233
2103
1772
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1579
160
353
870
104
624
2020
801
1344
705
2820
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2115
133
847
2763
2749
2477
1853
853
105
1277
1966
368
1986
913
802
2182
2916
1561
781
1193
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2665
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2298
106
1490
2018
2322
762
1154
2857
2380
2569
492
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2243
1493
2923
2544
1311
1372
107
1181
1995
2511
902
380
2083
1838
2978
834
2232
2449
2680
725
1846
721
1698
108
1173
2017
1747
2380
1458
1729
09
1810
2085
1505
2049
751
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1684
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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.