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Failures of terminology

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:20 am

Thought we might start a list of instances where Galactica characters slip up and use Earth terms instead of colonial ones.
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  • "... the first peace man has known in a thousand years." - Adar to Adama, "Saga of a Star World"

    "Wait a minute!" - Apollo to Adama, "The Magnificent Warriors"

    "Cy, you have the mentality of a two-year-old." "A two-year-old what?" - Starbuck and Cyrus, "The Return of Starbuck"



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Re: Failures of terminology

Post by Red Eye » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:19 pm

Nice idea!

Here's another one from "The Return of Starbuck":

"Don't you care what it is you've been trying to destroy for a thousand years?" - Starbuck to Cyrus
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

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Re: Failures of terminology

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:39 pm

Good one! (Could it be that Starbuck picked up some foreign words during his time on Paradeen and Terra?)
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Re: Failures of terminology

Post by Red Eye » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:04 am

Possibly, good thinking!
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

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Post by GoldCylon » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:21 pm

They never had time to go back and fix that stuff. It was just moments in time they never corrected since it was a good take, and even in the early days way over budget.

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Re: Failures of terminology

Post by 137th Gebirg » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:50 pm

When Apollo and Serena were heading down to Carillon in SoaSW, he didn't recognize the guy wearing a poorly-sized warrior's dress uniform. She responds that he probably hasn't worn it in years.
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Re: Failures of terminology

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:07 pm

Makes me wonder, did they use "yahrens" at all in the pilot? I can't remember just now.

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