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08 July 2009 @ 02:58 pm
My Wee!Doral and Stealth Cylon Minimate came. SO CUTE.

And also BBTS is hilarious - so I get one small package with two Minimates. The package is maybe the sze of two pieces of bread. The box it shipped in, is bigger than a shoebox with all kinds of bubble wrap.

The funny part?

The Minimate box was crushed all to hell.

I don't really care, since I take them out, except y'know I don't need to pay for all that shipping if you're just going to give me a crushed box. :/
noybusiness on July 8th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Doral, why would the Five make him so boring-looking? Especially when compared to the next model.
lizardbeth: Doral - humanslizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Back in the day when Ron said the Twelve (Eight) were based on archetypes and not real people, it was more of a question, but now I think all Eight were based physically on real people and/or angels they saw.
noybusiness on July 9th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
I think probably just John was based on a previous Cylon person, and they are definitely each an archetype.
lizardbeth: Dylonslizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
So then answer your own question-- why so boring Doral?

I just tend to think now that the Colony had a stash of DNA and that's what they used. DNA must be hella complicated to INVENT - it's a lot easier to manipulate, I'd think. Archetype in the sense of their personalities, maybe, but physically? I don't really see it.
noybusiness on July 9th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
I was just thinking out loud. :(

They probably figured society needed a bland efficient PR guy/tour guide/executive middleman type, so they made him look the part. They probably had a stash of Thirteenth Tribe and human DNA to work with, but if I were them, apart from a few sentimental recreations of Dad to start with, I'd mostly mix-and-match to make new appearances. Recreating the Six-angel's appearance, if that's what happened, would take mixing-and-matching too.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 9th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
lizardbeth: Leoben-Kara paint!sexlizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)

And no cute accessories, though Doral's jacket comes off. Did Wee!Kara and Leo come with anything?
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 9th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
BAH. I forgot that they only come with Kara's gun. It is very disappointing. I fear the awesome person who put WRONG THINGS LIKE CAPRICA'S ROCK in with the mini-mates is gone. Possibly canned. :/
lizardbeth: Tahmoh - Truccolizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
bummer. :( Because that rock is the BEST ACCESSORY EVER.

Silly TRU probably didn't want adorable accessories. pooh.
noybusiness: Leoben/Anders/Starbuck threesomenoybusiness on July 9th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
It's amazing that they actually put in that rock. There's some semi-morbid cool humor there.

Sam never properly thanked Caprica for that rock, did he? I mean that there's no indication he ever realized she was the same Six when they were both on Galactica, though his Final Fiver senses could have told him subconsciously in "The Oath", or that she ever mentioned it to him.

He had no reason to see her before "The Oath", as he had no reason to suspect she was the same Six (other than her having cooly saved someone's life again, in "Rapture"). I'd have put in a line about their having met before if I was writing the show.
lizardbeth: Anders-Kara - don't dielizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
oh yes, I would totally have had them mention it, when they were in the cell together. Because for sure Caprica knew he was the same, and I'd think she'd say something so he would know - especially with him revealed as one of the Five she might wonder if saving him was divinely inspired or programmed into her, or something. But anyway, yes, I like to think it happened off-camera.

Though *sigh* I suppose it wouldn't really have mattered, since at that point it was pretty much too late, since he was about five minutes from getting shot.

*rewrites canon in my head again, some more*