"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

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Spartan Squadron

The Spartans is the first and lead elite strike group of the BFC Flagship Battlestar Raven's Air Wing and amongst other squadron. If interested in joining, please contact Raven CAG Major "Leonidas" Ranson:

http://battlestarfanclub.com/profile/KeithaRanson

Website: http://www.battlestarraven-bfc-002.com/spartan-squadron
Location: Battlestar Raven
Members: 25
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

IWHO AMONGST YOU consider yourself the Best of the Best and wants to earn your place amongst the legendary pilots in the Colonial Fleet?  Who wants to earn the distinction of being called THE TOP GUN and cement your legacy as part of the Elite Group of Pilots.  Then step right up and take your Viper and Raptor test.

THIS IS HOW IT WILL GO:

Any one who would like to fly a Viper and join this group must first download the Viper Training Manual and complete the multiple choice test at the end:

http://www.battlestarraven-bfc-002.com/apps/documents/

Upon completion of the test, submit your answers to Admiral Rivera by E-mail at this address: cag_vf84@yahoo.com Admiral Rivera will grade your test and E-mail your score to you in a couple days.

AIM HIGH!  Aim for a perfect score for yourself because you know you can do it.

Discussion Forum

Nugget Rank

Started by Lt Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock. Last reply by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam Feb 8. 1 Reply

There has been some confusion as to when new nuggets can assume the rank of Ensign. According to Command, immediately. So once you send your scores off, you can assume the title of Ensign and use it…Continue

PROSPECTIVE PILOTS PLEASE READ!!!

Started by Lt Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock Jan 20. 0 Replies

As you send your scores to Admiral Rivera, please be sure to include the state (or country) in which you reside and the type of craft you wish to fly, Viper or Raptor. This information is used to…Continue

Call Signs from "A" to "Z"

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow May 29, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,I while back I was thinking to create a few fictitious pilots and I needed call signs for them. Since none of us can die in the Battlestar Universe, I planned to have a few of the make…Continue

Viper Pre-Flight Check List

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

"Attention all Spartan Pilots"It has been brought to my attention that some of our Junior Pilots don't know the proper Pre-Flight steps to perform each and every time they're about to launch their…Continue

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Comment by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam on March 28, 2017 at 7:00am

Welcome to the Spartans Ens "TANK" Hope you have a great time.

Comment by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam on March 27, 2017 at 10:58am

Thank you CAG sir. o7

Comment by Lt Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock on March 27, 2017 at 10:25am

Good to see activity with the Spartans...keep it up!

Comment by Ens. Craig "Hellpop" Foshaug on March 26, 2017 at 7:58pm

All great options!  Let me know when you want to start...

Comment by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam on March 26, 2017 at 4:55pm

 I have BSGO accounts on EU and US server. Eu is a high level colonial account, US is low level. I am checking at second life at the moment to see what their viper simulators are like in their Battlestar sims.. If anyone is interested in linking up on bsgo, let me know. We could also do quizes, forums, online boxing, maybe a way to play triad card game? I have teamspeak to talk in real time.

We can play around see what we can do.

Comment by Ens. Craig "Hellpop" Foshaug on March 26, 2017 at 2:59pm

New members would be great.  Lots of new faces in the club but we need pilots.  In the end a few but active members are better than many who are inactive so that's something.

Did you have of the forum games you wanted to start up?  At least something to check out every day or two might entice everyone to jump in. If we make them something that everyone is a part of though and not unit specific it might generate traffic through the group.:)

Comment by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam on March 26, 2017 at 12:28pm

 I havent heard anything back about modifying this page. Any other ideas you want us  Spartans to get up to, let me know. We need a couple more members I think.

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on March 19, 2017 at 5:00am

You are correct,Hellpop: It IS about the journey; The original version pretty much reflected the times;This was the '70s, where 'Star Wars' opened the gates for real sci-fi story telling;Back then, however, it was mostly about SFX,which were pretty costly back then; That's one of the principal reasons the original BSG lasted only one season;However, if A second season was greenlighted, the famed writer Issac Asimov would have  been on board as A science consultant: imagine the stories that could have been told then.

Fast forward to '03, the debut of the miniseries; Ron D. moore,who previously worked on 'Star Trek',decided to put more reality into the story;In my view, it was definitely A  more grittier,dirt under the fingernails mood; And, done in A semi-documentary style;This was done post 9/11, when the world seemed to tighten things up A bit;Again, A reflection of the times.

There were purists who didn't like the idea of human cylons, or replacing certain male characters with females; However, as you pointed out, it's about the quest, the journey;And, that's why I'm loyal to the old, but have embraced the new;To love the RDM series for what it is, and not hate it for what it's not.

Now, there's no telling in what direction they will go, if they ever get the movie project rolling again; But, it will be interesting to see.

Comment by Ens Natalie " NAT" Hallam on March 19, 2017 at 12:55am
You are right Hellpop. I prefer the reimagined for the same reasons,
Comment by Ens. Craig "Hellpop" Foshaug on March 18, 2017 at 7:45pm

Nat,

That is a big question.

First and foremost I would say the spectacle of their journey. For me the entire BSG universe has always been about the journey. That may be an obvious metaphor for the show but seeing as it principally mirrors our 'journey' in this life as well it has always resonated with me. Where we were going both as individuals and as a whole may be the only thing that really sticks to both series.

Obviously the story and style changed significantly from the original to the re imagined but the essential essence remained the same.

I love both shows but prefer the re imagined as the original, for me, shows its age with its often cheesy story and dialog as well as its, generally, over the top or cliched, by today's standards, performances.  

That being said the re imagined did what the original never had a chance to and that is end the journey...which is both a good and a bad thing in my opinion. I actually liked the fact that the original, with its lack of closure, was able to fully live on with its fans by leaving all of those questions as to how they found earth and how we lost all of the technology they had unanswered.

So...yeah, I'm not really sure I can pin it down any further than that.:)

 

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