Memory Alpha


Memory Alpha and the "Canon"

Memory Alpha strictly distinguishes between " canonical " information about the Star Trek universe, ie those that are part of the produced by Paramount television series and movies, and " non-canonical " information, such as Star Trek Literature playing "unofficial" ( and partly to the " canon" inconsistent ) actions. A rubric "semi- canonical " information as used by many fans in discussions, there is not at Memory Alpha in this form. Many non-canonical information, however, may be incorporated in the section background information in each item, as long as a traceable source ( licensed a book, a blog of a producer, extras on the DVDs ) can be specified. Information from fan projects, so-called " fan fiction " are, however, not desirable.

  • Star Trek (abbreviated TOS)
  • The Enterprise ( animated series, abbreviated TAS)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (abbreviated to TNG)
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ( DS9 abbreviated )
  • Star Trek: Voyager ( VOY short)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise ( abbreviated ENT )
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda Star Trek Encyclopedia
  • Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda: The Official Star Trek Chronology
  • Shane Johnson: The Worlds of the Federation
  • Geoffrey Mandel: Star Trek stars Atlas
  • Franz Joseph: Star Trek: Starfleet Technical Manual
  • Michael Okuda, Rick Sternbach: The technology of the USS Enterprise
  • Herman Zimmerman, Rick Sternbach, Doug Drexler: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The technical manual
  • Adam Lebowitz, Robert Bonchune, Jonathan Lane, Alex Rosenzweig Star Trek spaceship Guide

( These books are in fan circles partly as a so-called semi - canon, so partial canonical, as long as the information to the "right" Canon does not contradict. In Memory Alpha, they count only as background information and are basically non- Canon. )


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