Talk:The Road Less Traveled

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Spelling of Travel(l)ed

Both NBC Universal Media Village and NBC Universal Photobank call the episode "Traveled", not "Travelled". And it's an American show, after all. -- Pedda 20:28, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

While American English has a clear tendency to not double such consonants, it isn't an unknown variation of the word. Both are used. -- Serenity 20:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Now SciFi.com says "Traveled", too. -- Pedda 00:44, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Summary

Anyone working on it? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 15:26, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Nope. I'm kinda busy with programming atm. -- Serenity 15:30, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I guess if I get around to it, I'll whip something up. Other than that, feel free to enter the fray, guys! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 15:36, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

This is kind of sparse. Also, the main page for the English wiki needs to be updated. It says this episode is the next new one to air when that is not true. --Jonathan 00:42, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I may start working on it today, of course... other people are more than welcome to join in. :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 14:51, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
OK, I roughed it in... I must be feeling very sarcastic today. Feel free to edit it ruthlessly. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 15:35, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
I've intentionally avoided jumping into the past summaries as I have in the past to let someone else enjoy making them. But I'll dive in with a formalized one later tonight. --Spencerian 16:19, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
I've cleaned up the POV stuff, which - while certainly funny to a certain extent - is really out of place. But it can still be improved and some things need to be worded better. But it's better than nothing :) -- Serenity 16:55, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Hulu has the episode on line ([1]). I'm a max noob; how does it get linked to here? --hufnmouth

Analysis

'Despite his tirade directed towards Adama in "Escape Velocity", Tyrol's love for Cally is what calms him down once he looks upon a photo of him and Cally. In spite of her shortcomings, his memories and feelings of Cally are what help ground Tyrol's mindset again.' - I'd have taken it as he sees his son and realises he'd grow up without a mother or farther if chief committed suicide. Throughout the rest of the episode he debates his feelings for cally.

Even so, do things like this really need to be in analysis? Its such a minor point. --Millionsknives 19:28, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd have to agree that it's pretty debatable what's going on in his head there. I'd yank it, pending any insight the podcast may eventually shed. --Steelviper 20:00, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

It may be worth mentioning

in this article that, while the common assumption is that in taking the road less traveled the narrator of the poem lived a better life, all he really states is that it made all the difference; there is no specification of good or bad results because of his decision. Starbuck's entire life seems to be an exercise in taking the road less traveled, and it has certainly made a difference for her, and not all good. -- Poet 13:22, 9 May 2008 (UTC)