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'Battlestar Galactica' countdown: Facebook was possibly built by Cylons

January 7, 2009 |  2:08 pm

Battlestarbook OK, so "Battlestar Galactica" is fiction and Facebook is all too real, but just go with it. And yeah, I know -- "But I've got so many friends...." What better place to gather the sociable human race and then spy on its every saying and action?

Take, for instance, the Battlestarbook. The Times' Technology blog wrote about this, and included a chat with the application's creator, Tara Gelsomino.

You really have to read it. To read friend events like "Kara Thrace is sick of telling these frakking tourists to MAKE A HOLE!" and "7 Million of your Friends and Family attended the event: The Destruction of the 12 Colonies" is educational (a quick jaunt through the history) and lots of fun. And the relationship status updates are, well, complicated.

"I couldn't help thinking that if they were all on Facebook, every single one of them would have an 'It's Complicated' status," Gelsomino says.  Other Facebook pages include the Science of Battlestar Galactica and products like the Cylon Bubble Machine.

-- Know what else is complicated? Figuring out who the final Cylon is. Sure we all think we know: Adm. Adama, President Roslin, Capt. Starbuck and Dr. Cottle seem to be popular choices.

But if you want to reason it out a bit, and love March Madness, then Entertainment Weekly's Pick the Final Cylon bracket challenge is for you. It has brief, smart descriptions of the characters' role in the fleet and odds (William Adama is 15 to 1).

-- Someone did some crazy editing and mashed all three seasons of "Battlestar" into a five-minute music-video-style YouTube post. Sadly, there's a lot of action and guns, but no way at all to tell what the heck is going on for someone who hadn't seen all of the episodes. A lot of you have though, so enjoy.

-- Jevon Phillips

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