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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Dark Secrets "Dark Secrets"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #1 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Layouts: Stephen Segovia
Pencils: Jackson Herbert
Cover: Stephen Segovia
2007

 

On a planet near the Colonial border of neutral space, Adama locates his former commander…and a contingent of Cylon centurions.

 

Read the story summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki 

 

Notes from the BSG chronology

 

This story takes place about two years before the fall of the Colonies.

 

Didja Know?

 

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero was a 13-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment, covering the crew's adventures starting with Commander Adama assigned to the command of the Galactica, two years before the fall of the Colonies.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this story

 

Commander Adama
Carolanne Adama (flashback)
Colonel Tigh

Ellen Tigh (flashback)
Captain Kelly
Admiral DiMarco (aka Marksman)
Dr. Cottle

Hotfoot

Peter

Captain Kelly

Byron Dane (not named until "Absolutely Necessary")

Sil (Silvia DiMarco)

 

 

Didja Notice?

 

During the flashback scene on page 10, the battlestar Columbia is depicted as looking like the original Galactica from BSG70. The Vipers flown by DiMarco and Adama during this flashback look like a cross between the BSG70 Vipers and the Mark II Vipers largely used aboard the BSG2000 Galactica.

 

Page 11 reveals that DiMarco's call sign as a pilot was Marksman.

 

On page 14, DiMarco and Adama use an E.M. pulse to disable the stolen vessel they're pursuing. An electromagnetic pulse can be used to damage or destroy most types of unshielded electronic devices.

 

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