As much as I like the updated vipers in BSG, the Mark II version from the original television series will always be first in my heart. Apparently, I’m a sucker for triangular designs, and this is a great one. Even the launch tubes for the spacecraft are the same shape. Combined with those great pharaonic helmets, viper pilots certainly battle in style.
I’ve spent the last couple weeks obsessed with the most recent Battlestar Galactica series. When it first ran on television, I missed the boat, and decided not to jump into the series mid-stream. Thanks to Netflix, I finally took the plunge, becoming one of the last science fictions fans to watch it. I knew I was going to love it, but didn’t realize how much. This final week of episode watching took over my after-work life, including putting my blogging on hold. Finally, last night, I watched the final six episodes, wrapping up the main story. I can’t say I was completely satisfied, but I’ll hold on to those thoughts for an upcoming Cavebabble. Sure, I’m late to the party, but I can’t help but babble about it. May I sleep now?
Design was the strength of the original Battlestar Galactica series, including some of the coolest robots ever, Cylon Centurions. From their roving red eyes to their distinctive electronic voices, the Cylons were always buffed and ready to take humanity down.