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The Civilians' Ancestors

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The Civilians' Ancestors

Post by Red Eye » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:22 pm

For some time I was aware that the basic shape of the Civilian mask was first used as Fembot mask in "The Bionic Woman", but never had the time to investigate it further... until now.

I've found this photo of an original prop mask worn by the character Carl Franklin (played by Michael Burns, see below) and used in the episode "Fembots in Las Vegas, Part 2" (Airdate: October 1, 1977), it's quite obvious that the guys at the BSG prop department simply reused it for the Civilians in "The Living Legend, Part 2". They haven't even changed the color for the faceplate! Another hint that the Civilians were rather rushed together to expand the Cylons' ranks without spending too much money on expensive costumes like the Centurions.

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In return, they used a slightly altered Fembot mask in Dr. Wilker's android lab in "War of the Gods, Part 1", seen very briefly at the beginning of the scene:

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Post by Cylon-Knight » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:14 pm

Amazing research!

*yikes* I do like the Civilian much more... the eyes on the original is just too creepy.
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Post by GoldCylon » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:24 am

I forgot all about that. Very cool. Nice discovery. :cylongold:

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Re: The Civilians' Ancestors

Post by Red Eye » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:56 am

:byyourcommand:
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Post by Hand-Schaub » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:00 pm

Haven't been on the boards for a while but dang! Nice catch! As we all know the civilian has a special place for me so the extra info is fascinating!!!

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Re: The Civilians' Ancestors

Post by Red Eye » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:27 am

Glad you like it. :wink:

And welcome back aboard!
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Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:58 pm

Disturbing and interesting… :IL:
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Re: The Civilians' Ancestors

Post by bishopdonmiguel » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:26 pm

Absolutely amazing.

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Re: The Civilians' Ancestors

Post by welshchris77 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:23 pm

wow, great information, I never knew about that!, those eyes on the original are freaky!
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