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Old April 19 2009, 08:00 PM   #76
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And I want one of those little robot butlers ...
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Old April 19 2009, 09:00 PM   #77
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I'm sufficiently intrigued to watch the regular series, although some of the dropped plot threads still bother me (what are the motivations behind the bombing in the first place?)
I suspect we'll definitely hear more aboutthe Soldiers of the One. It's obvious that Sister Clarice is involved. She's as guilty as sin. For all we know, she encouraged Ben to do it.
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Old April 19 2009, 11:38 PM   #78
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I'm worried about this I read online:

[Jane] Espenson will become executive producer midway through the first season.
Her character assassinations would make Fred Freiberger proud.

I liked it but it doesn't have much rewatchability with me. Then again I have never been a fan of prequels and never will. And sadly this includes the new Star Trek movie.
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Old April 20 2009, 12:44 AM   #79
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Finally, I like the noticeable absence of the Colonial Federal Government. There is no mention of a Colonial Fleet or the President of the Colonies. Each colony is responsible for its own defense and may use force against one another.
I'm sure if the series makes it part of the plot will be conflicts between the worlds and the beginnings colonial government (hey.. it Enterprise in the BSG world..lol) .

I wondered why we have not seen the holoband in BSG at all.. Even if that was dropped due to the Cylon war we still should have seen that nifty digital paper during BSG, one would think.

Looking at the prototype Cylon, i always wonder what is the advantage to the rotating eye. To me, two or more eyes on the head would be better than one eye going back and forth, sure its cool, just does not seem practical.
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Old April 20 2009, 12:49 AM   #80
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Looking at the prototype cylon i always wonder what is the advantage to the rotaig eye. to me two or more eyes ont he head would be better than one eye going back and forth, sure its cool, just does not seem practical.
You're assuming that it's actually seeing like that; I always figured it was metaphorical, the equivalent of the power light on your computer.
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Old April 20 2009, 12:57 AM   #81
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Looking at the prototype cylon i always wonder what is the advantage to the rotaig eye. to me two or more eyes ont he head would be better than one eye going back and forth, sure its cool, just does not seem practical.
You're assuming that it's actually seeing like that; I always figured it was metaphorical, the equivalent of the power light on your computer.
Well if you remember in the Razor flashback when Adama and the cylon are free falling you see how the cylon is seeing (and tracking) adama and there is a rotation from clear to sharp from what they show.
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Old April 20 2009, 12:59 AM   #82
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Looking at the prototype cylon i always wonder what is the advantage to the rotaig eye. to me two or more eyes ont he head would be better than one eye going back and forth, sure its cool, just does not seem practical.
You're assuming that it's actually seeing like that; I always figured it was metaphorical, the equivalent of the power light on your computer.
Well one of the Razor flashbacks shows what seeing from a TOS Cylons perspective is like a it does use the onw eye moving back and forth to see.
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Old April 20 2009, 01:44 AM   #83
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I wondered why we have not seen the holoband in BSG at all.
We have. It was called Cylon Projection.
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Old April 20 2009, 02:16 AM   #84
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^^It seemed obvious to me...
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Old April 20 2009, 02:22 AM   #85
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I wondered why we have not seen the holoband in BSG at all.
We have. It was called Cylon Projection.
Exactly. The Greystones unwittingly gave the enemy everything it needed to destroy humanity and be comfortable while doing it.

Besides, if holobands are still in use by the human population at all by that time (I suspect not--the colonials looked "backwards" in technology because they were afraid of their enemies--holobands might have become passé or hated) I'm sure they didn't go home to grab their holobands when they were panicking to find escape ships as the nukes were falling. You'd grab your child before your holoband.
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Old April 20 2009, 02:25 AM   #86
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^^besides I think holobands would require a network to function. And I think it was strictly verboten under Adama's command.
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Old April 20 2009, 02:28 AM   #87
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Bingo about Adama probably forbidding them because he refused to have networked computers on his ship.
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Old April 20 2009, 02:49 AM   #88
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Stereoscopic vision is difficult to accomplish, and it primary benefit, depth perception, is better realized by the use of a laser rangefinder in conjunction with monocular vision.

Our binocular vision system works because out brains are designed to combine two images into a single coherent image with depth. But programing a machine to do so is not very easy at all, and not very practical. With the use of precise rangefinders to provide precise measurements of depth, steropisis, which provides an inaccurate approximation of depth, is redundant. Binocular vision then would only serve to provide a wider field of view. However, such a wider field of view can only work if the machine is programed for steropsis, or if the cameras are in a fixed position relative to each other such that their images will never overlap.
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Old April 20 2009, 08:34 AM   #89
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BTW, where have I already heard a character called Zee being a super genius?









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AAAAACKK!! Don't compare Zoe to Cousin Oliver's illegitimate cousin!
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