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Old January 1st, 2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Random thought that occured to me

Remember the count down to the FTL jump to Ragnor station?

As I was listening to the count down it occured to me that the seconds seemed longer than a normal second. So then I thought, OK these are centons. Cool, we never knew how long a centon really was! They're about 2 1/2 seconds each. But we never heard the term centons in the mini. (OK, I guess I did miss some things from the original)

Anyway, I just thought I'd point it out cuz I'm watching part two again.

Is this good discussion fodder? Cuz I dunno. :confused: Maybe I've had too many beers...

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Old January 1st, 2004, 11:43 PM   #2
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I never noticed the seconds were longer. did thet call them seconds? I know they said hours and days and years, but I don't remember them saying seconds. I'll have to rewatch it.
It'll be cool if they say centons in a series/or sequel.
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Old January 2nd, 2004, 12:33 AM   #3
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They oughta tweak that lil part, just for ol time's sake. It IS just TV for Christ's sake!
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Old January 2nd, 2004, 04:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Random thought that occured to me

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Remember the count down to the FTL jump to Ragnor station?

As I was listening to the count down it occured to me that the seconds seemed longer than a normal second. So then I thought, OK these are centons. Cool, we never knew how long a centon really was! They're about 2 1/2 seconds each. But we never heard the term centons in the mini. (OK, I guess I did miss some things from the original)

Anyway, I just thought I'd point it out cuz I'm watching part two again.

Is this good discussion fodder? Cuz I dunno. :confused: Maybe I've had too many beers...

Its a TV thing . Whenever a TV or movie plot has a end of the world countdown (usually for a bomb) it always takes longer in real time than what the countdown is. I've seen one minute countdowns literally take five (or more) minutes not including commercials.

It's just a dramatic thing.
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Old January 2nd, 2004, 07:41 AM   #5
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Default Time measurement/Galactican slang

I'll be honest, I actually like that they got rid of some of the unusual language. I never did figure out sectons, centons, mili-centons, sectars and such - it didn't seem to be consistent. I tried to generate a chart, but that just seemed to confuse me further.

I also noticed that "felgercarb" was gone <not gonna miss that one> but "frak" was present and accounted for - and still Starbuck's favorite word. Come to think of it, I hear that one a lot in the real world, so maybe that's why they went ahead and kept it.

I think the reason they left it out was to prevent dating the series. Looking back, some of the language that I thought was so cool when I was 8 just seems kinda silly now. Maybe that's just me. The mini seemed to be directed at a more adult audience, which works for me now. My 8 year old was NOT impressed - thought it was very boring. I gotta work on that kid.

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Old January 2nd, 2004, 10:06 AM   #6
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Show the 8 yr. old the original, might be more their speed. (sexy robots don't usually float an 8 yr. old's boat, for example. Tin cans flying clamshells on the other hand..... )
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I also noticed that "felgercarb" was gone <not gonna miss that one> but "frak" was present and accounted for
"Frak" sounds vaguely obscene in English. "Felgergarb" sounds like "fiddle-dee-dee"--something a maiden aunt would exclaim. English expletives have always been Germanic, short, and to the point.
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according to the script ...........there were seconds, years,
days ........not sectons, centons, or Yearhrons ......
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Damn metric system.
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