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This page is for the nomination and discussion of articles that may be potentially included in Memory Alpha's list of featured articles. A featured article is an especially well-written, informative, and comprehensive article that covers all available information on a subject. If you feel one of our articles meets this criteria, you may suggest it here in accordance with the nomination policy. For a list of articles previously nominated, see the archive.

To bring up a current featured article for review, please see the review procedure.

To nominate an article, start a new discussion under "Nominations without objections" with a heading named for the article you want to suggest. Provide an appropriate picture and a two- to three-paragraph summary of the article. This is usually the article's lead-in if possible, and should not contain any links, except to the article itself. This is what will be displayed on the main page and in the portals if the nomination is successful. Followed that by a brief reason why you feel the article should be featured.

Sample format:

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When you are commenting on a nomination, please take the time to read the entire article before you decide whether to Support or Oppose the nomination. Nominations with objections should be moved to the appropriate section until they are resolved.

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Nominations without objections




"Loss of life is to be mourned but only if the life was wasted. I-Chaya's was not."
– "Cousin Selek" to young Spock, 2237 ("Yesteryear")

I-Chaya was a beloved pet sehlat kept by Spock's family until his death in 2237. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

I'Chaya belonged first to a young Sarek, surviving into the early childhood of his son, Spock. Amanda was fond of I-Chaya as well. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

In 8877 of the Vulcan calendar (2237), Spock decided to perform his kahs-wan ordeal prematurely, trekking through Vulcan's Forge to the L-langon Mountains. An eager I-Chaya insisted on following Spock, despite being given orders to the contrary. This turned out to be fortunate when a le-matya (a dangerous animal native to Vulcan) attacked Spock, prompting the sehlat to come to the boy's defense.

I-Chaya fought the creature as best he could, but the old sehlat fell in battle, necessitating that both he and young Spock be rescued by the adult Spock, who, posing as young Spock's cousin Selek, had traveled into the past to prevent his own death from occurring in childhood.

Young Spock managed to find a Vulcan healer to help I-Chaya (and, by travelling there, completed his rite of passage). Sadly, the sehlat's condition was beyond hope when the healer arrived, as he had been poisoned by the claws of the le-matya. This deviated from adult Spock's memories of the original timeline.

Faced with the choice of allowing his companion to die slowly and painfully, or giving him a peaceful release from his suffering, young Spock logically decided to have I-Chaya euthanized.

I've added some details and some headers, as well as apocrypha and the mbeta link. -LauraCC (talk) 02:15, 28 June 2024 (UTC)

What else needs to be done? Some tweaks to the wording, perhaps. I realize this has a way to go, but it has potential. -LauraCC (talk) 04:04, 28 June 2024 (UTC)

Nominations with objections

Nick Locarno

Nicholas Locarno, 2381

Nick Locarno in 2381

Nicholas "Nick" Locarno was a male Human who lived during the late-24th century. Following his expulsion from Starfleet Academy for getting a fellow cadet killed in a botched Kolvoord Starburst, he eventually moved to New Axton where he began operating as a civilian pilot for hire.

Over the next decade, his resentment towards Starfleet festered so much that he conspired to found an independent space exploration organization called Nova Fleet, consisting of starships stolen with the aid of lower deckers he talked into mutinying against their captains.

However, when he attempted to recruit Beckett Mariner, she refused to cooperate and fled with a Genesis Device he had planned to use as a deterrent. His erratic behavior as a result of her actions ended up alienating his followers and ultimately resulted in his death when he was caught in the device's detonation. (TNG: "The First Duty"; LD: "The Inner Fight", "Old Friends, New Planets")


Once everybody's finished tweaking this article, it ought to be a good candidate for an FA. Spanning two series, lots of background info, and an apparent end to his character arc. -LauraCC (talk) 21:59, 6 November 2023 (UTC)

Seems to have settled down now; last edit was over a month ago. Any objections? -LauraCC (talk) 18:46, 23 February 2024 (UTC)

Okay, I tweaked it a bit. Any other major changes needed? -LauraCC (talk) 15:18, 20 March 2024 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Agreed this is solid and does the work to be comprehensive; don't feel I can say this is among MA's most well-written. Intro seems heavy. Given community energy and enthusiasm in considering FA statuses, my feeling is lean pretty discerning. - AJHalliwell (talk) 14:47, 16 June 2024 (UTC)

How to fix the intro? Delete everything from "However" onward, leaving it to be explained in the rest of the article? -LauraCC (talk) 01:44, 28 June 2024 (UTC)


Maquis insignia

The Maquis symbol

The Maquis (mah-KEE), otherwise known as the Maquis Resistance, were a resistance group that consisted of Federation-born colonists and discontented Starfleet officers who organized against the Cardassian occupation of their homes in the Demilitarized Zone after their colonies were ceded to the Cardassian Union by Federation Cardassian Treaties in the late 2360s and early 2370s. Starfleet Command considered members of the Maquis to be traitors, while Cardassia considered the Maquis to be terrorists. The Maquis wished to formally declare their secession from the Federation as an independent state, but they were defeated by Cardassia's new overlord, Dukat, the Dominion and its powerful army of Jem'Hadar, before their plans materialized. (DS9: "Blaze of Glory"; VOY: "Hunters")

Was this ever featured before? It's quite well done. -LauraCC (talk) 16:30, 26 April 2024 (UTC)

  • Oppose. I was leaning to support this, but in changing the "appearances" list to a "references" list, I'm viewing this article as excellently covering the historical narrative of the Maquis, but hasn't fully incorporated all of the misc. Voyager references. I think it could use a "Known tactics" kind of section to capture all the "old Maquis tricks" brought up in Voyager, and maybe a bit more on legacy/general references? (i.e. "The Maquis Mauler", "The Fight".) - AJHalliwell (talk) 14:47, 16 June 2024 (UTC)