The hierarchy of Star Trek canonuity.

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Aquehonga, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Aquehonga

    Aquehonga Fleet Captain

    By rank & file I'd say Trek's canonuity goes like this:

    * TV series & films

    * Pocket Books' TrekLit

    * The comic books.

    * PC & console videogames.

    * TrekArt from Paramount &/or PB.

    * Aficionadofic

    * Aficionadofilms

    * Aficionadoart

    * My TrekBBS threads:beer:

    There you have it:hugegrin:

    STAR TREK canonuity from highest to lowest rank:vulcan:
  2. clint g

    clint g Admiral Admiral

    Nov 13, 2003
    No where
    I could probably live with that list, though I would switch the comic books with the PC and Console games and probably ditch the fan fic
  3. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    My list would go like this:

    1. Star Trek series and films.
    2. Whatever stuff I also like from any of the spinoff media.
  4. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Dayglow, New California Republic
    My list

    1) TOS, TNG, DS9
    2) ENT (Only lower by virtue of technological inconsistency and a few inconsistent events. But overall, it fits... decently.)
    3) Behind the scenes info, original intent, concept designs, etc.
    4) Literature
    5) TAS
    6) Comics
    7) Games
    8) Fanfic and other fanony things.
    9) Miscelleanous tie-in (like the thing at the Star Trek Adventure where you got put in your own episode. Various commercials featuring Star Trek over the years.)
    10) Various spoofs (SNL, Star Wreck, etc.)
    11) Common public misconceptions ("Star Trak", "Doctor Spock")
    12) Turkish Star Trek
    13) Star Trek V
  5. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    1: TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT
    2: Movies 1-4 and 6-9
    3: Some books
    4: TOS
    5: TAS
    6: TFF
    7: Nemesis
  6. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 29, 2008
    Go ahead, caller. I'm listening...
    I love your list. It is flawed in that comics are literature, but that is more than made up for by the complete absence of Voyager. :techman:
  7. Dale

    Dale Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006
    Mt. Baldy, CA
    TOS-ENT and all of the movies (even the icky ones) in proper temporal order with allowances made for time travel/alternate timelines.


    Published books and comics insofar as they do not directly contradict the above.

    Nothing else.
  8. HIj'Qa

    HIj'Qa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 12, 2001
    correcting grammar on Wikipedia
    Gaming materials.

    The TV shows are the source of all. The movies sometimes get things wrong - Klingons have no tear ducts/Klingon blood is Pepto Bismal pink. The novels do the nice job occasionally of fixing continuity and canon errors between various episodes and the movies, too. The comics and games augment series canon most of the time.