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Battlestar Galactica
Episode Studies
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This is the home page of PopApostle's exploration of the original Battlestar Galactica beyond the TV episodes, novels, and comic books that take place the TV series' single season. This includes studies of BSG comic books, novels, etc.

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Battlestar Galactica: The Law of Volahd (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: The Law of Volahd (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Prison of Souls (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: Prison of Souls (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Prison of Souls (Part 3)
"The Law of Volahd"
Part 1
"The Law of Volahd"
Part 2
"Prison of Souls"
Part 1
"Prison of Souls"
Part 2
"Prison of Souls"
Part 3
BSG: Season II #1
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season II #2
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season II #3
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season II #4
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season II #5
(Realm Press)
The fleet’s fuel and weapons resources are down to critical levels. Apollo and Starbuck learn the secret of Volahd. The fleet investigates a derelict alien ship; guards on the prison barge begin a revolt with the intention of executing Baltar. The Somnians begin inhabiting human bodies aboard the Galactica; the stand-off on the prison barge continues. Both humans and Cylons deal with the repercussions of the Somnian attack.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Search for Sanctuary (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: Search for Sanctuary (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Previously Battlestar Galactica: Beautiful Mirage Battlestar Galactica: Time Bomb
"Search for Sanctuary"
Part 1
"Search for Sanctuary"
Part 2
"Previously" "Beautiful Mirage" "Time Bomb"
BSG: Search for Sanctuary #1
(Realm Press)
BSG: Search for Sanctuary Special (Realm Press) BSG 1999 Tourbook
(Realm Press)
Look-In (1980) #4-16 Look-In #43-52
and #1-3 (new numbering)
The search continues for the missing Apollo; a fleet genetics scientist announces the startling results of his studies to the Council of Twelve. The Imperious Leader begins a bizarre transformation. Commander Adama records a brief history of the fleet up to this point. The Galactica comes across a colonizable, but seemingly uninhabited world. An unsuspecting member of the fleet has been brought under the control of Imperious Leader.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Dark Genesis Battlestar Galactica: No Place Like Home Battlestar Galactica: Hades Hath No Fury Battlestar Galactica: Fire in the Sky Battlestar Galactica: The Infidel Basestar
"Dark Genesis" "No Place Like Home" "Hades Hath No Fury" "Fire in the Sky" "The Infidel Basestar"
BSG 1999 Tourbook
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season III #1
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season III #2
(Realm Press)
BSG: Season III #3
(Realm Press)
BSG: Cylon Apocalypse #1
(Dynamite)
The Imperious Leader ponders the secret of his origin. Baltar’s ship is intercepted by aliens; the Council wants to stop the fleet’s journey and settle a nearby star system. The Council begins the establishment of a settlement on Domia; the Cylons are unexpectedly caught in a deadly battle with beings they refer to as the Ancient Enemy. An all-out battle issue featuring humans, Domians, Cylons, more Cylons, Apshaidians, and the ever-treacherous Baltar! Apollo and Starbuck witness Cylon raiders destroying one of their own basestars; the Galactica intercepts another transmission of unknown origin.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Nano-Cybrid Battlestar Galactica: Bombardment Battlestar Galactica: Bio-Weapon Battlestar Galactica: The Fever Battlestar Galactica: There Will Be Blood
"Nano-Cybrid" "Bombardment" "Bio-Weapon" "The Fever" "There Will Be Blood"
BSG: Cylon Apocalypse #2
(Dynamite)
BSG: Cylon Apocalypse #3
(Dynamite)
BSG: Cylon Apocalypse #4
(Dynamite)
Look-In (1980) #17-29 Battlestar Galactica Annual 2014 (Dynamite)
Adama ponders the moral questions of releasing a “bio-weapon” against the Cylons. The Galactica begins its attack on the Cylon planet in the Canopus Wormhole. Starbuck crash-lands on the doomed Cylon world. The fleet faces a double threat as a deadly fever breaks out and the Cylons launch attacks, protected by a new long distance scanner-jamming technology. Baltar reflects back on his life after being marooned on an uninhabited planet for the past yahren.
         
Battlestar Galactica: The Nightmare Machine Battlestar Galactica: Die, Chameleon! Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's War Battlestar Galactica: Surrender the Galactica Battlestar Galactica: Centurion Prime
The Nightmare Machine Die, Chameleon! Apollo's War Surrender the Galactica "Centurion Prime"
Novel Novel Novel Novel BSG: Centurion Prime
(Realm Press)
Lucifer invents a device that projects uninhibited emotions in humans and Baltar takes advantage of it to cripple the Galactica. Intent on abandoning the caravan, a mutiny takes place on the fleet ship Eureka; meanwhile, space pirates capture both Colonial and Cylon members to become unwilling participants in an interstellar reality show. Apollo, Sheba, and Croft are trapped on the planet Yevra, forced to fight in a decades-old war whose origins are lost in time. Imperious Leader gives Spectre command of Baltar's baseship and a grand scheme is enacted to capture the Galactica. A captured Colonial warrior is turned into a cyborg Cylon.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Masquerade Battlestar Galactica: The Rebirth of Cy Battlestar Galactica: Fear of Flying Battlestar Galactica: Memorial Battlestar Galactica: Time and Punishment
"Masquerade" "The Rebirth of Cy" "Fear of Flying" "Memorial" "Time and Punishment"
BSG Gallery Special
(Realm Press)
BSG: The Compendium
(Maximum Press)
Galactica: The New Millennium #1 (Realm Press) Battlestar Galactica #1
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #2
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
The fleet faces a cunning new breed of Cylon. A Cylon centurion damaged by an ion storm questions his programmed hatred for humanity. Psyche-med Dr. Ishtara comes to the conclusion she must ground Starbuck as unfit to fly. After the fleet is ambushed in a Cylon attack, Commander Adama is forced to authorize the use of prohibited weapons designed by Dr. Wilker's new protégé...Dr. Zee! After the fleet vanishes, Apollo and Starbuck become separated and are captured by different parties.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Acts of Defiance Battlestar Galactica: Risk and Reward Battlestar Galactica: Shockwave Battlestar Galactica: Red Shift Battlestar Galactica: Dreams of the Thirteenth (Part 1)
"Acts of Defiance" "Risk and Reward" "Shockwave" "Red Shift" "Dreams of the Thirteenth"
Part 1
Battlestar Galactica #3
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #4
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #5
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #6
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #7
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Apollo attempts to piece together his new reality; Starbuck meets some surprising figures in the Cylon prison.

Apollo guides the human guerillas into freeing the planet Equellus from the Cylons; Starbuck is less successful with convincing his own alternate to bring the war to the Cylons.

Showdown in an alternate timeline! A work shift at Core Command for Athena turns into a harrowing day and another chance to show her mettle. Members of the fleet begin having dreams of a shining blue planet.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Dreams of the Thirteenth (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Dreams of the Thirteenth (Part 3) Battlestar Galactica: The Adama Gambit (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: The Adama Gambit (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Days Without End
"Dreams of the Thirteenth"
Part 2
"Dreams of the Thirteenth"
Part 3
"The Adama Gambit"
Part 1
"The Adama Gambit"
Part 2
"Days Without End"
Battlestar Galactica #8
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #9
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #10
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #11
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
Battlestar Galactica #12
(Dynamite, Vol. 2)
The fleet discovers a planet-sized object in the heart of the quantum storm. The secret of the space artifact revealed. In the aftermath of his mistaken notions about the nearness of Earth, Commander Adama decides he must step down as leader of the fleet. Commander Adama makes a risky move against the Cylons. Boxey and Muffit seek a safe place to play on the Galactica.
         
Battlestar Galactica: First Date Battlestar Galactica: A Destiny Among the Stars Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 3)
"First Date" "A Destiny Among the Stars" "The Death of Apollo"
Part 1
"The Death of Apollo"
Part 2
"The Death of Apollo"
Part 3
Asylum #8
(Maximum Press)
Asylum #4, 5, 7
(Maximum Press)
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #1
(Dynamite)
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #2
(Dynamite)
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #3
(Dynamite)
While searching for food supplies on Naraka IV, Boomer and Dietra discover an old, wrecked Colonial ship. Athena is shot down by Cylons over a remote planet…where she meets her father’s young namesake. On the 10th anniversary of the fleet's exodus from the Colonies, a reunion is in the offing. Major Apollo leads a search flight to the alleged coordinates of Earth. Refusing to believe Apollo is dead, Starbuck gathers some recruits to investigate the scene of the Cylon crime.
         
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 4) Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 5) Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo (Part 6) Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon Battlestar Galactica: Warhawk
"The Death of Apollo"
Part 4
"The Death of Apollo"
Part 5
"The Death of Apollo"
Part 6
Armageddon Warhawk
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #4
(Dynamite)
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #5
(Dynamite)
BSG: The Death
of Apollo #6
(Dynamite)
Novel Novel
Starbuck's surgical strike force infiltrates the super-basestar to search for Apollo. Apollo has difficulty adjusting to his new role as a grounded service member in Command and Control. The Cylon super-basestar launches a massive attack against the fleet and Apollo is forced to make a desperate command decision. Commander Adama's death leaves a void in the fleet that the returned Count Iblis attempts to fill. After nearly two decades, the fleet reunites with the lost battlestar Pegasus.
         
Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection Battlestar Galactica: Rebellion Battlestar Galactica: Paradis Battlestar Galactica: Destiny Battlestar Galactica: Redemption
Resurrection Rebellion Paradis Destiny Redemption
Novel Novel Novel Novel Novel
Using a newly-discovered aspect of the QSE drive, Apollo orders the fleet to jump from Cylon forces at their latest stop...and they end up back at the planet Kobol! The fleet finds itself trapped in Ur space, under the "real" universe. The fleet's latest quantum jump lands them at a planet called Paradis, where many of the survivors vote to make a permanent home, abandoning the search for Earth. Discovering that many of the hastily rebuilt ships will be incapable of making the continued deep space voyage after their stay on Paradis, the fleet is forced to leave them behind, along with 800 human members. The Kobolian ark, which has saved the lives of Apollo's 800 left-behind contingent of humanity, now brings death.
         
Battlestar Galactica: War of Eden (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: War of Eden (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: War of Eden (Part 3) Battlestar Galactica: War of Eden (Part 4) Battlestar Galactica: The Enemy Within  (Part 1)
"War of Eden"
Part 1
"War of Eden"
Part 2
"War of Eden"
Part 3
"War of Eden"
Part 4
"The Enemy Within"
Part 1
BSG: War of Eden #1
(Maximum Press)
BSG: War of Eden #2
(Maximum Press)
BSG: War of Eden #3
(Maximum Press)
BSG: War of Eden #4
(Maximum Press)
BSG: The Enemy Within #1
(Maximum Press)
20 yahrens after fleeing the Colonies, the Galactica and her fleet discover Earth. The humans discover a Kobolian ark on the primeval surface of Earth; Count Iblis offers Baltar his help in defeating the humans. After 15 yahrens, Adama is resuscitated from suspended animation. Adam and Eve are awakened; Baltar and Iblis make their move. The humans discover a drifting ship of the lost 13th tribe.
         
Battlestar Galactica: The Enemy Within  (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: The Enemy Within  (Part 3) Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey  (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey  (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey  (Part 3)
"The Enemy Within"
Part 2
"The Enemy Within"
Part 3
"Apollo's Journey"
Part 1
"Apollo's Journey"
Part 2
"Apollo's Journey"
Part 3
BSG: The Enemy Within #2
(Maximum Press)
BSG: The Enemy Within #3
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Apollo's Journey #1
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Apollo's Journey #2
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Apollo's Journey #3
(Maximum Press)
Ares’ presence disrupts life within the fleet and in the new settlement of Eden on Earth. While Ares brings trouble within the fleet, the Cylons strike from without. Iblis strikes a deal with the Borellian Nomen and exerts his evil influence over Apollo. Apollo flees just as the Nomen take control of the Galactica. Apollo makes use of the power within his bloodline hinted at by the Seraphs.
 
Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End  (Part 1) Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End  (Part 2) Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End  (Part 3) Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End  (Part 4)  
"Journey's End"
Part 1
"Journey's End"
Part 2
"Journey's End"
Part 3
"Journey's End"
Part 4
 
BSG: Journey's End #1
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Journey's End #2
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Journey's End #3
(Maximum Press)
BSG: Journey's End #4
(Maximum Press)
 
The Cylons launch a major strike against the fleet. With the rest of the fleet and the ark destroyed, the Seraphs propel the Galactica into the future…a future ruled by the Eastern Alliance. Escaping from the tyranny of the future Eastern Empire, the Galactica is sent by the Seraphs to the time just before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies. Sent into the past, the Galactica crew and their allies attempt to prevent the destruction of the 12 colonies.