BSG's Ending was Revealed in Season 2 and we all missed it
Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:32 AM
At the New York Comic Con's Science of Battlestar Galactica panel—centered around Patrick Di Justo's book of the same title—Di Justo revealed that the show itself gave two very large hints that, in the end, humans and Cylons would become one species.
In the second-season episode "Epiphanies," Helo and Sharon's unborn daughter, Hera, is examined by Doc Cottle, who explains that the hybrid fetus has no blood type—and that, apparently, is strange news to the Colonial survivors. But 40 percent of humanity today has no blood type—Type O—which means that, somehow, that particular Cylon-specific trait got introduced into humans.
And in the third-season episode "A Measure of Salvation," the Cylons come down with a mysterious disease—lymphocytic encephalitis—which is deadly to the machines but to which the show's humans are immune. Now, lymphocytic encephalitis is an actual disease—one primarily carried by rodents—and humans are most definitely not immune to. So how did humanity lose their immunity? Centuries of breeding.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:21 AM
Maybe it was a... (wait for it).... typ-o? Get it? Typo? Type-O?
Oh well, that one just kills on the basestar.
But the post was essentially correct; type O blood contains no inherent antigens (unlike all A/B combinations). One can assume that Colonials all had some variation of A/B blood types, and that the 'skinjobs' introduced the concept of O blood to humanity's genetic mix (how it cured Roslin's cancer, I have no idea).
Wikipedia; when looking up the real answer is just too much work!
Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:11 PM
Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:50 PM
The answer to the last question first; a bunch.
The answer to the first question last; unless the antimatter was an exact counterpart to the 'normal matter' antigen? Probably nothing.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:24 AM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:17 AM
O, I C.