"The Death of Apollo" Part 2
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo #2
Illustrated by Dietrich Smith
Cover A by Mike Mayhew
Major Apollo leads a search flight to the alleged coordinates
As the Taurella is reunited with the fleet, Countess
Sephoni provides them with her divined coordinates of Earth.
Apollo leads a search flight of Vipers to the location, finding
only a dead moon...and a Cylon super-basestar! Apollo's wingmen
are blown out of space by Cylon Raiders, then his fighter is
struck and the Galactica loses contact as we see his
flaming fighter plow into the dead moon.
Back on the Galactica, a grieving Commander Adama
orders Sephoni placed in the brig on suspicion of being a Cylon
agent. Once behind bars, she is confronted with a grieving and
drunk Starbuck, who pulls a gun on her and has to be knocked out by
the guards. Meanwhile, in the life center, Xam continues to type
out the false coordinates of Earth...but now adds Apollo's name
CONTINUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo was a
6-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
On page 6, Commander Adama remarks that Colonel Tigh has
misgivings with regard to psionics. Why? Does Tigh have some
past history with a psionic person that didn't work out well?
The super basestar introduced on page 10 has some
similarities to the one seen in
"The Law of
Volahd" Part 2 that hosted the Imperious Leader,
though the one here has more levels built onto it.
|Super-basestar in this issue
||An earlier super-basestar in
"The Law of
Volahd" Part 2
On page 12, Apollo uses the expletive
"clusterfrack". This term was used a time or two in BSG2000, but
not previously in a BSG70 story. Of course, we all know what
this term means..!
Pages 13 and 14 bring the story up-to-date
to where the flash-forward of
"The Death of Apollo" Part 1,
pages 1-2 left off.
Viper pilot Breena appears on page 17, last
"The Adama Gambit" Part 1.
On page 20, when Starbuck pulls a gun on
Sephoni in the brig, one of the guards grabs him and knocks the
gun out of his hand, while another pulls a syringe and injects
Starbuck with a tranquilizer. The guards are armed with tranq
Shouldn't Commander Adama and the other senior staff have been
suspicious of coordinates of Earth provided by Sephoni
considering said coordinates just happened to be at a location near the
How were the Cylons able to fake the psionics so as to fool
Sephoni into thinking she had located humans on Earth? How did
they even know she was searching that way? These questions are
never answered throughout the mini-series.
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