Last week, I took two examples of crew members caught in the shot - one from 'Columbo', the other from 'The Andy Griffith Show' - and made the claim that they were ghosts within the reality of Toobworld.
Here's another similar photo.....
"KOBOL'S LAST GLEAMING"
In the scene where Starbuck attempts to retrieve Apollo's arrow, a crewman in a red tee shirt and dark vest can be seen standing just behind and to the right of the display case as she is shooting out the glass.
This is not a case of a ghost haunting; I've got something different in mind.....
First off, this version of 'Battlestar Galactica' did not take place in the TV dimension of Earth Prime-Time. That honor belongs to the original version from the late 1970s, no matter that the second series was a better production overall.
The original show and its sequel ('Galactica 1980') have ties to the mosaic of the main Toobworld - to 'McCloud' and to 'America 2Night'. I'm not about to give that up.
But it was tempting to keep the remake as well, especially since they landed on Earth back during the age of primitive man. But there were too many similarities in the names, the characters, the planets left behind, to be ignored. I think it's better they exist in the Land O' Remakes (where they can be that Toobworld's version of the Golgafrinchams.)
Anyway, back to our interloper in the scene...
First off, the good citizens of the main Toobworld know about that remake of 'Battlestar Galactica'; it's mentioned in plenty of TV shows, especially 'The Office' and 'The Big Bang Theory':
So Earth Prime-Time had a TV show about 'Battlestar Galactica'. And evidence suggests the show was based on the remake. As evidence, check out this fantasy of Howard Wolowitz:
I have no theory as to how the Toobworldlings knew about events that took place in an alternate dimension. Perhaps someone "slid" through the vortex and brought back enough evidence of that ragtag fleet to put together a proposal and then sold it to the Syfy network. Someone like The Doctor... or maybe a new kind of Rod Serling.
No matter how it happened, that show will be around for centuries in some form of reruns. And that's where we're going for our splainin of that guy behind the case.
What triggered my imagination was the description of that crew member: "a crewman in a red tee shirt and dark vest."
Who else wears red shirts?
I'm thinking that in the holodeck on board Deep Space Nine, the former Terok Nor, a member of the space station's security team was acting out an adventure of that supposedly fictional 'Battlestar Galactica' during his down-time.
However, being a "redshirt", something probably went wrong with the scenario's programming and that security ensign more than likely got killed during Holo-Starbuck's rampage.