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Book of Pythia

Where did the colonists come from? How did they get to the point that they are at in the re-imagined series? History of the Twelve Colonies examines evidence that appears to indicate that the humans of Kobol may have actually originated from the planet Earth. Although, for the most part, correspondences between the culture of the Twelve Colonies and Earth (three piece suits, Humvees, military jargon, firearms, etc.) are presumably dramatic conceits intended to help the audience identify with the characters of the show, there is evidence of a connection beyond these superficial similarities that is difficult to ignore. In the DVD commentary for the Miniseries, Ron Moore and David Eick expressed that it is meant to be a deliberately unanswered question whether the series takes place in the past, present, or future relative to Earth. ...continued...