BSG Official Magazine (#5) (Grace Park) June / July 2006

Saving Grace
By: Matt Chapman
Date: June / July 2006
Source: Battlestar Galactica: The Official Magazine (#5)

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with GRACE PARK where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL.

 

TWO TO TANGO

Multiple versions of the Sharon Valerii Cylon allow Park to play out more than one inter-crew relationship. As well as her parenthood with Helo, season one viewers were used to seeing the other Sharon and Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) secretly being an item. So how does she handle the two onscreen men in her life?

“They’re both quite different and they come from a different school of acting as well. I couldn’t say exactly what Aaron subscribes to but I feel that he has a lot of improv in his style. He can be joking about playing cards or beer or hockey scores right up to shooting. So that requires me to have a bit more focus. But Aaron’S just so real and he totally brings himself and absolutely embodies his character and I think he really enjoys him,” she reveals.

“Tahmoh and I went to one of the same acting schools and so we can relate to each other on different levels or use different techniques. Or if I’m totally lost or he’s lost there’s a lot less embarrassment about not really getting the scene. I’ll just put it out to him like. ‘Tahmoh I don’t know what’s happening right now.’ He just laughs at me and says ‘Oh, it’s so funny watching your process.’ He says that I always question it halfway through as we’re taping it, then finally come around and get what I was resisting the whole time. So I feel I can relate a little bit more to Tahmoh.”

“And walking into a scene with Aaron, he’ll definietly be switching some of the lines. Tahmoh and I will try to as well, but Aaron will just come right in and say, ‘I’m not going to say any of this. He would never do this.’ You know, it’s scripted that he has a breakdown. ‘No.'”

BSG: The 2nd Annual Golden Toaster Awards (2006)

The 2nd Annual GOLDEN TOASTER AWARDS
The 2nd Annual Golden Toaster Awards were held on June 30th, 2006.
Below are the two categories that were won by Aaron Douglas / Chief Tyrol.

 

CATEGORY: Best Supporting Actor

NOMINEES:
1. Aaron Douglas as Galen “Chief” Tyrol
2. Richard Hatch as Tom Zarek
3. Michael Hogan as Saul Tigh
4. Tahmoh Penikett as Karl “Helo” Agathon
5. Donnelly Rhodes and Doc Cottle

 

WINNER: Aaron Douglas as Galen “Chief” Tyrol

 


CATEGORY: Most Shocking Moment

NOMINEES:
1. Adama and Cain’s simultaneous assassination plots against each other (Res Ship pt. I)
2. Gina surprising Cain in her quarters and executing her (“Res Ship pt. II”)
3. Lt. Thorne’s attempt to rape Sharon (“Pegasus”)
4. Revelation of a “One Year Later” time jump (“LDYB pt. II”)
5. Tyrol beating the frak out of Cally when he wakes up from his nightmare (“LDYB pt. I”)

 

WINNER: Tyrol beating the frak out of Cally when he wakes up from his nightmare (“LDYB pt. I”)

 


The SciFi World (Paul Campbell) April 12, 2006

Paul Campbell Interview
By: Interview & transcript by NetRanger (Kenn) for The Scifi World & BSGTNS.com (Media Blvd)
Date: April 12, 2006
Source: The SciFi World

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with PAUL CAMPBELL where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

We had some questions come in from people that read the message board, and one of them was from Aaron Douglas. (Editor’s note: The question was actually from an earlier interview with TheSciFiWorld.net). He said that we should ask you about the names that Paul and Aaron made up for the race horses that Mary took her husband to see.

I was thinking about that the other day. We had this ridiculous…Did he give you any names?

 

No, but he said you were all laughing so hard that you ruined take after take.

Absolutely, and once you get Mary on a roll, once you get her giggling, she will not stop. So we had a field day. We were shooting Home Pt. 2, and Mary was talking about taking her husband to the horse races and just randomly picking names. And we were talking about if you were just randomly picking names having no knowledge of the horses, what names you might choose. It would be like Lighting Steed, and Farts Dust, and choosing between the two. Or Beaten by A Nose, and A Nose for silly horse names. Three legged old man, and Guaranteed to Win. But for some reason it just struck us as incredibly silly, and we must have gone on for two or three hours, and we had hundreds of names. I think Mary laugher her way thru about 50% of those takes.

 

So what are your best memories about working on the show?

Just silly things like the day with Douglas joking about the horses. And just being able to watch people like Mary and Eddie do their stuff…You can’t pay for classes like that. It’s just a truly unique experience. And there are also a lot of times I was really challenged as an actor and got work with some wonderful directors. Eddie in particular was just unbelievable to work with as a director. One of my favorite episodes was the one he directed. And just being able to be silly. You don’t see it a lot in what they end up using of me, but I was able to be incredibly silly. It was just such a treat to be able to go to work every single day. It was kind of a really difficult decision to leave the show in the end.

Sci-Fi Brain (Nicki Clyne) March 17, 2006

Adorably Dangerous: An Interview with Nicki Clyne
By: Michael Ricci (aka aeolus)
Date: March 17, 2006
Source: Sci-Fi Brain

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with NICKI CLYNE where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

At the end of season one and the beginning of season two, Cally and a group of deck technicians—including Chief Tyrol and Dr. Gauis Baltar—were trapped on the mythical home of the Human race, Kobol. In constant pursuit by Cylon centurions, the lines of life and death were never so apparent. “I think with what she had been through on Kobol [it] was really traumatizing, and I think she was still in a state of shock, because when your reality is invaded by something you thought totally [seemed] threatening to your life and to your world, it shakes you. Like the things you thought were important might change.” Nicki said believing those to be the deeper motivations behind her character’s reasoning for killing Galactica Boomer. “I think Boomer represented all the things that were wrong for her at that time, including her relationship with Tyrol. So, I think she just saw Boomer as this symbol of what was wrong for her at the time. She couldn’t see any other way to deal with it.”

What came after was just as equally perplexing. In the episode, The Farm, Tyrol distanced himself from Cally, yet still pleaded with Commander Adama to show leniency. Adama sentenced Cally to thirty days in the brig for misuse of a firearm, though seemed saddened at the death of Valerii.

Clyne’s character was absent in the following three episodes. But, in that time, the actress believes Cally’s character took deep reflection on what transpired. Whether or not she actually felt guilty about killing Tyrol’s lover remains to be seen. “That is a tough one, and I think about that a lot, because I don’t think it is right to kill anything. I don’t think it can ever be a positive feeling. At the time, she felt like there was no other way, and that was her only option, but I am sure upon reflection in the brig, or when she got back to work, that she saw how it affected Tyrol. That she, she shows a lot of wondering. There is actually a scene that got cut, but she finally approaches the Chief, when she is finally sick of him ignoring her, after she has gotten out of jail, she says, ‘If I had a chance, I would do it all over again.’ “

Crewman Cally’s strong affections for Chief Tyrol have never been overtly subtle. Whenever someone badmouthed him, she was the first to jump to his defense. Nicki felt that their eventual coming together was beneficial for her character’s development. “I think it made a lot of sense for my character,” a pause came, “I think that Cally has been in love with the Chief from the beginning and looks up to him so much, because he is such a wonderful person and always has [been]. Not only that, they have shared such a traumatic experience and that they have gone through so much together, the bond they have is so strong. And, I think it makes sense.”

Easy relationships, just like in real life, aren’t common in the world of Battlestar Galactica. In the episode, Lay Down Your Burdens, Part One, Chief Tyrol has a violent nightmare and takes out his repressed anger on Cally when awoken by her. It was so graphic, that for the first time, the show had a parental advisory for younger audiences. When asked about the scene, Nicki took it in equal parts seriousness and hilarity…

“It was difficult for people to watch. Even when we were filming it and it was difficult to do. Not only physically, but I had to make it look real. Actually, Aaron (Douglas–Chief Tyrol) actually punched me in the face!” She chuckled as she continued on, “And, it’s really difficult, but the funny part about it is that he and I were trying to be brave, but whenever you get knocked in the face I think the instinct is to start crying. I was laughing at the same time, trying to persuade everyone that I was fine, but there were tears streaming down my face. And, Aaron was all, ‘But it wasn’t me.’ I was like, ‘Ok, ok, I am not blaming you, I know it was an accident, but I don’t think I punched myself in the face.’ He felt terrible about it happening. It was fine. Luckily, I didn’t get a bruise and slow everything up.”

“But it was difficult and I am trying to block the punches and then my own hand was going into the whole scene and realizing what he had done. It was pretty emotional.”

When asked about her professional relationship with Aaron Douglas, she said they shared a great friendship that translated well on and off screen.

“With Aaron? Absolutely! Mostly because we work together, I think he is a great actor. He is really a generous person. Really fun to work with!” Nicki continued by saying she didn’t have a favorite actor to work with, but Aaron was the one she worked with the most. “I wouldn’t say I have a favorite to work with, because everyone is so different. He is definitely the one I work with the most, so I know him the best. We have a great time together, but I think everyone on the show is so great and has something to offer that I really appreciate.”

“When I got to work with Eddie (Edward James Olmos—Admiral Adama) [it] is really amazing. When I had this scene with James Callis, who plays Baltar, it was great! Because, I think he is such an amazing actor and loves his character.”

Which was yet another groundbreaking scene for the mousy character. After Dr. Baltar shot Crashdown, a crazed Lieutenant in the episode, Fragged, Cally threatens the not-so-good Doctor by exposing him if he doesn’t help clear Chief Tyrol’s name as a Cylon supporter. Even though it was an act that saved Cally’s life, she still blackmailed Baltar into doing what she wanted.

“They really are terrible people,” Nicki joked about her co-stars. “No! I think this is the most amazing cast that anyone could have…they are so nice and friendly. Funny, great to be around! It’s interesting, because we often just spend time with the same people and there are some people with the show, which I barely work with, which is unfortunate, because I think everyone is so great…I mean, Aaron and I work together all the time, so obviously we have a really close relationship and always play jokes on each other and gang up on the other people. We try and make it as fun as possible. We try and have a good time together.”

IGN FilmForce (Grace Park) March 10, 2006

IGN Interviews Grace Park
We talk one-on-one with Battlestar Galactica’s Sharon “Boomer” Valerii.
By: Eric Goldman
Date: March 10, 2006
Source: IGN FilmForce

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with GRACE PARK where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

Is it fun having two different love interests on the show?

Hell yeah! It’s like, “Oh, who am I making out with today?!” Tahmoh [Tahmoh Penikett, “Helo”] calls me the Cylon hussy. And Aaron [Aaron Douglas, “Chief Tyrol”] just calls me the Cylon slut.

 

Well, you’re not really a Cylon slut. You’re two different people!

I know! It sounds so nerdy when I do that, but I’m like, “Aaron! Two f***ing different people! Get it!” But I’m like, “I sound ridiculous right now. Just walk away from him! Walk away.” But a part of me is like, “They’re two different people!” My friend makes fun of me, because when I get adamant about it, she says, “You’re crazy, you know that?”

 

When you found out the first Sharon on Galactica was dying, was it sad to say goodbye to that character? Did you know she was coming back?

Oh, I had no idea she was going to come back! I thought it was totally sad. I was actually so much more sad when I watched how they edited it and it seemed like you didn’t get much of Aaron’s reaction. You didn’t get much of Tyrol’s reaction, so it seemed quite short. And because you didn’t get to see much of his grieving process, it was sort of an abrupt death. And then the next thing you know, she’s in the morgue and people kind of forget to grieve for her. You know, somewhere in your mind you sort of make the connection that she is dead, without grieving for her.

BattlestarGalactica.COM (Richard Hatch) December 23, 2005

Richard Hatch’s December 2005 Newsletter
By: Richard Hatch
Date: December 23, 2005
Source: BattlestarGalactica.COM

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with RICHARD HATCH where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

For those of you in England thanks for turning out to see the first Battlestar classic reunion convention in Birmingham this past Sept. It was so much fun to see the entire cast again and even Aaron Douglas from the new series showed up to support us. He was a big fan in his youth and has always been supported of the original BG series. Thanks Aaron, your heart and comedic talents lifted all of us attending in England. Aaron is a natural comedian by the way. One of the funniest actors I’ve ever met and is a hoot at conventions. Don’t miss seeing him when he appears at a convention near you.

BSG: The 1st Annual Golden Toaster Awards (2005)

The 1st Annual GOLDEN TOASTER AWARDS

The First Annual Golden Toaster Awards were held on October 14th, 2005.
Below is the category that was won by Aaron Douglas.

CATEGORY: Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: A tie: Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol) and Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh)

Dreamwatch (#133) (Grace Park) October 2005

Double Trouble
By: Bryan Cairns
Date: October 2005
Source: Dreamwatch (#133)

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with GRACE PARK where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click on the thumbnail image below.

 

Since Park’s two roles on Battlestar Galactica have required her to become sexually involved with Helo and Tyrol, the actress acknowledges that she could be giving Gaius a run as the show’s most promiscuous character.

“I guess I am the Cylon slut” laughs Park. “Aaron [Douglas, Tyrol] loves to call me that. He just glares at me and walks away. It is like ‘Dude! That is the other Sharon!’ He doesn’t care. He gets all possessive, which is cute.”

 

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TV Guide (Grace Park) March 20-26, 2005

Space Invaders
By: Ileane Rudolph
Date: March 20-26, 2005
Source: TV Guide

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with GRACE PARK where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL.

 

There’s one particular benefit gained with her double roles, says Grace Park. “I get two love interests,” brags the portrayer of pilot Sharon “Boomer” Valerii … Do the guys give her a hard time about her extracurricular double-dipping? They’re male, whaddya think? “Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Tyrol) will get all hurt and betrayed,” she says with a laugh. “Seriously. When I’m with Tahmoh Penikett (Karl “Helo” Agathon), Aaron looks at me from the corner of his eyes and says things I probably shouldn’t say, like, ‘Two-timing bitch!'” Not surprisingly, the two actors have pressed Park to compare their kissing skills. “Aaron asked me after an interview about that,” she recalls. “I said, ‘I told them that you’re a great kisser! The best kisser, better than anyone I know.'” True? The girl ain’t talking.

Hollywood North Report (Richard Hatch) April 18, 2004

Richard Hatch Interview
Richard Hatch Talks About The New Galactica And The Genesis Of His Involvement
By: Robert Falconer (HNR Senior Editor)
Date: April 18, 2004
Source: Hollywood North Report

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with RICHARD HATCH where AARON DOUGLAS asks him some questions. . To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

Robert Falconer: You mentioned Chief Tyrol previously in our conversation. Aaron Douglas, the actor who portrays him, is a big fan of the original series, and was hoping you could answer a couple of questions for him.

I’d be happy to.

 

Aaron Douglas: First, Richard, I’d like to thank you for your work and all your efforts on behalf of Battlestar Galactica over the years. I think you know how much it means to the fans to have someone so available. And a personal thank you for entertaining me while I was growing up and finding my way…not an age shot, a fact!

Looking back, has your career path taken the form that you originally envisioned? I know we make the best choices we can with the knowledge available to us at the time, but looking back with 20/20 hindsight is there anything that you would have done differently? And how do you view your career ambitions now, compared to when you first began as an actor?

Thanks, Aaron, I appreciate that.

Very interesting questions. Looking back on my career with hindsight-which is often 15/20 or 10/10.often better than 20/20-and the choices I made and what I would have done differently, I would have to say that one of the hardest lessons I learned, was learning how to say “yes.”

People will tell you that you need to be discriminating about your choices as an actor, and I agree with that, but the problem in my case was that I was a very idealistic actor. I was always looking for something-and I know I’ve said this umpteen times before-that would be very meaningful and challenging for me as an actor, as opposed to playing the same old one-dimensional clichéd characters. But, metaphorically, it’s like looking for the perfect relationship. If you’re waiting for it to show up, it rarely does. The secret is to get out on the dance floor and start dancing, and then step by step you’ll probably meet the person you’ve been looking for all you life.

But if you don’t get out there and start the process of opening up to opportunities, you’ll never get to that opportunity you’re looking for. In my case, I was always waiting for the opportunity to do what I wanted to do. I was frustrated doing a lot of parts that, for me, didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to. I wanted roles that had depth and would challenge me as an actor. For example, when projects came to me after Battlestar Galactica , I started turning them down because I was waiting for something that would really, really touch me and have meaning to me.

And the lesson I learned was that the more projects I turned down, the more writers and producers I upset. They felt their projects were wonderful because they had put a lot of time and energy into them, and when they submit them to an actor and he says, “no,” they feel rejected the same way an actor does when he doesn’t get a job. Well, when I said “no” enough times, all of a sudden these people didn’t want to hire me anymore.

 

Aaron Douglas: I’ve really come to appreciate the devotion of the fans. Does it still surprise you how extremely dedicated they can be, and do you still appreciate that dedication after all these years?

Number one, I don’t think there are any fans in the world that are more dedicated than sci-fi/fantasy fans. The industry doesn’t really understand the depth to which fans love their stories and characters. Sci-fi fans all have their favorite stories and characters, and once they fall in love with a particular story or group of characters, they do so forever, and the actors who have been fortunate enough to be in such a beloved project have a family for life.

To be able to travel the world and have thousands of fans come out to see you, to support you, and to say thank you, it’s extraordinary. Let’s face it, when you’re an artist, one moment you’re up, one moment you’re down one moment everybody wants you, the next moment nobody wants you. But even if the industry may not be hot on your trail, the fans still look at you and remember your character with tremendous love and affection.

And you know, all actors are fans of somebody. Actors are often fans of movies and stars that they saw and loved. So even when you become famous, you can never forget the fact that the moment you meet someone that you grew up with in the movies, like George C. Scott, for example, you’re no longer Richard Hatch the star, you’re the star struck Richard Hatch. I’ve been on both sides of the equation numerous times.

bgstns.com (Ronald D. Moore) February 26, 2004

Ron Moore’s Recipe for Season One
By: Farvoyager
Date: February 26, 2004
Source: Galactica2003.net / bgstns.com

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with RONALD D. MOORE where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

I know we talked about this the last time I interviewed you, but regarding the entire original cast at that time you said that everyone who was in the mini would be in the series, is that still the case?

Yep, its still the case

 

And Aaron Douglas will be returning as Tyrol?

Yeah, there were certain actors, and Aaron I believe is one of them, that we are in the midst of negotiating to bring back, because we didn’t have series options on everybody. There were some members of the cast that, for various reasons, some members had series options built into their original miniseries deals, others did not. And I believe Aaron is one that did not, but we are working our way through business affairs, and all this stuff, and the plan is definitely for Aaron to be in the show.

 

Oh that’s fantastic. I’m sure he’ll be happy to hear that, too.

BSG: Series Bible – Battlestar Galactica: The Series Bible

Battlestar Galactica – Series Bible
By: Ron D. Moore
Source: Battlestar Wiki and Series Bible (in PDF format)

 

I have no idea how I missed this. The BSG Series Bible was put online in March 2009. For those that don’t know what the BSG Series Bible is, I’ll let Battlestar Wiki explain …

A series bible is a guidebook written by the creator(s) of a TV show so that all writers will know the general outline of the show; it contains the backstories of the characters and outlines the in-series universe. Typically, it contains information that might not actually be revealed to the audience until later, but is known to the writers from the start, so they won’t make any conflicting new stories. Additionally, writers of some film series use a similar bible. The re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series bible was written by Ron D. Moore after the Miniseries during a hiatus and was completed on 17 December 2003.


 

CHARACTER BIOGRAPHIES – Chief Galen Tyrol

Galen Tyrol was born and raised on the colony of Gemenon. Tyrol’s father, Iophon was a priest and his mother, Daphne was an oracle. Gemenon itself was founded by the colonial equivalent of Puritans, and its society is a theocracy, ruled by religious leaders and steeped in the traditions of the scriptures. Tyrol grew up steeped in religious training and belief, but secretly prayed to the gods for a chance to leave Gemenon and travel among the stars. His parents would have none of it, however, and the boy seemed destined to take orders just as his father did. But the day before his acceptance into the priesthood, he walked into a recruiting officer and signed up for the Colonial Fleet. The impulsive decision would permanently rent the family, and Tyrol and his parents would not speak again for the next ten years.

In basic training Tyrol was immediately pegged as a natural leader, a man the other recruits looked to for direction when the drills became too much to handle. He was honor man of his graduating class, and made Able-Bodied Deck Hand, First Class almost immediately. Given his choice of specialties, Tyrol at first sought out Intelligence training believing it held the most exotic and far-ranging lifestyle, but six months into the program, he opted out, finding the long hours of academic study boring and stultifying

He’d spent years fixing machines, starting with his father’s ancient car, but Tyrol had no interest in pursuing life a mechanic. He wanted a life of excitement and danger, not one filled with tools and cranky engines.

Then, entirely by chance, he assigned to temporary duty aboard the battlestar Pegasus, which was short of hands and about to participate in a series of war games. Tyrol was put into the deck gang on the hangar bay -just another pair of hands for the Chief of the Deck, no pressure to achieve, no reason for him to stand out. But Tyrol did more than stand out, he became a star on the hangar deck.

He had an intuitive feel for working with and repairing spacecraft, somehow always knowing what was wrong with a recalcitrant engine before anyone else. The atmosphere aboard the Pegasus in general was hard-charging demanding and the atmosphere on the flight deck was even more high-pressure. As the ship entered the war games, Vipers were being launched and recovered faster than thought humanly possible and the deck gang went without sleep for almost three days straight. Tyrol not only survived, he thrived. Something about handling the big dangerous Vipers struck a chord with mm Here was an entirely secular enterprise, a world where a machine either worked or it didn’t. Tyrol fell in love with the pressure and the adrenaline of the flight line, and he decided then and there to work on the hangar deck.

Following formal training at the Fleet Aviation Repair and Maintenance Center he was assigned to the newly commissioned battlestar Columbia as one of her first deck chiefs. The Columbia was a cranky, difficult vessel, fresh from the shipyard, and her complement of Vipers were the experimental new Mark VII’s. Tyrol spent five years ironing out the problems and breaking in the new flight deck. He ran a tight crew, brooked no inattention or sloppiness among his people when it came to the job, but had little use for formality or strict protocol. He was a popular chief, liked and trusted by officer and deck hand alike.

Then came disaster. A Viper pilot and was killed when his engine prematurely ignited still in the launch tube. An investigation showed a valve had been improperly seated in the casing and Tyrol’s deck gang was responsible. No one ever determined who had mishandled the valve or how it had escaped detection, but it was Tyrol’s job to sign off on all work done on his Vipers and it was the tradition of the service that he take full responsibility. His sterling record was taken into account and he was not discharged, but he was reduced two steps in ranks and reassigned to the Galactica, the oldest ship in the Fleet, a far cry from the sparkling new Columbia and essentially a dead end for his career.

Tyrol started over on the Galactica – just an anonymous deck hand, trying to keep his head down, and forget about what had happened. But he didn’t stay anonymous for long.

Adama liked to walk the flight line every day, checking out his birds as part of his morning routine, and he soon spotted Tyrol and his affinity for the fighters and the deck gang It wasn’t long before Adama restored his rank and made him Chief of the Deck.

Tyrol thrived aboard Galactica, appreciated Adama’s old school style of command and even began to fall in love with the old ship herself. Galactica was about three decades obsolete, and constantly in need of repair, but Tyrol didn’t care. If anything Galactica needed him in a way that the Columbia never would. Tyrol had found his home and his place.

Then came Sharon Valerii. She was the youngest of the young pilots, and greener than grass. She and Tyrol started sniping at one another almost immediately. The friction became something more and even though each of them knew they were risking their careers, they soon found themselves engaged in one of the most hazardous activities of all — a shipboard affair. Two people could hardly be more different, but neither of them could stay away from the other. Tyrol calmed Sharon and Sharon sparked Tyrol. As Galactica began her final voyage, Sharon, along with most of Galactica’s squadron, was reassigned to the battlestar Pegasus. Tyrol quietly put in a request for transfer to the Pegasus as well, and with Adama’s letter of recommendation now in his service record, Tyrol was accepted aboard the Pegasus and he was looking forward to life back on the front lines when the Cylons attacked.

Tyrol is old school, a believer in the customs and traditions of the service. No longer a devout man, he still retains the core faith of someone raised in a religious home. He can be intolerant and bullheaded when it comes to the job, but he is also carries around the pressure of being responsible for every man and woman on his crew.

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CHARACTER BIOGRAPHIES – Lieutenant Sharon Valerii

Her relationship with her Flight Officer – Helo – was a close one, and the older man watched out for her as she struggled to make her deck qualifications. They almost pursued a romantic relationship as well, but then Sharon hooked up with Chief Tyrol. Helo was aware of the affair and the impropriety of it, but he guarded her privacy jealously and let it be known that he would exact a price from any pilot who caused trouble for her.

Sharon is unaware of her true nature, unaware that far from being the daughter of a mining family, that she is in reality a Cylon sleeper agent, implanted into Colonial society. She slipped onto to the commercial transport just before it left Troy, fully aware of her mission and her nature. But when she awoke from her “nap” her cover program took hold from that point forward, she believed herself to a normal human being with a tragic past.

Sensitive and shy, she puts on a tough-chick front for the benefit of those around her. In Tyrol , she had found a man who is, quite literally, her first true love.

* The above is a snippet from the ‘Lieutenant Sharon Valerii’ section where Chief Tyrol is mentioned.


 

CHARACTER ARCS – Chief Tyrol & Baltar

Tyrol will start to become suspicious of Baltar and his motivations. Eventually Tyrol will become Baltar’s implacable foe, convinced that the scientist is in league with the Cylons and plotting his own takeover of the fleet. However, Tyrol will be hampered by the his own relative low-rank and his inability to get the goods on the man that is increasingly seen as one of the heroes of the rag-tag fleet.


 

CHARACTER ARCS – Sharon Valerii

She will begin to experience odd lapses in memory. Strange moments of missing time during which she seemed to go places and do things she cannot recall later.

Bit by bit Sharon will discover clues pointing to her true nature, but instead of pursuing them, she will fight against them on an intuitive level and instead will attempt to form a family with Chief Tyrol and Boxey, seeking out the one thing she can never be – a maternal role in a human family.


 

CHARACTER ARCS – Sharon & Tyrol

Their professional lives will be thrown into chaos as Tigh cracks down on their personal relationship, deeming it destructive to discipline and unit cohesion. At first, they will obey orders and stay away from each other, but their feelings for one another will slowly but surely bring them back together in greater secrecy. As Sharon begins to realize that there’s something not right with her, Tyrol will become even more protective of her and he’ll be determined to get to the bottom of what’s happening to Sharon without ever considering that he may not like the truth once he finds it.


 

THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – Enlisted and Officers

There is a clear distinction between enlisted personnel and their officers. Officers are expected to be leaders, capable of taking charge of any situation, and to always take care of the men and women under their command. Enlisted are the backbone of the service and perform all the hard work from wrestling armaments aboard Vipers to cleaning the compartments to filing paperwork. It is strictly against regulations for enlisted and officers to become romantically involved, especially within the chain of command. This is to ensure that enlisted feel treated fairly by their officers, not being favored or passed over because of some other relationship. Therefore, the relationship between Tyrol and Sharon is way out of bounds and will be a recurrent problem for them both.

While flying is clearly the primary role of any pilot or flight officer, they are also officers and as such they are expected to shoulder additional responsibilities when not actually flying Every junior officer aboard Galactica commands a division within the ship.

A division is a group of enlisted personnel commanded by a noncommissioned or petty officer (typically a Chief), who then reports to the division officer. As a practical matter, pilots and flight offices do not have the time or energy to oversee a division in comparison to regular officers, so for all intents and purposes the Chief runs the division – but it is important to keep in mind that the division officer is ultimately responsible for anything and everything that happens in their division. For instance, if there’s a maintenance issue in Boomer’s division, if one of the Vipers is chronically short of spare parts or unable to fly, the CAG will be on Boomer’s case about it, not Chief Tyrol.

BSG: BigFanBoy.com – Ioan Gruffudd Interview

Mark Walters interviews Ioan Gruffudd for AMAZING GRACE
By: Mark Walters
Date: February 22, 2007
Source: BigFanBoy.com

 

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with IOAN GRUFFUDD where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS. To read the full interview, click HERE.

 

I believe you and I have a mutual friend… Aaron Douglas up in Canada.

No way! Oh, he’s a top man, I like him a lot. Yeah, I saw him quite a bit when we were shooting FANTASTIC FOUR, and he was on BATTLESTAR, and I became a huge fan of that. He gave me the DVDs of the first two seasons. I would watch them in my trailer, and I was blown away by them.