Battlestar Galactica

The Hand of God

Season 1, Ep 24, Aired 4/29/79
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  • Episode Description
  • Rather than continue fleeing from their enemies, the crew of the Galactica commence an all out attack on a Cylon Basestar aided by intelligence from an unlikely source.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tony Swartz

    Lieutenant Jolly

  • Dirk Benedict

    Lieutenant Starbuck

  • Laurette Spang


  • Lorne Greene

    Commander Adama

  • Richard Hatch

    Captain Apollo

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • This series ended too soon...

    By Dominique718, Jun 04, 2006

  • Commander Adama decides that he is tired of running from the Cylons, and Apollo discovers what (to us) is a very familiar space transmission.

    By Henotheist, Jul 28, 2008

  • Great Ending

    By riggorick51984, Apr 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Apollo and Starbuck prepare to fly a Cylon raider) Apollo: You know how to fly this thing? Starbuck: No, I thought you did.

    • Baltar: (wishing good luck to Starbuck and Apollo before speaking to Adama) If they don't succeed, I die, too.

    • Boomer: (to Adams) No, sir, don't fire! It's them! Adama: How do you know? Boomer: They're waggling! Tigh: Waggling?

    • Jolly: Well, If the commander is buying, I'm drinking!
      Boomer: If anybody is buying, you're drinking, Jolly.

    • Adama: You'll be outnumbered two to one but you're used to that... Starbuck: (to Boomer) Better odds than we had at Caprica... Boomer: We lost at Caprica....

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    Notes (1)

    • According to Apollo, Galactica is over 500 yahrens old.

    Trivia (4)

    • Only the second episode featuring a ship-to-ship battle between a Battlestar and a Cylon Basestar. The previous episode being "The Living Legend, part 2".

    • When talking about taking on the newly discovered Basestar, Sheba talks about how her father took on two - referring to events from "Living Legend" episodes.

    • Highlights from episode are shown prior to opening credits.

    • If the NASA transmissions Apollo picks up are happening live, then they are out of order. The image in scene 1 is of the LEM during its return from the lunar surface, yet we see the landing at the end of the episode. The transmissions were not supposed to be live. Gamma transmissions are still bouncing around our solar system from 30 years ago, the idea that they could go even further out and bounce for an indefinite period of time is an accepted theory in the scientific community

    Allusions (1)

    • Apollo landing: Apollo shows Starbuck, Cassiopeia & Sheba the celestial chamber. The transmission picked up by the machines in the chamber are from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

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