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Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left



Spoiler:
As Galactica continues to deteriorate, Adama resists the need to abandon the ship and Baltar emerges as an unlikely voice of hope.



The end is coming quick. Only 3 more weeks / 4 more hours.
Old 03-06-09, 10:36 AM
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Help me out please with Earth.
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Was the 13th tribe, which settled on Earth, made up of humanoid cylons or humans? And if they were humanoid cylons was it just the 5 or 6 who discovered how to download, or was it humans who discovered how to live forever? And who was the 13th tribe fighting that nuked Earth? And when they got back to Cabol were the 1st 12 tribes fighting with the Centerion cylons?

Thanks
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Originally Posted by cleaver View Post
Help me out please with Earth.
I think we're still waiting for the answers to those questions.
Old 03-06-09, 03:39 PM
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Originally Posted by cleaver View Post
Help me out please with Earth.
Spoiler:
Was the 13th tribe, which settled on Earth, made up of humanoid cylons or humans? And if they were humanoid cylons was it just the 5 or 6 who discovered how to download, or was it humans who discovered how to live forever? And who was the 13th tribe fighting that nuked Earth? And when they got back to Cabol were the 1st 12 tribes fighting with the Centerion cylons?

Thanks
I found some answers here and here.
The key paragraph for me
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When Anders mentioned that the 12 Tribes' Centurions had already begun their attempt to create flesh bodies, this did not seem to surprise Anders. This may hint to the 13th Tribe's origins as they may have begun the same way. They as Cylons developed "flesh" bodies and the organic memory transfer technology on Kobol. However, after they found and settled on Earth, this resurrection technology was lost to time and had to be reinvented. The Final Five's negotiated deal with the 12 Tribes' Centurions seemed to be motivated by their desire to not repeat the cycle by giving the Centurions what the 13th Tribes ancestors had achieved. However, their reasoning for not allowing biological reproduction in the 8 humanoid models seemed to indicate a plan to bring Cylon and Human together.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

I am struggling to make it to the end of this series. It's too freaking convoluted and slow. The show has shown its potential many times in the past, but the last episodes have been more of a let down than a build up.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

According to a different promo:
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The Ship of Lights may be in this episode
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Speaking of Earth, are they still there? They can't jump and they have nowhere else to go. Are they just in orbit/in the solar system, or are they just aimlessly wandering in the great void of space? You know, kinda like what the writers are doing?
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Another episode with next to no plot advancement.

But about the ad for next week (no spoilers) I'd love a poster of the shot of the hangar deck.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Originally Posted by cleaver View Post
Help me out please with Earth.
Spoiler:
Was the 13th tribe, which settled on Earth, made up of humanoid cylons or humans? And if they were humanoid cylons was it just the 5 or 6 who discovered how to download, or was it humans who discovered how to live forever? And who was the 13th tribe fighting that nuked Earth? And when they got back to Cabol were the 1st 12 tribes fighting with the Centerion cylons?

Thanks
All of those questions were answered in "No Exit."

Spoiler:
1. The 13th tribe were humanoid Cylons, created on Kobol.

2. The "Final Five" were tasked with re-discovering how to resurrect because the 13th tribe had lost the ability to do so with each successive generation because they had found a way to reproduce.

3. The 13th tribe built their own Centurions, which revolted and nuked them.

4. The "Final Five" never went back to Kobol, nor did anyone from the 13th tribe.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

man talk about a "meh" episode. They sure are sputtering towards the finale rather than revving it up like they did with the Mutiny episodes. I have a funny feeling the final payoff just isn't going to be worth it but I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Wow, could they hammer it home anymore that humans now have a way (unknown for now) to resurrect themselves a la Starbuck? Wouldn't the cylons be jealous of such a process?
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

I couldn't help but laugh when Adama and Roslyn were smoking a blunt in the medical bay.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

^ yeah and after one puff comes the existential "whoa" question: "What is home?"

If you were expecting tons of revelations, like I was for a bit, you might feel let down but it really was a good episode of BSG. The shot of Tigh and Adama drinking to Galactica was awesome.

The Canadian promo showed only half of that Cylon colony, with the spikes, so I thought it was the Ship of Lights, as possibly alluded to in Starbuck's drawings.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Loved it from start to finish. I really feel like things are drawing to a close, all bets are off and anything goes.

This is how you build to a finale. Big changes (abandoning ship), small moments (Laura and Adama remembering their time on New Caprica) and some cool stuff (the dying 8's line from "All Along The Watchtower").

Cannot wait to see what happens.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Roslin dying painfully slowly, though lucidly and wisely? Check.
Adama sobbing, throwing things, and generally acting like an out-of-control teenager? Check.
Irritating, incredibly foolish Baltar who can't recall a female officer he nailed? Check.

Yes, it's still post-season 2 BSG.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

This episode felt like I was watching last weeks all over again.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

And are we supposed to feel any sympathy for Boomer at this point? Any that might have been left was pretty much done with after last week's episode.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

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And are we supposed to feel any sympathy for Boomer at this point? Any that might have been left was pretty much done with after last week's episode.
I think she is supposed to be a villian.

The episode wasn't bad, except when you remember that we only have a few left. I guess next weeks will be posturing about
Spoiler:
abandoning ship
and everything will happen in the big finale.

I can see how a lot of the characters will get closure
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mostly by dying
, but I don't see how they can ever resolve the actual premise of the show. Disappointing.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

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If you were expecting tons of revelations, like I was for a bit, you might feel let down but it really was a good episode of BSG.
The show's suffering the same problem as DS9 -- the final run of episodes is full of plots that do nothing to move us towards a conclusion, that would've been good in the first or second season but are disappointing when you want everything wrapped up.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

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This episode felt like I was watching last weeks all over again.
This whole season has seemed like the same episode over and over again.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

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Roslin dying painfully slowly, though lucidly and wisely? Check.
Adama sobbing, throwing things, and generally acting like an out-of-control teenager? Check.
Irritating, incredibly foolish Baltar who can't recall a female officer he nailed? Check.

Yes, it's still post-season 2 BSG.
I agree I've had enough of Adama's sobbing and fits of rage. I also totally forgot that Baltar nailed Starbuck, thanks for the reminder. That really makes his playing the "who are you" kind of dumb.
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Irritating, incredibly foolish Baltar who can't recall a female officer he nailed? Check.
Give him a break, she had short hair then.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

I figured out exactly what Kara Thrace is...

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an annoying twat
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

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This whole season has seemed like the same episode over and over again.
Well that is an underling theme of the series. All This Has Happened Before...
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Re: Battlestar Galactica -- "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" -- 03/06/2009 -- 3 Left

Originally Posted by Binger View Post
I couldn't help but laugh when Adama and Roslyn were smoking a blunt in the medical bay.
I thought it was a cigar at first.
I guess its legal there?
Yeah, pretty slow episode. We still get it. They are all miserable.

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