Battlestar Wiki Talk:Thomas Zarek/Archive 1

Talk:Thomas Zarek/Archive 1

Discussion page of Thomas Zarek/Archive 1

Is there a source for his being "summarily imprisoned" as opposed to "imprisoned", i.e. for the lack of a trial? --CalculatinAvatar

He is now vice president according to RDM - - Lordmutt 20th March, 2006

Very interesting! :) Can we add the Vice President box with a spolier tag?? --Shane (T - C - E) 05:28, 21 March 2006 (CST)

Example setup:

Preceded by:
Gaius Baltar
Vice-President of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol Succeeded by:

Edit: Yeah. We would have to add a spolier tag on the top and this tag right before it if we did. And right now I don't think it should be there.

For the record, you don't have to use the spoiler tags on the talk pages. They are considerd "spoiler-safe" zones in accordance to Battlestar Wiki:Spoiler Policy. -- Joe Beaudoin 08:43, 21 March 2006 (CST)
I skipped right over it. --Shane (T - C - E) 14:45, 21 March 2006 (CST)

No evidence that Zarek convinced Baltar to run for prez

I know of no evidence in the show that supports the following statement:

"...Zarek decides not to run against her because he realizes he probably won't win the election...but he decides that there's someone else that might be able to unseat Roslin, vice president Gaius Baltar. Zarek manages to talk vice president Gauis Baltar into running in his place..."

As far as the scenes actually broadcast in the show are concerned, Baltar makes his decision to run for the presidency entirely on his own, probably on the spur of the moment at Roslin's press conference, and never with any prior consultation with Zarek. It is not the case that Zarek "manages to talk" Baltar into "running in his place..." The above statement imagines more contrivance on Zarek's part than is supported by the facts.--Elach

No, Zarek encourages Baltar to run for president in The Captain's Hand: Baltar hadn't even considered it seriously before Zarek brought it up. --The Merovingian (C - E) 22:06, 12 July 2006 (CDT)

No, you are wrong. I have reviewed the scenes in question and there is no indication that Zarek has convinced Baltar to run at the end of their scene together in The Captain's Hand. It is ambiguous, at the very least. Zarek may have opened his eyes to the possibility of running and winning, but there is no definitive indication that Baltar WILL INDEED run at the end of their conversation together. You are making unwarranted assumptions. I could just as easily argue that Six convinced Baltar to run since her image appears to him at the exact moment he appears to decide to make the announcement of his candidacy. She has many times previously pushed him to ascend to the presidency, and that interpretation is equally logical and supportable. I believe you are overstepping the bounds of reporting into the area of excessive interpretation. ----Elach 23:06, 12 July 2006 (PDT)

Going to have to agree to the above statements pertaining to the scene evidence. --Shane (T - C - E) 01:18, 13 July 2006 (CDT)
One could interpret Baltar's subtle encouragement of Roslin's abortion ban as an attempt to manipulate her into a position wherein he could run against her. I know that's how I saw it. I don't think Zarek convinced Baltar right at the start to run, but I believe that, after some thought, Baltar made up his mind. --Slander 10:08, 27 October 2006 (CDT)

Comic series

Zarek will be getting his own comic series from Dynamite, which focuses on his past. [1] --DrBat 12:07, 27 August 2006 (CDT)

Non-canonical, but looks to be better drawn and written than the current ones. --The Merovingian (C - E) 13:09, 27 August 2006 (CDT)
Why is it being judged "non-canonical" already? From what (little) I've seen so far, there's nothing to suggest that it would contradict established canon. --BlueResistance 13:05, 17 September 2006 (EDT)
I agree. Judgeing from the first issue, and the fact that the narrator is Zarek himself, there is no diverge from contunity of the current series. Is sits rather firmly in the framwork of what we all ready know about the character. While I wouldn't go changeing things in either article until the comic is complete, I wouldn't jump to conclusions either.--Deepbluesky 18:59, 5 February 2007 (CST)
Regardless of how close to the framework the comics sit, unless otherwise stated by RDM or The Powers that Be, the series canon consists of what's been aired, as well as comments made in the podcasts. Thus making the comics non-canon. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:11, 5 February 2007 (CST)

Zarek in Exodus Click on this link and scroll down to see scenes from the Exodus episodes. The last one at the bottom shows Zarek and Roslin plsticuffed together. Hopefully they'll start to get along soon. She almost looks happy despite their situation. --ltcrashdown October 3rd, 2006


After his actions in Collaborators, can we still assume that Roslin's offer of the vice-presidency remained open? --April Arcus 14:09, 28 October 2006 (CDT)

I don't know, I kept it ambiguous in the Pesidency section I wrote. --Talos 14:17, 28 October 2006 (CDT)
I was concerned with the succession boxes. --April Arcus 14:18, 28 October 2006 (CDT)
That's what I thought you were talking about. --Talos 14:22, 28 October 2006 (CDT)
Ask Brad Thompson? --BklynBruzer 06:23, 6 February 2007 (CST)


Why is this still locked? Sine Qua Non aired a long time ago. Space Lizard 17:09, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Meaning of Toms Name

The meaning of toms name is "Twin of The Baal Protected King". Baal is seen to christians is the devil. I wonder if this has something to do with clyon god.

Thomas Zarek

Zarek's full name was stated by Roslin in "Colonial Day". The page should be moved per Leland Adama. I'd move it, but I can't. -- Noneofyourbusiness 16:20, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Moves were locked down after vandals demonstrated that a LARGE number of moves can be very disruptive. I believe you can get move privileges by getting the "Pilot" user group added to your user. I'm not sure how to do that, but Shane, Joe, or Spencerian should be able to hook you up, I would think. --Steelviper 16:34, 4 February 2009 (UTC)