Does the fact, that he was navigator on a shuttle automatically make him a navigator of the Enterprise itself like Chekov or Riley? I think he should be removed from said template. Kennelly 14:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Irrelevent speculation Edit

I removed the following speculation that had nothing to do with the subject of the article:

It is unknown what happened to his phaser after it fell off his belt. This may constitute a violation of the Prime Directive on Mr. Spock's part since he did not retrieve it. Since this issue was never discussed it may be possible to assume that there exists some exceptions to the Prime Directive based on the situation. Possibly Star Fleet crewmen under undue duress are not required to endanger their lives to prevent the Prime Directive from being violated. This is of course speculation.

Even if it did [have something to do with the article], speculation does not belong in an encyclopedia article. --From Andoria with Love 18:20, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

I can see why this was removed. However I don't think it is so much to note that his phaser was lost, and that this is a legitimate or at least fairly legitimate line of reasoning. I will go read the Prime Directive site--don't worry I won't add anything.
I am going to add to clarify what I said before. I was going to read up on what the Prime Directive is known to say, and as I said I am not going to change anything. I will say this though it is a definite fact that Latimer's phaser did fall off his belt--I just watched the episode, and that this does belong in the article because it is fact. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Fact or not, what does it have to do with Latimer as a person/character? That's where the problem lies. The fact that he dropped his phaser (which is a production nit that we typically don't allow anyway) is irrelevant to the character, and thus, irrelevant to the article. --From Andoria with Love 21:15, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

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