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Call sheets for 'Inheritance' Edit

Hi there, you have a bunch of Trek call sheets, right? Do you happen to have anything from TNG: "Inheritance" that you could possibly scan? -- Lava Lander (talk) 14:11, January 6, 2014 (UTC)

Hey, you're right but I don't have call sheets from "Inheritance". Sorry. Tom (talk) 15:47, January 6, 2014 (UTC)

Background info Edit

I'm curious to why you reverted the change I made for the background information in K'Vagh . Is there a policy for a certain style depending on the information? Also I don't feel it is necessary to mention twice who the character was played by in the article which is why I removed it in the background section. --BorgKnight (talk) 11:41, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

When there is only one sentence it should be placed in the bg template. No need for an "Appendices" section when there is no information. About the info with the double listed "actor": We had this discussion a few months ago and it was decided that the information should be placed in the bg info and in the sidebar. When I'll find the discussion I'll let you know. Tom (talk) 11:56, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Very well thanks. I've made a few of those background changes but I'll undo them now. --BorgKnight (talk) 11:57, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Short answer is... the sidebar should never be the exclusive source of information, as some of the mobile presentations do away with the sidebar (ie... hide it entirely, other than the image). Thus, if there is information that is only in the sidebar, it is lost to that reader. -- sulfur (talk) 12:49, January 7, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks sulfur. :) Tom (talk) 14:45, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Thing about that though sulfur is that on mobile presentations, from what I see, the sidebar is actually the first thing that appears. I've tried it on several mobile browser and it is all the same. --BorgKnight (talk) 15:14, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Alynna Nechayev Edit

The new image is showing Nechayev in 2370 in Sisko's office.--TyphussJediVader (talk) 17:31, January 14, 2014 (UTC)

I know that's why I reverted the other one. We don't need two images showing her in Sisko's office. I think its a temporal problem why the article is not showing the correct image. We'll see. Tom (talk) 17:34, January 14, 2014 (UTC)

I have uploaded a new image, Alynna Nechayev 2369.jpg. We should delete the another image and keep the new one.--TyphussJediVader (talk) 17:40, January 14, 2014 (UTC)

I don't see a reason deleting the other one and it should stay on the article, too. Tom (talk) 17:41, January 14, 2014 (UTC)

Game Edit

...redirects to the in-universe article, games is the real world article. - Archduk3 17:04, January 19, 2014 (UTC)

Should have checked the link before. Thanks...will fix this. Tom (talk) 17:08, January 19, 2014 (UTC)

Continuity polaroids Edit

Since I'm breaking down Category:Production material, I'm wondering why the continuity polaroids are in that category? Is it for the makeup, the costumes, or something else? - Archduk3 23:10, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

I've added the category because these continuity polaroids were made during the production and are thus "production material". Would be the same for call sheets or scripts. They could get their own category but I think they should be linked to this category. Thoughts? Tom (talk) 23:30, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

They could be added directly to the costumes category, which is in production material, or separate category in costumes, since they are for the continuity of them. - Archduk3 00:40, February 2, 2014 (UTC)

Actually they are for the makeup and hair department not for the costume department. Maybe something like "(on) set production material" which could cover on set photographies, call sheets, scripts and these continuity polaroids? Tom (talk) 00:43, February 2, 2014 (UTC)

I'm using costumes for hair and makeup as well. If you think it's important, I could still change the name to "costumes and makeup" and still have the continuity shots in a category in that. I was planning to leave call sheets and scripts directly in the production material category for now, since something should still be in there and there doesn't seem to be many images of those, though after the other images were out I did plan to see if there were any other categories that seemed appropriate. "On the set" images tend to be in the "top" production category rather than the material one. - Archduk3 01:05, February 2, 2014 (UTC)

Deleted image Edit

Hello, I'm curious as to why the screen capture of JG Hertzler as Ler'at from Star Trek: Klingon was deleted? They way I read the guidelines you allowed screen captures, am I mistaken? Thanks in advance for the clarification. Thanks The preceding unsigned comment was added by BG. Murloch son of Torak (talk • contribs).

You've been told about our image use policy on your user page. The image you've uploaded was missing a copyright. Following our policies and guidelines the image was deleted because no copyright and citation was added during the last days. Tom (talk) 23:02, February 11, 2014 (UTC)

TOS guard Edit

Thomas, Have you ever found out the name of the guard Dr. VanGelder overpowered in the corridor in TOS "Dagger of the Mind"? I have seen some folks claim he was in the honor guard that greeted Sarek in "Babel" but I don't think so. Any ideas...? It wasn't THAT small of a part!----Chris The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gasanesthesia (talk • contribs).

I am not sure if you're talking about Frank da Vinci as Vinci. But the more important question is why you're uploading Trek screenshots with photoshopped faces of other persons? Tom (talk) 22:59, February 12, 2014 (UTC)

Reconfirmations Edit

If you have the time, could you take a look at this discussion on the reconfirmation process. - Archduk3 17:16, February 15, 2014 (UTC)

Question Edit

No biggie but I was wondering why you rolled back my edit; I know of no other performers' page where we list the specific cards in card sets where their image is used. Given the many card sets out there, I'm not sure that's a precedent we want. 31dot (talk) 17:35, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek: Rivals is the first card game without real cards and on most of the cards they're using behind the scenes shots from the films. That's the reason why I've added this info to the actors articles. It's a while ago and I've added this info to several articles so it would be inconsistent to remove this info from one article and let the info on other articles. IMO the info is not harming the article. And as mentioned before, Rivals is different from the other card games. Tom (talk) 17:58, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

I guess this is the first mention that I saw; thanks for the information. I still wonder if it is necessary to state the specific 'cards' his image is being used on even if we mention the fact that he is in this 'card' game. Wouldn't a link to the game contain this information? 31dot (talk) 18:04, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

I think this would work for the main actors but I think the information is not unimportant for the supporting and background performers. Tom (talk) 18:30, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

Greg Karas Edit

In case you missed it, you may be interested in recent developments on the talk page. - Archduk3 14:28, March 13, 2014 (UTC)

Help please. - Archduk3 06:56, March 19, 2014 (UTC)

Maybe my comment is helpful... Tom (talk) 19:08, March 20, 2014 (UTC)

David Rodriguez picture Edit

is there a way to make David Rodriguez pictures bigger like my picture of David--Mazda-3 (talk) 14:35, May 12, 2014 (UTC)

The problem is that it is too blurry if you wanna have it bigger. We almost only use unaltered screenshots. Please do not upload the same file with different names as they'll be deleted (duplicate images). Thanks Tom (talk) 14:40, May 12, 2014 (UTC)

Leslie Hoffman Edit

Hi Thomas,

It is Leslie Hoffman.

I have been trying to edit my page due to SAG Health denying me my Health Plan.

Everytime I edit the page and I do save it… reverts back to the original page.

Can you help me?

How have you been? We have not talked in such a long time.

Leslie Hoffman--Stuntrek (talk) 00:07, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

Leslie. Nice to hear from you. I'll e-mail you. Tom (talk) 06:07, August 8, 2014 (UTC)

Noon Orsatti Edit

This stunt performer never looked like this, this actually is apparently his father Ernie Orsatti. Noon looks like this as seen here and over here on a 2010 movie set (seen on the left with Andy Gill on the right). I realize that IMDb doesn't list it but it's clearly not the same guy.--Spock78 (talk) 03:22, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

This is definitly Noon Orsatti. And if you compare the photos within the links you've added above you can see that it is him. It is also confirmed by Scott Leva who worked with him countless times. Tom (talk) 08:36, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

Jonathan Archer, 2155.jpg Edit

Hi Tom, I'd like to resolve what looks to be an ongoing 'edit war' on the Jonathan Archer 2155 image. Looks like the current image uploader is fighting for a blurry image because 'who cares' if it's low quality (according to their discussion page notes). I'd like to use this one, a Blu-ray capture from "Demons":

Would you be willing to unlock the page for this upload, then lock it again to hold this HD image? (Notes copied to discussion page.) - Lava Lander (talk) 23:55, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

Done and uploaded. I hope this "fight" is over. Tom (talk) 11:13, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek maps project Edit

Hi ThomasHL. I'm Brandon, Senior Community Manager at Wikia. We're working on a new Star Trek project as part of the Wikia Fan Studio. To give a bit of context, Fan Studio is a program where fans on Wikia can be connected with brands from the entertainment and video gaming industries. Fans get to interact with brands and share opinions that could impact final products and releases, or whatever it may be that a partner brand is working on. This project doesn't have a partner brand involved, but it will let you be part of Fan Studio and other future projects.

This Star Trek project is based around Wikia Maps, and participants will be mapping different parts of the Star Trek universe. Participants will get to help decide what we should map as well. It could be the layout of the Enterprise, or Voyager's journey through the Delta Quadrant, or even more light-hearted subjects like Captain Kirk's romantic liaisons throughout the galaxy. Whatever the participants end up deciding. The maps that the project participants create will live on Trek Initiative, plus any other community that wants to can embed them.

As an active Memory Alpha contributor and admin, we think you'd be great for this project. Would you like to join? Let me know on my talk page. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea@Wikia(talk) 07:19, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

Edit studio executives Edit

Hey Tom,

I was wondering if your last edit in the lists of studio executives is a wise one...The way I organized it, was also meant to reflect the hierarchy in the studio(s), to clarify who was answerable to whom...Your thoughts?... Regards--Sennim (talk) 12:19, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

The list was completely confusing because the code of the list was broken. So behind every name there was a number in parentheses because of the massive use of "*". IMO, it would be wise to have a readable list everyone can understand. And you can reflect the hierarchy by starting with the most "powerful" one and counting down. Tom (talk) 13:02, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

Too bad the code messes things up; I thought the organization was visually appealing, but I guess your arguments are valid...--Sennim (talk) 13:24, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

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