Gemini is one of the 220 ships that flees the Colonies following the Battle of Cimtar. Formerly a freighter, many survivors fled to the ship and create tenements within the freight containers loaded in its bays.
Refugees are primarily from Gemoni and are living in the ship's freight containers. The freighter is one of several ships suspected of having a solium leak, which led to the rescue of Cassiopeia and the fact that Sire Uri was greedily hoarding supplies onboard the luxury liner Rising Star. It would later travel to Carillon and remain in orbit over the planet until Carillon's destruction (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Count Iblis plays the part of demagogue aboard Gemini, promising food to the hungry masses in exchange for their support. After securing their allegiance word comes in that the Agro Ship was seeing a miraculous crop appear (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part I").
The freighter Gemini survives the journey to Earth. As news spread of their discover, Dillon walks through the ship, greeting survivors and telling them "we've made it" en route to Troy's quarters.
- An identical freighter, with the same markings (including the name Gemini on the hull) is shown in the Galactica 1980 episode "The Super Scouts, Part I." It is referred to as Delphi, but this is clearly stock footage from "Saga of a Star World".
- This freighter appears in the fourth issue of the re-imagined Galactica 1980 comic book series released by Dynamite Entertainment. Gemini is referred to as a planetary expeditionary vehicle ("PEV") carrier.
Behind the Scenes
With sets being built last-minute during shooting of "Saga of a Star World," Richard Colla made use of his theater background and devised what is likely one of the most simplistic sets seen in the Original Series.
- In the opening scenes where Adama does a voiceover telling them of children born in deep space and how Doctor Zee is a "cerebral mutation", Dillon is seen walking through the makeshift habitations from storage crates in the set previously used to depict the Gemini in "Saga of a Star World" and "War of the Gods, Part I" of the Original Series.
- "Green beds" are industry terminology for scaffolding suspended by chains above sets, from which movie lights are mounted.
- Egnor, Mike (29 April 2008). Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 2 June 2019.