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The Five-Minute Battlestar Galactica Subsite FAQ

by Zeke

Q: What is Five-Minute Battlestar Galactica?

It's the subsite of FiveMinute.net dedicated to Battlestar Galactica, both the original and the remake. It's referred to by the abbreviation 5MBSG. (See the main FiveMinute.net FAQ for information about the site as a whole.)

Q: Who's in charge?

The section head of 5MBSG is Zeke. He adds new material periodically and handles any submissions to the subsite. You can contact him by email.

Q: Is 5MBSG open for submissions?

Yes, many episodes of Battlestar Galactica are available to guest writers. Read through the Submissions FAQ to find out how the process works.

Q: Will I get spoiled stupid if I read these?

Not for later episodes, no. Any time I make a joke based on something important that "hasn't happened yet", I'll try to be sneaky enough that only the already-spoiled will pick up on it. (But obviously if you read fivers of those later episodes, that's your own lookout.)

Q: Wasn't there a Five-Minute Battlestar Galactica once before?

Yeah, I made a sarcastic version once as an April Fool's joke. I was kind of bitter about the show's popularity at the time for reasons I explained afterwards. (I'm better now.)

Q: I love the comic of the miniseries!

You certainly do! It's become the most frequently-linked page on the site. Unfortunately, Kira (the author) is no longer at FiveMinute.net, but we may well make other fivers into comics.

Q: Will you be doing Caprica?

Why not? Everybody else is... oh, you mean the upcoming spinoff, not Caprica Six. Yes, we'll probably give that a go.

Q: What about Galactica 1980?

Sure, we'll start a season page for that if we get submissions.

Q: Why do you have the characters say "Oh my God"? They should say "Oh my gods".

That is indeed what they say on the show. And yes, it makes sense since they're from a polytheistic culture. It also annoys the hell out of me. It's not the Colonials' fault that they sound like New Age high school girls trying to be hip and stick it to their Christian parents, but they do, so allow me to stick with the classics here. (It's not like the dialogue on the show isn't translated for our benefit anyway.)

Q: Well, okay, but why don't they say "frak"?

Because the show already consumed the entire world's supply of that word for the next 700 years. By season two.

Q: You're not a Cylon, are you?

Everyone's a Cylon.

Got a question to frequently ask? E-Mail it to Zeke.

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