If this were a Jeopardy category it would be titled “Things that should be keeping Adama awake at night, but don’t.” Something that’s been bugging me since the fleet left the planet — I’m still not calling it New Caprica –is where the heck are they going? After we see the lion’s head nebula— which didn’t look the slightest bit like a lion, by the way— did they somehow figure outwhich waytogo? Did (in classic Star Trek fashion) Adama say (with a Picard-like gesture), “Mr. Gaeta, make for Earth…. engage?”
I know that you can’t really tell where you’re headed in a fictional universe, but come on: who’s plotting the charts here? The Cylon have super-human/robot machines and the greatest technical problem solver alive. Add to that the fact that they can jump farther and more often than the human fleet can. Why would they not be halfway there by now?
Adama and Co. have poor Gaeta going over Baltar’s notes from the occupation, and in the next episode they’re already running out of food –not to mention Roslin and the admiral are gonna have to drag the rest of the fleet kicking and screaming behind them.
Were I a betting man (and we all know I am as I lost 50 cents to Chuck and Martha last podcast), I would lay a quarter on the Cylon beating the fleet to earth by at least a couple of months. Why does this not concern the top brass more than a few grudges on-board ship?
Kick it in gear, Bill!