Talk:Timeline (TOS)/Archive 1

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I don't think this article should be merged with the Galactica 1980 timeline.Mokwella 09:46, 4 August 2006 (CDT)

I agree. Glen Larson doesn't even consider 1980 canonical. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:13, 4 August 2006 (CDT)

I don't think this timeline will fit with the RDM one, either. Although there are some things that are similar between the RDM universe prior to the mini-series, and how things worked in the classic series, the differences vastly outweigh the similarities. This has been out there awhile with no discussion, so I am removing reference for merging this Timeline with the RDM one. Mokwella 19:32, 25 October 2006 (CDT)

Cleanup

This article needs some serious cleanup. I'm going through and doing what I can, but it needs a lot more help than anything I can presently give it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:01, 25 December 2006 (CST)

Items removed

I've removed the following:

Ancient Civilization of Kobol

A series of great rulers, the Lords of Kobol, come to rule the planet.

Human civilization achieves great heights, including the creation of pyramids and the invention of interstellar travel.

Environmental disaster ensued. "..Incredible waste occurred. The rivers and oceans were contaminated. The skies couldn't support even the heartiest of creatures." -Adama, "Lost Planet of the Gods" (telemovie only).

Ultimately, the planet begins to decay. City by city the civilization falls. The largest city, Eden, was the first to fall. It was likely there that the Ninth and final Lord of Kobol was entombed. ("Lost Planet of the Gods")

The Exodus

(year undetermined)

After their home planet was known to be doomed, the people set forth across a great void which seemed endless until a bright shining star appeared as if from nowhere and guided them to safety. - The Book of the Word. ("Lost Planet of the Gods")

The original 13 tribes leave Kobol and head out into space. Twelve of the tribes settle near each other on a series of planets that became known as the Twelve colonies. The remaining Thirteenth Tribe heads to Earth.

The twelve colonies were named as follows: Caprica, Gemoni, Canceria, Piscon, Sagitara, Leo, Libra, Aquaria, Virgon, Aeriana, Taura, Scorpio. (Official Battlestar Galactica scrapbook, p. 14).

"And when they settled the Colonies, they turned on the very technology that could have saved them had they used it properly. They destroyed the ships, the machines, everything." - Adama, "Lost Planet of the Gods" (telemovie only).

On Earth, the thirteenth colony is established. This is apparently the beginning of human life on Earth. These visitors influence several great ancient Earth cultures. These likely included the civilizations of the Toltecs, Egyptians and Mayans as well as possibly those of the lost continents of Lemuria and Atlantis.

Please strike out anything that's been re-integrated into the article. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:09, 25 December 2006 (CST)

1980 Canonical commentary

I struck out what I felt was opinionated commentary on the quality of Galactica 1980 from this article. I'm not even sure that even Glen Larson (who no longer has full ownership or control of the Galactica series) can be cited as a de facto authority on the canonical relevance of 1980. I tend to treat Larson's comments about 1980 as I treated Gene Roddenberry's thoughts of Star Trek V--with great respect, because I personally thought that both stories were pretty terrible. But for us to make that qualification, considering we do not yet mark any Galactica 1980 stories here as sep-con, strikes me as given a mixed message. If an NBC Universal spokesperson came out and said "It's bunk" then I'd ask to have 1980 marked as such. But we need to keep to our current message in all articles that 1980 is treated as canon on Battlestar Wiki, or we need to relegate it to sep-con status.--Spencerian 10:27, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

I tend to agree. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 10:32, 27 May 2007 (CDT)
Aye, we're an encyclopedia, and by definition supposed to be NPOV. Marking 1980 as horrible, however true it may be to some people, should be restricted to the silly pages. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 14:40, 27 May 2007 (CDT)