The Cylons are a cybernetic civilization at war with the Twelve Colonies of humanity in the Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, in the original 1978 and 1980 series, the 2004 reimagining, as well as the spin-off prequel series, Caprica. The nature and origins of Cylons differ greatly between the two Battlestar Galactica continuities. However, both series feature Cylon Raiders, Cylon Basestars and Cylon Centurions. The prequel series, Caprica, focuses on the creation of the Cylons, which differs from all the previous Battlestar Galactica series. In the 1978 series, the Cylon is also the name of the reptilian race who created the robot Cylons. The creators of the 2004 re-imagined Battlestar Galactica tv series decided that using actors in an elaborate robot outfit (as was done in the Original Series) would detract from the realism of the show. As such, the production made use only of computer-generated Centurions in place of actors. The new Cylon Centurion design was created by artist Eric Chu.
In the story the Cylons were created by Graystone Industries on planet Caprica, as the U-87 Cybernetic Lifeform Node initially to serve as robotic soldiers but later as workers. They eventually rebelled against their creators, leading to the First Cylon War. After the arrival of the Final Five, who promised to share their technology in exchange for peace with the humans, an armistice was signed, ending the conflict. The Cylons then disappeared for 40 years. During this period, the Cylons evolved into a society consisting of multiple copies of seven distinct models, all of them nearly indistinguishable from humans. (The humanoid Cylons kept simpler, biomechanical Cylons as soldiers and servants, much as humans themselves once had.) At the end of this period, the Cylons returned and destroyed the 12 colonies in a surprise attack, and pursued the survivors through space.
This outstanding 7-foot Cylon Centurion figure replica, as seen in the modern Battlestar Galactica tv series, features both the haunting visor lights of the robotic soldier synchronized to the menacing, eerie hum of the Cylon Centurion. It is sure to impress not only fellow fans of the epic Battlestar Galactica saga, but also visitors who are just encountering the stunning Cylon robot for the first time in our exhibition. This replica was made by by Fred Barton Productions, using only the finest materials: 100% fiberglass body, hand-machined aluminum, brass, and acrylic detail, advanced Electronics, stereo audio, Red LED light effects in visor.
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