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==Canon and continuity==
 
==Canon and continuity==
''Star Trek: Pendragon'' accepts as canon those productions which {{ma|Paramount Pictures}} accept, meaning the original ''Star Trek'', its live action spinoffs, and the ten motion pictures. Additionally, the ''Pendragon'' staff accept the animated ''Star Trek'' series as canon, as well as numerous novels, comics and other material.
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''Star Trek: Pendragon'' accepts as canon those productions which [[memoryalpha:Paramount Pictures|Paramount Pictures]] accept, meaning the original ''Star Trek'', its live action spinoffs, and the ten motion pictures. Additionally, the ''Pendragon'' staff accept the animated ''Star Trek'' series as canon, as well as numerous novels, comics and other material.
   
A notable exception is the series ''{{ma|Star Trek: Enterprise}}''. Because of what the authors considered its "blatant disregard for established ''Trek'' canon and convention," the ''Pendragon'' staff had decided to either ignore the series, or retcon certain aspects of it to fit with previous information. However, once the ''Enterprise'''s fourth season began and [[memoryalpha:Manny Coto|Manny Coto]] became the showrunner, the writing improved dramatically, and canon was respected again. In consequence, the Coto-era ''Enterprise'' episodes are accepted as canon, and the problems of the previous three seasons are assumed to result from the changes of the [[Temporal Cold War]]. In the "corrected timeline," ''Pendragon'' assumes, things were different. The notable exception to this rule is the episode "These Are the Voyages," which hearkened back to the pre-Coto era. The canonicity of the episode itself is questionable, and ''Pendragon'' follows the Pocket Books' ''Enterprise'' Relaunch novels continuity in this regard.
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A notable exception is the series ''[[memoryalpha:Star Trek: Enterprise|Star Trek: Enterprise]]''. Because of its blatant disregard for established ''Trek'' canon and convention, the ''Pendragon'' staff had decided to either ignore the series, or retcon certain aspects of it to fit with previous information. However, once the ''Enterprise'''s fourth season began and [[memoryalpha:Manny Coto|Manny Coto]] became the showrunner, the writing improved dramatically, and canon was respected again. In consequence, the Coto-era ''Enterprise'' episodes are accepted as canon, and the problems of the previous three seasons are assumed to result from the changes of the [[Temporal Cold War]]. In the "corrected timeline," ''Pendragon'' assumes, things were different. The notable exception to this rule is the episode "These Are the Voyages," which hearkened back to the pre-Coto era. The canonicity of this episode remains to be determined.
   
Additionally, events and information presented in several novels published by {{mb|Pocket Books}} are considered "canonical" for ''Pendragon'', either in whole or in part. These include:
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Additionally, events and information presented in several novels published by [[startrekwiki:Pocket Books|Pocket Books]] are considered "canonical" for ''Pendragon'', either in whole or in part. These include:
*''{{mb|Final Frontier}}'' and ''{{mb|Best Destiny}}'' by {{mb|Diane Carey}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:Final Frontier|Final Frontier]]'' and ''[[startrekwiki:Best Destiny|Best Destiny]]'' by [[startrekwiki:Diane Carey|Diane Carey]]
*''{{mb|Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages|The Rihannsu Saga}}'' by {{mb|Diane Duane}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages|The Rihannsu Saga]]'' by [[startrekwiki:Diane Duane|Diane Duane]]
*''{{mb|The Ashes of Eden}}'', ''{{mb|The Return (novel)|The Return}}'', ''{{mb|Avenger}}'' and ''{{mb|Spectre|Spectre}}'' by {{mb|William Shatner}} and {{mb|Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:The Ashes of Eden|The Ashes of Eden]]'', ''[[startrekwiki:The Return (novel)|The Return]]'', ''[[startrekwiki:Avenger|Avenger]]'' and ''[[startrekwiki:Spectre|Spectre]]'' by [[startrekwiki:William Shatner|William Shatner]] and [[startrekwiki:Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens|Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens]]
*''{{mb|Vulcan's Forge (novel)|Vulcan's Forge}}'', ''{{mb|Vulcan's Heart}}'', and the ''{{mb|Vulcan's Soul}}'' trilogy by {{mb|Josepha Sherman}} and {{mb|Susan Schwartz}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:Vulcan's Forge (novel)|Vulcan's Forge]]'', ''[[startrekwiki:Vulcan's Heart|Vulcan's Heart]]'', and the ''[[startrekwiki:Vulcan's Soul|Vulcan's Soul]]'' trilogy by [[startrekwiki:Josepha Sherman|Josepha Sherman]] and [[startrekwiki:Susan Schwartz|Susan Schwartz]]
*''{{mb|Sarek (novel)|Sarek}}'' by {{mb|A.C. Crispin}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:Sarek (novel)|Sarek]]'' by [[startrekwiki:A.C. Crispin|A.C. Crispin]]
*''{{mb|The Lost Years}}'' by {{mb|J.M. Dillard|J.M. Dillard}}
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*''[[startrekwiki:The Lost Years|The Lost Years]]'' by [[startrekwiki:J.M. Dillard|J.M. Dillard]]
   
 
Elements of other novels and even comic books are also incorporated into the background of ''Pendragon'', in order to provide a richer tapestry. These include the characters of [[Elias Vaughn]], [[Mackenzie Calhoun]], and [[Matthew Decker (24th century)|Matt Decker]], among others.
 
Elements of other novels and even comic books are also incorporated into the background of ''Pendragon'', in order to provide a richer tapestry. These include the characters of [[Elias Vaughn]], [[Mackenzie Calhoun]], and [[Matthew Decker (24th century)|Matt Decker]], among others.
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Various computer and roleplaying games also play a part in ''Pendragon'' canon, notably the ''Starfleet Academy'' and ''Star Trek: Borg'' PC games, and the RPG materials produced by [[Last Unicorn Games]] and [[Decipher, Inc.]].
 
Various computer and roleplaying games also play a part in ''Pendragon'' canon, notably the ''Starfleet Academy'' and ''Star Trek: Borg'' PC games, and the RPG materials produced by [[Last Unicorn Games]] and [[Decipher, Inc.]].
   
There are parts of ''Pendragon'' background that are drawn piecemeal from different sources. For example, [[Romulan]] culture is drawn primarily from Diane Duane's ''Rihannsu'' novels, but also from LUG's ''The Way of D'era'' sourcebook. When background for something in ''Pendragon'' is created using this "patchwork-quilt" method, often times elements of one source are ignored or altered in favor of preferable, more logical, weighty or "authoritative" elements from another source.
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There are parts of ''Pendragon'' background that are drawn piecemeal from different sources. For example, [[Romulan]] culture is drawn primarily from Diane Duane's ''Rihannsu'' novels, but also from LUG's ''The Way of D'era'' sourcebook. When background for something in Pendragon is created using this "patchwork-quilt" method, often times elements of one source are ignored or altered in favor of preferable, more logical, weighty or "authoritative" elements from another source.
   
 
All these things make up '''Pendragon continuity''', the definition of what fits and what does not within ''Star Trek: Pendragon''. However, ''Pendragon'' continuity can be broken down into two separate divisions: the "mainstream universe" where canon ''Trek'' takes place, and the [[Pendragon timeline|''Pendragon'' timeline]] itself, where the primary action of the series is set.
 
All these things make up '''Pendragon continuity''', the definition of what fits and what does not within ''Star Trek: Pendragon''. However, ''Pendragon'' continuity can be broken down into two separate divisions: the "mainstream universe" where canon ''Trek'' takes place, and the [[Pendragon timeline|''Pendragon'' timeline]] itself, where the primary action of the series is set.
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