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When you're writing an article for Memory Alpha, consider the audience you're writing for. Since Memory Alpha is intended primarily for Star Trek fans, readers are likely to already be familiar with the basic premise and setting of the subject. However, it never hurts to be too careful, so specifying the appropriate series (or at least the century) is encouraged, so that the topic can easily be placed.
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