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Old August 27th, 2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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It is a grand ship and the workhorse of the Colonial Fleet. Without it a Battlestar is doomed.
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Old August 27th, 2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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It's a beautiful Machine. I think that even the
fighters on Star wars the "TRILOGY" could "learn"
from these vipers!
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Old August 27th, 2003, 09:34 PM   #3
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The best launching fighter ever!
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I don't think that there was ever an exciting launch sequence as on Galactica.

I also have to agree... the Galactica was a one of a kind ship. Not only was she a powerful strong ship, she also heralded the salvation of a people. So she was symbolic of both strength and hope.

She was alone, her siblings lost...but through the most dangerous places she guided and protected the devastated and desperate survivors of a once great civilization.

She was a damn good ship.
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I don't think that there was ever an exciting launch sequence as on Galactica.
British FX maestro Derek Meddings had good launch sequences for all the Thunderbirds, Thunderbird 2's being a highlight.

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Peter: did you see Michael's got a Thunderbirds site started?
it's linked to his http://www.space1999.org one
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Another great design, a true classic...that does not need "re-imagining".
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Old August 30th, 2003, 12:02 PM   #8
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Born to dance among the stars!
The vipor is an excellent design of an element of war, but also serves a protector.
Without the vipor and the able pilots the Galatica would have been lost. Don't get me wrong - the Galatica is a great impressive ship. The vipor is just can maneuver faster and better against attacking cylon raiders.
Vipors are a perfect compliment to the Galatica!!
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I agree sept17th the colonial viper design is a CLASSIC!
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The Viper was a simple looking ship, had influences of modern fighters (of the time at least)

And it's the only SciFi ship ever to have afterburners!!1 Not scientificly sound, but outstanding!
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the only SciFi ship ever to have afterburners!!1 Not scientificly sound, but outstanding!
Can you believe we came so close to not having afterburners because the effect was such a pain the ass. Like guys in chrome suits with a roving red eye the Viper afterburn is iconic to Battlestar.

Another point inspired by the Viper....modern Trek always bothered me with everyship flown by keyboard, give me a "joystick" baby!
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Old August 31st, 2003, 01:07 PM   #12
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well, as much as the keyboard ships bothered me too, you never saw a Control stick on the Falcon either. Or in X-Wings. The Control stick was a definate advantage
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