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Yes, there are systems that ostensibly have to have a private network to make the ship run and display status in CIC, but each system is it's own separate, closed network. Take the FTL drive system. There is a computer that calculates jump coordinates, a computer that controls the jump drive (these two may be the same one) and a display and key panel in the ...


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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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There's never any indication that humanoid Cylons don't age. They are susceptible to disease and radiation, just not as susceptible as humans are. In the Battlestar wik, in the article about humanoid Cylons, it says: The bodies of humanoid Cylons have stamina and strength above human average, and are designed to destroy or resist commonly dangerous ...


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The Cylons use some form of democracy via the mass-production Numbers. We know this because there's a episode where there's a contentious vote and Boomer (a Number Eight model) votes against her fellow Eights, thus breaking what would have been a stalemate. Cavil insists the Raiders should undergo a procedure to remove or at least reduce their sentience, ...


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The Cylons as a group are divided at the end of the series. All copies of the friendly humanoid models (2/Leoben, 8/Sharon, and 6) settle Earth with the Colonials. They apparently die out without leaving any descendants, as Hera was the most recent common ancestor of all humans today. This group also includes the three surviving "Final Five" Cylons from Old ...


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The short answer to the question is 'it does not'. However in your question you're postulating that there is no virus already in Galactica's computers. This is not known, and there are hints that it might not be the case: in the previous Cylon war, Cylons had infiltrated military systems already and taken over ships. Commander Adama says something like "my ...


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The were completely human if you didn't look too closely - the Sharon known as "Boomer" lived a life in the colonies, probably underwent medical exams, and was never found out. Only Gaius's Cylon Detector ever detected her as not human, and that was scrapped as junk because he lied. However, they were not completely human, and had the ability to interface ...


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The literal connection in the series is that the final 5 came to the colonies and gave the cylons reincarnation in return for stopping the war. This is not the theme they were intended to represent though. They are the embodiment of the thesis of the show - that humans repeat their mistakes over, and over and over again, and the universe is in cycles. ...


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The writers seemed to realise that they'd made a mistake in giving the chief a kid (they probably gave him a child before they chose the final five by blindly throwing darts at a wall covered in character photos, but that's just speculation), so it turned out that second-stringer character Hot Dog was the real father all along. Tyrol then unceremoniously ...


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The story cycle pretty much demands that humans reinvent the cylons over and over again so we can experience the hubris that all modern scifi seems to think we need.


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They are spindly as a design choice that is an evolution from their previous models. Just like the Cylons of old were clunky, heavily armed and very close to indestructible, so were their Basestars. The original basestars had point defense weapons as well as long range armaments, small contingents of Raiders, and were tankier than the average Battlestar, but ...


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It's not the clearest answer but I'd say "Sort of" - their society seems to have been largely harmonious, operating on a principle of consensus between the model lines prior to the events of the series but gets less so as the series progresses (A Number Three claims that her "death" at the hands of Caprica Six in Downloaded is the first act of Cylon-on-Cylon ...


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Here is a list of possible ways in which the Final Five might be different: A Final Five was able to morph into a Hybrid after being critically injured. Because they were born, they may have the ability to reproduce sexually. They have been alive for 2000 years. They appear to have a lot more compassion and humanity (generally) than the other Cylons. ...


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I think this is because the Five were special - although they are the last of the Cylons introduced into the story, they actually are the creators of the Eight humaniform models. Gaius just may have been unable to detect Ellen's origin.


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Also that the Final Five are actually the Original Five and the creators/designers of the other humanoid models. Further clarified in the conversation in which Cavil criticizes Ellen et al for not having designing him with superior senses to be able to "see gamma rays, hear X-rays, smell dark matter" etc. Ellen says: "The five of us designed you to be as ...


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He doesn't want networked programs. They don't object to humans talking over communications systems; they just don't want to allow the Cylons to properly use their advantage in the software realm. In the networked systems on other ships, a single vulnerability let the Cylons hack and disable all Colonial systems. The Galactica only had a few isolated systems ...


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They didn't all pursue no, but they didn't have a homeworld exactly (the writers intended there to be but abandoned that idea later on), instead they have "The Colony" - http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/The_Colony


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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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In TRS Season 2 Episode 15 "Scar" of the 2004 series, we learn that Raiders are reborn through resurrection technology just like other cylons. This could mean that there's no need to jump out to get reinforcements, as the dead Raiders' consciousnesses would reach the resurrection ship as fast as they could be downloaded. This may or may not be faster than ...


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This may not fully answer your question, but the process seems to be wireless and may rely on facilities whether planet-based or with ships like the Resurrection Hub and data-stream. For resurrection to occur, the dying Cylon must be close to a resurrection ship or hub, otherwise his or her consciousness risks being permanently lost. The transmission ...


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Evidently, from the flimsiness of available information in material in related questions here and on the BG wiki page on the Cylon detector, as well as from having recently watched these episodes and having been left with the same questions, it appears that: Baltar is very frightened in general and is surprised by the result. Baltar is caught in a web of ...


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In the original miniseries, Baltar has sex with Six, and during that, her spine lights up. Given that spinal lights never show up again in the series, I'm sure that it's something the writers wish they could take back.


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I think that all humans in Battlestar Galactica are Cylons created by the Lords of Kobol who were humans. Eventually these Cylons rebelled, killed their (Gods) creators, and went into exodus to 12 colonies and Earth where they evolved further. There was an inherent flaw in the creation of Cylons by the Lords of Kobol that could never be undone, and that ...


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Galactica was also older technology, so it's entirely possible many of its systems used analog control techniques. When the first cars were built you could still turn the steering wheel and have the tires responsd - there was a "mechanical network" between the two. Later that became mechanical/hydraulic. Computer have entered into such things these days ...


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I thought of it like this. He figured that, by lying, the Cylons would assume his test was a failure, and do nothing to the crew. Once he had all the Cylons he could inform Adama and crew and then dispose of all of them. Had he told Adama or anybody else they would have killed Boomer or acted differently. I don’t see why this is a question. By not telling ...


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Keep in mind Cylons use frequencies the Colonials can’t detect. As evidenced by them finding the tracking device in the middle of Galactica’s CIC, without knowing it was there for weeks. Thus it stands to reason they are using one or more of these frequencies to transmit consciousness “files” to new bodies. The Cylons are LightYears ahead of the ...


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Yes, we are the cyclons, that's what is revealed is that we are in a cyclic system of birth and rebirth with biological cylons being part of both our history and future. It's a very dharma related reveal.


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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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I rewatched the episode. He was afraid that if he told her she was a cylon, she would kill him right there... And that any OTHER sleeper cylons would assassinate him. Period.


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