Battlestar Wiki:Featured articles/Archive2009
Featured Article Archive
This is the archive for the dates of January 2009 - December 2009.
January 2009 - March 2009
The Fall of the Twelve Colonies (also known as the Cylon attack, Cylon holocaust or Second Cylon War) is a devastating, genocidal attack that re-ignites the conflict between the humans of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol and their creations, the robotic Cylons.
The Cylons compromise Colonial defenses by infiltrating their military and civilian society with models that look human. One such Cylon seduces the brilliant Dr. Gaius Baltar, fooling him into contract work that gives her access to the Colonial Defense Mainframe. Her work on the project compromises Baltar's Command Navigation Program, creating countless programmer backdoors. ...continued...
March 2009 - June 2009
The Cylon Civil War is a conflict between two factions of humanoid Cylons. One faction consists of the Number Ones, the Number Fours, the Number Fives, and the Number Eight copy known as Sharon Valerii, under the leadership of the Number One copy known as Cavil. The opposition, known as the rebel faction, consists of the Number Twos, the Number Sixes, several Centurions with restored free will, and the majority of the Number Eights, under the leadership of the Number Six copy known as Natalie. Natalie is later slain, and leadership of the rebels is taken up by the restored Number Three copy known as D'Anna until she elects to remain behind on Earth for the rest of her days. ...continued...
July 2009 - November 2009
A Resurrection Ship is a large vessel specifically dedicated to the "resurrection" of humanoid Cylons who are killed. Normally, upon death, their consciousnesses are downloaded into new identical bodies on the Cylon homeworld, but for humanoid Cylons located farther and farther away from home - such as those hidden within the human refugee fleet - this is not possible, as the download range of a humanoid Cylon is limited. For this reason, when the Cylons began pursuing the Fleet, they incorporated a Resurrection Ship at the center of their pursuit force, to provide their agents with a fallback position; if they were killed, their consciousnesses could be downloaded to new bodies without concern. ...continued...