You have a toaster? Then you may win the 'Make a Cylon' contest
So, you're sitting in front of your flat-screen, watching your Season Three DVD of Battlestar Galactica, in anticipation of the new season starting April 4th, and you happen to glance over at your 2-Slice stainless steel toaster. As you stare at your reflection in the gleaming metal you think 'Hey, if I put some flashing lights on the face of that toaster it would look like a Cylon's head. But, who in hell would be interested in seeing something like that other than myself?'
Funny you should think that, because someone is interested in seeing your creation. In fact, three someones in the form of Scifi.com, dvice.com, and Make magazine are willing to judge your work, along with others, to see who can mod or make a Cylon from scratch. If they like what you made they'll give you a chance to show your creation on the SCI FI Channel.
And you thought putting blinking lights on your toaster was stupid, didn't you?
In the Make a Cylon contest, contestants are asked to use whatever they can to make a Cylon -- robotic or human. It can be a toaster, or a costume, or a Mr. Potato Head Cylon. The only rule is that it has to be a physical design and not something created via Photoshop or other image modifying tool. Designs can also be submitted for ships and devices from the BSG universe, but Cylons are preferable.
Contestants can submit their entries, as many as they want, via photo or YouTube video. Entries will be judged by Tricia Helfer and Grace Park, who play Six and Boomer on Galactica. The contest started on March 25th and the deadline is June. So, get cracking!