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StAkAr Karnak

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August 13, 2005

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StAkAr Karnak is a user that migrated over from Wikipedia.

Although initially venomously opposed to Memory Alpha, SK acquiesced in time. His apprehension was due to an unrealistic desire for Wikipedia to be a universal reference work. Unfortunately, much of the detail possible at MA is considered fancruft at WP, so MA is a necessary evil.

Unsettling were SK's initial attempts to contribute to MA, as he chafed at the existing protocol. Labeling the atmosphere 'deletionist', he was discouraged from contributing much. Over time, he came to understand and respect the reasoning behind the protocol, and now contributes regularly. Before being bold, he endeavors to discuss changes on talk pages.

Having seen over 720 of the 726 episodes of Trek, and reading hundreds, if not thousands, of pages worth of production-related material, SK considers himself to have an above-average amount of insight into canon Star Trek. This knowledge is tempered with a humility and willingness to be corrected on points of misunderstanding. Still, SK enjoys a good argument.

SK's proudest wikiTrek achievement is the series of articles comprising the Chronological list of Star Trek stories at Wikipedia. It is an attempt to list every officially licensed Trek story from every form of media in order.

Areas of interest

StAkAr enjoys behind-the-scenes information. Though some feel that it "takes away from the magic," he feels that it enhances appreciation to see all of the hard work and creativity that went into the finished product. He is currently very interested on defining "Roddenberry canon". Having great respect for creator's rights and intent, he wishes to know what the Roddenberry ideals and visions were, as well as how much of his vision was realized. He also is interested in defining how much of TOS and TNG were hammered out by other creators, and how heavily each contributed. Does Roddenberry deserve all the credit he gets, or are there unsung creators who should share credit as equals?

Favorites

I threw together this template with elements from other userpages. If anyone knows how to balance out the format and would like to, please do.

Favorites
Series TOS TNG DS9 VOY ENT Film
Deep Space Nine "The Conscience of the King" "Darmok" "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" "Author, Author" "Cogenitor" "The Undiscovered Country (SE)"
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