and the real viper is… still grounded by technical difficulties (UPDATED)

2/5 – Problem solved!  Looks like my browser cache was full (thanks to reader Malitia9 for the heads up).  D’oh!  In any case, all the images are in place and I’m doing the write up as we speak.  Check back later tonight for the full post, probably around midnight Pacific time.

2/4 – For the love of Larson, I just spent over an hour preparing a whole slew of tasty, step-by-step images, detailing every last bit of the hi-tech process  in make a low-tech Viper, but WordPress STILL doesn’t want to play nice.  Every time I upload an image, it goes through the upload process, but it reports “complete but with errors on page,” the key error being the actual picture doesn’t show!  I just rebooted in the hopes that it was something on my end, but no dice.  I’ll hunt around and see if WordPress is actually acknowledging an issue, but you know what they say – good things come to those who wait!  I mean sure, I could do the write up without any images, but that would sort of be like going to a BBQ festival and being greeted by a sign saying “no animals were harmed in the making of this ferstival.”

In the meantime, let’s start a meaningful discussion in the comments section: if you were stranded on a desert island and you had to pick ONE character from Battlestar Galactica (original or new) to keep you company, who would you choose and why?


34 Responses to “and the real viper is… still grounded by technical difficulties (UPDATED)”

  1. 1 KRIS
    February 4, 2009 at 3:28 am

    I’d have to go with 6. She’s a genuinly great conversationalist. Assuming she didn’t just kill me, all the awesome sex would be pretty neat as well.

  2. 2 Hardhat
    February 4, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Well let’s see…

    For leadership in a terrible situation: Admr. Adama

    To ensure my well-being (I think…): Doc Cottle

    In the hope of building something to save me from my idyllic Hell: Mr/Chief Tyrol

    However, given that my luck would probably dump me on Lost Island…which is conveniently empty now that the series has finished and all the lovely inhabitants have gone home to the mainland for tea & tiffin… I think my ultimate choice would have to be…..


    …lots of Six!….


    PS: Unimaginably predictable I know but, what can you do!….heigh ho…

  3. 3 Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Caprica Six.
    For one she could probably beat the heck out of most of the dangerous beasts on that island and still look good while doing it. And I would do humanity a favour in keeping her far away from our precious civilization.
    Oh, and I could probably convince her that a new hybrid race would need lots of breeding.

  4. 4 Lee
    February 4, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Sgt. Jolly. It’s a desert island, food may be scarce, and there’s bound to be some good eatin’ on there.

  5. February 4, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Kara Thrace. ’nuff said.

  6. 6 Boris
    February 4, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Is a working resurrection ship in range? If so, D’Anna, since she wouldn’t mind resurrecting just to tell everyone where I am. However, that’s also assuming she’s an ally — if that’s an issue, I’d probably go for an Eight, just to be sure.

  7. February 4, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I’d think it would have to be Starbuck. Mainly because she would find a way to get my sorry butt off that rock!

  8. 8 Pamela
    February 4, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I’d bring Muffit. Everyone needs a good robotic hunting daggit whilst stranded on an island.

  9. February 4, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Boomer. In non-Cylon mode, preferably, though in Athena mode would work too. She was pretty good at surviving on Caprica with Helo, so she’s proven that she’d probably know what to do. :)

  10. 10 Daniel
    February 4, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I’d take Racetrack because she kicks ass and she can protect me from unfriendly cannibals :D

  11. 11 malitia9
    February 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Hey, i don’t want to be the geek here, … ah frak it ->

    i’ve checked uploading images to wordpress and it seems to work just fine!?

    Maybe you have a cache problem with your browser. Just try to clear the cache (in firefox, press control-shift-delete, then select cache, cookies and offline web page data [sry if its not called exactly like that, i have a german os ;( …] and click ok, in ie use the ‘extras’ button and select ‘clear browser history’ [first option] then delete the ‘temporary internet files’ and ‘cookies’)
    Maybe you’ve installed some new add-on that is interfering with wordpress. for each browser, you’ll have a ‘safe-mode’ shortcut residing in your start-menu where you (in ie its called ‘without add-ins’). use the corresponding one to start your browser without any add-ins and try again :).

    last ideas, try to use ‘the other’ browser (when u usually use firefox, try ie) and see if that might help. and last but not least, you can switch your upload-method in wordpress from flash to ‘browser-based’ upload. maybe that’ll help… :)

    so this isnt meant to sound cocky, i’m just desperate to see the post finally =)



  12. 12 Bronson BB
    February 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

    A small tribe of 8’s.

    Just like at the supermarket, that’s just one item!

  13. February 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Wow! All the great choices…let’s see

    of course there is 6 which liek the posters above who wouldn’t want her around. Then we have Athena (Grace) who is my personal fav. And come on if you want a woman and a best pal you cant go wrong with Starbuck. But then I started thinking of my childhood days and man the thoughts I had about Cassiopeia. Man choices, decisions decisions…Well lets go with (drum roll please)…

    Starbuck. I think she would be the perfect fit for me. All woman but also one of the boys.

    Oh and since this is my very first post after a long period of lurking I just want to say. AWESOEM site and info and keep it up! Love what you do Darth.

  14. 14 Totally not biased.
    February 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Since the common theme seems to be having lots of hawt sex under the premise of repopulating the planet,



  15. February 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Athena (original).

    Surely no explanation is necessary.

  16. 16 peter noble
    February 4, 2009 at 10:42 am


    Why? Dude, have you seen her! LOL

    (I’ve actually met Anne Lockhart, she’s a very nice lady and still gorgeous.)

  17. February 4, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Without a doubt ~ Kara Thrace ~ because she is pure awesomeness! :-)

  18. February 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Count me as a vote for Dualla. The live version. Would’ve been Seelix until recently, though.

  19. 19 Buckaroohawk
    February 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    My initial I’m-a-typical-guy answer is Kara Thrace. She’s got that “got off your butt and let’s get moving” attitude that would serve well in tough situations.

    But, in my heart of hearts, I’d have to pick Cally, if she weren’t dead, that is. I just had the biggest crush on her and I’m still sad that she’s gone.

  20. February 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    While my first thought is Athena, I’d have to go with Racetrack. She’d be able to find a way *off* the island (she can find anything.)

  21. 21 Drew
    February 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Sharon. MMMMMM, Sharon…

  22. 22 Rob S
    February 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I’d take any of the new cylons. Become good friends with them, let them know I’m a nice guy.. then I’d kill them. When they resurrect they can come find me.

    I also cheat at pyramid.

  23. 23 Jason
    February 4, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I also say Starbuck. You can get off the island and have sex with anyone instead of just one! Plus you don’t know how sturdy the 6 Cylon is. After a while she might just sit there and give you error beeps.

  24. 24 _pole
    February 4, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Another german geek here (hi malitia9) — Mojo, have you made sure the images are in rgb and not in cmyk mode?

    As for the island question: does “god” count?

  25. February 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I’m with the one who’d go for the six-pack of 8s.

  26. 26 AJ
    February 4, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hey, gim’me The Prez. Laura Roslin.Even bald and dying she’s INTENSE! Burn ya like a plasma torch,she would.

  27. 27 Boris
    February 5, 2009 at 8:10 am

    How about a dead Cylon raider with functioning systems? Scar was also a character.

  28. 28 Joel
    February 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I’m gonna have to go with Number 8.

    All of them. Unlike Helo, I WILL marry the entire production line.

  29. 29 GlenH
    February 6, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Am I the only one not thinking of sex? I’d pick Anders because he’s bound to have picked up a few survival skills and I always wanted to play pyramid.

  30. 30 Boris
    February 6, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Am I the only one not thinking of sex?

    Well, as you can see, since we don’t know what kind of desert island we’re dealing with, I’ve been assuming the worst and picking those characters with special abilities that could come in handy, such as being able to resurrect or serve as a functioning spacecraft even after death. I see that Rob S had the same resurrection idea, except that he was willing to work to earn the Cylons’ friendship — that’s good, but I’d pick a non-Boomer Eight, just to be sure.

    I wonder if the female Hybrid can survive outside her baseship? If so, could I ask for the living female Hybrid plus baseship?

  31. 31 GlenH
    February 8, 2009 at 7:32 am

    I did notice that; just exaggerating for effect. The Raider’s not a bad idea but I’m guessing that unless you’re a hotshot viper pilot like Starbuck you’re probably going to just kill yourself mercifully quickly. The whole resurrection thing isn’t a bad idea but are you so valuable the cylons are going to take time out from (a) hunting humans or (b) finding Earth to go look for you? Hmm… I suppose if the desert island is on earth then the answer is yes… but how are they going to find you in time? It took the fleet roughly two years after finding the map.

    Maybe I’m taking this way too seriously/nerdily.

  32. February 16, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Gotta go with Kara, we could drink, play cards, smoke cigars and keep each other warm at night.

  33. 33 Capricana
    February 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Better from the back of the Fleet than never. I’d like to be stranded with the original Commander Adama. He’d be an intelligent man to hold a conversation with and he didn’t get to command the Galactica by not knowing anything about survival. He’s the ultimate survivour!! And he’s good lookin. I wouldn’t turn HIM away from my tent!! LOL

  34. 34 Altidude
    February 21, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Not only is this an easy scenario to answer, it’s a dream… Kara.

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