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Walter Irwin Edit

Walter Irwin

No references, no real information. It is basically a death notice. Besides, it looks weird to me. Delete. -Platypus Man | Talk 22:47, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Well, it seems he did something with a trek book series [1], was it paramount approved though? - AJHalliwell 22:58, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
AJ- Thanks for putting the notice on the page. I forgot. -Platypus Man | Talk 23:01, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
It was a literary analysis magazine and paperback series, unapproved by Paramount -- I'm seeing a gray area in MA standard operating procedure -- we've already flirted with fanzine material because of things from fanzines that became canon (like the Constitution-class registries) -- but we've nixed articles on fan movies and fan-produced reference books for the time being. Maybe if things and people like this are decided as not deserving an MA article, theyd be appropriate to list in some sort of appendix section -- fan created publications that found their way into a Paramount approved publication, or even into a canon episode or film.
Trek and The Best of Trek in particular had many detailed analyses of Star Trek ship registries and timeline dating, before the Star Trek Chronology version came out. This seems important in a small sense, since we have other review magazines in here that were Trek centered or featured Trek -- Starlog is linked a lot, for example, and TV Guide could be, in my opinion, credited as a source for behind-the-scenes info. These magazines could be considered a secondary resource -- as published works that do the same thing as MA -- present information about Star Trek. -- Mr. Irwin should probably be listed there rather than in his own article. -- Captain Mike K. Barteltalk 04:22, 24 Sep 2005 (UTC)

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