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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:

=== <article> ===
'''[[<article>]]''' <summary>
<reasoning> - <signature>

Once this is done, a notice that the article has been nominated as a featured article candidate should be added to the article in question by inserting {{fan}} at the top of the page, above any other templates except the article type template.

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.

When supporting or opposing an article, please use a bullet point (by adding a * before your comment) without any indent so these will be easy to find later. General comments should be indented as usual, and, as always, please sign your nominations and comments with "~~~~".

Nominations without objections

Carter Winston (impostor)

A Vendorian posing as Carter Winston

Carter Winston was the alias assumed by a Vendorian as part of a subterfuge plot. Prior to assuming this false identity, this Vendorian tended to the real Carter Winston after his trading vessel crash landed on the planet Vendor, until Winston's death almost a year later in 2265.

In 2269, this Vendorian began working for the Romulans, in the guise of Carter Winston. As part of the ruse, the impostor set Winston's craft adrift near the Romulan Neutral Zone, where it was eventually discovered by the USS Enterprise.

After successfully convincing the crew he was Winston by producing the Human's identity tape and undergoing an examination by Doctor McCoy, he "reunited" with Winston's fiancée, Anne Nored, telling her that he'd changed and couldn't ever marry her.

Okay, not sure if this is biased/arrogant of me, but I think this article has come a long way (thanks in part to Defiant as well) from a short article with little info to about as much as there is on the subject. --LauraCC (talk) 17:53, April 3, 2016 (UTC) Is there anything offhand that needs further adjusting?

  • While I would've liked to see a background section included, as nowadays that is almost an implicit prerequisite for an article to become featured, I guess that in this case little to no such information is available. However what at the very least should be added is information on who wrote the episode, and have the voice actor reiterated separately in the BG-section...otherwise the article is fine IMO, so I Support the nomination--Sennim (talk) 19:12, April 5, 2016 (UTC)

I believe if chosen as a featured article, it would be the first "people" article with information solely taken from the animated series as well, given that few characters existing only in that series were fleshed out to this extent. --LauraCC (talk) 19:18, April 5, 2016 (UTC)

This would not be the first TAS people article, since we have M'Ress. Also, the blurb is too short, it should at least be as long as the picture is tall, if not a little longer, since blurbs are used in the full width portals. - Archduk3 00:15, April 6, 2016 (UTC)

Why didn't I see that? Thanks. Well, it's the first non-regular character TAS people article anyway. :) I also made some changes to the article that I didn't realize I could before. --LauraCC (talk) 16:21, April 6, 2016 (UTC)

Oppose. I am not convinced calling this article "considered to be examples of Memory Alpha's best work". Tom (talk) 17:02, April 14, 2016 (UTC)

How could I further fix it? --LauraCC (talk) 15:43, April 18, 2016 (UTC)

Because my comment above seems to be "nebulous" and I honestly don't have any idea how to improve this article further I withdraw my vote and prefer not to vote on this matter. Tom (talk) 18:21, May 4, 2016 (UTC)

Kathryn Janeway

Janeway in 2371

Kathryn Janeway was a 24th century Starfleet officer, most noted for her service as captain of the starship USS Voyager. She became the first Federation captain to successfully traverse the Delta Quadrant, encountering dozens of new planets and civilizations over the course of seven years. While there, she and her crew also survived numerous encounters with the Borg. By 2379, she was a Vice Admiral at Starfleet Command. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Endgame", "Friendship One", "Scorpion", "Scorpion, Part II"; Star Trek Nemesis)

Early life

Kathryn Janeway was born on May 20 in Bloomington, Indiana, on Earth. (VOY: "Year of Hell", "Imperfection") Her father was Vice Admiral Janeway and she had one sibling, a sister, who she described as the artist of the family. (VOY: "Sacred Ground", "Coda", "The Killing Game") Her mother was still alive as of 2378. (VOY: "Author, Author") _________________________________________________________________________________________________ This article is rather thorough. :) Any objections? --LauraCC (talk) 16:31, June 9, 2016 (UTC)

Nominations with objections

The Counter-Clock Incident (episode)

The crew as young children

"The Counter-Clock Incident" was the series finale and last episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Animated Series.

"Captain's Log, Stardate 6770.3. The Enterprise is on course for the planet Babel, where ambassadors of all Federation planets are waiting to honor the Enterprise's distinguished passenger Commodore Robert April, first captain of the USS Enterprise, and for the past twenty years, Federation Ambassador-at-Large. Now 75 years old, Commodore April has reached mandatory retirement age."

April and his wife, Sarah, Enterprise's former CMO, are commiserating with Kirk and McCoy when Spock informs them that they are coming within range of the Beta Niobe supernova. Upon detecting a single occupant spacecraft that is about to plunge into the supernova, they attempt a rescue that leads to them being sucked into an opposite universe to their own, where even time runs backwards.

The crew attempts to return home before they de-age out of existence...

Very comprehensive episode summary and background section. --LauraCC (talk) 19:01, May 10, 2016 (UTC)

Any objections? --LauraCC (talk) 21:01, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to oppose this nomination. Not sure about the bginfo, but I definitely consider the summary as overly long. --Defiant (talk) 21:55, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

With a bit of pruning then, this might work out? --LauraCC (talk) 14:26, May 19, 2016 (UTC)

It's the only other TAS episode than "Yesteryear" to have an acts format in the summary. --LauraCC (talk) 16:33, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

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