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Blood and Fire Edit

Removed the following because fan films are an Invalid resource, and a pitch that was not produced is not canon.

Gerrold reportedly pitched a script for Star Trek: The Next Generation involving infections of bloodworms carried by helpless victims. The story used bloodworm infection as a metaphor for the 1980s AIDS crisis, describing the same kinds of mistreatment and persecution of carriers. The story was adapted for the New Voyages fan film episode "Blood and Fire" The preceding unsigned comment was added by ZenMondo (talk • contribs).

While not canon, unproduced stories are valid background information, so long as they can be cited. They are actually "Production and reference materials" in the policy you cite. Thus I returned that bit of the note.
The fan film stuff is indeed an "invalid resource" and shouldn't be mentioned anywhere.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 04:39, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Cleanse, I was unsure about that edit if it should be the whole paragraph or just the last sentence. Can the pitched script be cited anywhere? ZenMondo 08:22, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

I cited it to the website provided at Undeveloped Star Trek episodes. That in turn refers to Trek: The Unauthorized Behind-The-Scenes Story of The Next Generation, but since I don't have the book I didn't add that reference.
It's a well-known script. Wikipedia has an article on the script with some more citations - it was mentioned in Star Trek Monthly for example. See Blood and Fire (Star Trek). Also, a google books search came up with quite a few hits - [1]. Hope that helps. – Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 09:42, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Memory-erasing? Edit

This article and Stratagem mention that the bloodworms themselves were used to erase Degra's memory. I REALLY don't think that was the case, since they clean the lymphatic system and that has to do with the body's immune system. I think they were injected to create the illusion that the bloodworms were some kind of interrogation mechanism.- JustPhil 23:35, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

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