oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mikey » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:02 pm

Fair points. As I said, since I don't have the DVD's, it's been a long time.

As to this:
GrahamKennedy wrote:And in any case, assuming you lose and die trying to defend the planet - so what? Is the argument that you might not win that fight so you shouldn't bother to try and save your home?Stay and fight a pointless fight against the Cylon fighters instead?

Stay and fight the Cylon fighters - lose, you lose the war. Win, you still lose the war.

Leave your fighters to hold up theirs and head home. Don't make it in time, you lose the war. Lose against the Basestar(s), you lose the war. Win, you gain time for evacuation and save a larger portion of humanity.

It's not exactly a difficult choice.


Again a fair point, but it doesn't speak to what I was saying. Mark simply asked if Galactica had given up the fighter battle and returned to Caprica, would it have changed the outcome - I answered no. I remain of that opinion, no matter the moral rectitude of such an action.
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 pm

Mikey wrote:Again a fair point, but it doesn't speak to what I was saying. Mark simply asked if Galactica had given up the fighter battle and returned to Caprica, would it have changed the outcome - I answered no. I remain of that opinion, no matter the moral rectitude of such an action.


Of course it wouldn't. And didn't, given that that's exactly what she did do. :P
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mikey » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:51 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
Mikey wrote:Again a fair point, but it doesn't speak to what I was saying. Mark simply asked if Galactica had given up the fighter battle and returned to Caprica, would it have changed the outcome - I answered no. I remain of that opinion, no matter the moral rectitude of such an action.


Of course it wouldn't. And didn't, given that that's exactly what she did do. :P


Thanks a ton. I sort of took it for granted that Mark meant "earlier than she did." I don't know if he's on any painkillers - or if he'd even take them if given - but I highly doubt he intended to ask, "What would have happened if things had occurred exactly as they did?"
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:07 am

No...what Mark asked was, "If she stayed, could Galactica have tipped the balance of the Battle of Cimtar." There were both Battlestars and Vipers engaged against that fleet of Raiders.

By staying, she would have provided a bit more firepower against the Raiders, as well as providing one more target to divide the Cylons attack force, as well as Adama's experience, and the fact she was the only Battlestar on alert, and thus totally unprepaired.
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mikey » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:25 am

beg your pardon. I paraphrased it absolutely bass-ackward.
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:51 pm

:::checking pill bottle:::

Mikey....I seems to be five or six short :lol:
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mikey » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:25 pm

My arms aren't that long.
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Re: oBSG-Saga of a Star World

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:43 pm

Sure....let a little thing like that stop you ;)
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