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Re: BSG 2003 (Long)

From: Rrok Anroll <coldnovemberrain_2000@y...>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:54:48 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: BSG 2003 (Long)

--- Samuel Penn <> wrote:

> Given that they mount FTL drives, they probably don't have much room
> for anything else.

Well I do see what you're saying... but I'd have to say that I'd think
that it probably would have been just as easy or believable to use some
form of energy weapon. I mean, power couplings, converters, etc, would
probably take about the same space as a .50 cal and it's ammo...
besides, with the little space that would be available, they wouldn't
be able to carry much ammo before having to return for arming....
> Actually, one thing I do like about the series is that it's not using
> laser guns just for the hell of it. Too much SF equips everything
> with
> laser guns because someone thought that SF should have laser guns,
> even if it's only set ~10 years in the future.

I will definitely grant you this one, using something other than lasers
is very cool. However, I will say that using high velocity penetrators
in space does require a little forethought... Afterall, when they were
working with supersonic flight, didn't they have an instance where a
plane or two shot themselves down, because they were moving faster than
the bullets? Wouldn't the same apply here? You'd think. Perhaps a scene
covering this would be appropriate... such as a tactics reference about
not being able to fire in high speeds or something.... or perhaps some
technical element about the actual ammunition used... perhaps the
rounds are actually hyper-kenetic in some fashion, ramjets or something.

Remember, even light is shaped by the darkness that surrounds it, and
the true crafters are seldom ever seen. Welcome to the shadows kid.

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