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This page is designed to catalog various acknowledgments given to Memory Alpha in the course of its mission.

Television series and films

The following series, films, and writers have acknowledged Memory Alpha:

In chronological order:
Star Trek Beyond
Simon Pegg
"And 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." [1](X)
See also: Vokaya
Star Trek: Discovery
Aaron Harberts
"[...]an amazing resource." [2]

Michael Chabon on MA

Star Trek: Picard
Michael Chabon
"Memory Alpha, an indispensable online repository of “Trek” lore..." [3]

When asked if he and the other people working on Star Trek: Picard use Memory Alpha, Michael Chabon replied:

"Constantly, gracefully and with the purest pleasure."

As one specific example, when describing how he came up with the name for the Temtibi Lagoon drink, Chabon said that, trying to think of "what is the 'tropics' of Star Trek," he thought of Risa and then "went on Memory Alpha looking for named resorts or named locales ... on that planet". [4]

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Mike McMahan
"We used Memory Alpha like a Bible." (TRR: "LD Season 1 Premiere Special")
However, McMahan also made this non-acknowledgement:
"When we needed these characters to be referring to stuff in their sci-fi world, we just pulled our favorite moments, and because there were so many Star Trek geeks working on the show, there was never a moment where somebody was like, "Alright, I better start digging through guidebooks or Memory Alpha."" [5]
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Bruce Horak
"To research the role of the Aenar, I watched a couple of episodes that they appear in. They first appear in Star Trek: Enterprise, and then I just went down the rabbit hole on the fan sites, Memory Alpha, dug into as much backstory as I could find, just went deep into the Andorian cultures and lifestyles and learned about how the Aenar are all pacifists, and took that in." (TRR: "Spock Amok")


The following Pocket Books novels and authors have acknowledged Memory Alpha:

In chronological order:
Pocket ENT
Last Full Measure, Michael A. Martin, and Andy Mangels
"...and award special commendations to [...] the fine folks at Memory Alpha for their perspicacious data gathering on such subjects as Starfleet and MACO supernumeraries and the Xindi."
Star Trek: Mirror Universe
Obsidian Alliances - "The Mirror-Scaled Serpent", Keith R.A. DeCandido
"Thanks also to the usual reference sources, especially [...] the online resource"
Pocket TNG
The Buried Age, Christopher L. Bennett
"Memory Alpha [... was an] invaluable [reference] as well."
Q&A, Keith R.A. DeCandido
"Thanks must also go to [...] various reference sources: [...] the fantastic (and ever-growing) [website] Memory Alpha..."
Star Trek: Terok Nor
Dawn of the Eagles, S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison
"Britta Dennison wants to thank anyone and everyone who contributed to the Star Trek wiki sites,..."
Star Trek: Myriad Universes
Infinity's Prism - "A Less Perfect Union", William Leisner
"Many other questions were answered thanks to the efforts of the folks behind Memory Alpha (,..."
Echoes and Refractions - "The Chimes at Midnight", Geoff Trowbridge
"I absolutely wish to thank: [...] the maintainers of [Memory] Alpha..."
"A Gutted World", Keith R.A. DeCandido
"Thanks to: [...] the [website] Memory Alpha ( [... a] valuable reference [source]..."
"Brave New World", Chris Roberson
"Thanks are also due to Memory Alpha, for providing an invaluable resource,..."
Pocket ENT
Kobayashi Maru, Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
"[T]he authors would again like to recognize the contributions of the many who enriched the contents of these pages: [...] Memory Alpha [...] contributors everywhere,"
Star Trek: Destiny
Mere Mortals, David Mack
"And, if I'm being honest, I ought to thank [...] Memory Alpha [...] (the Star Trek reference [site]) [...]. How did people write novels before the Internet?"
A Singular Destiny
Keith R.A. DeCandido
"The usual thanks to the usual reference sources: [...] especially the Web [site] Memory Alpha (,..."
Star Trek: Vanguard
Open Secrets, Dayton Ward
"Much appreciation is extended to the fine folks responsible for maintaining the Memory Alpha ( [...] Web [site], which offered more than a few helpful nuggets of knowledge on a variety of topics researched during the writing of this book. Keep up the awesome work!"
Pocket DS9
The Never-Ending Sacrifice, Una McCormack
"Also, my appreciation to all those who have contributed to the Star Trek wiki sites. You deserve medals."
Star Trek: Enterprise - The Romulan War
Beneath the Raptor's Wing, Michael A. Martin
"[T]his author would like to recognize the contributions of the legions who enriched the contents of these pages: [...] Memory Alpha, Memory Beta and the entire Star Trek internet community, those tireless wiki-compilers whose multitudinous and serried ranks defy enumeration here;"
This acknowledgement also appears in Martin's The Needs of the Many and Seize the Fire.
Star Trek: Vanguard
Precipice, David Mack
"Last but not least, I offer my gratitude to two resources that help me keep my continuity straight: and"
Star Trek: Myriad Universes
Shattered Light - "The Tears of Eridanus", Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster
"And without those excellent resources Memory Alpha [...] and Memory Beta [...], we'd have been in a heckuva lot of trouble."
"Honor in the Night", Scott Pearson
"[T]he websites Memory Alpha, Memory Beta, and Chrissie's Transcripts Site [were invaluable]."; Star Trek: Typhon Pact
Paths of Disharmony, Dayton Ward
"As has almost become second nature by now, I'd like to thank the volunteers who maintain the Memory Alpha [...] and Memory Beta [...] Star Trek Wikis. Both sites provided points of reference during my research throughout the writing of this book."

Reference works

The following reference works and/or their authors have acknowledged Memory Alpha:

In chronological order:
The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew
Kevin C. Neece
"I offer my deepest thanks, appreciation, and love to [...] Memory Alpha contributors and editors: For maintaining the finest source of in-universe Star Trek knowledge on Earth, without which my work would have been nearly impossible."
Memories of the Future, Volume 1
Wil Wheaton
"Very Special Thanks to: [...] Memory Alpha,"
Star Trek Sex
Will Stape
"I basically went over every episode, just like at the wiki, at Memory Alpha [....] Those sites are amazing, and they write a list, a bullet list, and document everything about an episode." [6]
Star Trek Fact Files
Larry Nemecek, in 2017 on the impact of Memory Alpha had on the publication end of the Fact Files
"And by [20]03, 04 and 05, you know, Memory Alpha had come from being a baby project to being, you know, it was basically the "Encyclopedia" of the internet." [7]
Ben Robinson, when asked in 2020 to compare the Fact Files to its successor US magazine publication,
"It was a little different, it was more like Memory Alpha. (laughing) It was like a paper version of Memory Alpha that you bought for thirty-two [sic.] pages a week." [8]


Star Trek Online
Lead Designer Al Rivera on STOked 82 (~18:35):
"We actually use Memory Alpha a lot [...] there is a lot of good information on Memory Alpha."
Al Rivera on Podcast UGC - Episode 47 (~74:10):
"[To prepare for the Star Trek Online project,] I read a lot of Memory Alpha, god bless their souls [...] that was very helpful."

Legal findings

A lawsuit alleging that elements of Star Trek: Discovery had been copied from an unreleased video game called Tardigrades was dismissed on 20 September 2019. Part of the finding stated: "The Federation’s intergalactic missions and Klingon antagonism to the Federation has been a part of Star Trek since the first season of The Original Series. See Memory Alpha “Errand of Mercy (episode)”..."


Several individuals involved in the production and on various levels of performance have linked their official websites to Memory Alpha:

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