Talk:The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise

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I listed this article for deletion. The editor removing the prod stated that I should look for sources or merge to another article. The problem is pretty simple: as there are not sources, there is nothing to merge. I am not going to take unsourced material from this article and move it elsewhere. As a result, I am left with two options: replace the article with a redirect or deletion. I will redirect this article in a couple of days. If there are any reverts without bringing reliable sources to the article, I'll take it to AfD. - SummerPhD (talk) 14:10, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Although this is now a very old comment, I felt it was worth rebutting (albeit feebly). Since the page has survived, I'm sure that others have recognised it's importance, however this will point to the reasons for anyone not familiar with the topic. Although I haven't had a chance to find appropriate sources for these opinions, I am sure they can be found easily enough if this ever gets raised again.
Star Trek itself has been hugely influential in English-speaking culture, as well as many other cultures, not to mention specific influences in the Television and Science Fiction communities. The sketch which is the topic of this article is not only evidence of this continuing in 1976, already many years after cancellation of the original series, but it was also key to reinforcing the memory of the show and its key elements. Star Trek has been widely parodied, however this particular example is widely considered one of the finest and itself most influential among them. I apologise for the weasel words, however I am sure that they could be supported with some research should it be necessary. GC248 (talk) 19:01, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
It was one of the very few times that Trek was in the "mainstream media" in the U.S. at all during 1970-1978... AnonMoos (talk) 16:47, 3 June 2014 (UTC)