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Cacique Caribe05 Nov 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

What if asteroid Oumuamua had really been the Galactica entering our Solar system …

1) How would today's humans on Earth react?
2) How would the human Colonial crew and passengers onboard react?
3) How would the Cylon skinjobs on board the ship react? Would they override our nukes and launch them against ourselves?
4) Could it form the basis of a game?
5) If so, in space or on the ground? Or both?
6) Which rules would you use?
7) Which figures?

Dan

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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2018 6:39 p.m. PST

I surrender if I get my own #9

Daricles05 Nov 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

1. We would argue about whether it was an asteroid or comet until someone thinks it might be a solar sail. In any event it would zip past and be out of range of our telescopes and chemical rockets before we could figure out what it really was.

2. Apparently, they would get a good look at the earth they had been looking for so long and would decide to quietly zip by us and keep on looking for somewhere else to live.

3. Apparently, they would get a good look at us and quietly zip by us without a second thought, probably figuring we'd more than likely finish ourselves off so why bother with us.

4. Sure. What can't be turned into a game these days?

5, Probably both depending on your mood. That seems to be how we figure out which restroom to use these days. Why not apply the same decision making process to games?

6. Rules are so stifling. Go with your feelings. As long as everyone wins the game and there are no losers. Participation is what counts.

7. Scratch built figures.

Daricles05 Nov 2018 7:49 p.m. PST

@Wackmole9: Do you mean 6? Or 8?

6 is the blonde (Tricia hilfer). 8 is Boomer (Grace Park). The others are 1 7 and the final five don't really have numbers. Saul, Anders, Tory, Ellen, Tyrol.

Maybe Saul really revs your engines? The eye patch does give him a sexy pirate kind of vibe in later seasons if you are into that kind of thing. Who am I to judge?

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

Bill's getting her confused with '7 of 9…' ;->=

Doug

Mars Miniatures05 Nov 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

6, 7(of9), or even 8. Whatever number @Wackmole9 means, he is still winning.

Zephyr105 Nov 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

Well, if it looked like Oumuamua, I don't think we'd let into our orbit until they cleaned off the results of what was obviously a sewage tank explosion covering them… :-p

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 12:47 a.m. PST

Perhaps it is, or was, something like it, and that's what remains after the Cylons pulverized it with nukes and energy beams.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 5:13 a.m. PST

You. Issued he part where they come to Earth with flying motorcycles to bore us to death.

https://goo.gl/images/cb6CaQ

Cacique Caribe06 Nov 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

TGerritsen

Is that R2D2 under the seat, when he was a baby?

Dan

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Cacique Caribe06 Nov 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

Thresher01: "Perhaps it is, or was, something like it, and that's what remains after the Cylons pulverized it with nukes and energy beams."

LOL. I like how you think!

The pile of radioactive debris would have to go somewhere.

Dan

Legion 406 Nov 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

That's classified … But I'd still like a #9 of my own ! Or 7 of 9 too … evil grin

Kirk Alderfer06 Nov 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

spaceweather.com

DID AN ALIEN LIGHT SAIL VISIT THE SOLAR SYSTEM?

Landorl06 Nov 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

Well, considering that is the Battlestar from the original series then there would be no "skin jobs".

Our computer tech is better than theirs, but their ships are obviously better than theirs. Put them together and build a fleet to return to the colonies to save whoever is left and put a hurting on the Cylons!

(but only if it is the original series that shows up)

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

I'd settle for her older sister, 6 of 9….. ;-)

Daricles07 Nov 2018 7:41 p.m. PST

Alright. This begs the question: What would happen if the borg encountered the Cylons?

I mean, after the awesome fight between 6 and 7 of 9 broke out and 8 jumped in to break it up and just gets drawn into a three way cat fight.

Does anyone think T'pol would just stand by and watch?

Cacique Caribe07 Nov 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

Daricles: "Does anyone think T'pol would just stand by and watch?"

No, and nor would the Wookiee. :)

Dan

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 4:32 a.m. PST

I'd like to hear how, if it's not an alien "something", your average, run of the mill asteroid, got that shape.

Cacique Caribe08 Nov 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

Thresher01

Perhaps … there might still some alien mining equipment left on that carved rock! And a few stragglers and their hungry "pets". :)

Dan
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Daricles08 Nov 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

Thresher01, if this can happen naturally then a galactica shaped asteroid is pretty unremarkable:

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Daricles08 Nov 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

The opening image is pretty cool, but it looks more like the new series Galactica shape to me.

Cacique Caribe09 Nov 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

And all this time here I thought that Oumuamua was pronounced something like "yo momma":

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Dan

Legion 409 Nov 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

You mean it isn't ?

Daricles09 Nov 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

I hear a new spinoff series is in the works: BSG Oumuamua.

Legion 409 Nov 2018 2:00 p.m. PST

huh?

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