Apr 13, 2015

K is for Kobol

Welcome back to the second full week of the A to Z challenge! If you're wondering what in the world I'm talking about, click the flower icon to the right. If you just want to get to the good stuff and explore fantasy planets, just go to the next line.

Kobol is from Battlestar Galactica. Which is an awesome show about the survival of the human race. Against robots called cylons. Military sf for those who like it, and lots of good drama. I fell in love with it on the first episode and watched the entire series even though things got...strange....come three and four.

In the show mythos, Kobol is the ancestral home of humanity. From there, humankind spread out to found the 12 colonies, each named after a zodiac constellation/god. Plus, the lost 13th colony Earth the characters are trying to find in the show.
Planet Kobol from the show Battlestar Galactica, as seen in S01E12.

Because of it's role as the origin of humanity, Kobol has a religious standing in the show. It's where humans lived with the gods, but conflicts between the two forced humans to leave and form the twelve colonies. Those who returned to the planet were predicted to pay the price for the visit in blood.

Why would people even want to return then? Cuz clues to finding Earth were said to be on Kobol.

In addition to a lovely picture of a planet, since last week was a little dry, here's also the song "Kobol's Last Gleaming" from the show. And some arm candy.


  1. A Battlestar reference! Yayyy! LOVE Kobol.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    S. L. Hennessy

  2. Replies
    1. T.T Too young to have seen the original, but considering Starbuck was female in the reboot I'll stick with it.

  3. Never saw the show, I really don't like anything that has to do with many gods and stuff but I must say the story sounds really something.

    1. Religion is a bit fringey in the show. It's more about survival. Actually no, there are a couple of characters who believe they are prophets. But there's also a ton of social rights issues that make this good to watch.

  4. Big BSG fan, so good topic choice for this post. :)

  5. BSG was one of the many influences that got me going with sci fi. Makes you wonder if there really is an ancestral home to humanity somewhere out there. :)