I missed the first season and Boxy wasn't in the recap bring you up to speed episode (that I noticed) - what was the deal with Boxy?
Boxie (sp?) was in the mini-series and a couple of the first episodes of the first season (you missed out on some good shows so I recommend either buying them or find them at your local video store or library). Suddenly he wasn't on the show anymore. I figured he would play predominantly in the show, just a recurring character. But three seasons later, no show.
I was wondering about Boxy as well. It's a great question to ask the writers at some type of Q&A. I have a feeling that there was a lot of negative cyberchat and the producers responded in kind. But, I will admit that I wasn't too disgusted with the idea of the character and would have liked to see how it panned out.
That's what I'm kind of thinking... perhaps he didn't agree well with a dark series and a mechanical dog (Muffit, sp?). Maybe he would have been the Jar Jar/Ewok of the show. Maybe fans didn't like having a kid on the show like some despised Wesley Crusher. I don't know. *shrugs* Maybe he's one of the 5 unknown Cylons *kidding!!!*