2.04: Resistance

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica Season 2' started by Dave, Jun 1, 2005.

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    Dave

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    Kara and Helo fall in with a group of humans who have survived on Caprica and started a resistance movement.
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    McHorde-Trooper

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    :rolleyes: They didn't get off Caprica yet? More people survived? And they can fight the Cylons in some way?

    Are the Cylons really spread so thin that they haven't exterminated or experimented on all the survivors yet?
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    Dave

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    Search me! I'm sure there will be a valid explanation ;) Maybe they were inside a big nuclear bunker - we already saw a small version - maybe something like in the series 'Jeremiah'?
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    > . . I'm sure there will be a valid explanation . .

    I hope you are right because I have this nasty pain in my suspension-of-disbelief and Tylenol won't make it go away.
    ;)
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    Eway

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    SPOILER

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    Members of the Caprica Pyramid team…evidently some sports league were in the mountains when the cylons attacked participating in high altitude training.
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    McHorde-Trooper

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    It's not as bad as I thought, but I'd really like it if they would just leave Caprica.

    If Starbuck gets home odds are good that most of the Resistance will die in the process.

    The Pyramid sport looks well done.
    But I thought Pyramid was the card game in the old series?
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    Eway

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    Didn't Starbuck mention that they were going to attempt to raid some area so they could steal some ships. I would imagine most of the 53 or so resistance members won't make it off caprica. Did anyone get a hint of a new love interest for Kara?
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    Trouble

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    Sci-fi's website did mention a love interest for Starbuck, however they hinted that it would be someone from her past.

    On another matter, It would be virtually impossible to exterminate the population of a planet with even a bunch of nukes. At least in the immediate term anyway. While in the long term, you could kill the population by rad sickness, and starvation/infrastructure loss. Plus, evidently the cylons want Caprica for some reason, maybe to populate with their cylon/human crossbreeds. It is after all their home to ya know.
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    Dave

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    She was going to be a professional Pyramid player until she damaged her knee. So, I guess he is from her 'past' in a round-about way, although Kara seemed not to acknowledge his name and certainly didn't recognise him. Would the knee injury not have prevented her from becoming a Pilot?

    It was also mentioned that the Cylons never go where they are staying, but not a reason why, and radiation sickness is a problem because Helo was asking about drug supply. However, you would think that a small number of humans causing an irritation like they do would lead to a concerted effort by the Cylons to remove them. But then it was also mentioned that there had been over a hundred so half of them have been killed already.

    I'm glad the story moved ahead a bit. Adama wakes up, Roslin escapes, but would also like them to leave Caprica behind.

    What is so special about Caprica? It is only one of twelve colonies. Plus that many nukes would throw dust into the atmosphere which would lead to the predicted 'nuclear winter'. So, it's going to get inhospitable fairly soon.
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    Having been rather more systematic about it than most, the German SS would point out that it is frightfully difficult to commit total genocide, so there will always be survivors, even if the Cylons had blasted Caprica into nothing more than a glowing ball of mud. But why would the Cylons want to do that to Caprica, or any of the other colonies?

    They are strategic assets- colonisable planets with infrastructure already in place. So why reduce the planet to a smouldering ruin that may never support life again?

    So what they appear to have done, selectively destroy any centre of organised resistance (with neutron bombs as no material damage has been done?), was neatly cost effective.

    As for dealing with the resistance band, again why bother. They are being nothing more than an irritation, taking out an occaisional supply truck?

    As both the Russians and Americans have found out, it takes a lot of resources to find anything in mountains and another nuke is unlikely to achieve the goal. The resistance will die out naturally, in ones and twos during missions, or all together in some chance ambush.
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    Dave

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    If you are thinking of Afganistan, the British had the same problem some 100 years ago, so yes, a few feral humans will always survive on Caprica in bolt-holes. When I said they were an irritation, they seemed to suggest that they have taken out more than the occasional supply truck, but then they would tend to talk-up their achievements. That would be only natural. The Cylons probably don't care about them at all
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