Constructing the show

July 22, 2008

Ever wondered why there are so many confusing messages sent out in the show, why it seems every clue has multiple meanings and new plotlines appear out of nowhere when the ratings start to falter?

Ron Moore: It certainly evolved over time. When the series started I didn’t know where I was going to be by the end. I decided to worry about that later, and to try to just take 10 episodes at a time. I’d finish those then starting working on the direction of the next 10 shows, and so on. (Source)

BSG is a new breed of TV show, just like LOST, its fickle nature is well suited to a broadcast industry in which ratings are everything and a show can be pulled from air on little notice. Read the rest of this entry »


What is TPBLAD?

July 16, 2008

TPBLAD means “the space between life and death” (its not an acronym!). When you die and “cross over” it is the thing that you cross. In BSG it is represented by a stream or river.

In Faith, Laura has a dream in which she watches Emily cross over. They both stand on the ferry, Emily then runs off to meet up with her family. Laura can also see her family but stays on the ferry.

Laura: Mother. You’re okay.
Laura: I’m not ready…

She then wakes up to realise that Emily has passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

The Cylon Confusion

July 14, 2008

David Eick- I think the audience has to start by asking the question, “What really defines a Cylon?” That’s part of what Season 4 is really going to be dedicated to. And the tip of that iceberg will be introduced in the season finale. (source: TV Guide)

The Final Cylon Solution can be misinterpreted for stating that the Final Five aren’t in fact cylons. This site is partly to blame for this misunderstanding, since it tries to avoid defining exactly what they really are. So here I will explain three different interpretations of how they can be cylon, and none of them require that they were created by the cylons! Read the rest of this entry »

The Conception of Hera

July 12, 2008

LAST UPDATED 19 Sept 2008 13:26

Rejuvenation of the Lords of Kobol

This one requires invention of a small amount of backstory, but the implications add another level to the show as well as high drama. It reaches into hidden storylines, but is in line with the facts presented, ties up a few more pieces and fits with the way the show is constructed. So it’s presented as speculation, but its fascinating all the same.

The Beacon Clue

In Torn, the cylons come across a beacon that contains a deadly virus. It infects the baseship and the S7 start to die.

Sharon: No. The data set indicates that as soon as the Hybrid was infected, the Centurions started shutting down. We don’t know how ours are gonna be affected.
D’Anna: I assume our Raiders and baseships are also susceptible.
Simon: Of course. We are all created from the same genetic pool.
Doral: Then no Cylon can board that ship without risking infection

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Exactly what did D’Anna see in the Temple of Five!

July 11, 2008

Analysis of this scene, where D’Anna apparently recognizes somebody in the Temple of Five was an important part in the development of the Final Cylon Solution.

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The 12 Lords of Kobol

July 5, 2008

The Reincarnation Interpretation

UPDATED 7 July 2008 21:21 GMT

MovieWeb: Do the final 5 have model numbers, and if there are 12 Cylons and 12 Gods, are there any direct pairings between the Gods of Greek mythology and the Cylon models?

Ron Moore: The final 5 do not, in fact, have numbers. The pairing of the 12 colonies and the 12 Gods and the 12 tribes and the number 12, while there’s the certain repetition of the numerology in the show, there’s not that direct correlation that you’re asking about. (Source)[2]

There are 12 Lords of Kobol. They are split into two groups, those that take mortal form through reincarnation and those that stay within TPBLAD acting as guides to their mortal companions. All of this takes place periodically in order to rejuventate mankind through a cycle of destruction and rebirth. Read the rest of this entry »

TPBLAD and Time Travel!

July 3, 2008

Sensibly explaining Starbucks mysterious Viper (UPDATED 05 Jul 2008 12:03)
In Hero, D’Anna gets herself shot by a centurian so that she can download. During this download she experiences flashbacks of her time on New Caprica as well as flashforwards of her experience in the Temple of Five which doesn’t actually happen until a few episodes later in Rapture!

So the download process includes a flashforward of something that is going to happen to her – therefore you have to say that since the download process involves passing through the place between life and death, this place must in some sense be timeless. Read the rest of this entry »