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When you think of the 13th Lord of Kobol that supposedly went off on his own to colonize earth, who do you think of? Baltar is definately the oddest of the oddballs on this show.
The humans and cylons will both find Earth. Due to some catastrophic event (disease, civil war, whatever) the cylon(z) population will be minimal at this point in the story. The human fleet will be destroyed at Earth, but there will be survivors that the cylons take prisoner.
DeAnna has one of her supposed visions, and highjacks or persuades the others to settle on Kobol with the humans. Kobol is where the final five are somehow trapped. DeAnna will release them.
Baltar, who has by now gained the trust of the last remaining hybrid (only one basestar remains at this point, and all human vessels have been destroyed), attempts a lame rescue of the humans but only ends up taking a portion of them back to earth where they colonize. The last basestar is destroyed by Baltar after arrival to ensure that he will be isolated from the cylons.
After a few generations, the 12 cylons are thought of as Lords by the humans on Kobol. One of the original humans, who was along for the ride the whole time and knows Earthâ€™s location and story of the journey their, writes a â€œscriptureâ€ about it.
Over 5,000 years language changes enough that the story written sounds like scripture. Just look at how much the English language has changed in a short amount of time.
You know the rest of the storyâ€¦
I like a lot of the post above except I have a little bit different theory. The above post was pretty good considering it was written before The Rapture. Since I saw that episode though I have a few revisions. I completely agree with the idea that the Lords of Kobol and the twelve Cylon models are one and the same. HOWEVER, I think instead of the people seeing the Cylon models as the lords, the Cylon made the twelve in the image of the Lords of Kobol. Keep in mind the skin jobs have been around for less than forty years. The Cylon god is the 13th Lord of Kobol who struck out with his/her followers to find Earth. Some (five) of the Lords went with the thirteenth Lord to Earth and that is why the temple on the algae planet reveals the five remaining Cylon models AND points the way to earth. I think that there were earlier Cylons who went with the humans to earth as their servants and on the way came to worship the 13th Lord as their god. Since the skin jobs seem to act a certain way based on their type, it would be fair to say that they represent the archetypes of the twelve lords. That is why the five who left to go to earth with the 13th Lord are collectively separated from the other seven who know of them but do not speak of them. There was obviously some schism, likely religious, that caused the five to disagree with the seven. Anyway, that’s my two cents.
I posted this on another site that I visit, and would like to see what you think…
I’ve been trying to reconsile the 4’s past histories with the fact that they are cylons, and have come up with a wierd little theory…
Before I get into it, a question- Tigh is in his 50’s, right? And yet he was supposed to have participated in the first cylon war, which ended over 40 years ago. What was he, a ten year old viper pilot?
What if the cylons WON the first war, and more or less wiped out the human race? Perhaps for some reason yet to be revealed, the cylons decided to clone a sample of humanity and program them with false memories. And perhaps they divided these clones into 2 groups- a control group and an experiment group. Maybe the control group was lead to believe that they were a new type of cylon (I’m referring to Sharon, Leoben, Cavil, etc.). The other group was given a collective false memory of winning the war, and re-seeded among the 12 colonies.
Why would the cylons do this? Perhaps to better understand humanity?
In an interview, RDM stated that we would have to eventualy redefine our definition of “cylon”. Perhaps ALL of humanity in the BSG universe are “new-type cylons”. And these “new-type cylons” (including the skinjobs) are not truely cylons, just clones of a defeated humanity; subjects of an experiment being conducted by the REAL cylons- The Toasters.
I know; its pretty far-fetched and “Matrix-esque”, but it seems at least sort of possible…
What do you guys think?
Good design, who make it?