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What's this link being used as a citation and how is it an acceptable source? --8of5 12:23, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

  • The link is to a webpage on the science behind Star Trek: Voyager and it's an acceptable source because the information comes directly from Andre Bormanis. He worked as a a writer, editor, and science consultant on DS9, VOY and ENT. -- Jaster 11:33, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
    • The musings of someone who worked on something Star Trek do not an offical source make unless they manage to get those musings published in a book. --8of5 14:34, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
  • But this IS from a book. As it says in the "introduction" at the top of the page, "The Science Primer is an extremely cursory overview of some of the basic definitions and concepts discussed in Bormanis' book 'Star Trek: Science Logs'." That book is published by Pocket Books. That being said, it is still not clear to me what the status of the webpage is. Here is where they cite the sources: http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/btshtm/bts_bormanis_sources.htm Bits of the book do take place in the star Trek universe with captains or engineers recording logs, but most of the book is just a straightforward science text. If the explanations on the DVDs given by Bormanis are acceptable, I see no reason the book shouldn't be. As for the webpage, that has to depend on how much is directly from the book vs. "based on the book", etc. --Jdvelasc 16:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

In which case cite the book, not someones unoffical website. --8of5 16:34, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

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