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Old March 22 2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Starbuck and her "feeling" for earth

Was it ever explained why we were directed the fleet to the "wrong" earth? I mean, she stated that she flew over "our" earth. She was losing track of the way to earth in s4.0 - "We're going the wrong way!". Ok, obviously the signal from her shiny new Viper directed them to nuked-earth, and the homing signal was coming from it crashed on the surface. Perhaps this "harbinger of death" stuff was only valid if the fleet listened to her "feel" for earth in the first place? Was her destiny really to have everyone go by her viper for the location of earth, then disappear in a puff of blue smoke when she got there... or would the cycle have ended/no war with Cavil/found "our" earth happened if we actually listened to her in the first place?

(My bet is that if they listened to her, they would have found "our" earth early, and either got their asses whooped by Cavil, or the cycle would have been broken in some way...)
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Old March 22 2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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Re: Starbuck and her "feeling" for earth

I think the fleet was taken to the original earth because of the revelations it caused. The colonials and rebel cylons are looking for earth, and join together in a very shaky alliance. When they arrive at the planet, they discover that the planet has been nuked. They also learn that the original 13th tribe was Cylon and the Final Five begin to recover part of their memories. The original earth is a pretty important piece of history, because it reveals that cylons were created back in Kobol (not just by the colonials on the 12 colonies) and also reveals that the cycle of time is repeating.

I think the revelation that the 13th tribe was Cylon helped cement the alliance between the colonials and the rebel cylons. God's plan was for humanity and cylons to come together and create a new home as a combined species, but that couldn't happen unless they visited the original earth and learned what happened there.
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Old March 22 2009, 01:25 AM   #3
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Re: Starbuck and her "feeling" for earth

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God's plan was for humanity and cylons to come together and create a new home as a combined species, but that couldn't happen unless they visited the original earth and learned what happened there.
NuBSG's God is pretty sadistic if he/she/it wants the cycle of planetary nuking to occur every few 100,000 years...
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