Talk:Canon in Star Trek Online
Reasons for this article[edit source]
As a long-time Star Trek fan, I am heavily interested in canon elements which appear in Star Trek Online. I would like to suggest this article as a central hub for all things canon, offering a) a definition of Star Trek canon, b) placing STO's setting within the franchise's canon, and c) offering a thorough list of characters, ships and locations which appear both in canon & STO.
As described in the Notes, technologies, abilities, skills, uniforms & ship classes are not listed in this article, as I would deem this a very futile task. After all, almost anything in-game references Star Trek lore somehow. I would rather focus on those things that are very obviously taken from the shows & movies (i.e., characters & settings).
As this article grows (and I invite you all to contribute to it), I would also like to revamp existing articles (List of canon characters & List of canon starships). --Tadayou (talk) 11:20, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Main characters are those characters whose actors/actresses are credited as main cast in their respective shows. Minor characters are therefore all others, though some are of course more prominent than others. I think it is reasonable to include some characters in multiple lists (e.g., Worf appears both under TNG & DS9). Some appearances can probably still be neglected (Tuvok also has one appearance on DS9, though this was technically only his mirror counterpart). --Tadayou (talk) 11:20, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
The inclusion of locations is not as clear-cut as characters & ships. So far, I have tried to include locations which have been almost mirrored in STO. There are many gray cases (e.g., Deep Space K-7 which looks familiar on the outside, but its interior has nothing to do with its canon appearance). There are also locations which can be included in multiple lists (e.g., Starfleet Academy, as TNG, DS9 & VOY have contributed to its appearance in game).--Tadayou (talk) 11:20, 3 May 2014 (UTC)