Today I was informed that through my own rudeness Jane's questions about the show I recommended have gone unanswered. In order to correct that, I'm going to answer them now . . . feel free to ask more questions in the comments.
Question: do they ever address where they get food?
In the fleet there are at least two ships that specifically produce crops and animals. These were passing references and brief graphics, but they were there and I think it was principally in the episode that dealt with the water shortage.
Jane Espenson, writer of the episode called The Passage, had this to say about the food issue:
Question: were some humans left on New Caprica? If so, they must go get them, or at least talk about it, right?
There were very few humans left on New Caprica and those were either collaborators with the Cylons or prisoners. The occupation and subsequent rescue mission ended up decreasing the human population by over 2,000 people. After the Galactica rescue mission, we can assume that whoever remained is dead or gone from the planet as the Cylons left it as well.
Comment: please do not tell me that Lucy Lawless and #6 are going to be jealous of each other now. Over Gaius. Come ON.
This issue is complicated, but it ends badly. One of the story segments I liked least in the series.
So is Kasey Starbuck's offspring? They took her ovary and made Kasey, and implanted her in that woman who thinks she's Kasey's biological mom, right?
No, Kacey is not really Starbuck's. That was a lie used to manipulate Starbuck into buying into Leobon's imaginary family scenario. When they are returned to Galactica; Brynn, who is Kacey's real mother gets her back. She had been stolen from her mother right after the Cylon's arrived on New Caprica.
I hope that helps.
- rick, galactica geek.