Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #4 (Dynamite)
Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Art by Carlos Rafael
Cover A by Jim Starlin, Cover B by Pat Lee
crash-lands on the doomed Cylon world.
Read the story summary at the Battlestar Wiki
The individual issues of the mini-series did not have titles. I
made up the titles myself, usually based on a bit of dialog from
Cover A of this issue shows Cassiopeia
wearing the tight black outfit she wore in
"The Living Legend"
Notice that, on Cover B, the Galactica is
missing it's landing bays! Maybe artist Pat Lee was influenced
by the Galactica of BSG2000, which had the ability to retract
its landing bays.
On page 4, Starbuck refers to Cylons as
"blenders". In BSG2000, the Cylons are often referred
to as another kitchen appliance, toasters.
On page 7, Apollo quotes Starbuck as having
said, "A Viper pilot only flies three fighters--the one he
trains in, the one he escapes from, and the one he dies in."
Starbuck said this in "The Young
Lords", quoting his old flight instructor.
Also on page 7, Apollo makes a reference to
Colonial War College. The term may have been borrowed by
the writer from BSG2000, where it was used in at least one
episode; this is the first mention of the term in BSG70.
On page 8, Commander Adama plans to use a
gravitic warhead to collapse the Canopus wormhole behind them
after the fleet passes through to prevent the Cylons from
following. This is the first use of the term
"gravitic warhead" in BSG; it may have been borrowed from the
Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Omega Directive"; this
may be a sort of in-joke to the fact that the crew of the
Voyager found themselves trapped in the Delta Quadrant
after passing through a wormhole, much as the fleet is about to
Page 15 reveals that the laser gun of a
Colonial Warrior has a power level indicator built into the back
of the weapon.
On page 20, Boomer refers to the Cylon
planet as a felgerhole, obviously a partial use of the Colonial
Colonel Tigh indicates the fleet still has
some of the nano-cybrid weapons left. Will they continue to use
them against the Cylons? Do they have the capability to
Was Starbuck planning to propose to
Cassiopeia? He bought a fancy ring of Gemonese sapphires for her
in "Bombardment", but he's not seen giving it to her, and seems
to chicken out of telling her whatever he was going to tell her
at the end of this issue.
Did the fleet pass through the Canopus
wormhole? At the end of the issue, Adama orders the fleet on the
course through it, but we don't actually see it happen. If so,
did he detonate a gravitic warhead as he had planned to destroy the
wormhole and prevent the Cylons from passing through? Even if he
did, what's to say the Cylons have not already sent ships
through and set up bases on the other side, especially
considering how close the Cylon planet was to the wormhole.
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