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Memory Alpha articles are never truely finished. Even featured articles, examples of Memory Alpha's best work, will over time have to undergo revisions to keep them up to date. Therefore, it's important to review the featured articles from time to time to make ensure that these revisions have not only happened, but have maintained the quality expected of a featured article.

If you would like to help by starting a review, featured articles more than five years old are listed here. Please make sure you are familiar with the review policy before preceding though. For past reviews, please see the archive.

Reviews can be started by beginning a new discussion on this page. If you think that a featured articles' status should be upheld, add it to the "Uphold" section. If you think that the article should be removed from the feature article list, it should be added to the "Remove" section. Either way, be sure to state the reason(s) why you think the article should be reviewed. Reviews should display, and have a link to, the blurb used on the portals, by adding {{Blurb|ARTICLE}} before the discussion.

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=== [[ARTICLE]] ===
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Tal Celes


Tal Celes

Tal Celes was a Bajoran Starfleet crewman who served aboard the Federation starship USS Voyager. By 2376, Celes was a grade three sensor analyst assigned to Voyager's astrometrics department under Seven of Nine, the department's head.

Celes especially had difficulty with sensor data analysis. As a sensor analyst, her work had to be constantly double-checked much to Seven of Nine's immense irritation. Often, Celes had to call upon her closest friend on Voyager, crewman William Telfer, to help her with the analyses.

Captain Janeway took Celes, Telfer, and Mortimer Harren on a survey mission on the Delta Flyer, hoping to inspire them to better performance. Celes was nervous, especially toward Janeway. When the Delta Flyer was damaged during the mission, Celes suggested that the damaged piece be beamed aboard to try to determine the cause of the impact by scanning it for a quantum signature. The idea proved fruitless in the end, but Celes redeemed herself when she refused to abandon Janeway when a swarm of dark matter lifeforms advanced on the Flyer.

I have gone through this article and brought it up to what I believe is now the standard it should be at for retaining it's FA status. I have reorganized the article into the generally accepted format that we now use and added some memorable quotes and a piece of background information (and external link) that wasn't there previously. I have searched exhaustatively for anything else that can be included in this one and I have come up empty. Therefore, I think this articles deserves to be upheld as an FA as it is complete as it's going to get. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:50, April 17, 2015 (UTC)

  • Support. I've tweaked some of the wording, but it still isn't perfect in some places, though not bad enough to have me change it, and I do think overall it's well written. - Archduk3 15:34, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Aside from possible grammar tweaks, it is nice to see a well thought out article on a "c"-character...--Sennim (talk) 21:48, April 21, 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Pretty in-depth article for a minor character. StalwartUK 22:45, April 26, 2015 (UTC)



Mr. Boothby

Mr. Boothby was the curmudgeonly groundskeeper at Starfleet Academy in San Francisco on Earth. He was born in the mid to late 23rd century and has been working at Starfleet Academy since about 2321. He has seen a lot of promising young cadets come and go, often offering up helpful advice and kind words; among them such prominent Starfleet captains as Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, Richardson, and Lopez.

Boothby was disdainful of herbicides and other high-tech devices, and preferred to tend to the grounds by hand. After a big parrises squares win in 2324, it took Boothby three weeks to repair the grounds following the celebration. In 2368, Boothby claimed that he was cranky because he had been forced to replant the same flower bed several times.

I have carried out a full reorganization and expansion on this article to bring it up with today's standard's and I think it is now complete. A good article on another minor character with lots of properly cited background information and apocryphal mentions. --| TrekFan Open a channel 22:19, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

  • Support. Seems pretty complete. StalwartUK 23:01, April 26, 2015 (UTC)


Force field

Security force field, 2364

A security force field in 2364

A force field was an energy barrier with many applications and varying degrees of strength. Although force fields had been in use for many years, Starfleet did not begin research on such a device until 2147, then referred to by Malcolm Reed as a "stable EM barrier." By the 24th century, Starfleet force fields were commonplace and were rated by intensity, ranging in strength from level 1-10. A level 10 force field was the strongest, and would be used, for example, during a scientific experiment of which the outcome was unknown, or known to be explosive in nature. Applications range from creating holograms, to sealing a hull breach, to personal force fields designed to keep potential assailants at bay.

The effects of a force field on its surroundings varied greatly. Contact with a force field could cause anything from a slight tingle to death. Most force fields were non-lethal, although some civilizations, such as the Dominion, preferred the lethal variety. If a force field was active, an object or transporter beam generally could not pass through it.

This article, while thorough from an in-universe perspective, is lacking any background/production information (of which I am sure there is plenty). Unfortunately, I don't have the time to go through all my sources to add it at the moment so I propose that the article's FA status be removed pending future any improvements that can be made to it. In addition to BG info, I am sure there is a host of apocryphal information on force fields and I just feel that this article is in no way 100% complete and so shouldn't be an FA. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:16, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

I'm inclined to say that this meets the criteria, since without knowing for sure how much, or the quality of, any information that might be missing, I really can't say that this isn't "as complete as possible". That said, I'm not opposing this as yet, but I would rather not remove a FA because of "what might be". - Archduk3 05:06, April 24, 2015 (UTC)

That's a fair comment, Archduk3. If I get some spare time over the weekend, I'll traul through my references and make a few scribbled notes for the talk page of the article. I'm certain I've seen BG info relating to force fields though. --| TrekFan Open a channel 15:47, April 24, 2015 (UTC)

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