Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 11

Colonial Day

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2005 on Syfy



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Baltar: Politics is the only thing more boring than blood samples.

    • Adama: Politics. As exciting as war. Definitely as dangerous.
      Roslin: Though in war, you can only get killed once. In politics it can happen over and over.
      Adama: You're still standing.
      Roslin: So are you.

    • Roslin: Mr. Zarek. Oh, don't worry. I won't be kissing you today.
      Tom Zarek: That's a shame. I shaved very closely in anticipation of being smacked by you.

    • (Boomer and Helo on Caprica, scouting a spaceport)
      Helo: Now all we have to do is wait until dark, infiltrate the most heavily fortified military hub on this planet, hope the Cylons have not completely wasted the spaceport, steal a ship, meet Galactica, and fly to her without getting shot to hell.
      Sharon: Is that all?

    • (talking to reporters about the state of the fleet)
      Zarek: Look, there's no economy, there's no market, no industry, no capital. Money is worthless. And yet we're all held hostage by the idea of the way things used to be. Look where we are. This man (pointing at a gardener) wakes up every morning, tugs on his boots, and goes to work in this garden. Why? Because it's his job? What job? He labors but he gets no benefit from his labor. And he's not the only one. Many of us are just still going through the motions of our old lives. The lawyers still act like lawyers but they have no clients. Businessmen still act like businessmen, but have no business! President Roslin and her policies are all about holding on to a fantasy. If we want to survive, we need to completely restructure our lives. We need to think about the community of citizens, the group, not the individual. We need to completely free ourselves of the past and operate as a collective.

    • (in the locker room)
      Starbuck: You have a problem with my hygiene?
      Apollo: You have hygiene?

    • (at Baltar's victory celebration)
      Roslin: I thought you hated these things.
      Adama: It's Colonial Day. Where else would I be? I'm a patriot.
      Roslin: You really are, aren't you?

  • Notes

    • The building used for the Cloud Nine Ballroom is the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, located at the University of British Columbia, near Vancouver. The building is also used as the 4400 Center for the USA Network series The 4400.

    • This episode first aired in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2005, on Sky One. Sky One co-financed the first season of the show.

    • Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta) and Robert Wisden (Wallace Gray) also appeared in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius Part I" together. Both that episode and this one originally aired on the Sci Fi Channel on March 18, 2005. They played Katep and Major Samuels respectively.

  • Allusions

    • Zarek: It's too bad. I shaved particularly close in anticipation of being smacked by you.

      A direct quote from General Patton to Field Marshal Montgomery after Montgomery said "Don't worry Patton. I shan't kiss you" when the two men's armies entered into the city of Messina at the same time. Patton was NOT supposed to steal Montgomery's thunder, but couldn't resist showing him up.

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