Cut to an old-school Cylon Centurion, on display in the "Gift Shop" that now occupies one of Galactica's landing pods. Yeah. Way to show respect to your source material, guys. On the other hand, they're so obviously desperate to make this remake modern and "in-your-face" that I'm frankly surprised they didn't go with the obvious in-joke of putting a Starbuck's coffee shop in there somewhere. Although to be fair, those old costumes do look pretty cheesy. They were the shiznit back in the day, though. Can you dig it? In a different landing pod, Mary McDonnell is arriving on her passenger liner. She's greeted by Poor Man's Kevin Spacey, who leads her deeper into the ship to get ready for the ceremony. Lackey Howser tries to follow, but he's distracted by the sight of the only significant crew member we haven't met yet. It's Lieutenant Uhura, the stereotypically female African-American communications officer. She is kind of cute, so it's easy to understand why Lackey Howser gets distracted, but when he looks up again, he soon realizes that he's completely and utterly lost in the Mobius maze. He wanders around for a bit, and then, because the Sci-Fi network totally knows their audience, he ends up blundering into a coed locker-room. Lieutenant Uhura is in there washing up, and despite the fact that she (and everyone else in the room) is fully clothed, Lackey Howser gets all flustered and distracted. Yeah, whatever. I liked this scene better in Starship Troopers.
The Third Law of Science Fiction: Co-ed locker-rooms. They're every nerd's fantasy! (See: Starship Troopers, Robocop, Aliens, Ender's Game.)
Elsewhere in The Corridor, Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell are having a little chat. You'd totally think these two would be the thespian heavyweights here, right? Wrong. Mary looks sleepy, and just kind of stares off into space about three inches to the left of Olmos's eyes, and you can actually see Ed forget his lines in the middle of a sentence. Of course, he is trying to deliver awkward exposition about network node design and router installs, so it's somewhat understandable. Even in the future, bosses never understand IT. Those of you playing at home can now check "Galactica has no networked computer systems" off your exposition checklist. Only three hundred and twenty-seven more items to go!