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Archive of the nominations for the "Article of the Week", the system used before {{featured article}}. Several of the original {{FA}} blurb templates are based on their AotW blurbs.

AotW blurbs before nominations including them were required are preserved here.



August 24th/29th, 2004

Isn't it time for a new one? I vote for Search for the Xindi weapon, in order to reflect the events of ENT's third season and to prepare for a new one. -- BlueMars 21:17, Aug 24, 2004 (CEST)

Actually, I think I'll go for Maquis this week, since the events category has sort of dominated the box for a while now. I'll do the write-up a bit later. That article I think would be better suited for the week of September 27th, as a recap before the new season. -- Michael Warren | Talk 22:29, Aug 24, 2004 (CEST)
Good idea.. I like thinking that maybe some people will start working at Maquis ship designs here.. There's a lot of conflicting non-canon data that people beleive about the ships, but there's a lot of cool DVD caps coming forward helping us identify just what's going on with those ships (like Chakotay's Ju'day class raider).. -- Captain Mike K. Bartel
Well, whichever it's going to be, it had better be changed quickly, because we are already days behind.
My apologies - some personal issues prevented me from making a good go at this until today. -- Michael Warren | Talk 19:44, Aug 29, 2004 (CEST)

September 7th, 2004

  • Q - why not? -- Michael Warren | Talk 19:44, Aug 29, 2004 (CEST)
  • Support good Featured article about a interesting and important figure in Trek. Also, I don't know where to add this, but: How do I nominate for AOTW. and what is the policy? Am I even observing proper procedure by placing this vote. I can't find where on MA it says anything about nominations for AOTW. Tobyk777 03:35, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

September 14th, 2004

September 21st, 2004

September 28th, 2004

October 8th, 2004


October 2nd, 2004

I've edited the dates for replacing it, so it will fall on Mondays, start of the week, from now on. Hope that's all right. Now let's hope we'll get around to editing them on time. -- Redge | Talk 10:50, 2 Nov 2004 (CET)

August 29th, 2004

Why don't we adopt the system used by Wikipedia, using the link {{ArticleOfTheWeek/{{Currentweeknumber}}}} or the likes and creating Article of the Week texts in advance. That way, we'll never be late changing the artcile of the week again. -- Redge | Talk 16:11, 29 Aug 2004 (CEST)

great idea. the current one is becoming an article of the month... again. --BlueMars 18:25, Aug 29, 2004 (CEST)
It was slightly less than two weeks - don't exaggerate. Why don't you try condensing one of these articles down to less than 200 words, and see how difficult it is? -- Michael Warren | Talk 19:44, Aug 29, 2004 (CEST)
On that subject, you might want to condense the current one even further. It's almost half longer than the previous ones. Line breaks isn't a wise course of action either, I'm afraid. Back on topic: I've checked, and there isn't a {{weeknumber}}. Is there another veasable way of getting the msg changed automattically every week? -- Redge | Talk 17:10, 30 Aug 2004 (CEST)
I would suggest removing the last of the three paragraphs from the current Article of the Week. I think it would look better that way. Ottens 11:35, 30 Aug 2004 (CEST)
I can't. The article is extremely complicated, and even this amount of data cutdown is pushing it. The paragraphing was to avoid information loss - ie, having it all crammed together can make readers eyes water :) I have removed it, but you can now see how cluttered the blurb is. It is, in fact, only about five lines longer than the Operation Return blurb. -- Michael Warren | Talk 19:59, Aug 30, 2004 (CEST)

August 16th, 2004

Since I'm about to change the AOTW, I thought it would be useful to post a list of the featured articles, and strikethrough those that have already been featured, so we don't feature the same one twice in a rotation. (This should be updated as new FAs are added.) -- Michael Warren | Talk 21:33, Aug 16, 2004 (CEST)

August 4th, 2004

I added some info to the article, since it was a bit to short for such a main event. It din't take more than half the available space on the Main Page. -- Redge 16:19, 4 Aug 2004 (CEST)

July 25th, 2004

Heads up, its been over a week since the last replacement. -- Redge 14:45, 25 Jul 2004 (CEST)

I noticed this as well.. hopefully i did it appropriately, i chose another featured article to replace it. Could the Equinox summary use anything else, i abbreviated it severely to make it fit this format --Captain Mike K. Bartel 15:05, 25 Jul 2004 (CEST)

May 16th, 2004

(moved from Portal talk:Main) This is an idea that I've taken from Wikipedia's front page -- I thought it would be cool if, every week, we could feature one article from our infant list of Featured Articles. I've put together a temporary example page to show how the layout might work. What do you guys think of this idea? -- Dan Carlson 15:44, 16 May 2004 (CEST)

It would work better if the area were boxed, and perhaps with a grey background. -- Michael Warren 18:16, 16 May 2004 (CEST)

Okay, I've tried to take your suggestion into consideration, by making all of the tables into the boxed style for the front page. But because the "Featured Articles" table was getting so cramped, I ended up making a separate row for the Article of the Week, and I added another box for the latest episode. (If someone has a better idea for something to put in that box, please speak up!) -- Dan Carlson 16:31, 23 May 2004 (CEST)

The new front page is much improved. However, I have one suggestion. The article of the week summary should have a link directly to the actual article. Currently, the fastest way to get to the entire Khan article would be to go to Featured Articles and then to the Khan article. Just a thought. -K 16:59, 9 Jun 2004 (CEST)

Surely there should be a link to this weeks article included in the write-up! --Steve 16:57, 9 Jun 2004 (CEST)

Gyaah! Thanks for catching that, Steve! ;-) -- Dan Carlson 17:26, 9 Jun 2004 (CEST)

Ehm, guys? The 'article of the week' is getting close to being the article of the month. It's been there for 3 weeks already. Time for a change perhaps? -- Redge 16:14, 18 Jun 2004 (CEST)

Redge, you should try reloading the front page. It's been updated every week! (Granted, I missed the update this week and just did it now, but that's only two days, not three weeks... ;-)) -- Dan Carlson 19:34, 18 Jun 2004 (CEST)
I'm so sorry! I use Opera and I had forgotten that I need to reload the page. You're right, I still had Khan as the article. As a side note: Is there any page or such where we can vote on/nominate articles of the week? Or would that be to much trouble? -- Redge 23:03, 18 Jun 2004 (CEST)



February 27th, 2005

Since the Article of the "Week" has been up for weeks, I made Sickbay this week's Article Of The Week. Ottens 13:33, 27 Feb 2005 (GMT)

March 6th, 2005

Suggest "Babel One", since this is a very recent ENT episode which got aired recently... Ottens 13:33, 27 Feb 2005 (GMT)

March 31st, 2005

As "Babel One" has been Article of the "Week" for more than a week, I made Excelsior-class this week's Article of the Week. --Defiant | Talk 15:49, 31 Mar 2005 (EST)

April 11th, 2005

Changed "Article of the Week" to First Battle of Deep Space 9. --Defiant | Talk 14:03, 11 Apr 2005 (EDT)

April 18th, 2005

Changed "Article of the Week" to "Yesterday's Enterprise", as First Battle of Deep Space 9 has now been up for a week. --Defiant | Talk 01:36, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

April 25th, 2005

Changed "Article of the Week" to Star Trek: Armada II, as "Yesterday's Enterprise" has been up for a week and I know of no other game article which has been Article of the Week before. I have now changed Article of the Week for about a month. If anyone has a problem with that, can you tell me, please? If not, that's cool too, but I don't want to get in the way! --Defiant | Talk 00:40, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

May 2nd, 2005

Changed "Article of the Week" to Enterprise (NX-01), as Star Trek: Armada II has been up for a week. Also, ENT Season 1 DVD is being released this week. --Defiant | Talk 23:15, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

May 9th, 2005

Suggest Section 31 as the next article of the week. -- Dmsdbo 13:16, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

May 9th, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Section 31, as suggested. --Defiant | Talk 11:02, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

May 17th, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Christopher Pike, as it seems like quite a while since a TOS article was Article of the Week. --Defiant | Talk 17:25, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

May 24th, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Hirogen. --Defiant | Talk 14:17, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

May 31st, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Tal Celes, which has very recently been accepted as a featured article. --Defiant | Talk 01:42, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

June 7th, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Second Battle of Chin'toka. --Defiant | Talk 00:18, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

June 15th 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Intrepid-class. --Defiant | Talk 14:11, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

June 21nd 2005

I suggest Ayala. (Is that how I put the date? The day it would change, or do I put the day I posted this. If so, it's actually June 21st.) -AJHalliwell 17:35, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

June 22nd, 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Ayala, as suggested. --Defiant | Talk 11:18, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

July 4th 2005

Could Deep Space 9 be this week's article? Tough Little Ship 17:40, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)

July 7th 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Deep Space 9, as suggested. And make a suggestion of my own, for July 14th, I'd like to suggest "Bolian" --AJHalliwell 01:21, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)

July 14th 2005

As it was my suggestion, and I'm changing it, I hope there's no problem in putting Kor instead of Bolian (as Bolian isn't really the best material for A.O.T.W.) Changed Article of the Week to Kor. - AJHalliwell 05:42, 15 Jul 2005 (UTC)

July 21st 2005

Changed Article of the Week to Star Trek: Armada, from Kor. - AJHalliwell 05:05, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)

July 28th 2005

Changed Article of the Week from Star Trek: Armada, to "The Aenar" episode. - AJHalliwell 07:26, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)

August 4th 2005

Changed Article of the Week from ENT: "The Aenar" episode, to Constitution-class. - AJHalliwell 04:15, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Okay, something about the picture and the title being so long makes this not look so good on our main page, so I'm gonna change it to "Court Martial" instead, and de-strike Constitution-class. - AJHalliwell 05:11, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Augest 11th 2005

Changed Article of the Week from TOS: "Court Martial", to Katherine Pulaski. If I'm not the one who changes it next week, might I suggest "Martok". - AJHalliwell 08:03, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

August 18 2005

Changed from Katherine Pulaski to Thy'lek Shran. - AJHalliwell 04:23, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

August 25 2005

Changed from Shran to "Storm Front, Part II". - AJHalliwell 01:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

September 2nd 2005

Changed from "Storm Front, Part II" to M-113 creature. --Defiant | Talk 12:00, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)

September 8th 2005

Changed from "M-113 Creature" to The Bolians. - AJHalliwell 03:16, 9 Sep 2005 (UTC)

September 17th, 2005

A couple days behind, but might I suggest staying on course of changing it every Thursday morning. Also, Changed from Bolians to ENT: "Affliction". - AJHalliwell 06:14, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Next week's post should honor Winn Adami. (unsigned)

  • Actually, that's not a bad idea. Her article is pretty good, and come on, you gotta love to hate her! I think Bajoran B-Person (was that who suggested it?) would be proud. --Schrei 04:25, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

September 22 2005

I "suggest" Dominion War based on nothing other than the fact that I'm about to start watching the actual "war" part of the Dominion arc and no one cares about this page. It's obvious that we're going to be the Featured Wikicity for October, and even though Wikicities' featured wiki is peanuts compared to stuff like Slashdot, we should still make a good impression. Something spiffy with lots of pictures like Benjamin Sisko or USS Defiant would be great. I'd suggest Cloaking device, except the background information section makes us look really bad. (What's wrong with simple accepting continuity errors?) Either way, we should avoid having episode pages as article of the week during the next month in my opinion. --Schrei 06:07, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

29 September 2005

Changed AOTW to "Emissary". --Defiant | Talk 01:05, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)

6 October 2005

Intrepid-class has recently been heavily expanded. I suggest it for next week's Article of the Week. Ottens 12:19, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Changed article to Intrepid-class, as suggested. --Defiant | Talk 23:30, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

13 October 2005

Changed to First Battle of Chin'toka, as we haven't had a battle in a while. Is there a more efficient way of logging these, cause this seems kind of odd, and isn't really how it's done else where on the site, is it? (PS: I'm aiming to keep this changing every Wednesday night) -AJHalliwell 03:56, 13 Oct 2005 (UTC)

19 October 2005

Your guess is as good as mine. However, I'd like to see Dukat featured... If you need to ask why, you really don't deserve to know. Vedek Dukat 05:10, 20 Oct 2005 (UTC)

22 October 2005

Occupation of Bajor deserves to be article of the week (I don't care if Bajoran topics are unpopular :P) considering the amount of info on it. --Schrei 08:24, 22 Oct 2005 (UTC)

5 November 2005

Since the Occupation has been up for a while now I'd like to suggest the Delta Flyer or Kurn as the next AotW. Logan 5 19:21, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

It was "Tribunal" until someone changed it... I assume that was a vandal and no one noticed, or was there a problem with my description? --Vedek Dukat (Talk) 20:25, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

19 November 2005

The Next Generation hasn't had a featured article since Pulaski, since then it's mostly DS9 with a few scattered Enterprise articles. I think it would be good if the next article came from TNG, either a character like Riker/Crusher or something like Exocomp or Saucer separation. Logan 5 21:40, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I'd encourage you to be bold and update it yourself, as this is clearly not considered vandalism by now. To be honest I don't think most people care. I was the first non-admin apparently, due to the "policy" that was here at the time (see my talk page). Weyoun 22:08, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

30 November 2005

Rather than making an argument, I'll start with a list of the series from which the AotW came in past weeks (most recent to least):

I bet no one thought about it til I listed them outright, but that's a lot of DS9! :-P I recommend something from VOY or TOS (or even TAS) next time. Weyoun 16:42, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Whenever we change the AotW... I'd like to see TNG as well. Just a thought. --Madame Arsenic 18:21, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)


March 31st 2005

"Emissary" has to be moved from the list of episodes, as the article is about the figure in Bajoran mythology and not about the DS9 episode. --Defiant | Talk 15:56, 31 Mar 2005 (EST)

April 11th 2005

Moved Emissary article. --Defiant | Talk 05:25, 11 Apr 2005 (EDT)

June 24th 2005

Instead of writing summaries of articles, why not go with the first few hundred words, and have a 4042 more bytes link at the end? It should simplify the process and direct traffic to the actual article, where tools like "what links here" and "discussion" work. --Short Circuit 01:04, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

August 30th, 2005

I think the reason this get's so little activity is at least partly because most people (like me until about 10 seconds ago) don't know it exists. --Schrei 01:24, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)


Expanation of new system

First off, you've probably noticed there's a lot less content here than there was before. :) This is because the way in which we did the AotW process was overly complicated and unwieldy. Basically, people can now put suggestions, questions, or comments on this page (no need for dates, that's what timestamps are for - if it's a suggestion for an article, the subject should be the article's name). When it's time to choose the AotW, the main list at Memory Alpha:Featured articles is where we select from; once an article has been the AotW, its name is bolded and it is considered ineligible. Sorry if I missed anything when I converted from the struck-out names to the main list, there were a lot of articles and some were even on one list but not the other. Anyway, this should unify and streamline the process greatly. If you have any concerns or just plain don't like the changes, feel free to say so here. Hopefully that will clear up any confusion though. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 23:07, 9 Jan 2006 (UTC)


I guess it couldn't hurt to post this week's AotW here as an example for people who want to make a suggestion for an article. Luther Sloan's blurb is the perfect length, and note that it doesn't cite sources because the main page description shouldn't do that (I don't think so anyway). BTW was this page agreed upon? I haven't been keeping up on recent developments. Weyoun 07:59, 16 Jan 2006 (UTC)

No, this wasn't agreed upon. I moved the page here (as well as the other changes noted above) unilaterally so I could create a redirect and make it easier to get here. That way people might participate in this process more - see archive for what I mean. I didn't think this would be a controversial move (literally or figuratively :P) but if anyone has any objections to it then I apologize. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 01:54, 17 Jan 2006 (UTC)
The change was quite welcome, I was just curious. Great job as usual. :-) Weyoun 03:21, 17 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Luther Sloan

Luther Sloan, posing as a Starfleet captain in 2374.

Luther Sloan was a Human operative of the clandestine intelligence agency Section 31. Though he and the rest of Section 31 operated independently of Starfleet Intelligence and performed actions most Federation citizens would consider morally reprehensible, he saw himself as doing what was necessary to protect it. So great was his dedication to protecting and preserving the Federation that he was willing to do almost anything, even cutting ties to his family and friends and resorting to genocide.

Sloan once described himself as "a man of secrets", and indeed he lived in a world of mystery and deceit. His wife Jessica and their children lived on Earth, but due to his line of work, he almost never saw them. This made the marriage "a living hell" for Jessica, but Sloan saw it as a necessary sacrifice. Ultimately however, Sloan died wishing he could apologize for cheating Jessica and the rest of his family out of being in his life -- and for cheating himself, for when he looked back on his life, it was as if he had never existed.


I think a great article of the week (starting January 22 midnight) would be USS Enterprise-D. Below is a sample summary. --Galaxy001 06:38, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 3-7

The Enterprise D

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a Galaxy-class starship launched in 2364, the fifth Federation starship to bear the name. It served as the flagship of Starfleet for the duration of its lifetime.

With a total of 42 decks, the USS Enterprise-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the Constitution-class ships of over a century earlier; it carried a combined crew and passenger load of about 1014. (TNG: "Remember Me", "Rascals", "Genesis") Crewmembers of ensign rank were required to share crew quarters, but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to lieutenant, junior grade. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

Although Picard commanded the Enterprise most of its life, his first officer, William T. Riker, was field promoted to captain in 2367, following Picard's capture by the Borg and assimilation as Locutus. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") In early 2369, the Enterprise was briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico, as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the Cardassian planet of Celtris III. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I" and "Chain of Command, Part II")

That sounds good, but I just realized there's no rule about including or excluding citations on the AotW. I always leave them out because of personal preferences, though I've seen it done both ways. Does anyone feel strongly either way? --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 07:09, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I guess the citations does make it look more messy. Its a great candidate for the AotW, but we can leave out the citations in the summary. --Galaxy001 20:10, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Looks good, but I'd like to make a suggestion: the line about sharing quarters doesn't seem absolutely necessary for the AOTW blurb, and I think it would be better to have another paragraph following the info on the captains with a condensed list of the ship's activities (i.e. its first contacts, importance to diplomacy, and combat). Something like what's seen here, maybe even that same exact paragraph. As far as keeping or leaving out the references, I agree that it's probably just a personal preference. -- SmokeDetector47( TALK ) 21:18, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

How about this. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 22:56, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

The USS Enterprise-D was a Galaxy-class starship launched in 2364, the fifth Federation starship to bear the name. It served as the flagship of Starfleet for the duration of its lifetime. Although Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the Enterprise most of its life, his first officer, William T. Riker, was field promoted to captain in 2367, following Picard's capture by the Borg and assimilation as Locutus. The Enterprise was also briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico in 2369 while Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the Cardassian planet of Celtris III.

Under Picard's command, the Enterprise became the most celebrated Galaxy-class ship in Starfleet. The crew made official first contact with a multitude of new species, including the Borg Collective, the Ferengi Alliance and the Q Continuum. Its diplomatic efforts helped cool tensions amongst minor races and prevent dramatic upheavals to the security of the Federation, such as the Romulan aid of the Duras during the Klingon Civil War and a Cardassian strike near the McAllister C-5 Nebula. It fought off some of the Federation's toughest foes before s8ffering a warp core breach in 2371 during the Klingon Civil War.

Looks good... in the second paragraph, just remove the hyphen in Galaxy class, fix "suffering," and change "during the Klingon Civil War" (it was over for three years by then) to something like "while protecting the Veridian system." Otherwise it's perfect. -- SmokeDetector47( TALK ) 23:08, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Very nice. --Galaxy001 00:17, 23 January 2006 (UTC)


Now that the Enterprise D week is up, may I suggest an episode for a change? If possible, I was thinking the episode "Prototype". Here is an example summary:


Automated personnel unit 3947

The screen is black, although white noise can be seen occasionally. After a few seconds, a black and white image of the USS Voyager comes into view from a distance. As the vessel grows nearer, the screen continues to flicker and a bar with constantly changing alien symbols appears at the bottom of the screen. Suddenly, there is a sensation of the viewer being transported somewhere.

The camera rematerializes in a transporter room aboard Voyager. Still in black and white, Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres can be seen next to an unidentified officer. She approaches, staring into the camera, and says that "it" is incredible. Tuvok joins her and reminds B'Elanna that it also poses a potential security risk. Captain Janeway looks on curiously as B'Elanna observes that it is losing power. Although Tuvok suggests that they let the power source run out and observe it while it is incapacitated, B'Elanna insists that they may not be able to get it to work again and will have lost a valuable opportunity to study it. Erring on the side of exploration, Janeway agrees with B'Elanna and gives Tuvok a teasing look. As the three of them gaze at the camera, the picture becomes fuzzy and cuts to static.

As the camera zooms in, Harry and B'Elanna's hands can be seen performing the operations in question and their subject's metallic, humanoid-shaped head can be seen.

It was kind of hard to decide how to summarize an episode article this big. If anyone else has any better suggestions, please post them, although I think the image is nice. --Galaxy001 06:19, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

The episode summary is way too long for my tastes and I haven't read it through, but I reorganized the BG info and can't think of a reason to deny it AotW status. Sorry I'm late. :) --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 18:43, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Enterprise turn?

Just a note to say that the rotation of the AoTW has been great recently. The last four weeks we've had an FA from each series TOS/DS9/TNG/VOY and a variety of cats: Character/Char/Ship/Episode. I'd suggest we keep it up and make something from ENT the AoTW next week. I'd propose either another Episode or possibly Harad Sar's ship. Ideally we could do technology or Event but I don't think that series has much left in the way of FAs in those categories. Logan 5 16:20, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Yah, that sounds like a good idea. I think it should not be an episode because that was last times AoTW. I don't know much about ENT, so I would appreciate suggestions. --Galaxy001 22:24, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I'm not sure if we have any, but I would really like to see either a novel, or a TAS episode. I don't think we've ever had one from either. Jaz talk | novels 22:33, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Based on what I have seen, I don't think that there are any featured TAS or novel articles. I don't know though. I do like the idea of ENT though. I have suggested the past two AoTW's though and would like to hear other ideas.--Galaxy001 22:36, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
      • The problem with TAS is that it's by far the smallest in terms of episode (30 or so I think) and isn't shown anywhere, which means people don't catch it on TV and go, "might as well watch that." I've personally never seen it. As for novels... Hmm... That would be a great experiment, getting a novel page featured to establish what needs to be covered on those pages and set a precedent for other pages. I don't know if we have any comprehensive novel pages, but the Star Trek: Titan page might be a good candidate for that project, although the "cover non-canon concepts in bold" idea means you'd have to be pretty darn thorough. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 23:58, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
  • You're not missing much with TAS. If you ahem, have the VHS, and want some back-up copies, they are fairly accessable on Kazaa and Limewire. Jaz talk | novels 00:40, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Hmmm.... That would definitely be very interesting to do a novel. I don't agree as much with doing that because I think that Star Trek is more of a TNG, VOY, DS9, ENT, TOS sort of thing (the main shows) but we could go for a novel. I could support that, but not as inthusiastically. But on the other side, yay, I think Starchild has a good idea about doing a different species. --Galaxy001 01:32, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Kiaphet Ammansor

A Xindi-Aquatic female (2153)

The Xindi Aquatics are a non-humanoid race that has evolved to living underwater. They are one of the six original species of Xindi, with whom they share a common genetic ancestry.

They are complicated and enigmatic and have been known to over analyze, taking an excruciatingly long period of time to come to decisions. They once took six days to agree to attend a specific meeting of the Council. However, the Aquatics' prudence was at times what kept the Council from breaking apart, which is why Degra had them build the weapon.

They respond better to visual stimuli and are extremely suspicious of the spoken word. They admire boldness and confidence and treat harsher tones with suspicion.

One of their representatives to the Xindi Council is Kiaphet Amman'sor, a member of the extremely wealthy Ibix Dynasty. She wields considerable power within the Xindi hierarchy.

Comments? --Galaxy001 22:54, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I added a few more links, and changed up some of the sentences from their page. See below. Logan 5 17:21, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Kiaphet Ammansor

A Xindi-Aquatic female (2153)

The Xindi-Aquatics are a non-humanoid race that has evolved in an underwater environment. They are one of the six original species of Xindi, with whom they share a common genetic ancestry.

Xindi-Aquatics respond better to visual stimuli and are extremely suspicious of the spoken word. They admire boldness and confidence and treat harsher tones with suspicion. They are complicated and enigmatic and have been known to over analyze, taking an excruciatingly long period of time to come to decisions. They once took six days to agree to attend a specific meeting of the Xindi Council. However, the Aquatics' prudence and deliberate pace was at times what kept the Council from breaking apart under strain from the disparate Xindi Species.

It was precisely because of their prudence and relative neutrality among the Xindi that the Council chose to have the Aquatics build the Xindi weapon which they planned use against Earth. Shortly after, construction of the weapon began in a Xindi-Aquatic underwater complex on Azati Prime.

Various thoughts and D'deridex class

This page has been a huge success compared to the previous state of the AotW process (see archives above). Thanks for helping bring back the collaborative spirit of MA. If the flow of the suggestions, comments, etc remains steady, I'll start archiving discussions on a monthly/bimonthly basis so we don't have to look at the same old blurbs. Perhaps an archive of AotW blurbs would be be nice, although I don't know if anyone would care to read it.

I'd like to see D'deridex-class become our AotW, but there are a couple of things I think we need to fix up. It should have a longer lead-in (possibly the same two to three paragraphs we use for the AotW blurb), and it would be nice if all that italic text was in a background section. Maybe one of our starship buffs can help out with this? --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 19:40, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Yah, I'd definately go for the D'deridex class! I am a bit early, but here is a sample summary, if you are interested:

T'Met firing disruptors

D'deridex-class warbird in 2374

The massive D'deridex-class, or Type-B Warbird one of the most advanced vessels in the Romulan Star Empire and served as the backbone of the Romulan fleet during the mid- to late-24th century.

Roughly twice as long as a Federation Galaxy-class starship, the D'Deridex-class warbird had a notable advantage in fire power, than its Federation counterpart, but a lower overall maximum speed and less combat maneuverability.

Like earlier Romulan warships, D'deridex-class Warbirds were equipped with cloaking devices, which protect them from detection in most evasive situations. However, cloaked Warbirds radiate a slight subspace variance at warp speeds, therefore ships traveling at speeds above warp 6 run a much greater risk of being detected through their cloak. While traveling under cloak, all electromagnetic emissions, including communications, aboard a Warbird are carefully monitored.

The emergence of D'deridex-class Warbird in 2364, during an encounter with the USS Enterprise-D on the edge of the Neutral Zone, signaled the end of a fifty-three year Romulan isolation.

Any thoughts? --Galaxy001 03:39, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

I'd say put the second paragraph at the end, make sure the first sentence links to the main article and it's great. Logan 5 00:59, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
I tweaked it some. --Alan del Beccio 01:08, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


For the next AoTW, I suggest we do a person. We have been doing starships and species and we need another person. --Galaxy001 04:49, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Character wise we'd be limited to Landru, Janice Rand or Leonard McCoy if we wanted to go back to TOS and keep up that rotation. Bones might be a good one to have. Or I'd suggest maybe the Beta-5 computer? --Logan 5 17:52, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Leonard McCoy, 2267

Leonard McCoy in 2268

Leonard McCoy, M.D., was a noted Human physician and scientist of the 23rd and 24th centuries who served as ship's surgeon and chief medical officer aboard the Federation starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A for 27 years.

McCoy was an accomplihsed surgeon, xenophysician, exobiologist, and an expert in the field of space psychology. Born in the "Old-South" region of North America on Earth, in 2227, McCoy was commissioned to Starfleet in the 2350s. In his early career he made numerous medical advancements in virology and neurology before being promoted to Lieutenant Commander.

He joined the USS Enterprise, under command of James T. Kirk in 2266, replacing the outgoing Dr. Mark Piper as Chief medical officer and ship's surgeon. During his posting, Kirk liberally used the nickname, "Bones" (short for "sawbones", the ancient description of a surgeon) for McCoy and the name stuck for the remainder of their friendship.

How's this? --Logan 5 22:43, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Yah, that looks good to me! Any other thoughts? --Galaxy001 05:41, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Food for weekend thought

I like the rotation of series and categories we've had lately and think we should keep it up. After this week's character from TOS I think the next AoTW should be from TNG or DS9. My suggestion would be either an episode - both series have several that would work and it will keep options open for series like VOY or ENT that don't have as many other FA cats - or possibly an event like the Klingon Civil War or Dominion War. Thoughts? --Logan 5 15:02, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Hey! Let's do the USS Defiant! I'll put a sample summary below:

USS Defiant firing phaser cannons, 2373

The Defiant

The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the second Federation starship to bear the name, and the prototype of the Defiant-class of starships.

The Defiant had been first designed in 2366 as a new ship to fight the threat of the Borg, although it was officially designated as an escort vessel. The ship had been built but the receding Borg threat, numerous flaws and the fact that it almost tore itself apart during test cruises, convinced Starfleet to put the project on hold. Benjamin Sisko became involved in the project after transferring to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards after the destruction of the Saratoga at Wolf 359.

Soon after its arrival at DS9, the Defiant entered the Gamma Quadrant on a mission to open negotiations with the Founders of the Dominion. The starship came under attack by several Jem'Hadar ships and was boarded. The senior officers were taken to the Founders' homeworld and placed in a simulation by the Vorta Borath. Once Odo and Kira Nerys found them, the Founders allowed them to return home.

How does this look? I was not sure about the picture, but I thought it looked kind of cool. --Galaxy001 05:29, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
That looks good, though we just had a ship the week before so I was thinking of a different direction. But this is good, let's see if others have any thoughts. --Logan 5 13:45, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
I made a slight edit after this was posted to the Template page. I thought it could use better linking and a slightly more extensive last as it appears on Main Page is below. Logan 5 14:42, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

USS Defiant firing phaser cannons, 2373

The Defiant

The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the second Federation starship to bear the name, and the prototype of the Defiant-class of starships.

The Defiant had been first designed in 2366 as a new ship to fight the threat of the Borg, although it was officially designated as an escort vessel. The ship had been built but the receding Borg threat, numerous flaws and the fact that it almost tore itself apart during test cruises, convinced Starfleet to put the project on hold. Benjamin Sisko became involved in the project when he transferred to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards shortly after the destruction of the USS Saratoga at Wolf 359.

The Defiant was assigned to Deep Space 9 in 2371 and was immediately put to the test when it entered the Gamma Quadrant on a mission to open negotiations with the Founders of the Dominion. The starship came under attack by several Jem'Hadar ships and was boarded. Its crew was held and eventually released but his first encounter with the Dominion would not be its last. The Defiant remained at DS9 and saw extensive action during the Federation-Klingon War (2372-73) and the Dominion War.


I was thinking we could do a TNG episode for a change. How about "Timescape"? Here is a summary:

Romulan warbird power transfer

The Enterprise-D appears to be under attack from a Romulan warbird

Commander Riker is sitting on one of the beds in sickbay with two deep cuts on his forehead. While Dr. Crusher is scanning the cuts with a tricorder, she scolds him for playing parrises squares like he was twenty-one, and warns him that next time he injures himself she may not be able to treat him. Riker tells her that he wasn't playing parrises squares so Beverly guesses that he was injured in one of Worf's calisthenics programs, but again she is wrong and Riker tells her that it was, in fact, Spot who injured him - Riker promised to feed Data's cat while he was away (even though Will hates cats) and was attacked as he was going to feed Spot. Riker suggests that Beverly feed Spot and the doctor says that she'd be happy to. Riker is called to the bridge by Lt. Worf on the intercom and as Riker leaves sickbay for the bridge, he tosses Beverly a hand phaser, joking that she'd need it to feed Spot.

As Riker enters the bridge, Worf informs him that they have picked up a distress call on the long range sensors from a Romulan ship, claiming that they have suffered a total engine failure, power levels are falling and life support systems are failing. The distress call is possibly a trap but Federation policy is to give the benefit of the doubt in these situations, and because the USS Enterprise-D won't rendezvous with Captain Picard's runabout for another thirteen hours, Riker orders a course to meet with the Romulan ship but to have the shields raised and go to red alert as a precaution.

I wasn't exactly sure on what should be the image, but I think the one provided here sort of summarizes it all. :) --Galaxy001 00:24, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm not the best person to right episode summaries, but I think that first go round is a little long, and too verbatim for the article. If it's going on the main page it should be more of a teaser instead of jumping straight into action summary. Something like "The Enterprise responds to a Romulan distress signal against the better judgement of Riker. When they arrive they find the ship.....
When Picard et al return to the Enterprise they find the ship and the Romulan Warbird name of ship seemingly frozen in time. Worse, they appear to be locked in battle. Now Picard and his crew must decipher the mystery before them even as a warp core breach threatens the ship".
You know, something closer to that. Logan 5 03:56, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
All right, then. How does this look?


Romulan warbird power transfer

The Enterprise-D appears to be under attack from a Romulan warbird

Captain Picard, Lt. Cmdrs Data and La Forge and Counselor Troi are on board a runabout on course for a rendezvous with the USS Enterprise. Data turns helm control of the runabout over to the computer and joins the others, who are sitting at a table finishing their lunch, discussing the conference they attended on the effects of deep space assignments.

Soon, the runabout arrives at the rendezvous coordinates but there is no sign of the Enterprise. Geordi reads a faint, possibly metallic, signature, however power levels from the signature are negligible and appear fragmented. The runabout makes its way to the source of the signal but the fragmentation effect increases and the runabout slows further to compensate. Looking through the cockpit window the crewmembers' confusion turns to shock - the Enterprise and a Romulan warbird are in the midst of a battle, but the disruptor fire from the warbird is frozen in mid-blast and both ships appear suspended in time.

The three officers materialize on the bridge of the Enterprise and discover that vessel has taken some damage. Three Romulans are present, all armed with disruptors. The officers investigate further: Data moves to the operations officer station, Troi approaches Commander Riker, who lies on the floor with a Romulan over him, and Picard checks the command center. None of the consoles function but the console at Ops shows a massive power surge in main engineering. Information from tactical indicates that security teams have been dispatched to Transporter room Three and Sickbay.

We need to post this as soon as possible. --Galaxy001 05:28, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

My corrected version above. More links, some shorter sentences, etc. Logan 5 02:03, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

An event, perhaps?

I thought we might go with an event as the Voyager article since we haven't had one of those in a about the Borg-8472 war?

Borg 8472 battle

Borg cubes in battle.

The Borg-Species 8472 War was a brief but highly destructive six-month conflict from late 2373 to early 2374, fought between the Borg Collective and Species 8472. The conflict began when the Borg Collective learned of the existence of a Species 8472 who they considered "apex of biological evolution". The native dimension of Species 8472 was a realm known as fluidic space and the Borg invaded their territory through specially created quantum singularities. The move proved to be nearly fatal.

The forces of Species 8472 proved highly superior to that of the Borg their immune system was so efficient that any invader was immediately destroyed, including Borg nanoprobes. Moreover, Species 8472's organically-based technology was extremely powerful. Their bio-ships were impervious to all types of conventional weaponry, while their weapons were able to penetrate Borg shields with ease. They quickly removed the Borg from fluidic space.

The sudden incursion of a hostile alien species in their biologically homogeneous space was something intolerable to Species 8472 who saw their realm as contaminated. As a result they determined that the only option to protect their genetic integrity to launch an invasion of this dimension, starting with the Borg space in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was only after assistance from Captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager that the tide of battle was turned.

Sounds good to me. Sort of a change of what the theme is (episode, character, etc.) --Galaxy001 00:42, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

"The forces of Species 8472 proved highly superior to that of the Borg their immune system was so efficient that any invader was immediately destroyed, including Borg nanoprobes."
Just a small thing, but it'd read better if it was, "...proved highly superior to that of the Borg; their immune system was so efficient..." (note the semi-colon). At the moment, it's two seperate sentances that though related, shouldn't flow without interruption into one another. The semi-colon breaks up the flow of text, but allows for the relation to be noted. - Hayter 20:02, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

A race?

I was thinking (now that we are comming to the end of the week, time flies!) that we could do a race next. Perhaps the Ferengi would do. Any other ideas before we start putting in summaries? --Galaxy001 01:09, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

OK, the week is up, so here is a sample summary for this week:

Quark, 2375

Quark, a Ferengi male

The Ferengi are a spacefaring humanoid species native to the planet Ferenginar. Ferengi civilization was built on the ideals of pure Laissez-faire capitalism, where all other goals were subjugated to the pursuit of profit.

Their governing body known as the Ferengi Alliance was formed over a period of ten thousand years, beginning with the establishment of a system of currency, to their purchase of warp technology, and finally to its current state in the 24th century.

The Ferengi culture has roots similar to that of the many other species, filled with wars, violence and greed. However, Ferengi managed to avoid many of the worst aspects of an evolving culture and their social history is notable for the absence of atrocities such as slavery or genocide, a distinction the Ferengi feel makes them morally superior. Ferengi culture slowly grew out of its early stages by introducing a remarkable economic system that developed from early bartering systems to become one of the leading cultures in interstellar commerce.

Any suggestions? --Galaxy001 01:16, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Looks great! — THOR =/\= 01:33, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
All right then. If there are no further objections then, lets add it to the AoTW template!  :) Galaxy001talk 05:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I support this -- but I was wondering if, for a 24 hour period on WEdnesday 22nd, we could make a "William Shatner" article dominate the main page -- its his birthday ;) -- Captain M.K.B. 06:04, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Next week and bot

All right, as for next week, to keep the good variety (I hope I spelled that right), I motion that we should do an ENT character. So, I was thinking we could go for Gannet Brooks. I'll give a sample summary:

Gannet Brooks

Gannet Brooks.

Gannet Brooks was a Human news reporter who lived on the planet Earth in the mid-2150s.

The crew of Enterprise later discovered that Gannet Brooks had reconfigured her universal translator at the conference on Earth to record messages from all the other translators and had been spying on the delegates there. Ensign Hoshi Sato claimed that Brooks had accidentally triggered an identification protocol in the network, which Sato had tracked back to the source. Most of the Starfleet officers suspected that Gannet Brooks was a member of the xenophobic organization Terra Prime. However, Ensign Mayweather believed that Brooks may have simply been doing undercover research for a news report.

In Enterprise's brig, Brooks requested to speak with Travis Mayweather. When the ensign arrived, she complained that she had not yet spoken to her lawyer. She also revealed that she was actually working for Starfleet Intelligence, not Terra Prime. Ensign Mayweather found her story hard to accept, however. He believed that Brooks would be able to quickly arrange her own release, if she were being employed by Starfleet Intelligence. In an attempt to explain why she had not already done so, Brooks replied that she was aware that a Terra Prime agent could possibly be operating on board Enterprise. Her own identity would be compromised if she were to attempt to contact the head of her division.

Sombody else would probably be better at summarizing an ENT character (I have not seen that series), but I would like to know what people think of this. Also, wouldn't it be more convinient if we had a bot update the Article of the Week at the right time? That way we can vote on it and have it automatically updated. Just and idea. :) Galaxy001talk 17:46, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Does anybody else have any other ideas? If not, we should post this soon. Galaxy001talk 00:08, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
I had to rewrite this a bit, even though it's been on the homepage for a few days. The summary was nearly as long as the article (it's a short article) and there were several links missing.

Guidelines for changing the AotW:

  • Anyone can do the switch when Sunday rolls around, so long as it comes from MA:FA and you bold the article on that page once you add the blurb here.
  • However, it's customary to suggest an article on MA:AotW several days before that happens.
  • Please don't abuse the fact that this is not protected. :)
Gannet Brooks

Gannet Brooks.

Gannet Brooks was a Human news reporter who lived on the planet Earth in the mid-2150s.

In 2155 Brooks provided news coverage of a conference on Earth whose goal was the establishment of a Coalition of Planets. During this period she came aboard the Enterprise where the crew later discovered that Brooks had reconfigured her universal translator at the conference on Earth to record messages from all the other translators and had been spying on the delegates there. Most of the Starfleet officers suspected that Gannet Brooks was a member of the xenophobic organization Terra Prime. However, Ensign Mayweather believed that Brooks may have simply been doing undercover research for a news report.

Brooks later revealed that she was actually working for Starfleet Intelligence, not Terra Prime. In an attempt to explain why she had not revealed her true mission earlier, Brooks said that she was aware that a Terra Prime agent could possibly be operating on board Enterprise. Her own identity would be compromised if she were to attempt to contact the head of her division.

This might be a good time to just point out a few best practices for AoTW summaries. They really should not just be cut-and-paste paragraphs from within the article. Instead it serves the main page better to select highlights and rewrite them so as to provide a short summary of hte most interesting parts of the article without giving away all the details. Definitely all links need to be checked and ideally the 3 paragraphs should not be more than 4-5 sentences each. See for instance the Luther Sloan article intro and compare that to his main body, or the Orions article from last winter. Just some suggestions. Logan 5 14:47, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I just thought that it since it was time to change it, I should add it. I'll try to follow some of those guidlines. :) Galaxy001talk 05:03, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
The text this week is a little long, but apart from that I'm really not sure if rewriting would be a better alternative to "copy&paste". After all, the summary is supposed to be "from the article", which in turn is supposed to be "one of the best articles written by the community". A rewritten summary might be neither... -- Cid Highwind 08:30, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
I don't think a heavy rewrite is needed, but some sentences, etc make more sense in the flow of an article than they do out of context and that should be looked for. And definitely need to watch for linking and overall length. For instance, inside the article there may be 2-3 sentences with important links that would work well on main page but can be shortened to one sentence with all the same links, etc. I don't think promoting the article on the homepage with slightly (slightly) different language in any way impedes it's standing as "one of the best". Without seeming conceited, does the 2nd version of the current article not read a little better as a summary than the 1st version? Logan 5 17:50, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
Actually, the blurbs are rarely if ever taken directly from the article, as the blurb on here is meant to be tailored for the main page. On Wikipedia for example the blurbs are specifically written for the main page; here, it does say "from Memory Alpha's Featured Articles", but that's just saying "click here for more well-done articles". --Broik 18:02, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

1st Week in Apr

I think we need to do a TOS or pan-series article next. If we do TOS we pretty much have either an episode or character to choose from, but we just did a character so I'm not sure where people stand on that. If we do a pan-series I would suggest maybe Technology like the Transporter. Logan 5 17:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

The Klingon article would also be an example of something that's pan-series. That or transporter sound good. --Broik 18:05, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
We just did species then character. If we can avoid a repeat I think that's good, but if not we have way more characters than species so I'd suggest that route...but since no one else is chiming in

Galaxy class transporter pad

A Galaxy-class transporter pad

The transporter is a device capable of almost instantaneously moving an object from one location to another. The process of transporting an object or individual involves the scanning, dematerialization, transmission and reassembly an object. The act of transporting is often referred to as "beaming."

Early transporters were not very reliable and most were authorized for non-biological transports only. With the advent of safer transporters, biological transport became increasingly common and transporters became the most reliable form of short-range transport by the 24th century. Most space faring civilizations of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants employed transporter technology though transporters types varied among the different species of the galaxy. There were many advantages to utilizing transporters: On a planetary scale, small vehicles and spacecraft were no longer required to travel between locations; taveling by transporter was essentially instantaneous and an individual's sense of time while transporting was effectively non-existent.

Transporter operations, though much improved, continued to face limitations by this time and accidents involving the technology are still not uncommon.

How's that look? Logan 5 20:51, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Looks good to me! Galaxy001talk 23:18, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

this time around

In the absence of other candidates...

USS Enterprise-D saucer separation

Saucer separation on a Galaxy-class starship.

Saucer separation is an emergency manuever performed on some Federation starships involving the complete disconnection of the primary hull and the secondary hull. During the 23rd century separation was a one-time only event used only in a catastrophic emergency; the two sections could not reconnect easily following a separation.

In the 24th century starship classes were designed to routinely separate into one or more components. The procedure itself became more common and tactical, as well as emergency, uses became standard procedure. By this period separation technology had advanced sufficiently to be performed warp speeds. The procedure is extremely risky, with no margin for error; partially due to this, a high warp separation was never attempted prior to 2364.

yaaaaaaaaaaarrrr! Logan 5 00:42, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Been a couple of weeks...

Let's go with something different.

The Doctor, 2378

Robert Picardo as The Doctor

Robert Picardo is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for playing Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram, or simply, The Doctor, on Star Trek: Voyager.

Robert Picardo – or "Bob", as he likes to be called – was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27 October 1953. He attended William Penn Charter School, graduating in 1971, after which he attended Yale University. While attending Yale, he performed in several University productions and graduated with a B.A. in Drama in 1975.

In 1977, he made his Broadway (Manhattan) debut in a production of Gemini, and in 1981, made his feature film debut in the contemporary horror classic, The Howling. His other film credits include Explorers (movie) (1985, also with James Cromwell), Innerspace (1987), The 'burbs and more.

Logan 5 20:23, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I believe the article "Martok" should be the next Article of the Week

Behind schedule

Sorry, anonymous user, but it's been a while since we did TOS so I think that may be more appropriate. Maybe the next DS9 AoTW should be Martok, though...

V'ger cloud

USS Enterprise at the outer edges of the V'ger cloud

V'ger was an enormously powerful entity and one of the most extraordinary lifeforms ever encountered by the Federation when it briefly threatened the destruction of Earth in 2273.

At first sight, V'ger appeared to be a massive cloud that was far larger than a planet and generated nearly unheard of energy levels. On its approach to Earth V'ger destroyed three Klingon K't'inga-class cruisers that had been dispatched to intercept it. Not long after, the cloud encountered the Epsilon IX monitoring station and destroyed the station in much the same way as it had the Klingon vessels, but not before the crew of the Starfleet station were able to record the first significant data on the threat.

With the cloud just 54 hours away from Earth, Starfleet sent the newly refitted USS Enterprise make contact. All linguacode messages were ignored, and it became apparent that the object at the heart of the cloud was unable to comprehend the hailing signals.

Without objection, so passed...Logan 5 03:27, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Another 2 weeks

Or close to it...I suggest we keep up the rotation and use an ENT article. And I think it's time for an episode.

Enterprise (NX-01) leaving drydock

Enterprise is launched

A young Jonathan Archer paints a model of his father's spacecraft in San Francisco and recites a quote from a speech by Zefram Cochrane. Jonathan curiously asks about his father's ship, wondering if it will be bigger than Ambassador Soval's ship. Although Henry Archer does not fully understand the reasons behind the Vulcans' constraint of Human space flight, he believes that there must be an explanation.

Thirty years later, the wreckage of a crashed Klingon K'toch-class scoutship lies in a cornfield in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Klaang, the Klingon pilot of the craft, desperately flees from two pursuing aliens. The comotion attracts the attention of a farmer. Although Klaang eventually manages to kill the aliens, he is shot by Moore's plasma rifle.

Aboard an inspection pod, Jonathan Archer, now a captain in the Starfleet, and Commander Charles Tucker inspect the prototype NX-class starship Enterprise in a spacedock orbiting Earth. After being called back to Starfleet Medical, Archer attends a meeting where the fate of Klaang is discussed with several Vulcan dignitaries. It is decided that Enterprise will launch ahead of schedule on a mission to return Klaang to the Klingons' homeworld, Qo'noS.

Beuller? Beuller? Okay then. Logan 5 23:40, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Once more we're behind

DS9 is up again I think. Maybe a character?

Elim Garak, 2374

Elim Garak

Elim Garak was a Cardassian tailor and Promenade shopkeeper of Garak's Clothiers who lived on station Deep Space 9. Garak was a former operative in the Cardassian Obsidian Order but was exiled to Terok Nor following a fall from grace with his mentor, and father, Enabran Tain.

During his time as an operative, Garak was instrumental in the arrest and execution of Justice Procal, Gul Dukat's father. He also spent time on Romulus, posing as a gardener at the Cardassian embassy and was rumored to have been involved in several assasinations there. Following his betrayal of Tain, Tain ordered him killed but Garak escaped and was exiled from his homeworld of Cardassia Prime.

Garak kept contacts in the Cardassian Union after his exile, and when Starfleet took control of station Deep Space 9, he attempted on occasion to use his experience and his position as the only Cardassian still aboard to regain his usefulness. He was involved in the apprehension of Tahna Los, the escape of several important memebers Cardassian Underground in 2370, and the return of an abducted Major Kira. Garak also worked with Starfleet during the Dominion War and returned to Cardassia Prime after the Battle of Cardassia.

Logan 5 18:05, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Now what?

A couple of weeks have gone by, so how about doing something a little different like the United Federation of Planets?

United Federation of Planets logo

The Great Seal of the United Federation of Planets

The United Federation of Planets, also referred to as the Federation or UFP, is an interstellar state composed of planetary governments and colonies. The various members of the Federation are organized under the unifying goals of universal liberty, equality, peaceful coexistence, trade, science, exploration, and mutual defense. Its territory encompasses at least several dozen sectors in both the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, spread across nearly 8,000 light years of space. As of stardate 3219.8, the Federation was spread across more than 1,000 worlds. In 2268 there were at least 30 members, and by 2373, there were more than 150 members of the Federation, and over 1,000 semi-autonomous colonies. Many of the Federation member worlds were originally Human colonies, which is why Humans make up the majority of Starfleet personnel.

The Federation was founded in 2161 in San Francisco on Earth. The seeds of the Federation sprouted during a temporary alliance in 2154 during the search for a Romulan drone ship. That was when Vulcans, Humans, Andorians and Tellarites first united for a common cause. This led to the founding of the Coalition of Planets a year later, when United Earth, the Vulcans, the Andorian Empire, the Tellarites, the Denobulans, the Rigelians, the Coridaniteites, and several other worlds united in a common economic union. The Coalition continued towards unity over the next several years, and this ultimately led to the formation of the Federation.

How are we looking?  :) --Galaxy001talk 22:16, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Looks good to me. :) --From Andoria with Love 06:04, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

July 17

I should note that it's bad form to have an image of a person not facing twards the middle of the screen. Unfortunatly, that means that the only Tellarite image we have that fits is a 23rd century one. - AJ Halliwell 08:35, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


A Tellarite male

Tellarites were a sturdy humanoid species with distinguished snouts from the class M planet Tellar Prime, located not far from the Sol system. In 2161, they became one of the founding races of the United Federation of Planets.

Tellarites were known to be an impatient people with "stubborn pride". They had a propensity toward strong emotion. However, they enjoyed a good argument, which was even considered a sport on Tellar. Tellarites often began an interaction with a series of complaints; this was how they started arguments with someone they had recently met. If they had nothing to complain about they would simply insult the person. Because of their passion for arguing, Tellarites made excellent politicians.

In November 2154, a Tellarite delegation lead by Ambassador Gral was being transported to the planetoid Babel by the Enterprise to resolve a long standing trade dispute with the Andorians. The original conference agenda covered only trade regulations for the sector. A subsequent Romulan plot to destabilize the region had the opposite effect and created a temporary alliance among the Andorians, Vulcans, Humans, and Tellarites. The proceeding conference later helped bring peace to the strained Tellarite-Andorian relations...

July 28

Dukat insurgency program

Gul Dukat stands casually in Ops as the self-destruct counts down

The counter-insurgency program was a security measure designed for a hypothetical revolt by Bajoran laborers aboard Terok Nor.

It was installed by its commanding officer, then-Gul Dukat during the Occupation of Bajor because the Bajorans far outnumbered their Cardassian overseers. The program was designed so Dukat and his fellow Cardassian officers could interact with and control it, but if necessary, it could run independently. To ensure smooth operation, the program had several levels of severity to allow it to deal with a variety of scenarios, the focus being a revolt by laborers in ore processing. Naturally, Dukat omitted mention of the program's existence when control of what was now called Deep Space 9 passed to Benjamin Sisko in 2369.

If the workers escaped or the insurgency spread and resulted in an escape from ore processing, the program was set to take control of the station. Force fields would secure sensitive areas of the station's computer circuitry, Ops and the security office, with similar force fields blocking access to virtually every major doorway on the station.

The program was discovered by Miles O'Brien in 2371 while investigating the possibility of turning the ore-processing area into a deuterium refinery. Lack of knowledge about the program caused the crew to activate the program's higher levels once the stationwide program took effect...

August 6

Well, since it's "customary to suggest a week in advance," and to get this realigned to the wishful-thinking-(almost humorous) time schedule listed above, I suggest to be changed Aug6-06: "Ghosts". Also, I don't know if anyone else is seeing'm, but on my screen the main page doesn't give enough room to the words so it comes up two or three words, then a big space before the rest of the paragraph starts: so I shrunk the images a bit.


"Ghosts" - Marvel VOY issue #10

"Ghosts": Shadows of the past! is a Star Trek: Voyager comic book made by Marvel Comics in October 1997 in which Voyager encounters a temporal rift, showing them the Battle of Wolf 359.

En route to the Alpha Quadrant, the USS Voyager suddenly encounters an all-too-familiar sight: onscreen, they witness the carnage of the Battle of Wolf 359. Tuvok suggests it may be some elaborate deception, noting that the battle took place six years prior. Ensign Kim however, informs Captain Janeway that he detects high concentrations of chronitons, suggesting time travel is involved.

As Voyager backs away, the images of the battle disappear, but in their place, the crew detects several Federation escape pods. Tuvok again recommends caution, but Ensign Kim detects life signs on board, as well as a genuine Federation distress signal.

Further scans show the pods to be survivors of the USS Saratoga, the USS Roosevelt, and the USS Melbourne, the flagship of Admiral Hanson. Voyager is unable to communicate with the pods, so Captain Janeway orders the survivors to be beamed to sickbay. Tuvok informs her the transporter would be unsafe, due to the chroniton radiation, so the tractor beam is used to tow the pods into the shuttlebay. Janeway is still understandably apprehensive about the situation, so she orders security to meet her there to find out who or what is inside...

August 11

Design patents are a type of patent issued under United States of America law granted based on the unique appearance or concept of an item rather than its "usefulness." Design patents typically are sought for items where the appearance is as - or more - important than the underlying craftsmanship itself. So, things like jewelry, toys, furniture, car parts, etc. are frequently granted design patents.

From 1978 through 1987, Paramount Pictures sought and obtained various design patents for Star Trek designs. There seem to have been no other filings after 1987, and Paramount's legal department instead probably feels comfortable with existing copyright protections.

Their main usefulness is as a supplement to copyright protections. Whereas someone claiming a copyright in a work can prevent actual copies being made, a design patent can more easily be used to prevent the unauthorized creation of similar items which are not actually copies. Neither protection is absolute, but some counsel believe that having both is important where even the hint of similar design is a threat to the value of the original design.

The very first design patent issued on 25 November 1980 for Star Trek was for the duty uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Filed for in April 1979, it depicts the "ornamental design for a costume, substantially as shown". It is colorless (US patents are in black and white), is missing the uniform patch (the subject of a separate patent), and shows the rank of Captain.

August 31

(Whenever we change it again, since the last one was a little late) I suggest: ENT: "United". - AJ Halliwell 13:52, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

"United" - Aboard the prototype Romulan drone ship, Commander Tucker and Lieutenant Reed struggle to regain their footing as the ship is violently shaken. On Romulus, the drone ship's pilot works on erratically maneuvering the vessel. Ordering the pilot to stabilize the ship, in preparation for its imminent attack, Nijil reports that he is activating the vessel's multispectral emitters - its holographic "skin". In the dark vacuum of space, the drone ship swoops down and destroys a Rigelian scout ship, disguised as Enterprise NX-01.

Gathered around the situation table on the bridge of Enterprise, Captain Archer tells Ensign Travis Mayweather and Commander T'Pol that the visual record which was sent by the Rigelian ship showed Enterprise firing at the vessel. T'Pol tells him that she has discovered a method to detect the stealth vessel's warp signature, while Travis has designed a sensor grid which will extend Enterprise's range. Although the grid will require 128 vessels, it should prove to be an effective way to find the drone ship.

In sickbay, Shran jokes with Talas, as the doctor is treating her wound. Although Talas was only grazed, the phase-pistol that Naarg shot her with was set to kill. When Talas asks, Shran promises not to let her die unavenged. Phlox enters and apologetically asks Shran to leave. Before he does so, Archer enters and offers him a proposal. Shran doesn't listen to the captain's suggestion, wanting only to kill the Tellarites. As he leaves, Archer realizes that uniting the Andorians, Tellarites, Vulcans and Humans will prove harder than he thought...

And might I suggest, since it's been so long since we've had an episode (not including this one -- obviously) another episode next week, maybe TNG. - AJ Halliwell 00:01, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

September 12

As suggested, I put up "A Matter of Perspective". Summaries a bit shorter than usual to match the new "Did You Know." My suggestion for next week: Beta 5 computer. - AJ Halliwell 17:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

"A Matter of Perspective" - Lieutenant Commander Data informs the Captain that the Enterprise has arrived at Tanuga IV, and that the away team has completed its survey of Dr. Nel Apgar's research and is ready to return.

Picard enters the bridge, welcoming Lieutenant Commander La Forge back from completing a delivery of dicosilium to the Tanuga IV research station, where Doctor Nel Apgar is working to create Krieger waves, a potentially valuable new power source. The Captain asks where Commander Riker is, and La Forge replies that he is still on the station.

The chief engineer is somewhat hesitant about explaining, but says that nothing went wrong with the scientific part of the mission. Picard becomes even more curious about what happened on the station due to La Forge's somewhat evasive demeanor, but Geordi is saved by the proverbial bell when Riker voice is heard through the com asking to leave immediately.

Chief O'Brien engages the transporter to bring Riker back, but nothing happens, so he calls engineering, informing them of a power drain. The space station suddenly explodes, and O'Brien hasn't beamed Riker back yet as he is having trouble clearing the first officer's signal. After more trying, Riker is eventually brought back, but Dr. Apgar was still on the station. Riker asks why O'Brien is so surprised that he brought him back; O'Brien informs him of what just happened and Riker is visibly shocked...

October 18

Having been over a month, I changed to the suggested Beta 5. Next week's suggestion: K't'inga-class. - AJ Halliwell 23:39, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

It has been 2 weeks, I suggest a change to K't'inga-class. :) -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 20:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
I suggest changing the article of the week on November 5 to K't'inga-class unless someone thinks otherwise. I can make the change November 5 (or November 6 if I'm not around Sunday). -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 15:47, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

The K't'inga-class battle cruiser was the primary class of warship in service with the Klingon Imperial Fleet from the late 23rd century through the late 24th century.

Introduced in the early 2270s, the K't'inga-class cruiser was considered one of the most powerful warships in the Klingon Defense Forces, even serving as a flagship of the Imperial Fleet for a time during the 2290s.

K't'inga-class cruisers were in service as early as 2272, when the Epsilon IX station recorded the destruction of three K't'inga-class vessels by the V'ger entity. Starfleet's interest in the K't'inga-class cruiser was such that in 2285 the class of ship appeared in the Kobayashi Maru training scenario at Starfleet Academy. Interest in these vessels by the Federation would continue to appear well into the 2370s, as data on this class would commonly be found within numerous Starfleet files.

For nearly a century, the K't'inga-class cruiser proved to be a rugged, sturdy design that saw continuous use. In that they were much like their Federation counterparts the Excelsior and Miranda-class starships, whose usefulness out-lived contemporaries such as the Constitution-class cruiser.

With marked improvements, these warships saw continuous use as frontline and border patrol ships throughout the Klingon-Federation War (2372-73) and the Dominion War of the early-2370s. They were not always the ship of choice for all missions, however, as more agile craft like the Klingon Bird-of-Prey were better suited for some tasks.

Week of November 12

I suggest the next article to be Battle of Sector 001. -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 16:44, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Borg cube engaged at Sector 001

Starfleet vessels engaging the Borg cube at the Battle of Sector 001.

The Battle of Sector 001 was a confrontation between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in 2373, when a Borg cube attempted to assimilate Earth. Although the battle resulted in significant loss of life for the Starfleet forces, it was still considered a victory for the Federation. Unlike the infamous Battle of Wolf 359 some six years before, Starfleet proved to be more prepared to fight the Borg. The fleet, though out gunned, ultimately managed to successfully destroy the Cube.

The second major Borg incursion into Federation space began shortly before stardate 50893, when the colony on Ivor Prime was destroyed. Nearby Deep Space 5 detected the attack, and long-range sensors detected a single Borg vessel. A Federation fleet mobilized in the Typhon sector to intercept the Borg cube before it reached Earth.

The fleet opened fire, but to minimal effect. The defense perimeter was quickly shattered, with numerous ships being lost, as the cube continued on unrelentingly towards Earth. The surviving ships, including the USS Defiant and the USS Bozeman, assaulted the cube all the way to the Sol system. Realizing that the battle was not progressing well, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ordered the USS Enterprise-E back to Earth in violation of his orders.

Picard, taking advantage of his residual link to the Collective, took command of the fleet and ordered all weapons to be targeted on a seemingly non-critical point on the cube. The resulting barrage destroyed the cube; however, shortly before its destruction, the cube launched a small spherical vessel from its interior. The sphere began generating chronometric particles, forming a temporal vortex, and disappeared inside the vortex near the boundary of Earth's atmosphere, traveling back to 2063 and disrupting First Contact.

November 19

Nominate -- "Day of the Dove". --Defiant 12:24, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Kang, 2268

Kang, one of the most influential leaders and feared diplomats in the Klingon Empire.

"Day of the Dove" was the eleventh episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Responding to a distress call from Beta XII-A, a landing party from the Enterprise beams down to the planet. They find no evidence of a colony nor any indication that one was attacked. From the bridge of the orbiting Enterprise, Spock hails Captain Kirk and reports that a Klingon battlecruiser is approaching. Although Kirk authorizes the Vulcan to defend the Starfleet ship, Sulu determines that the Klingon vessel is totally disabled. A team of Klingons beams to the planet and approaches the Starfleet officers. Kang, the leader of the team, believes that Kirk is responsible for the damage to his ship and for killing four hundred members of his crew. As a result, the Klingon claims the Enterprise as his own and takes the captain prisoner. Both men are unaware of a strange anomaly nearby.

Kang threatens to torture one of the Starfleet prisoners, but has difficulty deciding which officer will suffer - until Ensign Chekov angrily cries out that Klingons killed his brother, Piotr Chekov, on Archanis IV. One of the Klingons uses an agonizer to inflict pain on the Russian. After much debating with Kang, Kirk authorizes Spock to beam the Klingon and Starfleet officers aboard the Enterprise. The landing party is beamed into the ship's transporter room, but the Klingons are suspended in transit and are later arrested.

November 26

Nominate: Boothby -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 16:29, 20 November 2006 (UTC)



Mr. Boothby is the curmudgeonly groundskeeper at Starfleet Academy in San Francisco on Earth. He was born in the mid to late 23rd century. He has been working at Starfleet Academy since about 2321 and has seen a lot of promising young cadets come and go, often offering up helpful advice and kind words; among them such prominent Starfleet captains as Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, Richardson, and Lopez.

Boothby was disdainful of herbicides and other high-tech devices, and preferred to tend to the grounds by hand. After a big parrises squares win in 2324, it took Boothby three weeks to repair the grounds following the celebration. In 2368, Boothby claimed that he was cranky because he had been forced to replant the same flower bed several times.

Picard considered Boothby one of the wisest men he ever knew. Boothby gave Picard a grand tour of the grounds following his arrival at the Academy. Boothby once caught Picard carving the initials A.F. into his prized elm tree. Boothby had more faith in Picard than Picard had in himself. The only thing Picard did which suprised Boothby was pinning a Ligonian within the first fourteen seconds of a wrestling match. At some point, Picard made some sort of mistake which jeopardized his Academy career. Had it not been for Boothby's advice to make the right decision, he might never have graduated.

December 3

Nominate: Breen -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 16:52, 29 November 2006 (UTC)


Thot Gor, representative of the Breen Confederacy (2375).

The Breen are a reclusive, powerful, and warlike humanoid race, native to the planet Breen in the Alpha Quadrant.

Shrouded in mystery, the Breen have been discovered to be one of the most underestimated races inhabiting the Alpha Quadrant. Historically, the Klingons were among the first to discover the consequences of underestimating the Breen. During the Klingon Second Empire, Chancellor Mow'ga ordered an entire fleet of Klingon warships to invade and conquer the Breen homeworld. The fleet never returned and was never heard from again.

Even by the 24th century, much was still unknown about the Breen and their otherwise politically unaligned government, known as the Breen Confederacy. The Federation, however, had limited knowledge of the Breen and were aware of Breen outposts located near a black cluster in 2368. In 2370, the Breen participated in a palio held at Deep Space 3, during which the Ferengi attempted to bribe the Breen pilot into throwing the race. In 2373, the Breen settlements on Portas V near the Demilitarized Zone dealt with the Maquis, supplying them with cold-storage units.

December 10

Nominate: Galaxy-class -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 15:50, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 3-7

The USS Enterprise-D, a Galaxy class starship.

The Galaxy class was a Starfleet vessel first introduced in the 2360s. It was the largest and one of the most powerful Federation starship classes of its time. As such, many saw action in the Dominion War.

The Galaxy class began development in the 2350s at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. Numerous technologies implemented on Galaxy class starships were tested aboard earlier prototype vessels, including the Oberth-class and USS Pegasus, in the 2350s. The warp core was designed at Outpost Seran-T-one on stardate 40052 by some of the most brilliant engineering minds in the Federation, including Leah Brahms of the Theoretical Propulsion Group.

The most famous Galaxy class ship was the USS Enterprise-D, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The ship made many official First Contacts with a multitude of new species, including the Borg Collective, the Ferengi Alliance and the Q Continuum.

December 17

Nominate: Phase cannon --Defiant 13:58, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Phase cannons1

Phase cannons being deployed.

A phase cannon was a phase-modulated energy weapon, a type of particle weapon which served as a successor to plasma cannons and as a precursor to the phaser of the 23rd and 24th centuries. The prototypes of ship-mounted phase cannons were first introduced by the Starfleet in the mid-22nd century, designed as the primary defense of NX-class starships and serving as a supplement for the lacking spatial torpedoes of the time. The first NX class vessel to test and actively use phase cannons in battle was the NX-01 Enterprise.

Designed as a starship-based version of the hand-held phase-pistol, the phase cannon was rated for a maximum power output of 500 gigajoules. The cannons of NX class starships were mounted on retractable turrets which extended from the ship's hull when deployed and rotated as it was being targeted. Like phase-pistols, phase cannons emitted a concentrated beam of energy that could be set at different yields.

The phase cannon assembly was equipped with multiphasic emitters and had a maximum yield of 80 gigajoules. Aboard an NX class vessel, the assembly was located on F Deck and could be accessed through a hatch near the torpedo room.

December 24

Nominate: Our newest FA, Cardassian history - 14:33, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Support: The article is well written and I also think it would make for a great AotW.


Cardassia Prime in 2375.

Cardassian history is perhaps one of the most brutal histories of the species inhabiting the Alpha Quadrant. Originally, the Cardassian homeworld was that of a deeply spiritual and artistic people, which soon fell into decay when famine and plague struck their civilization. Over the years, Cardassian society evolved to adopt a philosophy that sacrificed their individual freedoms for the greater good of the state and their society. For over five centuries, the iron fisted Cardassian military sought to solve Cardassia's problems through the conquest of numerous worlds and species throughout the galaxy, leading to an era of expansion and conflict. This ultimately left Cardassian civilization in ruins once again after suffering the staggering losses of two major wars.

The ancient Hebitians were a spiritual and peaceful civilization which thrived on Cardassia Prime centuries prior to the formation of the Cardassian Union. The Hebitian burial vaults were said to be magnificent and filled with many jeweled artifacts made of jevonite. Due to the planet's scarcity in natural resources, the impoverished society suffered from famine and disease, leading to millions of deaths. The frail population then turned to a militaristic ideology thus ending the Hebitian way of life.

December 31

Nominate: "Good Shepherd". --Defiant 16:44, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Voyager's ready room

Captain Janeway looks out into space from her ready room.

"Good Shepherd" was the twentieth episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: Voyager.

Captain Janeway looks out her ready room window into space as her door chirps. Chakotay enters and informs her that Seven of Nine wants to present her ship-wide efficiency report to the senior staff. Janeway says to put her on the schedule. Chakotay also reminds her that they'll be passing through a class-T cluster in the next couple of days, not important enough to alter course, but Janeway thinks it's at least important enough to send out the Delta Flyer and to get a full range of scans. Chakotay nods, and leaves.

On the bridge, Chakotay relays the captain's orders. He tells Tom Paris to prepare the Delta Flyer for the mission, and Harry Kim to do a level 3 analysis of the cluster. Harry Kim contacts Seven, asking her to increase metagenic resolution in the long-range sensors.

In astrometrics, Seven and Crewman Tal Celes, a young Bajoran woman, are working on the sensors. Seven types some data into a PADD and hands it to Celes, telling her to take it to Lieutenant Torres. Celes exits, and walks down the corridors to a turbolift. "Deck 11", Celes tells the computer as the turbolift begins whirring.


January 7

Nominate: "All Good Things..." -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 03:11, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Picard and Q, 2395

Ambassador Picard and Q in 2395

"All Good Things..." was the 25th episode of the seventh season and series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Following an evening date at the holodeck, Worf and Troi walk back towards Troi's quarters. When Worf is about to kiss her goodnight, Captain Picard, dressed in his bathrobe, walks out of the turbolift, disoriented. Upon asking which date it is, he tells them he is moving back and forth through time.

Discussing the situation with Counselor Troi, Picard suddenly finds himself 25 years in the future, at his vineyard. After a short moment of disorientation, he goes on tying the vines. A pleasant surprise, Geordi decided to pay him a visit, coming all the way from Rigel III. He admits Leah told him of Picard's Irumodic Syndrome, and Picard tells him it takes years for the Syndrome to run its course.

January 14

Nominate: Rene Auberjonois -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 19:24, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for portraying Constable Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has also directed many episodes of the series. Rene also appeared as Col. West in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, although his scenes were initially cut for the film's theatrical release. He also made guest appearances as Ezral in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Oasis".

Rene Auberjonois has been performing on the Broadway stage since the late 1960s, beginning with a revival of William Shakespeare's King Lear that ran from November 1968 through February 1969 with a total of 72 performances. During those same exact months, Auberjonois performed in another Broadway play called A Cry of Players, co-starring future DS9 guest star Frank Langella. In 1972, Auberjonois co-starred with Stephen McHattie in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

January 21

Nominate: Klingon -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 20:19, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


Klingon males (late 23rd century)

The Klingons (Klingonese: tlhIngan) are a humanoid warrior species that originates from the planet Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), an M-class planet. One of the major powers of the galaxy, the Klingons are a proud, tradition-bound people who value honor and combat. The aggressive Klingon culture has made them an interstellar military power to be respected and feared. Klingons believe that they have the instinctive ability to look an opponent in the eye and see the intent to kill.

The Klingon Empire was founded some time in the 9th century by Kahless the Unforgettable, who performed many heroic feats including the unification of the Klingon people when he killed the tyrant Molor. Kahless came to be revered in Klingon society to the point of near-deification, and many aspects of Klingon culture came to revolve around emulation of Kahless's life.

January 28

Nominate: Khan Noonien Singh -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa 19:01, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Khan Noonien Singh, 2285

Khan Noonien Singh in 1996

Khan Noonien Singh (or simply, Khan), was a genetically-engineered Human and the most prominent tyrant of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars on Earth. Khan reappeared with a cadre of Augment followers in the 23rd century and became a notorious enemy of James T. Kirk.

Records of the period, including Khan's origins, are vague. He was the product of a secret selective-breeding and genetic engineering program, based on the eugenic philosophy that held improving the capabilities of a man improved the entire Human race. Augments produced by the program possessed physical strength and analytical capabilities superior to ordinary Humans, and were created from a variety of Earth's ethnic groups. Khan's background was suspected to be Sikh, from the northern region of India.

February 4

Nominate: Tholian -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa (talk) 17:29, 6 February 2007 (UTC)


Loskene, a Tholian (2268)

The Tholians were an extremely xenophobic, non-humanoid race with a propensity for precision, native to the Alpha Quadrant.

In 2152 the Tholians made an unusual move and traveled far beyond their territory and actively sought to possess a 31st century Earth vessel discovered by the Earth starship Enterprise. Four Tholian ships intercepted and disabled the Vulcan cruiser Tal'Kir, while it waited to rendezvous with Enterprise. They would, in turn, attack and defeat the Suliban fleet that was in pursuit of the arriving Earth ship. They would then successfully remove the pod from Enterprise's possession, only to have the pod return to its proper timeline moments later.

February 11

Guinan (2366)

Guinan in Ten Forward (2366)

Guinan was the mysterious bartender at Ten Forward, the lounge aboard the USS Enterprise-D. She was well known for her wise counsel which had proven invaluable many times. She was an El-Aurian, a race of "listeners" who were scattered by the Borg. Q, however, once suggested that there is far more to her than could be imagined. One can only speculate as to the meaning of this.

Guinan was born some time before Earth's late 19th century on the El-Aurian homeworld. When she was a child, she had a Tarkassian razorbeast as an imaginary friend. When she was troubled she'd talk to it, and she enjoyed just curling up on his warm belly. As she grew older, she found that she talked to it less and less, but the idea always remained.

February 18

Nominate: Kurn -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa (talk) 20:36, 17 February 2007 (UTC)



Kurn was a Klingon warrior, the son of Mogh and younger brother to Worf. His true family name was kept secret until 2366, when Mogh was accused of being a traitor. Kurn later supported Gowron during the Klingon Civil War, and afterwards gained a seat on the Klingon High Council. However, he fell from grace when Worf refused to support the Klingon invasion of Cardassia. To regain his honor, his memory was wiped and he assumed a new identity.

Kurn was not a year old when his father Mogh left Qo'noS for Khitomer with his wife and older son Worf. However, because Kurn was so young, he was left in the care of Lorgh, a family friend. After his family was presumed killed at the Khitomer Massacre, Lorgh accepted Kurn as his own son. Kurn did not know his true family until he reached the Age of Ascension. Kurn eventually joined the Klingon Defense Forces and rose to the rank of commander.

February 25

Nominate: Tuvix -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa (talk) 21:03, 27 February 2007 (UTC)



Tuvix was the result of a transporter accident on the USS Voyager, combining Lieutenant Tuvok and Neelix in 2372.

The accident was the conclusion to an away mission to collect some orchid samples. Only one molecular pattern rematerialized, and formed a healthy organism combining everything regarding Tuvok and Neelix, including organs, enzymes, and memories. According to The Doctor, Tuvix also possessed: "... Tuvok's sense of intellectual superiority, and Neelix's annoying ebullience." Despite repairs having just been made to the transporter, no fault could be found in the logs at the time of the accident.

March 11

Nominate: Delta Flyer -Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa (talk) 19:19, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Delta Flyer

Delta Flyer

The Delta Flyer was a unique Starfleet shuttlecraft constructed by the crew of the USS Voyager in the Delta Quadrant in 2375. The vessel was designed to handle environments that would be too hazardous for a standard shuttlecraft. The vessel was a blend of Starfleet and Borg technology, designed in collaboration between B'Elanna Torres, Tom Paris, Tuvok, Harry Kim and Seven of Nine. It featured an ultra-aerodynamic tetraburnium alloy hull, retractable warp nacelles, parametallic hull plating, unimatrix shielding, and a Borg-inspired weapon system, including photonic missiles. To Paris' disappointment, the addition of dynametric tailfins was denied by Tuvok.

June 19

Nominate: Guy Vardaman --Tim Thomason 02:42, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Support Vardaman for this week's featured article. Sisko's can be next week's. :D --From Andoria with Love 03:01, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, but this is all very unprofessional. Wait, we're paid? --Alan 03:35, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.

June 24

Nominate: Benjamin Sisko --From Andoria with Love 02:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Support Sisko, he's more important than Vardaman.--Tim Thomason 03:11, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Benjamin Sisko, 2375

Benjamin Lafayette Sisko

Benjamin Lafayette Sisko was a famous Starfleet officer best remembered for his seven-year assignment commanding station Deep Space 9 in the Bajor sector. After discovering the Bajoran wormhole, he became known to the Bajoran people as the Emissary of the Prophets. He fought the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 and was a key player in the Dominion War.

Sisko was born in 2332 in New Orleans, Earth. His mother had been possessed by a Prophet – a non-linear alien species which lived in the then-undiscovered Bajoran wormhole. The Prophet had used Sarah Sisko to ensure that Benjamin would be born and take his rightful place as Emissary of the Prophets.

Sisko met his future wife, Jennifer, soon after graduating from Starfleet Academy in 2354. The two produced a son, Jake. Tragically, Jennifer was killed at Wolf 359 in 2366. Three years later, Sisko was assigned to command Deep Space 9, with he and his son residing on the Cardassian-built space station. Although he intended to resign from Starfleet at this point, his subsequent encounter with the Prophets allowed him to let go of the past and remain aboard Deep Space 9 to fulfill his duty – and his destiny.

July 3

I choose you, Pikachu! Er, I mean... I Nominate: "Relics"

Montgomery Scott, 2369

Montgomery Scott in 2369

"Relics" is the 130th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the fourth episode of the show's sixth season. It originally aired during the week of 13 October 1992.

The USS Enterprise-D picks up a distress call from the USS Jenolan, a transport vessel that has been missing for 75 years. As the Enterprise drops out of warp to respond to the signal, the starship is rocked violently by a massive gravitational field. They trace the field to its center and discover a massive spherical structure. The sphere's dimensions are consistent with those of the (until then) theoretical structure known as a Dyson sphere. The sphere's size creates massive gravimetric interference that interferes with sensors, preventing the Enterprise from locating it before the ship had dropped out of warp.

The Enterprise locates the Jenolan, having crashed on the surface of the sphere. Surprisingly, power readings are still emanating from the crashed ship and life support systems are still operating. Commander Riker, Lt. Cmdr. La Forge and Lt. Worf beam aboard the Jenolan and find that, although some of the ship's systems are still functioning, there are no apparent signs of life. However, La Forge discovers that the transporters have been reconfigured in a strange manner – power has been drawn from the auxiliary systems (they were a regenerative power source) while the rematerialization subroutines have been intentionally disabled, with the phase inducers being connected to the emitter array and the pattern buffers locked in a diagnostic cycle. Furthermore, a pattern is still in the buffer and, amazingly, it has suffered almost no degradation. Riker wonders if someone could survive in the transporter buffer for 75 years and La Forge finds out by rematerializing the stored pattern. Captain Montgomery "Scotty" Scott materializes on the transporter pad.

July 13

Nominate: Star Trek design patents. Actually, it was chosen by Sulfur, and I second it. Can we make it an AotW now? :P --From Andoria with Love 19:39, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Detail of an Issued Design Patent

Design patents are a type of patent issued under United States of America law. (Other locations have similar protections but they are called different things.) The patent is granted based on the unique appearance or concept of an item rather than its "usefulness". Design patents typically are sought for items where the appearance is as - or more - important than the underlying craftsmanship itself. So, things like jewelry, toys, furniture, car parts, etc. are frequently granted design patents.

Design patents have a life in the US of 14 years from the date of issuance. Their main usefulness is as a supplement to copyright protections. Whereas someone claiming a copyright in a work can prevent actual copies being made, a design patent can more easily be used to prevent the unauthorized creation of similar items which are not actually copies. Neither protection is absolute, but some counsel believe that having both is important where even the hint of similar design is a threat to the value of the original design.

From 1978 through 1987, Paramount Pictures sought and obtained various design patents for Star Trek designs. There seem to have been no other filings after 1987, and Paramount's legal department instead probably feels comfortable with existing copyright protections.

In each instance of a design patent at least one "inventor" has to be listed. The inventor can never be the corporation, it has to be an individual or individuals. It is sometimes interesting to see who gets credit for what on the official documents.

July 20

Self nominate: Cardassian. This page just had a major overhaul and has recently become a featured article. - Thot Prad 05:41, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Damar, 2375

Damar, a Cardassian male

The Cardassians are a humanoid species from the Alpha Quadrant. They are native to the planet Cardassia Prime, capital world of the Cardassian Union. Known throughout the Alpha Quadrant for their ruthlessness, the Cardassians became one of the greatest enemies of the Federation and Klingon Empire when they joined the Dominion in 2373. Their xenophobic attitude towards other species was well established throughout the quadrant after the Setlik III massacre during the Cardassian Wars, as well as when their atrocities from the Occupation of Bajor were revealed after their withdrawal in 2369.

In its ancient history, before Cardassia became a military dictatorship, the Cardassian society was known as the Hebitians. It was home to fine art and beautiful architecture. Once the Hebitian civilization fell into decay from lack of natural resources, millions of Cardassians were starving and the planet was subjected to utter anarchy. Though the Hebitian society and way of life eventually became extinct, the remaining Cardassians turned to the military to solve their problems. This began the Cardassian policy of expansion into the galaxy, to provide the much-needed natural resources to sustain its population. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II"; DS9: "Duet")

July 30th

I nominate Ezri Dax. --Örlogskapten 11:20, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Ezri Dax, 2375

Ezri Dax

Ezri Dax, formerly Ezri Tigan, was a joined Trill, the ninth host of the Dax symbiont and served as counselor aboard Deep Space 9, beginning in 2375. After the previous host of the Dax symbiont, Jadzia Dax, had died, the Dax symbiont was rushed to Trill on the starship USS Destiny. On the Destiny the symbiont status became worse and Ezri, as the only un-joined Trill on the ship, had to undergo the procedure of joining.

Following the joining, Ezri returned to Trill with the Destiny, and met with members of the Symbiosis Commission's Evaluation Board, who gave her counseling on how to deal with her new memories, but they were unable to help her further. With her friends and family having difficulty adjusting to her changed personality, and her own confusions about who she really was, Ezri took a leave of absence. She traveled to Earth and met a friend of the two previous hosts, Benjamin Sisko. Together with him, she uncovered the Orb of the Emissary, and restored the Prophets to the Celestial Temple.

She then took a commission on Deep Space 9 as counselor and remained there the rest of the war.
DS9: "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols", "What You Leave Behind"

August 6th

Lieutenant Commander - Vulcan's log, stardate August 3th. For the Aotw for next week, I have suggested the using of Martok. As for text, this is what I think M/A should use.


Martok (2375)

Martok was a Klingon warrior who rose to the rank of general in the Klingon Defense Forces, and later became Chancellor of the Klingon High Council. His brilliant leadership during the Dominion War made him very popular both among other warriors and among the civilian population. As the leader of the House of Martok, he became a good friend of Worf while the two were stationed together on Deep Space 9.

Martok was born in the lowlands of Ketha Province on Qo'noS to a common family. Fifteen generations of Martok's family had served the Empire as warriors, but Martok's father had hopes that Martok could become an officer. It took some doing, but Martok was able to take the entrance exam, and passed. After getting the "stamp of Kor", for lacking noble blood, Martok was reduced to a civilian laborer. While serving on ShiVang's flagship, During a battle with the Romulans, Martok's ship was boarded. Martok acquitted himself so well in the fighting that he earned a battlefield commission.

He worked his way and rose in ranks until finaly achieving the rank of general.

sometime between 2368 and 2372, Martok had been replaced by a changeling. His wereabouts was unknown until he was rescued from Internment Camp 371 in 2373. Late that year, Martok was given his first field assignment following his imprisonment — command of the IKS Rotarran, and later, command over the Ninth Fleet.

After chancellour Gowron had taken command over the klingon forces, Worf challenged him in a battle to the death, for dishonouring the Empire and the klingon soldiers. After Worf had killed Gowron, Worf gave the title of chancellour to Martok. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising", "You Are Cordially Invited", "Once More Unto the Breach", "By Inferno's Light", "Tacking Into the Wind")

August 27th

I nominate the Dreadnought (missile) this time around. SwishyGarak 02:26, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Dreadnought attacks

Dreadnought attacks the Rakosan defensive fleet

The Dreadnought was a Cardassian ATR-4107, an automated weapon capable of unleashing massive destruction. Although officially referred to as a missile, it can also be considered a completely autonomous warship in its own right. It was a warp-capable vessel carrying 1,000 kilograms of matter and 1,000 kilograms of antimatter — enough to destroy a small moon. The missile also carried a large cache of conventional weaponry, including disruptors, prototype quantum torpedoes, a thoron shock emitter and a plasma wave. On board was a sophisticated computer system that could predict and counter hostile actions.

In late 2370, the Cardassians deployed the missile to destroy a Maquis munitions base. However, the missile failed to detonate upon reaching its target. Maquis member B'Elanna Torres reprogrammed its computer and upgrading its systems to work for the Maquis, and eventually nicknamed it Dreadnought.

Two years later, the crew of the USS Voyager discovered the Dreadnought in the Delta Quadrant, having been abducted from the Badlands by the Caretaker, like their own vessel. Voyager observed evidence that the Dreadnought had destroyed an unarmed transport before locking on to Rakosa V, a nearby inhabited world. When they pursued the weapon and made contact, Torres's own voice came out of the Dreadnought computer's vocal subroutines, to the surprise of her crewmates - she had earlier reprogrammed the "ugly" Cardassian male voice.

Torres used her familiarity with the missile's systems to board the weapon and instruct it to deactivate. However, she had previously programmed the computer to recognize security breaches, including the possibility that Torres herself was coerced into stopping the missile from attacking its target. When the computer resisted her efforts, she was forced to improvise and risk her own safety to overcome the computer's defenses.

As the missile approached Rakosa V, Torres worked her way into the missile's warp core, where she used her phaser to burn her way through the reactor core's shielding. Torres herself was beamed out at the last second, as the missile exploded harmlessly in orbit of Rakosa. (VOY: "Dreadnought")

September 9th

Given that it is the 41st anniversary week and all, I nominate James T. Kirk for featured status. Not as cool as a minor topic, but c'mon.--Tim Thomason 04:04, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

James Kirk, 2266

Captain James T. Kirk in 2266

James Tiberius Kirk was arguably the most famous and highly-decorated starship captain in the history of the Federation Starfleet. Over the span of three decades in the later 23rd century, he commanded the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, serving Federation interests as an explorer, soldier, time-traveler, and diplomat.

James Tiberius ("Jim") Kirk was a Human born on March 22nd, 2233 (Stardate 1277.1), in Iowa on the planet Earth. By 2250, Kirk was ready to begin his Starfleet training. With some assistance from a man named Mallory, he was accepted into the Starfleet Academy in San Francisco.

Kirk's Starfleet service through the late 2250s and early 2260s was rewarded with a rapid rise through the ranks. At 31 years of age in 2264, he was promoted to Captain. Not only the youngest captain in the fleet's history to date, Kirk was slated to command one of the twelve Constitution-class starships, the USS Enterprise.

September 29th

It's been much longer than a week. Time for a change. I nominate "The Way of the Warrior". --From Andoria with Love 21:58, 29 September 2007 (UTC)


Worf arrives on DS9.

Following a surprise drill aboard Deep Space 9, Kasidy Yates remarks to Captain Benjamin Sisko during a romantic dinner that there have been some changes on DS9, including a lot of "maintenance" being done on the station. Sisko is secretive, but hints that the crew is preparing a few "surprises" in case the Dominion decides to attack. The recent revelation that Changelings have infiltrated the Alpha Quadrant has caused a large amount of unrest, and the Cardassians have responded by sealing their borders.

Their dinner is interrupted when the new Klingon flagship, the Negh'Var, decloaks at the station. Its commander, General Martok, requests shore leave at Deep Space 9. When Sisko agrees, the DS9 crew is amazed as an entire battalion of Klingon ships decloak around the station. Aboard the station, the Klingons are acting suspicious and paranoid, and Martok proclaims that the Klingon fleet will remain in Bajoran space to counter the inevitable Dominion attack. Later, Odo breaks up an altercation between Morn and the Klingons, but the lead Klingon, Drex, levels threats at both Elim Garak and Odo. Drex and his thugs later ambush and beat Garak in his tailor shop. As Doctor Bashir mends Garak's broken bones, Garak wonders why the Klingons are suddenly so hostile towards Cardassians.

When Kasidy Yates' freighter, the Xhosa, sends out a distress call, Sisko and the crew of DS9 arrive at her coordinates aboard the USS Defiant and discover that Commander Kaybok of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey IKS M'Char is searching all vessels exiting Bajoran space. When Sisko threatens Kaybok that the Defiant will open fire on the M'Char, the Klingon commander allows the Xhosa to go free. Later, Sisko learns that Kaybok was executed as punishment for disobeying his orders and realizes that something must be done before the situation escalates out of control. Sisko notifies Starfleet Command, which dispatches Lieutenant Commander Worf to the station. When they meet, Sisko gives Worf an assignment – find out what the Klingons are up to.

October 22nd

Because of the lack of an update on the AotW, I am now making a proposal for next weeks article. I hereby nominate Dominion War. I also know that it is big, but it's the DOMINION WAR! It spanned 2 seasons and been feared for 3. It is hard to get it smaller. -- Örlogskapten. Qapl'a! 19:16, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Federation Alliance Dominion
United Federation of Planets logo
Dominion logo
Klingon Empire logo
Cardassian Union logo
Romulan Star Empire logo
Breen Confederacy logo

The Dominion War was a two-year (late 2373-late 2375) interstellar conflict between the Dominion and the Federation Alliance that consumed the entire Alpha Quadrant in one of the most destructive wars in galactic history. By the end of the war, the Alpha Quadrant had lost a notable power - the Cardassian Union - the Klingon Defense Force was set back for decades, and there remained a catastrophic death toll for all powers involved.

The war was preceeded by what has been known as the Federation-Dominion Cold War, during which the Federation-Klingon War (2372-73) was fought as a result of the Changeling threat. The cold war finally ended in the Dominion annexiation of the Cardassian Union, and the Second Battle of Deep Space 9. Not until several months later had the Federation the power to retake space station Deep Space 9, during Operation Return, with assistance from the Klingon Empire.

It still looked bad for the Federation, but after that the Romulan Star Empire joined the war, in 2374 on the side of the Federation and the Klingons, the Alliance was able to win the First Battle of Chin'toka and get a grip in Dominion space.

In 2375 the Breen Confederacy joined the war on the side of the Dominon. This resultet in the loss of grip of the Chin'toka system for the Alliance in the Second Battle of Chin'toka, and severely crippling the Alliance's fleet of starships.

The war finally ended, with the help of the Cardassian Rebellion, in the Battle of Cardassia and the complete surrender of the Dominion. (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar", "The Way of the Warrior", "By Inferno's Light", "Call to Arms", "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels", "In the Pale Moonlight", "Tears of the Prophets", "The Changing Face of Evil", "What You Leave Behind")

Nominate Andorian

I NOMINATE: ANDORIAN for the article of the week

It's already been there. :) -- Sulfur 14:49, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Jean-Luc Picard

I nominate: Jean-Luc Picard for the article of the week. It is not officially a featured article, but I believe it is featured article material.

Then the first step is to get it featured status by nominating it over at Memory Alpha:Nominations for featured articles ;-) --OuroborosCobra talk 22:38, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


Week 35

Nominate - Christopher Lloyd -- Taduolus 09:18, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Lloyd as Commander Kruge

Christopher Lloyd (born 22 October 1938; age 81) played the role of Klingon Commander Kruge in the 1984 film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He is perhaps best recognized for his roles on the television series Taxi and the successful Back to the Future films.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Lloyd attended the prestigious Fessenden School in Massachusetts and later Staples High School in Connecticut, graduating from the latter in 1957. Since embarking on a career in acting, he has appeared in over a hundred film and television projects as well as over 200 stage productions, and has become a highly recognized figure in show business.

Lloyd first rose to fame as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on the ABC (and later NBC) television comedy Taxi. Lloyd won two Emmy Awards for his role as the lovable, burnt-out Ignatowski, one in 1982 and another in 1983. Coincidentally (as revealed in the episode "Jim Joins the Network"), Lloyd's character was a huge fan of Star Trek who resented NBC's decision to cancel the show. However, one of the character's qualms about the series was the male Romulan commander (in TOS: "Balance of Terror"), whom he believed "did things no Romulan would ever do."


Week 10

Many of the articles currently in place on Template:ArticleOfTheWeek have been there for at least a few years, and I know I've seen the current week 10 article show up at least twice, despite the policy that featured articles should only be AotW once. Therefore, I'm nominating Exocomp, a featured article which hasn't yet been an AotW, to replace it. -Mdettweiler 16:46, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
As this has been up for almost a week now with no objections, I've put this article into the Week 10 entry. -Mdettweiler 06:09, December 14, 2009 (UTC)

Exocomp with tool

An exocomp

Exocomps were sentient artificial lifeforms developed by Dr. Farallon. Designed as a highly adaptable, multi-purpose repair robot, the exocomps contained a micro-replicator, used to create tools to solve various problems and also to create new circuit pathways in the exocomp's memory when it performed new tasks, giving the exocomp the ability to learn. Exocomps were also equipped with an axionic chip network, giving them formidable computational power. Problems to be solved could be entered through a command pad, after which the exocomp decided what kind of tool it needed to use and then replicated that tool.

Farallon began work on an exocomp prototype several years before 2369, until she had three units in operation at the Particle Fountain Project for maintenance purposes. While not originally intended to be sentient, due to the adaptive nature of its design it developed sentience.

On stardate 46307.2, Lieutenant Commander Data was testing an exocomp on the particle fountain and had completed nineteen separate tests when the device was sent into an access tunnel to seal a plasma conduit. The exocomp returned without finishing its task. When Dr. Farallon tried to send it back into the access tunnel by overriding the exocomp's commands, her control pad overloaded. A few seconds later the plasma conduit exploded. If the exocomp had returned to the access tunnel, it would have been destroyed.


Week 13

The current article for this week, Gannet Brooks, has been there for the last couple of years, so per MA:FA it's overdue for removal. I'm therefore suggesting the Bell Riots article, recently approved as a featured article, to replace it. Picture and suggested summary (lifted from the article's first few paragraphs with minor modifications) follow. -Mdettweiler 18:00, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Bell Riots

The Bell Riots begin

The Bell Riots were a pivotal series of events on Earth in 2024. Started in San Francisco's Sanctuary District A, they were named after protest leader Gabriel Bell.

In the year 2020, the American government – reacting to serious problems of homelessness and unemployment – created special Sanctuary Districts (essentially walled-off sections of the city grid) in most major cities. Unfortunately – while established with the benevolent intent of providing free housing and food, as well as prospects for future employment – the Sanctuaries, with little police protection and continued cutbacks, quickly degenerated into inhumane internment camps for the poor. Even though people with criminal records were not allowed inside Sanctuaries, it didn't take long for the homeless and unemployed to be joined by the mentally ill and other, more violent, social outcasts. These groups were later referred to by their slang terms – Gimmies, Dims, and Ghosts.

By late 2024, the twenty square blocks that made up Sanctuary District A had become overcrowded slums. With the records of people inside the Sanctuaries not uploaded to the planetary computer network (and therefore not accessible using an Interface), the true conditions inside were unknown to the general public. American society believed that, despite the political upheaval affecting Europe at the time, the United States was stable and had found a way to successfully deal with the social problems that had been the genesis of the Sanctuaries. An "out of sight, out of mind" mentality had set in.

  • Support. - Archduk3 18:03, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. Sounds good.--31dot 18:18, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

As no objections have been raised over the two weeks since this was first nominated, I've now placed this article into the week 13 template page. -Mdettweiler 00:44, August 6, 2010 (UTC)


Week 1

I'd like to nominate the recently featured article "Melora Pazlar" for AotW for week 1. I think "Good Shepherd" has been in that spot twice now and it would be nice to have something different. --| TrekFan Open a channel 15:11, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

Melora pazlar

Ensign Melora Pazlar

Melora Pazlar was a 24th century Elaysian Starfleet officer. She was the first of her species to enter Starfleet and specialized in the field of stellar cartography.

Being from a species native to a low-gravity planet, it was extremely difficult for Melora Pazlar to function in "standard" gravity. As a result of this limitation, only a small number of her kind actually left the Elaysian homeworld to explore space.

The limitation she experienced did not stop her, however, and she soon enlisted in Starfleet. Part of her reasoning for joining Starfleet was to encourage others and show them that she could overcome any adversity; however, she also had a strong desire to explore space and other worlds, instead of merely being confined to her planet.

At some point in her life, she learned to speak Klingonese to a fluent level and developed an interest in Vulcan music such as etudes by Delvok. She also enjoyed Klingon food, preferring to see "the blood running through the veins" of her racht. (DS9: "Melora")

  • Support a change, but it should be noted here that it is a self-nomination.--31dot 15:19, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
Apologies, I wasn't aware it was required to emphasise that here. Thank you, 31dot. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:54, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
  • I don't support this until we've filled out the FeaturedPerson, etc slots. Put this article in the next vacant slot, which is next week's. -- sulfur 15:23, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
Of course, if you think it would be better suited to that slot. I thought they were all filled when I looked which is why I chose this one. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:56, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
There are about 10 or 12 spare Person spots still. I'd like to see us fill those out first (there should, in theory, be enough people to do so, I just ran out of steam when working through them and creating about 15 new ones previously). -- sulfur 17:57, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
  • "Good Shepherd" has been there long enough, so I'll support this. That said, it should still be in a FP slot as well. - Archduk3 18:00, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
Comment. I don't think it's required for this sort of thing- but I think full disclosure is helpful.--31dot 01:40, June 11, 2011 (UTC)

Week 10

Per Memory Alpha:Featured article removal candidates, I suggest we replace this week with M'Ress. - Archduk3 16:57, August 22, 2011 (UTC)


Lieutenant M'Ress

Lieutenant M'Ress was a Caitian Starfleet operations division officer who served aboard the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk during the final two years of his five-year mission.

M'Ress' primary role on the Enterprise was that of the relief communications officer, a role she fulfilled in the absence of Lieutenant Uhura. Her duties included activating intership and intraship communications, as well as the activation of any alert signals ordered by the Captain.

Link to edit the selection: {{FeaturedPerson/47}}.
  • SupportCleanse ( talk </small> 05:37, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

Week 15

Per Memory Alpha:Featured article removal candidates, I suggest we replace this week with Elizabeth Cutler‎. - Archduk3 16:57, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Elizabeth Cutler

Elizabeth Cutler

Elizabeth Cutler was a crewmember and an entomologist assigned to Enterprise NX-01 in the early 2150s.

In 2151, Curler participated in her first away mission when T'Pol requested her assistance on the planet that became Archer IV. While on the planet, Cutler was exposed to tropolisine, but fortunately for her, was not psychologically affected by the compound before being successfully treated by Dr. Phlox. (ENT: "Strange New World") Later that year, as part of her training as a medic, Cutler accompanied Phlox to the planet Valakis to assist in treatment of the Valakians. The two studied the differences between the Valakians and the Menk. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")

In February 2152, Cutler assisted in the initiation of Phlox's yearly hibernation requirement while the crew partook of shore leave in orbit of Risa. She acted as Chief Medical Officer for a time, but was unable to treat Travis Mayweather, and Phlox had to be awoken to assist. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

Link to edit the selection: {{FeaturedPerson/4}}.

Week 4

The current article, Klingon, is not a FA and should not be an AotW. - Archduk3 22:02, November 17, 2011 (UTC)

Sword of Kahless

The Sword of Kahless, one of the most important artifacts of Klingon history.

Like its people, the history of the Klingon Empire is violent but colorful.

Around the year 900 AD, Qo'noS was ruled by Molor, a tyrannical ruler who was generally unpopular among the people. Kahless the Unforgettable emerged as a champion of the people, and slew Molor in single combat using the first bat'leth, the Sword of Kahless, in the Battle of Qam-Chee. Here, Kahless and the Lady Lukara fought a pitched battle in the city's Great Hall against the soldiers of Molor. While the rest of the city's garrison fled before the 500 soldiers, Kahless and Lukara stood their ground and defeated the forces. Shortly after their victory, the two began what would become known as the greatest romance in Klingon history. (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places") Kahless ruled together with his new wife as Emperor of Qo'noS, building his new empire and also defeating the Fek'Ihri, despite the fact that he was not of noble birth. Kahless proved to be not only a powerful warrior, but a wise and just ruler, establishing a code of honor that was to become the template for Klingon society for centuries to come. Moreover, the defeat of Molor continues to be celebrated in the Empire in the Kot'baval Festival. (TNG: "Firstborn", DS9: "The Sword of Kahless", DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind")

Week 38

The current article, "A Matter of Perspective", is not a FA, and should not be an AotW. - Archduk3 22:02, November 17, 2011 (UTC)

Seven of Nine, 2378

Seven of Nine in 2378

Seven of Nine (full Borg designation: Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01) was a Human female who was a former Borg drone. She was born Annika Hansen on stardate 25479 (2350), and was assimilated by the Borg in 2356 at age six, along with her parents. Liberated by the crew of the USS Voyager in 2374, she joined the crew and returned to the Alpha Quadrant with the starship in 2378.

Annika's parents, Magnus and Erin Hansen, were exobiologists investigating the existence of the Borg. After a great deal of persuasion, the Federation granted the Hansens the use of the USS Raven, a small long range craft, to aid them in their investigation. In 2353, they took Annika, then aged four, along with them. They spent a good deal of time aboard the Raven in search of the Borg; Annika celebrated three birthdays aboard the ship. Eventually, the Hansens encountered a Borg cube and followed it through its transwarp conduit into the Delta Quadrant, the Borg's region of origin. They gathered a great deal of scientific data on the biology of Borg drones and the nature of the Collective by moving undetected through Borg space due to multi-adaptive shielding, invented by Magnus Hansen. They even went aboard Borg vessels, using bio-dampeners to remain undetected. However, their research came to an abrupt end in 2356 when an ion storm struck the Raven. The ship sustained damage, including, most importantly, damage to the multi-adaptive shielding, which went off-line for 13.2 seconds. This left them exposed long enough for the Borg to detect them and perceive them as a target for assimilation. The Hansens tried to evade pursuit by masking the Raven's warp trail, but the Borg still managed to pursue and find them. They and their daughter were promptly captured and assimilated. (VOY: "The Raven", "Dark Frontier")

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