Category:Technology nomination Edit

As above, to parallel a possible Portal:Technology. Besides, desperately needed to collect some existing categories such as various "starships" categories, "probes" (which shouldn't be a sub of starships), "transporter components" and so on. -- Cid Highwind 11:17, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Category:Starship components nomination Edit

moved again from Category talk:Starship components.
Moved from User talk:Gvsualan.

Can stations such as helm and tactical be considered starship components, or do those need their own cats? --From Andoria with Love 11:10, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Alan seems to have left, which is probably the healthiest thing to do. Anyway, I'd say the helm and tactical stations (and other modular stations) would be starship components as long as they are identifiable stations and not positions. But that's just my opinion.--Tim Thomason 11:32, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • I would think that 'stations' are more of a 'section' of the bridge than a component, unless it is specifically in reference to the 'helm consol', which would be a component. --Alan del Beccio 20:16, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • I don't know, that's why I asked you, lol! Perhaps a subcategory for this? (I dunno, I'm too out of it to think right now.) --From Andoria with Love 20:41, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I believe Cid brought something up (see below) on the talk page for the category. But something along the lines of separating the components that are directly involved in construction of the ship from those that are used in operating the ship..helm, captain's chair, etc...--Alan del Beccio 20:47, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)


I think the contents of this need to be discussed further. Primary and secondary hulls, nacelles, shields etc. is fine, but...

just to name a random few? I don't think those really qualify as "starship components". Some of them are components that just happen to be on starships most of the time we see them (Viewscreen), some of them are parts (of parts of...) of things that are also starship components (Omnidirectional holographic diode), some of them are not even components, but programs (subroutine).

I think anything that can be considered equipment, furniture or decoration should not be a part of this list. Also, subcomponents should not appear here. -- Cid Highwind 14:34, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Agreed. I am (or have) removed several of the "parts (of parts of...)" items that are categorized here. --Alan del Beccio 20:04, 9 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Sub-cat suggestions Edit


With Category:Technology as the supercategory I propose the following, which may or may not make some other categories obsolete.

Support for all the above. I also support total replacement of "Category:Computer terminology" with Category:Computer technology, rather than a partial replacement. Would Category:Starship technology work as a replacement for "Category:Starship components", perhaps with Category:Propulsion technology as a subcategory? -- Renegade54 19:30, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

See, Starship components never turned out the way I intended it. People get so category happy sometimes they just throw things where ever (I'm guilty of this as times, but I do it for tracking purposes until I can get back to it later-- like now). Starship components, I believe, was envisioned to cover the *big* parts of the ship, not the "toys" -- but contain elements like hulls, nacelles, bulkheads, etc-- or at least, things that can be broken down into parts. Anyway, I would almost rather start that portion over from scratch, which is why I thought about only dissecting out the real obvious stuff (Propulsion technology, Transporter technology) and work from there with what's left. --Alan del Beccio 20:27, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan to me. :) -- Renegade54 20:36, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
I support this and have created the remaining category, holographic technology.

Starfleet Veterinary Edit

Hi. This is my first time at Memory Alpha. I'm going on the cruise in January 2018. I'm thinking about costumes. Does Starfleet have a veterinary component/division? If so, what does that look like. Is there any information I can investigate? Or agriculture? Animals? etc? Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks. Michelle The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

None of these things were brought up in canon, but I might suggest that they'd likely fall into the sciences. -- sulfur (talk) 00:28, February 9, 2017 (UTC)