Battle near Planet Starbuck

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Battle near Planet Starbuck
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Conflict: Escape from the Cylons
Date: ca. 1970 A.D.
Related Episode(s):
Place: Near Planet Starbuck
Result: Successful Colonial withdrawal
Combatants
Galactican Fleet Cylons
Commanders
Commander Adama Squadron Leader Cyrus
Strength
Galactica patrol; 2 Vipers Raider phalanx
Materiel Losses
At least 1 Viper (Starbuck's) Various Raiders
Casualties
Starbuck (MIA, presumed dead) Centurion pilots
Battle Chronology
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Battle at Galaxy's Edge Battle near Planet Starbuck The Discovery and Defense of Earth


The battle near Planet Starbuck is a fierce battle that occurs in 1970 CE / 7368.

During this battle, in which the Galactican Fleet encounters a phalanx of Cylon Raiders, Starbuck's Viper is seriously damaged and forces him to crash-land on a planetoid that he would later call "Planet Starbuck."

Lieutenant Boomer attempts to mount a rescue for Starbuck, but fails to do so as the unrelenting Cylon assault and pursuit of the Fleet would never permit it (1980: "The Return of Starbuck").

Analysis

Despite the victory at Galaxy's Edge, the Cylons have not discontinued their pursuit of the Fleet. However, this would change, as they would later lull the Fleet and its leadership into a false sense of security, believing that the Cylons had been evaded. This is not the case (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").