User talk:AdmiralMarcus

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Source for the TOS star chart

Hi, there. I'm curious about the source of the "BattleOfCimtar map.png" star chart you added to The Twelve Colonies (TOS) and Battle of Cimtar articles. TOS articles could always stand to get "more cowbell," but still, the information should have as official a source as possible and shouldn't be derived by viewers. The TOS universe, in comparison to the Re-imagined Series, just didn't have much in the way of science, much less charts. Could you let us in on the source of that graphic? Thanks. --Spencerian 22:04, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello. I have updated the image description a bit to clarify the source. Basically, I merged a number of screencaps from the early part of SAGA OF A STAR WORLD as there are several good images of the entire Galactica bridge tactical map. The locations of the basestars are provided by Colonel Tigh, who notes they are within striking range of Sagitara, Virgon and Caprica. The location of Borallus and the intended route to Carillon is shown by Sire Uri, and the Nova of Madagon and Carillon is pinpointed by Apollo a few seconds later in the same scene. It's a little bit of "original research" on my part, but at least the image itself is very closely based on the actual BSG map. By the way, we still see the same (Colonial-) star systems on the tactical map in the last episode of the original series!!!! So there is a bad continuity problem. AdmiralMarcus 21:10, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. Since TOS has so little information to go on and as you used the series screencaps itself to put together the image, I don't have any objections, especially since you noted how you sourced it. Here on Battlestar Wiki, we allow sourced original research (given this is a fictional universe) and call it "derived content." You followed the guidelines on it close enough, and I'm sure everyone will appreciate the hard work. Thanks for the contribution and the image update! --Spencerian 22:27, 10 August 2009 (UTC)