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Battlestars

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:50 pm
by danman
Hello all! I want to know what other people thank about the Battlestars? I thank they are down to earth design, with todays tech (not including the FTL'S). I thank the it is something that can be built with lots of money and resorces. With the leaps and bounds that engins for the space programes have been makeing i could see something onlines like them in our future.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:54 pm
by Sionnach Glic
They're one of the few ships in sci-fi that are anywhere near inteligently designed. The launch tube system would probably be better off being replaced by a hanger (or just launching the Vipers out of the landing bays), but that's my only major complaint.

As for whether we could build a 1.2 kilometre long space-going warship with cannons and nuclear missiles, it'd cost far to much to be anywhere near realistic, and be far too difficult to build.

Welcome to the forums. :)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:05 pm
by Captain Seafort
Today's tech? They've got energy weapons, artificial gravity, some kind of invisible wall to hold out space, the ability to project an energy barrier over half a planet and sentient robot dogs.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:19 pm
by Sionnach Glic
Uh, I'm gonna guess he was talking about the new series.
Though you're quite right on the artificial gravity bit.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:24 pm
by Captain Seafort
Rochey wrote:Uh, I'm gonna guess he was talking about the new series.
Though you're quite right on the artificial gravity bit.


Hey, there are two BSGs. I just happen to prefer the older one.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:36 pm
by danman
Yes I was talking about new show. I was refering to real tech not scifi tech sorry for that.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:12 pm
by Sionnach Glic
I just happen to prefer the older one.


You are dead to me.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:26 pm
by Captain Seafort
Rochey wrote:
I just happen to prefer the older one.


You are dead to me.


I know it's not the best written, or even the most believable series ever (stopping at a casino planet days after the entire human race has been wiped out?), and on occassion makes the Borg look like tactical geniuses (no, we won't launch fighters, even though there's over a thousand enemy ships coming our way). It did, however, have a sense of fun that the remake is the antithesis of, and that's what I love about it.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:39 pm
by Sionnach Glic
Yeah, the old series did have a sort of campy sense of fun to it. :)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:42 pm
by Captain Seafort
And much better music.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:08 pm
by Sionnach Glic
Meh, I prefer the music of the new series myself.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:28 pm
by Captain Seafort
I can think of very few pieces of TV or movie music that I like better than the old Galactica theme - it's upbeat, cheerful, but with a sense of power to it.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:49 am
by Sionnach Glic
I think the new series has that tune as the Colonials national anthem.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:04 pm
by Mikey
And - the original series didn't have an Adama Senior who needed subtitles, even when speaking English. I enjoyed both series, but for both nostalgia's sake and the lack of soap-opera-ness, I think I have to agree with Seafort.

And yes, the Battlestar is one of my fave sci-fi ship designs. And the Vipers rate a close scond in the "fighter" category to the flat, wedge-shaped things from Buck Rogers.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:35 pm
by Jim
Rochey wrote:Yeah, the old series did have a sort of campy sense of fun to it. :)


"some"? Understatement.