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How I wish that name not be accepted as canon...Edit

Time vortex planet vs. Forever World. You all decide which is better. --ChrisK 19:36, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Neither. The first has no basis anywhere, the second is non-canon. --OuroborosCobra talk 19:42, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

It's called "the planet of the Time Vortex, the focus of all the timelines in our glaxy" in "Yesteryear". Thats where "Time Vortex planet" comes from. It's kindof strange that the timelines are limited to one galaxy, but meh. --Bp 09:18, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Instead of using the half-made up name "Time vortex planet", I suggest we use "Time planet", since that is what the reference books and use. --Pseudohuman (talk) 17:15, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Since this is actually not a "real name" wouldn't it be better to merge it with Unnamed Alpha and Beta Quadrant planets? Tom (talk) 20:41, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Bg-names can be used to give an in-universe name for a canonically unnamed thing in MA. And there are plenty of unnamed planets in MA that are just "Race's homeworld" or informal descriptive canon names like "Machine planet" or "Klingon prison planet". Better not to unnecessarily clutter the unnamed planets page me thinks. --Pseudohuman (talk) 23:20, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Excluding the "Race's homeworld" convention, descriptive names are most often taken from actual lines in the respective episodes or their scripts. Or that seems to have been the idea, anyway, plenty exceptions have crept in over the years. Personally I'm in favor of either using a bg source name if one is available, or if that's not possible, merging it into the unknown planets as Tom suggested. Both are good existing solutions, whereas "inventing" a name seems arbitrary, and names we make up also have a bad habit of eventually sneaking into fanon, which I think leaves a bit of a bitter taste given that that that's because our reputation for our commitment to canon and accuracy. -- Capricorn (talk) 01:03, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
In the opening log of the episode "Yesteryear", Captain Kirk says this about the planet, ...the planet of the time vortex, the focus of all timelines in the galaxy.Lakenheath72 (talk) 03:59, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

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