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It is actually more likely a reference to the star/planet Kolob, which is mentioned in Mormon scripture and teachings. In those texts, Kolob was close to the throne of God, or is described as the "star nearest unto God". Glen Larson, the creator of the original Battlestar Galactica is a known Mormon. Backing this up is the other similarity in The Quorum of ...


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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 a town against "Red Eye"— a likewise marooned, yet memory-damaged, Cylon centurion gunslinger. The storyline is very much reminiscent of the classic western ...


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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 are humanoid cylons, such as Andromus, which superficially appear as humans, but these are entirely mechanical beneath their artificial skin.


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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 images from here that look a lot closer to the book's cover: Someone even built a Lego version of it. The final product in the show was quite different. The ...


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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 exchange a conversation prior to encountering the cylon tankers where they discuss what they want to do after the armistice is signed. Apollo expresses a desire to ...


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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 occurred. Once that body was found, Apollo and Starbuck quickly realized it was a reasonable guess that the survivor of the wreck (Iblis) and the dead entity in the ...


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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 publisher knew vaguely what they wanted the cover ship to look like, but couldn't find (or maybe get the rights for?) a picture of the actual Cylon Basestar from the ...


4

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 noted in another answer using transcript excerpts.


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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 base star, entirely under your command. Lucifer? Lost Planet of the Gods: BALTAR As they did at Carillon? Hmm? Hm. One base star is not sufficient to ...


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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. The show was cancelled before then.


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The character "Buck Rogers" is rather much older than 1978. The television program is an adaptation of a character from the 1928 story Armageddon 2419 A.D., and more directly, of the ensuing comic strip Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D., starting in 1929. The show moves the story a bit into modern times (most prior adaptations had Rogers get caught in a ...


4

In both the episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero" and its novelization ("The Cylon Death Machine" by Robert Thurston), the gold command centurion is referred to as Vulpa.


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In the episode "Sage of a Star World" there is a Centurion named Serpentine who is commanded by the imperious leader. http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Saga_of_a_Star_World Additionally there was Red Eye which the people on Equellus called the Cylon and then in Galactica 1980 there was Centuri and Cy who were other Centurions with designated names. http://...


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The only non-warrior variant of Cylon I can find information about is the IL-series (or Imperious Leader) http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/IL-series - but the Cylons in your picture look to be another type again... Correction: They are "civilian" models: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Cylon_civilian It seems that the Cylon Empire (or The Alliance) is ...


2

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 existed. As for the inconsistency: In the series and most films the cylons seem to be an android like race while in the books it is mentioned that the "original" ...


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Though it contradicts certain episodes (The Eastern Alliance) in which the Galactica makes independent jumps to FTL, the general consensus is that the Galactica must transition from Lagrange point to Lagrange point to move across the stars, presumably through some kind of wormhole effect which can only be opened at those points- http://www.tecr.com/...


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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 cube, or some other formation. The basestars have to be close enough together that if the RTF tries to get though the formation, enough fighters and basestars ...


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It was a plot hole as it presumes that the fleet couldn't simply use their FTL capabilities to travel around the entire solar system to avoid the weapon. After all, the ships in the original BSG series had to be FTL capable as any such trip through space would have taken centuries or millennia at even relativistic speeds. Upon reflection if the weapon had ...


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