Experiment in Terra Rate and Discussion Thread
Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:03 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:19 PM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:20 AM
Seemed to me Terra was an 'exercise' by the Angels/Ship-of-Lights folks to test humanity and their worthiness for a new home. And the crew of Galactica, despite their own hunted refugee status, proved their worth by helping another civilization avoid their fate (with their handy-dandy, big, damn force-field). Echoes of this are in the new show as well, like when the Final Five race from Earth to the 12 colonies to try to warn them to avoid the cycle of destruction by not enslaving their own Cylon race.. And yes, Terra could've been significant later on had the show not been canceled. Again, I didn't like the episode when I was a wee brat, but now it's OK. Best line: The guy examining Apollo's comlink overhears Starbuck's voice on the device saying, "Drop it or I'll incinerate ya!" So, he drops it. Cute!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:47 AM
I also remember Apollo saying, "Freedom cannot be negotiated. It is rarely given; and once lost, the price of regaining it is high", or some such thing. Sounded better when RH said it! Ha ha. Beautiful speech, though. But if I were the Angel John? I'd tell him, "Uh, for credibility sake? You might want to omit that line about 'there was once, far across this universe, a system of twelve planets" part!"
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:19 PM
Too bad Apollo's honesty made Terran president "Mad Hatter" (that stupid outfit!!) question his credibility. President MH also get's the episodes' dumbest line (regarding the Eastern Alliance's treachery),"But...I have this treaty, they've signed it!" Derr! It's called deceit, moron!
Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:05 PM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:17 PM
It's where Captain Kirk fought the Gorn! Yay. And when I heard deLancie's voice, I half-expected him to snap his fingers and he, the Terran troops and Starbuck would be on the Enterprise-D bridge! hee hee... Can you imagine Starbuck, "W-where the frak??"