- I'd think that qualifies, in my opinion -- Captain M.K.B. 23:29, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Relation to Will Decker?Edit
Unless someone has some other kind of resource citation beyond it being "implied by the intentions of the production staff", I propose that the explicit connection between Matt Decker and Will Decker be removed. I have reviewed the Star Trek II Writers/Directors Guide and the book Star Trek: Phase II - The Making of the Lost Series. The Guide says nothing explicit, just that Decker's forefathers were all Starfleet, some of flag rank. The book appears to say nothing about a connection except a comment from Jon Povill in a December 1, 1977 memo that "I thought it had been mentioned the Decker's father would be the Commodore Decker who died in the "Doomsday Machine" episode." A vague memory of a potential conversation about an abortive idea that never made it to any script or other production material does not a valid resource make. The information can be contained as non-canon commentary at the end as a sort of Background, but should not be in the body of the article. Unless someone has something better as a resource, I'll go ahead and make the change. Aholland 12:57, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
- Good work fixing the article, Mr. Holland! I'd keep Mr. Povill's comment here as a thought for a future expansion, after all, who knows if we'll find another occurrence of an official source confirming the relationship. Until then this is a clear cut case of the "in-universe POV" of the article matching the allowable data -- that is, everything available from the productions themselves. -- Captain M.K.B. 23:29, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
- Star Trek.com is not canon :-) – Cleanse 11:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
- Likewise, in most of the preliminary drafts of the episode's teleplay, Decker did not sacrifice himself, but instead survived to admit his mistakes and voluntarily retire. The core of this scene was later recycled into the ending of "The Deadly Years", where Commodore Stocker admits to Kirk that his taking command of the Enterprise was in the wrong.
- William Windom once said, at a public appearance, that he patterned his portrayal of the character after Humphrey Bogart's Captain Queeg from The Caine Mutiny, particularly the obsessive-compulsive habit of toying with objects in his hands.