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Old November 26 2012, 05:14 PM   #271
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

I'm still hoping for an explanation of why the fleet was still so built up during the long period between the end of the war and opening of the mini-series. Was it just because they were in a "cold war" and kept up the fleet just in case? Was there intra-colony warfare before the Cylons that led to them having a fleet like that?
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I'm still hoping for an explanation of why the fleet was still so built up during the long period between the end of the war and opening of the mini-series. Was it just because they were in a "cold war" and kept up the fleet just in case? Was there intra-colony warfare before the Cylons that led to them having a fleet like that?
I thought the implied reason was that the Colonies were never totally convinced the Cylons would honor the armistice in perpetuity, and in fact some even agitated to "finish what they started."
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Old November 26 2012, 05:53 PM   #273
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And militaries as organizations like to perpetuate themselves. Military-industrial complex and whatnot.
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Old November 26 2012, 06:17 PM   #274
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I'm still hoping for an explanation of why the fleet was still so built up during the long period between the end of the war and opening of the mini-series. Was it just because they were in a "cold war" and kept up the fleet just in case? Was there intra-colony warfare before the Cylons that led to them having a fleet like that?
I thought the implied reason was that the Colonies were never totally convinced the Cylons would honor the armistice in perpetuity, and in fact some even agitated to "finish what they started."

I guess that's always been the best explanation, but how about their overall readiness and knowledge of tactics? Constant wargames?
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I'm still hoping for an explanation of why the fleet was still so built up during the long period between the end of the war and opening of the mini-series. Was it just because they were in a "cold war" and kept up the fleet just in case? Was there intra-colony warfare before the Cylons that led to them having a fleet like that?
I thought the implied reason was that the Colonies were never totally convinced the Cylons would honor the armistice in perpetuity, and in fact some even agitated to "finish what they started."

I guess that's always been the best explanation, but how about their overall readiness and knowledge of tactics? Constant wargames?
Yes, one would assume there were lots of exercises, as there are in our real world militaries. They don't sit around doing nothing all the time.
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Old November 26 2012, 10:19 PM   #276
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I thought the implied reason was that the Colonies were never totally convinced the Cylons would honor the armistice in perpetuity, and in fact some even agitated to "finish what they started."

I guess that's always been the best explanation, but how about their overall readiness and knowledge of tactics? Constant wargames?
Yes, one would assume there were lots of exercises, as there are in our real world militaries. They don't sit around doing nothing all the time.
it's also explicitly stated somewhere in the series (did a quick scan if the wiki but couldn't locate specifics, sorry) that certain colonies were troublemakers.
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I guess that's always been the best explanation, but how about their overall readiness and knowledge of tactics? Constant wargames?
Yes, one would assume there were lots of exercises, as there are in our real world militaries. They don't sit around doing nothing all the time.
it's also explicitly stated somewhere in the series (did a quick scan if the wiki but couldn't locate specifics, sorry) that certain colonies were troublemakers.
I must have missed that last bit. I would love to see a movie tackling that subject.
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^
That's basically Tom Zarek's entire backstory.
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The Taurons, Saggitarons, and Gemenese all seemed to be problematic in one way or another.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:43 AM   #280
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The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.
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The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.
not a bad theory. almost makes the fact that they put it in a little more tolerable. almost.
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The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.
I like that idea. The organic Raiders are described as "animals" and "pets," so it would make a good bit of sense that they had to experiment for a while to create a synthetic animal they could control and put to tactical use.
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The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.
I like that idea. The organic Raiders are described as "animals" and "pets," so it would make a good bit of sense that they had to experiment for a while to create a synthetic animal they could control and put to tactical use.
The Cylon Raider "pets" idea was the first thing that popped into my mind during that B&C scene. Makes sense to me.
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The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.
I like that idea. The organic Raiders are described as "animals" and "pets," so it would make a good bit of sense that they had to experiment for a while to create a synthetic animal they could control and put to tactical use.
The Cylon Raider "pets" idea was the first thing that popped into my mind during that B&C scene. Makes sense to me.
It'd be kind of interesting to see the Cylon mad scientist who had to come up with these things, too.

Or maybe it's just a deranged human working with them.

Or one (or more) of the Final Five.
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Or that old dude from Razor (I like the theory that it could be Graystone, btw...)
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