Author Topic: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?  (Read 10590 times)

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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
It's actually understandable (even if it does a take a stretch of suspending disbelief) that there were next to no Viper losses, the target was the Pegasus, they had (theoretically the time it takes for the Peg to spool up the FTL to jump out again) very little time to inflict enough damage or flat out destroy it (which was likely the goal), it's no wonder the Raiders weren't concerned with getting into the smaller skirmishes, for all intents and purposes the Raiders were just fodder.

 

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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
 :wtf:  Maybe of I write it in simpler words...


Raiders because of the ability to Rez actually have the potential to become the most devastatingly skilled component of the Cylon forces.  You kill them with a Thatch Weave the next time they will know to avoid it.  Their combat experience is constantly accruing even if they receive combat losses, the knowledge remains intact.  The Colonials only saving grace was that at the Battle of the Rez they managed to devastate that knowledge base.   The Cylons would have lost much of there crack fighter corps and they would have had to start over again accruing those skilled Raiders.  At the time of Captain's Hand the fighters are back at square one skill wise.

 But potentially Raiders are a near perfect weapon system, planes are cheap knowledge is priceless.
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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
I think that's an excellent point, yes.

 
Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
I was in no way shape or form disagreeing or arguing about the Raiders and their combat abilities, just tossing out a theory as to why there were no Viper losses in Captain's Hand episode.

What was the topic of this thread again?  :lol:
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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
The profligacy towards the word "star" that was used when naming ships in BSG :P
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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
Your name has star in it.

Now I want to be a Battutastar.

 

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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
To be fair, BSG is hardly the only sci-fi franchise to gratuitously use "star." See also: Starfury, Death star, whitestar, star destroyer, stargate, gunstar, star forge...

Some of these make more sense than others, but most of them are essentially because "star" in the name sounds cool and futuristic somehow.

 

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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
Actually, a "battle star" is a US military decoration that indicates the recipient participated in a specific campaign or engagement. It was given to ships as well.. the Enterprise CV-6 had quite a few of them. That's the origin of the "battlestar" name, they thought it would be cool to name a ship class after it. And it is, as long as you don't go plastering the "-star" suffix over everything. I was fine with "basestar", but "stealthstar" sounds silly, even more so when you realize it's a fighter. If anything, they should have sticked with the "-star" suffix for big capships.
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Re: Did you guys get the StealthStar yet?
To be fair, BSG is hardly the only sci-fi franchise to gratuitously use "star." See also: Starfury, Death star, whitestar, star destroyer, stargate, gunstar, star forge...

Some of these make more sense than others, but most of them are essentially because "star" in the name sounds cool and futuristic somehow.

Very true!!
But whats a 'deathstar' never heard of that??? Some sort of dying star???  :D  :D  :D

Starfury -wasnt that in Galactic Civ 2?

But you did forget 'Pornstar' ;)  :p
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