Talk:Colonial One

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Secretary/Minister

Wow, that was confused of me. Sorry. --Peter Farago 22:04, 15 October 2005 (EDT)

It's funny when you finally make a slip, Peter :) --Watcher 22:12, 15 October 2005 (EDT)


Image Change

Okay, I changed the Colonial One image because I think the png is higher quality, it's not a scan, it doesn't have ragged edges, and there's no moire pattern. However, the thumb of the image I added looks completely odd. I thought I'd add transparency to the image as added functionality, but the thumb is strange, if we could change the frame background to black things would improve. This still doesn't fix the fact that the thumb appears to be grayscale while the original is 24-bit colour. Any help? My specialty is graphics programs, not HTML or coding.

I'm ready to change the image format to jpg or gif, but I'd rather give the user community the benefit of the editing I did in png. --MASON 01:11:46, 2005-10-24 (EDT)

Presidential Seal

I just added a screenshot from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I" showing the Presidential seal on the starboard side of the ship in clear veiw, yet in "Resurrection Ship, Part I" in the opening of Act I after the intro there's a close-up fly-by of the starboard side of Colonial One where the camera zooms in on Roslin's office and yet in the shot the seal is gone.

Is this a new shot made specifically for "Resurrection Ship"? If so, where did the seal go? Was it removed when Adama deposed Roslin and just never put back on again? -- Kahran 21:46, 8 January 2006 (EST)

IIRC in RDM's podcast he mentioned it's a reused clip from the Miniseries (prior to the seal being added). --Redwall 22:49, 8 January 2006 (EST)

"Heavy?"

Generally "Heavy," when used in reference to an aircraft in the real world, means the ship is carrying cargo or passengers and wouldn't be part of the true name. Therefore Colonial One's original name would simply have been "Colonial 798." This is made even more clear when you consider where the transport's name is first heard: a radio transmission between its pilot and (I believe) Galactica, which is exactly the time when such jargon would be used. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pint (talk • contribs).

"Colonial Heavy 798" would be a call sign or flight number, not a hull number. In the real world, the "Heavy" designation is used by air traffic controllers for large craft, such as the executive 747s that Colonial One is based on. In the future, please sign your username with four tildes, like so: --~~~~, and don't flag substantive edits as "minor". --Peter Farago 02:29, 21 January 2006 (EST)
Peter, you are correct. Further, the designation of "heavy" is applied when an aicraft is over a certain weight, regardless of whether it is laden with passengers or cargo. The usage is important to remind controllers to allow extra separation between "heavy" aircraft and other aircraft following, because heavy aircraft generate increased wake turbulence, a significant danger to following aircraft. (There may be other reasons for using the "heavy" designation.) Esjones 12:06, 25 June 2007 (CDT)

Salvage Yard?

As far as i was aware, Apollo shot down the missile that was fired at Colonial Heavy 798, and while there was a deleted scene with incomplete CGI that had the missile chasing him through the training range on the Trevor Moon - i've never heard of this 'salvage yard'. This should be edited - but i will wait for confirmation in case theres something i'm missing... --Fordsierra4x4 13:07, 13 June 2006 (CDT)

I am prety sure. It might even be a debris field. I'll have to cite this also. :P --Shane (T - C - E) 15:17, 13 June 2006 (CDT)

Cargo Bay Size?

The current article notes that Colonial One is capable of carrying something Viper-sized; however, the Miniseries definitely shows Boomer's Raptor aboard after its departure from Caprica, presumably in addition to Viper 7242. As such, should this section be rewritten to note that Colonial One's cargo bay is far larger than a mere Viper berth? --Hyperdistortion 19:13, 12 August 2006 (CDT)

It doesn't say "just one viper" but capable. We can re-word it for sure. :) --Shane (T - C - E) 19:17, 12 August 2006 (CDT)


Exterior Markings?

It has already been stated that the exterior design was made intentionally similar to the "Air Force One" design. There is some lettering near the front of the ship. Two words that are fairly easy to read are "Luxury Liner" (or "Liners"). There are some other words that I have never been able to make out. The name of the owner of the ship, perhaps, from which it was chartered by the Colonial government? Knowing this may add to the backstory of the ship. Esjones 12:12, 25 June 2007 (CDT)

You probably mean Intersun, the company that owned the ship. --Serenity 12:20, 25 June 2007 (CDT)