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Old January 16 2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

Any fan of more than one science-fiction franchise has thought, "What if the two collide?" Superman versus Peter Petrelli, the Cybermen versus the Borg, Mortal Kombat vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For us, we like to ponder which tech toys would win out in head-to-head match-ups. For instance, could the Death Star take on a fleet of Shadow vessels from Babylon 5?
In what we hope is the first of many sci-fi tech contests, we look for a victor between the Starship Enterprise from the original Star Trek and the Battlestar Galactica from the new, um, Battlestar Galactica (disclosure: The SCI FI Channel, DVICE's owner, broadcasts BSG). Will Trek's futuristic technology win out over the down-and-dirty battlestar? Or will simplicity and durability endure?
Hit the jump for this epic battle. Jump!

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/01/sci_fi_showdown.php
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Old January 16 2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

Superman vs Peter Petrelli?

Easy, Superman can just ask Peter what 2+2 is and he'd win because Peter's brain will overload and shut down.
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Old January 16 2009, 04:02 AM   #3
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Re: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

Which one is being controlled by Batman and will he have enough time to prepare?
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Old January 16 2009, 04:07 AM   #4
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Re: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

The Defiant vs. The Whitestar....

Anybody???

Anyway... The BSG can take one hell of a beating: it has, in fact, been getting the shit kicked out of it for four years now, and it is up and running again in a few hours.

Anytime any ship in the Trek universe so much as goes through a nebula, consoles explode, sparks are flying everywhere, people are flying 10 feet in the air, phasers are down to 10 percent and the ship is fucked for days and weeks.

The Galactica would win.
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Old January 16 2009, 04:29 AM   #5
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Re: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

The article is laughable the author repeatedly states the superiority of Trek technology, like the ability of the Enterprise to cut apart Galactica or blow chunks off her with phasers and photon torpedoes, yet gives the win to Galactica anyway.
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Old January 16 2009, 04:32 AM   #6
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Could Wolverine be assimilated by the Borg?
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Old January 16 2009, 04:43 AM   #7
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Re: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

I'm not bothering with the article, but the Enterprise would win for the same reason that it would beat the Star Wars ships...it can fire while in warp.

It doesn't need to jump. And, it can transport a bomb right into the command center.
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Old January 16 2009, 04:58 AM   #8
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Leroy wrote: View Post
The article is laughable the author repeatedly states the superiority of Trek technology, like the ability of the Enterprise to cut apart Galactica or blow chunks off her with phasers and photon torpedoes, yet gives the win to Galactica anyway.
Galactica must have been flown by Batman.
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Old January 16 2009, 05:04 AM   #9
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Leroy wrote: View Post
The article is laughable the author repeatedly states the superiority of Trek technology, like the ability of the Enterprise to cut apart Galactica or blow chunks off her with phasers and photon torpedoes, yet gives the win to Galactica anyway.
I agree, the Enterprise would rip the Galactica to shreds. Besides the FTL drive the technology on Battlestar Galactica isn't even close to Trek tech.
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Old January 16 2009, 02:10 PM   #10
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I think what everyone's forgetting is that the Enterprise comes equipped with all kinds of technological deus ex machina that Galactica just doesn't have.

Throw Scotty into a Jeffries tube, tell him he's got five minutes to figure something out and Adama & Co. are screwed
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Old January 16 2009, 02:22 PM   #11
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The Enterprise was hit with nukes in "Patterns of Force". Aside from the concussive impact which rocked the ship a bit, there was little damage. Besides, the Enterprise has phasers which can destroy nuclear weapons before they become a threat.

Chemically propelled bullets against the Enterprise ? Really ?
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Old January 16 2009, 02:27 PM   #12
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Galactica doesn't even have energy shields.

The Enterprise can just transport, well, anything. To anywhere on Galactica, their engines, main bridge, other strategic locations. A couple of photon torpedos and no Galactica. No problem.

Transporters vs. NO shields? Gee, I wonder who'd win...
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Old January 16 2009, 02:30 PM   #13
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Galactica doesn't even have energy shields.

The Enterprise can just transport, well, anything. To anywhere on Galactica, their engines, main bridge, other strategic locations. A couple of photon torpedos and no Galactica. No problem.
They don't even need to do that. The Enteprise uses directed energy weapons which have a significantly greater range than bullets propelled by chemical reactions. The Enterprise can sit well out of the lumbering, slow Galactica's range and cut pieces off of it all day long.
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Old January 16 2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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So, to sum up: Enterprise RULES!
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Old January 16 2009, 03:17 PM   #15
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They don't even need to do that. The Enteprise uses directed energy weapons which have a significantly greater range than bullets propelled by chemical reactions. The Enterprise can sit well out of the lumbering, slow Galactica's range and cut pieces off of it all day long.
In space, bullets don't have a range, they keep going until they hit something. Targeting is the problem, not range.
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