|No bites on parallels with BSG and the Asimov universe, but why stop now...? |
In "Foundation and Earth" our heroes find earth, only to discover that it is a radioactive wasteland. Furthermore, Daneel, the robot in human form, is dwelling on earths moon waiting for our heroes in order to continue humanities evolution.
Most of that has panned out so far in BSG.
Daneel Olivaw was not the first humanoid robot, but rather, one that was built with an anomaly that made him a little more intuitive than his peers.
Daniel will have been born in BSG with some trait that made him different/better than the others and Cavill will have destroyed him to avert the threat. The original model of Daniel will still be alive, regenerating himself somehow and dwelling on the research facility orbiting earth. It might be the moon, or with a tip of the hat to the original series, it might be the ship of light.
Daneel was nearly immortal so that could be true of Daniel as well. Daneel also took a leap of imagination and programming to develop the zeroth law that overrode the 1st law that prevented robots from harming humans and Daneel reasoned that protecting humanity as a whole was a greater calling than protecting any single human. Thereby allowing him to sacrifice the life of a single being if it saved a greater number of humans. He discovered that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.