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Battlestar Galactica **SPOILERS**
« on: December 15, 2006, 07:05:41 PM »
BASTARDS!!!!!!!!


They just ended this-half-of-the-season Battlestar Galactica in a cliffhanger!


I so wasn't expecting that.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 07:43:42 PM »
only a few weeks though.


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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006, 02:33:43 PM »
so wait your a battlestar galactica fan AND you have a tom cruise avitar? hmm I'm starting to wonder about you man ;)

edit: crap i was thinking of battlefield earth wasn't I... honest mistake, you are forgiven for my earlier statement
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 01:16:53 PM »
It's back!  What did you think?
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 09:39:41 PM »
Reason #235,933 that Laura Roslin is a moron:

"Starbuck is a Cylon plant who's job is to lead us astray from Earth!"

Reason #235,934 that Laura Roslin is a moron:

"Starbuck is a Cylon plant who's job is to lead us into an ambush!"

Um, okay. So the Cylon master plan was to call off an attack that everyone agrees would have destroyed the entire freaking fleet so that they could insert Starbuck in as their secret agent (despite the fact that Starbuck is dead so there is NO REASON for anyone to trust her) so that Starbuck can lead the fleet into an ambush that will destroy the entire freaking fleet?

As I said, Laura Roslin is an abject moron.

Another than that really awful character tardness, a good episode!
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 10:42:50 AM »
Um, okay. So the Cylon master plan was to call off an attack that everyone agrees would have destroyed the entire freaking fleet so that they could insert Starbuck in as their secret agent (despite the fact that Starbuck is dead so there is NO REASON for anyone to trust her) so that Starbuck can lead the fleet into an ambush that will destroy the entire freaking fleet?

Exactly, why would anyone on the fleet belive the attack was a bluff just to insert Starbuck?  I can see not trusting her until they can figure out what happened to her, but common sense should have them looking for other reasons the attack was called off....  For dramatic purposes I guess they needed to drive Starbuck to do what she did at the end of the show, but I think they could have come up with something a bit more logical.

Hard to judge the episode, the long wait drove up my expectations too much, I thought the Baltar cult stuff was over done a bit, but right now of all the characters his is the one I'm most curious about as to where it will end up.



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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 01:17:12 PM »
Personally I think they did a great job with Starbuck here.  We as the audience are in the same position as the fleet at this point.  We want her to be right, we want to trust her, but we can't make it work logically.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 04:09:14 PM »
Personally I think they did a great job with Starbuck here.  We as the audience are in the same position as the fleet at this point.  We want her to be right, we want to trust her, but we can't make it work logically.

As the audience, we know Earth's system has a gas giant with rings, so we know she has either been to earth or been given info on earth, if the Cylons have not found earth yet then she wasn't planted by the Cylons since they don't know any more  about Earth than the colonials do, so something else is going on....

There is an interesting pattern going on:

At Cobol Boomer blows up a base ship and later Athena helps them to find the map to earth.
At the pulsar the cylons get there first only to be set back by the virus.
At the eye of jupiter another standoff with the cylons that turns in the favor of the colonials mostly because of Dianna's obsession with the final 5.
At the nebula they find Starbuck and one of the 5 turns back the Cylons and saves the fleet.

At each of the major events that are leading them to Earth they have been saved from the Cylons, usually by Cylons.....


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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 01:16:57 AM »
That's a very interesting observation.  I hadn't put those pieces together.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 05:05:16 AM »
Personally I think they did a great job with Starbuck here.  We as the audience are in the same position as the fleet at this point.  We want her to be right, we want to trust her, but we can't make it work logically.

As the audience, we know Earth's system has a gas giant with rings, so we know she has either been to earth or been given info on earth, if the Cylons have not found earth yet then she wasn't planted by the Cylons since they don't know any more  about Earth than the colonials do, so something else is going on....

I see all of that, and yet it is the projected images of Cylons, the Raider she was chasing and Leoben in her visions, that led her to Earth in the first place...although if I remember right she mentioned in that vision that the Leoben vision was not Leoben himself, and he answered he never said he was.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 06:58:16 AM »
I do think Starbuck is a Cylon, but not "the final" Cylon we're waiting for.  I think there will end up being 13 Cylons in the end.  12 Cylons, 12 Colonies.  Earth is the mysterious 13th Colony, would make sense there might be a 13th Cylon.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 08:16:47 AM »
I do think Starbuck is a Cylon, but not "the final" Cylon we're waiting for.  I think there will end up being 13 Cylons in the end.  12 Cylons, 12 Colonies.  Earth is the mysterious 13th Colony, would make sense there might be a 13th Cylon.

In one podcast Moore said it all will tie in somehow with what they were saying a lot in the first season: "this has all happened before, it will all happen again".

Since I don't think there will be time travel on this show (at least I hope not), if you put the show our future that would allow for similar events to have happened on Earth, so Starbuck could be an "Earth Cylon", and more advanced.  This could also explain the 5, if Tigh was around fighting the Cylons back before the experiments to create the first hybrid then where did he come from?


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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 08:26:53 AM »
It's been a while since I saw the previous season, but is the little kid who Baltar "saves" Boomer's kid? He could be the final cylon...


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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2008, 09:22:11 AM »
Boomer's kid is a girl isn't it??

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Re: Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2008, 09:35:53 AM »
Yes, Athena's kid is a girl.

Since the Chief is a Cylon there are now 2 half breed babies, I doubt either of them are included in the 5 since they have been talking about 12 models since the start of the show, and in the visions seen by Caprica and Dianna we see the white silhouettes of 5 adults.