In praise of the Basestar

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In praise of the Basestar

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:07 pm

Once in a while I just have to marvel at what a brilliant design the Basestar is. Elegantly simple genius. Just the classic flying saucer stacked two deep. It's a thing of beauty. I'm envious of the model Adama keeps in his quarters.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:54 am

"Toys? ... Adama?"
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Love that scene. :)
Love the basestar.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Red Eye » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:07 am

Agreed.

It looks sooo much better than the ugly design they used in the RDM version.
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Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:15 am

Now a question is occurring to me... The throne room isn't a standard feature of the Basestar, is it? I guess they're typically commanded by a Gold Cylon who sits in the control room, right?
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Red Eye » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:26 am

Right. I think the typical setting of a Basestar would be the command chamber as seen in "The Hand of God".

The throne room is a special feature for the Imperious Leader (and Baltar respectively).
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:33 am

Thanks! They knew how to appeal to the human ego. :bsglol:
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Red Eye » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:43 am

Right. Another hint that they aren't ordinary machines.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:03 pm

Now I'm wondering why Baltar was hanging out in the command chamber during some of the later episodes. Must have gotten too lonely in the throne room. Kinda stark decor in there, too. I guess there's no place in the Cylon Empire you can shop for posters.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by johnnybear » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:57 am

I've always wondered what exactly Baltar did at the top of that plinth? The Imperious Leader probably shut himself down while not in use and was protected at the top of the column but surely for Balty it was a bit boring on his own up there? :nah:
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:43 am

Not very menacing in is look it sure does not have the look of greetings does it. A well suited design of the times then, and now.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Red Eye » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:52 am

It's always a pleasure to see the one and only screen-used Basestar filming miniature!

Thanks for posting the image.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:55 pm

Classic!
I personally much prefer the original vs the new triangle style.
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Re: In praise of the Basestar

Post by johnnybear » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:25 am

The newer version was just a poorly created CGI disaster where as the original was a piece of crafted genius! The work done on the old series took ages to achieve I'm sure with real models and special effects where as the computers do all the work these days and not very well and convincing at that! :cylongold: :IL:
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