Battlestar Galactica

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Corrected entry: Throughout the show the humans refer to the Cylons as a "race". They should be referring to them as a species. Among the humans there are different races present and it would be more correct to refer the Cylons as different species in that they are as different from humans generally as humans are from rats, for example.

Correction: This is really expecting far too much from characters who have no scientific training. I know if I, an average Joe, met other intelligent lifeforms, I'd use both "race" and "species" to describe them.

Grumpy Scot

Pegasus - S2-E10

Corrected entry: The Pegasus is presumably a newer Battlestar than Galactica (which was slated to be decommissioned when the Cylons attacked), and its complement of Vipers is of a newer model, presumably the Mark V. The newer Mark V Vipers were in use by the majority of the Human fleet defending the Colonies in the miniseries were easily jammed by the Cylons, rendering them worthless, yet the Pegasus' Vipers are unaffected by the Cylons they've encountered.

Correction: The Pegasus took heavy loses during the same opening day of the new war, so it's certain they, too, had problems with their Mark VIIs (not Vs) at the time, but a lot of time has passed since, and both Pegasus and Galactica have since overcome the problems that the Mark VII's had that day, as both are using them.


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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, over military and other official communications lines, people say "repeat" when they repeat something they've said. The correct phrase should be "I say again." "Repeat" is an instruction to fire/shoot again. Since the writers were careful to get other aspects of military life aboard a carrier right, this particular mistake is quite obvious.

Correction: That may be the case on Earth ships, however this is a Colonial Battlestar. What they are doing may well be their correct protocol.

Revelations - S4-E10

Corrected entry: Season 4 Episode 10 - Revelations. When the fleet is just one jump from Earth, Apollo suggests that he and Starbuck go ahead alone on a recon. His father rules this out, but a Commander of his experience would have agreed to the plan to ensure that they did not jump into the solar system and meet a Cylon ambush or a self defence system that attacked them.


Correction: The Admiral has frequently made decisions based on his emotional connections, especially where Apollo and Starbuck are concerned. You can't classify this as a plot hole, just because you don't agree with the decision.


Kobol's Last Gleaming (1) - S1-E14

Corrected entry: When Raptor 1 is shot down over Kobol, her windshield is blown out when she begins re-entry. The pilot and crew are buffeted by the atmosphere and can barely breathe or see to land. Why aren't they wearing vac suits and helmets like they have in EVERY raptor flight up until this point?

Grumpy Scot

Correction: In addition to this flight, there have been about 6 flights where the crew, the passengers, or at least one crewman has not worn the helmets. The flight searching for water, no one had on helmets. The rescue mission to Kobol for the downed raptor, none of the rescue party had helmets. It is implied in the first episode that none of the passengers had vac suits or helmets since they were civilians. When Starbuck was shot down, the rescue of Hotdog had the crewman without a helmet. Even Hotdog had his off. When Adama et. al jumped from the Battlestar to Kobol, to reunite the fleet, no one had vac suits or helmets.


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Kobol's Last Gleaming (2) - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Starbuck attempts to retrieve Apollo's arrow, a crewman in a red tee shirt and dark vest can be seen standing just behind and to the right of the display case as she is shooting out the glass.

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Resurection Ship - S2-E11

Starbuck: Starbuck to all Vipers. Do not fire! Repeat: Do NOT fire! I am a friendly, okay? We're all let's!

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Trivia: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama) plays a man involved in a search for dangerous androids who are nearly impossible to distinguish from humans. He played a man in a very similar situation in Blade Runner as Gaff. Amusing coincidence.

Grumpy Scot

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Chosen answer: Her motives are never explained. One possibility would be curiosity, a simple experiment in human infant physiology. Another, perhaps more likely one from her subsequent look of apparent distress is that it was, in an odd way, an act of mercy, giving an innocent baby a swift death, rather than leaving it to die in the nuclear fire or of radiation poisoning afterwards.

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