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Robotic enemies of the Colonial people in Battlestar Galactica.

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Why wouldn't Cylon Raiders immediately send at least one by FTL to report contact with military enemies?

In Season 1, Episode 9 "Tigh Me Up,Tigh Me Down" it is very clear that Cylon Raiders have FTL capabilities (since part of the main storyline is about that fact). Now one can wonder why that Raider did ...
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Battlestar Galactica Resurrection

How do Cylons "upload" their consciousness to be downloaded into a new body upon death? Some models are identical in every way to humans bar a reaction to a certain type of radiation (i.e. from Gaius ...
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Were the identities of the Final Five planned from the start?

I was just rewatching some random episodes, including "33", the very first episode of season 1. The theme of the episode centers around exhaustion, and they make a point to show that Boomer was ...
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How were the Cylon Centurions re-enslaved by the biological Cylons?

It’s explained in the opening to the miniseries that the original robotic Cylons were created by humans on twelve colonies. Eventually, the Cylons rose against the humans leading to the first Cylon ...
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Do Cylons have any concept of law?

The Cylons have left Colonial space and formed their own organized society. Yet, there are several moments when we see one of them killing another. Of course murder can be considered less of a crime ...
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Did the entire Cylon race pursue the humans?

In BSG (2004), a massive Cylon fleet attacks the 12 colonies and wipes out, to our knowledge, all of humanity except for the fleet led by Galactica and Colonial One, and the Pegasus. I suppose there ...
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

Please don't give me any spoilers for the new BSG, but I do want to know whether or not the character known as Six in new BSG was in original BSG? if the answer is yes, then what role did she play (as ...
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Why are basestars so spindly in shape?

In Battlestar Galactica 2004, battlestars are large, sturdy, and ready to take multiple hits. However, on the flip side, cylon basestars are poorly structured to allow multiple weak points that could ...
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Fate of the Cylons after Battlestar Galactica reboot

Wondering about the fate of the Cylons at the end of the Battlestar Galactica 2004 reboot. Has this been explained anywhere?
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How would the act of networking Galactica's computers allow the introduction of a computer virus?

In Battlestar Galactica, the Colonial fleet is separated from Galactica when they are forced to jump to the emergency FTL jump coordinates. Battlestar Galactica is left behind, and after they realize ...
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What is the Cylon Recon Drone?

Battlestar Wiki has an article: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Cylon_reconnaissance_drone I don't recall this craft at all, and the aforementioned site doesn't have a picture. Is it ever shown on-...
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What was the connection betwen robotic Cylons and human Cylons?

I saw all seasons of Battlestar Galactica, but somewhere probably I missed a part. The premise of the story was this: Cylons (robot form) were created by humans (by the 12 colonies). Cylons revolted ...
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Making Sense of Battlestar Galactica's Network Ban

In Battlestar Galactica, William Adama expresses his disdain for networks given how easily the Cylons can exploit them thereby crippling their systems. If there are truly no networks in use, then how ...
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The importance of the hybrid babies on BSG (RDM)

In the RDM Battlestar series, it was a given that the 'skin job' Cylons were trying to procreate and had been unsuccessful. Because of their failed attempts, Helo and Boomer's daughter Hera was ...
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Why does Gaius Baltar lie about the results of his Cylon detector?

When Baltar runs the Cylon detector on when the detector indicates that they are a Cylon he lies about it for fear of that characters reaction to the news. I cannot understand what his motivation is ...
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What are the differences between Humanoid Cylons and the Final Five?

Apparently there is a fundamental difference between the Final Five and the rest of the Humanoid Cylons. Extracted from the Cylon's Wikipedia Article: Ronald D. Moore confirmed in an interview that ...
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How do the Cylons stay on Earth undetected?

At the end of the new series, Has this question ever come up with the producers/writers?
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Do the Centurions ever come back to Earth?

In regard to the newer Battlestar Gallactica series,
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How Human are Humaniform Cylons?

After the Cylon ambush, when the government asks Balter to build a Cylon detector, they have just recently learned there are "skin jobs" (as they call them) that look like humans, but they aren't sure ...
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Why do the Cylons cause a holocaust?

Why do the Cylons bother to destroy the Humans? What's their reasoning? They could have just as well populated the rest of the universe and left the puny humans alone, destroying the humans should ...
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Could Cylon reincarnation be considered a form of Lamarckian evolution?

In the re-imagined series, Cylons have reincarnation technology which allows them to be reborn after death. Could this be considered a form of Lamarckian evolution? I realize that they're technically ...