Battlestar Galactica: Season 1, Episode 16

Murder on the Rising Star (18 Feb. 1979)

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Starbuck is engaged in a game of triad (by Earth standards a mixture of basketball and football) and is consistently struck by hot-tempered bullying Flight Sergeant Ortega, whose low-blows ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maren Jensen ...
Boxey (credit only)
Laurette Spang ...
Tony Swartz ...
W.K. Stratton ...
Ben Frank ...


Starbuck is engaged in a game of triad (by Earth standards a mixture of basketball and football) and is consistently struck by hot-tempered bullying Flight Sergeant Ortega, whose low-blows to Starbuck finally result in a fight and ejection of both from the game. Starbuck nearly resumed the fight with Ortega but is stopped by Cassiopeia. Both men separate and after Ortega cleans up he is confronted - and found shot to death. Starbuck is seen rushing to the shuttle bay before Ortega's body is found - and when Starbuck's laser gun is tested it is found to be the murder weapon. Now incarcerated, Starbuck is at wit's end protesting his innocence and driven to force an escape. He boards his viper but is persuaded to stop by Apollo, and Apollo, checking on Ortega's background, learns that Ortega knew a man named Charybdis - who turns out to be the man who was Baltar's personal pilot and a co-conspirator whose sabotage of Inter-Colony Defense computer systems made possible the complete ... Written by Michael Daly

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Apollo's shuttle indicator shows a loaded weight of 2250. Just before Charybdis climbs aboard, without anything else having been added, the weight shown is 2425. After we see him stepping aboard the shuttle, we cut to the weight indicator changing to indicate his additional weight. It stops at 2425. See more »


Computer voice: There is no profile on anyone named Karibdis, K.a.r.i.b.d.i.s.
Lt. Boomer: [to Apollo] Maybe you misspelled it.
Computer voice: Or on anyone who's name is phonetically spelled like Karabdis.
Capt. Apollo: [to Boomer] You think Barton lied?
Computer voice: I cannot answer that question without further input. I would have to know what Barton...
Capt. Apollo: [interrupting] I wasn't speaking to you.
Computer voice: Sorry.
Capt. Apollo: That's all right. I mean, that's all. Thank you.
Computer voice: You're welcome.
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