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Memory Alpha articles are never truely finished. Even featured articles, examples of Memory Alpha's best work, will over time have to undergo revisions to keep them up to date. Therefore, it's important to review the featured articles from time to time to make ensure that these revisions have not only happened, but have maintained the quality expected of a featured article.

If you would like to help by starting a review, featured articles more than five years old are listed here. Please make sure you are familiar with the review policy before preceding though. For past reviews, please see the archive.

Reviews can be started by beginning a new discussion on this page. If you think that a featured articles' status should be upheld, add it to the "Uphold" section. If you think that the article should be removed from the feature article list, it should be added to the "Remove" section. Either way, be sure to state the reason(s) why you think the article should be reviewed. Reviews should display, and have a link to, the blurb used on the portals, by adding {{Blurb|ARTICLE}} before the discussion.

Sample format:

=== [[ARTICLE]] ===
{{Blurb|ARTICLE}}
<reasoning> - <signature>

Once this is done, a notice that the article's status is being reviewed should be added to the article in question by inserting {{far}} at the top of the page, above any other templates except the article type template.

When you are commenting on a review, please take the time to read the entire article before you decide whether to Support or Oppose the motion. When supporting or opposing an article, please use a bullet point (by adding a * before your comment) without any indent so these will be easy to find later. General comments should be indented as usual, and, as always, please sign your nominations and comments with "~~~~".


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Leonard McCoy

Leonard McCoy, 2267

Leonard McCoy in 2267

Leonard H. McCoy, MD, was a noted Human physician and scientist of the 23rd and 24th centuries who served as ship's surgeon and chief medical officer aboard the Federation starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A for 27 years.

McCoy was an accomplished surgeon, xenophysician, exobiologist, and an expert in the field of space psychology. Born in the "Old South" region of North America on Earth, in 2227, McCoy was commissioned to Starfleet in the 2250s. In his early career he made numerous medical advancements in virology and neurology before being promoted to lieutenant commander.

He joined the USS Enterprise, under command of James T. Kirk in 2266, replacing the outgoing Dr. Mark Piper as chief medical officer and ship's surgeon. During his posting, Kirk liberally used the nickname, "Bones" (short for "sawbones", the ancient description of a surgeon) for McCoy and the name stuck for the remainder of their friendship.

I don't think this article meets FA criteria anymore, especially due to the almost non-existing personal section, the article reads more like a simple chronology than a true biography. The Friendship section is just a few sentences, while there IMO MUST be at least sections for Spock and Kirk. Also, sections like Medical Record, Romance, Personal Interest are non-existent, so compared to other FAs about Individuals (especially for a main cast member) this is not up to modern standards. Kennelly (talk) 23:51, March 30, 2016 (UTC)

  • While the FAC does state an article should be "as complete as possible," I tend to feel that most of those sections are "unnecessary rambling," as in nice to have, but not required. Since removing this article from the FA list on the stated rational alone would make these sections "necessary for an article to be as complete as possible," I have to oppose. That said, I would agree more could be said about his interactions with at least Kirk and Spock. - Archduk3 04:41, March 31, 2016 (UTC)

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