History FanFic / GoingNative

1st Mar '18 10:48:38 PM SithkingZero
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* ActorAllusion: The call-sign Kara bestows on Barclay, "Mad Dog", is an oblique reference to the fact that Barclay's actor had previously played "Howling Mad" Murdock on Series/TheATeam. Perhaps a double allusion- while on The A-Team, he co-starred with Dirk Benedict, who played the ''original'' Starbuck.



** Three Jem'Hadar fighters versus the ''Galactica'' post-Starfleet refit. ''Galactica'''s first action in the fight (after jumping in) was to fire ''one hundred'' photon torpedoes. It is also the ''last'' thing it does in the fight, because after that, there is no more fight.



** Starbuck mentions that Sam doesn't have the right "Feel" for flying, that he'd be okay flying a Raptor, but not a Viper. [[spoiler: Couple what was said above with the "Palamas Indicator people can sense one another," with the fact that Cylons have ''no'' Palamas Indicators...]]



** Averted with Hera, daughter of Sharon and Helo- since Cylons are biologically human, she's just an ordinary human.



** Reg Barclay, after his ill-fated Raptor patrol, is given the call sign "Mad Dog" by Starbuck. This references the character that his actor played over in [[Series/TheATeam The A Team]], "Howlin' Mad" Murdock. To make the connection better, Dwight Shultz (said actor) played the role alongside Dirk Benedict, who was Starbuck in the ''original'' Battlestar Galactica.



* TakeThat: there are a few towards Battlestar Galactica, such as the nepotism that Adama shows or how the Colonials are more violent than starfleet... but for the most part, these are very minor things, and most of them are done from the perspective of a very pacifistic, aethiestic society- the Federation. For the most part, the Federation shows great respect for the Colonials and their troubles, and especially their endurance. In addition, it shows that some of those problems are not because the Colonials are bad people, but in their situation, some of the problems become far more likely (such as Lee Adama serving directly under his father; which isn't ''great'' but understandable as ''there is no one else alive to transfer him to''). Riker even comments that he wonders if this is what the Federation might have turned out like if the Borg hadn't been stopped in "The Best Of Both Worlds."

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* TakeThat: there are a few towards Battlestar Galactica, such as the nepotism that Adama shows or how the Colonials are more violent than starfleet...Starfleet... but for the most part, these are very minor things, and most of them are done from the perspective of a very pacifistic, aethiestic society- the Federation. For the most part, the Federation shows great respect for the Colonials and their troubles, and especially their endurance. In addition, it shows that some of those problems are not because the Colonials are bad people, but in their situation, some of the problems become far more likely (such as Lee Adama serving directly under his father; which isn't ''great'' but understandable as ''there is no one else alive to transfer him to''). Riker even comments that he wonders if this is what the Federation might have turned out like if the Borg hadn't been stopped in "The Best Of Both Worlds."



** The sequel implies that some Colonial technology (though which examples aren't stated) rely on their users having Palamas Genes.

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** The sequel implies that some Colonial technology (though which examples aren't stated) rely on their users having Palamas Genes.Genes. The original points out that unless you can have a connection to the machine, Vipers are almost literally unpilotable by ordinary humans.
1st Mar '18 7:27:13 PM SithkingZero
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* BabiesEverAfter: In the sequel, it's explicitly noted that many of the ''Galactica'' characters now have offspring.

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* BabiesEverAfter: In the sequel, it's explicitly noted that many of the ''Galactica'' characters now have offspring.offspring... as do the Cylons, as their fertility issues are now solved.



* HumansAreWarriors: Oh yes.
** The Centurions are aware that humans are the best at killing other humans, which is why they created the biocylons to begin with
** Twenty Romulan Centurions (marines, not cyclopic robots) beam onto the ''Galactica.'' End result: 19 fatalities for the Romulans, with the only survivor getting nerve-pinched by a Vulcan before the humans can get to him. The human cost? One injured, and he was brought back to full health on the ''Enterprise.''



* NotSoDifferent: Riker compares Gaeta's situation to being similar to that of his Transporter Clone, Thomas Riker- out of contact with the rest of the Federation for many years, and ending up psychologically damaged as a result.
** Upon seeing the Fleet, Riker also wonders if this is what the Federation could have turned out like had the Borg succeeded in "The Best Of Both Worlds."
* MamaBear: Felix's older sister Sophia roughs Kara up for mistreating Felix and warns her against doing so again.


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* MamaBear: Felix's older sister Sophia roughs Kara up for mistreating Felix and warns her against doing so again.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: While Felix's powers are proven time and again that they're not magic or godly, he does suspect that ''something'' is helping the Colonial Fleet to survive in their journey, specifically, making it fit the prophecy from the Scroll of Apollo (pointing out the sheer ludicrous odds against someone descended from Apollo being the ''only person'' who could help with an experiment that ''happened'' to shoot him through a wormhole to a friendly human society that still worshiped the Greco-Roman Pantheon).


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* NotSoDifferent: Riker compares Gaeta's situation to being similar to that of his Transporter Clone, Thomas Riker- out of contact with the rest of the Federation for many years, and ending up psychologically damaged as a result.
** Upon seeing the Fleet, Riker also wonders if this is what the Federation could have turned out like had the Borg succeeded in "The Best Of Both Worlds."
27th Feb '18 9:01:51 PM SithkingZero
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* {{Expy}}: While unintentional, the series stars a part-human being worshiped by the natives who has suffered a great loss in the past, being assigned to a station near said natives, arrives with a custom ''Defiant''-class ship, and has ongoing problems with the Dominion... are we talking about Felix Gaeta in "Going Forward," or Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine? Okay, so there are more differences than similarities, but it is somewhat odd.


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* MoreDakka: Starfleet vessels tend to rely on speed, shields, and maneuvering. The ''Galactica,'' post-Starfleet Refit, can't fight like that, as it's old and slow. That being said, ''it is absolutely covered in guns and torpedo launchers.''


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** Reg, post-timeskip, is implied to have some sort of romantic relationship with Racetrack... and she can apparently understand him when he starts talking technobabble.


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** The sequel implies that some Colonial technology (though which examples aren't stated) rely on their users having Palamas Genes.
14th Jul '17 7:22:16 PM SithkingZero
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** Many Colonials don't exactly like it either, viewing it less as "The only enlightened path to preserve pre-warp cultures" and more as "Let's sit on our asses and watch people die while we feel smug about it."


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** "Going Forward" shows the Colonials having trouble with members of Starfleet, who often view them as primitive, violent, and disruptive for being paranoid and wanting fighters and guns.


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** Saul Tigh mentions that he feels awful going through transporters. [[spoiler: It turns out that this is a very common trait among Cylons.]]
8th Jun '16 6:27:24 AM SithkingZero
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* CoolShip: The ''Surprise,'' which was constructed under Felix's supervision. It's a ''Defiant''-class starship with a Colonial FTL drive.


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** Twenty Romulans beam over to the ''Galactica''. One survives only because a Vulcan got to him before the Colonials could, with only one person injured on the Colonial's side.


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* MacrossMissileMassacre: The ''Galactica'', once upgraded with Federation technology, tends to spam Photon Torpedoes like they're going out of style.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: anyone who died after mid-season 3 of Battlestar Galactica, due to meeting the Federation.
** [[spoiler: Thanks to Starbuck, the crew of the ''Valient'' never goes on their suicide mission and are absorbed into Felix's mini-fleet.]]


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** ''Going Forward'' has ''plenty'' towards Starfleet, which is viewed as naive, stubborn, and willing to stick their heads in the sand. Scientists are openly dismissive of the colonial FTL drive as "inefficient" and a waste of time, and those who say that Starfleet needs ''actual'' warships are mocked and ridiculed, even after the Borg attack on Wolf 359.
7th Jun '16 7:46:59 PM SithkingZero
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "Welcome to Sick Bay. Do you need a bandage?" Spoken by Cottle before he [[LudicrousGibs blows open a Romulan's torso with explosive ammo.]]


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* RockBeatsLaser: Hoo boy. When 20 Romulan Centurions (no relation to the Cylon robot) beam onto the ''Galactica'', they expect it to be a cakewalk, as they have disruptors. Only one of them survives the fight, and that's only because one of the Vulcan doctors managed to nerve-pinch one while he was distracted by Doctor Cottle blowing open another Romulan's chest with explosive rounds. Only one injury is reported by the ''Galactica'' crew, and he survives thanks to the doctors on the ''Enterprise.''
4th Jun '16 2:07:41 PM SithkingZero
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** Some paranoia is shown towards human-looking aliens among the Colonial Fleet- which is understandable, given that until recently they had to worry about human-looking ''robots'' that wanted to murder them all in their beds.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Starbuck can "feel" which pilot candidates will do well or not, and later on, it's revealed that those with Pallamas Indicators have a limited ability to sense one another.]]



* TakeThat: there are a few towards Battlestar Galactica, such as the nepotism that Adama shows or how the Colonials are more violent than starfleet... but for the most part, these are very minor things, and most of them are done from the perspective of a very pacifistic, aethiestic society- the Federation. For the most part, the Federation shows great respect for the Colonials and their troubles, and especially their endurance. In addition, it shows that some of those problems are not because the Colonials are bad people, but in their situation, some of the problems become far more likely. Riker even comments that he wonders if this is what the Federation might have turned out like if the Borg hadn't been stopped in "The Best Of Both Worlds."

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* TakeThat: there are a few towards Battlestar Galactica, such as the nepotism that Adama shows or how the Colonials are more violent than starfleet... but for the most part, these are very minor things, and most of them are done from the perspective of a very pacifistic, aethiestic society- the Federation. For the most part, the Federation shows great respect for the Colonials and their troubles, and especially their endurance. In addition, it shows that some of those problems are not because the Colonials are bad people, but in their situation, some of the problems become far more likely.likely (such as Lee Adama serving directly under his father; which isn't ''great'' but understandable as ''there is no one else alive to transfer him to''). Riker even comments that he wonders if this is what the Federation might have turned out like if the Borg hadn't been stopped in "The Best Of Both Worlds."
6th Dec '15 6:33:39 PM SithkingZero
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* BittersweetVictory: The Humanform-Cylons did destroy the Colonies, yes... [[spoiler: but it turns out that they were never in charge at all, the machine-models were. Human-Model Cylons are actually human clones with nanites inside of them, and this revelation getting out leads to the Human-Models getting wiped out by the machine-types. There are currently nine hundred Human-models in existence, their religion was a lie to get them to obey commands by a false god, and even though they can have children, their kids will be assimilated into the federation and not be able to have all the special abilities of the Human-Models (strength, interfacing with machines, resurrection), and ultimately the Human-Models will go extinct.]]
18th Nov '15 9:47:05 PM SithkingZero
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** While Starfleet goes on about the Prime Directive being one of their nobler concepts, more than one Colonial notes that it sounds more like "Stand by while other people die."
18th Nov '15 10:59:35 AM SithkingZero
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* HalfHumanHybrids: Felix and his sisters (well, technically, they're three-quarters human hybrids), as descendants of a PhysicalGod. [[spoiler:As is Kara Thrace]]
* InMediasRes: The story begins with Felix aboard the Enterprise, having a therapy session with Troi.

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* HalfHumanHybrids: Felix and his sisters (well, technically, they're three-quarters human hybrids), as descendants of a PhysicalGod. [[spoiler:As is Kara Thrace]]
Thrace, though how far back her ancestry is is unknown.]]
** Due to Pollux IV Life Forms having ''heavily'' interfered in Colonial Society, it's strongly implied that a good deal of the Colonial population has at least ''some'' non-human DNA in its makeup.
* InMediasRes: The story begins with Felix aboard the Enterprise, having a therapy session with Troi. The scenes of how this happened are added to the end of the first story.
* NotSoDifferent: Riker compares Gaeta's situation to being similar to that of his Transporter Clone, Thomas Riker- out of contact with the rest of the Federation for many years, and ending up psychologically damaged as a result.
** Upon seeing the Fleet, Riker also wonders if this is what the Federation could have turned out like had the Borg succeeded in "The Best Of Both Worlds."
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