The previous version of this article wasn't bad, but it was a little spare in detail, so I've rewritten and expanded it. It's been a while since I contributed to MA, and I noticed many tags and markup rules have changed, I hope I haven't screwed up to badly. - Aurelius Kirk 00:18, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I removed the following commentary/analysis from the article ("seems to contradict", "seems unlikely" etc.) which then veers into a discussion which has nothing to do with Tracey:
- His fall from grace seems to contradict everything mentioned in Star Trek about the caliber that Starfleet places on its starship commanders and, given the years of experience that Tracey must have had under his belt, it seems unlikely that he would have so easily turned into a cold blooded killer while violating the Prime Directive. Nevertheless, it seems to have introduced a precedent that Starfleet captains are capable of such acts. Other starship captains shown having abandoned their principles as Starfleet officers include Benjamin Maxwell of the USS Phoenix, Erika Benteen of the USS Lakota, and Rudolph Ransom of the USS Equinox. To an extent, even Captain Benjamin Sisko could be considered to have lost sight of Federation ideology during his involvement with the assassination of Romulan Senator Vreenak.
– Cleanse 07:23, 25 August 2009 (UTC)