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Cybernetic Living Organism
Hello, Mr. Thompson, we wanted to ask you a question regarding the meaning of the word "Cylon".
When we began getting reports and such about the proposed spin-off "Caprica", amongst them was the news that we would learn what the word "Cylon" meant by the end of the pilot. Amongst this information we got a partial name, and then later on more was revealed: "Cybernetic Living Organism". However, we do not know if it is truly the one you, the writers, intend to use, or if it was just a rumor. Is "Cybernetic Living Organism" the canonical origin behind the word "Cylon", or was this just a rumor/old version?
Thank you for your time. --Sauron18 15:02, 6 July 2007 (CDT)
Season 4 Episode Titles
Hello Mr. Thompson,
could you please confirm and maybe add (for us) unknown S4 episode titles, like you did with S3 episodes? So far we know about:
That leaves 4.07 and 4.09 unknown. Thank you for an answer. --Deus 12:18, 17 November 2007 (CST)
Hey, Steelviper - the "Warrior Poets" photo was pretty cool. There may be a photo of us on the lines, but I'll have to check my other computer. - Ngarenn 20:14, 21 February 2008 (CST)
- Ngarenn 19:43, 25 February 2008 (CST)
Minor questions about Jaycie McGavin
Hi Bradley, just two minor questions on Jaycie McGavin that maybe you can answer. One, is her callsign "Goldbrick", and two, did she live or die after Operation Raptor Talon in the "Razor Flashbacks"? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 12:19, 15 December 2007 (CST)
Adrien Bauer's actor
Hello there, just a question about a character mentioned in "Taking a Break From All Your Worries": is there any particular reason why a photograph of Graeme Duffy was chosen to portray Adrien Bauer or no? DrWho42 20:52, 25 February 2008 (CST)
New Episode Titles
koenigrules as reported the following episode titles:
Are they correct? -- FrankieG 14:42, 9 March 2008 (CDT)
Tigh and the Cylon detector... and Baltar's Cult
Hi Brad. Having watched "He That Believeth In Me", I had a nagging question regarding Baltar's Cylon detector. Was Saul Tigh ever tested? The reason I ask is because there's a scene near the end of act 1 where Tigh comments that the detector failed to ID Boomer, then he stares off into the camera for no less than 10 seconds... as if he has something to add, but thinks the better of it... or wants someone to pick up on an unasked question. My inference from watching the episode was that Tigh was tested as well, but it's not concrete, so I'm looking for some confirmation either way on that fact.
Samuel Anders Callsign + Highschool
Now we know there was no call name given to Mr. Anders in our newest episode, however, if you can disclose on what it is, that would be great. :) Also, is "Noyce Elementary School" the correct spelling of the high school name. Cheers on such a great premiere episode! Shane (talk) 17:23, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
In that fight, he was confused. Wireless protocol is very specific for a reason. You call out your addressee first, then say who you are and what you want - eg. "Galactica, Hardball - request vectors to Majahual" Which tells our guys aboard Galactica that Hardball needs directions to the mining ship. -- Ngarenn 03:00, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Brothers and sisters
The current Religion in the Twelve Colonies (RDM) article assumes that brothers and sisters are distinct from priests and priestesses, and are the equivalent of monks or lay clergy. However, according to the casting info on Clarice Willow from Caprica, she is both a Sister and High Priestess. Does it mean that "Brother" and "Sister" are just honorifics for priests and priestesses? Ausir 19:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
While they are distinct, the honorific can be Sister and Brother, just as the clergy is free to address their flock by those terms. -- Ngarenn 03:02, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Quorum of Twelve
Centurions - retcon or later version?
Should we assume that the redesigned Centurions from "Razor" are what the First War Centurions always looked, or are the TOS Cylon replicas (more human-looking, with mechanical joints hidden in black tubes, flexible armor "skirts" and swords) from the museum and Armistice Officer's specification perhaps an earlier model, while the "Razor" ones are a later model used during the late stages of the war and by the Guardians (perhaps 0006)? The Razor ones look like something in the middle between the TOS Centurions and the modern ones. Ausir 11:47, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
In "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II" we get a glimpse of the chalkboard where Roslin and Baltar's votes are being counted ship by ship. It's from this that we've deduced the names of most of the ships in the Fleet, and the idea that you have a list of ships with which to work with.
We were wondering to what extent we could consider the populations of the ships indicated (deduced roughly from adding up Baltar's and Roslin's figures) to be accurate, are these figures part of a writer's handbook/Series Bible-like document?
Many thanks, OTW 10:23, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Fleet population was always in flux, and the only people who really knew what was going on were the editors, who had to come up with the xx,xxx survivors super on every show. Trust them. We did. -- Ngarenn 03:05, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
"Guess What's Coming To Dinner" a two-parter?
Hi Bradley, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions and for clarifying the "Longshot" issue! :D My question is this... Has "Guess What's Coming to Dinner" been split into a two-parter. According to both IMDb and Hulu, the episode is a two parter. However, on the official SciFi.com website, they say the next episode is "Sine Qua Non". Obviously, a bit of a contradiction here... Any insights from your end would be much appreciated! Thank you again! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 01:51, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
A quick question about the middle names of some of the characters, notably Samuel T. Anders and Karl C. Agathon: Has the production team determined the full middle names of these characters, or is this another small mystery in the saga of Battlestar Galactica? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 19:29, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Total number of ships in the fleet from start to finish
Just wondering if u would know the total number of vessels in the fleet cause I keep getting anything from 68 to 70 (that's if I add Caprica Clipper, the Pan Galactic liner and Gemini, the Gemini Freights heavy freighter).
so tell me what number of ships there are from 33 to current (revelations).
Also what became of Daru Mozu, is it destroyed or is it still in the fleet. And how about Coronis, Tauranian Traveller, Rising Star, Majahual, Scorpia Traveller, Virgon Express, McConnell, Baah Pakal and Freighter 212. --Lt. Corey "Shadow" Danian October 23 2008 2.24 CST
Is the "Quorum Delegate" (played by Veena Sood) representing three different colonies in three different episodes (first temporarily replacing Reza Chronides, then the Tauron Delegate, then the Gemenon Delegate) a continuity error? Or is there a canon explanation for this? (Perhaps her being an official stand-in that votes in the name of any colony whose delegate can't be present at a session)? Ausir 02:34, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Cylon Civil War
During the Cylon Civil War, the faction that allies with the Humans are called the Rebels and consisted of the Twos, Sixs and Eights. Were these models the only remaining number of their lines, or were there others still fighting Cavil's faction? Volostheguardian 16:31, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Thirteenth Tribe "Cylons"
This wasn't made too clear in the series, and although we know the term "Cylon" is given to the beings created in "Caprica", I was wondering if the Cylons who came before that, the entire thirteenth tribe and the Kobolian Centurions, also had that name? Thank you.--Sauron18 14:50, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Another thing that is implied but not really understood too well is the source of organic/biotechnology the Cylons posses. It's rather significant, and we especially see it in the design of the Colony, which RDM said was grown/built around the Final Five's original ship, so does that mean that this technology (and all it's derivatives) came from the Thirteenth Tribe in Earth? Or did it come from even farther back, from Kobol maybe? Thank you. --Sauron18 14:50, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Is there an actual proper screen shot showing the Greenleaf in the fleet. We only get a shot of the hull in "Sacrifice". If so, what does it actually look like? Corey "Shadow" Danian 04:49, 18 January 2010 (UTC)