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What is Memory Alpha?Edit

Memory Alpha is a project to create an organized and coherent fan encyclopedia for any and all topics related to the Star Trek series and movies.

What are the goals of Memory Alpha?Edit

When it was first published in 1994, the official Star Trek Encyclopedia quickly became the single most canonical reference source for anything having to do with Star Trek. However, the Encyclopedia has not been updated since October 1999 (going on sixteen years at this point), leaving a great deal of undocumented information. In addition, each publication of the Encyclopedia was unavoidably obsolete before it even hit store shelves – there was always a cut-off date after which no information about the more recent episodes and movies was available. Although most of the knowledge missing from the most recent edition of the Encyclopedia is still available in some form or other on the Web, there is no single, definitive resource where all of that knowledge can be found. Memory Alpha's goal is to become that resource.

How did Memory Alpha get started?Edit

See Memory Alpha: History

How do I search Memory Alpha?Edit

Just use the Search bar at the side of the page! For more information, see Help: Search.

How do I link to a Memory Alpha page?Edit

Linking to an article in Memory Alpha from outside of the wiki is simple – use the domain name http://memory-alpha.org and the directory location /wiki/ plus the article title. Also, it is a good idea to replace spaces with underscores (_).
Thus, a link to http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/James_T._Kirk goes to the article on James T. Kirk.

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