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"Battlestar Galactica" He That Believeth in Me (2008)

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Original Air Date:
4 April 2008 (Season 4, Episode 1)
During a seemingly hopeless battle, Kara Thrace appears in a pristine Viper, claiming that she has been to Earth and can lead the Fleet there... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Rymer 
Writing credits
Ronald D. Moore (developed by)

David Weddle (written by) &
Bradley Thompson (written by)

Glen A. Larson (creator: "Battlestar Galactica")

Produced by
Michael Angeli .... co-executive producer
David Eick .... executive producer
Jane Espenson .... co-executive producer
Harvey Frand .... producer
Ron French .... producer (as Ron E. French)
James Halpern .... associate producer
Glen A. Larson .... consulting producer
Paul M. Leonard .... co-producer
Sian McArthur .... associate producer (as Siân McArthur)
Ronald D. Moore .... executive producer
Michael Rymer .... producer
Andrew Seklir .... associate producer
Michael Taylor .... co-executive producer
Bradley Thompson .... supervising producer
Mark Verheiden .... co-executive producer
David Weddle .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt 
Film Editing by
Julius Ramsay 
Casting by
Eric Dawson 
Carol Kritzer 
Robert J. Ulrich 
Production Design by
Richard Hudolin 
Art Direction by
Doug McLean 
Costume Design by
Glenne Campbell 
Makeup Department
Ankaraj Eden .... makeup artist
Alla Kornilov .... makeup artist
Hayley Miller .... makeup artist
Patricia Murray .... key makeup artist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Wayne Rose .... production manager
Todd Sharp .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacy Fish .... first assistant director
Wayne Rose .... second unit director
Art Department
David Asmodeus .... props buyer
Lisle Fehlauer .... set dresser
David Goodman .... assistant property master
Michael Love .... assistant property master
Colin Meacham .... on-set dresser
Mark Prior .... lead dresser
Lynn Snedden .... art department coordinator
Maurice Woodworth .... on-set dresser: second unit
Maurice Woodworth .... set dresser
Sound Department
Rick Bal .... sound mixer
Daniel Colman .... sound designer
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Hewett .... boom operator
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Sam C. Lewis .... foley recordist
Andrew Logan .... sound recordist
Doug Madick .... supervising foley artist
Richard Partlow .... foley artist
Special Effects by
William D. Ryan .... special effects best boy
Visual Effects by
Anthony Alvaro .... visual effects coordinator
Greg Behrens .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Davidson .... digital artist
Aurore de Blois .... senior compositor
Doug Drexler .... CG supervisor
Pierre Drolet .... cg modeler
Nicholas Elwell .... visual effects assistant coordinator
Mike Gibson .... visual effects producer (as Michael Gibson)
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor
Sean M. Jackson .... cg artist (as Sean Jackson)
Derek Ledbetter .... digital compositor
Heather McAuliff .... digital compositor
Jeffery Quinn .... effects production assistant
Michael Ross-Lang .... compositor & matchmove artist
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator
Kyle Toucher .... visual effects shot designer
Kelly Whitfield .... visual effects production assistant
Ross Woo .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Wood .... compositor
Leif Havdale .... stunt double
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator
Chad Sayn .... air ram coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Brown .... grip
Curt Griebel .... key grip
Lawrence Lau .... playback operator
Rob MacKenzie .... lightboard operator
Andrew Mackie .... key rigging grip
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mike Sankey .... digital imaging technician
Ted Smith .... first assistant: second unit
Tim Spencer .... Steadicam operator/camera operator
Tim Spencer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeff Trebenski .... gaffer
Casting Department
Hannah Cooper .... casting associate
Sibby Kirchgessner .... casting associate
Amy Nygaard .... casting assistant
Tiffany Mak .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenna Owen .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Eric Lea .... visual effects editor
Michael Lim .... assistant editor
Ian D. Maddox .... post production supervisor (as Ian Maddox)
Ron Nichols .... colorist
Gregg Tilson .... post production supervisor
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Bleth .... musician: ethnic woodwinds
Richard Gibbs .... composer: theme music
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer
Brandon Roberts .... orchestrator
Aaron Roethe .... composer: additional music
Aaron Roethe .... scoring coordinator
Martin St. Pierre .... musician: erhu
Paul Cartwright .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Laurence Schwarz .... additional score engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Stuart Blackie .... office production assistant
Ian Cairns .... key production assistant
Melissa Crich .... production coordinator (as Melissa Barrie)
Maril Davis .... assistant: Ronald D. Moore
Andrew C. English .... post production intern
Seamus Kevin Fahey .... staff writer (as Kevin Fahey)
Jessica Feskun .... production assistant
Kevin R. Grazier .... science advisor
Ed Iverson .... production assistant
Annie Jackson .... production assistant
Ryan Mottesheard .... script coordinator
David Reed .... assistant to writer
Jessica Sawaf .... assistant to producer
Andrew Seklir .... title designer: main title
Devin Senft .... assistant location manager
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Ross Framo .... computer and video coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glen A. Larson  creator: "Battlestar Galactica"
Ronald D. Moore  developed by

Casting by
Liz Dean 
Makeup Department
J.P. Mass .... fabricator
Carole Simcox .... day-check makeup artist
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup designer
Vince Yoshida .... fabricator
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trevor Brokop .... trainee assistant second unit director
Mark D. Currie .... first assistant director: second unit
Mindy Heslin .... second assistant director
Mindy Heslin .... second unit director
Cy Peck .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Clayton Allen .... set dresser
Jonathan Lancaster .... assistant set decorator
John Lavoie .... paint foreman
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Robert Carr .... sound mix technician
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer: Vancouver (various episodes)
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Dennis Petersen .... sound recordist
Shannon Potter .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Nadine Blackler .... compositor: Atmosphere VFX
Kristen Branan .... head of production
Steve Graves .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
James Hibbert .... modeller
Jeremy Kehler .... digital compositor
Patrick Killik .... modeller
Don W. Kim .... digital compositor
Scott Kingston .... modeller
Jaye Krebs .... digital compositor
Mark Lipsmeyer .... tracker/matchmover: Zoic Studios
George Loucas .... digital compositor
Geoffrey Mark .... 3D animator
Tannis Mathers .... digital artist: Atmosphere VFX
Scott Paquin .... animator
Scott Paquin .... visual effects generalist
Kevin Quattro .... digital artist
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital effects supervisor
R. Matt Smith .... digital compositor
David Stone .... render wrangler: Zoic Studios (multiple episodes) (uncredited)
Ed Anders .... stunt performer
Nickolas Baric .... stunt double
Mark Chin .... stunt performer
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Mike Desabrais .... stunts
Monique Ganderton .... stunt double
Christopher Gordon .... stunt double: Lee Adama/Jamie Bamber
Kit Mallet .... stunts
Phillip Mitchell .... stunts
Jovan Nenadic .... stunts
Darryl Quon .... wire technician
Jeff Sanca .... stunt performer
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunt performer
Angela Uyeda .... stunt double: Grace Park
Clay Virtue .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Carpenter .... rigging grip
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... camera operator: additional units
Lance White .... digital video assist operator
Animation Department
Richard A. Payne .... digital artist
Adrian Van Der Park .... supervising animator
Casting Department
Andy Henry .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Garrett McGuire .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Wigzell .... truck costumer (2005)
Other crew
Zoe Gauvreau .... production coordinator: second unit
Lee Jeffery .... stand-in
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist
Robert Murphy .... production steward
Dianna Musil .... union representative
Jamie Osborne .... production assistant
Ryf Van Rij .... stand-in
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

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Continuity: When Starbuck's ship is being inspected, the tail number changes from 8757NC (when Chief Tyrol is speaking to Admiral Adama) to 4276NC (2nd shot of Apollo standing on ladder)See more »
Ensign Samuel Anders:Hey, hey,this is crazy. What if I get up there and another switch flips in my head and turns me against my own?
Chief Galen Tyrol:[whispering] What the frak is wrong with you? Shut the frak up. It's like the Colonel said, okay? Just think of that. Be the man you want till the day you die.
Ensign Samuel Anders:A lot easier said than done, 'cause I don't know what the frak I am right now.
Chief Galen Tyrol:You're Sameul T. Anders. That's all you gotta remember. Samuel T. Anders. Now get the frak in your ship.
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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Fourth Season off to an OK Start, 4 April 2008
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

BSG returns for its fourth and final season with a relatively predictable episode. Starbuck is back with the colonial fleet, who are apparently about to be overwhelmed by a massive cylon force, the four newly revealed cylons are still in states of shock and doing what they can to figure out who they are and who they want to be, and Baltar is becoming more of a Christ figure all the time.

The cylons inexplicably break off their attack, and Admiral Adama and his crew must decide whether the presence of an increasingly mystical Starbuck after two equally unexplained months of absence is a coincidence or part of a Cylon plan. Although the first episode of the fourth season follows the paths set forth by Razor and the final episodes of the third season, a great deal remains to be explored through the course of the final season.

What and, more importantly, who, is the final cylon? Is Starbuck really going to lead the fleet away from any hope of a good destiny? Is Baltar going to successfully introduce the cylon religion to the human race, and if so, will there be some unification of cylon and human purposes? And how will Earth be involved?

The fourth season opener sets an ambitious agenda for the show's major story arc, but even after this basically OK episode, the major question remains unanswered:

Will the fourth season entertain us as well as the first three did?

The characterizations in this episode are consistent with the rest of the series, but do not add much to what we already know. Sam develops a little more depth than he previously had, and, as usual, Michael Hogan's Colonel Tigh stands out. All considered, the acting is just as solid as it has ever been. The script, pace and directing are also on par with the series' usual standard as is the cinematography. But this episode's highly transitional nature and relatively simple parallel plots force the episode into a less edgy, less innovative, than usual box.

I still think Season 4 is going to be a wild ride, and I sincerely hope that Baltar's rapidly evolving role does not become the harbinger of earthbound religious cliché that it appears to be heading toward. In short, I hope that some surprises remain in store for us as the season progresses.

Recommended for viewing within the sequence intended by the franchise. Not recommended as an introduction to the show.

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