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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Line of Communication "Line of Communication"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #8 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Jackson Herbert
Cover: Jackson Herbert
2008

 

The Galactica is assigned to deal with a problem that Adama himself is blamed for creating…Colonial revolutionary Byron Dane.

 

Read the story summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki

 

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

 

Colonel Tigh

Starbuck

Boomer

Null (Lt. Eric Oehler)

Sgt. Hadrian

Petty Officer Dualla

Number Six

Number Three (D'anna Biers)

Number Two (Leoben Conoy)

Byron Dane

Owen Patilla

Lt. Gaeta

Chief Tyrol

Cally

 


 

Didja Notice?

 

Galactica's Master-at-Arms, Sgt. Hadrian, appears here for the first time. She goes on to appear in several episodes of BSG2000.

 

The Galactica employs mostly Mark II Vipers due to Commander Adama's preference for non-wireless computers in his ships, but a Mark VII is seen on the hangar deck in the background of panel 5, page 2.

 

The character of Eric Oehler, call sign Null, is probably a reference to the real world Eric Oehler, member of electronic music band Null Device.

 

On page 4, Number Six refers to the Number Three model as "D'anna", so she is presumably the same D'anna Biers Number Three model that is part of the fleet in episodes of BSG2000.

 

On page 5, the Number Two known as Leoben Conoy takes an interest in Starbuck when he sees her as a member of Byron Dane's security personnel. He is later seen to be infatuated with her in episodes of BSG2000.

 

On page 6, a reporter for the Colonial News Network interviews people about dissident Byron Dane. Colonial News Network is probably meant to be a Colonial analog to CNN (Cable News Network).

 

The two men who make contact with Dane in the ambulance on page 14 are humanoid Cylon models Numbers Four and Five.

 

On page 16, Vipers are depicted launching from the front of Galactica's head; but Vipers have always been depicted as launching from the sides of the hangar bays in the TV episodes.

Vipers launching

 

On page 18, panel 2, notice that a portrait of Commander Adama's family is seen hanging in his quarters aboard the Galactica. There also appears to be a portrait of himself hanging next to it (unless it is meant to be his father, Joseph Adama, in later years).

 

Cally (Callandra Henderson) makes her first appearance in this issue. She is a recurring character through most of the TV series.


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