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Battlestar Galactica episode with a western gunfight

Series 1 Episode 4 "The Lost Warrior" contains a Cylon gunslinger. The Wikipedia entry refers to this episode as: Marooned on a frontier planet, Apollo befriends a young widow and her son, rallying ...
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

No Six was not in the original BSG. Her character was first introduced in the 2003 miniseries. In the original BSG there are no skinjobs (cylons that are nearly indistinguishable from humans). There ...
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What is a top-shaped ship in Battlestar Galactica?

This looks very much like Ralph McQuarrie's (original BSG's concept illustrator) early Cylon Baseship concept art. Here are some samples from the above page (click for larger images): More ...
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Did the Colonials do any kind of spatial exploration?

Important distinction: Original 1978 Battlestar Galactica? or Reimagined Ron Moore 2004 series? In the original series, in the pilot episode, Apollo is on patrol with his brother Zac, and they ...
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In Battlestar Galactica ('78) War of the Gods Pt. 2, what was found in the wreckage of the ship?

My understanding is that the body in the wrecked ship was supposed to be the corpse of some other demonic entity, very similar to Count Iblis's true form, but definitely dead ever since the crash ...
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Was a baseship ever called a basestar in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica?

This clip from the original series finale, "The Hand of God", confirms the use of the term "Base Star" at approx. 17-18 seconds in. There are additional uses of the term throughout the series, as ...
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Was a baseship ever called a basestar in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica?

I don't have the originals to hand, but the transcripts here suggest that base star was used in multiple episodes. Early examples: Saga of a Star World: IMPERIOUS LEADER I will send with you a ...
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What is a top-shaped ship in Battlestar Galactica?

Cylon Basestars in the 1978 series looked a bit like two wide, shallow cones connected base-to-base, like this. Could that have been it? Now that I see your wireframe picture, maybe the book ...
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

No. Cylons were machines in the original BSG, period, end of sentence. However, as this was pretty expensive, the producers had intended to introduce human-looking robot Cylons in the second season. ...
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In Battlestar Galactica, how does the newly re-imagined series relate to the original?

On at least one occasion, storylines and characters from the 70s series are reworked into the plot of BSG. One great example is Admiral Cane, who appears in the 70s series, and a force of will begins, ...
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

Six nor any other humanlike cylons were part of the original BSG. Even though the original BSG was not very consistent with the cylons I don't remember any work where completely humanlike cylons ...
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Why don't Battlestars have guns to protect their landing bays?

If you watch closely, you can see nearby guns firing at the approaching cylon raider, however they miss. Similar to flak in ww2.
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What "Star Wars" comic featured a character using the old "Battlestar Galactica" laser pistol?

Could it be this panel of Sana Starros from Star Wars (2015) #6? (source: crop from https://www.starwars.com/news/who-is-sana-starros) It's not a perfect match, since other angles show that she's ...
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Are there any official technical specs for the Eastern Alliance destroyer?

I never had the impression that it could go that fast as in light speed. The term "star speed" may be used as to indicate a sub light speed which is what I gathed where their level of ...
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Why Would The Gun on Ice Planet Zero Hold Up an Entire Fleet?

If the Cylons have enough basestars chasing the ragtag fugitive fleet (RTF) they can herd it in the direction desired. The Cylon basestars can be arranged in a cone, or a cylinder, or five sides of a ...
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