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Beans in space

Dear Battlestar Galactica fans:

Do legumes play any role in this show?

(I swear, this is not a totally gratuitous question. It was, oddly enough, inspired by a work of historiography I am currently reading. But, not having seen the series, I don't know if history might constitute any hint of spoiler in this case. Or perhaps there are no beans.)

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curtana
Sep. 25th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
The list on the BSG Wiki, Life Forms of the 12 Colonies, mentions beans. Helo says in the episode The Hand of God "You hungry? I don't know, what do we got? Peanut butter... baked beans, corn. How about some chili?"

Edited at 2010-09-25 01:36 am (UTC)
owlfish
Sep. 25th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
How useful you are to know the right resources to find!

So yes: but not in any major or terribly symbolic ways. (I've been reading about Cylon, the historical figure who may have killed Pythagoras. The story involves P going around a field of beans since they were holy, and C. and his followers trampling the beans to kill P.)