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A few days ago, archivist added information about the "sensor device carried by Spock" in the teaser to "The Naked Time", stating that it was a modified Nuclear-Chicago Model 2586 "Cutie Pie" radiation detector. I visually confirmed this and added this reference. Since then, two more episodes have been identified as featuring this prop ("The Enemy Within" and "Obsession")

Question: Is there already an "unnamed devices" article or category under which this prop could be referenced; if not, is one necessary. There are many such unidentified set pieces that have been used through the years. Is a catalogue of these Feinbergers and greeblies either warranted or desired?-- GNDN 23:20, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

From Talk:Howard family candle Edit

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The candle was unnamed, never referred to by anything more specific then "candle", but deserves a bit more then just be a line on candle since it uniquely can be used to connect with Ronan. Hence, this belongs on unnamed tools. -- Capricorn (talk) 12:55, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

I'm on the fence with this one. Although you are technically correct in what you say I'm kind of inclined to apply a little common sense here. Although the candle was never officially named as such, it was a candle that was in use by the Howard family and therefore for the simplicity's sake (and to prevent another "unknown entry") I don't see why it can't just be called that. --| TrekFan Open a channel 16:27, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

If it's a tool that is unnamed then for consistency's sake it belongs on unknown technology. I don't really see any more choice then there is when dealing with a planet or alien without a canon or other permitted name. I do admit the candle has significance beyond that, as a heirloom or a cultural object or whatever. But honestly I'm pretty nebulous as to why we should have an article on some knickknack just because it was particularly prominently featured, especially if it wasn't given any name beyond "that candle". Where does that end, do you give an article to that penis rock that Kirk was yielding so memorably in What Are Little Girls Made Of? There's no framework, because basically we're just not in the business of giving individual articles to nameless one-off props. The article is pretty nice and well-rounded, but really if it wasn't technomagical then it should probably have only deserved a paragraph at Candle. -- Capricorn (talk) 18:27, April 22, 2015 (UTC) Sorry for all the snark, I'm pretty tired -- Capricorn (talk) 18:28, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

I agree with Capricorn and performed the merge. Tom (talk) 11:12, July 31, 2015 (UTC)

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