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Just saw this timeline from "The Devil in the Dark":

I think it would be great if this were standard in all episode articles, and included release dates for VHS, laserdisc, and DVD formats. -- StAkAr Karnak 01:14, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Well, besides the fact that most of that information's not available for most episodes, it would be nice, and I was trying to make the formats of the TOS episodes as similar as possible in that way. And again, not all of the release dates are always available either. Unfortunately. But yah, go right ahead, start doing some work on it. Add them in to episodes missing them. Clean 'em up. Be bold (as they say) :) -- Sulfur 01:22, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Articles by year

There are two different approaches in use for productions by year articles. 1991 productions separates datapoints by productions, merchandise, etc., while 1993 productions combines them. Is there a policy on this? I thought it would be best to combine everything to get a better idea of what happened month by month, but then when I saw this in practice on the 1993 page, it looked a little confusing. Preferences, anyone? -- StAkAr Karnak 01:40, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I spent a fair bit of time working through those productions pages, from the pre-1964 stuff, right through to the mid-1980s (or so). I found it best, and easiest to read, with the production stuff in one section (including airdates, scripts, filming, etc), with birth (and death) dates following that. After that, came the "merchandising". I kinda got tired when I got to the mid-80s, because ~30 years of anything can get annoying.  :) -- Sulfur 02:29, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Looking at 1964, there's a lot of "x was born, x was born, x was born." This could possibly be consolidated to a Births heading, with just dates and names to cut down on redundancy. A corresponding section for Deaths too. Granted, this is a lot of work. There's also the unfortunate consequence of a lot of scrolling. I like the way Wikipedia has its year articles layed out, but they have a bit of scrolling too. Hrm. -- StAkAr Karnak 03:04, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

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