Has anyone else noticed that the humans in BSG, as well as your friends here at Galactica Watercooler, have always referred to the Cylons asa plural – that is, CylonS with an S? In the Season 3 premiere episode, for the first time, we hear them referred to as “the Cylon,” plural. You know, like deer, or fish.
You may also have noticed that the only people who have referred to the Cylons in this odd singular-plural way are the Cylons themselves-AND Sean, in his post below, entitled “Shake Off this Mortal Coil.”
What is all this about? Suddenly Sean’s using a singular noun to refer to the Cylons as a whole. Could it be that Sean has some secret knowledge about the coherence of the Cylons’ central brain-unit, or is he simply in on the “correct” nomenclature and has given himself away? And why is Sean so concerned with “shak[ing] off” his own mortality? Finally, this would also explain Sean’s indignation during the podcasts that “none of the male Cylons” are that good-looking, and perhaps also his glee that all of the female Cylons are babes.
I’m keeping my eye on you, Sean.
This isn’t the first time they have been referred to as “The Cylon”. D’Anna refers to Gina and Boomer as “Heroes of the Cylon” more than once in “Downloaded”, and at least once in season 2 the Cylons as a whole were referred to as “The Cylon”, I think by Baltar.
Yeah, I realized that after I posted. You’re right. But don’t tell Sean; I think I’ve got him scared.
Scared, hardly. The Cylon will hear of this though… I have my toaster like eye on you! (Cylon eye nosies)
I didn’t see him at the meetings.