"Fear of Flying"
Galactica: The New Millennium #1 (Realm Press)
Script: Jim Shooter
Art: Dan Parsons
Cover A by Robert Scott, Cover B by Dan Parsons
Ishtara comes to the
conclusion she must ground Starbuck as unfit to fly.
While Starbuck and a female Viper pilot are caught up in the
middle of a dogfight with a swarm of Cylon Raiders, psyche-med
Dr. Ishtara has come to the conclusion she must ground Starbuck
as unfit to fly. Her intern argues in Starbuck's defense while
we witness Starbuck more-or-less live up to Dr. Ishtara's
psychoanalysis of him during the battle.
Starbuck and his fellow pilot come through the Cylon skirmish
alive and return to the Galactica. Starbuck arrives late for his
psychoanalysis session and almost preternaturally compares his and
the doctor's manners of coping with the situations they find
themselves in. As the session is just beginning, an alarm claxon
rings, calling all pilots to duty. Dr. Ishtara decides to clear
him for duty as he races off.
On page 2, we are introduced to a psyche-med
intern named Vesta. Vesta is also the name of a v-world gamer in
New Cap City on the
Caprica TV series.
The cockpit of Red Three's Viper on page 3,
panel 5 looks nothing like the cockpits we saw in the TV
On page 4, Starbuck invites a female Viper
pilot to share a thermo-tub. Presumably, a thermo-tub is similar
to a hot tub in our world.
Also on page 4, Vesta brings a stack of
security cam videos to add to Dr. Ishtara's report tape. Really?
A stack? Couldn't they all have been transferred to Ishtara
digitally? And even if they were on physical media, they'd be on
one small memory chip, not a chestful of plastic video tape
boxes as seen here, at the Colonial level of technology.
On page 6, Viper pilot Red Three describes
herself and Starbuck as "sitting avions". This is obviously an
analogy to the Earth term "sitting ducks" (from the Latin "avus"
meaning "bird"). According to
Armageddon, "avion" is the
Borellian Nomen term for bird.
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