Gun humor: what caliber for Cylons?

cx4 storm for cylons

Yesterday in the Space Gun Showdown the Beretta Cx4 Storm edged out the FN P90 as the more practical choice in the real world. I always thought it was amusing watching BSG that their guns of choice for shooting 8 foot tall killer robots were 5.7 pistols with underbarrel “grenade” launchers, and a pistol caliber carbine. I suppose that’s why they call it “fiction” though.

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      1. Nope. The original sidearm was an attempt to recreate the pistol from Blade Runner, according to Ron Moore. It used a S&W K-frame in a futuristic-looking shell, but it was a pain in the ass to reload, and with Stargate using up metric butt tons of 5.7mm blanks, it was cheaper to swap to the futuristic-looking FN57.

        1. I can’t find any reference to it being a k-frame, but it was definitely not a LeMat. I must have gotten that from the underbarrel grenade launcher.

          Although, even worse was when I found out that Captain Mal’s gun from Firefly was really just a gussied up Taurus. Finding out that Cap’n Tightpants was winging around space with a Taurus is worse that finding out there is no Santa Claus.

          1. “Finding out that Cap’n Tightpants was winging around space with a Taurus is worse that finding out there is no Santa Claus.”

            What do you mean “there’s no Santa Claus”?

            Aw, crap! Thanks a lot, Caleb…

  1. Bullet technology must keep evolving… Bur seriously, we saw how that show ended, this is the very least of their sins.

    1. “we saw how that show ended, this is the very least of their sins.”

      There was a joke going around during seasons 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica:

      “The Cylons have a plan…and the show’s writers have no idea what it is.”

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