Another interesting entity in the BSG series for me was Lucifer, the IL series Cylon droid and futuristic mechanical,not-to -be trusted henchman to The Imperious Leader and Baltar.So much detail and thought was put into this "background" character. .His head(looked like a big Christmas tree bulb) was an amazing art work of electronics and lighting( even if the body was covered up in robe attire..maybe that's where the budget maxed out!) Wonderful , eloquent, conniving, fork-tounged voice over by Jonathan Harris(Lost In Space's Dr Smith).What a parody of corporate ladder climbers..the ultimate "yes man" and "suck up "to his superiors ,all the while plotting to seize more, or ultimate power.Great subplot in the series.
The "look" of Lucifer is an uncanny resemblance to a Japanese Shinto priest..pointed head(hat) and robes..hands held together, but covered by the large sleeves. Wonder if that was the inspiration?
Another thing I noticed..in early episodes, his flashing mouth was in the shape of a smile..his eyes different...while later the mouth and eyes were in a relaxed state. Anybody else catch that?I wonder if the actor under the robes was pushing a button to flash the "mouth" light as he spoke, like Bob May did in the Robot costume for Lost in Space.
All in all, a great character, and besides...I think robots are cool!