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 »


Commander William Adama: Get your fat ass out of here!
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Mature Science Fiction Show Being Used as a Platform to discuss current issues? Man, I really hate thinking...
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First and foremost, a brilliant beginning to a show that has been consistently one of the greatest on television. From the acting of all the major (and minor) players, to the brilliant scripting, to the seamless blend of often disparate thematic elements, Battlestar Galactica is constantly delivering top-notch television, surpassing just about everything on the major networks, and on par with shows on HBO and Showtime.

But, now on to the real point of the post. One of the previous reviewers had stated that the third seasons parallels to the Iraq war were far to blatant and removed the viewer from the show, and I couldn't disagree more. Since it's inception, BSG (created by two polisci majors) has been about drawing parallels between the drama of the crew and the drama of real life. From Rosalyn's LBG-esquire inception, to this weeks full-blown insurgency, there has been no disguising that Ronald Moore and Co. have been using Battlestar Galactica as a way to reflect society in a surprising way, a way that both enlightens and entertains. That, my dear friends, is what Science Fiction is supposed to do, it's creation is meant to challenge the way we see things, to reshape our views using a medium that allows for the fantastic. And no one on the field of Scifi, from authors, to film writers, to TV producers, does a better job than the cast, crew, and creators of BSG.

Thank you thank you thank you, -Miles

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