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Summaries vs. Introductions Edit
While I do appreciate what you're doing I do believe you're going overboard by making what should be a small quip about the episode into a full fledged summary. They should be kept small and limited to one like that best describes what the episodes entails. I might be wrong in this but I know that these introductions have been around a long time and were exactly what they were supposed to be. Short and simple. Let's discuss it as a group before you continue making changes that others might come back and undo all your hard work. – Morder 22:51, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
- I agree, I think the intro paragraphs should be kept as concise as possible. I think we've already been going overboard with the actual episode summaries (I was for longer summaries before, but now I think the shorter the better); there's no need to do the same with what's supposed to be a one- or two-sentence synopsis. --From Andoria with Love 22:54, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
- Perhaps you are right. A paragraph-long introduction isn't needed for every single Star Trek episode. Though I still like having them for the movies, and perhaps major episodes (the multi-parters). ----Kitch (Talk : Contrib) 22:57, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
- Not to load down on you, but I also agree that the opening paragraphs should be pretty short. I saw some that you changed which were definite improvements over what was there before, but some just had too much detail for what is essentially the teaser for the summary which follows. This is not to say that the quality of your writing isn't good. It is good, just sometimes there could be a little less detail.--31dot 23:41, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Red giant Edit
- It is estimated by scientists that Sol, the sun at the center of the Sol system where Earth resides, will become a red giant. Earth will at least become completely uninhabitable by this time, and may be destroyed. Some scientists estimate that Sol will begin burning hotter at some earlier point in the future, and Earth will become unable to support life within 1 billion years.
I'm sorry - what episode was that stated in? — Morder 20:04, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
10th planet Edit
Please note that all information about the Archer in Star Trek is covered in Jonathan Archer already. It does not belong in the "prime" version's article. -- sulfur (talk) 19:02, November 26, 2012 (UTC)