Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 11

Colonial Day

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



  • Quotes

    • (talking to reporters about the state of the fleet) Zarek: Look, there's no economy. There's no market, no industry, no capital. Money's worthless. And yet we're all held hostage by the idea of the way things used to be. Look where we are (on Cloud 9). This man (points to 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 benefits. And he's not the only one. Many of us are 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. 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.