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Postby danman » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:50 pm

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.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:54 pm

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.

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Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:05 pm

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.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:19 pm

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

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.
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Postby danman » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:36 pm

Yes I was talking about new show. I was refering to real tech not scifi tech sorry for that.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:12 pm

I just happen to prefer the older one.


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Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:26 pm

Rochey wrote:
I just happen to prefer the older one.


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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.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:39 pm

Yeah, the old series did have a sort of campy sense of fun to it. :)
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Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:42 pm

And much better music.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:08 pm

Meh, I prefer the music of the new series myself.
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Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:28 pm

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.
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Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:49 am

I think the new series has that tune as the Colonials national anthem.
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Postby Mikey » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:04 pm

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.
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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:35 pm

Rochey wrote:Yeah, the old series did have a sort of campy sense of fun to it. :)


"some"? Understatement.
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