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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Previously "Previously"
Battlestar Galactica 1999 Tourbook (Realm Press)
Written by James Kuhoric
Illustrated by Chris Scalf
Cover by Dan Parsons
May 1999

Commander Adama records a brief history of the fleet up to this point.

Didja Know?

This is just a 3-page retrospective on the events of the single season of BSG70 on television and the so-called "season two" stories published in comic book format by Realm Press. The full title of this retrospective in the Tourbook is "Previously on Battlestar Galactica".

Didja Notice? 

Page 1 features scenes from the 3-hour pilot, "Saga of a Star World" (studied on PopApostle as "Annihilation", "Exodus", and "Deathtrap").

Page 2, panel 1 features the Ovions from "Deathtrap", the Eastern Alliance cruiser from "Greetings from Earth" Part 2 and "Baltar's Escape", and the Borellian Nomen from "The Man With Nine Lives" and "Baltar's Escape".

Page 2, panel 2 features scenes from "The Living Legend" 2-parter.

Page 2, panel 3 features Count Iblis and the Ship of Lights from the "War of the Gods" 2-parter.

Page 2, panel 4 depicts a scene from "The Hand of God".

Page 3, panel 1 depicts a scene from "The Law of Volahd" Part 2.

Page 3, panel 2 features scenes from the "Prison of Souls" 3-parter.

The art and narration by Commander Adama on page 3, panel 3 seems to give us a glimpse of events that would have occurred in the concluding parts of the never-finished "Search for Sanctuary" story. A footnote in this panel tells us that the story would be concluded in the upcoming Galactica: The New Millennium anthology series, but that series, unfortunately, produced only one issue.

Adama's final line of dialog at the end of his reminiscence is the same one heard spoken by him at the end most of the TV episodes: "Fleeing the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet known as Earth."

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