This is 's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following 's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Recent Activity
"Mo: Was Kobol the original origin point for humanity, or was it Earth? Jane: I've always taken it to be Kobol. Mo: Why was Earth destroyed? Jane: The skinjob-style Cylons on Earth built their own metal battlebots who turned on them." I am with Brad Templeton, above, in his disappointment. Perhaps I'm in denial, but I wonder if Jane's statement, "I've always taken it to be Kobol," is actually not direct but slyly evasive. Also, why were the "skinjob-style Cylons on Earth" building metal battlebots? Who were they planning to fight?
To Don @ 12:42:21 AM -- I think you've nailed it. Everything you've said had been rattling incoherently in my head. Your clear and logical explanation now brings everything into focus and ties it together. It also explains seemingly contradictory assertions and holes in the narrative -- why we never saw continents on the cylon earth and why the familiar constellations were seen near where Adama was waiting for Roslin and the baseship, not near the cylon earth. Kudos to you!
QUESTION: 1. Where does the ancient marker that was found and brought aboard a Cylon basestar in Season Three fit in? This was the device/signpost/capsule contaminated with an ancient human virus that was lethal to the Cylons. It seems to indicate that humans were traveling along the same route between Earth to Kobol to the 12 Colonies thousands of years previously. 2. If that is so, does that mean there is another planet (presumably *our* Earth) populated by humans and in the vicinity of the nuked Cylon Earth seen in "Revelations"?
Thank you, Mo and Messrs. Hatch and Angeli. I, for one, always thought of Zarek as a decent man who had been warped and made callous by his experiences as a political prisoner. Richard Hatch made Zarek into a man who had seen too much death, and who had been on the losing side for too long. The thing is, Zarek was absolutely right-- History is written by the winners. And Zarek knew that revolutionaries don't win revolutions without eliminating the existing order. When the Quorum refused to back him, Zarek had to act quickly. As his character was interpreted by Mr. Hatch, Zarek had long since decided that the ends justified any means, including killing anyone standing in his way. I don't think he was happy to have the Quorum murdered, but he couldn't afford to be sentimental about it either. I prefer to remember Zarek as he was when he and Roslin were being carted off in trucks to the Cylon ambush on New Caprica. He put aside rivalries and could share a moment of wry humor and comradeship with a fellow human when he knew theirs was likely a one-way trip.