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The Cylons' Secret Weakness: Microwave Ovens!

Galactica 1980 is full of ridiculous things, including the Battlestar Galactica crew giving a small child a mind-control device. And trying to team up with the Nazis. But nothing is as ludicrous as this scene, where a Cylon centurion comes too close to its most deadly nemesis: a microwave oven.


This is a clip from "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part 2," the second part of a story where a Cylon ship crashes on Earth. Two Cylons survive: a human-looking one, and a single centurion. And somehow, they wind up at a costume party where they meet Wolfman Jack — playing himself. They strong-arm Wolfman Jack into helping them signal the Cylon fleet. And along the way, they face the peril of... someone microwaving meatballs.

You would think that after traveling through interstellar space, and visiting countless planets, the Cylons would be pretty well shielded against stray microwave radiation. (Of course, maybe the centurion was damaged in the crash. But they don't really offer that explanation.) In any case, the next time the Cylons attack a Battlestar, it turns out all they need to do is make some Pop Tarts.

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Cylons of old school BSG had to be the worst killer robots ever. Couldn't hit a barn thanks to their eye moving back and forth. Stopped by microwaves. Took three of them to fly one of their cookie ships and even then got blasted by a pretty boy flying the space equivalent of a Sopwith Camel. And they trusted Baltar. Yet, they beat the humans...