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Old March 17 2009, 12:37 AM   #31
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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Yes, but the fact remains that if they don't have zoning ordinances against huge, FTL-capable, tylium-fueled spaceships operating right next door to office buildings, then it's no wonder they were dumb enough to be beaten by Cylons.
Right, like how coastal docks in the real world frequently dock nuclear-powered subs and aircraft carriers? Nothing different.
Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.
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Old March 17 2009, 01:16 AM   #32
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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^Those are civilian ships. They appear to be of the same design as Colonial One.
Yes, but the fact remains that if they don't have zoning ordinances against huge, FTL-capable, tylium-fueled spaceships operating right next door to office buildings, then it's no wonder they were dumb enough to be beaten by Cylons.
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its on the bay though, in the water, next to the city, not downtown
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Right, like how coastal docks in the real world frequently dock nuclear-powered subs and aircraft carriers? Nothing different.
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Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
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I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.

Dear Gods. Did I somehow take a wrong turn into the Trek XI forum?
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Old March 17 2009, 01:19 AM   #33
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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Look at all those cool buildings. I wonder what the tall pointy one in the background is for.

Frakking Gods dammit I can't wait for Caprica.
Caprica takes place 50 years prior to this. A lot of those buildings might not even be there then. (might not be any spaceships, either...)
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Old March 17 2009, 02:04 AM   #34
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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^Those are civilian ships. They appear to be of the same design as Colonial One.
Yes, but the fact remains that if they don't have zoning ordinances against huge, FTL-capable, tylium-fueled spaceships operating right next door to office buildings, then it's no wonder they were dumb enough to be beaten by Cylons.




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Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
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I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.

Dear Gods. Did I somehow take a wrong turn into the Trek XI forum?
THE ENTERPRISE WAS BUILT IN SPACE LIEK OMG TRAVESTY!12121221
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Old March 17 2009, 03:43 AM   #35
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Ron Moore just raped my childhood
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Old March 17 2009, 04:16 AM   #36
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

THE BUILDINGS ARE 10 TIMES TOO TALL!!!

I live across the bay from Caprica City, and I plan to post a video on ColonialTube showing how this is all wrong...
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Sorry, I've been spending too much time in the Trek XI forum.


Edit: Oh hai, Gep Malakai, didn't see you there...

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Old March 17 2009, 04:32 AM   #37
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

Battlestar wiki has 2 more pics of Caprica City from the same scene. I've stolen them and put them up here for you to see.


Is that Chinese writing on the buiding in the first shot?

Those buildings are really sweet! I love the style, contemporary, yet futuristic.

Still fascinated by the tall, spire-like tower in the background. Maybe it's Graystone's HQ?
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Old March 17 2009, 05:34 AM   #38
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Is that Chinese writing on the buiding in the first shot?
Those first four "kanji" under the "C" sort of look like it...



But the fifth, 1.5-unit-high one looks Tholian/Vulcan (i.e. non-Chinese/Japanese) or something...?
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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Right, like how coastal docks in the real world frequently dock nuclear-powered subs and aircraft carriers? Nothing different.
Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.
Sure. Lots of downtown urban areas have airports.
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Old March 17 2009, 11:35 AM   #40
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^I see no difference between placing a spaceport on your coast and putting this in Queens.

At least Battlestar Galactica's spacecraft can take-off vertically.
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Old March 18 2009, 01:01 AM   #41
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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Right, like how coastal docks in the real world frequently dock nuclear-powered subs and aircraft carriers? Nothing different.
Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.
Speaking of which, the jumbo jets that land at Hong Kong's airport fly within the city, very close to skyscrapers... if a 747 can do it, an Intersun Liner can do it.
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Old March 18 2009, 01:12 AM   #42
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

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Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.
Sure. Lots of downtown urban areas have airports.
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Nuclear powered subs don't fly, create huge amounts of terrestrial noise and vibration, or run the risk of plowing into a building.
I thought I heard of something that does that... weird metal bird... carry jet fuel...

Oh yeah. Airplanes.
Speaking of which, the jumbo jets that land at Hong Kong's airport fly within the city, very close to skyscrapers... if a 747 can do it, an Intersun Liner can do it.
There's one example. Ok, off the top of my head...

- Minneapolis/St. Paul (no terrestrial noise vibrations, eh? Tell that to people in South Minneapolis)
- New York
- London
- Washington, D.C.

Huh. Only planes I recall hitting buildings in those cities was intentional.
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Re: Screengrab of Caprica city in Daybreak pt. 1?

Here is proof of how close airliners can fly, with no problems...

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Old March 18 2009, 02:28 AM   #44
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Here is proof of how close airliners can fly, with no problems...

Nice danger sign. Quite apt.
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Old March 18 2009, 02:37 AM   #45
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You come pretty close to a few buildings in Atlanta too. I don't find the ships that close to the city that weird at all, or really a big enough detail to care about. I'm sure the CGI guys will make sure the spaceships avoid the buildings no problem.



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