Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 1

Occupation (6 Oct. 2006)

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The Cylons have now been in control of New Caprica for over four months. Gaius Baltar is under their collective thumbs and essentially follows their orders. There is a resistance who set ... See full summary »


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The Cylons have now been in control of New Caprica for over four months. Gaius Baltar is under their collective thumbs and essentially follows their orders. There is a resistance who set off bombs and do their best to disrupt Cylon activity. Col. Tigh is in prison and despite extensive torture, including the loss of an eye, has told them nothing. His wife Ellen will do anything to secure his release and is soon in a sexual relationship with one of the Cylons, John Cavil. There are mixed feelings among the survivors. Some feel the random acts of violence against their captors serves no useful purpose while others feel it is their duty to resist. Kara Thrace, Starbuck, is being kept prisoner in an apartment of sorts by Leoben Conoy. She too resists but every time she kills him, he is simply re-generated and reappears insisting he will continue to do so until he tells her she loves him. Back on Galactica, Admiral Adama takes his son Lee, Commander of the Battlestar Pegasus, to task for ... Written by garykmcd

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This episode aired with "Precipice" on October 6, 2006, as a two-hour season premiere. See more »


When Starbuck kills a Number Two, her hand is covered with blood. When she picks up a knife her hand is mostly clean. Later in the scene her hand is covered with blood again. See more »


Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon: Can I ask you something, very personal? Do you feel guilty about leaving the people behind on New Caprica?
Commander William Adama: I don't do guilt.
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon: You know, a year ago, when you put me in this cell, I was at a crossroads. I sat in here for weeks just consumed with rage at all the things that had happened to me. Then at some point I realized that it was all just guilt. I was angry at myself for the choices I had made. Betraying my people... losing the baby... So I had a choice. I could either move forward or stay in ...
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1 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an American and none of this is lost on me. I do believe that there are many people out there who believe we are the Cylons portrayed in this excellent bit of television science fiction and drama. Yet, again perhaps, like the Cylons, we Americans, like many other people in the world, are too complex to be catagorized in such a neat little pigeon hole of goose-stepping neo-Nazi fools with a narrowly focused agenda of death and destruction to anyone who doesn't do as we say. I reject that argument and submit that there are few people or nations in the world that haven't at least once in recent history fallen into the same trap of national arrogance.

I am not in favor of my nation's action in Iraq and have done what I can to oppose it from the months before it began and will continue to do so for as long as it takes. I do not see "The Islamic World" as some marching, straight-lined monolithic entity, any more than I see other peoples, cultures or religions as being to robotic.

Shame on us, perhaps, for some of the disagreeable things we do in the world, but shame on the world for thinking we Americans are ALL so shallow that we goose-step to the same drummer. Frankly, goose-step has never been the right step for me, and neither has it been for most of the people in this nation with whom I am familiar.

As for Cheney, Rove & Bush, none of whom I support or even like, Abraham Lincoln said that people such as them can fool all of us some of the time, but can never fool all of us all of the time. To quote another character from scifi, "The sleeper has awoken."

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