TOS mention Edit
- I've just checked the script here, and Gamma Canaris IV isn't mentioned. Here's the part where Gamma Canaris is mentioned:
- Whatever that thing is outside, he yanked us off course from the Enterprise. Now on course 98, mark 12, heading directly toward Gamma Canaris region. We've got to get Miss Hedford to the Enterprise.
Not Gamma Canaris IV! Edit
See here: Kieran's data @ Spike's site
It's actually Gamma Canaris N, which is a tip-of-the-hat to the planet seen in TOS: "Metamorphosis". Although the name of the planet was not explicit (it was in the "Gamma Canaris region"), The infamous TNG chart, StarTrek.com and Trimble's Concordance all call it Gamma Canaris N , which is quite possibly from the script.
- I just had another look at that personnel file - and found that it apparently says: "GAMMA CARANIS N". Now, what do we make of that? :) -- Cid Highwind 17:49, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
From Talk:Companion's homeworld Edit
Since startrek.com and an apocryphal source all give this planetoid the name Gamma Canaris N, I suggest a merge, since there are no competing names and this is currently essentially a descriptive name. --Pseudohuman 20:12, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
- It's also the name the Star Trek Concordance gives it. I support the suggestion. --Defiant 20:53, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
If anyone has the script of "Metamorphosis", I suspect the scenes on the planet are called "EXT. GAMMA CANARIS N" in it? because it is the name star trek.com and Concordance gave this unnamed planetoid, and usually those sources get these names from the scripts. In the episode the planetoid is said to be in an asteroid field in the "Gamma Canaris region" and "Scanners report approximately seven thousand bodies of sizes running from types A to N." So based on just that, the naming of these uncharted asteroids/planetoids appears to be a combination of region+type. But it appears to be an official name for this planetoid too based on its use later on in the series. --Pseudohuman (talk) 10:05, October 6, 2013 (UTC)
- Assuming that all of this is the case (and we'd need confirmation, I think), I'm still not sure we should make this connection, at least not based on the "system+type=name" assumption. Obviously, 14 letters aren't enough to individually name 7,000 planetoids, so something else would need to play a role here, anyway. --Cid Highwind (talk) 11:42, October 6, 2013 (UTC)
Oh no please don't misunderstand, i'm also not supporting that my farfetched region+type hypothesis should be the basis of anything. Essentially this is just a case of two official reference sources connecting the two: the name "Gamma Canaris N" and the unnamed planetoid seen on screen. and apocryphal stories using this name also. And the name popping up in canon in two graphics later on, confirming it is not just a non-canon name. --Pseudohuman (talk) 12:32, October 6, 2013 (UTC)