A special task force, mostly made up out of convicts, is dispatched to destroy a giant Cylon operated pulsar cannon on the planet Aracta directly in the Colonial Fleet's path. Having lost a cadet on the planet earlier, Starbuck is eager to join the expedition for once. Boxey and Muffit also join the group as stowaways. Written by
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Did You Know?
After shooting "Saga of a Star World", Dirk Benedict got a haircut and has much shorter hair in this episode, which in production order was actually the second one filmed. By the time "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero" aired (as the sixth and seventh episodes of the series), a subplot had been added in which Starbuck tampers with the computer in order to be selected for the Arcta mission. In these scenes, Benedict has much longer hair. See more
Ice Planet Zero is described as an asteroid, but asteroids have neither atmosphere nor substantial gravity. See more
What's the matter, something serious?
Oh no, no, we're just handing the safety of the entire fleet over to a bunch of criminals.
Well, as long as it's nothing serious.
Exploration/Theme from Battlestar Galactica
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic See more