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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The episode begins on the 134th day of the Cylon occupation of New Caprica. See more »

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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 »

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Admiral William Adama: Sharon can penetrate the Cylon defenses...
Commander Lee 'Apollo' Adama: It's not about her.
Admiral William Adama: Centurions can't distinguish her from the other humanoid models. Did you know that?
Commander Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Admiral...
Admiral William Adama: They were deliberately programmed that way. The Cylons didn't want them becoming self-aware, suddenly resisting orders. They didn't want their own robotic rebellion on their hands. I can appreciate the irony.
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The Cylon Occupation Goes from Bad to Worse
24 December 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Regardless of how you interpret it - metaphoric political hackjob, brilliant social and political comment on the state of the world today, or just damn good story-telling (my own personal take) BSG is the most consistently smart and well-made show on television, and far less pretentious than the average HBO or Showtime original. A great solvent for the propaganda which poses as "The News" and a brilliant escape from the oxymoronic nonsense known as reality TV, the show has brought intelligence back to TV Science Fiction - a place it hasn't been since the end of Firefly.

Season 3 opens with Galactica and Pegasus far from the very bad situation on Cylon-occupied New Caprica. Tigh and Roslin are in jail. Baltar is becoming less insane, but more depressed. Starbuck is in a jail of a different kind. The cylons can not reach any agreement on what to do about the New Caprican resistance. And the Adamas are having leadership crises.

The episode was originally televised as a two part episode with Precipice, which resolves a few of the issues Occupation raised.

This episode gives us particularly fine performances from Sackhoff, Olmos, Callus and Hogan and the high production values and good writing the show is known for.


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