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August 2, 2005 21:53 - BSG reports from Gatecon

There is a great thread over at The Batlestar Galactica Forum with all kinds of fun content from Gatecon. Some content worth noting:
  1. Aaron Douglas shows off a kilt
  2. Dirk Benedict talks about the new series
  3. Richard Hatch shows his graciousness and generosity
  4. Lorena Gale talks about her character Elosha
  5. The BSG panel gets crazy with Aaron Douglas (the chief) Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) Lorena Gale (Elosha) Alonso Oyarzun (Socinus) and Paul Campbell (Billy).


Via Battlestar Blog

August 2, 2005 22:32 - Fragged - A Roadmap and
Scorecard, of sorts...

Comcast cable describes this episode like this: "Fragged", (2005), As Adama continues his recovery under Dr. Cottle's supervision, Tigh struggles to maintain his authority -- and his sobriety -- amidst Roslin's reemergence as a political force. If you haven't seen this episode yet, consider yourself warned. SERIOUS SPOILERS CONTAINED HEREIN. I have pretty much made a synopsis of the episode, so if you don't want to know what's going on, READ NO FURTHER. (Read Article)

August 4, 2005 20:15 - Grace Park Dance Off

Grace Park appeard on VH1's "Best Week Ever" in which she participated in a dance off to earn the right to show a clip on the show. A download of her appearance is below.

Pegasus Galaxy has the video.

August 4, 2005 20:27 - Battlestar Galactica Rated 5th On TiVO

Battlestar Galactica is ranked 5th this week as the most recorded show. This day in age, especially on Friday evenings during the summer, a lot of people have other things they're doing which makes it impossible to sit down and watch TV.

(reported by Shaun at BSG_News)

August 6, 2005 20:42 - Take the Helo Poll Today

Justine over at All about Tahmoh Penikett blog has a good poll running for all you pollsters out there. It's a funny Helo poll asking "What was your favorite Helo attribute/scene in "Resistance"?"

Go over and check it out and cast your vote for your favorite Helo moment.


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August 7, 2005 16:38 - Spoiler Comment: Episode Resistance

End scene of Resistance episode: Can you say Jack Ruby. Talk about ripped from the headlines.....

August 7, 2005 19:49 - Battlestar Galactica Wins A Hugo!

News has reached me from sources at WorldCon that BSG has tonight won a HUGO award for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form, for "33"

Huzzah for Battlestar!!!!!

Congratulations to all involved *applause*.

Report filed by gemangel1uk of BSG_2003 Fan Fiction Group

August 9, 2005 13:07 - New Sci-fi Channel Video Blog

Sci-fi has posted a new Galactica video blog to its site. I'd call it a David Eick video blog, but in reality he only introduces the segment, which consists of a tour by the show's art director of the corridors and of Adama's office.Videoblog 3: A Tour of the GalacticaI think Tahmoh's Galactica tour video is far more comprehensive and ALOT more fun.


Report filed by Justine at All about Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) blog.

August 10, 2005 11:22 - OT: Stargate Atlantis Season 2 Opening Credits

Here's the download of the full Stargate Atlantis Season Two Opening Credits. It's great, not like that 10 second nonsense they show us. What's up with that anyway? After looking at this, I am doubly disappointed in the "Blink - You Miss It" opener.

Get the download here.

We're looking for the Battlestar Galactica Full Opening Credits. If anybody has the link, please email The Buzz and we'll get it out to everyone.

Report filed by: d3u5 over at the Pegasus Galaxy


August 10, 2005 14:41 - Battlestar Galactica Season 2 Opening Credits.

Well, we asked, and we received. You can find, over at Galactica Vids, both the 201 and 202 episode openers for Battlestar Galactica.

This is cross posted to:

Un4scene & Hidden Elysium

Now, I'm not sure whether these are actual opening credits or fan built models so I'm downloading them and will let you know. There is a group who is doing their own Alternate Openings. Whichever it is, we seem to be universally agreed that the current openings are less than stellar.

Report filed by Bartosz Sanpruch of http://www.sajfaj.net/ (FYI: This is a completely Polish BSG & SGA website)

August 11, 2005 11:22 - Space: The Imagination Station

SPACE becomes the home of both the old and new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series with the addition of the original 1978 cult classic!

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA : THE CLASSIC SERIES - Every Monday to Thursday @ 2pm ET & 12am ET, beginning September 6

TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Before the characters Starbuck and Boomer were tough, butt-kicking chicks and Cylons looked like Victoria Secret models, Battlestar Galactica was a guilty pleasure that was truly ahead of its time. SPACE brings back the 1978 classic TV space opera every Monday to Thursday at 2pm ET (repeating at 12am ET), beginning September 6. This marks the first time the two versions of the series have run together on Canadian television, all exclusively on SPACE.

When the 12 colonies of man are all wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the Battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag human fleet of survivors in search of a mythical planet called Earth. Battlestar Galactica: The Classic Series starred Lorne Greene as Commander Adama, Richard Hatch as Captain Apollo, and Dirk Benedict as Starbuck. The series, which was executive produced by Glen A. Larson (Knight Rider, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), originally aired on ABC and was considered one of the top 25 shows produced in 1978.

SPACE will present encore presentations of the critically acclaimed re-imagination of the series created by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis and Canadian actress Tricia Helfer. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries replays on October 8 and 9 at 9pm ET. Episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Season One will air Saturdays at 8pm ET, beginning October 15 and the highly-anticipated Canadian television premiere of Battlestar Galactica Season Two airs in the same timeslot, beginning January 14, 2006.

SPACE: The Imagination Station, a division of CHUM Television, is a 24-hour-a-day English-language national science fiction, science fact, speculation and fantasy channel (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination.

Please visit SPACE Media for high-res photos: www.spacecast.com/media

August 11, 2005 11:33 - Aaron Douglas Talks Battlestar Galactica

VANCOUVER, BC, (NAMC) - Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi Talk sat down with Vancouver native Aaron Douglas, who plays Chief Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica at Gatecon. He discussed the realistic approach of the series.

"A lot of the stuff that they write in season one and season two are very much "ripped from the pages" They will read things that go on in other parts of the world and in the military.A lot of the guys (producers) have intimate knowledge. They either have been in the military, or family members or they've studied a lot of it. So they get a lot of real life situations and they translate them into stories for the show. My character in particular is caught in the middle, leading a group of people but still having to take orders. He's sort of absolved of responsibility if a bunch of people die. because he can say that he was following orders. What I like about the character is that the writers at least have him say something. He'll say that "This is wrong. or I just need this or that..."At least he can walk away sa=ying that he did everything that he possibly could"

On season two, this talented actor told me to expect the same high standards set in season one.

"I think season two is better than season one. Season One was tremendous. It had its high point ten out of ten episodes and then it had the lesser like every series has. Season two at least at the start is a little more action packed. It really picks up where (episodes) twelve and thirteen left off. I know for myself, I'm getting to do a lot more cool things. The Boomer situation is sort of now a substory for me. So I'm not the guy walking around in the fog all of the time. He can stand up and be a man, which I'm liking. They've given me some really, really cool things to do. They've given me some brilliant writing They've been very generous to me so I'm quite pleased."

Interview link for direct download - http://libsyn.com/media/scifitalk/AaronDouglas.mp3

August 12, 2005 09:56 - Ron Moore's Blog has been updated.

Ron Moore has another blog entry at long last.

He talks about a myriad of things including a Starbuck and motherfrakker which I've included here:

"Did you think up "motherfrakker" or did Nikki Clyne? I have to know. Consider your answer wisely Mr. Moore, for it may doom your wild maned demigoguery to the vales of mediocrity. I think it was Nikki, though. It sounds like something thought up in a spur of the moment. Plus, Aaron's reaction to it seemed genuine."

Well, I certainly don't want my maned demigoguery to be doomed to the vales of mediocrity, but, alas, yes, I came up with "motherfrakker." This and every other variation of my favorite four letter word will continue to be provided for you and your children to memorize and quote at the dinner table as part of my on-going effort to destroy the underpinnings of western democracy as we know it. (Well, a guy's gotta have goals...)

"Just how did Starbuck become so fracking awesome? I mean, she's the best pilot, the best shot, potential pro athlete, ex-flight instructor, her personal vehicle is a Humvee loaded with submachineguns (like that BEFORE the Cylons attacked), she dual-wields Skorpions like Neo, her fists pack a wallop, she's a tactical genius, second-best card player in the known universe... she's a tomboy Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every macho way."

This is partly an outgrowth of the original Starbuck character, partly a result of the realities of television, and partly a riff on the traditional male action hero transposed to a woman.

The original character was supposed to be the best pilot in the fleet and the best card player, so I always saw those two attributes as integral to the role. Also in the original was the conceit that Starbuck and Apollo were inevitably assigned the most important positions in any mission and they carried out a variety of tasks that had little or nothing to do with flying Vipers and I decided to continue that conceit for continuity and for practicality -- you use your regulars to tell story in TV, that's why you're paying them. This is one of those areas where the realism of our fictional universe has to give way to the realism of producing the show. Could we have introduced a new sniper character for the final action scene in "Bastille Day"? Of course. But would that have been as dramatic or interesting as having Kara be the sniper while Lee is in the center of the action? Probably not. Could we have introduced a different pair of shipboard investigators to deal with the assassination plot in "Colonial Day"? Absolutely. But the show is about our group of regular characters, and handing over an entire investigative storyline to two people we've never seen before simply isn't as good as letting Kara and Lee do it -- as long as we can plausibly believe they'd handle those chores. And yes, I think that given the premise of the show, namely that there are only a handful of survivors to begin with and that Galactica herself was undermanned when the attack went down, I can accept Kara being asked to do a variety of roles.

I also frankly enjoy watching Kara take on many of the traditionally male roles in the show, as the leading hero(ine), which more often than not involves being extraordinarily adept at more than one thing. (James Bond, anyone?) Some of it is just my own perverse pleasure at watching us explode gender roles and stereotypes and seeing Kara Thrace be the go-to character in a genre which typically demands that person be a man. And truth to tell, if she were still a he, I strongly suspect that this question wouldn't come up at all.

There a whole lot more interesting stuff in the blog; these just happened to stand out for me. READ MORE HERE.

Our thanks to Battlestar Blog for the heads-up about the update.

August 12, 2005 16:43 - OT: Star Wars Gangsta Rap

John Allen (aka: The Blond Guy) is not a Battlestar Galactica fan, but knowing that we here over at the Buzz are die-hard SciFi fans, he decided to share these gems from his personal collection. We know that Star Wars isn't Battlestar Galactica, but he doesn't - so he gave these to us and we got quite a chuckle out of it. It is something to do while we're waiting for SciFi Friday to commence.

We thought we'd share.

August 15, 2005 10:05 - OT: IMPORTANT, Please take Note. If you have a cell phone...

Release of cell phone numbers to telemarketing companies!

Wanted to pass this good information along. I've already done it. JUST A REMINDER... 31 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888/382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number(s) for five (5) years.

You can pass this along to all you know.

August 17, 2005 14:14 - Bear McCreary scores pivotal "Battlestar Galactica" episode

Tucked away at a small recording studio at Citrus College in the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles, composer Bear McCreary took up the baton today, and conducted a string session for a pivotal episode in the highly anticipated second season of the hit Sci-Fi Channel series, "Battlestar Galactica". The score for the series has been primarily synthesized, with solo instruments providing levels of flavor.

This session focused on a few larger cues, primarily involving some heavy string work. An emotional cue, and then a rather tense rhythmic cue, were recorded before taking a break. Score engineer Steve Kaplan was at the mixing board, making sure everything sounded just right. One cue dominated the session - a classical piece, almost like a Philip Glass work with repeating ostinatos that built over time.

The episode, "Home, Part II", will tie up a lot of loose ends that were left hanging in the climactic finale from Season One which have continued into Season Two for numerous episodes. As such, this episode required strong music to provide significant emotional beats.

Look for the episode to air on the Sci-Fi Channel on August 26th, 2005. The second season for "Battlestar Galactica" started earlier this summer, and a soundtrack release for the music from Season One is available from La-La Land Records.

August 17, 2005 16:58 - NEW! Excellent Links Page Now Available

New! Science Fiction Buzz Links Page. Great Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 links found here. You may also add your own links, if you don't find your site there. Let's exchange links. Just contact me at: sciencefictionbuzz@gmail.com


August 18, 2005 08:52 - Battlestar Galactica, Stargates, et. al. Wrap-Up Schedule

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 3:37 PM
Sci Fi Gears Up for Big Summer Finales
By Brian Ford Sullivan

Just as the broadcast networks are prepping for their fall premieres, Sci Fi Channel is gearing up for the summer finales of its various original series.
It all begins on Friday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c with the two-hour summer finale to "Stargate SG-1's" ninth season ("Prototype"/"The Fourth Horseman, Part 1"). The following week on September 23 at 8:00/7:00c look for spin-off "Stargate Atlantis's" two-hour summer swan song to its second season ("Aurora"/"The Lost Boys"). And that same night, "Battlestar Galactica" closes the first half of its sophomore season at 10:00/9:00c ("Pegasus").

Look for all three series to return in January for the latter half of their respective 20-episode seasons.

From The Futon Critic

August 18, 2005 08:54 - SPOILER TO FOLLOW: Lucy Lawless on "Final Cut"

Sci Fi Wire posted a brief interview with former XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS star Lucy Lawless, in which he talks about he upcoming guest role in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA second season episode "Final Cut". In the episode, Lawless plays reporter D'Anna Friel, who gets unlimited access to film aboard Galactica and documents the stress of military life during wartime. It will air September 9, 2005.


The XENA Movie is in the meantime postponed.....
Lucy Lawless, who starred in six seasons of Xena: Warrior Princess, told SCI FI Wire that a proposed Xena movie remains caught in a legal haggle. "I think a movie would be great, and I'd love to do it," Lawless said in an interivew. "I've been wanting to do it for years." But, she added: "Nobody can agree who owns the rights, and it's a big fat pain in the ass."

August 19, 2005 15:03 - NEW! Good Galactica Icons Found Here

Good Galactica Icons has 30 new Battlestar Icons for you to grab. You'll find them here:

Good Galactica Icons

August 19, 2005 15:43 - NEW! Subject To Discussion Podcast

How to listen to Subject2Discussion's podcast:

SUBJECT2DISCUSSION is a news and comment program heard for two hours each Wednesday night at 6pm PST LIVE. To hear the program live go to www.LVROCKS.com and click on LISTEN and click on CAM/CHAT.

Also the program is podcast here is the RSS feed: http://podcasts.lvrocks.com/rss.aspx?channelid=5

August 22, 2005 12:21 - Kara/Lee Wallpaper & Matching Icons

Kara/Lee wallpaper & matching icons can be found over at the Ladies of Galactica website. It's from episode 2.06 "Home, Part 1" There are no spoilers. There's a wallpaper and nine matching icons.


August 22, 2005 13:15 - What Will Happen In Part II of Home?

Cast Your Vote for What You Think Will Happen in Part II of the episode, Home.

  • Will Boomer shoot Adama (again)?
  • Will Boomer shoot the script writers?
  • Will Roslin shoot Adama just for the hell of it?
  • Will Apollo shoot the miscellaneous toaster hiding in the brush?

The lists goes on and on.... You decide. This poll ends on Friday, August 26th @ 6:00 p.m EST (for obvious reasons). This SF Buzz poll is, of course, just for the fun of it.

Find the poll at: http://www.sfbuzz.net

August 22, 2005 15:19 - Battlestar Galactica Card Game In The Offing

Via Battlestar Blog comes this interesting bit of news:

WizKids Inc., creator of the runaway hit games HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main, announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop a collectable card game (CCG) based on the new SCI FI Channel Battlestar Galactica series.

"We couldn’t be happier to add our tradition of innovative gaming to one of the hottest science fiction properties available,"said Mike Samora, vice president of Sales and Marketing at WizKids®. The success of the television show has introduced a new generation to the Battlestar Galactica story, and a game is the natural expansion of that introduction.The game, slated for release in early 2006, features characters, ships and familiar scenes from the miniseries and television show on the SCI FI Channel.

Game play will mirror the intrigue of the television show: Players won’t know whom to trust, who the Cylon agents are or where the next attack will come from! Players will battle for ownership of resources and influence in order to control the fleet.

August 22, 2005 17:14 - Dradis 499 Update: This week's contest is all about Laura Roslin

The winner of the August 22nd contest is a newcomer to our realm Maia with her entry, I Want To Live A Little Longer. Maia is a friend of Haeng's, and I am encouraging her to join up with the BSG folks. Her writing is very good. Her story will be up shortly.

Also, check out the expanded story "Hard Six" by GEM who won last round's challenge. Both writers are excellent, and it was a tough choice between them.

PLEASE NOTE: We have, in the interest of memory, changed the challenges to end on a weekly instead of bi-weekly basis as most people forget about it over two week span of time that seperates the rounds. This round will end Saturday, August 29th at 11:59 p.m.

We've increased the word count to 499 words, so that you can lose your mind, at the suggestion of some of our cramped-by-word-count writers, although you don't have to go that long or you can go slightly longer if you need to in order to get the secret resolved. It can be anywhere from 99 to 499 words (eg. 99, 199, 299, 399 or 499 words)

The character, by popular vote this time around is William Adama. What's his secret? What lengths will he go to in order to keep that secret?

All new banners will be issued for this contest.

August 22, 2005 19:05 - AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica Fan Site

AUSXIP Lucy Lawless is dedicated to Lucy Lawless, star of Xena, Darkroom, Vampire Bats, Locusts and now Battlestar Galactica with news, pictures, video clips, audio and other multimedia.


August 22, 2005 21:06 - Dradis 499
Bi-Weekly Battlestar Galactica
Fanfiction Writing Contest

UPDATE: Each Round round ends on
Saturday, @ 11:59 p.m.

Each week a different character will be highlighted. Write a Battlestar Galactica drabble/ficlet using that character to around 499 words. If you run over it's okay, but don't send us a novel. There will be individualized banners for every winner. (Read Article)

August 23, 2005 15:20 - DRADIS WINNER: I Want To Live A Little Longer

I Want To Live A Little Longer
by Maia Reynolds

Laura Roslin sat alone in her private quarters after their escape from the Galactica staring into the mirror. "What have I done?" she wondered aloud. "How could things have spun so far out of control?" Like the disease that ravages my body, our unity has been plundered and destroyed.

With Adama awake and alive, the stakes of their rebellion had dramatically risen. Now they were truly on the run. She had a finite supply of kamala extract, having left the Galactica so quickly; they were moving from ship to ship to avoid detection and her already fatigued body was giving out under the strain. Billy had abandoned her, and Apollo was no replacement. Apollo had his own problems including the misery he felt at leaving his father at a critical point in his recovery. Lee Adama was hanging on by grim determination and a thread. How could she tell him she was failing rapidly; that unless something changed in the equation, it wouldn't be too long before she couldn't hide the agony, weakness and despair that marched inexorably into her psyche and physical makeup.

Roslin's body hurt; she was having headaches; she didn't feel like eating except on rare occasions, and she had to force herself to sleep. And now she fought the senior Adama, formidable and relentless to say the least.

I wish he could understand that I have been chosen for this. I have been selected to lead the people to Kobol and use the Arrow of Apollo to point the way to Earth. I did not ask for this honor - this curse - to die of a wasting disease in some distant wasteland - too far from home to get back, too removed from Earth to survive the journey. Inside she felt the truth of her visions; they shaped and molded the universe, and with that reality came waves of hopelessness. She only had the vision of her people saved to hang on to.

Yet, even with this pronouncement of her rapidly approaching demise, a small voice cried out inside her, "I want to live a little longer. I want to walk on the grasses of that distant, mythical planet; I want to meet the lost tribes of our people. I don't want my journey to end here, now."

She felt her wrist give out under the weight of the brush and placed it carefully on the dressing table in front of her. The kamala gave her some relief, but of late, even that was being overwhelmed by the pain and the weakness. Roslin's vision remained strong for her people, as her body weakened and she fought the rising urge to scream and screech in desperation at the abyss of death and dying she could see just beyond the precipice of her mission.

I want to live a little longer.

August 24, 2005 16:12 - Leoben's Soul made it back

Found this interesting thread on the official SciFi board which I visit from time to time. Thought I'd combine some of the thought threads and share:

It just occured to me that Sharon (on Caprica) quoted things Leoben said to Kara before he was spaced. So his memory or soul must have made it back. I wonder if he ever really doubted this at all... also, I wonder if Kara thought about this.... she was concerned enough to pray for him, so I wonder if she would be happy to know this.

What Leoben actually said was this:
He said she had a "destiny".

That destiny was:
"You have to deliver my soul unto god. Do it for me. It's your destiny, and mine. And I told you I had a surprise for you. Are you ready? You're gonna find Kobol, birthplace of us all. Kobol will lead you to Earth. This is my gift to you, Kara."

Sharon later says: They know who you are, Kara. You're special. Leoben told you that...

One theory on the board goes like this:
That left Leoben with a problem. He was caught.
He knew he was away from his home.
So he would not be downloaded and reborn.
So he opted for spiritual salvation.

Hence Kara realized at the end: "He's not afraid of dying. He's afraid that his soul won't make it to God."

Whereas at the beginning of the episode, Starbuck said to Leoben: "I don't think the gods answer the prayers of toasters."
Leoben answers : "God answers everyone's prayers."

Kara prayed for Leoben's soul.
And Leoben's God listens to EVERYONE'S prayers.

Then, right before he was blown out of the airlock, their hands touch through the glass and Kara is moved to pray for Leoben's soul. So in Leoben's mind, God heard her prayers and his soul was delivered. I've always thought this was significant. Perhaps, this season they'll tell why.

And, of course, this does bring new meaning to the word, Reincarnation, but that a subject for another discussion.

August 24, 2005 16:46 - Screencaps Updates of note...

There has been updates to both of the Emedian.Net websites for screencaps:

Battlestar Galactica: DARK THOUGHTS

Stargate Atlantis: NEW ATLANTIS

If you snag and use his pictures in your wallpapers, icons or website, give the guy a break and credit his website as your source. His stuff is excellent, and we'd hate to lose him.

August 25, 2005 17:29 - 2.6: Home: Part I (A Review)

So now that all the early season plot threads are coming together, there’s too much story for just one episode. The result is a two-part story that slowly but surely triggers all the little plot elements that have been waiting for their time to shine. Since this is the first half of the story, there’s not a lot of action, and the focus is on character development. That’s not a bad thing; it’s simply not as exciting as the last few episodes before it. (Read Article)

August 26, 2005 16:32 - TV Zone Interview with Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos reflects on how Commander Adama's brush with death has left him a changed man – and how Battlestar Galactica reflects the modern world.

Commander William Adama stares death in the face and returns to take charge of Battlestar Galactica a changed man – the first series’ dramatic cliff-hanger ending saw the Cylon infiltrator Boomer blast him twice in the chest with a gun. As Season Two opens, Adama is still fighting for his life and the fleet is in chaos, with his second-in-command Tigh taking control and initiating martial law…


August 30, 2005 09:33 - Number Six the fortune teller

Our thanks to The Battlestar Blog for this info:

The Unlocked Wordhoard blog has an observation that I missed in the episode of Home - Part 2:

...consider this: the Number Six in Baltar's head (we'll call that one "Baltar Six") seems to have the ability to tell the future. Not only do no other cylons seem to have this ability ... we've never even seen the other Number Six models have this ability.

"Our baby will be born in this room" is not secret cylon knowledge -- it's a prophecy. Even if Baltar Six were a cylon, how could she know that? She could not know that Boomer would survive on Kobol, and she could not know that the humans would not assassinate her/blow her out of the airlock, and she could not know in which cell in the brig they would detain her.

Actually, I have to wonder if Baltar is really a Cylon model, because if Number Six isn't a chip, and he can still communicate, she may be the cylon portion of him telling him the future. It may be his role to play the pawn, the brilliant dupe who first betrays and then helps save the last remnants of humanity.

While we're on oddities, if you remember the scene where Adama is choking CapricaBoomer to death and when he releases her, she whispers in his ear "You have to ask why?" I believe that was quite telling in that it may reflect the thinking of cylons everywhere. They are trying to procreate, to extend their species into the realm of humanity. Number Six is trying to get more emotions. Boomer has far too many emotions to be considered a real cylon. They know all about their religion.

August 30, 2005 10:34 - New Community For Science Fiction Fan Fic Writers

The Distant Star is a community central for non-professional sci-fi and fantasy authors and readers. This includes all the major genres including: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis & SG-1, Star Trek, etc.

On this site, you can

* read original sci-fi and fantasy stories, novels, or even poems,
* read fan fiction in many categories,
* review and rate other's works,
* create a list from your favorite stories,
* publish your own writings,
* and be part of an amateur literature community.

Check it out here: http://www.thedistantstar.com

August 30, 2005 17:16 - New Battlestar Galactica Poll Up At SF Buzz

What will happen now in BSG? We've reached an turning point in the plot with Home, Part II. Many things have been resolved. Here are some of our ideas of what might happen next.
  • Baltar leads humanity to Earth and the cylons destroy humanity as Number Six predicts.
  • Boomer has Baltar and Number Six's baby.
  • Boomer has the baby and dies.
  • Helo and Boomer get married.
  • The rifts created between Adama/Tigh & Roslin continue to widen.
  • Tom Zarek becomes President after Roslin dies.
  • Roslin is miraculously cured.

Take the poll here: http://www.sfbuzz.net

August 31, 2005 10:52 - Battlestar Galactica Ratings Hold Steady.

Gateworld is reporting a steady hold in the ratings for BSG over last week:

Battlestar Galactica held most of Atlantis's audience at 10 p.m., with "Home, Part 2" earning a 2.1 rating -- even with the previous week's "Part 1."

Read The Entire Article Here

Thanks to Battlestar Blog for the info.

August 31, 2005 11:50 - Spoilers: New Thoughts On Home, Part II

Home, Part II

Imagine this scenario: four guys plotting the reconciliation of the fleet in a darkened strategy room over maps and tracts of Pythia. We only needed cigar smoke....

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