Battlestar Galactica (2004-09): "Six Degrees of Separation"

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Battlestar Galactica (2004-09): "Six Degrees of Separation." New series, 18 February 2005.

Chief [Petty Officer? — anyway, chief mechanic] Galen Tyrol tries to figure out how to bring back to metaphorical life the Cylon ship brought aboard in the episode "You Can't Go Home Again" (q.v.). Note scene some 24 minutes into episode on DVD where Lt. Sharon "Boomer' Valerii (probably unknown to herself a Cylon herself) pretty much carresses the ship and indicates to Tyrol that it's not a thing but an animal, perhaps a human-like animal, designed for a function (here, warrior) and should be treated like "a pet." Tyrol is weirded out by this. Starbuck, a woman in this version of Galactica, can also get the ship to come alive, although she suggests — with what degree of irony is unclear — that the Cylon ship is female (as ships generally are gendered), so perhaps we have here a kind of cyborg mare, bred for battle.

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