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Old September 7 2013, 09:01 PM   #16
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

It's canon only if the text is integral to the plot. If you were going to write a novelization adaptation of the episode, the visuals from the episode you'd chose to describe with words would be canon. The Easter eggs, on the other hand, are fun to notice but, ultimately, shouldn't be counted as canon, in my opinion. Otherwise, that large rubber ducky and prop plane are integral components on the Galaxy Class starship.

OH, that's a good point. If those things were meant to be considered canon, they would not have been covered up in certain episodes. I can't remember which episodes now but those specific Easter eggs from the Galaxy Class MSD (the duck, Nomad, the Plane, etc..) were masked out in some close up shots. The masking was specifically over those individual pieces and, thus, not simply masking out reflection.

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/in...s/in-jokes.htm discusses these in-jokes and how they were masked out in the episode Mind's Eye
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Old September 7 2013, 09:25 PM   #17
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

I completely agree, Shawnster. If it is a component of the episode, it's canon, if it's an "easter egg", it's not.

But the ducky is real.....
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Old September 8 2013, 12:00 AM   #18
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

The ducky is a lie.

No, wait, that was the cellular peptide cake.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:43 AM   #19
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

^With mint frosting.
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Old September 8 2013, 02:47 AM   #20
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

They keep the ducky in the swimming pool near the bowling alley.
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Old September 8 2013, 03:19 AM   #21
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Re: Should Text from Set Decorations Be Considered Canon?

As long as the B-29 is still canon.
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Old September 8 2013, 01:04 PM   #22
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^With mint frosting.
Sounds delicious.
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