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#1 User is offline   Larry G Icon

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:33 PM

So I've noticed that whenever we see Capricans or at least Daniel and his family eating, they are basically vegetarians, always cutting up veggies for a salad. Meanwhile, we know that the Tauronese are carnivores, Tomas Vergis talks about eating a Tauron steak, and Joseph's mother-in-law mentions he needs good "organ meat".

Does anyone else think that this will play a role in future episodes?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:02 AM

View PostLarry G, on 30 March 2010 - 08:33 PM, said:

So I've noticed that whenever we see Capricans or at least Daniel and his family eating, they are basically vegetarians, always cutting up veggies for a salad. Meanwhile, we know that the Tauronese are carnivores, Tomas Vergis talks about eating a Tauron steak, and Joseph's mother-in-law mentions he needs good "organ meat".

Does anyone else think that this will play a role in future episodes?

Larry

I think it may have something to do with the fact that Tauron has no flora (Joseph mentions this in the pilot) thus, (by inference) not much in the way of greenery. As a result, they probably grew up eating more meat and animal products (milk, etc) than Capricans (whose planet seems blessed with resources). The food chain for living creatures on Tauron must work very differently than it does on earth. And where would the oxygen come from, for one? Was the planet terra-formed by ancient Kobollians thousands of years before? Was it always desolate, or was this the result of cataclysm or war, perhaps? Intriguing questions I hope we see an answer to somehow.

And of course, one of the ethnic slurs for Taurons is 'dirt eaters'; which also solidifies the idea that Tauron is a largely barren world. Like the Depression-era term "Okies" for people who migrated from Oklahoma and the southern rural states (the 'dust bowl') to California during the American Depression of the 1930s; when crops dried up, a prevalence of dust storms rose in the southeastern United States (as farmers went broke, they couldn't afford irrigation). Now that term has become a generic slur (though little-used these days) for southerners (like redneck, or hillbilly).

Maybe a similar fate happened on the fictional Tauron. That's my theory, for the two cents it's worth.... :cylonanime01:
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:32 PM

Sounds like a good theory to me......
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:16 AM

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I think it may have something to do with the fact that Tauron has no flora (Joseph mentions this in the pilot) thus, (by inference) not much in the way of greenery. As a result, they probably grew up eating more meat and animal products (milk, etc) than Capricans (whose planet seems blessed with resources). The food chain for living creatures on Tauron must work very differently than it does on earth. And where would the oxygen come from, for one? Was the planet terra-formed by ancient Kobollians thousands of years before? Was it always desolate, or was this the result of cataclysm or war, perhaps? Intriguing questions I hope we see an answer to somehow.


He said there were no flowers, but that doesn't mean no plants at all. Plant life existed on earth for millions of years before the advent of flowers.

However, your overall theory seems sound. I'd reckon that Tauron probably is fairly desolate, though probably not completely lifeless.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:23 AM

View Postensign edwards, on 02 April 2010 - 09:16 AM, said:

He said there were no flowers, but that doesn't mean no plants at all. Plant life existed on earth for millions of years before the advent of flowers.

However, your overall theory seems sound. I'd reckon that Tauron probably is fairly desolate, though probably not completely lifeless.

I wonder (as we geeks do; hee hee) if Tauron's desolation is the result of a natural cataclysm (maybe an orbital shift or something), or was it a terraforming gone slightly awry (because in terraforming a planet, one of the first things you'd try to do is add flora and greenery asap).

And yeah, I agree; there has to be SOME greenery on Tauron, otherwise it couldn't sustain oxygen-dependent life. :cylonnono:
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

Flowers are only a part of the large Flora.

And why should a Caprican not eat meat? :closedeyes:
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