Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 18

Islanded in a Stream of Stars (6 Mar. 2009)

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With Hera now likely in the hands of John Cavil, Admiral Adama sends out search teams to locate The Colony, the Cylon home world if you will, that Ellen Tigh says is the only place she ... See full summary »



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With Hera now likely in the hands of John Cavil, Admiral Adama sends out search teams to locate The Colony, the Cylon home world if you will, that Ellen Tigh says is the only place she imagines she could be. Adama reluctantly comes to the conclusion that the Galactica has reached the end of its days. He orders all repair activities halted and decides to strip the ship and share everything that is salvageable with the rest of the fleet. Starbuck meanwhile shares with Gaius Baltar what she found on the uninhabitable Earth. He subsequently - and quite publicly - proclaims her to be an angel. Written by garykmcd

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6 March 2009 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Boomer arrives at The Colony and is landing her Raptor, there are a circle of Cylon Raiders, some lifting off for departure, some parked. Amongst these, are several very similar to the ships the Cylons used in the original series, but, there are two Raiders of an unfamiliar design. While being similar to the standard Cylon Raider (not the Cylon 'Heavy' Raider), these Raiders have much longer Wings which project straight ahead, and the centre section, which contains the Cylon pilot is also elongated and projects forward separate from the ship itself. This is their only appearance in the series. The centre section is separate, still unconnected - but, rather than the small, narrow space which separates the wings from the central pod of a standard Cylon Raider , there is a deep, long trough, which runs parallel to that of the wings. See more »


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Galactica is dying
17 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After Boomer's escape Galactica is further damaged and it is only a matter of time before the ship is lost; the crew struggle to keep her going but after a hull failure many of the repair team; both human and Cylon are lost. The civilians aren't happy at the prospect of relying on the Cylon base star for protection but they are also keen to get their hands on Galactica's equipment once she is finally decommissioned. Starbuck is concerned about who or what she is so approaches Baltar and asks him to check the blood on the dog tags she found on her viper on Earth little expecting that he will announce the results to the fleet; proclaiming that she is an angel! She is also concerned about Anders who has started to act like a Cylon Hybrid. Boomer meanwhile is jumping back to the Cylon Colony with Hera; she is fed up of Hera's moaning and is about to tranquilise her when she learns that Hera can share her projections just like full Cylons.

This was a decent episode with several interwoven story lines; all setting things up for the fast approaching series conclusion. Things are looking bad for all involved; Galactica is rapidly falling apart and Hera is in the hands of Cavil. Once again the most notable actor was Grace Park; her portrayal of Boomer and a dying Eight was excellent. That is not to say other actors didn't do a fine job too; I particularly liked the scene where Katie Sackhoff and Jamie Callis, Starbuck and Baltar have a conversation in the lavatory!

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