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Galactica crew facilities (RDM)

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Galactica, for its age, remains a large battlestar with many facilities for its crew for training, flight preparation, and rest.

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Crew Quarters

There are several different types of crew quarters located on Galactica. The two primary types are officer's quarters and duty lockers. Limited space remains for visitor's quarters.

Generally, the commander's quarters is a special area with separations for a desk, chairs and furniture as well as a bunk. Senior officers may be allowed a duty locker for themselves and a spouse. The CAG and other officers often share duty locker space with the remaining pilots. Non-commissioned officers generally share duty lockers as well.

Billy Keikeya is trying to find his guest crew quarters but gets lost just before the decommissioning ceremony (Miniseries).

Daycare

Main article: Galactica daycare

Galactica has a daycare facility (A Day in the Life, Dirty Hands, Someone to Watch Over Me).

Hangar Decks

Main article: Hangar deck
A service for the people who died during the first Cylon attack (Miniseries).

Normally used for spacecraft support, the hangar decks sometimes also double as an auditorium for large crew gatherings. On Galactica, only the port hangar deck is usable for flight operations. Notable assemblies include:

  • A memorial service following the Fleet's escape from Ragnar Anchorage (Miniseries)
  • A funeral service for pilots killed in an accident (Act of Contrition).
  • The re-uniting of the Galactica and Pegasus crews (Pegasus).
  • The ceremony recognizing William Adama's 45 years of service in the Colonial Fleet (Hero).

Improvised areas built after the Second Exodus include a bar, constructed in an area of the starboard hangar deck (Taking a Break From All Your Worries) as well as a civilian refugee camp known as Camp Oil Slick.

Heads

One of Galactica's heads (Scar).

There are several restroom facilities on Galactica. Some are used as general purpose lavatories with just sinks and toilets (Six Degrees of Separation) while others appear to be meant as crew bathing facilities. These have showers, multi-basin sink facilities and lockers that are named with callsigns (Miniseries, Scattered). Every public head seen appears to be unisex.

Separate heads are apparently reserved for enlisted personnel[1]; in "Dirty Hands", the deckhands can be seen in a head among themselves. However, Anastasia Dualla was often seen in the same head as officers when she was a petty officer. This might be explained by the heads being in different locations, with choice dictated by convenience, not by rank.

Observation Deck

Main article: Observation deck
Keikeya and Dualla on the observation deck (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down).

Situated at the very front of the ship, this room allows crew and visitors the rare opportunity to look out a window into space. The room is often used by couples for courting. Because of the high demand for this room, officials on Galactica have had to impose time limits on each group that enters.

Billy Keikeya and Anastasia Dualla share a moment in this room, during which Keikeya attempts to get information from Dualla regarding the Old Man (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down). Vipers occasionally do fly-bys in front of this room.

Recreation Room

Pilots watching D'anna Biers's documentary (Final Cut).

The "rec room" is a general-purpose room where officers can gather to socialize, relax, participate in games. There are often triad games played here. The walls are decorated with many photos of pilots who served on Galactica, spacecraft and airplanes, insignia, decorations and other memorabilia ("Act of Contrition", "Exodus, Part I").

Sickbay

Main article: Sickbay

The general medical care facility for all of Galactica and other Fleet ships when necessary. Sherman Cottle is the primary physician and is supported by several medics such as Layne Ishay, Howard Kim and Gerard.

The sickbay is designed to survive autonomously in case of a shipwide disaster (Valley of Darkness).

Wardroom

Roslin in the wardroom (A Day in the Life).

A formal meeting and multi-purpose room, the wardroom[2] has tables usually arranged in a U shape surrounding a podium placed at the front of the room. It has seating for 10 to 15 people. More formally decorated than most of the other rooms on Galactica, it contains the flags of the Twelve Colonies and is carpeted with a plush, blue carpet. It is the scene of the first talk between William Adama and his son Lee after a two-year separation (Miniseries).

Galactica's wardroom has also been used during:

Weight Room

Starbuck and Helo working out (Scar).

Galactica has a fairly standard weight room to maintain the crew's physical fitness and for rehabilitation after injury.

Kara Thrace spends time in the weight room rehabilitating her broken knee on a leg press machine after a Viper crash (The Hand of God). Leg strength is particularly important for Viper pilots; acceleration can dramatically magnify the force needed to press the fighter's control pedals.

Thrace and others often use the weight room as catharsis, pushing themselves and venting through strenuous weightlifting, boxing and the like.

After Lee Adama gains a lot of weight while spending a year in orbit around New Caprica, he uses the weight room to get back into his old form (Torn).

The revelation of the Final Five Cylons occurs in this room (Crossroads, Part II).

Firing Range

Main article: Firing range

Crew members can train their hand weapon proficiency on a firing range that is equipped with various weapons and targets.

References

  1. "Scattered", caption information.
  2. In standard naval parlance, the wardroom is the officers' mess, and is sometimes used metaphorically to refer to the officers of a ship's company.


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