Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows... See full summary »

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Jean de Segonzac (as Jean de Segoznac)

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Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Anne Cofell Saunders | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Caprica
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Lucy Lawless ... D'Anna Biers
Rick Worthy ... Simon
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows about the location of Earth and they dispatch a Basestar to investigate. In the end, the survey ship is infected with a virus killing everyone aboard. Aboard the Galactica, Lt. Gaeta has been reviewing Baltar's work in deciphering the map they recovered on Kobol. He too thinks he know what it all means. Of greater concern however is the wedge between those who stayed with the fleet and those who were on the ground fighting the Cylons. Starbuck and Colonel Tigh in particular are quite vocal in complaining about those who stayed behind and it's left to Admiral Adama to lay down the law. Written by garykmcd

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3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Some of the proposed (and rejected) call signs for Sharon Agathon were Chrome Dome, Titanium, and Toaster Babe. See more »

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During the training mission at the moon, the first close-up shot of Kat is flipped horizontally. Notice the name & call sign on the side. See more »

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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [to Julia Prynne] You seem like a really nice person so I'm gonna be honest with you. The last thing I need is a 2-year-old friend and Kacey sure as hell does not need me in her life. So do us both a favor and do not bring her around here again, okay?
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Written by Richard Gibbs
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The Deterioration Continues
30 December 2007 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

In their psychologically devastated state, Tigh and Starbuck have found solace in each other's company, and their hopeless negativity and incessant drinking problems have alienated them completely from the crew. What will it take to make Kara face her poorly developed self-concept and allow Saul to get his demons back under some semblance of control? Meanwhile, things are not much better aboard the surreal dream-world of the Cylon base star. En-route to Earth, with Galactica shadowing them, Baltar is sent to investigate a dying base star which has been infected by a killer virus. In Torn, Galactica encounters this same ship, and the speculations begin.

Torn does much to advance the third season's story arc, but very little to provide any form of hope for the human or cylon populations. It's culmination, however, in the intense "Measure of Salvation" is even less upbeat.


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