BSG: The Return To Kobol Part 3 . After inspecting the chassis of the vanquished Cylons, and determining that they in fact were not connected to the Rebel Cylons with whom they had traveled to Kobol, CMDR Barto and his team of Marines leave the planet with the last of the three deadly robots.
They are returning them under tight security to the Galactica for further examination to see what can be learned for possible future encounters.
As far as they know, the Rebel Baseship is unaware of the murderous rampage by their fellow mechanized life forms.
The violent incident that occurred was treated with the utmost secrecy, and having Cylon technology to study firsthand was seen as a tactical opportunity to better know their mysterious travel companions.
Passage from the hangar bay to the improvised robotics laboratory was secured, and all nonessential personnel were cleared from the route.
Maverick: "Alright, Team, this is it for today, finally."
"It was a pain bringing them up here one at a time, but if you ask me, one is enough, after we saw what they’re capable of."
PVT Bonsch: "I'm with you, Commander, even with the beefed-up containers, I'm glad we're back on Galactica."
LT Bones: "Just couldn’t imagine what it was like back when whole armies of ‘em were runnin’ around loose."
Mav: "Well, we’ve still gotta be on our toes with these things, dead or otherwise."
Mav: "Okay, let's get this thing down to Storage Compartment C, and we'll let old Garry get crackin'."
Meanwhile, CMDR Nempec visits the wounded Marine in one of the Surgical Medical Bays. The medical facilities have been redesigned from the original Galactica specifications to meet the demands of the new crew.
Chief Medical Officer, LTCMDR Dr. Marcus Korund and his team attend to the wounded soldier.
Nempec: "Doctor, how’s the patient?"
"He's coming along nicely, Commander, but he was cut up rather badly. Lucky not to have bled out. I saw the guy from the film crew, though: not so lucky. Looked like he went through a wood chipper..."
Nempec: "This is quite a set up you have here, Doc."
Dr. Korund: "Funny, the original medical facility was somewhat crude compared to what we’ve got these days. They had some descent scanners, but that was about it. We’ve got the latest in Tissue Printing Regeneration Technology."
Korund: "It all started at the beginning of the century when they rigged up inkjet printers with skin cells or whatever, and printed them right onto a gel. But if you think of that as black and white printing, this is 3 dimensional color printing. We have all the different cloned cells; muscle, nerves, epithelial...and it just prints them into the wound according to what’s necessary."
Nempec: "Pretty crafty! Can he hear us in there?"
Korund: "Maybe, but he’s so hopped up on muscle relaxants he’d have no clue what you were saying or even care."
Nempec: "Well, anyway, good news, and thanks for the update."
Cylon Examination Facility.
It was anticipated during the planning stages of the Mission that a laboratory for studying and testing newfound technology was needed.
Furthermore, security to isolate potentially deadly contaminates from escaping into the rest of the ship was integral to the specifications.
Mav: "Quite a rig, eh Skipper?"
CMDR Nempec: "So, what’s the plan? Got anything?"
Mav: "Well, it’s a goldmine of information!"
LT CMDR King: "Yes, Sir, we will learn a great deal about our Clyon friends from these remains. Although I am certain that they are not in as good of a condition as the Rebel Cylons on the Baseship, we can probably assume that there haven’t been many major structural modifications from this design..."
Mav: "Well, from what I remember from our little tour over there, they all look the same to me."
Nempec: "I’d agree."
LT King: "Maintenance and power was probably a factor in your ability to take them out so quickly, even with your explosive rounds. It’s difficult to assess whether that would be the case against a better kept squad."
Mav: "Well, having a few spare parts to tinker with ought to give us an advantage, if we end up tangling with more of them, and you can bet we will!"