Battlestar Galactica - Lay Down Your Burdens - 3/3/2006

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  1. Mar 7, 2006 #121 of 154
    drew2k

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    I don't need no stinkin' spoilers!

    ANYway ... in the prior episode after the bomb blew up the cafe on Caprica, C-Boomer asked C-Six how long before Xena would be resurrected. SHe answered, "Well, there's a lot of bodies in the cafe, so at least 36 hours."

    So ... why is that?? Does this imply that the physical body is needed so the memories can be unloaded? If so, how did Galactica-Boomer get reincarnated? Who got to her body on Galactica and how did the memories get to Caprica? What did I miss here??? :confused:
     
  2. Mar 7, 2006 #122 of 154
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I think it means that they can only reincarnate one (or only a few) Spylon at a time, so there's a backlog when lots of them die.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2006 #123 of 154
    darthrsg

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    true like a frame relay dropping packets from queue.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2006 #124 of 154
    drew2k

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    So weird then that the Reincarnation Ship seemed to have so many "chambers" with models ... the cylons apparently liked to have plenty of spare bodies, but are limited in how many memories can be transferred. Seems kind of contradictory, but I'll go with it until the next contradiction comes along ... Thanks.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2006 #125 of 154
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, I get the feeling that we put a lot more thought into this show than the crew in the production office do...
     
  6. Mar 7, 2006 #126 of 154
    tivogurl

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    Also note that Six was standing, while Baltar was kneeling. She was much more exposed to glass and debris from the blast than he was.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2006 #127 of 154
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And her legs are SO very thick, it's PERFECTLY understandable that they could shield an ENTIRE grown man from a nuclear blast!

    :D
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006 #128 of 154
    jeepair

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    I always assumed the blast that killed Cap 6 was a different one then shown in the image of Baltar crouching down. That was a semi-far off blast and Baltar then walked and met Sharon at the Raptor.... A later blast was probably closer and took out the house and Cap 6.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2006 #129 of 154
    VinceA

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    They probably get their workarounds for plot holes from some of the wild speculation in online forums.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006 #130 of 154
    questfortruth

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    Ya gotta figure that transfering the entire "consciousness" of a cylon into a new body eats up a lot of bandwidth. The resurrection ship was probably like a server, in addition to a garage carrying the spare parts.

    Personally, I like the idea that the cylons- for all their advancements- are still limited by their technology.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2006 #131 of 154
    philw1776

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    I'm not reading the spoilers and will watch the finale for any surprizes full context, but I'm fast 'losing my religion' regarding a well thought out story arc and background for this show. A couple inconsistencies here and there would be OK, just reflecting a human propensity for mistakes overlooking myriad details, but systematic gaping plot or background consistency holes just to allow "Hey this would be neat!" plot twists wouldn't be OK. I'm gonna see the finale evidence in total first.

    Detailed, imaginative and interesting background story fabric that's consistent, well thought out and expressed matter of factly as a story evolves is what characterizes really thought provoking written SF in my taste. I had thought that BSG might be such a show.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2006 #132 of 154
    dswallow

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    I think we're all spending a lot more time thinking through the Cylon resurrection concept than all the writers have devoted to date.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2006 #133 of 154
    tivogurl

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    Being close to the ground reduces your surface area *and* exposes you to less blast. Why else does the military train its personnel to "go to ground" during mortar and other explosive attacks?
     
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    cwoody222

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    marrone

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    Did they ever discuss that the resurrection ship has a range? That statement implies there are more of them, and that they only have a certain range, but I don't recall either being mentioned in the show (but it's possible I missed it).

    -Mike
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    MickeS

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    You're probably right. I don't even understand how they can "upload" or "download" without having anything in their body that's distinguishable from humans.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2006 #139 of 154
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    This is a perfect example of why shows like Lost have so many gaps between new episodes...

    I don't mind waiting if it means I can catch a new show just about every week during the run.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2006 #140 of 154
    vertigo235

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    Obviously they are not indistinguishable from humans, they are just not EASILY distinguishable from humans.
     

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