from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of west-central Italy northwest of Naples on the Gulf of Gaeta, an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Gaeta was a favorite resort of the ancient Romans and a prosperous duchy from the 9th to the 12th century, when it was conquered by the Normans. Population: 21,700.


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  • Below, and after the jump, a partial transcription of the longer conversation we had about the future of interactivity and "hybrid entertainment" -- and why Hollywood is, in Gaeta's words, "like a mule."

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  • Yes, after years of speculation, Felix Gaeta is gay - who knew (sarcasm) but that's not what this story is about.

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  • Lieutenant Gaeta is sent off in a raptor with a handful of strangers when one of them mysteriously dies.

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  • It seems that every time Gaeta is in the presence of someone who is not telling the truth, his leg stump itches proportionately to how untruthful the person’s story happens to be.

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  • Most of the anti-Gaeta sentiment I've heard is empty chatter, calling Gaeta "a coward" or "power mad" or "a weasel."

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  • Baltar calls Gaeta in C&C guess communications are working again and pleads with him to stop "this madness" - Gaeta, fully committed, hangs up on this tedious fool.

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  • And then there was Baltar calling Gaeta to try to appeal to him, reminding him that he knows what Gaeta did in accidentally helping that Eight get all of those people on the list killed back on New Caprica.

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  • Jagoda calls Gaeta an "apprentice" because, she says, that's how Ladino music has always been passed down: singer to singer.

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  • Baltar calls Gaeta and uses his slick tongue to convince Gaeta to stand down by discussing their "special secret."



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