Focus of articleEdit

I've looked back at the early history of this article, and am perplexed how we got where we are now. When it first started, it was — I think properly — an in-universe article. Star Trek exists as a part of the Whoniverse in a way that Doctor Who does not in the Star Trek universe. On MemAlpha, you can only write a DW article from an out-of-universe perspective. Here, though, I think we've got an obligation to write two articles: One called Star Trek, which is in-universe, and one, perhaps called Star Trek (franchise), which is for behind-the-scenes connections. Propose split of this article. CzechOut | 17:11, 31 May 2009 (UTC)



  • Seems like a good idea (it's grown, rather a lot since I last looked in at it). --Tangerineduel 17:58, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Article Name Edit

Why was the article name changed from Star Trek to Star Trek: The Original Series, it seems wrong to name it as such? Bigshowbower 06:11, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Obviously the article has since been changed back. It should remain "Star Trek" as it is a discussion of the franchise in general, not just the original series (see the reference to TNG in the Shada webcast, for example, which is listed here). 23skidoo 23:44, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

San Francisco Edit

I've twice reverted an addition to the article which is extremely tenuous. It should not be re-added. The fact that the TVM happens to be set in San Fran is not grounds for establishing a link to Star Trek. Settings alone do not a connection make. Should we say that Daleks in Manhattan is making a subtle reference to "The City on the Edge of Forever"? Obviously not. Is the appearance of a space whale in The Beast Below a reference to Star Trek IV? Again, no. It takes more than a superficial similarity to assert that Doctor Who is actually referencing Doctor Who.
czechout@fandom   00:26: Sun 06 Nov 2011 

Behind the scenes Edit

The whole "Metafictional references" section violates the "in-universe style" rule, but it was an easy fix to simply put it under "Behind the scenes," though it could be argued the list might be better off in the franchise article. If it's moved, given the special circumstances there still needs to be something related to Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation² included. But I agree with not mentioning it in the "in-universe" section of the article. to me 15:10, December 13, 2013 (UTC)

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