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Who would win in a fight? The Enterprise or Battlestar Galactica?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by spikedavis, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    The enterprise 1701 was hit with a nuke at point blank range with the shields up and it nearly disabled the ship. Galactica brushed it off and kept going. Given that Galactica can shrug off a nuke I propose it doesn't need shields to withstand an attack from the enterprise.

    Having said that, nothing the Galactica has could hit or harm the Enterprise in any incarnation. Conventional BSG weapons are too slow and the ENT would be able to dodge them and nothing short of a nuke would be able to damage them.

    Also as others have pointed out, the Enterprise has more than weapons to defeat the Galactica. They have transporters which could be used to pull personnel off of attacking vipers, the bridge of the Galactica, etc. They also have the ability to pin point strikes against the Galactica to devestating effect. A photon torpedo to the inside of either landing pod would be much more devestating than a hit against the skin of the ship. Galactica doesn't have near the targeting capability, it relies on it's vipers for pin point accuracy and they just don't have the firepower to dent the more modern Enterprizes, though they might be able to harm the original Ent if it dropped out of warp while it was firing. (Original ENT could fight at warp speed. :))
  2. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    The Jupiter 2 would win!!!
  3. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I'm not sure a Whitestar could handle the Enterprise. Maybe if you could get Enterprise to shoot one a few times with low power phaser so the adaptive organic armor/skin could adjust to phaser then you might have a chance. But I'm still not sure a whitestar could punch through Star Fleet shields. (Especially if you are talking about the later D or E model Enterprises)

    Now a slightly more balanced and interesting fight would be Battlestar vs Earthforce Omega Destroyer. Especially if it started off at long range with Vipers vs Starfuries.

    I think the battlestar would win. But it would be close.
    I believe a Battlestar carries more fighters than a Omega which should give it an early lead.
    And while the Omega appears to have superior beam weaponry the Battlestar seems to be much more heavily armored which would offset that.
    The fight might come down to how well the Omega's point defense could stop the Battlestar's anti-ship nukes.
    [/serious geek]
  4. redtape

    redtape Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Just curious, can Galactica exceed the speed of light? If so, by how much?
  5. MrGreg

    MrGreg New Member

    May 2, 2003
    Isn't that what they do when they jump?
  6. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman New Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Galactica '80 has flying motorcycles! I never saw Kirk astride a Flying Kow!
  7. ReenieS

    ReenieS geek goddess

    Sep 30, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Doesn't really matter. Even William Shatner could blow Galactica out of the zone. But if it was a head-to-head mental challenge with Adama...I think he could beat Kirk easily.

    Now how about some individual Extreme Fighting matchups??

    Kara Thrace vs. Tasha Yar
    Lee Adama vs. Wil Riker
    Gaius Baltar vs Wesley Krusher
    Caprica Six vs. Seven of Nine
    Laura Roslin vs. Beverly Krusher
    Chief Tyro vs. Montgomery Scott
    Cylon Toaster vs Data/Lor (tag team)

  8. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I'd pay to see that...
  9. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001


    This was going to be my answer. The deflector dish and sensor array cann do ANYTHING!!

    And if that fails, Jean Luc and just call upon his buddy Q.
  10. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title

    May 15, 2001
    Yes, the great 69 event. Lots of people looking forward to it. :)
  11. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title

    May 15, 2001
    FTL really hasn't been explained in too much detail, but it's almost like a transporter type effect. It's called FTL because you get from point A to point B faster than the speed of light--but it's not something where they say "OK, today we're going to travel at 2 * c."

    If you really fleshed out the BSG FTL drive tech, it could almost be used in place of a transporter beam in the scenarios above. Load up some nukes in a Raptor, FTL it into the ENT hangar bay, detonate. There's no guarantee that the ENT shields would block FTL technology. Conversely, since FTL tech is known to the BSG universe (the unofficial backstory is that transporter blocking of ENT shields was actually added after the creation of the transporter, to prevent attacks like we are describing--rather than shields inherently blocking transporters), you can assume that BSG ships are armored/protected in such a way to prevent FTL based attacks.

    So, if you take transporters out of the mix, since both have them appear to have heavy duty shielding/armoring, I'd probably have to give the edge to the Enterprise, only because of the manueverability and quicker/more powerful attacks. But, if the ENT wound up in the BSG universe, physics would prevent it from having the manueverability that we see on ST, and the ENT would get blown out of the sky.
  12. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    :up: :up: :up:
  13. rich

    rich Final answer?

    Mar 18, 2002
    New York
    Galactica would love to have the Enterprise's food replicator technology so they could quit eating algae.
  14. ThePennyDropped

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

    Jul 5, 2006
    Northeast US
    Patently untrue. Sometimes they had to use inverse tachyon beams.

  15. Skittles

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

    May 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Fair enough, I stand corrected. ;)
  16. Beau_in_Austin

    Beau_in_Austin New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    LOL with a snort.
  17. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Cylon Fleet versus the Borg.

    Borg wins and assimilates Cylons, Borg Queen suddenly has craving for toast.
  18. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Cylons versus Transformers.

  19. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
  20. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002

    A fleet? Hell, a single Imperial Class Star Destroyer would treat the Enterprise (pick a version, any version) like it's own personal Jello Puddin' Pop. It's 3 times as big, has 10x the firepower, and carries its own squadron of TIE fighters.

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