"All Things Past and Present"
Battlestar Galactica #7 (Marvel)
Written by Roger Mckenzie
Art by Rich Buckler and Klaus Janson
inside the memory machine, Sire Uri makes his move.
Read the full story summary at the Battlestar Wiki
The man who was previously referred to as Dr. Spang in issues
4-6 of the comic book is now identified as Dr. Wilker, even
though he does not look much like the Wilker who appears in
the TV episodes. (Dr. Spang, however, does not disappear after
this...he appears again in issue #9 "Space Mimic", with a new
During the opening memory sequence, Adama and Baltar duel in an
Academy arena, each armed with two swords, one of which looks
similar to a Star Wars lightsaber!
Page 1 reveals that the above duel took place 25 yahrens ago, at the
Academy. Considering that the Tombs of Kobol novelization
suggests that Adama is over 100 yahrens old, it seems unlikely
that he was a mere cadet just 25 yahrens earlier. But then, the
narrative does not actually say that Adama is a cadet at the
time, just that Baltar is. Perhaps Adama is already an officer in
this flashback and is involved in instructing the younger
Baltar? After all, Adama is depicted white-haired even in this
"times past" sequence. (Though the novelization of
"The Living Legend"
two-parter reveals that Adama's hair had turned prematurely
white "many years ago", so he may have had white hair, making
him look older, even as a cadet.)
Baltar's alleged tampering with the bio-swords' controls goes
hand-in-hand with his tampering of a test computer that
results in his expulsion from the Academy, as mentioned in the
Tombs of Kobol novelization. Perhaps this is the
actual incident that brought about that expulsion?
Page 6 implies that, as newly elected President of the Council
of Twelve, Sire Uri is now also in command of the Galactica.
Page 15 is the first mention (chronologically) of the prison
barge in the fleet.
Page 15 implies there is only one agro ship in the fleet, but at
this point in time, there are still three of them. Two will
later be destroyed by the Cylons in
"The Magnificent Warriors".
One possible explanation is that the two unidentified ships that
went missing earlier in "The Memory Machine" were, in fact, the
other two agro ships, even though the ship type goes
unmentioned. Another possibility is that the fleet started out
with just one agro ship but, in an unseen story, they came
across two more agro ships sometime before the events of
"The Magnificent Warriors".
The missing agro ship here now brings the
fleet down to 217 ships (from 218 in
"The Memory Machine").
On the last page of the story, it suddenly appears that Athena
(or someone who looks like her) has showed up, even though she's
supposed to be out searching for the missing ships with Starbuck
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