- This article discusses the Original Series character. For information on this character's Re-imagined Series counterpart, see Boxey (RDM).
|Portrayed by||Noah Hathaway|
|Boxey is a Cylon|
|Boxey is a Final Five Cylon|
|Boxey is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Boxey is an Original Series Cylon|
|Boxey in the separate continuity|
Flight from Caprica
Boxey was quite fond of a daggit known as Muffit, killed by falling debris when the daggit tried to meet him and his mother as the Cylons rained fire on anything that moved. Along with his mother, he goes to the Rising Star and, while there, mourns for Muffit and refuses to rest. To appease the boy's anguish, Flight Commander Apollo of the battlestar Galactica talks Doctor Wilker, an electronics expert, into giving the boy a prototype of an automaton-generated daggit, the Muffit II. Previously, Apollo attempts to give him one of his ranking pins as Boxey seems to respond to him as a fatherly, Warrior-like figure (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Boxey is tasked with training the "Muffit II" to act as a real daggit. The job is made easier as Wilker scans his image into the daggit's memory. Although Boxey is initially confused, he begins to recover from the devastating loss (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Boxey is involved with the planetary expedition to Carillon, a planetoid practically brimming with tylium. During this expedition, he is first to be "captured" by the planetary inhabitants, the humanoid-insect race known as the Ovions. Serina, Apollo, and Flight Sergeant Jolly are also surrounded and brought to the boy, thanks to the Ovion's queen, Lotay.
The boy manages to get himself into entanglements thanks to Muffit, making his way to the lower levels of the mine, underneath the chancery, where its players are made obese and senses made dull. Apollo and Starbuck, who stumble upon the Cylons hidden within the mine, free Cassiopeia and rescue the boy from the carnivorous Ovions (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Boxey, with his newfound pet, bear witness to the Sealing of Serina and Apollo. He also witnesses his mother's entrance in the Fleet's Viper corps, although her tour of duty is short lived. With his new stepfather, Boxey mourns the death of his mother, which they manage to work through eventually (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods").
After Serina's Death
When Apollo is missing and presumed unreachable, no one has the heart to tell Boxey about his father. Starbuck and Boomer babysit the tyke, who manages to get away with the spoils of pyramid from Greenbean, Jolly and other pilots. Unfortunately, Boxey is unable to fully enjoy the mushies as he is suddenly torn away from the game and care of the Warriors by a fretful Cassiopeia, despite defending their unique approach at babysitting (TOS: "The Lost Warrior").
When the Cylon-manned Ravashol Pulsar threatens the Fleet, Apollo hands Boxey a medallion that Apollo's father gave him after graduating from the Colonial Military Academy before going off on the mission. Boxey seems quite curious about the environment, explaining to his father that he'd never seen snow before. When their shuttle sent by Galactica crashes into Sector Hekla of ice planet Arcta, Boxey and his daggit are discovered in the snowram. Boxey is later secreted in the Thetas' underground city after they are saved by Thetas lead by Ser 5-9 (TOS: "Gun on Ice Planet Zero").
Boxey participates in the mission to obtain agron seeds from the long-forgotten agron colony of Sectar, although he stays behind on the shuttle with Flight Sergeant Jolly (TOS: "The Magnificent Warriors").
Along with Lieutenant Boomer, Ensign Athena, and other Galactica personnel, Boxey and Muffit are trapped in the rejuvenation center while the battlestar is ablaze, thanks to kamikaze Raiders packed with solonite. His pet, fortunately, saves not only them but also a downed firefighter (TOS: "Fire in Space").
Other peers in the Galactica's instructional programs influence Boxey's decisions and behavior, especially during Iblis' visitation to the Fleet. He takes to heart that his father was a coward who wouldn't face Boomer and his Blue Team in a triad game. Saddened by this, Starbuck manages to persuade Boxey that this was not so -- Apollo subsequently plays Triad with the Blue Team. Unknown to anyone, Boomer is possessed by Count Iblis, and wins the game due to Iblis' feats of "magic" (TOS: "War of the Gods").
Boxey is later part of an instructional period that discusses why the "Earthlings" (Michael, Sarah, and their children) weren't coming out of their vessel that his father and Starbuck pick up on their patrol (TOS: "Greetings from Earth").
Evidently, Boxey's intuition and drive would lead him to the future where he plays a role equal to that of his foster father.
- In Galactica 1980, which is a separate continuity of the Original Series, Boxey is the nickname of Troy as well as the various tie-in novels such The Living Legend and Galactica Discovers Earth. Nevertheless, the "Troy" name is not considered as part of the Original Series continuity in this article.
- Boxey's last appearance is in "Greetings from Earth".
- Boxey is one of the few characters to have a direct analog -- without major alteration; he even has a similar hairstyle -- in the re-imagined series. The re-imagined Boxey is also an orphan who is taken under Sharon Valerii's wing in the Miniseries. However, except for one additional appearance in "Bastille Day", and a handful of deleted scenes, the character was quickly dropped.
- See Also
- Boxey (RDM)|Boxey in the Re-imagined Series
- Troy (RH)|Troy in the Hatch novels
- Troy (1980)|Troy in "Galactica 1980"