Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 24

The Hand of God

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Apr 29, 1979 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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

  • Quotes

    • (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....

    • Adama: Tigh, do you realize that this is the first time since we fled the colonies that we have the advantage but even if we didn't have the advantage, I'm tired of running!
      Tigh: Adama, so am I.
      Adama: Then let's take her on!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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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