What is "canon?"

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by dub, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Lenny Nurdbol

    Lenny Nurdbol Lieutenant Commander

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    And I am So glad that you appreciate my wisdom to consider me lucky to have around!

    You have a funny way of using the word "saves"!
    Maybe J.J will bring back Jar-Jar?
    If He does it, it's gotta be great!
    (And if J.J. were a little bit older, I'd also believe that he was named After Jar-Jar Binks!)...
     
  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Does it hurt to pat yourself on the back like that? Or do you have special exercises that you do beforehand?
     
  3. Mele Kalikimaka

    Mele Kalikimaka Be Here. Aloha. Premium Member

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    Would it be risking a security breach to ask if that membership extends beyond yourself? :)
     
  4. chardman

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  5. Lenny Nurdbol

    Lenny Nurdbol Lieutenant Commander

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    Just a little necessary humor... I think that this thread, among others, could use it!
    I really don't understand why so many people are so tense around here these days... I mean, it's just this old TV show, right?
     
  6. Scroogourner

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    Who's tense? We think you're comedy gold.
     
  7. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  8. R. Star

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    It's not tense... unfortunately there's just a good number of plain hateful people on this forum.
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    Lenny Nerdbol was really the infmous James Dixon, he knew. In his Fandom Star Trek Chronology he dubbed Geoffrey Mandel "the lastest traitor to Treknical fandom."

    I tried to explain to him the reasons why Franz Joseph's manual and other books of the era were ignored (some of which made sense, some of which were downright underhanded and petty), but he refused to believe it, instead blaming everything on Mike Okuda as if he went rogue and took over the franchise... :shrug:
     
  10. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

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    Why just live action? TAS was onscreen, was it not? I include it in my canon

    Canon is on screen sources. The TV shows and the movies. Things like novelisations are B level canon (as they're usually based on earlier script drafts from before the episode/movie was completed)
     
  11. CaptainDave1701

    CaptainDave1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Canon is like "Row Row Your Boat" where you do things in a round that goes back to the beginning and continues in a circle into eternity or until someone either dies or just get's plain tired. :rofl: