Talk:Downloaded

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If this episode has been dropped so Resurrection can be split into two, then aren't we still missing an episode? --Redwall 00:06, 21 November 2005 (EST)

Yes. --Peter Farago 01:14, 21 November 2005 (EST)
I've heard new rumors that this ISN'T the Cylon POV episode; that this episode covers the fate of Galactica-Sharon, but the "totally" Cylon POV episode was another one entirely. There may be hope yet. Besides, I think at the least Lawless has actually filmed scenes for it; I don't know if the one that was scrapped ever went past script phase.
RDM says in the downloaded that this is the cylon POV episode. Plus, theres no time left for one this season, the season finale starts next week. --Antagonist 17:52, 26 February 2006 (EST)

However, new developments: I got a link to a scan of the February edition of Scifi Magazine, in which they answer questions from the official messageboard: http://pics.livejournal.com/reedfem/pic/0008a1hf ---->I can't tell if Grace Park is being SARCASTIC or if she was serious. (BTW, like 5 of these questions are from me, notably the Blade Runner one, the Geena Davis one, and the "new evil Sharon?" one). --Ricimer 12:51, 5 December 2005 (EST)

For those interested, the full set of scans can be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/reedfem/158883.html?page=1 --Ricimer 15:34, 5 December 2005 (EST)

Hmm, I'm pretty sure I saw a copy of Simon in the cafe on Caprica. I'm removing the "possibly archival footage" thing. --Mojorising1985 23:24, 24 February 2006 (EST)

They're saying it was a body double on TWOP. --Peter Farago 23:27, 24 February 2006 (EST)
It's possible it might have been a different actor. What does TWOP stand for? --Mojorising1985 23:31, 24 February 2006 (EST)
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com --Peter Farago 23:35, 24 February 2006 (EST)

This episode was very good. I have one problem with it: Not Enough Leoben Conoy. Philwelch 23:37, 24 February 2006 (EST)

Yeah, I was suprised we didn't see him on Caprica. I mean, they even had Simon (or at least who I believe is Simon).


Someone claimed Leoben was on Caprica: where? I did not see him, though I will rewatch it. I will delete this info until it can be confirmed. --The Merovingian 00:58, 25 February 2006 (EST)
You're totally right... he wasn't there. Not sure why, but he wasn't. Drumstick 01:05, 25 February 2006 (EST)
The TWOPers found a body double wearing his miniseries costume here. (link to post) --Peter Farago 01:14, 25 February 2006 (EST)
  • He was there. He walked by 6 several times, and was sitting in the cafe. You don't see his face because they couldn't get the actor. Kuralyov 01:15, 25 February 2006 (EST)

Blade Runner reference I about fell off the couch when the cylons were referred to as "skin jobs"--George w chomsky

Trust me, they know that we know. --The Merovingian 02:16, 25 February 2006 (EST)


Is it really Apollo in the picture of the Galactica crew that Sharon holds in her appartment? Because it's so small I can't be sure. --The Merovingian 05:30, 25 February 2006 (EST)

Yes, it is Apollo. The picture is from a scene of the episode "Water", after Boomer found water and returned to Galactica. Practically this picture cannot exist. --Akagi 16:27, 20 January 2007 (CST)


Can we get Roslin's "if I wanted to airlock a baby..." comment in the dialogue section? (both for its hilarity and the likelihood of it coming up later) I'd do it myself but I don't have a tape for the exact wording. --Redwall 14:09, 25 February 2006 (EST)

Added that quote. Maybe these two questions should be added as well, but I'd like to know how others think about it: - Why did Roslin eventually decide to have the baby adopted instead of killing it? Why Was Baltar not notified of the baby being kept alive? Roslin never shared her suspicions of Baltar being a Cylon sympathizer. Were Admiral Adama and Col. Tigh even notified of this? --Gen00b 16:26, 25 February 2006 (EST)
Check the Analysis sections: Roslin has no real "evidence" against Baltar, so she's not going to bring her suspicions into the open yet. --The Merovingian 17:48, 25 February 2006 (EST)
That's my point, really. Roslin didn't even inform her vice-president. Even if she's doing it because of the presidential elections it wouldn't make sense, because Baltar seems opposed to abortion (and so he could use the accusation of Roslin being a baby killer against her).... --Gen00b 06:01, 26 February 2006 (EST)
Actually, I think Roslin didn't tell Baltar far more because she suspects he's involved with the Cylons, than because she's worried about the election. --The Merovingian 12:59, 2 March 2006 (CST)

After viewing the episode I have one serious question, where did they get a "fake" baby to fool Sharon 2 and Helo? A parent would notice if the body wasn't their own child. While a friend of mine suggested body used was resultant of the offscreen abortion from "The Captains Hand", this wouldn't work, as that fetus was only 4 months along, and would have been far less developed, and only 1/3rd the size (approx.) of baby Hera. Is their a master Wax Sculpter somewhere in the fleet?--Strato

I don't think there's a canonical answer yet (and there may never be one). Some people have speculated that they use the baby of Hera's new adoptive mother (who mentioned that she had recently lost a child). At any rate, I think at this point they're all guesses (though the fumarella leaf origami theory hasn't gained much headway recently). --Steelviper 12:22, 2 March 2006 (CST)
I have been reading these theories and none really make sense given that to use a substitute (such as another baby corpse) would require another grieving mother releasing her baby's body to be used, and that baby would have had to die right at the same moment, be the same size, and look identical as Hera. What are the odds of this with a fleet this size? And a fake body would just not work either. I assumed from the beginning that the Doctor, who was highly involved in the plot to take Hera and move her to a family willing to raise her (and keep in mind if that mother had just lost her baby that very day, what would be the likelihood she would be fully recovered and say, "oh you just have a replacement ready for me?? Sweet!") had simply used one of the many drugs on Hera to put the baby in a state that would mimic death (is this ethical? Not really, but part of his contention with doing it in the first place), then once she was revived brought her to colonial one. I had never considered any other possibility, and am pretty surprised that this has not been considered amongst some of these pretty weird theories. --Pendulum 17:48, 29 September 2010 (CST)


Lucy Lawless character's name

Last episode, she was "D'Anna Biers"; this episode we find out that her Cylon name is "Number Three". In dialog, she actually constantly refers to herself as "Three" "Number Three", etc. (well, they don't actually say "Number" aloud, but still). The scifi.com episode guide credits her for "Downloaded" as "D'Anna" but I think that's just miscommunication/they're easing into calling her "Number Three". Either way, I think we here on the wiki consider her "Number Three" now more because A) it is cooler, B) individual Cylons can have fake human names, but this refers to the individual, not the model. I.e. "Galactica-Three" = D'anna, but other Threes do not. Thoughts?--The Merovingian 14:42, 2 March 2006 (CST)

I see you noticed my change. :) My thought on this was that we should refer to the specific character (i.e. the model with Galactica's fleet) as D'anna. ALl others should be Three or Number Three (the single number would bemore preferable). I liked how in the beginning of the episode synopsis she is referred to by her "D'anna" guise, but as soon as we find out her model number, she's referred to by that exclusively. It lets our reader know that THIS was the moment of change. Joe McCullough 14:53, 2 March 2006 (CST)
Yes, that's what I intended when I wrote it. --The Merovingian 14:55, 2 March 2006 (CST)
An excellent plan... Joe McCullough 15:00, 2 March 2006 (CST)

Cars inside the parking lot

About the cars parked on the building, one of them is a DS, of course, but I think that the one that is seen on the left when you see the parking the first time is a Citroen SM. You can compere the car on the movie (21:15 inside the chapter, without commercials) with this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_P6 and this other http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroen_SM. As you can see, P6 wing is narrower on the side that is close to the front door. Front doors of both cars are very similar, of course. There is another car at the right of the DS, parked in a shadow zone, that could be the P6, but I'm not sure. you can have a better look at it at 24:48. About the 3 headlamp thingie (4 cars parked there?) I don't remember to have seen it on the citroen prototype pictures I have seen (you can see a lot of them at http://62.95.94.132/gallery/Citroen-Conservatoire). Front side of the car looks like VW Beetle. Of course there was a Citroen 2CV prototype with central headlamp, but it has only one headlamp, not three. --Joaquin Gallardo 0:43, 3 March 2006 (CET)

The 3 headlamp vehicle seems most likely to ba a Tatra 87 as displayed here:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_(car)

Perhaps they thought that if there were European cars they would look Alien! --Grafix 14:22, 21 March 2006 (CST)

That's not too far from the truth. They sort of got the idea from GATTACA. (It's nice to be able to cite a transcribed podcast). --Steelviper 14:36, 21 March 2006 (CST)

Sharon is handcuffed to the resurrection tub

Did you notice that sharon is actually handcuffed to the resurrection tub, while number six is not?--Thomask77

Yes, most likely because Sharon was a sleeper agent and they thought she'd take the shock of downloading and being a Cylon a little bad....which, what with all the screaming, is exactly what happened. She could have done more danage if not restrained. Makes sense entirely, not a goof.--The Merovingian 13:58, 3 March 2006 (CST)

Cylons and Age

Philwelch writes:

Based on the assumption that model number corresponds with age, Leoben Conoy — whose age is close to that of D'anna Biers — is probably Number Two or Number Four, while Simon is likely either Number Four or Number Seven.

I removed this because I don't consider this a productive or interesting line of questioning - we just don't have enough data to make that age assumption. If it turns at that Brother Cyvill is #2 or something, then your argument would be bolstered enough to revisit (in my opinion), but at present, we really have no reason to believe it. Cylon copies are clearly created fully grown anyway - if they wanted to make a copy of #11 as an old man, it stands to reason that they could do it just as easily as making #6 a fully grown woman. --Peter Farago 16:31, 4 March 2006 (CST)

The idea of Cylon model number corresponding with apparent age isn't anything I made up, it's plainly in the Analysis section already. If we already have that idea in the Analysis, I see no reason *not* to use it for further speculation. You're being inconsistent. Philwelch 16:50, 4 March 2006 (CST)
As for "not enough data", as the Analysis says, Number Three is apparently older than Number Five, who appears older than Number Six, who appears older than Number Eight. That's four confirming data points. Philwelch 16:55, 4 March 2006 (CST)
They are all fairly young, in their 20s and 30s. This does not indicate a strong correlation to me. --Peter Farago 17:52, 4 March 2006 (CST)
And what if TPTB completely go against this speculative convention and cast a teenager as Number Two, or cast someone Dr. Cottle's age (or, worse, Dr. Cottle!) as Number Ten? Where will your theory stand? I don't see the Article Page as being the locale for speculation and conjecture... that's what this Talk page is for. Let the series unravel as the writers write it, and let's take it in enjoyably, rather than galavanting off on theories that are tentatively founded at best, and the writers are under no obligation to uphold. -- Hawke 11:48, 5 March 2006 (CST)
If we're not allowed to speculate, than let's go back and delete most of the Analysis and Questions sections. Philwelch 14:59, 5 March 2006 (CST)
I think people are forgetting that we are talking about Cylons here, not humans. Age has nothing to do with it; being as that may, I honestly doubt the Cylons have a gerontocracy here. It is far more likely that the whole number scheme is what model was first off the production line, which makes logical sense from the Cylon POV. -- Joe Beaudoin 18:27, 5 March 2006 (CST)
There's still *apparent* age--Boomer appears to be a 22-24 year old woman while Leoben Conoy appears to be in his late 30's. Philwelch 20:38, 5 March 2006 (CST)
That doesn't make any difference at all. In fact, the actor who portrays Leoben Conoy (Number ?a) is the oldest of the KCA (Known Cylon Agents) at 45/46. The actor portraying Simon (Number ?b) is 38/39... and just months older than Lucy Lawless at 37/38 (and Lucy Lawless has a bod & appearance that can put most 22-year-olds to shame). So, based on your theory, that forces the storyline to put Leoben Conoy at Number 2 (or 1) and Simon at ... wow. Will you look at that? Where do you put Simon in this, based on the idea that he's older than Number 3?
I'm not saying that you're/we're not allowed to speculate, I'm just of the emphatic opinion that it's counterproductive and unnecessary. This isn't "our" series, it's the writers' series, to do with as they warrant. I don't think half of the Analysis and Questions material on the episode pages should be there, but the moderators of this Wiki feel it should be there, so who am I to defy them? The basis of the Wiki is to make sure the information is right, not who is right first, whether in speculation or fact. And, the only source of "right-ness" is the writers... and they don't feel it necessary to divulge this information yet. No amount of speculation, conjecture, or deduction on our parts is going to change that. -- Hawke 13:11, 6 March 2006 (CST)

Cylon Models Present on Caprica

I removed the following entry/question from the Question section:

Why does Caprica only have 4 cylon models on it? Would you not expect all 12 models to be cohabitating the planet?

Firstly, the question in and of itself is incorrect, because there are 5 models seen (in fact, RDM insinuates that all 6 models are visible by using computer-generated-effects projections and composites of the two actors who could not be in attendance for the episode's shooting). Secondly, RDM goes into great length to explain that it would incise into the storyline's drama and tension to reveal the other six models of Cylon on Caprica. He concedes that it doesn't make much sense to not see all twelve models, but that it is ultimately a writer's/producer's decision for the good of the story/show. Thirdly, and with that point in mind, it is not our place to explain or conject why the other six models are not present — it might be revealed later in following episodes, or it may never be — since any answer on our parts is either unfounded, speculative, or flat-out wrong. -- Hawke 13:37, 6 March 2006 (CST)

I noticed in the background a white male, with a bald head. As we do not currently know of a Cylon that is bald this adds a little bit of possible speculation. Just something to think about. --FIDS 23:03, 10 March 2006 (CST)

No, that was just bad lighting/glare.--The Merovingian 23:04, 10 March 2006 (CST)

You sure about that? Hmmm, I'll have to watch the episode again, and pay more closer attention. --FIDS 00:02, 11 March 2006 (CST)

I just listened to the podcast for "Downloaded," Ron Moore confirms that it's a Simon (whichever number that is). --FIDS 19:08, 11 March 2006 (CST)

Count

I noticed the survior count has not increased at all in either this episode or Lay Down your Burdens Part I. What's up with the baby? She doesn't count?

Cylon's don't get counted, as has been previously established, and everyone but Helo and Baltar clearly consider the baby a Cylon.--Redwall 16:25, 11 March 2006 (CST)
That's probably true, but then technically the Survivor Count should have gone down by one after "Final Cut" after it was revealed that Biers was a Cylon agent and not a human survivor.
How do we know it ever included her in the first place? --Peter Farago 23:10, 11 March 2006 (CST)
The survivor count doesn't go down for civilians the Fleet doesn't know are Cylons, does it? --Redwall 08:40, 12 March 2006 (CST)
The count shown during the opening credits mirrored the count on the whiteboard, up until the point where Baltar removed it from his office in LDYB II. Therefore if Roslin's folk didn't know about D'anna Biers' being a Cylon then that wouldn't be reflected in the count. -- Joe Beaudoin 18:50, 12 March 2006 (CST)


Music

Does anyone know the music that Sharon is listening to when Number Six shows up at her apartment on Caprica? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zethon (talk • contribs).

It's possible that it's original music. You might want to send off an email to composer Bear McCreary. Even if he didn't wrote it, he should know what was used. --Serenity 15:47, 17 June 2007 (CDT)