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I've noticed several references to Battlestar Galactica in the TV series Dollhouse. These include the sharing of Tahmoh Penikett and Jamie Bamber as cast members and at least one reference to Cylons (I believe Topher calls Bennet a Cylon at one point?)

Is there any connection between the two shows or are these just nods to another sci-fi show?

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Haha ... Wondering if The Big Bang Theory might be related as well. How many times did Howard have Katee Sackhoff in the tub or the bed? Well, for that matter, I guess he had George Takei in the bed as well ... hmmmm. –  Paulster2 Dec 10 '13 at 21:57
@Paulster2 - BBT exists as the nexus universe of all SciFi/Geekdom universes. –  System Down Dec 11 '13 at 22:11

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Battlestar Galactica apparently exists in the world of Dollhouse, but only as a show. That would explain calling someone a Cylon.

Sharing actors is nothing new. Summer Glau is in Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Firefly / Serenity (along with Alan Tudyk who also appeared in Dollhouse). This does not suggest that they are all in the same 'verse. Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams) did not just have her husband Bruce Willis die, and Patton Oswalt's presence does not mean this is stand-up comedy. It's crazy how many of these people like to work together and get to on such fun (albeit usually short-lived) shows.

BSG is controlled by The Sci-Fi Channel (someone else can edit that) and Dollhouse was run by FOX. That's a bureaucratic problem with them existing in the same uiniverse, minus all the logistical.

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There are a million thematic links -- sleeper agents vs. cylons who think they're human. the goo-bath you get in the attic vs. the resurrection ship. the philosophical struggle between tech and real and "hybrid" as at the end of TDH with Anthony. The good guys being bad guys being good guys until they're all sort of blended together and only your actions matter.

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