Talk:Starbuck (1980)

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Is it correct that Starbuck (1980) is on patrol with Boomer (TOS), and not Boomer (1980)? (haven't seen the original series) --Manscher 09:05, 30 December 2006 (CST)

That's kind of a tricky question. He is on patrol with Boomer, but the patrol was before they arrived at Earth (and the Boomer (1980) timeline begins). So that's either an early Boomer (1980) (since it falls before the normal 1980 timeline) or a late Boomer (TOS) (since it falls after the normal TOS timeline). I chose the latter, since I associate Boomer (1980) with the grey-haired veteran rather than as a front-line Viper pilot. --Steelviper 11:27, 30 December 2006 (CST)

Merge?

This article is just a plot summary of The Return of Starbuck. I would suggest merging the content here into a sub-section of Starbuck (TOS) and re-directing the page. The character of Starbuck is essentially the same in TOS and this episode, I can't see what is gained by having two separate pages. OTW 16:31, 21 August 2007 (CDT)

The split was the result of this conversation (which is really old, actually, and back before I was a sysop). The main thrust is that 1980 is a separate continuity, one which a lot of TOS fans probably wished didn't exist. Breaking out 1980 content into continuity specific articles allow those articles to be accurate within their own contexts without cross-contaminating each other (and diminishing the potential for contradictions). If this doctrine were carried out more strictly then we'd see a few more splits yet (one for Galactica, for example), but 1980 has always been something of a pariah round here, and doesn't get the attention that some of the other continuities/series do. --Steelviper 16:45, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
Additionally, once I get around to really digging through and analyzing "The Wheel of Fire" script, this article will see some love from that as well. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 16:56, 21 August 2007 (CDT)