Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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The Cylon baby is finally born, leading to some political decisions being made. Meanwhile, the Cylons on Caprica contemplate life and humans when they meet up with a certain human from a previous episode. This story explores the Cylon world.

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Admiral William Adama
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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (credit only)
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Commander Lee 'Apollo' Adama (credit only)
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Colonel Saul Tigh
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Chief Galen Tyrol
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Samuel Anders
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Aaron Doral
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Tory Foster
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Nine months earlier Number Six died in Dr. Baltar's apartment and is downloaded into a new body on Caprica. Several Cylons await and try to comfort her. She also notices Dr. Baltar, but it seems she is the only one who can see him. Ten weeks later Boomer is killed by Cally and awakes on Caprica. When she realizes what happened, it freaks her out. In the present she still has trouble adjusting to her new life and keeps longing for Galactica. Number Six is asked to help out. Meanwhile Anders' resistance group seems to be still active. They are planning to bomb a café. On Galactica Boomer and Helo's baby is born. President Roslin and Adama decide the baby poses a threat to the fleet. Dr. Baltar tries to stop them from doing anything bad with the baby, but Roslin has to make a decision. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The other car in the underground garage is a Tatra 87, produced by the Czechoslovakian car company Tatra between 1936 - 1950. One of the breakthrough cars of its era due to its aerodynamic (steamlined) bodywork. See more »

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When Anders and his people are planning the attack on the Cylons, he says the Sharon Cylon told Kara that when Cylons download, they remember everything up until the moment they die. Kara and Sharon (the Cylon) only had this conversation 3 episodes ago in the holding cell constructed for Sharon, so there is no way that Kara could have told this information to Anders, who at this point is still on Caprica. Actually, the Kara and Sharon Cylon conversation of 3 episodes ago dealt with 2 new things that Kara learned from Sharon. 1 - with the destruction of the Resurrection ship, the Cylons were not about to enter into a mass raid, but continue hit and run tactics for now; 2 - Raiders resurrect. This second one was crucial to the show's plot - dealing with Scar, a Cylon Raider. Kara was surprised that "raiders resurrect the same way you do?" She already knew about the 'skin-job' resurrections as Anders said - Sharon Cylon told them on Caprica. Note that in a later show, Kara's line was changed in a 'previously on Battlestar Galactica' scene to "Cylons resurrect?", but it was "Raiders resurrect?" in the actual episode. See more »

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Doctor Gaius Baltar: What are you suggesting?
President Laura Roslin: I'm not suggesting anything Doctor. If I want to throw a baby out an airlock, I'll do it.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Written by Richard Gibbs
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22 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

In DOWNLOADED - one of the best episodes of BSG's second season, we're given a peek at what is happening on the other - the Cylon side.

While the Cylons are synthetic humanoids, they still have much more in common with humanity - their enemy - than (some of them) would like.

We follow several story lines,: two Cylons, a Six - or,should I say, THE Six - the one who 'pretended to be human' to have Baltar give her the codes that would allow the Cylons to attack.

The other, is Sharon - an Eight, but, this one BELIEVED she was human, until her programming switched on, and she shot Commander Adama.

The Sharon has a hard time; she now knows that what she believed to be her life, was, a lie. Her memories - her loves... not real. She lives in 'her' Caprica apartment - listening to heavy metal (pun!) music, with this conflict she's feeling, growing.

The Six knew she was impersonating a human, she really DID fall for Baltar, but, she's finding that she's expected to 'conform,' to (Cylon) society, where she's looked on as a hero, but feels that she betrayed the (hu)man she loved.

When Six comes to Sharon's apartment, the turmoil Sharon's feeling, grows, with Sharon showing Six a picture - if her 'family.' she then.

When Six tries to say 'God loves you,' An enraged Sharon pulls a picture out, of her Galactica crew and rages, and screams how she lived them - and, her love was real.

But, because she is a Cylon, she had that love - that reality - taken away, with her attempt on Adama's life.

She feels used. She's hurt, and, this hurt, and conflicting feelings within her, will grow, as the series progresses.

These two machines - woman - both are beginning to explore what 'individuality' means, and, how it can be displayed, in a conformist society.

On Galactica, another Eight, the one known as Sharon Agathon, is giving birth - to the human/Cylon hybrid.

As the pregnancy unfolds with difficulty, Dr. Cottle says to Sharon; 'I find it absolutely amazing. You people went to all the trouble to appear human, and didn't upgrade the plumbing.'

I don't like to recite the plot, I think it more important to let you know what the strings are, what the ever-entangling plots, are showing.

But, with DOWNLOADED, we get a very strong exploration, of what it means to be 'human,' and 'individual,' as it is clearer, that the 'machines,' have more in common with their enemy - humans, and vice versa.


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