Why did "Crossroads" show us a different era earth?

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  1. hxclespaulplayer

    hxclespaulplayer Commander Red Shirt

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    Well it would seem that BSG occured 150,000 years ago, either this was an oversight, or we might have gotten a different ending...
     
  2. backstept

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    wow . . . what an insanely small and trivial thing to nitpick
     
  3. DeafPoet

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    Yeah. I think Earth in "Crossroads" was the same as Earth in "Daybreak" and any further dissection of it is bordering on weird.
     
  4. Roshi

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    I think, and I have that on good authority, that the CGI model of Earth was based on the same template...
    I might be wrong though. ;)
     
  5. Kelso

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    They were foreshadowing the 150,000 Years Later bit.


    Yeah!
     
  6. chrisspringob

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    It was a 150,000 year-long zoom out and zoom in from the RTF to Earth. It just seemed shorter to the viewer because of time dilation. But there's an easter egg on the DVD that allows you to correct for time dilation, and experience the zoom in all its 150,000 year long glory.
     
  7. Magic_Al

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    A continuous camera move across the galaxy (note that it WASN'T a jump) would have to be time-lapse photography covering tens of thousands of years of time. It was 150,000 years ago at the beginning of the shot and by the time the camera got to Earth it was the present.

    What do I win?

    EDIT: Frak, chrisspringob beat me to it
     
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  8. SG-17

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    Could just be an oversight on the part of the CGI department.
     
  9. WeAreTheBorg

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    And you couldnt blame them either.
     
  10. Marc

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    Think it mentioned in the RDM invterview for the final (linked in the relevant thread) that the Earth from Crossroads wasn't supposed to have clearly identifiable land masses to indiciate whether it was our Earth.

    The ideas now the series has finished that the Earth of Crossroads was the Earth of the 13th Tribe but not our Earth in anyway, shape or form. Where the Colonials have settled (our earth) it to them Earth Mk II
     
  11. WeAreTheBorg

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    Just the opposite, the Earth from Crossroads was designed to be instantly recognizable. The Earth from Revelations is what you are thinking of. Crossroads Earth is Daybreak Earth.
     
  12. SG-17

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    I thought that because we see no landmasses on the Cylon Earth, but we do on the Crossroads and Daybreak Earth that we can assume that the Crossroad's Earth is our Earth.
     
  13. Phily B

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    Yeah, they used a picture of current day instead of the picture of Earth from 150,000 years ago.

    How dare they!
     
  14. hxclespaulplayer

    hxclespaulplayer Commander Red Shirt

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    I know it's splitting hairs and I don't really care either way, but since the info has been on bsgwiki for a while, i thought there may have been some time difference for an alternate ending - that only an eagle-eyed viewer (or bsgwikier) would notice the difference. Though, I bet the viewers living along the Mississippi delta are pissed! :p
     

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