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Old October 25th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #61
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Truthfully, I felt that matter of another "galaxy" was something best dispensed with as too implausible so that when I go back and clean up the flaws of the episodes in my adaptations, I just change it to something more plausible. But if we want to ponder it further, I think the term "Galaxy" in Colonial speak doesn't always mean what we think it to mean.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #62
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Well, in our own astronomy, terms like "galaxy", "planet" and such have gone through various definitions over the centuries. We cannot assume that another civilization, more advanced than we, would use every term in exactly the same way.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #63
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Agreed. Though it may reflect poor science on the part of 20th century Earth writers, we can always take the No-Prize solution (to borrow from Marvel comics) and say that Colonial terminology isn't always the same as ours.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #64
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Yup. Way back when, what we now call other galaxies were referred to as "island universes". That might confuse people from some other world, I suspect.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 02:24 AM   #65
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Just watched this episode again as well. I noticed something interesting. When the RTF emerges from the asteriod cloud, Adama asks what the status of Starbuck is. Athena refers to her computer console and it shows some of the crews names, ranks and status. Well, two of the names that are listed are Rigel and Omega. It shows that Rigel is a Sgt AND Omega is a Sgt as well. I always thought Omega was an Officer. Did anyone else happen to catch this?
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Old November 26th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #66
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Omega was only referred to as a "Bridge Officer" at various points which need not necessarily mean a commissioned officer rank of Ensign or higher.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #67
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I was watching this episode yesterday evening. This is my second favourite episode. I've lost count how many times I've watched Saga of a Starworld and The Long Patrol.

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