Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Martian Coasters rule question

  • FromGreg Crowe <gregcrowe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 21 Dec 2006 14:51:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
>On 12/19/06, Joseph Pate <jpate@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I wonder if the Battlestar Galactica writers have played any Ice-ish
>> games, given that the most popular sport in the human-centric 'verse
>> is called Pyramid?  Possibly a coincidence.  I doubt it's an homage to
>> Dick Clark...

The first series of Battlestar Galactica aired in 1978, several years before Icehouse was conceived. It was probably called 'Pyramid' because of the ancient mythology that the writers weaved in. 1978 Galactica's "Pyramid" was just a card game akin to poker. I have no idea why they decided to use "Pyramid" as the name for the Aztech-like ball sport (which was called "Triad" in the 1978 series). They also now call the card game "Triad" or "Full Colors."