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    Thread: The difference between the Final 5 and the 7 Cylons!
Post: The difference between the Final 5 and the 7 Cylon...

I argued for Ellen as a possible cylon long ago; Noting too that she and Saul have no children. Also, that her behaviors, while certainly being self-serving, also seemed to work against the human fl...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 3 3,339 December 10th, 2007, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?
Post: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?

I do not recall Athena saying she remembers shooting Adama. Athena was on Caprica with Helo; my presumption is, she was 'activated' specifically to interact with him, and that she had all Boomer's me...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 4,660 December 4th, 2007, 11:25 AM
    Thread: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?
Post: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?

The water issue was a fun episode, but technologically absurd. For one thing, as you stated, Galactica's water was given as adequate for years, but stated at 60% of the fleet's total supply; and th...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 4,660 December 3rd, 2007, 12:43 PM
    Thread: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?
Post: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?

One of the things that makes me like, or dislike, any given Sci-Fi story {TV, movie or book} is this very issue: Consistancy of the 'given' necessary for the story to be written at all. One thing ge...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 4,660 December 2nd, 2007, 02:20 PM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

I observed that too, but why does she dress like a fashion model while doing so? Can't she borrow some "G.I.Jane" clothing from Barbie?
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 December 1st, 2007, 03:10 PM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

Kendra was Cain with a conscience. I got the idea Cain wasn't one whit bothered by anything she did. She was the center of her universe. She never seemed to struggle with any decision, nor to serious...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 December 1st, 2007, 11:14 AM
    Thread: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?
Post: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?

Interesting that one person got started by being told that the show was great, and got the DVD's and watched in sequence. I didn't. I saw ads for this show, but told myself I wasn't going to get int...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 4,660 December 1st, 2007, 10:58 AM
    Thread: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?
Post: Boomer/Athena shared memory solution?

Nicely reasoned. And yes, there are some problems with the plot if you assume the Cylons aren't tepepaths, which clearly, they aren't.
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 4,660 November 30th, 2007, 07:23 PM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

Afiriel Wrote:I always thought of Cain with an "e", as in crazed Captain, as well. Plus, Michelle Forbes (who looks nothing like Humphrey Bogart) is always doing that thing with her hand. Like, 'The ...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 November 26th, 2007, 01:45 PM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

I am wondering at the name, "Cain". Names in BSG often seem to echo names from our literature or history, after all. "Adama" to me is "Adam", which literally translates, "Mankind" or "Humankind". O...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 November 26th, 2007, 12:24 PM
    Thread: Razor Minisodes
Post: Razor Minisodes

Well, it is ambiguous at best. But see, the people behind the door were seen as human by Adama. But what if they were human-appearing cylons, left there to infiltrate the human population? If cylons ...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 38 4,640 November 26th, 2007, 09:53 AM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

Interesting intrepretation. It would fit, in that we are supposed to think the first tank creature, a form of hybrid, lifted with the ship; and if one were left behind, along with the other forms bein...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 November 26th, 2007, 09:49 AM
    Thread: Post Razor Comments
Post: Post Razor Comments

We are shown Cain reacted to the Cylon attack in character for her, but as I have noted before, she is an unnatural mother who eats her own children; a Rogue Elephant. Adama excuses her, but I do n...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 76 7,549 November 25th, 2007, 02:44 PM
    Thread: Razor Minisodes
Post: Razor Minisodes

All the mini episodes will be rebroadcast during the 9PM airing of a Star Trek Enterprise episode this evening. I think that is Eastern time. I have been watching the "Enterprise" series and I think...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 38 4,640 November 23rd, 2007, 01:55 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

I said 'look it up' because I thought we were not supposed to discuss political issues here, and discussing use of 'the bomb' skates on pretty thin ice. But I won't deny I used to teach .......... I...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 22nd, 2007, 11:12 AM
    Thread: Razor Minisodes
Post: Razor Minisodes

They gave credits at the end of the last minisode, and it listed the person playing Doral. Which means, young Adama was seeing cylon models, but he thought they were humans held captive - he attempte...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 38 4,640 November 20th, 2007, 12:41 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

Ah, yes, the Plague. We shall have to re-watch and see if any of our new-found cylon characters were exposed, and, should they have sickened and died of that plague ...... Sharon had a reason why she...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

To me the worst was the love quadrangle, which was nothing but an irrelevant destraction. The tension between Starbuck and Apollo - their attraction to one another, their shared love of the long-dead...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 17th, 2007, 11:10 AM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

I gather the story lines which would appeal to you would be along the lines of: {a} Good Guys wear white hats. They are good through and through. {b} Bad Guys wear black hats. They are totally evi...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 14th, 2007, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!
Post: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!

I am sorry my points are so unclear. This train of thought is speculation about motive; that is, we have an event {JKR's speaking out about DD's sexual orientation} which is real. We know what she s...
Darq Ali Harry Potter 46 3,855 November 13th, 2007, 10:25 AM
    Thread: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!
Post: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!

Some people crave attention in any form. Many say JKR does not 'do things for money'. If this move does not generate additional revenue, or, if JKR does not at leastthink it will generate additional...
Darq Ali Harry Potter 46 3,855 November 12th, 2007, 01:56 PM
    Thread: Dirk Benedict
Post: Dirk Benedict

Mommy was an ariel reccon photographer. In the days before drones and sattilites, you had to do recon with live humans flying real planes. There was no seperate Air Force in those days. She was "Woman...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 25 4,155 November 12th, 2007, 11:04 AM
    Thread: Dirk Benedict
Post: Dirk Benedict

This seems about as silly as different actors thinking they "own" any role, say, "Hamlet". Different people play the same characters different ways. As for the gender thing: Hey, in the era of the fi...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 25 4,155 November 11th, 2007, 08:49 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

Among the amazing things about this show is the Cylon actors managing to play different 'persons' of the same model number. The different Sharons are different persons, despite being cylons of the s...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 11th, 2007, 08:39 PM
    Thread: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!
Post: Dumbledor outed- by JKR!

I have been corrected on these boards as to the issue of what is "cannon". My take was, "cannon" is what can be found in the books. Often, the movie version of the HP story differs; and JKR often sa...
Darq Ali Harry Potter 46 3,855 November 10th, 2007, 01:18 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

Leeis indeed not higher rank officer material. [Assuming that all pilots are officers of some basic rank.] Frankly, Lee is one of the poorer written characters. That said, Starbuck {though better wr...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 9th, 2007, 08:52 PM
    Thread: BSG - Lack of Ethics
Post: BSG - Lack of Ethics

The issue is indeed "ethics", but not a "lack" thereof. Yes, many examples could be given of behaviors which would result in very different consequences in a "normal" military setting. However, the B...
Darq Ali Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 43 4,823 November 9th, 2007, 01:52 PM
    Thread: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry Potter'
Post: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry...

Lord Voldemort is "God" and Harry Potter is the Anti-Christ? Yeah, sure.
Darq Ali Harry Potter 44 2,214 September 21st, 2007, 12:24 PM
    Thread: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry Potter'
Post: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry...

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Darq Ali Harry Potter 44 2,214 September 21st, 2007, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry Potter'
Post: Christian writers continue to misunderstand 'Harry...

Many of the Bible authors made their points on morality and 'right living' by using parables, and those stories often involved "magical" events. Job, for example. Jesus used parables, fictional stor...
Darq Ali Harry Potter 44 2,214 September 21st, 2007, 10:56 AM