Friday, February 23, 2007


"Do you watch 'Battlestar Galactica'?"
Party Guest:
"You're an idiot."
'The Office'

Here's the splainin that Will Devine came up with for us back in January 31st:

In Toobworld, the new BSG is actually a TV series (because the Toobworld inhabitants have to be entertained by something), but it comes from the 'mind' of Ron Moore, who himself is a Galactican that came to Earth in 1980. The public at large doesn't yet know about humans not of this Earth, and as such Ron Moore decided to take advantage of this situation by taking the real personas that guided the ragtag fleet to Earth in the first place and making them into characters in his television show.

Then, perhaps due to network involvement or to appease his fellow Galacticans on Earth, he changed some of the characters around, like making Starbuck and Boomer into women and creating new characters like Number Six. If you want to take this theory even further, you can even say that Moore had to appease Captain Apollo, now going by the name Richard Hatch on Earth, by giving him the role of Tom Zarek on this television show.

It's a bit out there, I know, but I feel like the public at large in Toobworld should be much like the public at large in reality: mostly oblivious to the more fantastic things going on around them. Galactica saving the Earth from a Cylon invasion, and everyone knowing about it, would be a serious blow to that idea.

I'll add to this that Dwight Schrute is the kind of guy who would know about the Galacticans living among us. (He's also the kind of guy who found out about the Dharma Initiative and wants to know who else knows about it. This is why he asked Ryan about it out in the radish field.)

How does Dwight come by all this conspiratorial knowledge? He used to be a subscriber to "The Lone Gunmen" while it was still in circulation (before its publishers - Langley, Byers, and Frohike - were killed).

I'll still hold to my own premise that any mention of Six in relation to Galactica by citizens of Toobworld refers to the young woman who was born on the original Battlestar but raised on Earth. It's too good to pass up.

'The Office'
'Battlestar Galactica' (remake)
'Battlestar Galactica' (original)
'The X-Files'
'The Lone Gunmen'


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