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Star Trek: Countdown reference Edit

What is the point of the Star Trek: Countdown reference? It's both non-cannon and an absurdly unrealistic premise. Futhermore, from what I understand it did not inspire the supernova idea in the story but was rather inspired by it, so I wouldn't consider it background info either.--Hribar 02:57, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

It is non-canon... hence why it's in the italicized background section. It's to help explain why the supernova was a threat to the entire galaxy (itself an absurdly unrealistic premise). Non-canon information is valid so long as it's italicized or in a background or apocrypha section. It's unclear what order they were written (and it doesn't matter), but from what I understand, this is the backstory Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote to explain the supernova. --From Andoria with Love 04:11, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I understand what you're saying about the placement in the article. In my opinion, the italicized footnoting of background and apocrypha should be rarely used and only in large articles where it may be difficult to connect information in the various sections (background and apocrypha to the main article). Given that this is currently a fairly short article I think that the comic book reference should be placed in an apocrypha section for purposes of clarity.--Hribar 13:34, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Spock's Mission Edit

Did Spock ever verify the supernova was stopped? If not, to say so is just speculation.--Hribar 02:57, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

The supernova was seen being successfully consumed by the black hole, and the remnants of it were thrown into 2233, so I would say, yes, it was successful. --From Andoria with Love 04:11, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I think what we saw is not good enough. We didn't actually see the wavefront of the entire blast recede towards the black hole. I would have to watch it again I suppose but it seemed to me that everything we saw was fairly localized. Also Spock never really elaborated on the success of his mission.--Hribar 13:34, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

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