I've followed BSG from the beginning, but with us nearing the end I have to admit...I don't understand the history of the Cylons.
I'm under the impression that there are three types of Cylons:
1. The ones from the original series. They're more machine-like and are comprised of cyclons such as the raiders and the scary guys with the needle fingers.
2. The human-like ones (such as Athena, Caprica...etc)
3. The final five (or 7?) who were resurrected 2000 years after their deaths and who created the human-like ones
So my questions are:
-If the final five (or 7?) were just resurrected after 2000 years...who originally made them? I thought the human creation of cyclons occured fairly recently in BSG history and that, in the original series, the only cylons that existed were the basic machine-like type who fled into the deep recesses of space after the human/cylon war.
-Also, who destroyed them, such that they required resurrection?
I'd really appreciate any insights into this little conundrum, it's been bothering me for awhile and as the BSG plot grows thicker I've found myself more and more confused.