Adama: Waddaya hear Starbuck?
Starbuck: Nothing but the rain sir!
Adama: Well grab your gun and bring in the cat!
An interesting exchange between these two. It was in the miniseries and several of the shows. I don't think it was repeated more than once in any of the seasons but it does seem to work it's way into the dialogue about once per season.
What does it mean? I assume it's a personal phrase between friends. Adama knew Starbuck at least since the death of Zack. How did they get to know each other so well to have such a phrase between them? Where did the phrase come from? A military saying? A shared personal favorite of their own version of a Clint Eastwood or John Wayne movie?
Theories and hard facts welcome!