Talk:Baltar's Escape

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This episode's summary was taken from the Wikipedia article List of Battlestar Galactica episodes by User:BillCook, who has agreed to release his contributions into the public domain. --Peter Farago 18:16, 31 August 2005 (EDT)

Shuttle stunt

I've not seen this episode, but it sounds consistent with the physics they use throughout. I noticed right away that the Vipers have an "artificial horizon", which is something that can be a whole lot more relative in space. I suppose you could calibrate it to be "level" with your launching ship, but that would require your launching ship to either not change orientation (pitch, yaw, roll), or to update all of its fighters with any changes in orientation for it to stay accurate. It seems like sometimes they couldn't differentiate between spaceflight flight through air. (I'd guess that the lack of any vectored-thrust type manuevers would have been a hint). --Steelviper 17:24, 9 January 2006 (EST)

Well, most science fiction shows of the time didn't really use any RCS type systems either. Heck, even Star Wars didn't use realistic physics... Not that this is an excuse, but it is indicative of the standard SF fare of that time. -- Joe Beaudoin 17:51, 9 January 2006 (EST)
Besides, the artificial horizon could be useful during atmospheric operations. --Talos 21:07, 9 January 2006 (EST)