My Awesome and Totally Unique BSG Conspiracy Theory

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Sometimes a Great Notion yet, and care about spoilers for some reason, stop reading now. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should also stop reading now, because you’re obviously not a Battlestar fan, and therefore suck.

I’ll just some out and say it: the planet that the fleet arrived at in Revelations is not Earth. Or at least is not our Earth, the planet that was shown in Crossroads, Part 2 at the end of Season 3.

You might be asking where or what is my proof? Its quite simple. Nothing that is shown in BSG is done by accident. The Darth Mojo blog goes into great detail about the agonizing detail that the artists and producers go into for each shot. In his podcast, Ron Moore mentioned that he showed Earth that was clearly Earth with a clear shot of North America. He did that to show the audience that the series was clearly going to end and that the fleet would find Earth.

However, we were never shown the surface of the planet in Sometimes a Great Notion. Ever. All we ever got was an oblique angle of the planet’s terminator with the fleet silhouetted against the sun. We saw ships flying through clouds, but no glimpse of the continents or large swath of surface.

If the planet in Sometimes a Great Notion was Earth, it would have been clearly shown as such. It wasn’t shown; its not Earth. Look at my proof:


Crossroads Earth. I can see my house from here!


Notion Earth.

Of course we’ll get more information over the course of the next nine episodes, but its far more fun to speculate!

Any thoughts?

3 Responses to “My Awesome and Totally Unique BSG Conspiracy Theory”

  1. 1 Frak
    March 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Holy Frak.

    You were right.

    But the obvious presence of NYC landmarks on the surface still bugs me.

    We clearly see The Brooklyn Bridge in the end of Sometimes a Great Notion, and in the start of season 4.5, we clearly see The Statue of Liberty (destroyed, you can see the base as Saul looks into the water in the opening), and the what looks a lot like the Chrysler Building (right after Gayln’s flashback), the top of it has collapsed but the base is still rather recognizable… in the middle of a crowd of buildings on the right.

    I have snapshots of all of these but don’t have a place to upload them.

  2. March 23, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I’m a little proud of myself for this one. I kinda pat myself on the back here. Two things: I actually moved this blog over to dssstrkl.com, so this post is now here.

    The other thing is that ruined cityscape isn’t New York; its Vancouver. Check this out.

    Thanks for reading!

  3. 3 Fournier
    January 9, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Exactement! The Crossroads Earth is the one they find in the finale, the one that Starbuck was destined to find with Hera’s help. The nuked-Earth is the home of the Final Five and the old Earth, which is not “our” Earth as seen in Crossroads.

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