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Blood and Fire Edit
Removed the following because fan films are an Invalid resource, and a pitch that was not produced is not canon.
Gerrold reportedly pitched a script for Star Trek: The Next Generation involving infections of bloodworms carried by helpless victims. The story used bloodworm infection as a metaphor for the 1980s AIDS crisis, describing the same kinds of mistreatment and persecution of carriers. The story was adapted for the New Voyages fan film episode "Blood and Fire" – The preceding unsigned comment was added by ZenMondo (talk • contribs).
- While not canon, unproduced stories are valid background information, so long as they can be cited. They are actually "Production and reference materials" in the policy you cite. Thus I returned that bit of the note.
- The fan film stuff is indeed an "invalid resource" and shouldn't be mentioned anywhere.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 04:39, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Cleanse, I was unsure about that edit if it should be the whole paragraph or just the last sentence. Can the pitched script be cited anywhere? ZenMondo 08:22, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
- I cited it to the website provided at Undeveloped Star Trek episodes. That in turn refers to Trek: The Unauthorized Behind-The-Scenes Story of The Next Generation, but since I don't have the book I didn't add that reference.
- It's a well-known script. Wikipedia has an article on the script with some more citations - it was mentioned in Star Trek Monthly for example. See Blood and Fire (Star Trek). Also, a google books search came up with quite a few hits - . Hope that helps. – Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 09:42, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
This article and Stratagem mention that the bloodworms themselves were used to erase Degra's memory. I REALLY don't think that was the case, since they clean the lymphatic system and that has to do with the body's immune system. I think they were injected to create the illusion that the bloodworms were some kind of interrogation mechanism.- JustPhil 23:35, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think anything incorrect was said on those pages: Degra was injected with blood worms as an explanation for his (non-bloodworm caused) memory loss, and the pages note this but don't incorrectly link the bloodworms to the memory loss. However the text may be a bit confusing, and so I've done my best to tweak them to make things more clear. -- Capricorn (talk) 19:03, October 10, 2015 (UTC)