This question specifically asks about historic characters created on the holodeck.

I was unable to find a definitive list, so I would like to know how many actual Earth history figures have been recreated on the holodeck?

This answer was posted about historic characters who've appeared (in TOS) via means other than the holodeck.

Star Trek: TOS didn't have any newfangled, highfalutin' holler-decks. Instead we had to make do with historical figures living through to Starfleet times, or with aliens recreating famous people to try to kill Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and various red shirts.

I flagged it as "not an answer" on the grounds that it does not attempt to answer the question but the flag has come back as "disputed" and the answer remains in place.

If we don't like the question asked, can we just make up our own different questions and answer them?

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    Worth noting that the original question (before you edited it) specifically mentioned TOS, in which holodecks hadn't been invented yet. Possibly a case of a confused OP rather than the answerer "making up their own different question". – Rand al'Thor Oct 25 '17 at 15:58
  • @Randal'thor - That certainly doesn't change the fact that the question was about holodecks, not aliens. – Valorum Oct 25 '17 at 16:22
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    @Randal'Thor regardless of the scope, it was asking SPECIFICALLY about holodecks. – Edlothiad Oct 25 '17 at 17:00
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    Ugh, this site is going downhill. They'll let anyone moderate review queues these days. FWIW the review instructions didn't mention the NAA flag, so I hadn't read the question carefully. I said the answer looks OK because on it's own it was not low-quality/nonsense. Agree it is NAA though. – Z. Cochrane Oct 26 '17 at 11:36
  • @zabeus - re-flag it then (if you can). – Valorum Oct 26 '17 at 12:53

In this instance, it appears the flag was marked disputed because its trip through the queue resulted in two "looks ok" and two "recommend deletion" reviews.

Remember, only Community‚ô¶ can dispute flags, based on the results of the review.


This flag should not have been disputed. The answer in question is clearly not an attempt to answer the question asked, it's an attempt to answer an entirely different question of the OP's own devising.

Although it contains potentially interesting information, if the OP is interested in posting info about historic characters who've appeared in Star Trek outside of the holodeck, they should have posted a new question (perhaps "which historical characters have been depicted in TOS") and then self-answered that question instead of subverting this question.

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