Battlestar Galactica shut down at Universal Studios Singapore

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 1:43 PM | Contributed by Goliath Freak

Universal Studios Singapore has shut down the world's tallest duelling rollercoaster, Battlestar Galactica, because of a technical problem, a mere week after the theme park opened.

Read more from Reuters.

Friday, March 26, 2010 1:44 PM

That's the Vekoma we all know and love. :)

Friday, March 26, 2010 2:40 PM

Rumor has it both Intamin and Premier worked on the ride too :)

Friday, March 26, 2010 4:45 PM

So what was the "glitch"? They didn't mention what it was in the article.

Friday, March 26, 2010 5:43 PM

Haha, Jeff

I think that the problem was that one coaster train shot the other coaster train with a laser blaster...or something. ;)

This ride looks pretty interesting. Too bad it was designed by Vekoma.

Friday, March 26, 2010 11:25 PM

It looks concept. All of the video I've seen of the ride shows the two trains off-sync and off-duel.

Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:43 AM

Well if the Cylon train ever caught the Human train, there wouldn't be anymore ride. ;)

Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:50 AM

So my question for that park:

Was Starbuck a male or a female? :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:56 PM

Starbuck could be a two-headed shim. The first series could have represented the character as a man and the second as a woman out of sheer confusion of how a two-headed shim is to be represented with a limited special effects budget. ;)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:56 PM

Mamoosh said:
It looks concept. All of the video I've seen of the ride shows the two trains off-sync and off-duel.

that could have been the glitch.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:41 PM

I heard a seat cushion flew off one of the Cyclon trains.

But I also hear the voice of an angel when Miley Cyrus opens her mouth, so you might want to take that with a grain of salt...

Saturday, April 3, 2010 9:35 PM

I felt an odd sense of superiority for not understanding the battlestar galactica jokes in this thread...but then I recall that i got the coaster manufacturer jokes so nevermind...

Sunday, April 4, 2010 9:31 AM

To make you feel beter, two-headed shim has nothing to do with Battlestar Galactica. It's just my description of conjoined twins that are of both sexes, which is impossible, rude, and not that funny. ;)

And laser blasters? ...I don't even watch the show*. It was a science fiction reference more or less. So I'm with ya.

*What I have seen of the show was really good though.

Sunday, April 4, 2010 10:17 PM

Yeah but I appreciated you understanding my Starbuck reference LK..

I mean, what the heck. Changing a a major characters sex wasnt going to be obvious to the purest.


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