Feb 9

On Starship Fuels


Edited: Feb 9

I'm just now finally getting around to watching the Short Treks, and just listened to your podcast reviewing the Tilly episode involving dilithium. Coincidentally I've also been rewatching the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries (which is EXCELLENT if you haven't seen it).


I was amused by a line in BSG where they named the magic starship fuel in that universe: Tylium! Obviously Tilly is at the center of some cross-universe rift.

This is amazing, @chrissam42! I *love* the BSG reboot, beginning with the 2003 miniseries. I think it wasn't that long ago that I did a re-watch, and I enjoyed just as much the third time around.


What did you think of Runaway? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Like you, I'm generally overwhelmed by the fast pacing of Discovery, and the short treks especially. And I, for one, never picked up on the tidbit that they were apparently at her planet during all this. In general I think I missed a whole lot of the nuances in Runaway that you discussed on the podcast. (This is why I listen!) In particular, the food dispensers going haywire, while funny, made NO sense whatever to me. I guess if your species developed in tandem with a dilithium-rich planet, your body is going to have some exciting energy characteristics.


And related to BSG, other dimension-crossing characters have to include Commander Landry/Tory Foster, and of course Ro Laren/Admiral Cain! (And as others have noted, Doctors Bashir and Baltar looking as if they could be twin brothers.) I'm sure there's plenty of background characters played by people who act in all the sci-fi shows too.

I feel like I could go and watch Runaway about ten more times and still not catch everything, which is why I love getting to discuss it with Glenn and then getting to talk to you all on the forums.


Dimension cross-overs are great! And they remind me of all of the Trek actors that have played various roles across shows or even within them, for example Jeffrey Combs playing Shran on Enterprise and Weyoun *and* Brunt on DS9! (I actually think he crops up like 5+ times as different DS9 characters!)

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