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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

Hawk (Lieutenant)

Lieutenant Hawk

Hawk was a Human male who served as conn officer on the USS Enterprise-E in 2373. In that capacity, he served on the bridge of the ship during the Battle of Sector 001.

Although the invading Borg cube was eventually destroyed by a fleet of Starfleet vessels, one Borg sphere managed to escape on a direct heading towards Earth. Hawk piloted the Enterprise in pursuit of the sphere which subsequently created a temporal vortex through the controlled emission of chronometric particles. On the instruction of his captain, Hawk piloted the ship into the vortex where it emerged in the year 2063.

The Borg's plan was quickly realized - to go back in time and assimilate humanity when it was vulnerable. The Enterprise was able to destroy the Borg sphere but not before a group of drones was able to beam aboard the ship and begin efforts to construct an interplexing beacon with which to contact the Borg of that era.

Together with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lieutenant Commander Worf, Hawk went out onto the ship's hull to stop the Borg from modifying the Enterprise's deflector into a beacon. During the fight, Hawk was pulled over the side of the ship and assimilated. Now a drone, he set about trying to stop his former colleagues but was ultimately killed by Worf.

Self-nomination: While this is an article about a minor character that only appeared in a few scenes, there is a wealth of interesting background information about him which contributes to the article as a whole. I have scraped through all of the reference material I can find and I believe this is now as complete as the article is going to get and worthy of FA status. --| TrekFan Open a channel 04:31, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Nominations with objections


Lal in 2366

Lal was a Soong-type android constructed by Data in 2366 on the USS Enterprise-D. She exceeded Data's abilities in several ways, notably by being able to complete more than sixty trillion calculations per second, using contractions, and feeling emotions such as fear and love.

The idea to create Lal originated when Data learned of a newly-developed submicron matrix transfer technology at a cybernetics conference he had attended. Using his own positronic brain as a template, Data thereby programmed the brain of the android that would ultimately be known as Lal. His initial tests proved successful, leading him to continue with the ambitious project.

I have been working on this article off and on. I think it's pretty comprehensive now. --LauraCC (talk) 20:49, January 3, 2018 (UTC)

I looked in the history, but at first glance, I couldn't find who initially added that reference to the name meaning. If I just removed that uncited info pending citation, would the rest of the article be acceptable otherwise? --LauraCC (talk) 17:07, January 9, 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose: Almost all of the text is lacking sources and the narrative itself for me just doesn't seem to flow very well by repeating names and phrases that were used earlier. There is also something about the layout/formatting that just appears a little haphazard and messy though I can't seem to put my finger on what exactly. I don't think this article compares to similar FAs covering minor characters but with a little work there is nothing stopping it from becoming featured in the future. --| TrekFan Open a channel 13:49, January 23, 2018 (UTC)

Regarding the lack of sources; most of the in-universe article's subject matter is from the same episode. Unless you mean sources for behind the scenes info. Is there anything else I can do? --LauraCC (talk) 17:08, January 23, 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose. The article seems quite complete but somehow I don't believe this article could show some of the community's best work. Tom (talk) 18:11, January 27, 2018 (UTC)
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