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Old March 25 2009, 11:07 PM   #31
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Re: Anybody want books/additional media about life on "Earth?"

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Look, you can really postulate whether everyone gave up their tech or whether a small group just said "Fuck....errr....Frak Lee Adama. I don't want to die because I get Tuberculosis".
Yes, because if there's one thing that'll protect the Colonials from lung diseases, its building a city and recreating a technological society on an uninhabited planet. Except for how, that time they did build a city and attempt to recreate a technological society, Sam Anders almost died of pneumonia.

I would've actually let that one slide if you stuck with malaria, but it was just too tempting a callback.
How about medications and hospitals help cure diseases? I think that's a simple enough point. They specifically mentioned that folks were left with "only the clothes on their backs". Even if they carried a short supply of meds, without manufacturing technology, they would be out in a short span of time.
These would be the same medicines they ran out of on New Caprica, despite their magnificent city, right?
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Old March 26 2009, 12:02 AM   #32
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These would be the same medicines they ran out of on New Caprica, despite their magnificent city, right?
I think the main reason New Caprica didn't work out (apart from the whole thing with the Cylons) was that it was a dismal shithole of a planet with a lousy climate. Not so for Earth, obviously. Trying to build a city there would have been a lot easier, surely.
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Old March 26 2009, 12:27 AM   #33
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I think the main reason New Caprica didn't work out was that it was a dismal shithole of a planet with a lousy climate.
Yeah but it grew some kick-ass weed.
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Old March 26 2009, 02:48 PM   #34
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These would be the same medicines they ran out of on New Caprica, despite their magnificent city, right?
I think the main reason New Caprica didn't work out (apart from the whole thing with the Cylons) was that it was a dismal shithole of a planet with a lousy climate. Not so for Earth, obviously. Trying to build a city there would have been a lot easier, surely.
Yeah... too bad they already used up whatever city-building equipment they had (which was, what exactly? some tons of scaffolding and tarpaulin?) on that planet, and left it there on their way out.
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Old March 27 2009, 09:27 PM   #35
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I've never been interested by books based on TV shows or films, sci-fi or not, extended universe, etc... but strangely, eventhough i think the story is complete, i think that would be fun. But only if written by the same team that wrote the series !
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Old March 28 2009, 02:28 AM   #36
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Yes, because if there's one thing that'll protect the Colonials from lung diseases, its building a city and recreating a technological society on an uninhabited planet. Except for how, that time they did build a city and attempt to recreate a technological society, Sam Anders almost died of pneumonia.

I would've actually let that one slide if you stuck with malaria, but it was just too tempting a callback.
How about medications and hospitals help cure diseases? I think that's a simple enough point. They specifically mentioned that folks were left with "only the clothes on their backs". Even if they carried a short supply of meds, without manufacturing technology, they would be out in a short span of time.
These would be the same medicines they ran out of on New Caprica, despite their magnificent city, right?
I have a feeling that their circumstances on New Caprica were as much a result of being on a resource-less shithole with a numbnut leading their government. Could the same thing happen on New Earth? Sure, if all the stars line up (or "God makes it happen" ). But they would be giving themselves the best possible chance by trying rather than saying "eh...fuck it."

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Yeah... too bad they already used up whatever city-building equipment they had (which was, what exactly? some tons of scaffolding and tarpaulin?) on that planet, and left it there on their way out.
I think that stuff was made up of parts of ships they took apart. Building a city wasn't going to be easy for sure but nuEarth had more resources that New Caprica did and half the fleet wasn't running away anymore. They could completely focus themselves on re-building. It might have taken a hundred years to even get to 10% of where they were on Caprica but it'd be better than nothing.
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Old March 28 2009, 03:14 AM   #37
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No, it'll be either too morbid or too optimistic.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:50 AM   #38
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yes, I was thinking something like ""Greg Cox To reign in hell (the exille of Khan) "" for the Humans, and a book about the Cylons that left.

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But I think a book set 150,300 years after the finale, would'be fun. Return of the toasters A star trek type of ship finds Caprica, and the Cylon home world.
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