removed bg note Edit
Unnecesary speculation. -- Capricorn 02:38, December 7, 2010 (UTC)
Name change Edit
In the notes section to the entry for "Central Bureau of Penology, Stockholm", in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 126), the authors write, A few cargo modules glimpsed in the cargo bay of Deep Space 9 bore cargo labels suggesting that they had been sent from this bureau to Dr. Van Gelder at the Tantalus colony, a tip of the hat to "Dagger of the Mind". On the cargo labels, this bureau is called the Central Bureau of Rehabilitation. To account for this discrepancy, and acknowledging the intent of the authors which was that this was the same body as the Central Bureau of Penology, I have included a sentence saying the bureau had been renamed and bore the name seen in the cargo labels in the 24th century.--Memphis77 (talk) 00:53, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
- I think that's way to much of a leap to make, and reverted it. Because: 1) Production sources acknowledging something was meant as a homage doesn't automatically mean they meant to establish continuity, think Delta Vega. 2) them enlightening us as to what the thinking behind something was does not make their logic fact. 3) beyond that, in cases where there's two organizations with different names operating in two eras, I think the standard thing to do would be to give them both articles even if it's made pretty clear that one is a successor to the other.
- The STE is chock full of small extra tidbits from very authoritative people, but I think allowing these facts to impact how we present in-universe information is a line that should not be crossed. -- Capricorn (talk) 14:54, June 7, 2017 (UTC)