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The [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylon]] '''Resurrection Hub''' is a space-borne facility which coordinates the [[Resurrection (RDM)|resurrection process]] among all of the Cylon [[Resurrection Ship|resurrection ships]] and downloading facilities, with what appears to be a substantial operational range between itself and the rest of the Cylon fleet. Additionally, the hub itself functions as a resurrection facility, containing [[resurrection tank]]s and a large number of spare bodies. As the control center of all resurrections, it is vital to Cylon society. As a safeguard, the Hub periodically jumps to new locations and relays its position to the baseships' [[Hybrid]]s once completed. The Resurrection Hub is also where [[Boxing|boxed]] Cylon consciousnesses are stored. Given that the Hub survives until season 4 but several Cylons such as [[Gina]] face permanent death in the absence of a Resurrection Ship before this, this suggests that the Resurrection Ships act as a kind of 'booster' for the Hub's downloading effect, and the Hub's range and ability to download Cylon's consciousnesses on its own is limited, otherwise no Cylon would have died permanently before this point.
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The [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylon]] '''Resurrection Hub''' is a space-borne facility which coordinates the [[Resurrection (RDM)|resurrection process]] among all of the Cylon [[Resurrection Ship|resurrection ships]] and downloading facilities, with what appears to be a substantial operational range between itself and the rest of the Cylon fleet. Additionally, the hub itself functions as a resurrection facility, containing [[resurrection tank]]s and a large number of spare bodies. As the control center of all resurrections, it is vital to Cylon society. As a safeguard, the Hub periodically jumps to new locations and relays its position to the baseships' [[Hybrid]]s once completed. The Resurrection Hub is also where [[Boxing|boxed]] Cylon consciousnesses are stored. The fact that several Cylons such as [[Gina Inviere]] face permanent death in the absence of a Resurrection Ship before the Hub's destruction, suggests that the Resurrection Ships act as a kind of 'booster' for the Hub's downloading effect, and the Hub's range and ability to download Cylons' consciousnesses on its own is limited; otherwise no Cylon would have died permanently before this point.
  
 
At the start of the [[Cylon Civil War]], [[Natalie]] plans to unbox [[D'Anna Biers]] in the hopes of learning the identities of the [[Final Five]] ([[The Ties That Bind]]). However, the [[Cavil]] faction retains possession of the Hub. When ''[[Demetrius]]'' returns to the human fleet with the renegade [[Basestar (RDM)|basestar]], Natalie offers Admiral [[William Adama|Adama]] and President [[Laura Roslin|Roslin]] the chance to destroy the Hub in return for their help unboxing D'Anna. Before the plan is carried out, however, Natalie is shot by [[Sharon Agathon]] and the basestar jumps away when Roslin, determined to get some answers about her visions, has the Hybrid reconnected ([[Guess What's Coming To Dinner]]).   
 
At the start of the [[Cylon Civil War]], [[Natalie]] plans to unbox [[D'Anna Biers]] in the hopes of learning the identities of the [[Final Five]] ([[The Ties That Bind]]). However, the [[Cavil]] faction retains possession of the Hub. When ''[[Demetrius]]'' returns to the human fleet with the renegade [[Basestar (RDM)|basestar]], Natalie offers Admiral [[William Adama|Adama]] and President [[Laura Roslin|Roslin]] the chance to destroy the Hub in return for their help unboxing D'Anna. Before the plan is carried out, however, Natalie is shot by [[Sharon Agathon]] and the basestar jumps away when Roslin, determined to get some answers about her visions, has the Hybrid reconnected ([[Guess What's Coming To Dinner]]).   

Revision as of 07:09, 21 June 2008

Resurrection Hub
Resurrection Hub
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Resurrection Hub in the separate continuity
Resurrection Hub in the primary continuity


The Cylon Resurrection Hub is a space-borne facility which coordinates the resurrection process among all of the Cylon resurrection ships and downloading facilities, with what appears to be a substantial operational range between itself and the rest of the Cylon fleet. Additionally, the hub itself functions as a resurrection facility, containing resurrection tanks and a large number of spare bodies. As the control center of all resurrections, it is vital to Cylon society. As a safeguard, the Hub periodically jumps to new locations and relays its position to the baseships' Hybrids once completed. The Resurrection Hub is also where boxed Cylon consciousnesses are stored. The fact that several Cylons such as Gina Inviere face permanent death in the absence of a Resurrection Ship before the Hub's destruction, suggests that the Resurrection Ships act as a kind of 'booster' for the Hub's downloading effect, and the Hub's range and ability to download Cylons' consciousnesses on its own is limited; otherwise no Cylon would have died permanently before this point.

At the start of the Cylon Civil War, Natalie plans to unbox D'Anna Biers in the hopes of learning the identities of the Final Five (The Ties That Bind). However, the Cavil faction retains possession of the Hub. When Demetrius returns to the human fleet with the renegade basestar, Natalie offers Admiral Adama and President Roslin the chance to destroy the Hub in return for their help unboxing D'Anna. Before the plan is carried out, however, Natalie is shot by Sharon Agathon and the basestar jumps away when Roslin, determined to get some answers about her visions, has the Hybrid reconnected (Guess What's Coming To Dinner).

The Hybrid follows the Hub, jumping ever closer to it, and eventually catches up. In the ensuing Battle of the Resurrection Hub, an uneasy alliance between Cylons and Colonials attacks the hub, with rebel humanoid Cylon pilots towing powered-down Colonial Vipers behind Heavy Raiders in order to conceal them. Once untethered, the Vipers attack the Hub's FTL drives, stranding it. As the rebel baseship and Heavy Raiders engage the two defending baseships, Karl Agathon and a Number Eight board the Hub to retrieve the unboxed D'Anna. Once their Raptor clears the Hub, the Vipers fire nuclear missiles, destroying the Hub and at least one of the nearby basestars (The Hub).

With its destruction, Cylon resurrection is now lost and all Cylons become mortal[1].

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References

  1. It seems improbable that the Resurrection Hub can be replaced. In her conversations with the Fleet's leadership and the Quorum in "Guess What's Coming To Dinner?", Natalie implies that the Hub cannot be reconstructed. Furthermore, if the Hub were reproducible, there would be redundant Hubs elsewhere.