Monday, April 16, 2007

Paper of the future

OK, has anyone else noticed that most of the paper--including books--in BSG is cut to have diagonal corners? Why? Is there some major need for tiny triangles of paper, and so it makes sense to send every sheet, big or small, through a die-cutter? Because, unless they've discovered a new way of making paper in the future, I can't see how it would conserve resources, which you'd think they'd be especially conscious of what with being in a convoy, always on the run. But maybe not. Maybe paper's so ubiquitous they just cut it up for fun.

10 comments:

roman mars said...

I don't know the rationale for the paper within the world of BSG, but according to one of the producers it's a visual pun: because of the limited budget of the SciFi network they are forced to "cut corners."

Ba Da Bum.

Sinker said...

Roman, with answers like that you might just end up getting invited to post more than comments on this blog!

roman mars said...

*blush*

Sinker said...

stop your blushing and sign up! You've been invited.

Paul M. Davis said...

I read somewhere that the cut corners was one of a handful of callbacks to the original series...there was a list of them somewhere. Along with, believe it or not, using "frakked" in place of "fucked," which seems awfully risque for late '70s television programming.

roman mars said...

I never got an invite. Are you just frakking with me?

Sinker said...

I invited you. Sent it to your bez e-mail. Is that not the right one?

roman mars said...
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Sinker said...

done. Might want to trash that post so your e-mail address isn't out there for a legion of BSG fans to see.

roman mars said...

Success! Now I'm ready to frak shit up.