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spg_1983
May 1st, 2005, 08:28 PM
so what was the deal with the 12 colonies. were there 12 different groups that left kobol and then settled on 12 different planets? or was there one big group that left Kobol and over time they spread to 12 different planets? also were the 12 planets all in the same solar system?

spg_1983
May 3rd, 2005, 08:26 AM
ill bump this back up since it probably got missed by people with the move and all

Darth Buddha
May 3rd, 2005, 08:41 AM
At a guess, I'd say the "original" twelve colonies (apparently there are also smaller, newer "mining" colonies mentioned, as in the one where Boomer's parents were "supposedly" killed) were twelve worlds settled very early after the exodus, allowing them to develop distinct cultures and identities to at least some degree... much as continental nationalities (European, Asian, African) used to be.

At least some of these planets would almost certainly have been in different solar systems, as the idea of twelve worlds forming in habitable orbits seems highly improbable. There just isn't enough room for that many without them orbiting close enough to eventually exert enough gravitational influence on each other to cause a collision.

JediTrilobite
May 4th, 2005, 05:21 AM
My understanding of it, and we'll probably learn more later:

The twelve (thirteen probably) colonies were 13 groups, or tribes of people on Kobol, who left the planet for the stars, and ended up founding the 12 colonies that we know, and it's likely that the 13th went off on their own to find Earth. Hopefully we'll learn more this year.

Dahak
May 5th, 2005, 06:15 AM
At a guess, I'd say the "original" twelve colonies (apparently there are also smaller, newer "mining" colonies mentioned, as in the one where Boomer's parents were "supposedly" killed) were twelve worlds settled very early after the exodus, allowing them to develop distinct cultures and identities to at least some degree... much as continental nationalities (European, Asian, African) used to be.

At least some of these planets would almost certainly have been in different solar systems, as the idea of twelve worlds forming in habitable orbits seems highly improbable. There just isn't enough room for that many without them orbiting close enough to eventually exert enough gravitational influence on each other to cause a collision.

Ron Moore has said that while it's impossible that there could be 12 habitable planets in 1 solar system they are all in the same solar system. Sure it's kind of dumb but it also answers the question of why the fleet just didn't try to go to one of the other solar systems. There wasn't one.

Unas
May 9th, 2005, 06:27 AM
This is an original BSG question:

In the classic series, were there humans not descended from Kobold? I also think there were several species of aliens.

Dahak
May 9th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Yes the humans all came from Kobol. Also yes there were aliens other than the original Cylons. There were the bugs that ate people on that casino planet and the 4 eyed disco chicks. Also there were the pig guys on that one farming world. Probably there are others but those 3 are only ones I can think of.