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Talk:The Eye of Jupiter/Archive3

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I wonder if it has to do with that big red spot... *rollseyes* --Shane (T - C - E) 18:48, 29 July 2006 (CDT)

I'm more reminded of that Writer's Podcast thing, you know when they're saying "How many more times are we going to find an artifact like the Arrow of Apollo and have to search for them all? That feels like going back to the well too many times, I mean what are we going to say, "Athena has 10 sacred toenail clipping scattered across space, you have to find them all...?" :) --The Merovingian (C - E) 18:49, 29 July 2006 (CDT)

i'm thinking along the lines of some jewelry. --Shane (T - C - E) 18:57, 29 July 2006 (CDT)
It sounds like a good plotline actually. --The Merovingian (C - E) 19:05, 29 July 2006 (CDT)
Merv - you just made me spill forth mein coca cola whilst reading the section about the sacred toenail clippings - thats too much for 3am on a sunday morning! Still, plot looks good, just wish Season 3 would hurry up and AIR dammit! :) --Fordsierra4x4 21:08, 29 July 2006 (CDT)
No, really, they make a joke about "Athena's toenail clippings" in that writer's podcast thing. --The Merovingian (C - E) 21:12, 29 July 2006 (CDT)

I have a few possible meanings for 'eye of Jupiter' --starryniteynite

1) Relatively obscure name for NGC 3242, a planetary nebula (A ring of illuminated gas expanding out from a sun-like star that's exhausted its fuel, and has lost its outer layers) a few thousand light years from Earth. Most astronomers call this 'the Ghost of Jupiter' instead, though some Hubble images have used this name. Its not a very unique PN (tho it has some gas streamers we can't quite explain), but it could be used as a navigational marker like M8 (the lagoon nebula). It is a very pretty nebula :)

2) "Eye of Jupiter" was the Greek/Roman name for the sun, which lead to today's 'all seeing eye' symbol of the free masons and on the pyramid in US currency

3)Adama=Zeus=Jupiter...yes, they tend to use Greek vs. Roman names, but the titles are not always consistent with this convention, and we have also seen evidence for non Greek mythological names (Isis, for example). The rest of it could be wordplay too...'eye' might refer to someone acting as Adama's eyes, rather than his eyes literally (just as 'The captain's hand refereed to Lee acting as Gardner's XO, or his hand, rather than some captain's literal hand)

4)A reference to Jupiter's big red spot, a huge hurricane-like storm on the planet's surface. Just like the "bastille Day" title, this could reference something in the episode, but not directly...they might travel through a similar storm. This has actually been done before in the miniseries, when Galactica travels into the storm at Ragnar

5) The tried and true, ancient object meaning...just like the arrow of Apollo directly references a character, but has no link to the character himself, this could just be a pretty piece of bling..

Personally, I would love #1, but only because it'd make me 2/2 for BSG objects in my thesis and I'm a total, unabashed geek. I think its probably #2, however, and they find some sort of navigational means of finding Earth (like a picture of Earth w/ distances& directions to three pulsars or very unique objects


Could some1 tell me what was that song at the end of the episode. There were no lyrics, just music, and it was a really good choice, it shows nicely how the tension grows at the end. Plz if u know what song it is write it... TNX ;) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DedMed (talk • contribs).
Check out the blog for example, though it doesn't refer to that particular piece. It's no particular song, but like nearly all of the music on BSG an original composition. You can find similar pieces on the soundtracks for the first two seasons and it might even have been reused from an earlier episode --Serenity 13:01, 28 January 2007 (CST)
I found it. It's from Season 2. On the soundtrack it's track 17, Prelude to War. I recognized it immediately at 3min in, and it has the same drum beat during the last 30 seconds. The drew it out for TV so you're not gonna get the same exact theme, but it's pretty close, and all I've found thus far. Ghostalker 19:36, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


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How did Tyrol find the Temple of Five?
Possible Answer due to revelations in No Exit: The whole thing about the blocked memories may explain how Tyrol was able to sense and find the Temple of Five: he'd been there before on his way to the Colonies so the location was in his blocked but not erased memories. They may have subconciously guided him there as he was pretty close by. a spoiler. Why could this not be discussed on another page with a link on this page to that discussion (like other notes provide a link to "Answer")? I feel strongly that first time viewers should be able to read these entries as they watch the DVDs without being spoiled. Magpie 18:25, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

We're undertaking an effort to move all the answers to the answered questions to their own separate pages. I've begun doing this for season 1, but have been sidetracked by life, the universe, necessary Wiki maintenance behind-the-scenes (housekeeping, really) and everything. So if you want to join follow the example I've set, you are more than welcome to do so! ;-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 19:05, 22 August 2009 (UTC)