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Old March 21 2009, 05:13 AM   #196
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I really liked the episode; my only worry is that in 10 years that robot montage is going to look really dated. I kind of wish they had shown the presence of emerging AI in a subtler way. Other than that, I thought the episode was really good and a fitting end to the series.
They should have used John Henry

I just thought of something: poor D'Anna.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:13 AM   #197
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Moore said quite a while ago that the series would respect what we actually know about the history of life and humanity on this planet, and he was more or less true to that - the suggestion that some thousands of human beings from elsewhere might have entered the gene pool after humanity had evolved to almost modern status is, while dubious, a lot easier to swallow than the Von Daniken proposition.
Only because you say it is. Humans beings from elsewhere just seems more acceptable because they aren't little green men.
Well, if you're willing to do some minimal research into history and prehistory the "ancient astronauts" bullshit just collapses. That's why it's never risen above the level of pop mythology and has never for an instant been taken seriously as actual science.

It's crap generated by popular authors to sell books, and scientific ignorance is the only excuse for entertaining any of it.

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It makes me wonder if the colonials hadn't interfered with this Earth, what would we have called it? How would it have advanced?
Any of the countless things that the world actually was called in a variety of languages in ancient times, I imagine. 'Cause "we" didn't actually call it "Earth" for a long time.

Throwing the word "Earth" around in the series and particularly the naming silliness in this last episode is just for dramatic purposes - like the fact that the Colonials are all conveniently speaking English.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:14 AM   #198
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Question: What colony was the strip club on? I could have sworn I heard somebody say it was Picon or something. I did think that was one of the coolest cityscapes I've ever seen in sci-fi.

Shit, Tigh's got some guts if he takes his *wife* to a strip club...
Tigh was teasing about he only had to pay 30 on Picon and 40 there. I think it's meant to be Caprica.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:14 AM   #199
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Question: What colony was the strip club on? I could have sworn I heard somebody say it was Picon or something. I did think that was one of the coolest cityscapes I've ever seen in sci-fi.

Shit, Tigh's got some guts if he takes his *wife* to a strip club...
Well, it probably wasn't Virgon, hopefully, it's not on Sagittaron.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:14 AM   #200
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So was it just an accident that destroyed the peace between Cavil's group and Gallactica's group
It was when Chief killed Tory, I think. He broke the link and stopped the download (of resurrection tech to the Colony) and then everybody just started panicking.

And I guess it really was Hera who was 'Eve', then. But it looks like she died relatively young...
Was that really the point? Oh man, I didn't realize that until now.....that sucks!
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Hera is "Eve"...the mother of us all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
Yes, but who's the father?
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Old March 21 2009, 05:15 AM   #202
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Hera is "Eve"...the mother of us all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
Yes, but who's the father?
Mitochondrial Adam?
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Old March 21 2009, 05:15 AM   #203
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Hera is "Eve"...the mother of us all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
Yes, but who's the father?
Mitochondrial Adam?
The tribal boy she saw.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:15 AM   #204
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Hera is "Eve"...the mother of us all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
Yes, but who's the father?

Baltar Junior.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:16 AM   #205
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That's what's disturbing, they might, but they don't have the mental reasoning to really give consent truly. It's like statutory rape. That part bothers me.
They can build spears but they don't have the mental reasoning to have sex?
I've bolded the part of my quote that you seemed to not read.

Of course they can have sex, but only as an animal might. Instinctively, primitively. The colonials on the other hand are intelligent beings. It's a mismatch of intellect and maturity and therefore has undertones of statutory rape.
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Mitochondrial Adam?
Well, yes. But I'm wondering if he was a native, another half-breed, a human, or a Cylon...
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Old March 21 2009, 05:17 AM   #207
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The more I think about it, the more I feel that the ending really services what the series was all about: Posing questions about us, humanity.

And the series poses one last question: Will we just do it all over again?

I think it's sort of profound, really. Just one last question. And it's the biggest one of all.
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Of course they can have sex, but only as an animal might. Instinctively, primitively. The colonials on the other hand are intelligent beings.
The natives didn't look like dumb animals. If they have enough smarts to walk single file, organize hunts, carry tools, etc., then they must have some form of intelligence.
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I really liked the episode; my only worry is that in 10 years that robot montage is going to look really dated. I kind of wish they had shown the presence of emerging AI in a subtler way. Other than that, I thought the episode was really good and a fitting end to the series.
I think just showing the robot on TV would of been enough and people would of got the message. The montage of different robots was really unnecessary.
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Of course they can have sex, but only as an animal might. Instinctively, primitively. The colonials on the other hand are intelligent beings.
The natives didn't look like dumb animals. If they have enough smarts to walk single file, organize hunts, carry tools, etc., then they must have some form of intelligence.
To be fair so can an ape.
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