"Skirmish Beyond Skafrax"
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (Grandreams)
The fleet encounters trouble as it makes its
way back to Skafrax for water.
The fleet heads back to Skafrax to get much-needed water, knowing
there's a trap lying in wait there. To make matters worse, a
Cylon force is pursuing them and the Celestial Lady
develops engine problems. The fleet can't wait for the ship to
make repairs, so the occupants are evacuated and a plutonium bomb
placed on board to take out as much of the Cylon force as
possible. The plan is successful, while Colonial Vipers destroy
many more Cylon Raiders. The remaining Cylon force flees.
Now, the fleet will have to face whatever awaits on Skafrax.
CONCLUDED IN "FINAL SHOWDOWN"
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
"Skirmish Beyond Skafrax" is part three of a 4-part story which
began in "Switch in Space",
"Planet of the Cyclops", and
Notes from the BSG Chronology
This story takes place about a day after
"Planet of the Cyclops".
Similarly to the events in "Collision Course", the Colonials,
after evacuating the inhabitants, sacrifice a ship of the fleet,
the Celestial Lady (which was having engine trouble
anyway), to take out a bunch of pursuing Cylons, placing a
plutonium bomb aboard her. This brings the fleet down to 214
ships from the last count of 215 in
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