Battlestar Galactica

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  • Season 0 Razor, Part 1

  • When the Guardian Cylon Raiders are first spotted and attack Starbuck's recon patrol, Hoshi says that the incoming contacts are "fighter-sized, unknown configuration". However, the Cylon fighters are the models from the First Cylon War. Their configuration should be known to the Colonial Fleet and stored in the Pegasus' threat recognition files.

  • Season 0 Battlestar Galactica (200...

  • Introductory text

    The Cylons were created by Man. They were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies. And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters. After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared. The Cylons left for another world to call their own. A remote space station was built...

    ...where Cylon and Human could meet and maintain diplomatic relations. Every year, the Colonials send an officer. The Cylons send no one. No one has seen or heard from the Cylons in over forty years.

  • Goof: While discussing Kara Thrace's punishment with Adama in Adama's quarters, Col. Tigh mutters "Jesus" under his breath. The Colonials do not have a Christ in their history or their religion. Thus, Tigh would have no reason to use this as an exclamation.

  • Season 0 Razor, Part 1

  • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 49,579 survivors in the fleet. After the Season 2 episode "The Captain's Hand", there were also 49,579 survivors (at the beginning of "Downloaded"). There were the same number of survivors at the beginning of the following episode ("Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 1"). The "Razor" story may have introduced a continuity error in the survivor count.

  • Season 0 Battlestar Galactica (200...

  • The history of the Galactica

    The public relations official Aaron Doral notes that the battlestar Galactica was built over 50 years ago, during the early days of the Cylon War. The fleet originally included only 12 battlestars, each representing one of Kobol's 12 colonies. The Galactica represented Caprica. Commander Nash was the first commander of the Galactica.

  • As the armistice station is exploding apart, pages from the Cimtar Peace Accord can be seen on the officer's table. Presumably the Cimtar Peace Accord was the armistice agreement signed by the humans and the Cylons at the end of the initial Cylon War.

  • The courier officer at the armistice station reviews a briefing document, Cylon specifications -- Cylon Centurian (sic) Model 0005. A diagram shows the Cylon model seen in the original Battlestar Galactica television series. The text reads as follows:

    The Cylon: A Cylon is a bipedal robot. They are self aware, and usually quite logical. They are not especially fast, but they are quite strong. They are artificial in nature, and are larger than a human -- around 6' 6", although this varies with their type. Cylon eyes glow red, and pulse back and forth.'

    A Cylon is powered by internal powercells which allow it to function without outside aid for around nine to ten yahrens.

  • The "Riverwalk Market" scene on Caprica was filmed at the Simon Fraser University Quad in Burnaby, British Columbia, just outside of Vancouver.

  • There are no networked computer systems on Galactica.

  • The officer at the Armistice Station places two family photos on the table. One photo shows his son, Boxey, who is later rescued from Caprica by Sharon Valerii.

  • The early scene beginning with Starbuck's jog is filmed as one continuous shot. The scene continues without a cut for approximately 3 minutes and 23 seconds, as viewers are introduced to the crew of the Galactica.

  • Season 1 Battlestar Galactica (200...

  • The number the old woman draws in the lottery is 47. This number appeared in many episodes of Star Trek television series beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ronald Moore worked as a writer and producer for that show as well as for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The number 47 became a recurring inside joke on those Star Trek series.

  • When Galactica makes its first jump, it should have its pods docked, as the ship just retracted them, but the visual shows the flight pods are extended.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: 33

  • Continuity error: When Dee is talking to Adama and Tigh about the disappearance of the Olympic Carrier, her headset changes from the left ear to the right multiple times throughout the scene.

  • There were 1,345 people on the Olympic Carrier.

  • The Colonial equivalent of radar is "DRADIS."

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Water

  • Lee becomes the President's Military advisor.

  • Baltar says there are 45,265 civilians in the fleet. Given the stats of total fleet population in the last episode, that means there are 2,708 military personnel in the fleet.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Bastille Day

  • As Starbuck trains her laser sight on Zarek, the beam crosses the corner of his left eye. He would easily see this and react.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Act of Contrition (1)

  • About 25 minutes into the episode, Boomer is searching for the source of a signal. She searches through and knocks over a bookshelf. Among the books on the shelves were Raise the Titanic! (1976) by Clive Cussler, Burr (1973) by Gore Vidal, Daughter of Silence (1961) by Morris L. West, The Warbirds (1990) by Richard Herman, Jr., The Final Diagnosis (1997) by James White, Puppet on a Chain (1969) by Alistair MacLean, The Burning Mountain (1983) by Alfred Coppel, The Second Seal (1950) by Dennis Wheatley, The Angry Tide (1979) by Winston Graham, The Holcroft Covenant (1978) by Robert Ludlum, a book by Doris Lessing, a book by Eric Ambler, a book titled Night Sky and a book with the word "Oberst" on it. (It is unclear whether that is the title or the author's name.) Another book, possibly a spy thriller, has a swastika on the cover.

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