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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    In the original 1978version of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons were originally reptilian creatures in battle armour… but for the series they were changed to robots … that way, it wouldn’t be as violent.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    There are problems with human henchmen:
    They get sick
    They make mistakes
    They can decide to switch sides
    They want money/benefits
    They can be tricked

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Actually, the Cylons were always robots. The reptiles were in V.

  4. Ro-Gan

    Ro-Gan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Having robots means the good guys can “kill” them without harming the morality of children and weak adults. Me? I’d prefer no robots and go back to kicking the snot out of humans.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Weird that the most vulnerable spot on a robot is also the head.

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @Coyoty

    No, in the original novels by Glen A Larson, the Cylons were reptilian. The theatrical version released in Canada and Europe before the TV series alludes to the Cylons as living creatures, but the dialog was altered to turn them into robots.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Coyoty

    Actually the adversaries were going to be the giant insects in the pilot episode and BEMs in bionic armor but that was all changed to machine intelligences who needed three to fly one craft.

  8. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I thought there was an episode that alluded to that and went on to say that the reptilian species had created the robots to do their fighting for them then died off.

  9. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @F6F5Hellcat

    Yes, but the Cylons were supposed to have killed them off.
    Considering they were probably the worst shots and pilots in sci-fi … you wonder how they could have killed off anything.

  10. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Considering we usually saw them going up against Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer, Jolly, or Sheba that’s not surprising. You never really had any “redshirt” types in the original series for throwing at the Cylons (Zac was maybe a redshirt type). But it’s about like stormtroopers in the Star Wars movies going up against Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, Lando, or Threepio and Artoo. The major characters can’t ever be hit by the common soldiers unless so scripted while the redshirt characters are just cannon fodder. I was watching “The Young Lords” episode on line about three weeks ago and Cylons managed to shot Starbuck down then. But let’s face it, they had to have a reason for Starbuck to end up on Attila other than saying he saw something and went to investigate. Do that in every episode and everyone watching would start saying “Oh, thir going to go investigate something yet again.” Having his Viper damaged in batttle with the Cylons so that he has to crash land made a good excuse for him having to be on the planet.

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