What Was I Thinking?

February 25, 2006
My Battlestar Galactica Theory

I thought we should have some fun around here, for a change of pace. So, here's what I think the backstory is on the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Back in the ancient, misty past, there were beings who called themselves humans. They built robots to act as their servants and fight their wars. The robots rebelled, redesigned themselves in their creators' image, drove the humans to extinction, and took their place. As time went on, they forgot they were robots and instead believed they were humans. They built new robots to act as their servants and fight their wars. The robots rebelled, et cetera and so forth. The last time it happened, humanity lived on Kobol. After the robots won their revolution, they set off to found the 12 Colonies. They forgot they were robots and believed they were humans. They built Cylons to act as their servants and fight their wars. The Cylons rebelled.

The cyclical nature of this history explains how there can be a prophecy in their holy book. It isn't prophecy; it's a history of last time. The only thing I can't work out is how mentions of Earth got involved. Maybe humanity did originate on Earth many iterations ago, and the name has propagated through all the revolutions.


Whoa. That blew my mind. It's a possibility.

Posted by: ruben at February 26, 2006 01:48 AM

I like it. Explains how they can cross-breed and all.

What I'm loving about the series is that the question of who the real Bad Guys are is becoming more ambiguous.

Posted by: *** Dave at February 26, 2006 04:02 PM

12 lords of Kobol - 12 models of Cylon

Posted by: Jim at October 9, 2006 01:27 PM

please elaborate.
the story takes place not in the future but in the past. you and i are really cylons and the humans are our ancient gods.
eg. if you remember in season 2 no.6 refers to the baby as hers and baltars. isnt theyre an old story about a baby born from a god father and a human mother. it might be herculese but i dont remember.

Posted by: frank at October 16, 2006 10:38 PM

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