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What's with the picture on this page? It isn't even loaded into the MA database, is it? zsingaya 17:33, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It shoud be taken out. Its not even of good quality. Tough Little Ship 17:34, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure if I'm overstepping my limits, but I'm just going to delete this. Jaz 17:36, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Probably wise, but I'd wait to see if any admin notices it first. Wait a few days! zsingaya 17:37, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Its always good when people take things into their own hands. Sometimes. Tough Little Ship 17:41, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ahh... thats a much better picture! zsingaya 07:00, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Source of name Edit

The episode has the following dialogue:

SPOCK: "Troglyte is an abbreviation of an ancient Earth term. Its technical translation is cave dweller."

Given that dehumanization is the main theme of the episode, that Troglytes are openly referred to as inferior beings by the people Stratos, and the very name itself, it would seem obvious that the Earth term in question is "Troglodyte". Unfortunately, Spock never says what the Earth term is, so this cannot be added to the canon part of the article.

Do we have a production source confirming that it was intended to be Troglodyte, so that it can be added to the background portion of the article without constituting "original research"? --OuroborosCobra talk 21:18, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, in my opinion it wouldn't be original research. "Troglodyte" does mean "cave dweller". "Troglodyte" does contract to Troglyte. Even if there were some other English word or term which could plausibly contract to "troglyte", such hypothetical word or term would also not only have to exist but have to mean "cave dweller" too. Frankly, I think that any proposition (not to say that you're making it) that Troglyte is NOT abbreviated from "troglodyte" would require original research. --TribbleFurSuit 02:49, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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