This is spelt wrong, it should be Quartum, even though it sounds like Quaratum. zsingaya 21:01, 28 Jan 2005 (CET)

The script maintains this is the correct spelling. -- `Captain Mike K. Bartel 00:24, 29 Jan 2005 (CET)

(Moved from User talk:Cid Highwind) Hello there! I've just finished writing the summary section for TNG: "Disaster", and I noticed that there has been a spelling mistake. The emergency thruster fuel should be spelt Quartum, not Quaratum (there's an article with the incorrect spelling Quaratum as well). I checked the DVD subtitles, and Quartum is correct, even though La Forge pronounces it Quaratum. Many thanks, zsingaya 21:05, 28 Jan 2005 (CET)

The DVD subtitles aren't necessarily correct - if it is pronounced like that in the episode (and the script agrees), we should keep the article here and ignore the subtitles. -- Cid Highwind 00:32, 2005 Jan 29 (CET)
Also, the Encyclopedia and nearly all web sources spell it as quaratum; I made sure to check when I first added the reference (and as Captainmike points out at Talk:Disaster). -- SmokeDetector47 01:16, 2005 Jan 29 (CET)

But, but... its spelt quartum in the Encyclopedia (updated and expanded edition)! I've got it right here on my lap! This I'm not giving up on... the page in the book (pg 396) has Quartum on the top left hand corner. Maybe LeVar Burton pronouned it wrong... zsingaya 13:06, 30 Jan 2005 (CET)

(Answering to this and the discussion on Talk:Disaster) The encyclopedia is not canon. Only the episodes and movies are. This, of course, means that the scripts aren't canon, either, but in this case (spelling of an object), it can at least tell us what the writers of that episode intended. I checked another script of that episode (which, I think, was once published by Paramount), and it is "quaratum". -- Cid Highwind 13:58, 2005 Jan 30 (CET)

Since we can only go by what is actually mentioned in the episodes, I guess we have to go with what La Forge says on the episode. Sorry for the hassle. zsingaya 14:45, 30 Jan 2005 (CET)