Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
For christ's sake, at least Mister Ed made sense. It was a magical talking horse. I can accept that. I cannot possibly accept people in outer space still using telephones with cord attached to them. This shut is enraging. I fucking hate this show. I want everyone responsible for it to be crucified upside down. These people should not be allowed to vote, they are too fucking stupid.
The reason for all the outdated tech in BSG is that Cylons could hack into open systems, so everything is closed and intentionally low-tech. I believe this is even explicitly stated in an episode somewhere along the line.