User:JohnH

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JohnH is old enough to have watched the first run of Star Trek:TOS (in college!), let alone TOS of BSG. He really didn't like BSG-TOS because of the cheese factor, and it took a fair amount of persuasion to get him to watch what is undoubtedly the best TV show in a long time. Even at his advanced age John welcomes the additional female elements in the series, and has no problems with a female Starbuck. He thinks Cally is the cutest regular, but of course Number Six has the most sex appeal -- at least when she's with Gaius.

John lives in Southern New Hampshire and is a pro football fan. He also watches The Simpsons, a lot of The History Channel and some HBO series: The Sopranos, Carnivale and Deadwood.

John occasionally has questions he ponders but can't find any good place to pose. So he posts them here and may one day relocate them should a suitable spot open up.

JohnH 13:45, 29 January 2006 (EST)

Commander-in-chief?

Do we know President Roslin is Commander-in-chief of the Colonial forces? Just because the U.S. President is C-in-C of American forces doesn't mean every president has the same role. For example, the EU president has no command authority over the European Rapid Reaction Force even though that is (or will be) an EU-wide military entity, not a single-country force.

Yes, Roslin gave Bill Adama his Admiral insignia. That doesn't mean anything except Roslin (and perhaps the Council of 12) are following military tradition; not that Roslin has any military authority on her own.

I may have missed one or two episodes, and you try searching for "commander-in-chief" if you think I'm being lazy.

JohnH 18:45, 17 January 2006 (EST)

Centurion Rebellion against Humano-Cylons?

If the Full Metal Cylons (my term) revolted against humanity, what's to keep them from revolting against the Humano-Cylons? That could set up an interesting 3-way war.

JohnH 13:47, 29 January 2006 (EST)
Ron D. Moore's blog recently stated that the Centurions aren't really sentient (well, as in "having free will" I suppose). I still want one that talks and has a sort of non-sentient personality, like a dog.--Ricimer 14:17, 29 January 2006 (EST)
But how is that consistent with the original rebellion? Are we to belive the current Centurions, some 40 years on, are less capable than their predecessors? I suppose I'd have to take that up with RDM; arguably the more "evolved" Cylons were smart enough to dismantle the Model 5s and build models without the capacity to rebel. But I wonder how smart a robot one could build without creating sentience... R, as far as a pet robot goes, I'll see if I can get one of those Star Wars Episode I "Roger, Roger"-bots on sale at the local Wal-Mart. --JohnH 15:15, 29 January 2006 (EST)


Well it's what the blog says. Maybe the bio-mechanical Cylons were able to retire the model 5's and replace them with ones that weren't as smart. I dont' know. Maybe be "sentience" he just means "free will"; and by dog I mean like "attack dog" or something; I mean, they're probably smarter than Raiders, and are capable of limited personal actions and initiative, talking and interacting with orders, etc. But I think he means they lack higher things we associate with sentience like free will, philosphy, true self-awareness, etc. etc.--Ricimer 15:31, 29 January 2006 (EST)