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Old March 16 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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NOT Our Earth

Folks, maybe some of you have stumbled upon this, but just in case...

I found this AWESOME article, where this guy comprehensively examines the astronomy of BSG... check it out...

http://www.galactica-science.com/bat...e-big-picture/
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Old March 16 2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: NOT Our Earth

very interesting . . .
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Old March 16 2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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Wow - that's a lot to absorb. . . there goes the rest of my day!
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Old March 16 2009, 10:05 PM   #4
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Re: NOT Our Earth

People keep bringing this up, mainly because the CGI guys made a hell of a job covering up the surface with clouds, even if our Earth was shown clear as day.
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Old March 16 2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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Re: NOT Our Earth

Interesting, but I still think it was our Earth.
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Old March 16 2009, 11:04 PM   #6
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Yes... "Nuked Earth" was necessarily clouded because the fact that the landmass consists of glass and ashes without any vegetation would have been visible otherwise.

Not saying there won't be another Earth this late in the game, but a clouded CGI planet is not proof of that.
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Old March 16 2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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Something that really caught my attention was the discussion on how the stars in Home, Pt II do not, have never and will never match our constellations. . . so it couldn't be our Earth that they found - although the star fields do hint that a lot of Season 4 has been in the close proximity of our solar system. . .

Most likely not a clue, just "it's a TV show". . .
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Old March 16 2009, 11:56 PM   #8
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Now that's just cool. Great work.
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Old March 17 2009, 12:31 AM   #9
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An excellent find and very interesting. However, I'm more inclined to say that the SFX guys have just been seeding in the constellations to imply that the fleet was near earth, without realizing that the constellations would look different, even from a nearby star system. At least, that's what this site maintains, to tell the truth its not something I know much about. I think the SFX answer is more plausible than the "hopping back and forth in our solar system" theory, as fascinating as it may be.
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Old March 17 2009, 01:09 AM   #10
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Re: NOT Our Earth

Here's a brain fart...

What if that's not even the Milky Way? What if all this is taking place in another galaxy, far, far away? A galaxy where the people call themselves humans, and a few planets are called Earth?
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Old March 17 2009, 01:13 AM   #11
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I think the whole thing is Starbuck dreaming. WHen she wakes up she will be back on Caprica.
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Old March 17 2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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Our Earth was unambiguously shown only at the end of season three in that final galactic whiplash shot. That the Cylon Earth's contours are never seen clearly makes me think nobody went to our Earth and the season three conclusion was a dishonest tease.
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Old March 17 2009, 02:14 AM   #13
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Re: NOT Our Earth

It's all based on a faulty assumption: that the star patterns depicted in the show are legitimate. This can only be true if the premise of the show - that these are beings coming from a different part of the galaxy in an attempt to find Earth - is false. If the premise is true, then the star patterns are not legitimate at all, but instead are the end result of the "documenters" of the events' either inability or lack of desire to depict star patterns that aren't visible from Earth's night sky.

If that's the case, it could be our Earth, and some of us have just been fooled into thinking it's not.
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Old March 17 2009, 02:23 AM   #14
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Re: NOT Our Earth

Admiral2 wrote: View Post
It's all based on a faulty assumption: that the star patterns depicted in the show are legitimate. This can only be true if the premise of the show - that these are beings coming from a different part of the galaxy in an attempt to find Earth - is false. If the premise is true, then the star patterns are not legitimate at all, but instead are the end result of the "documenters" of the events' either inability or lack of desire to depict star patterns that aren't visible from Earth's night sky.
Uh, I'm not exactly following this here...could you rephrase? I mean, what is this about a documentary? This isn't
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Old March 17 2009, 03:07 AM   #15
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How uber-geeky Someone has too much time on their hands
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