Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests

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Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators Dank, Jimfbleak, and Mike Christie, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

The rules for nominations are relatively simple:

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here)
  • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that have not yet been scheduled (10 spaces), or a non-specific date (4 spaces). If a section is full, you can wait for a vacancy, or ask the coordinators for advice. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with the TFA coordinators beforehand.

It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.

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Today's featured article (TFA):

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How to post a new nomination:

I.
Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.


II.
Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.

You're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed (including spaces) is usually between 1025 and 1175 characters. Add a suitable free-use image if available; fair use images are not allowed.

III.
Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.

It would also then be helpful to add the nomination to the summary chart, following the examples there. Please include the name of the article that you are nominating in your edit summary.

If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please then notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.

Scheduling:

In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).


Summary chart[edit]

Currently accepting requests from May 11 to June 10.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Carnaby's black cockatoo 4 0
Nonspecific 2 Vampire 5 1
Nonspecific 3 Zenobia 1 0
Nonspecific 4
May 20 Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) 50th anniversary of this song's chart debut 2 0
May 21 OK Computer 20th anniversary of release 3 0
May 24 U.S. Route 113 100th anniversary of completion of first section of constituent DuPont Highway 5 0
May 25 William Henry Bury 1 4
May 28 Menacer 1 0

Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Carnaby's black cockatoo[edit]

adult female feeding, Kings Park, WA

Carnaby's black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is a large black cockatoo endemic to south western Australia. Measuring 53–58 cm (21–23 in) in length, it has a short crest on the top of its head, prominent white cheek patches and a white tail band. The body feathers are edged with white giving a scalloped appearance. Carnaby's black cockatoo nests in hollows situated high in trees with fairly large diameters, generally Eucalyptus. Populations to the north of Perth have become dependent on pine plantations. Much of its habitat has been lost to land clearing and development and it is threatened by further habitat destruction. With its population having halved over fifty years, Carnaby's black cockatoo is listed as endangered by the Federal and Western Australian governments. It is also classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Like most parrots and cockatoos, it is protected by CITES, an international agreement, that makes trade, export, and import of listed wild-caught species illegal. Carnaby's black cockatoo is part of an annual census, the Great Cocky Count, that has been held every year since 2009 to track the population change of threatened black cockatoo species in Western Australia.(Full article...)

Question/comment (greetings, Cas!): reading the blurb I felt something was off—I didn't get a sense of why this bird is notable beyond any other black cockatoo. Is it the description by Ivan Carnaby? Then that's missing entirely. Is it the IUCN listing? Then the lead is buried. Thoughts? —ATS 🖖 talk 18:40, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Well it's a species of cockatoo that is endangered. Other than that it is no more or less notable than any other species of cockatoo. Actually its beak is interesting as it and another species are differentiated by beak shape. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:15, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
I rejigged it like this Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:25, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support rewrite. Face-smile.svgATS 🖖 talk 17:28, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support with slight change - I think that it would be better to have the blurb say "Like most parrots and cockatoos" to clear up any confusion from the fact that the common name does not include the word "parrot". RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 22:14, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Alright then, done Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:25, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per above comments. Aoba47 (talk) 09:51, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment is there nothing actually hooky or interesting in the article that could be placed in this TFA blurb? There's nothing wrong it as it stands, but it's a very bland statement of fact which could probably apply to every such bird. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:53, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I have added a bit about the Great Cocky Count so that's a spot of civic duty. See, I find the fact that it is black and not white can be interesting to others - IRL I have explained about black cockies to people overseas and they have been surprised, thinking all cockies are white. Threatened species I think are important in highlighting environmental awareness and the fact that this critter became dependent on a non-native resource (pine plantations). Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:17, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I think the clue to its colour is in the name, but I take the point that it's unusual nevertheless. Thanks, I support this TFA. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:01, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Vampire[edit]

The Vampire, by Philip Burne-Jones, 1897

A vampire is a being from folklore who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today's gaunt, pale vampire which dates from the early 19th century. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in most cultures, the term vampire was not popularised in the West until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Early folk belief in vampires has sometimes been ascribed to the ignorance of the body's process of decomposition after death and how people in pre-industrial societies tried to rationalise this, creating the figure of the vampire to explain the mysteries of death. Porphyria was also linked with legends of vampirism in 1985 and received much media exposure, but has since been largely discredited. The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century. However, it is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula which is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s):
  • Main editors: Casliber, Spawn Man
  • Promoted: January 21, 2008
  • Reasons for nomination: originally promoted on November 4, 2003, it was mainpaged on July 13, 2004. At that time the article looked like this. Hence we are looking at mainpaging a majorly different article some 13 years later. I like this article as it is broad, popular culture yet has some scholarly material, and there has been little else like it in the FA cache to go on the main page. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:03, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as nominator. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:03, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Fascinating, enjoyable read. —ATS 🖖 talk 19:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - we have few TFAs like this, so very good for diversity. Is this one of the first renominations? In any case, 13 years is a long time... FunkMonk (talk) 21:54, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Good choice. SarahSV (talk) 17:13, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Interesting read and a very excellent choice. Aoba47 (talk) 09:52, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose as there are still well over one thousand featured articles that haven't been on the Main Page. Jonathunder (talk) 00:29, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • True, but the issue is topic variety...and we have very little folklore material (as opposed to birds, hurricanes, fungi, banksias etc.), which is why I proposed this. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:23, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Jonathunder, it was recently decided on the TFA talk to allow reruns of articles which first appeared more than five years ago. The reason was that the dwindling stock of FAs that have not been on MP contains a significant number of old FAs that don't meet current standards or have not been maintained. Of the others, most are restricted to a few topics, and, as Cas Liber says, we can't get a balance across the month without reruns. Do you have any other grounds for your oppose? Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:15, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
What keeps you from nominating it for TFA? There are many days in the year, you know. Also, I could be wrong, but it may have been FAC nominated by someone who doesn't want their articles as TFA (Sagaciousphil is against, don't know about Eric Corbett), an issue which further decreases the pool of TFAs, and which is currently being discussed.[1] FunkMonk (talk) 13:49, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support amongst the "well over one thousand" FAs that haven't been on the main page, this was main-paged in a bygone era, 13 years ago is a long time in human terms, let alone Wikipedia terms. Better to feature quality articles, particularly as they have evolved substantially since the time they were first on the main page. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:56, 19 April 2017 (UTC)a
  • Support: Oh god yes. Remains one of my favourite articles here. Ceoil (talk) 22:51, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Zenobia[edit]

Coin depicting Zenobia as empress

Zenobia (c. 240 – c. 274) was a third-century queen of the Syria-based Palmyrene Empire. She was born to a noble Palmyrene family and married the ruler of the city, Odaenathus. Her husband became king in 260, elevating Palmyra to supreme power in the Near East by defeating the Sassanians and stabilizing the Roman East. After Odaenathus' assassination, Zenobia became the regent of her son Vaballathus and held de facto power throughout his reign. In 270, Zenobia launched an invasion which brought most of the Roman East under her sway and culminated with the annexation of Egypt. However, in reaction to Roman emperor Aurelian's campaign in 272, Zenobia declared her son emperor and assumed the title of empress (declaring Palmyra's secession from Rome). The Romans were victorious after heavy fighting; the queen was besieged in her capital and captured by Aurelian, who exiled her to Rome where she spent the remainder of her life. Zenobia was a cultured monarch and fostered an intellectual environment in her court, which was open to scholars and philosophers. The queen maintained a stable administration which governed a multicultural, multiethnic empire. Zenobia died after 274, and many tales have been recorded about her fate. Her rise and fall have inspired historians, artists and novelists, and she is a national hero in Syria. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Djedkare Isesi was an ancient Egyptian ruler that was TFA on February 21, but there is little to no connection. There was a Syria related article in January 31 (Hasan al-Kharrat), but there is no connection other than the country.
  • Main editors: Attar-Aram syria
  • Promoted: February 17, 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: Syria is often in the news for horrible reasons these days, so it is important to highlight the rich history of the country, with an article about a female Syrian leader, no less. Palmyra has also been in the news recently, so it is a good article for providing context to readers. Just missed the Syrian independence day by a few days, sadly. Perhaps Palmyra can get that slot next year...
  • Support as nominator. FunkMonk (talk) 21:51, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

May 20[edit]

Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song)[edit]

Here We Go Again label

"Here We Go Again" is a country music standard written by Don Lanier and Red Steagall that first charted as a rhythm and blues single by Ray Charles from the 1967 album Ray Charles Invites You to Listen. It was produced by Joe Adams for ABC Records/Tangerine Records, and spent twelve consecutive weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 15. A cover version by Nancy Sinatra charted for five weeks in 1969. Johnny Duncan charted with the song on Billboard's Hot Country Songs for five weeks in 1972, while Roy Clark did so for seven weeks in 1982. Another version sung by Norah Jones and Charles appeared on his 2004 album Genius Loves Company, earning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards (posthumously for Charles, who died in 2004). The song lent its name to Steagall's 2007 album, and has has been covered in a wide variety of musical genres. Many of the more recent covers have been sung as duets, including one by Jones and Willie Nelson (with Wynton Marsalis accompanying) released on their 2011 tribute album Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles. (Full article...)

May 21[edit]

OK Computer[edit]

A Macintosh computer from the 1990s, like the kind used by Radiohead to generate synthesized voices for the album

OK Computer is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released in 1997 on EMI subsidiaries Parlophone and Capitol Records. The band made a deliberate attempt to distance themselves from the guitar-oriented, lyrically introspective style of prior works like The Bends. OK Computer's abstract lyrics, densely layered sound and eclectic range of influences laid the groundwork for the more experimental style Radiohead adopted beginning with their next album, Kid A. Initially, record label executives feared the album would be difficult to market due to its progressive sound and apparent lack of hit singles. However, the album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and became the band's highest album entry on the American charts at the time, debuting at number 21 on the Billboard 200. Critics and fans have noted that the album's lyrics and music depict a world fraught with rampant consumerism, social alienation, emotional isolation and political malaise; in this capacity, it is often interpreted as having prescient insight into the mood of 21st-century life. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Agharta (November 4, 2016)
  • Main editors: Brandt Luke Zorn
  • Promoted: October 10, 2012
  • Reasons for nomination: 20th anniversary of release
  • Support as nominator. Sunshineisles2 (talk) 21:29, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as the primary contributor to the article, I'd quite like to see this on the main page for its "official" 20th anniversary (earliest global release date). I've made some minor rewording to the caption. For the image, I'd recommend the 2001 portrait of frontman Thom Yorke (the closest in time to this album's release of any available free images and, I think, evocative of this album's tone with its moody blue lighting). There's also a cropped version of the same image, but I think I prefer the full portrait which also gets the guitar in frame. Other proposals welcome! —BLZ · talk 20:23, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Second thoughts on the image: One of the most famous unconventional elements of OK Computer is the use of old Macintosh text-to-speech software on "Fitter Happier" (and the background of "Paranoid Android"). Additionally, the word "computer" is right there in the title, and technological dread is the one of the central themes of the whole album. I can't be 100% sure which model of Macintosh computer Radiohead would have used, but I've included two images below. I like the look of the LC II or Mac II images, both of which have a keyboard and mouse and look more like "a generic old computer" than "a Mac" in particular. The Fred voice has been on any given Macintosh since 1984, so there is no need to get a precise model for it to be broadly accurate. Given that it's the 20th anniversary and likely to be a bit of a nostalgia trip for many readers, I like the idea of reminding folks, both old and young alike, what household computers actually looked like at that time two decades ago when these dour English blokes were darkly ruminating on the subject. Also offsets a minor concern of mine that while the 2001 Yorke portrait is pretty good, it's not quite accurate as a representation of "OK Computer-era Radiohead" (they'd released two subsequent albums by then) and would be fudging it a little bit. —BLZ · talk 20:57, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. This is an excellent article, and May 21st is the perfect time to showcase it as TFA on its 20th anniversary. Moisejp (talk) 04:09, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support but I'd like to see the date in the blurb so there are, erm, No Suprises. ;) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 07:08, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment As Jimfbleak let me know on my talk page, OK Computer will not be able to run on May 21. Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) is set to run on May 20 for the 50th anniversary of its chart debut, a much more significant anniversary than OK Computer's 20th, and we can't run music articles on back-to-back days. However, there is another window to catch OK Computer's 20th: although May 21 is the date of the album's debut in Japan, the first global market that the album was released in, the album was not released in the band's home country the UK until June 16. I will renominate this TFAR in a few days, once June 16 is in the window of days that can get nominations.
  • Thank you all for your support so far! Especially Sunshineisles2 for catching the anniversary that I had marked down somewhere else and nominating this article. To Sunshineisles2, Moisejp, and HJ Mitchell, I will ping you all again when I reopen the nomination and I would certainly welcome your support a second time. —BLZ · talk 17:41, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


May 24[edit]

U.S. Route 113[edit]

Southern terminus of US 113

U.S. Route 113 (US 113) is a U.S. Highway that extends 75 miles (121 km) from US 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, north to Delaware Route 1 in Milford, Delaware. The highway, which until 2003 reconnected with US 13 in Dover, Delaware, serves the Maryland towns of Snow Hill and Berlin and the Delaware towns of Selbyville, Millsboro, and Georgetown. The route was improved as an all-weather road in the 1910s. The Delaware portion of the route, including the former designation from Milford to Dover, was built as the DuPont Highway, the first sections of which were completed May 24, 1917. US 113 was widened and reconstructed in the 1930s and 1940s, including a bypass of Dover. The route was expanded to a divided highway starting in the 1950s. The remaining two-lane section in Maryland will be eliminated by the early 2020s. Delaware has long-term plans to upgrade its portion of US 113 to a freeway. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): The most recent road transport article was Interstate 8 on March 26, 2017. The most recent mainline U.S. Highway article was U.S. Route 491 on July 4, 2011.
  • Main editors: Viridiscalculus
  • Promoted: April 3, 2011
  • Reasons for nomination: May 24, 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the completion of the first sections of the DuPont Highway, the southern half of which later became the Delaware portion of U.S. Route 113. This is also my first FA to appear at TFA.
  • Support as nominator.  V 01:42, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Important anniversary, also a while since we had a U.S. Route as TFA. Dough487210th 04:53, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support—for a very worth anniversary. It's not every day we have a centennial to celebrate on the Main Page. Imzadi 1979  10:02, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per above. --Rschen7754 17:19, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Support- Great article, centennial. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 03:27, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

May 25[edit]

William Henry Bury[edit]

Sketch of Bury from The Dundee Courier

William Henry Bury (25 May 1859 – 24 April 1889) was suspected of being the notorious serial killer "Jack the Ripper". He was hanged for the murder of his wife Ellen in 1889, and was the last person executed in Dundee, Scotland. Bury was orphaned at an early age and was educated at a charitable school; after a few years as a clerk, he fell into financial difficulty, was dismissed for theft, and became a street peddler. In 1887, he moved to London, where he married probable prostitute Ellen Elliot. During their brief marriage, they faced mounting financial pressure. In January 1889, they moved to Dundee. The following month, Bury strangled his wife with a rope, stabbed her dead body, and hid the corpse. A few days later, he turned himself in. Tried and convicted, he was sentenced to death by hanging. Bury killed his wife shortly after the height of the London Whitechapel murders. Bury's previous abode near Whitechapel, and similarities between the two men's crimes led the press to suggest that Bury was the Ripper. Bury protested his innocence in the Ripper crimes, and the police discounted him as a suspect. Later authors have built on the earlier accusations, but the idea that Bury was the Ripper is not widely accepted. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Haven't been any recent criminal articles
  • Main editors: Ian Rose, DrKay, Mark Arsten
  • Promoted: April 27, 2013
  • Reasons for nomination: Article subject's 158th birthday
  • Support as nominator. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 17:34, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose for this date. My objection is the same as that which I registered with regard to the same nominator's proposal for 16 May: we should not appear to be celebrating or marking the birthdays of terrorists, murderers, serial killers etc. Again the main editors don't appear to have been consulted. Brianboulton (talk) 21:28, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't feel comfortable with this material on main page. I don't feel as strongly about it as the May 16 nomination but still... Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:01, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Is this really a discussion that even needs to be had? ‑ Iridescent 15:52, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:22, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose it's nice to see that all across the main page we are now moving away from macabre "celebrations" of the births or deaths of those who committed heinous crimes. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:00, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Coordinator's comment as with Khalid al-Mihdhar, I accept that we should not celebrate his "birthday". However, unlike that article, his crimes are so long ago that no living person can be significantly affected. Assuming that there are no other problems with the article (I haven't checked yet) I see no reason why this should run on any other date this month. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:35, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

May 27[edit]

Waiting (2015 film)[edit]

Waiting is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Anu Menon. Produced by Priti Gupta and Manish Mundra under the banner of Ishka Films and Drishyam Films respectively, the film was co-written by Menon and James Ruzicka, and stars Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles. Waiting focuses on the relationship between two people from different walks of life who befriend each other in a hospital, while nursing their respective comatose spouses. The film had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival on 11 December 2015 to positive reviews from critics. It was released theatrically in India on 27 May 2016. Upon release in India, Waiting was well-received by critics with particular praise for the performances of Koechlin and Shah, and Menon's direction. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): March 27, 2017; Mayabazar
  • Main editors: Numerounovedant
  • Promoted: 16 April 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: Looking to see it at main page on 27 May 2017, as the film was released on the same date the previous year.
  • Support as nominator. NumerounovedantTalk 15:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

May 28[edit]

Menacer[edit]

Menacer

The Menacer is a light gun peripheral released by Sega in 1992 for its Sega Genesis and Sega CD video game consoles. It was created in response to Nintendo's Super Scope and as Sega's successor to the Master System Light Phaser. The gun is built from three detachable parts, and communicates with the television via an infrared sensor. The Menacer was announced at the May 1992 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago and was released later that year. The gun was bundled with a pack-in six-game cartridge of mostly shooting gallery games. Sega also released a Menacer bundle with Terminator 2: The Arcade Game. Mac Senour was responsible for the Menacer project and designed the six-game pack. He originally proposed non-shooting minigames based on existing Sega licenses, but most of the prototypes were abandoned due to high cost in favor of more shooting-type games. Sega did not plan another first-party release for the Menacer apart from the included multi-game cartridge. Compatible games were published through 1995. The Menacer is remembered as a critical and commercial flop. Critics found the six-game pack subpar and repetitive, and criticized the peripheral's lack of games. The ToeJam & Earl spinoff game was held in the highest regard, and reviewers recommended the Terminator 2 game. A direct-to-TV light gun that includes the six-game Menacer pack was released in 2005. (Full article...)