Template:Cite episode

Template page

This template is for citing television or radio programs and episodes. The only required field is title.


All fields must be lowercase. Copy a blank version to use:

{{cite episode
 | title =
 | episodelink = 
 | series = 
 | serieslink = 
 | credits = 
 | network = 
 | station = 
 | city = 
 | airdate = 
 | season =
 | number = 
 | timestamp = 
 | format =



Most fields can be wikilinked (ie. network = [[network article|network name]]), but should generally only be linked to an existing Battlestar Wiki article. Any wikilinked field must not contain any brackets apart from normal round brackets () — don't use <>[]{}.

Description of fields

Syntax (for the technical-minded)

Nested fields either rely on their parent fields, or replace them:

  • parent
    • child — may be used with parent (and is ignored if parent is not used)
    • OR: child2 — may be used instead of parent (and is ignored if parent is used)


  • title: The title of the program or episode being cited.
    • episodelink: The title of a Battlestar Wiki article about this episode. Don't link this yourself, it will be linked by the template. Remember that you can use section names here if the only relevant material in Battlestar Wiki is a section of a larger article such as an episode list.
  • series: The name of the series the episode belongs to.
    • serieslink: The title of a Battlestar Wiki article about the series. As with episodelink, don't link this yourself.
  • credits: Writers, directors, performers, producers, etc.
  • network: The network the episode was aired on. (ex. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Disney, USA Network)
    • station: Call letters of the local station (if any).
    • city: City of the local station (if any) or network.
  • airdate: Full date the program or episode aired, in ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format, eg. 2004-06-27. Must not be wikilinked.
  • timestamp: Time format in HH:MM:SS. Must not be wikilinked.
    • format: What medium are you referencing to. (ex. TV, DVD, iTunes) TV is default.


A Cylon[1] walks through the set of the A-Team during the opening credits.

Pegasus has arrived.[2] You can watch the entrance at the start of the episode.[3]

  1. The A-Team. NBC . Seen at: 00:12:35. Format: TV
  2. "Pegasus" RDM. Official SciFi.com Site .
  3. "Pegasus" RDM. Official SciFi.com Site . Seen at: 00:03:34. Format: TV

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