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Old May 11 2013, 12:10 PM   #31
JarodRussell
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Re: Do we take "fanon" too literally?

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Fanon is sometimes held to more tightly than canon. Witness the claims that latinum is not replicable, something that was never mentioned in any show, but is endlessly repeated.
The claim shows up in Memory Alpha's article too, but fails to specifcally cite the source for the statement.
It is conjectural, but it definitely fits with the way latinum is regarded in DS9 (if latinum could be replicated, then it really wouldn't be worth anything).
Exactly. That Latinum can't be replicated or can only be replicated using extreme amounts of energy makes perfect sense. End of discussion.
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