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Phineas Tarbolde - non-canon article. --Gvsualan 19:37, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Delete for above reason. --umrguy42 19:59, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I've removed the noncanon information, however, if anyone wants to flesh this one out. -- `Captain Mike K. Barteltalk 23:01, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Removed note Edit

I removed the following:

  • It seems quite odd or at least coincidentally, that an author from Canopus planet has a rather Human name several decades before humanity begins traveling to the stars.

"It seems quite odd" is not encyclopedic. Besides, many alien names in Star Trek are very human-sounding.

And furthermore, with all the wormholes, aliens moving humans to other planets etc. in Trek he might well have been human. Or it may have been a case of Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planetary Development.– Cleanse 10:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Phineas Edit

So, why is the author *Phineas* Tarbolde? Why not Joe or Sam? Where do we get "Phineas" from? GSchnitzer 01:27, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

From Tarbolde's fat mother, that's what she named him. -- Captain MKB 01:43, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Well, I guess my question wasn't really clear. Why does anyone think "Phineas" was Tabolde's first name? It's not said in dialogue and it's not in the script and it's not seen onscreen. Should this just be an entry for "Tabolde" instead of "Phineas Tabolde?" What's the canon source for this first name? GSchnitzer 18:53, February 6, 2010 (UTC)

That is indeed true (seems I was partially on track 5 years ago about this name). The name Phineas was not given in Mitchell's dialog. The name seems to come only from the Star Trek Concordance. --Alan 19:19, February 6, 2010 (UTC)
And now that I've fixed all the links, I see that there was a reference on the "Far Beyond the Stars" page that states: "A poster outside the Rendezvous Dance Club can be seen advertising "Phineas Tarbolde and the Nightingale Woman"." While that is most certainly an in-joke (like The Cage ref) it would most likely (for all intents and purposes of this site) not be the same person (or in this case, likely a 1950s Earth musical act or something; unless the guy was an ET who visited Harlem for something :P). --Alan 19:29, February 6, 2010 (UTC)