#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #59 – March 10, 2016

#TBT. Screen caps of the Chief in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×20: LAY DOWN YOUR BURDENS (PART 2). This episode aired 10 years ago on March 10, 2006. #BSG10YEARS.

Episode Synopsis: As the sun rises on Caprica, Starbuck and Anders discover that the Cylons have vanished. Brother Cavil declares it to be a miracle. But when the rescue team and civilian survivors return to the Galactica, the real reason for their survival becomes clear: Brother Cavil is a Cylon – his duplicate counseled Tyrol – and he has come here to deliver a message: The “Heroes of the Cylon” – Number Six and Sharon Valerii – have persuaded the Cylon leadership that trying to destroy the humans was an error. From now on the two civilizations will live apart, in peace.

At the same time, voting continues in the Colonial presidential election. President Roslin approaches Baltar and proposes that, whoever wins, colonization of the newly discovered planet should be postponed until further study is done. Baltar spurns her offer, so she confronts him about Number Six, but he remains unfazed by her accusation.

Panicked at the thought of Baltar taking control of humanity’s fate, Roslin instructs her aide to take all necessary steps to steal the election. The plot, however, is discovered by Lt. Gaeta, and Laura and Adama must choose between denying the will of the people and letting a man they suspect to be a Cylon collaborator take power. For Laura, the question is difficult, but the answer is never in doubt: she and Adama allow their plot to unravel. Baltar wins.

As President Baltar is sworn in, his Cylon lover, Gina, enacts a final vengeance against the fleet, detonating a nuclear warhead that destroys the Cloud Nine luxury liner. Despite the tragic loss of several ships, colonization of the planet, dubbed “New Caprica”, goes ahead over Adama’s objections.

Time passes; more and more of the fleet’s population relocates to the surface, leaving only skeleton crews aboard the Galactica and the Pegasus. Through it all, Adama remains uneasy; he anticipates the return of the Cylons. And a year later, his fears are borne out, as a Cylon invasion force jumps into the system and lands on New Caprica. Outflanked and overpowered, Adama and his son Lee order their battlestars out of the system, leaving the civilian colony defenseless as a Cylon occupying force arrives to announce the dawn of a new era….

directed by: MICHAEL RYMER
special guest star: RICHARD HATCH as Tom Zarek
special guest star: DEAN STOCKWELL as Brother Cavil
special guest star: MICHAEL TRUCCO as Sam Anders

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #22 – July 17, 2014

#TBT. Cally (Nicki Clyne), Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and the Chief from the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×20: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2).

“What do you want to do now, Captain?”


Here’s a bit of interesting trivia …. The first single from ANTHRAX’s 2011 album ‘Worship Music’ was titled FIGHT ‘EM ‘TIL YOU CAN’T. The name came from this BSG episode. And we all know what a huge ANTHRAX fan Aaron is.

Below is a copy and paste from the biography page of the band’s website …

“‘Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t’ is about humans fighting the Cylons,” adds Scott, referring to the title’s relationship to a famous line in the recently re-imagined space epic “Battlestar Galactica.” “My take is more Zombie-oriented than Cylon oriented, but I think you could absolutely read it as Anthrax fighting until we can’t. I’m sure that was in the back of my mind. As much as I like the idea of it just being a fun-filled Zombie killing romp, that emotional thread pretty much runs through everything I’m doing lyrically, you can’t keep me down, I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do.”

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #12 – May 8, 2014

#TBT. Behind-the-scenes photo of Grace Park and Aaron during the filming of the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×20: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2). I was hoping this was Boomer but it’s Athena. It’s from when they were shooting the scene where Starbuck, Anders, Helo, Athena and Cavil have arrived back on Galactica and Chief realises the Cavil is a Cylon. Copy & paste of the scene from Wikipedia below if you need a reminder.

When Starbuck’s rescue team returns to Galactica, an alarmed Chief Tyrol notices a copy of Brother Cavil among the rescued Caprican survivors and alerts security. The man admits to being a Cylon and is taken to the brig along with Sharon Agathon, who knew Cavil was a Cylon agent and didn’t warn them. Sharon later explains to Helo that she didn’t warn them because she believes Adama killed her baby and that she no longer cares what happens to her. – Wikipedia

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #07 – April 3, 2014

#TBT. Aaron and Nicki Clyne (Cally) during the filming of the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episodes 1×01:33 and 2×20: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part II).

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – 2×20: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2) (March 10, 2006)






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