Re the Valiant - someone obviously saw what happened towards the end of the New Caprica arc on BSG and took notes. It's nice to see them reusing the thing, provided it doesn't happen too often. And it appears to have a lite version of Torchwood's anti-spaceship weapon! Squee!
If anyone did screen-caps I would love a picture of the Valiant firing the ray - I have an icon idea. I don't download Who since I watch it on a PVR, and can't easily do screencaps from that.
See comments for animation - thanks to image supplied by major_clanger