Monday, April 14, 2014
A Cylon Base Star launches ships and missles in the reboot Battlestar Galactica.
Fans learn during the course of the show that the early Centurions created by the human race (not some reptile species) were cannibalized by the Humanoid Cylons and turned into fighter ships. This made the fighter craft far more effective, but left the partly biological brains within them slightly insane.
Rebooted BSG didn't rely on animated laserbeams for weaponry. Weapons were far more like existing, real-world weapons -- physical projectiles or missiles, with lots of brilliantly-lit tracer rounds.