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Current + Former regulars[edit]

Regular Characters on Battlestar Galactica
Current Regulars
Lee "Apollo" Adama | William Adama | Karl "Helo" Agathon | Gaius Baltar | Anastasia "Dee" Dualla | Felix Gaeta | Number Six | Number Eight | Laura Roslin | Saul Tigh | Cally Tyrol | Galen Tyrol
Former Regulars
Elosha | Billy Keikeya | Kara "Starbuck" Thrace | Number Three | Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo

Inclusion criteria[edit]

We should have some inclusion criteria... 01:44, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm adding Number Three since she seems to be a major element of season 3. 01:44, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

BSG:The Resistance[edit]

Duck and Jammer were regulars on TR... should they appear on the list? 00:22, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Suspected Cylons[edit]

It seems that since Anders, Tyrol, Foster, and Tigh are only suspected Cylons they should either have (suspected) after their names in this template or they shouldn't be listed in the "Cylon" category. -- 04:17, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Ronald D. Moore, the executive producer and creator of the reimagined BSG has confirmed in an interview that the four ARE indeed Cylons. Here is a link. -- Crevaner 07:30, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Ron has been known to use misdirection in the past. I suggest we not change it until we are sure that it's canon. An interview with the producer does not make it truth in fiction. JRP 14:58, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes it does. RDM is the man responsible for the storyline. Just accept it, they're Cylons! -- Crevaner 18:28, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
    • They can be cylons and not have it be revealed in the series yet. I agree with you that it is probably true, but Wikipedia isn't for fan speculation based on interviews with producers. Until it appears on the show, we shouldn't be including the information as true. JRP 18:52, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
      • Appearing on the show in should not be a criterion for inclusion, either. In a series in which character lie and tell half-truths, using this primary source for encyclopedic content is sketchy. Unfortunately, there aren't a whole lot of reliable secondary BSG sources sitting around... --EEMeltonIV 01:45, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
  • It's not "fan speculation", it's CONFIRMATION! Here's another interview in which RDM confirms they're Cylons. Once again. Just accept it, JRP. -- Crevaner 21:46, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Should the template have the human/cylons seperated?[edit]

Characters on Battlestar Galactica
Humans: Lee "Apollo" Adama | William Adama | Karl "Helo" Agathon | Gaius Baltar | Anastasia "Dee" Dualla | Felix Gaeta | Laura Roslin Kara "Starbuck" Thrace | Cally Tyrol
Cylons: Number Three | Number Six | Number Eight | Samuel Anders | Tory Foster | Saul Tigh | Galen Tyrol
List of Battlestar Galactica characters

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Behun (talkcontribs) 04:47, 7 April 2007 (UTC).

I have noticed that since I made this comment, that it has been changed and then changed back again. Does anyone care to make a comment when they do the changing? Behun 04:17, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Seems like unnecessary clutter. And considering the revalations from the season finale, it might be a pain to keep current. Although I'm generally anti-spoiler-warning, such differentiation would also be pretty spoiler-ish for folks playing catch-up. And I don't think differentiating between them actually does anything significant, any more than separating them by gender or height. --EEMeltonIV 04:22, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm also anti-spoiler warning, however the fact they are Cylons was a surprise and so I could understand how somebody could accidentally see that and get a bit hoo-ha. I also fail to see any benefit, it takes up more room.. the formatting is also borky on a 1024 resolution. Matthew 07:34, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Separation revisited[edit]

I was just exploring the template, and agree that as a major plot element was the revelation of new Cylons. The breaking of characters into Cylon and human is a spoiler. The issue lies that while the articles themselves have description of Cylon revelation in the text (ie: Plot & Character biography), this is not available on the templete. I would encorage either, a restructure, or deletion as this template does not seem do cover material not on the main BSG template. - (talk) 03:18, 17 July 2008 (UTC).

Yes. This spoilt season 3 for me. I have put forward a new template which does not declare characters as either Cylon or human. Further information is on the project page. --Lawe (talk) 08:19, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

New name not much better[edit]

I think {{Battlestar Galactica characters}} is a much better name. "Characters" should not be capitalized and the show name should be fully expanded. –xeno talk 16:55, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm a sucker for short, to-the-point names and this one was in keeping with {{GalacticaVehicles}} and, to a lesser degree, {{BattlestarGalacticaTopics}}. I hardly think many people will not know what "Galactica" is in reference to without the word "Battlestar" attached to it. --BlueSquadronRaven 17:38, 29 April 2009 (UTC) (there, I signed this one, don't template me. ;)
Ah ok, if there's inter-template consistency, I suppose that's ok. but its all the rage to GetRidOfCamelCase, don't you know ;> –xeno talk 17:41, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Had no idea. In any case, they're also all listed at the Wikiproject --BlueSquadronRaven 17:46, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Where does the O'Neill come from for simon? I do not remember it in the show is it in an interview or anything? -- (talk) 22:41, 13 January 2010 (UTC)