Across the myriad of interwebs, i’ve seen a lot of comments from people wondering “just how frakkin’ big was the Colony?“ Truth be told, there may not be an exact figure. See, Lightwave tends to choke if you expand the world into krazy amounts of kilometers. The software still works, but it can get a little buggy on you when things get too big, so the CG model of the Cylon Colony was built to a scale far larger than the Galactica, but not quite as big as FX Supervisor Gary Hutzel imagined. For the final shots, the size of ships next to The Colony had to be squeezed down to match his vision of the true enormity of the bad guys’ ultimate secret lair. But don’t fret, here are a few images to give you the general idea, so click through for some high tech BSG action!
Here’s a side view to show you the approximate scales (clicking the image will bust your monitor with giant hugeosity). These images will also provide a glimpse into what the actual shape of the vessel is, something that might have been hard to discern from watching the show. Here’s a totally unexpected, “but wait there’s more” top view:
So, if someone asks you just how big was the Colony was, what should you tell them? “It’s big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. You may think the Death Star is big but that’s just peanuts compared to The Colony…”
I’m sure this post is going to lead to a million more questions about this fine ship/Cylon homeworld, but I ask you to bite your tongues for now – there will be more to come in the not too distant future.