Battlestar Galactica

Pegasus

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 9/23/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The Galactica crew is overjoyed when they encounter another Colonial battlestar, the Mercury-class Pegasus. The elation fades when Admiral Cain takes command of the fleet. The Galactica crew learn about the harsh practices onboard Pegasus. The tension boils over when Helo and Chief Tyrol learn about Lt. Thorne, the "Cylon Interrogator."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Douglas

    Galen Tyrol

  • Kandyse McClure

    Anastasia "Dee" Dualla

  • Paul Campbell

    Billy Keikeya

  • Tahmoh Penikett

    Karl "Helo" Agathon

  • Michael Rymer

  • Fan Reviews (71)
  • Pegasus

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 15, 2012

  • The one where: they find another battlestar! Yay!

    By MovieMark, Nov 04, 2011

  • Overall, this is without a doubt, the best episode that this season delivered so far.

    By Dante_Edy, Sep 02, 2009

  • Like a dream.

    By kickdoor, Dec 01, 2010

  • Rape, torture, bondage and then rape-interrogation. This has ruined this series for me.

    By tcthomas, Oct 08, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Pegasus CAG: Starbuck. Starbuck: Yup. Pegasus CAG: You have something to add? Starbuck: Your plan sucks.

    • Baltar: (referring to his kinder, gentler interrogation techniques) Simply put, Admiral, you have already used the stick. It's time to use a carrot. Cain: (pause) Please give the Doctor whatever he needs.

    • Cain: (referring to Baltar's interrogation methods) Have you become too close to your subjects? Lost perspective, perhaps? Baltar: Quite the opposite. The Cylons are a brutal and deadly opponent. The universe would be a substantially better place if they were...exterminated entirely. But my job isn't extermination. My job is investigation.

    • Pegasus pilot: (referring to kill symbols on his Viper) That's forty-eight kills right there. Starbuck: Special. Do you have caps and t-shirts, too?

    • Gaeta (regarding the Pegasus library): Got any porn in there? (from the extended DVD version of the episode only)

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    Notes (5)

    • This episode was nominated for a 2006 Hugo Award for "Dramatic Presentation: Short Form."

    • Although her name is never mentioned in this episode, Ronald Moore revealed in his podcast that the Cylon prisoner aboard the Pegasus is named Gina. He further explains that the name is a joking reference to a vocal group of diehard fans of the original series who intensely dislike the new version of Battlestar Galactica. Those fans refer to the new series by the acronym “G.I.N.O.” (“Galactica In Name Only"). Just as “GINO” is a target of abuse for these fans, “Gina” is a target of abuse for the crew of Pegasus.

    • In an earlier episode of Season 2 ("Resistance"), Chief Tyrol said that he had served aboard the battlestars Columbia, Atlantia and Pegasus in the past. That earlier statement is not acknowledged in this episode.

    • The Season 2.0 DVD set includes the original broadcast version of "Pegasus." The Season 2.5 DVD set includes the extended version of the episode.

    • Following the third commercial break, the Sci Fi Channel aired a Viewer Discretion warning. The warning was removed from repeat broadcasts after the original air date.

    Trivia (11)

    • Before the confrontation between the Galactica and the Pegasus, Pegasus can be seen to be directly "above" Galactica in the fleet, yet during the attack - only moments later - it is much further away.

    • The Pegasus is a Mercury-class battlestar, a more advanced type of vessel than the Galactica.

    • With the arrival of the Pegasus, there are now 49,605 survivors in the fleet.

    • With the arrival of Admiral Cain, Adama is no longer in command of the Colonial Fleet.

    • It was Director Michael Rymer's idea to have Cally and the other woman walk out of the room where the Pegasus crew members were boasting about having raped Gina.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Use of Cain as the surname for the admiral God said to Cain "And He said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth." Gen.4:10-12 God forsook Cain for killing his brother. Admiral Cain having killed other fellow soliders may suffer the same fate.

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