Appiphilia: App turns iPhone into a Cylon detector
Do you know what everyone around you has in common? "Battlestar Galactica" fans know: They might be a Cylon (that's an artificial being, for the uninitiated). So, you need to be able to detect where and who they are. Enter the iPhone. A new app hit the market to help you detect those impostors.
And you know how you people-watch and make up stories? Well, this takes that a step further. Check your mom. Best friend. Dog. Cat. Boss (who you already know is a Cylon).
What it is: A Cylon detector
What sizzles: Well, "Battlestar Galactica" sizzles. The show is in its last season, on its last few episodes, and is still great. The app? The cool photos from the show that they superimpose a picture on are fun. I wonder how many there are.
What fizzles: Sadly, you know it's not doing anything but flashing graphs and making sounds. I took a picture of someone's leg, and it threw the photo on an image of Lt. Starbuck's face.
Bottom line: Fun to be had, though it may get old pretty fast. What I found out, though? Everyone would rather be a Cylon. What does that say about us? Hmmm ...
-- Jevon Phillips
Jevon writes about "Battlestar Galactica" on the Show Tracker blog.