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Old 03-13-2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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Who would win in a fight? The Enterprise or Battlestar Galactica?

Howard Stern was pondering this yesterday and it sparked a conversation. Who do you think would win this geek-fest?

My moneys on Galatica.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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The Galactica took a direct hit from a nuclear bomb! That's pretty tough.

A fleet of Star Destroyers, though, could give them some trouble. Not the locals mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian kind.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:43 PM   #4
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:44 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:49 PM   #6
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The technology in the Star Trek universe is far more advanced than we have seen in the Battlestar Galatica universe.

Trek has Shields, Phasers, Photon Torpedoes, Tractor Beans, Transporters, Anti Matter, Communications that work reliably over great distance, not sound like a broken up WWII radio.

In the Galatica universe they need slaves using 18th century technology to make their fuel and still drive around in cars using internal combustion engines.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:56 PM   #7
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The technology in the Star Trek universe is far more advanced than we have seen in the Battlestar Galatica universe.

Trek has Shields (...)
You could have stopped right there. Does Galactica have anything that could penetrate a shield? I don't think so.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:01 AM   #8
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The technology in the Star Trek universe is far more advanced than we have seen in the Battlestar Galatica universe.

Trek has Shields, Phasers, Photon Torpedoes, Tractor Beans, Transporters, Anti Matter, Communications that work reliably over great distance, not sound like a broken up WWII radio.

In the Galatica universe they need slaves using 18th century technology to make their fuel and still drive around in cars using internal combustion engines.
Exactly, one of the Enterprise's photon torpedoes would destroy Galactica.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:17 AM   #9
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Exactly, one of the Enterprise's photon torpedoes would destroy Galactica.
Agreed. The question is barely worth expending thought on. Howard Stern is such an idiot sometimes.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:22 AM   #10
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Enterprise 1701 and 1701-A. Enterprise
Enterprise 1701-D and 1701-E. Enterprise.
Enterprise NX-01. Galactica because Archer is incompetent. Adam could probably stare him into submission.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:26 AM   #11
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The question is barely worth expending thought on. Howard Stern is such an idiot sometimes.
Agreed... And this is from a longtime Howard fan. It's funny that the ultimate man's man is such a girl when it comes to basic guy stuff like sports, music and sci-fi.

And apologies, as that's an insult to girls everywhere.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:35 AM   #12
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Agreed... And this is from a longtime Howard fan. It's funny that the ultimate man's man is such a girl when it comes to basic guy stuff like sports, music and sci-fi.

And apologies, as that's an insult to girls everywhere.
Agreed-what other man do you know can talk about Dancing With The Stars for hours?
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:22 AM   #13
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Enterprise 1701 and 1701-A. Enterprise
Enterprise 1701-D and 1701-E. Enterprise.
Enterprise NX-01. Galactica because Archer is incompetent. Adam could probably stare him into submission.
Enterprise 1701-B. Galactica because Capt. Harriman is still waiting for Tuesday to arrive.


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Old 03-14-2007, 07:27 AM   #14
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Galactica could take a few shots and Enterprise would lose main power before Picard would order a single, short, phaser shot to be fired.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:43 AM   #15
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Galactica could take a few shots and Enterprise would lose main power before Picard would order a single, short, phaser shot to be fired.
Also, Data would theorize that modifying the main deflector to emit a <technobabble> pulse would disable the Galactica.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:51 AM   #16
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I'd take a Whitestar over either of these in a second...[/serious geek]
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:51 AM   #17
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A simple transport to the bridge of BSG with a few redshirts and phasers on stun and the takeover would be complete.

Or if the battlestar had to actually be destroyed, a few explosives transported inside the ship would do the trick.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:53 AM   #18
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Also, Data would theorize that modifying the main deflector to emit a <technobabble> pulse would disable the Galactica.
Yeah, isn't it great how all the problems in Star Trek can be solved with Chroniton, Vertiron, Tachyon, and Polaron beams/pulses?
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:23 AM   #20
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Enterprise no question. They could beam aboard at will.

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:15 AM   #21
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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. )
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:16 AM   #22
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:44 AM   #23
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I'd take a Whitestar over either of these in a second...[/serious geek]
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.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:17 AM   #24
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Just curious, can Galactica exceed the speed of light? If so, by how much?
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Isn't that what they do when they jump?
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Galactica '80 has flying motorcycles! I never saw Kirk astride a Flying Kow!
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:03 PM   #27
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Re: Which Enterprise

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Which Enterprise?
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)

Anyone?
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I'd pay to see that...
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Yeah, isn't it great how all the problems in Star Trek can be solved with Chroniton, Vertiron, Tachyon, and Polaron beams/pulses?

exactly.

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.
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