Memory Alpha

Memory Alpha is a free Star Trek reference website that is being written collaboratively by the readers. Our goal is to become the largest, most reliable, and most up-to-date encyclopedia about everything related to the Star Trek universe.

Memory Alpha is a wiki, meaning that any fan may edit any article by clicking on the edit this page link that appears in every wiki article that is not designated as a protected page. This makes it very easy for any fan to share their knowledge and insight of the Star Trek universe and add to the collected information available.

"I've got to say the Star Trek Wikipedia, Memory Alpha, which is online, has been so helpful. If you need to know what's inside of a photon torpedo, there it is online, because there are so many dedicated fans out there who have such a vast knowledge of the universe and the minutia of it."

Inspired by Wikipedia – a free, open-source encyclopedia – this project began in November 2003 as a means of allowing Star Trek fans to collectively contribute timely and useful reference information on the Star Trek universe to a singular website. It was named for Memory Alpha, the planet that hosted the central library of the United Federation of Planets. There are currently 50,145 articles that are being worked on.

All of the site's content is covered by a Creative Commons License. Contributions remain the property of their creators, while the copyleft licensing ensures that the content will always remain freely distributable and reproducible. See the copyright statement for more information. "Star Trek" and related names are registered trademarks of CBS Studios and/or Paramount Pictures. This site is intended solely for non-profit purposes. No copyright infringement is intended.

Warning: Memory Alpha contains spoilers! For any movie that has opened in the United States or television episode that has streamed in its nationwide time slot in the United States, that material is considered fair game for inclusion in articles. See our spoiler policy for more information.

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About wikis in general

For many people, fifteen years ago, the idea of a wiki was probably considered a frightening and incredible concept. Today, not so much. However, if you are someone who is still unfamiliar with how it works, take a few minutes to read some (or all!) of the links below, and get a better perspective on how a wiki is managed.

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