The Twelve Colonies of man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar, takes it upon himself to lead all remaining survivors aboard 220 ships to find a new home. After the Galactica's fighter pilots successfully navigate a path through the Nova of Madagon minefield, the spoiled Sire Uri proposes to settle down on Carillon, where food and entertainment are provided by the natives. Adama however, suspects a Cylon trap. Written by
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Did You Know?
was initially cast as Lt. Boomer but broke his ankle while skating at Venice Beach with his daughter. Since he was unable to play the more physical part of Boomer, Glen A. Larson
cast Carter as Col. Tigh instead. All during the three-hour pilot, Col. Tigh has his left leg in a cast. See more
In the scene were Comander Adama and Colonel Tigh get inside vipers and talk by head set, Colonel Tigh gets inside and the hatch comes down before he can push any buttons to release it. See more
[Baltar has persuaded President Adar that the approaching Cylon fighters are a welcoming committee
Commander, one of our fighters is under attack from the formation approaching the fleet!
[turning to the viewscreen
Mr President, your *welcoming committee* is firing on our patrol!