Battlestar Galactica - S2E13- 1/20/06 "Epiphanies"

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  1. Jan 23, 2006 #81 of 178
    Anubys

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    I was wondering the same thing myself...Shelly Godfree has been known to the fleet since...well...Shelly Godfree surfaced...

    it's not like it was a secret, either...Baltar was almost killed because of her accusations...
     
  2. Jan 23, 2006 #82 of 178
    getbak

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    She was wearing glasses. Clearly, the activists are being led by Lois Lane.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2006 #83 of 178
    xmajic

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    Hahaha! Lois Lane Six!
     
  4. Jan 23, 2006 #84 of 178
    Hersheytx

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    As far as the nuke... He is the vice president, so I would think that it wouldn't be that hard for him to get some "medical" suplies . After all he did have a way to get a cylon off of the pegasus after she shot the admiral so how hard gould it be to get a suitcase off of a ship hidden.
    The presidents memory will come up again sometime soon and I am curious how that will handle it. I'm also wondering if there will be any side effects of the cylon/human hybrid blood in the president.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2006 #85 of 178
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    that suitcase was given to the spokesperson of a group that had sabotaged more than one military vessel...as he was being released from prison, and under the watchful eyes of the CAG himself...

    and nobody thought of checking the suitcase?!

    there are a couple of places where the writers really pushed our Credulity... this was one of them...
     
  6. Jan 23, 2006 #86 of 178
    ronsch

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    I don't think so. Despite the way that Baltar tried to describe the process, I think the anomaly is strictly with the baby's blood. If there was something that obvious to tell a regular cylon's blood from a human then Doc Cottle would have found it during his autopsy.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2006 #87 of 178
    danieljanderson

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    When she starts to point fingers at Baltar, he will claim that the Cylon blood is taking over. - or something like that.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2006 #88 of 178
    dcheesi

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    Caprica Boomer shared Galactica Boomer's memories because she needed to play the same role. Presumably Resistance Six had a different cover story from Baltar's Six, so they wouldn't have (necessarily) shared memories to the same extent.

    Theoretically a copy is out there with memories from Baltar's Six, but she's probably back with the fleet rather than taking on new infiltration assignments (better to have a "fresh" mind for that). That is, assuming she didn't download her consciousness directly into Baltar's head...

    The degree of memory sharing between the two Boomers does raise an interesting question with regard to cylon "souls". Where do they draw the line between downloading memories vs. downloading their unique consciousness? C-Boomer and G-Boomer existed at the same time, so they obviously(?) couldn't have been the same "soul"; yet C-Boomer seems to have complete memories right up to the point of G-Boomer's death. Is there more than just memories being transferred upon their deaths?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2006 #89 of 178
    Skittles

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    Yes it is. However, IIRC, they've never said one way or the other if all the ships in the fleet have copies of the Cylon photographs. And it's likely that, even if they do, only key personnel have that information.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2006 #90 of 178
    Skittles

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    Actually, it's really not that unbelievable, if you think about it. They've already demonstrated that there are severe gaps in Galactica's internal security.

    - There was the sabotage of the Raptor that nearly killed Col. Tighe.
    - There's a saboteur on board that tampered with munitions for the Vipers.
    - A clone of Doral was able to sneak on board and nearly blow up the bridge.
    - Cylons managed to board the ship by landing in the other docking bay, which no one thought to check.
    - Roslin was able to be smuggled off the ship under faked orders from Doc Cottle.

    They've presented lots of cases showing the lax security of Galactica. Not to mention that we're dealing with a crew of military personnel that's had no R&R in over 6 months time. It's plausible to believe there are gaps in their security. I'm kind of thinking that'll become something they address later on, too.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2006 #91 of 178
    IndyJones1023

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    Plus, wasn't Baltar supervising the departure of the suitcase guy? Who would dare to stop him when the Vice President is seeing him off?
     
  12. Jan 23, 2006 #92 of 178
    treyj

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    Who says they don't know? I just assumed the did know and felt she would be perfect as their leader.

    While I do think she looks hot with glasses... um... why would a cylon need glasses? None of the other Sixes have needed them! Is that really a poor attempt to change her looks (a.k.a. Clark Kent, as mentioned earlier)? Come on!

    Regarding why the survivor count didn't change with the Pegasus, maybe that is only the civilian count, and therefore didn't change at all with the addition of more military personnel.

    I heard a rumor that this episode was out of order -- that there was at least one or two episodes that should've come between the prior ep and this one. That would explain why so much happened without explanation.

    Maybe if Boomer has her baby, it will grow into a little boy, and they will make it a mechanical daggit named Muffit. ;)
     
  13. Jan 23, 2006 #93 of 178
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    I figured a stem cell tie-in since it's a current hot topic. Was surprised when it didn't happen. I agree, it might have been to much.

    The "it just happens, no need to explain it" excuse is being used too much now. They used it for the Gina Pegasus escape and now this (I still haven't listened to the podcast, so I'm going on the quoted post)? I hope they don't don't continue to use that out. It could end up being worst than the technobable they are trying to avoid.

    Oh yeah, Resistance (Secret Identity) Six is hawt! Glam Six was nice but SI Six is her look.

    John
     
  14. Jan 23, 2006 #94 of 178
    IndyJones1023

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    Her hair color is the biggest change, not the glasses. And glasses can easily be used to obfuscate your appearance in a crowd.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2006 #95 of 178
    PJO1966

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    Shelley Godfrey wore glasses. I believe she left them behind when she disappeared.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2006 #96 of 178
    J4yDubs

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    That reminds me. What ever happened to Boxey from the mini-series? Not that I'm complaining or anything...

    John
     
  17. Jan 23, 2006 #97 of 178
    Skittles

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    It's because she's not comfortable with the idea of sex right now. And guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2006 #98 of 178
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    She doesn't need them. Once alone with Baltar, she took them off. It's a ruse.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2006 #99 of 178
    Skittles

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    He was in one episode in the first season, accompanying Starbuck to a pilot's briefing. Last I heard, he was working in the Tillium Refinery aboard the SS Kathy Lee.
     
  20. Anubys

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    nope. no way. not good enough!

    they had a press conference to announce that cylons look like humans. They distributed pictures of Doral. Spylons are the highest priority, I would imagine every single survivor's top priority is to find them. Their pictures should be hanging from every pole, on every wall, in every screen saver, every milk carton...

    anything less would be too far removed from reality...
     

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