Boxey: Dead. Where’s yours?
[hands Baltar some recon photos]
Admiral Helena Cain: You know this thing used to sit in our mess and eat our food, and listen to our stories. Didn’t you? You just sat there… listening to us, pretending to be our friend, didn’t you?
[Cain kicks Gina in the ribs]
President Laura Roslin: [sarcastically] A new body. Perhaps, one of those young Cylon models from the Resurrection Ship.
Commander William Adama: I can’t see you as a blonde.
President Laura Roslin: You’d be surprised.
Billy Keikeya: [in falsetto] Cuckoo…
Billy Keikeya: The president thought you might be valuable.
Petty Officer 2nd Dualla: The president doesn’t know who I am.
Billy Keikeya: I told her. Sorry.
Petty Officer 2nd Dualla: [sarcastically] On the other hand, it is nice to get out of the CIC. Break up the day, move around, meet new people.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: So life’s a bitch. What do you want to do, cry about it?
Racetrack: No, I just want it to end, okay? The bad food, the endless rotations, pretending that a card game is the high point of our day.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: It’s not going to last forever, all right? Earth is out there.
Racetrack: Right. We could all be chasing our tails over some half-assed planetarium show.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: And you guys can all go to hell. I’m going to go find Helo.
Racetrack: Good idea… maybe that Cylon whore taught him a few tricks!
[Starbuck calmly turns around, walks over to Racetrack, then violently grabs Racetrack by the neck and slams her head into the card table]
Commander William Adama: That’s why you don’t win.
Aaron Doral: True, but parents have to die. It’s the only way children can come into their own.
[None of them move]
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: That means on your feet, nuggets!
Col. Saul Tigh: The difference is my flaws are personal. Yours are professional.
Commander William Adama: The Cylons never asked us what we wanted. Welcome to the big leagues.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: Lee, if you want to ask me to dance, just ask.
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: You want to dance?
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: Me in a dress is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: I pulled the trigger. That’s mine.
Lt. Sharon ‘Boomer’ Valerii: Embrace?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Life can be a curse, as well as a blessing. You will believe me when I say that there are far worse things than death in this world.
Lt. Sharon ‘Boomer’ Valerii: So what you’re saying is…
Doctor Gaius Baltar: No, no. What I’m saying means nothing. Listen to your heart. Do that which you truly believe to be right.
[he kisses her on the forehead and walks out of the room, while he’s walking down the hall he hears a gun fire]
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: Boy, when you take a souvenir, you don’t screw around.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Are you kidding me? This whole thing is a bunch of veins and ligaments and sacks of goo!
Crewman Specialist Cally: “… Squeeze the ligament with your hand, while you slide your weight on your left hip, into the lymphatic sack… ”
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Well, that’s just stupid!
Crewman Specialist Cally: [Col. Tigh arrives] Oh, afternoon sir.
Col. Saul Tigh: Specialist. Chief’s inside?
Crewman Specialist Cally: Yeah.
Col. Saul Tigh: Chief?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Yes, sir?
Col. Saul Tigh: How’s it coming in there?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Ah, I’m getting there, sir. Haven’t quite figured out all the tricks but I’m getting there.
Number Six: Are you alive?
Tom Zarek: Whatever the people want is fine by me.
Ellen Tigh: Everyone has an agenda. I know I do.
Tom Zarek: And what would that be?
Ellen Tigh: Same as yours, Tom. Me, myself, and… ooh. I.
Tom Zarek: You are… clearly a well-connected, well-informed woman.
Ellen Tigh: Wife of the XO, for whatever that’s worth.
Tom Zarek: Ah. Quite a bit. Now, and in the future.
Ellen Tigh: That’s what I’m interested in, Tom. It’s my place, and my… husband’s place in the future.
Tom Zarek: Okay. I’m looking for a friend of mine. His name is Valence.
[scene immediately cuts to Valence dead in his cell in the brig with his wrists cut]
Crewman Specialist Socinus: [wheezing] What’s going on Chief?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Oh, you know… listening to the birds. I uh… I got a little something for the pain…
[injects Socinus with the morphine overdose]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Good news, buddy. They got a rescue party here. Raptor’s just landed. We’re going to put you on it and take you back to Galactica, okay?
Crewman Specialist Socinus: We’re going home?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Yeah. Going home.
[tears well up in his eyes]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [Socinus dies]
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: Yeah, you’re right about that part, I am not fit to wear the uniform.
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: And maybe I never was. Then again neither are you.
[turns to Tigh]
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: But this isn’t my ship, it sure as hell isn’t yours. It’s his, and when he wakes up, he’ll decide what to do with the both of us.
[leaves sickbay to return to his cell]
Samuel T. Anders: [playfully] Lighten up a little bit. It’s only the end of the world.
Commander William Adama: [Cain has not given Tyrol and Helo the courts martial that she promised she would, and has sentenced them to death. Adama argues over the radio] You told me they’d get a fair trial. What kind of trial could they have possibly had?
Admiral Helena Cain: I assure you I heard them out. I weighed their statements against those of the guards and I took into consideration their service records and commendations. It was a difficult decision Commander, but I dare say it was a fair one.
Commander William Adama: They have the right to have their case heard by a jury!
Admiral Helena Cain: I am a flag officer on detached service during a time of war. Regulations give me broad authority in this matter.
Commander William Adama: [to Tigh] Launch the fighters.
Commander William Adama: You can quote me whatever regulation you’d like. I’m not going to let you execute my men!
Admiral Helena Cain: I highly suggest you reconsider that statement, Commander.
Colonel Jack Fisk: Admiral, Galactica is launching Vipers and a Raptor.
Admiral Helena Cain: Commander, why are you launching Vipers?
Commander William Adama: Please arrange for Chief Tyrol and Lieutenant Agathon to be handed over to my marines as soon as they arrive.
Admiral Helena Cain: I don’t take orders from you!
Commander William Adama: Call it whatever you like. I’m getting my men.
Admiral Helena Cain: You are making *such* a mistake!
Commander William Adama: I’m getting my men!
Admiral Helena Cain: Action stations.
Colonel Jack Fisk: Admiral, this will spiral out of control fast.
Admiral Helena Cain: Launch the alert vipers. Adama has taken us over the line. He’s left me with no choice. Launch the alert vipers.
Crewman Specialist Cally: He’s lucky that’s the only thing I bit off.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [proudly] That’s my girl!
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Well, your new boyfriend’s a bit of a jerk, sir.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: It’s a girl.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Well, if you don’t mind her goo all over your face, you’re welcome to her, sir.
[many members of the audience applaud but some do not. Adama walks to the crowd and begins to clap in rhythm. The crowd slowly catches on and eventually the entire Hanger Deck is applauding in rhythm as a sign of respect for the reinstated president]
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: No, you don’t owe me anything ’cause I’m just a C.A.G., and you’re just a pilot!
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: Right.
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: Pilot who can’t keep her pants on.
Lt. Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace: Right.
Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama: Oh, it is just like old times, Kara. Like when you got drunk and you couldn’t keep your hands off that major from wherever…
[Starbuck punches Apollo, and Apollo instantly punches her right back]
Number Six, President Laura Roslin: [simultaneously, in stereo] Plaything?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: I don’t work for you and uh, quite frankly, I don’t have to sit any more and take this kind of abuse from either of you!… Er,
[points at Billy]
Doctor Gaius Baltar: *you* either… either in *here*, either in there, wherever it is…
Number Six: You’re not my type.
Number Six: Gaius Baltar is a brilliant, gifted human being. In the time I’ve known him, he’s made a sport out of mendacity and deception. He is narcissistic, feckless, self-centered, and vain. I’m the one who should have stabbed him.
President Laura Roslin: Things are looking up.
Ellen Tigh: No.
Brother Cavil: No? Well, I have. I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe. Other stars, other planets and eventually other life. A supernova! Creation itself! I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment. And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe? With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull! With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum. With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air.
Ellen Tigh: The five of us designed you to be as human as possible.
Brother Cavil: I don’t want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to – I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly because I have to – I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I’m a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I’m trapped in this absurd body! And why? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!
Battlestar Galactica OverviewSet in a distant solar system 40 years after the end of what’s known as the Cylon War. This war began when humanity, who live in a group of habitable planets called the Twelve Colonies, created machines to make life easier for them: the Cylons. Programmed to be sentient, they were employed to do things from labour to fighting wars. However, the Cylons eventually grew to hate their masters, revolting, thus beginning the Cylon War. The conflict ended when the Cylons agreed to leave the Colonies to make a home on another planet.
|Commander Adama, played by Lorne Greene
Adama is still the commander of the battlestar Galactica and the refugee fleet 30 years after the exodus of the Twelve Colonies. He is also the President of the Quorum of Twelve. Seems age and time have taken it’s toll on Adama both personally with the loss of his son Apollo and other friends and professionally due to the weight of command and the Cylons still chasing the fleet wanting to destroy them.
Adama’s has finally led the Galactican Fleet to the planet Earth with the help Doctor Zee a child prodigy. But Earth is not yet ready for contact with Galactica or an attack by the Cylons. So a covert action is put into play to influence the people of Earth in the hopes of helping them for contact and Earths survival.
|Captain Troy, played by Kent McCord
Captain Troy also known as Boxey is the adopted son of Apollo (who is now deceased) and grandson of Commander Adama. Troy a seasoned Viper Pilot and Warrior is tasked with first contact to help develop Earth’s technology in order to face the Cylon threat, and takes on the role of Scout Leader with the Galactica children who are sent to Earth in hopes of protecting them from a pending Cylon attack on the fleet.
|Lieutenant Dillon, played by Barry Van Dyke
Dillion is assigned to help Captain Troy with the mission to help the people of Earth prepare for contact with Galactica and the Cylons. He also helps to protect the children of Galactica when they end up on Earth.
|Colonel Boomer, played by Herb Jefferson Jr.
Boomer is a skilled and seasoned Colonial Warrior serving aboard the Galactica as her executive officer and answers only to Adama. Boomer is also a strong defender of the D Squadron, a squadron that leads risky missions against Cylon basestars, during and following their discovery of Earth.
|Jamie Hamilton, played by Robyn Douglass
Jamie Hamilton doubles as a on-camera reporter for United Broadcasting Company’s news program and guide to Warriors Troy and Dillon in their missions on Earth. Jamie also becomes guardian of the Galactica children while they are on Earth.
|Doctor Zee, played by Robbie Rist and Patrick Stuart
Zee adopted by Lieutenant Starbuck when he was stranded on a desolate planet is a cerebral mutation that is believed to be sent to the Galactica Fleet by the race of Angels. Zee is an expert on any topic he is consulted on, and helps advise Adama and the Council of Twelve. The Council has never overruled Zee due to his penchant for always knowing the correct course of action.
Zee creates most of the special devices used by Colonial Warriors Troy and Dillon, including the invisibility screen an a anti-gravity craft that resembles a UFO, and a method of time travel.
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Andromus: [Surprised at the size of human children who has just greeted him a Happy Halloween] Happy Halloween little people.
Cy: I’m sorry if you are displeased, there wasn’t much of a selection.
- Captain Troy: [after taking off in a Viper from the Galactica] Well, how did you like that?
- Jamie Hamilton: Don’t bother me, I’m praying..
- Lt. Dillon: I wonder if they’d let me take over the controls for awhile?
- Capt. Troy: I wouldn’t even let you.
- Lt. Starbuck: Angela, what did you mean by “Judgement Day”? Who is going to be judging me?
- Angela: We all judge ourselves, Starbuck.
- Lt. Starbuck: I hope so, because I plan on being very easy on myself in certain categories.
- Lt. Starbuck: She is going to bear another human life.
- Cy: I am rapidly being surrounded.
- Cy: I may not find your incessant talk fascinating, but at least I don’t walk off.
- Lt. Starbuck: Did you say something, Cy?
- Cy: [sarcastically] No, of course not. What could I possibly say to you? I’m nothing but a machine.
Commander Adama: [to himself] Goodbye, Starbuck. I love you. We all love you.