Earth (spoilers probably)

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by paudemge, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. paudemge

    paudemge Captain Captain

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    So is the Earth in BSG, our future or past? I'm not sure we got a good glimpse of the continents, so i guess it could be many many years in one direction of the other.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I'm think that it takes place in the not-too-distant future. Probably sometime around next Sunday, A.D.
     
  3. The Evil Dead

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  4. SeerSGB

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    Both and neither....

    If they follow up with this and lock it down as both our Earth and having happened at some point in our history, I'll be disappointed. I kind of like the whole idea of it "It's Earth cause the 13th tribe called it Earth; so for the sake of BSG it's Earth" angle to it.
     
  5. Admiral2

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    He had a good job cleaning up the place...
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    This is one of the many "mysteries" of BSG that I'll be more satisfied if they don't address.
     
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  8. GeorgeKirk

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    My opinion:
    BSG takes place thousands of years in the past, and the "Earth" they found at midseason isn't the planet we're standing on. In the finale, they will land on this planet, name it Earth, and it will be revealed that the human race to which we belong is actually a human/skinjob hybrid race.

    Of course, I could be wrong.
     
  9. Candlelight

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    Put it this way:

    It's a tv show. It's not our universe. We didn't come from the stars, we evolved here.

    The way it's implied in the show is it isn't our Earth, or if it is, it's our far future (after we leave here and find Kobol, and start the ball rolling).
     
  10. cultcross

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    An interesting idea, but of course it doesn't begin to make a lick of sense - you'd have to explain massive reversals in technological progress, followed by quietly following the same route forwards again.
     
  11. Candlelight

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    That and the fact that Gaeta confirmed the star charts were a match to the old records, which match our constellations and star systems.
     
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  13. Phily B

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    Meh, I love BSG but the idea that every single part of our planet was nuked and was no longer liveable. Bullshit.
     
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    * I only hope that there are our Earth, in the past or in the future. The idea of an alternate universe is much let down.
     
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    Then they sent him cheesey movies, the worst they could find...

    (This will eventually lead him to making "robot friends", because all this has happened before and will happen again...)
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    In the not-too-distant future
    Next Sunday, A.D.
    There lived a guy named 'Gaius'
    Much smarter than you or me.
    He worked at the Defense Institute,
    A brilliant wonk in a pin-striped suit,
    He had a hot girlfriend but lousy luck
    'cause she really was a robot and she blew the world to fuck...
     
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    I can hear the music in my head as I read that, brilliant.
     
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  19. Spider

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    If BSG is in a different universe, it doesn't matter what Earth is. If not, then how do they explain humans actually evolved on Earth? That would make the Earth in BSG very very far into the future.
     
  20. Candlelight

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    Maybe not every part, but nuclear fallout across the globe and drifting radioactive clouds could have contaminated areas that weren't affected.