Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Re: Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:54 pm

Rochey wrote:I'm watching the Miniseries on DVD as I type this, and during the scene where they prep the ship for its first FTL jump, the pods don't seem to fold up at all - just in.


Yeah, I've been watching the battle of Ragnar on YouTube, and seeing the same thing. I think I must have been remembering the rough arc of the old Galactica's pylons, and assumed that the new one had curved ones. With that sort of shape they'd have to slide in along the line of the arc, which would leave the belly of the pods forming the ship's flanks. Moral of the story - better observation is required.

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Re: Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:04 pm

No problem, easy mistake to make. I'd probably have believed you if I hadn't happened to be watching the pods retract just as I read that. :)

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Much better. 8)
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Re: Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:21 pm

Here's an interesting technical tit-bit. Prior to the Battle of Ragnar Anchorage, the Galactica pulls a 90o turn in about 5 seconds. Pretty nifty for a ship that big.
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Re: Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Postby Tsukiyumi » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:05 am

Rochey wrote:Here's an interesting technical tit-bit. Prior to the Battle of Ragnar Anchorage, the Galactica pulls a 90o turn in about 5 seconds. Pretty nifty for a ship that big.


That was pretty darn amazing. Thank god for Youtube. :)
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Re: Ship of the Week: Galactica-type Battlestar

Postby Deepcrush » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:14 am

I just loved watching the amount of damage Galactica can take and just keep on going.
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