Talk:The Ties That Bind/Archive 1

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Is this title a hint to everyone's favourite alcoholic colonel? OTW 19:23, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

That would be "The Tighs That Bind". hehe. Like "Tigh me up, Tigh me down". That was a nice play on words. --Serenity 01:22, 22 June 2007 (CDT)

SG1 thing?

Is the SG-1 thing really necessary? After all, I'm sure that here are tons of television shows that have similar names -- for instance, I'm sure that there are shows that have episodes named "Faith". To be honest, I find nothing significant in that note. Thoughts? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 13:22, 13 October 2007 (CDT)

Agreed. Usually it's simple title that get reused often, but since this is a fixed expression it's not so surprising. --Serenity 13:25, 13 October 2007 (CDT)
Didn't know "The Ties That Bind" was like a common expression (one of the downsides of being a near-native, but still non-native, English speaker), I was under the impression it was simply a Biblical quote. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:49, 13 October 2007 (CDT)
The origin is of course that bible quote, but if you google it, you'll also find a Bruce Springsteen song and many news articles that use it. For example "The ties that bind China, Russia and Iran" or "Sony Cuts the Ties That Bind Walkman" or "Technologies to untie the ties that bind". And for TV, an episode of "The OC" shares that name too, so Stargate shouldn't be singled out. We already pay way too much attention to it with cast notes. --Serenity 13:55, 13 October 2007 (CDT)
Right. I just didn't know TTTB was a common expression. Removing. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:59, 13 October 2007 (CDT)


May I suggest taking some image that is a) smaller b) oriented horizontally, not vertically? Current image breaks s.4 episode guide and is a bit too big. -- Spike 17:56, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

It's already scaled down and it might not be so obvious once that page is filled with content. The only other interesting image would be this (I can get a high-res version). Or we could crop the current one at her waist. -- Serenity 18:01, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
My vote goes to this, right. -- Spike 18:41, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
It depends, because Cally... ahem. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 19:15, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Then crop it at least if it must be Cally. -- Spike 20:25, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
I say this one How many do have Cheif and Tory? We have lots with Roslin and crew. :) Shane (talk) 03:23, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, it's not like there is a shortage of things about the Final Five, either on screen or online, so I chose pictures that are about something else. -- Serenity 15:49, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Mixing it up is good. I been thinking about making them all random {{#random:image1.jpg,etc}} Shane (talk) 15:56, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


At about 28 minutes, when the other baseships jump in, the constellation of Orion is clearly visible in the background. Worth mentioning on the entry?--Werthead 10:57, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely. Not only did you see Orion, but also Taurus and the Pleiades - and most importantly, as you would see them if you were within ~50 light years of Earth. --Qprmeteor 12:39, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Acts vs. Location Format

I feel that this guide would be much easier to read and follow if it was in a Location format instead of by Acts. IMHO, YMMV, ect. -- FrankieG 16:09, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah. that's the way I orginally had it setup before spenc uploaded his thing :P Shane (talk) 16:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't look at the history. It just seems harder to read this way. -- FrankieG 16:34, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey. Wasn't blaming ya. :) I gues I'll pick apart his summary and switch everything around. Shane (talk) 16:36, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Nicky Cylon or Human

I wonder if this episode shows how the story hits on pure fiction rather than sci-fi with the case of Nicky being a cylon. Nicky is a boy, which would mean there has to be a Y chromosome. If Tyrol is truly a Cylon, then Cally could only have a female child. They stated earlier in the series that the skinjobs could not reproduce without human donors. Reading the sci-fi forums and original series (way back to deception to the Cylons/Baltar by Specter, and how the Beings of Light 'try' not to interfere) may provide a spoiler to what is to come next from this episode if it stays on the sci-fi side. If it goes fiction, maybe it be worth noting what made Nicky a boy and a cylon before someone yells "that's not sci-fi!" (The Science Note: women can reproduce women without men in genetic experiments of fertilization, but women do not carry/make the Y chromosome to reproduce a male.) (Podcast note: [1]) Dzonatas 21:02, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

They did not state anything about human donors. They stated that Cylons could not reproduce with each other, and could not reproduce with humans unless there was love. Cally and Tyrol love each other, imperfect as their marriage might be, so Nicky was conceived like Hera. No reason he shouldn't have a Cylon Y chromosome. -- Noneofyourbusiness 21:40, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
RDM has stated the the final five are fundamentally different than the others, so what is know about the significant seven may not apply. -- FrankieG 21:47, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Plus, what is known about the signficant seven doesn't rule it out. -- Noneofyourbusiness 21:55, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
So, we can say that Nicky is fundamentally different when compared to Hera. The plot just grows more from this episode about them and brings questions, but the difference can be noted on the Nicky or Hera page. I was going to add something to the article, but I felt it was better to wait another episode. Thanks -- Dzonatas 03:17, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
For now, we don't know of any fundamental differences between Nicky and Hera yet. Ausir 03:22, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Inappropriate use of Point of Order?

According to Robert's Rules of Order, a Point of Order is raised if the rules of order have apparently been broken. In this case, rules don't seem to have been broken, and Lee is really just interrupting to bring up his own issues (which could be construed as out of order). The closest motion that I could find is a Request for Any Other Privilege, which he would then use to try to bring up a more pressing issue, but this is still an iffy case.