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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Twisting in the Wind "Twisting in the Wind"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #7 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Charles Carvalho with Jackson Herbert
Cover: Jackson Herbert
2008

 

The Galactica is called to Picon where Commander Adama is placed before the Colonial admirals to answer for his actions.

 

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

Admiral Rohner

Agent Levin

Apollo

Starbuck

Boomer

Helo

Julian DiMarco (mentioned only)

Byron Dane

Aaron Doral (Number Five)

Number One (?)

Number Two (?)

Number Six

 

Didja Notice?

 

Commander Adama meets with Admiral Rohner in this issue. Rohner also appears in the Pegasus flashback story "Harbingers".

 

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 Lincoln, 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 "Boundaries".

 

On page 20, panel 6, Admiral Rohner's dialog is mistakenly given to Adama.

 

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 “Absolutely Necessary”.

 

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.


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