"The Death of Apollo" Part 5
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo #5
Illustrated by Dietrich Smith
Cover A by Mike Mayhew
Apollo has difficulty adjusting to his new role as a grounded
service member in Command and Control.
As the sectons since his rescue go by, Apollo has difficulty
adjusting to his new role as a grounded service member in
Command and Control, lashing out to his own regret at those
closest to him. Adama tells Apollo that he expects him to be his
successor as commander of the fleet and that he must buckle down
and accept his responsibility. At the end of shift in C-&-C, the
Cylon super-basestar suddenly appears, disgorging hundreds of
Raiders. Apollo realizes the Cylons must have tracked the
recovery mission that rescued him back to the fleet. He fears
his rescue has doomed mankind.
CONTINUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo was a
6-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Muffit looks a bit larger on the main cover
of this issue than he was in episodes of the TV series.
On page 4, Apollo communicates with a ship
of the fleet called Vantage Colonial. On page 5, he
communicates with Kobol Goldstar.
On page 13, panel 1, notice that Apollo's
fingerprints are visible as he presses them against the viewport
in his father's quarters. A clever touch by the artist.
There is some dispute as to whether Colonial humans have
fingerprints at all; in
"Murder on the Rising Star", Boomer and Apollo appear to log
into the personnel computer by voice and handprint, but the
"Galactica Discovers Earth" Part
1 episode of Galactica 1980 states that the
Colonials do not have fingerprints!
On page 13, Commander Adama tells Apollo
that he expects him to be his successor as commander of the
"The Death of Apollo" Part 1,
he had implied to Athena that she would be the one! Now that
Apollo's permanently grounded due to his injury, I suppose Adama
now thinks that this is the better course.
On page 20, Athena orders the "tubo-lasers"
to be cycled up; it should read "turbo-lasers".
On page 21, the fleet reports the loss of a
ship called the Centara in the Cylon attack. This
leaves the fleet at 210 ships from the last-assumed 211 in
"The Death of Apollo" Part 1.
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