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Why does it have to be Battlestar Galactica? Why not Space Balls? Remember Dot Matrix? http://images.wikia.com/spaceballs/images/c/ca/Dot_matrix.gif

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMunch

What is Battlestar Galactica like?

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

But...but...what if the blond woman robot was Seven of Nine?

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Could have been Spaceballs.

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen B

It could also be spaceballs...just saying.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstagger

That was a TV show?!

Also, what is "Star Wars"?

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYep

Ha! "space movies are all the same"... Successfull Troll is Successful :p

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Hey - it could have been ST: Voyager with '7 of 9'

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG LAzelle

Obviously she was watching "Spaceballs."

God, I am such a geek.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

Suck... suck... suck... suck... suck...


She's switched from "suck" to "blow!"

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

The mad face in panel 4 is my favorite - right after the "hide will make a fine poncho" one...

And I've had this conversation.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOldbear

Blond woman robot coulda been 7 of 9. Just sayin'

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

DESCRIBE THE ROBOTS!!!!!!!!!!

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Are you sure she wasn't watching "Galaxina"?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080771/

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

DESCRIBE THE ROBOTS!

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

No.
No no no no no!!
7 of 9 is human with a few Borg implants that the Doctor couldn't remove.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNoob

Third panel was comedy gold. Really hilarious!

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMesel

What noob said. There's a difference between a robot and a cyborg. Sheesh.

Although she if she was watching 7 of 9, then she would have referred to 7 of 9 as a "robot" just to mess with Scott some more. Hmm, the plot thickens.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJC

OMG. I just watched the GALAXINA movie trailer.
That must have been the worst space movie EVER !

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreddy

When I think blond woman robot, I think Galatea, from Bicentennial Man. (I Know There Weren't ANY Space Ships. I was thinking of a blond woman robot.)

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

come on, people! It was Terminator 3!!!

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjdp

Well, it could have been Bladerunner too - although it's not really a space movie, but id did have the "Daryl Hannah hot blond robot" in it.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Wow, Number 6, Seven of Nine, Dot Matrix... maybe all space movies are the same.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

@ Freddy - it's fantastically bad! Definitely worth watching for laughs.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterneilvis

Every conversation about science fiction I have ever had with my family,
Oh, help me Goddess. I have a family reunion this weekend.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersheherazahde

She also could have been watching the Buck Rogers tv show, if she saw the episode with Tina.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

What is Battlestar Galactica like?

Very well executed, with a realistic style of sci fi that's harder than any other TV sci fi I know, compelling characters and good storytelling, and very, very dark.

Genocide, torture, racism, terrorism and vast amounts of hard drinking. Moral ambiguity and difficult dilemmas in a way Star Trek could only dream of showing.

You'll love it if that's the kind of thing you like. :)

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I think it was the one where Captain Chewbacca and Spock save Middle Earth.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterd00d

This is very much like conversations that I have had with my daughter.
Again, and again.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWatcherJohn

There's only one yellow droid.
All others are pale imitations.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSkywalker

At times like this, it's useful to remember that Stanley Donen, who directed Singin' in the Rain, also directed Saturn 3, the greatest sci-fi movie of all time that is named "Saturn 3."

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

we need to get this on google+

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Unlike Scott, I was not fooled. I remember her first appearance where she referenced Boba Fett and the Sarlaac.

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIl_Duce

The lesson I learned here is that Scott clearly doesn't know enough about sci-fi if he missed so many blonde woman robots. Also, any conversation like this can usual go quick if you ask who the actors were. So many times I get "that guy from Moulin Rouge," which gets it down to just a few possibilities.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Data's pale white, not yellow... o_O

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAylin

Re Blade Runner comment. Blade Runner does have flying cars though which could look like 'spaceships' to someone who wasn't really watching it.

Also, if you didn't know they were all replicants you'd think it's pretty much the only movie that shows the 'hero' shooting an unarmed fleeing woman in the back so she falls headfirst into a plate-glass window.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJon

Data also isn't immediately recognizable as a robot. Yellow though...

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

This comment sections has now been dedicated to Spaceballs.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK7

"Was it worth watching?"
"Yes."
"It was Babylon 5."

You're welcome :)

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

jdp - I was thinking the same thing, but it doesn't have spaceships....

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStarWarsFangirl

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