Did Burning Dreams actually cite Buzz as the name sake of the Aldrin, it's a good assumption, but if he wasn't mentioned then I don't believe he should have an article, or at least he shouldn't based purely on that assumption. -- 8of5 17:32, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

No, it's not explicitly mentioned, but I'd say it's rather self-evident. We have a Lake Armstrong on the moon, and a USS Lovell. It's obvious who the creators intended them to be named for, and I don't think that Aldrin is any different. Of course, if you want, we could always ask Margaret Bonanno over on TrekBBS. He's also mentioned in "First Flight." But seriously, if there was a ship named USS Shakespeare, though it didn't explicitly say it was named for the playwright, wouldn't it be logical to conclude that it was named for him, rather than a 22nd century politician? Occam's razor and all. --TimPendragon 17:43, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Well yes I quite agree, it is obvious, but if that fact was not a point of discussion in the novel, if this page exists only because there was a USS Aldrin and no other reason then I don't think the page should exist purely for that reason, notes about sources of names should be on the ship’s page. -- 8of5 17:51, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
The problem is, pretty much every ship ever mentioned in every incarnation of Trek has been named for something or someone. But it is wholly unnecessary, in addition to articles on every ship, to have articles on every namesake. While I'd agree that it's safe to say the Aldrin was named for the second human on the Moon, I also think there needs to be a stronger justification for creating this article, when we have so little to add to what could be found at Wikipedia. --Seventy 18:08, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Aside from Archer's diatribe about him in "First Flight," I'm pretty sure he was mentioned in A Flag Full of Stars, but I don't have the novel on hand... --TimPendragon 18:37, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
But the question is still, how relevant is any mention? For example, I added the M-B article on Alan Shepard, because he was the subject of a dispute between the two characters in the story "Almost... But Not Quite". The same story also mentions Neil Armstrong, but only in passing, acknowledging the fact that he was the first man on the moon. In my judgment, it wasn't significant enough to warrant attention. --Seventy 18:55, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.