Battlestar Galactica shut down at Universal Studios Singapore

Posted | 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.

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Jeff's avatar

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

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Mamoosh's avatar

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

Pete's avatar

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

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

LostKause's avatar

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.

Mamoosh's avatar

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

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

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

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ridemcoaster's avatar

So my question for that park:

Was Starbuck a male or a female? :)

LostKause's avatar

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. ;)

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.

DantheCoasterman's avatar

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...


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...

LostKause's avatar

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.

ridemcoaster's avatar

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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