Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (Grandreams)
The Galactica receives a
communication from a lone Cylon Raider, with two centurions
claiming they wish asylum with the human fleet.
The Galactica receives a communication from a lone
Cylon Raider, with two centurions claiming they wish asylum with
the human fleet in exchange for a computer-log of all the
Imperious Leader's ships, crews, positions, and current
assignments. Commander Adama decides to take a chance and, with precautions,
brings the two centurions on board. Strangely, only one
centurion does the talking and provides the Cylon computer-log.
While Starbuck is instructed to hold the Cylons in a safe area,
Adama and Apollo take the log to be decoded before a programmer
named Eris who discovers it is nothing but gobbledygook. With
this, Adama suddenly comes to a realization and orders Starbuck
to get the two Cylons off the ship immediately; the silent
Cylon is really nothing but a robotic bomb! Seconds later, an
explosion is felt within the ship, but no real damage is
incurred. Starbuck had chosen the waste-disposal chamber as the
"safest" place to keep them and was able to jettison them
immediately upon Adama's word.
This story appeared in the British book
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, a book of short stories
and articles all about BSG,
geared towards kids. The title of the book is derived from a
1979 theatrical release in Europe which combined the episodes
"The Living Legend" Parts 1 and 2 and
"Fire in Space" into one
The title of this story is not to be confused with the name of
the 3-issue Maximum Press BSG mini-series
The Enemy Within.
Notes from the BSG Chronology
Commander Adama's dialog on pages 1-2, about having a chance to
finally break through the Cylons' net into a free quadrant of
the galaxy, suggests it takes place fairly early in the fleet's
journey, possibly shortly after the events of the
"The Gun on Ice
Planet Zero" Part 2.
The description of the Cylon computer-log on page 5 of the story
is that it is small and cassette-like. But the illustration of
Adama holding it has it the size of a hardcover book!
It's hard to believe that Commander Adama would fall for the
Cylons' trick so easily.
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