Dinosaur Sightings: Star Trek - The Screen Saver

By Greg Shultz

In 1989 Berkeley Systems released its After Dark screen saver product for the Macintosh and then for Windows. If you were into computers in the Windows 3.x days, then you are no doubt familiar with their signature Flying Toasters screen saver, which featured 1940s-style chrome toasters with wings flying across the screen.

In 1992, Berkeley Systems thrilled Trekkies all over the world, myself included, by creating and releasing Star Trek: The Screen Saver. I still have the manual and original installation disks and recently installed it in a Virtual PC Windows 3.1 set up to relive the excitement of seeing my favorite screen savers.

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.