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Battlestar Wiki:Podcast Transcripts

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This project is meant to coordinate and standardize the transcription of Ronald D. Moore's freely available episode podcasts. Our goal is to produce a searchable text repository for purposes of citation. At this time, we will only be transcribing freely available podcasts from SciFi.com, not additonal DVD commentaries.

This project is a daughter of the Citation Jihad.

Standards

Namespace

Podcast transcripts should be named after the episode to which they correspond with the addition of the (podcast) namespace, for example, Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (podcast).

Structure

Begin each podcast article with the template {{podcast|author=YourNameHere}}.

Use first-level headings to divide Teaser and Act breaks. Make each heading an offsite link to the appropriate podcast segment, e.g.

==[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/mp3/109/bsg_ep109_1of5.mp3 Teaser]==

Try to break up RDMs comments into paragraphs along topical lines.

Transcription

RDM frequently uses "uh", "um" and "y'know" as discourse particles. For readabilities sake, try to exclude these where they interrupt the flow of an otherwise grammatical sentence.

Where RDM interrupts himself, end the last word of the first statement with an emdash. You may include whatever discourse particles he uses to introduce the next thought. For example:

"I think it's a very good movie, one that I always thought was a— y'know, prime for us to do a riff on."

Generally, you may ignore emphasis except where RDM's tone is critical to the interpretation of a statement (e.g. sarcasm).

Links

Where RDM mentions a BSG episode or character, link to our own article. Where he mentions a television show or actor which we do not have (or need) our own article for, offer a link to the corresponding page on IMDB. If another resource such as Wikipedia or Memory Alpha has more comprehensive information, you may link there at your discression. To avoid overlinking, only link once per act break.

Corrections

Except for simple spelling errors, do not offer a "correction" without first having listened to the relevant portion of the recording. Always leave a comment on the talk page explaining your change.

Disputes

Members of Battlestar Wiki with experience in acoustic phonetics are listed below. They may be able to help with pronunciation issues.