McAvoy wrote:Ahhh.... their Enterprise as in the ship with that famous history.
Maybe with the nuBSG I could possibly agree with you.
GrahamKennedy wrote:In nuBSG, I suppose one could argue that Galactica is the equivalent of the Intrepid. Retired carrier used as a museum...
McAvoy wrote:GrahamKennedy wrote:In nuBSG, I suppose one could argue that Galactica is the equivalent of the Intrepid. Retired carrier used as a museum...
Well if the Intrepid was never refitted.
GrahamKennedy wrote:One of the interesting things about the original Galactica series is just how much it relied on the carrier model of warfare. Almost every sci fi movie and series relies on the battleship model, where the big ships slug it out. Even when fighters are present they usually just buzz around the capital ships adding to the mayhem whilst the big ships slug it out. Galactica actually had battles where the fighters were used to attack the enemy at long range, and where the outcome depended on things like conducting recon sweeps beyond your sensor range, timing your strikes to catch the enemy carrier whilst his fighters were refuelling, etc. They still fell back on having the big ships slug it out sometimes, but overall it was very obviously influenced by WWII combat and the rise of the carrier as the dominant force.
Did they have a particular carrier in mind? I doubt it, really. The "Big G" might be a reference to the "Big E", and Galactica's "tough old warhorse" persona probably was influenced by CV-6's service in the war. Clearly the Galactica series was heavily based on carriers, and the Big E was one of the most famous carriers of all, so it would be surprising if that wasn't an influence. The nuclear powered CVN-65 Enterprise had been in service for almost 20 years by the time the original Galactica series came out, so they might have had that in mind too.
McAvoy wrote:You are looking into it way too much. First off the Galactica was part of a class of ship and were not pre-war. The previous war carriers that survived WW2 were three separate classes. The Saratoga was by the end of the war a worn out ship that took too much damage. The Ranger was never put into serious risk because the ship was a crap design. The Enterprise... well she is The Enterprise. The US Navy still talks about how shameful it was to scrap her fifty or sixty years after it happened.
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