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Talk:Battlestar Galactica (2003)

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This series of articles has a proposed development sheet. The listed are top priorities for these articles.

Short Term Goals
Character and Actor Pages: Finish making pages for billed and recurring cast.
Showpage: Move In-Depth sections on main showpage to their own articles.
Showpage: Add the seasons the billed/secondary cast were on in the "Duration" column.
Episode Page: Change the photo for Resistance so that it doesn't spoil the last 5 minutes.
Character Pages: Conform to suggested formatting techniques.
Character Pages: Change category on characters from Category:BSG Characters to Category:Battlestar Galactica (2003): Character
Character Pages: Change first appearance to take into account the Miniseries.
Categories: Add more classifications as more related entries are added.
Locations: Make Expand entries for the Brig, the Hanger, the CIC, the Viper Pilot Readyroom, etc.
Character Pages: Add Human form cylon article detailing them in general and unnamed ones. Replace Cylon link for Boomer and Six on main page.
Character Pages: Add notable members of the Quorum.
Episode pages: Go through and add links to character names as well as locations.


Long Term Goals
Episode Pages: Detailed episode pages
Character Pages: Detailed character biographies.


Please help out by editing it. Once you have completed an item, please strikethrough it.

Contents

Ships and Machines

You guys can change what you want the "Ships and Machines" article to be called. I originally just named it "Technology," but I'm not sure why I changed it back. I haven't gotten around to Battlestar Galactica yet, although, looking at these pages, it seems I'll need too soon, so I just came up with a generic catch-all URL for them. --Wizardryo 18:37, 11 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Featured Show

Battlestar Galactica will be the next Featured Show, which will be updated on an irregular basis depending on whether or not anyone wants to change it. What I'd like from someone is to post a synopsis of the show that I can directly copy and paste onto the main page. Go over the basics of the show, what the premise is, briefly mention major characters and conflicts, and no spoilers. Thanks a lot. I'll update the main page when someone writes it up.

Also, you guys are pretty hardcore. That Development Sheet makes me cry tears of both joy and "Jesus Christ!." --Wizardryo 00:51, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)

I wrote this synopsis of Battlestar Galactica this morning. It probably needs work. Critiques?
Battlestar Galactica (2003): Decades ago, the Cylons, robot worker class of the Twelve Colonies, rebelled and were fought back by the Colonials in a long, bloody conflict. Fifty years later, the Cylons return, wiping out the unsuspecting Colonies in a single deadly surprise attack.
Survivors from the Colonies form a rag-tag fugitive fleet of luxury ships, cargo transports, and various other FTL-capable vessels led by President of the Colonies Laura Roslin and defended by the last known surviving Colonial warship, the outdated Battlestar Galactica. Under the joint command of President Roslin and Commander William Adama of the Galactica, the fleet embarks on a long, dangerous journey to find the apocryphal lost thirteenth colony: Earth. --Hawkman 07:58, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Thanks, I'll use this unless someone wants to come with another synopsis that you guys can reach a consensus on. --Wizardryo 02:17, 16 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Soundtrack Releases

Hey, Rocketgoat just made the Nip/Tuck page, and I think it's a good idea to do what he did and stick Music under an In-Depth article. It doesn't seem like it needs to be on the main page since it isn't as essential as a cast/season/DVD listing. Tell me what you think about it. --Wizardryo 02:17, 16 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Other

Are we considering the miniseries as part of the series, episodewise, for this site? Or are we going to make a separate page for it? I think the former (keeping it as part of the regular series, myself). What does everyone else think?--Lenonn 07:25, 14 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Next Episode Feature

How did you guys implement that "Next Episode" feature below the "origin" field? I'd love to use that for The Shield.--Pb5k 13:41, 7 February 2006 (EST)

  • I didn't do it, but there's a new template called Template:ProgramNext_(Current) that incorporates the feature. My efforts to utilize it for My Name Is Earl showed me there's a lot more to it than just that template, though... there's a calendar that needs to be update manually, too. But as I said, it's not my project, so I could be totally blowing smoke here. I do like the feature, which is why I'm chiming in. --Newbs 12:49, 7 February 2006 (EST)
    • Yep, Hawkman just helped me out with the Shield. And I see your point, I guess it could be somewhat troublesome to update if a show is in syndication, but I think it would be neat to use while the show is airing new episodes. I think it gives it a really professional look. :) --Pb5k 13:41, 7 February 2006 (EST)
      • Yeah, I had the idea to do it based on the calendar on the front page that keeps it updated with what's airing the current night and the next night. It's a little complicated, and it takes work because it has to be updated manually instead of just feeding off a list somewhere, but at least for shows like BSG we know all the new episodes that are airing and when up through the end of the season, so I just updated everything and it's good to go until March 10. It originally looked like the calendar on the Moral Orel page (freefloating) but feedback indicated that it was really ugly so I created the modified program template for it. --Hawkman | talk 16:12, 7 February 2006 (EST)

Guest Stars

I was about to pop in the DVDs and add the guest stars for season one, when I realized that I don't understand who to credit. Does Michael Hogan (Tigh) count as a guest star? Only people explicitly billed as such? What about the "cast" in the end credits? —Naddy 09:49, 19 March 2006 (EST)

Characters who appear in the credits immediately following the opening credits and commercial break are Guest Stars. Characters who appear in the credits that occur after the show itself ends are Co-Stars. Account for any special billing they may have, such as Special Guest Star or an "and X as Y" qualifier. The season two Veronica Mars episode pages are really good examples. --Wizardryo\talk 17:43, 19 March 2006 (EST)
Done, phew. For the co-stars I used the exact character names as given in the end credits, inconsistent as they are. —Naddy 10:24, 20 March 2006 (EST)
I'm revisiting this topic, because I'm about to fill in some information for season 2, and I'm unhappy with the "guest star" situation. We have numerous regulars, who are billed after the opening credits, but who can't reasonably be called guest stars. By contrast, there are additional actors are even explicitly billed as "guest stars" for most episodes. And speaking of Veronica Mars, I see that the first episodes of season 2 have introduced the label "secondary stars", which sounds rather more applicable to the BSG regulars, too. Opinions? —Naddy 10:27, 1 April 2006 (EST)
I've now added "secondary cast" and "guest star" information to all season 2 episodes. (I don't have the "co-star" lists available at this time.) I intend to reformat season 1 in the same fashion. Speak up if you disagree. —Naddy 10:08, 2 April 2006 (EDT)
Done. —Naddy 17:25, 3 April 2006 (EDT)