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Old April 26 2013, 11:22 AM   #127
Therin of Andor
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Re: What is "canon?"

Lenny Nurdbol wrote: View Post
If you were introduced to Star MAPS in 1980 instead of Star Charts, you'd have a different opinion of them!

And this is coming from...an Andorian? That's Epsilon Indii VII, not a planet orbiting Procyon! See, it's these little things which hurt the most...
You do realize, don't you, that Geoffrey Mandel worked on both "ST Maps" for Bantam (credited as the Astronomical Artist, but he was actually the Co-illustrator/Editor) and "ST Star Charts" for Pocket, and his brief from Pocket's editors was to tweak "Maps" to take in all the new information provided about the layout of the galaxy suggested by the TOS movies, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT?

Additionally, he worked on...
Of course, after Mandel settled on Procyon as Andor's star for "ST Star Charts), along came an episode of ENT that decided that Andor was an icy moon orbiting a ringed gas giant.

And the "Starfleet Medical Reference Manual", building upon a reference in the "ST Technical Manual", designated Andor as being Epsilon Indi VIII, not VII.
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