Talk:The Fleet (TRS)
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In my recent look through screenshots of the Fleet (thanks in part to Frak-that.com), I began counting from the Miniseries through to end of Season 4 (and then added Cybele from The Plan) and, excluding the opening and closing shot of Six Degrees of Separation, I have managed to count 82 ships in total, 83 if you count Pegasus (though it replaced the Olympic Carrier). The fleet scenes don't appear to match dialogue at any stage because if there were really 82 ships, then Gaeta, Tigh and Dualla cannot count properly during the Miniseries and throughout Season 1. Notably, by counting the names of every ship via the voting boards in "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II", dialogue in every episode (including the deleted scene from "Litmus" referring to Coronis) and a disused prop that had the following names (that I can remember) -- Aerilon Horn, Delano, Delaneira, Hyrokkin, Leonin King, Leonis Prince and Virgon Freedom -- we have 80 ships named.
Should we make a note of this discrepancy?
I will advise that, as with everything else, production played fast-and-loose with facts and figures. Also, if you're going to count screen shots, you'll see multiple appearances of the U.S.S. Enterprise. ;-)
I forgot about that one, so its 83 ships. But counting "Six Degrees of Separation", with as many as 8 mining ships and 7 Colonial Movers and 5 Astral Queen ships that I could get, 90 ships. Must be between 5 and 20 people per most ships to account for population.
I don't see these notes being an issue, as long as the information is presented in the proper context.
Revising down to 82, turns out I was misidentifying the five-engined vessel as two different ships due to not focusing properly on the shot of the FTL ships escaping and I thought the one next to Zephyr was actually a completely different ship. Then I saw reused screenshot in "The Farm" and it's just the five-engined vessel.
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