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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Ghost Town "Ghost Town"
Battlestar Galactica: Origins #11 (Dynamite)
Writer: Seamus Kevin Fahey & Clay Carmouche
Pencils: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Jonathan Lau
2008

Starbuck and Helo reach the Troy settlement only to find a deserted war zone.

Notes from the BSG chronology

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

Didja Know?

Battlestar Galactica: Origins was an 11-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment, covering the origins of several characters of BSG2000. Issues 9-11 feature Starbuck and Helo during their training days together at the Colonial military academy.

Characters appearing or mentioned in this story

Starbuck
Helo
Number Eight
Number Two
Tom Zarek
Zak Adama
Peter Vader
Sharon Valerii (Boomer)

Didja Notice?

On page 5, Helo remarks that he didn't think Zarek and the Sag rebels had the firepower to hit a mining settlement like the one on Troy. He is referring to Tom Zarek, a political agitator on Sagittaron and leader of the small, but violent, rebel group which is referred to as the SFM by Starbuck on page 10 that seeks the overthrow of the Colonial-imposed government on Sagittaron.

On page 9, panel 3, Starbuck's hair is mistakenly colored brown.

The Adama cadet on the last page of the issue is presumably Zak Adama.

The last page of the issue also introduces cadets Peter Vader and Sharon Valerii. Vader does not appear again so far as I can tell; his last name is likely a reference to Darth Vader, the main villain of the Star Wars saga of films, novels, comics, and TV shows. Sharon Valerii goes on to become callsign Boomer and is a Number Eight model humanoid Cylon, though she does not know she is a Cylon.

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