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William Adama (Character)
from "Battlestar Galactica" (2004)

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Overview

Biography:
Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos) Admiral... See more »
Alternate Names:
Admiral William Adama / Commander William Adama / Ensign Adama / Older Adama / Young Adama / Young Bill Adama / Young William Adama

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  1. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) (TV) Played by Luke Pasqualino
  2. "Caprica"
        - Apotheosis (2010) TV episode, Played by Marcus Towfigh (as Young Bill Adama)
        - Here Be Dragons (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - The Heavens Will Rise (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - The Dirteaters (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - False Labor (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
          (6 more)

  3. "Battlestar Galactica"
    ... aka "BSG" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Daybreak: Part 1 (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Islanded in a Stream of Stars (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Someone to Watch Over Me (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Deadlock (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
          (68 more)
  4. "Late Show with David Letterman"
    ... aka "Late Show Backstage" - USA (title for episodes with guest hosts)
    ... aka "The Late Show" - USA (informal short title)
        - Episode #15.85 (2008) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos
  5. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) (TV) Played by Nico Cortez (as Young Adama) / Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
    ... aka "Razor" - USA (short title)
  6. "Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks"
        - Escape (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama) / Edward James Olmos (as Commander William Adama)
        - Survivors (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - The Lab (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - Free Fall (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - Operation Raptor Talon (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
          (2 more)
  7. "Robot Chicken"
        - Rabbits on a Roller Coaster (2007) TV episode, Played by Gregory Itzin
  8. Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday (2005) (TV) Played by Edward James Olmos
Video-game:
  1. Battlestar Galactica (2003) (VG) Played by James Horan (as Older Adama) / Robin Atkin Downes (as Ensign Adama)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Plan (2009) (V) Played by Edward James Olmos (as Commander William Adama)
    ... aka "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" - USA (video box title)
  2. Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far (2006) (TV) Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)

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From "Battlestar Galactica: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (#4.7)" (2008)
[the President is addressing a meeting of the Quorum with Admiral Adama and other members of the military behind her]
President Laura Roslin: I am here because I want to tell you face to face that I believe in this mission and what it means for our future. I'm here to profess my trust in our new allies. I'm here to ask you to listen. I'm here to ask for your support.
President Laura Roslin: [to the marines at the door] Bring her in.
[the Six that's the leader of the rebel Cylons walks in amidst a sea of hostile faces. She comes and stands beside the President]
Number Six: In our civil war, we've seen death. We've watched our people die. Gone forever. As terrible as it was beyond the reach of the Resurrection ships, something began to change. We could feel a sense of time, as if each moment held its own significance. We began to realize that for our existence to hold any value, it must end. To live meaningful lives, we must die and not return. The one human flaw that you spend your lifetimes distressing over... Mortality is the one thing... Well, it's the one thing that makes you whole.
[Looking at Starbuck who's standing at the back in front of the door]
Number Six: I believe it was no accident that we were found by Kara Thrace. It was destiny. She asked me to leave my people, and I accepted. No matter what the sacrifice, even if it should mean my death...
[Trance-like fade to memories of the Hybrid speaking to Starbuck]
The Hybrid: Thus shall it come to pass. The dying leader shall know the truth of the opera house. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace.
[Suddenly we are back at the meeting with Starbuck looking dazed and glancing toward the President]
[...]
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