Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Daybreak: Part 2 

A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Rymer

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Ronald D. Moore | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Capt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Lee Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Caprica
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon / Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Michael Trucco ... Ensign Samuel Anders
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Rick Worthy ... Simon
Mark Sheppard ... Romo Lampkin
Donnelly Rhodes ... Dr. Sherman Cottle
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Storyline

A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his Hybrid tank to the CIC in the hopes that he will be able to assist the combatants. Their mission complete, Admiral Adama orders Starbuck to pick a destination - any destination - to which the ship can jump to get out of there. With that, the meaning of the tune and the musical notes are explained. Having successfully jumped, the old Galactica has truly reached the end of it's life. A planet capable of sustaining life is found and Lee Adama makes a radical proposal for the future of humankind. In a flash forward far into the future, Hera's importance to the human race is revealed. Written by garykmcd

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Late in the writing process, it was realized that the "opera house" sequence could be shown to parallel the ongoing battle on Galatica. Anders' hybrid tank was set up on the CIC balcony, and it was arranged that the other four Cylons be near him, so that the "final five" could be posed in a manner similar to that shown in the opera house dream. In order for the actors to be visible at the appropriate angle, however, a safety railing had to be removed from the CIC balcony. See more »

Goofs

As the deployment of the fleet's population is planed out on Earth's map, the map shown is of Earth today, not as it would have been at a time of pre-language humans. A visible example is of Tasmania's disconnection from Australia, which occurred only 10,000 years ago. See more »

Quotes

Brother Cavil: [while the Final Five make preparations to download knowledge of Resurrection Technology to the Cylon Colony] Not to rush you or anything, but you are keeping two entire civilizations waiting!
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Alternate Versions

The aired TV Version: 95:52 min NTSC (not including credits) The Extended Version: 103:16 min NTSC (not including credits) Difference: 7 minutes and 24 seconds in 8 scenes. On both DVD and Blu-ray, Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed as one seamless whole that contains 11 minutes and 30 seconds material not in the aired episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Vengeance Formulation (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

All Along the Watchtower
(uncredited)
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Written by Bob Dylan
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Good characterization. Shoddy plot development.
26 March 2009 | by egress63See all my reviews

BSG was never a well planned series. Creator Ronald Moore himself said in an interview that nothing was planned out in the beginning and every time an episode was written, brainstorming had to be done to get the plot going on forward. As expected, the writers plugged in a number of plot lines, but there are still holes in the plot that you can ram a rhino into it and you won't even get a dent. Many numerous plot lines are completely ignored (the cult of Baltar is one example). Many plot lines are resolved in a very slip shod manner that had me going "Is this for real or is this some sort of early April fools joke?!??" Oh and the preaching of the last 15 minutes. It just would not end! Moore just kept going on and on about how technology can be the end of us all. About how people relying on technology are on a brink. It was *very* irritating to say the least.

But what really ticked me off was the ending. I wont reveal it here explicitly but just say this: I did not enjoy BSG reusing the themes used in "Chariots of the Gods". That was just plain dumb.

In the end, this gets a 6.


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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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