Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 3

Exodus, Part 1

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2006 on Syfy



  • Allusions

    • Pergamus Flats
      The name of the Cylon execution site, Pergamus Flats, is an allusion to the ancient Greek city of Pergamus, located near the modern Turkish city of Bergama.

      The city was founded as a place of refuge and was thought to be a colony of the ancient Arcadians. Pergamus was captured by the Greek soldier and leader Xenophon in 399 BC and was almost immediately retaken by the Persians. The city was harshly punished in 362 BC after a revolt.

      Among the famous residents of Pergamus were Galen (Claudius Galenus) (ca. 129-200 AD)--the ancient Greek physician whose views dominated European medicine until the Renaissance--and the bishop Gaius, the recipient of the Third Epistle of St. John.

      Despite its location in Turkey, the modern town of Bergama is approximately 50% Christian.