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Memory Alpha articles are never truly finished. Even featured articles, examples of Memory Alpha's best work, will over time have to undergo revisions to keep them up to date. Therefore, it's important to review the featured articles from time to time to ensure that these revisions have not only happened, but have maintained the quality expected of a featured article.

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Christine Chapel

Christine Chapel 2271

Doctor Chapel in the 2270s

Christine Chapel was a Human Starfleet officer aboard the USS Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk during its original five-year mission of exploration.

Chapel began her career aboard the USS Enterprise as head nurse to Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy, and in doing so sacrificed a promising career in biology with several university degrees in research medicine. Chapel had abandoned her earlier career plans in the hopes that a assignment in Starfleet would one day reunite with her with Dr. Roger Korby, her estranged fiancé. Even while she sought to locate Korby, Chapel was deeply infatuated with the Enterprise's half-Vulcan science officer, Spock. While her attraction never interfered with her professional duties, it was an ongoing source of tension and bemusement throughout the five-year mission.

Following the Enterprise's five-year mission of exploration, she finished her own medical degree, and was promoted to chief medical officer of the refitted Enterprise, now under the command of Willard Decker. However, when Dr. McCoy returned to the ship during the V'Ger crisis, she willingly stepped down to allow McCoy to return as chief medical officer. Chapel was later re-assigned to Starfleet Headquarters as a commander.

This article was never complete (even in the most basic terms) and was poorly written and disorganized to begin with. How it was reupped as featured last year is completely lost on me. At present count nearly half (14 of her 36 appearances) are barely or are not at all represented in the article's content, including most of TOS Season 3 (outside a reference in the "appearances" section to her having appeared in said episodes). --Alan (talk) 19:15, May 10, 2019 (UTC)

Is there actual content missing in those appearances, or are they just a "she was seen doing her job"? We generally don't cover all episodes in the article content for recurring or main characters. - Archduk3 05:51, July 13, 2019 (UTC)

Well, she was that kind of character, after all, which shouldn't be a reason to change expectations (considering a number of other references in the article based on comparable one liners she contributed. Most notably, in both "Journey to Babel" and "Return to Tomorrow" she played a significant role (for her). "The Enterprise Incident" and "The Lights of Zetar" have noteworthy material. --Alan (talk) 18:50, July 15, 2019 (UTC)

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