Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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This is an episode about loss. Kat and Starbuck confront each other about their piloting skills and each vow to kill Scar (a Cylon spaceship) before the other.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar (credit only)
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six (credit only)
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure ... Officer Anastasia Dualla
Luciana Carro ... Louanne 'Kat' Katraine
Bodie Olmos ... Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza
Christopher Jacot ... Ensign Brent 'BB' Baxton


The fleet has discovered an asteroid field with a large ore deposit, enough to construct at least two new squadrons of vipers. But the Cylons know about it and behind every rock there could be a raider. Since the destruction of the Resurrection ship they changed their tactics from mass to sneak attacks. Several pilots are already dead and especially raider Scar is feared. Meanwhile Starbuck hasn't been herself lately. She drinks a lot, thinks much about Anders and is getting irritated by Kat. She continually challenges her, beats her record in training and calls her the next Tigh. Both claim they will hunt down Scar. 200 cubits and the precious Top Gun trophy, currently in Starbuck's possession, are at stake. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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The beer stein that serves as a trophy was included in the package with the Kat action figure. See more »


In the scene near the end where Starbuck pours Kat a drink, her grip on the bottle is reversed in alternating shots. See more »


Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [raising a toast] To Bee-bee. Jo-jo. Riley. Beano. Dipper. Flat Top. Chuckles. Jolly. Crashdown. Shepherd. Dash. Flyboy. Stepchild. Puppet. Fireball.
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: To all of 'em.
Admiral William Adama: So say we all.
All: [in unison] So say we all.
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [quietly] So say we all.
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Written by Stanley Myers
Adapted and Arranged by Bear McCreary
Performed by Steve Bartek
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Better than "Black Market," but still weak and simply off-putting
19 April 2009 | by emailgershmanSee all my reviews

I agree with the commenter who said the characters seem "off" in this one. While the vast majority of BSG episodes are phenomenal, this one never works. I never bought the tug-of-war between Starbuck and Kat--it seemed to come out of nowhere, a consistent problem with this stretch of late Season 2.5 episodes (like the preceding "Black Market" and the following "Sacrifice"). I commend Ronald Moore for admitting on his commentaries that these episodes are far from BSG's finest hour. As for "Scar," it's not a bad concept, but it is poorly executed. (And the acting is just plain hammy at times.) Still, it probably gets more credit than its due from fans simply because it's MUCH better than the mind-blowingly awful "Black Market," which was poorly conceived AND executed. Thankfully, BSG soon rallied with much better shows in the grand tradition of Season One and the first half of Season Two.

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