"Twisting in the Wind"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #7 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Charles Carvalho with Jackson Herbert
Cover: Jackson Herbert
The Galactica is called to
Picon where Commander Adama is placed before the Colonial
admirals to answer for his actions.
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
Julian DiMarco (mentioned only)
Aaron Doral (Number Five)
Number One (?)
Number Two (?)
Commander Adama meets with Admiral Rohner in this issue. Rohner
also appears in the Pegasus flashback story
On page 7, Apollo enjoys a drink with some peers at a bar on
Picon called Wuhrer's Ten-Four Ward. The name of the bar seems
to be a nod to both Star Wars and
Star Trek. In
Star Wars: A New Hope, "Wuher" is the name of the
bartender at the cantina in Mos Eisley (though he's not
identified by name in the film itself, but in expanded universe
stories). In Star Trek, "Ten-Forward" is the lounge on
the Enterprise-D where crewmembers could unwind, have a
drink, and socialize.
In panel 1 of page 10, a man is wearing a t-shirt that appears
to have "ADR" printed on the front. On page 17, panel 3, "ADR"
is again seen in some graffiti on the wall of Starbuck's holding
cell. I believe this is the signature used by the issue's
colorist, Adriano Lucas.
Page 10 reveals that Apollo is still a lieutenant at this point.
The car in the background of panel 5 on page 10 (possibly
Admiral Rohner's car) appears to be a
based on the front grill design!
After getting Starbuck released in his custody, Adama reminds
her that she told him to have faith. This happened after
DiMarco's betrayal and death at the end of
On page 20, panel 6, Admiral Rohner's dialog is mistakenly given
Admiral Rohner remarks that recent political agitator Byron Dane
was brought back to the Colonies
by Adama after the man defected.
Dane was the survivor of the bombings of the separatist outpost
on the unnamed planet in neutral space last seen in
The last page of this issue features four humanoid Cylons
discussing whether to approach Byron Dane about a political
alliance. Aaron Doral (a Number Five) and Number Six are
identified. I'm not sure from the facial likenesses of the
artwork which models the other two Cylons are supposed to be.
One of them sort of looks like a man older than the rest, which
suggests he is a Number One, possibly John Cavil himself, who
plays a major role throughout the BSG2000 series. The other
"younger" Cylon may be a Number Two or another Five.