This page is considered an official policy on Star Trek Expanded Universe. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

Star Trek Expanded Universe's point of view (POV) is that of a character inside the fictional Star Trek universe. Articles about individuals, starships, planet, etc should be written as if they existed.


The USS Starship was a Federation vessel from the 23rd century. (Star Trek: Fan Fiction)

Instead of

The USS Starship is a Federation vessel from Star Trek: Fan Fiction

Given that Star Trek spans from the distant past to the far future in most cases articles should be written in past tense. Try to view yourself as a historian looking back at this events at the end of time.

Real world articlesEdit

Articles about the Star Trek franchise and production (eg. fan fiction, fan films, fan comics, actors, etc.), which are not part of the Star Trek universe are referred to as real world articles since they exist in the "real world".

In terms of tense use whichever is the most appropriate;

Star Trek: Phase II is a fan film series...
DeForest Kelley was an American born actor well known for his role as Leonard "Bones" McCoy...

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