So Like Us

Speaking of set detail and “Battlestar Galactica,” I think I may have uncovered more shocking evidence that the colonists have connections to Earth. This has all happened before, and it will all happen again:
From BSG's 'No Way Out' inspired episode
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Has anybody on the internets made a parody video showing a Cylon waking up in the resurrection chamber and hearing the “Intel Inside” start-up sound? If not, pretend I made one and posted it here, because that is high comedy.

That same episode has what might be my favorite shot in the entire “Battlestar Galactica” series to date:
The Colonists' optical drives use OCDs
“I suspect this disc might be a fake, Commander. My first clue that it wasn’t an actual Colonial Defense Ministry disc is that we don’t have any devices that will play it because it’s not round.”

One of the comments from Ron Moore’s podcast about the series is that they never bothered to explain how the fleet got its infinite supply of cigarettes. I think the best explanation is that they form them out of all the excess paper they obsessively cut the corners off of.

4 thoughts on “So Like Us”

  1. I read once that it the cornerless paper was a visual gag on the series’ budgetary restraints…they had to “cut corners” wherever possible.

    I did read that, didn’t I?

  2. You may have, because it sounds kind of familiar. It also sounds to me, for some reason, like something he’d make up after the fact. Either way, whether it’s a joke or not, I think it’s awesome. Because they take everything else so seriously, and it’s funny as hell watching them have to keep a straight face when they’re handed sheets of paper with no corners. (Especially the printouts that have the holes punched on the side so it can feed through in a continuous sheet — how the hell is that supposed to work, anyway?)

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