Template:Separate continuity

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Separate continuity articles discuss the content of official products whose characters, events and situations differ in significant context from aired episodes and their characters, situations and events. Separate continuity products have the official endorsement of the license holder for Battlestar Galactica, but the content of the product is (by design or contract) not created or controlled by the license holder.

This tag should be used to indicate that the content of this article may be based on an aired series, but has content that has significant differences from the aired series that it must be treated as a separate continuity to avoid contradictions with canonical episodes. Do not use this tag for fan fiction; Battlestar Wiki is not a repository for such information. This tag is for use only on officially published or manufactured items such as comics or books that have significant variations from the aired series' content.

Articles tagged as separate continuity show a banner that notes the article's closest relation to a canonical continuity. The icon in the banner shows Commander William Adama with a goatee as an in-joke to the original Star Trek episode, "Mirror, Mirror," where the evil version of Mr. Spock sports a goatee. This reference has been a popular and humorous way of late to describe alternate-universe stories and events in popular literary and media circles.

Usage

{{separate continuity
|type=
|universe=
|universe2=
|cont=
|lcont=
|notos=
}}

Required parameters

  • type: The type of message box you'd like printed out. Values are box and line. If the entire page is for separate continuity material, then use "box" (or don't define this parameter, since it defaults to the "box" format). If an article based on canon material merely includes a section from separate continuity, then use define the attribute as a line type.
  • universe: The universe this separate continuity is related to. RDM, TOS or 1980. If set to TOS, the {{TOS}} tag will be added automatically, unless you set notos (see below).
  • cont: The name of the separate continuity this article is in.

Optional parameters

  • universe2: A second universe this separate continuity is related to. Takes the same values as universe.
  • lcont: The name of the article describing the separate continuity, if different from cont.
  • notos: Set to Y to disable automatically adding a {{TOS}} tag if universe is TOS.