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The Battlestar Galactica Drinking Game

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This page relates to heavy drinking (both of characters and wiki contributors) as a result of gaffes from the Re-imagined Series.
For a drinking game related to the Original Series, see External links below.
Finally, for information that will improve gnashing of your teeth or suicidal tendencies, please watch "Galactica 1980."


Bottoms up, Colonel.

Other TV shows have had drinking games adapted from the venerable "Hi, Bob!" game, among others. The new "Battlestar Galactica" series has sadly failed to stop Battlestar Wiki's contributors from doing the same after noticing repeated plot points, parallels to current events, characterizations, and other silliness.

You might consider creating your own Cylon Shooters for use in the game by following the recipe given by actors Grace Park and Tahmoh Penikett.

Contents

Take a drink every time...

Someone talks to an "imaginary friend"...

...Colonel Saul Tigh...

"Consumption of [certain] beverages...may cause health problems."

...Ellen Tigh...

...Kara Thrace...

...Lee Adama...

...Kara Thrace and Lee Adama...

...Bill Adama...

  • ...uses his Glare of Death.
    • Bonus drink if Cottle deflects it with his own Scowl of Intense Disapproval (The Captain's Hand).
  • ...stomps down Galactica's hallways.
  • ...waxes philosophically.
  • ...brings up his lawyer father.
  • ...says either "as of this moment" or "moments ago" (Miniseries, "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II", "Epiphanies")
  • ...expresses sympathy for the Cylons.
  • ...expresses an enthusiastic attitude toward killing Cylons.
    • Take a bonus drink if it is by trying kill a Cylon himself
      • Finish the drink completely if he tries to kill the same Cylon he expressed sympathy for in a previous episode.
  • ...agrees with, argues with, deposes, or kisses President Roslin.
  • ...appears on screen sporting a moustache.
    • Take a bonus drink when you see him finally shave that frakking thing off!
  • ...does something "captainly", like crushing walnuts in his hand or building a model ship.
  • ...uses military action to resolve a situation.
  • ...makes a reckless or stupid command decision.
  • Roslin tells Adama, "The war is over, we lost", and "We need to start having babies" (Miniseries)
  • Dualla tells Adama, "It's time to put the fleet back together" (Home, Part I)
  • Roslin tells Adama, "She is dangerous, and the only thing that you can do is hit her before she hits you," (Resurrection Ship, Part I)
  • Sharon tells Adama, "You said you never asked yourself why you deserve to survive." (Resurrection Ship, Part II)
  • Finish your drink completely when, not if, Adama ultimately relents, echoing that woman's words to his officer(s).
  • ...Rolls a "Hard Six"
  • ...tells people to do their job.
    • Bonus drinks if he's told the frak off, perhaps in not so many words.
  • ...breaks the model ship, or allows it to get in the position to be broken ("Maelstrom", "Sine Qua Non").

...Helo ...

  • ...fails to notice his robot girlfriend's glowing spine. (Six Degrees of Separation)
  • ...fails to realize his inexplicably nauseous robot girlfriend is pregnant (The Hand of God).
  • ...shoots his pregnant robot girlfriend (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I).
  • ...lets his pregnant robot girlfriend jack Starbuck's spaceship (Scattered).
  • ...is surprised that everyone wants to shoot or throw his pregnant robot girlfriend out an airlock (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I, Home, Part I).
  • ...fails to anticipate territory issues with his pregnant robot girlfriend's copy's former boyfriend (Home, Part II).
  • ...defends himself by starting with, "What..."
  • ...saves a Cylon from death or torture
  • ...is seen in a gym, helping others get in shape
  • ...is passive-aggressively accosted by Colonel Tigh
  • ...is directly accosted by Colonel Tigh
  • ...is inexplicably promoted to positions far above his skill level
  • ...commits a treasonous act, only to be forgiven later
  • ...tries to keep up morale when everyone else is bickering
  • ...Fraks the wrong Number Eight, while his Eight is watching (Someone to Watch Over Me)


...Chief Tyrol...

...Dr. Cottle disrespects authority...

...Zarek makes a gambit for power...

...a copy of Number Six...

...is introduced as a separate entity...

...dies...

...becomes violent or threatens violence...

Kablooey!

Take two bonus drinks if she goes nuclear.

...Baltar's internal Six appears at an inopportune moment...

Take a bonus drink if...

  • ...Baltar tries to subtly talk to both Six and real people at the same time (e.g. Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I: "I'm not your plaything!").
    • Take another drink if both Six and the "real" person or people Baltar is talking to respond the same way (e.g. "Plaything?").
  • ...Six tries to engage Baltar in either sex or foreplay.
    • Finish your drink if Six does engage Baltar in sex or foreplay
  • ...Baltar makes awkward attempts at excusing his odd behavior.
  • ...others comment on Baltar's sanity or lack thereof.
  • ...Six appears while he's in the bathroom.
  • ...Six appears after he's had sex with another woman.
  • ...Six appears naked.
  • ...Another character makes reference to Baltar's odd behavior while Six is present (e.g Home, Part II: "Would you stop going crazy in there!").

...someone kills a baby or threatens to do so.

...anyone smokes (literally or figuratively)...

Smokin', smokin', I feel alright, mamma, I'm not jokin, yeah.

...any male character sticks it in a toaster...

...People get away with breaking the rules...

  • Tyrol gets away with his hidden affair with Boomer, even when it leads to a security flaw that allows a Cylon suicide bomber to attack the ship (Litmus)
  • Starbuck gets away with stealing and ultimately losing Galactica's captured Cylon Raider. (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I)
  • Boomer gets away with trying to kill herself and ends up on a vitally important mission (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II)
  • Baltar gets away with murdering Crashdown (Fragged)
  • Apollo gets away with pulling a gun on Tigh (Scattered) and helping Roslin escape (Home, Part II)
  • Helo gets away with pulling a gun on Apollo (Home, Part I)
  • President Roslin ultimately gets away with subverting the boundary between military and civilian government (Home, Part II).
  • Commander Adama ultimately gets away with subverting the boundary between military and civilian government (Litmus, Home, Part II).
  • Kat gets away with getting high on drugs during flight (reinstated in "Pegasus")
  • Starbuck gets away with (and gets promoted for) stealing the Blackbird to fly a photo recon mission that her CAG specifically took her off of (Resurrection Ship, Part I)
  • Lee Adama gets away with law enforcement by summary execution (Black Market)
  • Lee gets away with making repeated visits to a prostitute (Black Market)
  • Kat gets away with punching Starbuck in the mouth (Scar)
  • Lee gets away with an affair with Dee, a fellow active duty soldier (The Captain's Hand)
  • Tyrol gets away with beating the crap out of someone with nothing more than a stern talking from a priest (Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I)
  • The Circle gets away with summarily executing 14 people (Collaborators)
  • Helo is not investigated after he asphyxiates the military assets, infected Cylons, that were going to be used to eliminate the Cylons as a threat to humanity (A Measure of Salvation)
    • Take a bonus drink if he confesses it and still isn't punished.
  • Gaeta merely gets punched for trying to kill Baltar with a fountain pen (Taking a Break From All Your Worries).
  • Starbuck is given a ship and crew of her own after threatening President Roslin with a firearm (Six of One).

Miscellaneous

  • ...a prayer or speech includes or ends with "So Say We All!"
If "So Say We All!" is said once, then repeated by a group, only one drink is required for that pair of utterances.
Everyone must stand and yell "Space Park!" after drinking.
If the Space Park and Grace Park appear in the same episode, everyone must go to a park once the show is over.

Production

And they land the same way EVERY TIME! That's skill, I tell ya.
  • ...Michael Rymer's camera makes a full 360° revolution.
    • In this case, everyone in the room must spin around until the scene is over.
  • ...Michael Rymer cross-cuts between two nearly identical scenes. ("Pegasus", "Resurrection Ship, Part I")
    • In this case, link arms with someone else and take a shot together.
  • ...the producers re-use stock special effects footage.
    • ...when you spot the "USS Enterprise" lurking in the Fleet.
    • ...an establishing shot of Galactica from the side, surrounded by the Fleet.
    • ...an establishing shot of Galactica from the top.
    • ...an establishing shot of Pegasus from the side.
    • ...the civilian fleet jump from the Miniseries.
    • ...the Viper Launch sequence.
    • ...the Viper Combat Landing sequence. (numerous episodes)
    • ...Take another drink if the the stock footage leads to logic gaps.

Music

  • ...Bear McCreary re-uses musical themes.
  • ...Bear McCreary finds some excuse to use the Stu Phillips theme from the original series ("Colonial anthem").
  • ...Bear McCreary re-uses music from Richard Gibbs' Miniseries soundtrack.
  • ...Bear McCreary throws in some new musical influences out of nowhere.
    • Hindu prayer - UK/Season Two opening
    • Celtic folk song - "Wander My Friends" / "A Good Lighter" / "Reuniting the Fleet" / "Admiral and Commander"
    • Italian pseudo-opera - "Battlestar Operatica"
    • Elevator music - "Battlestar Muzaktica"
    • Heavy metal - "Standing in the Mud" / "Black Market"
    • Orchestral piece - "The Shape of Things to Come" / "Passacaglia" / "Allegro" / "A Promise to Return" / "Violence and Variations"
    • Electric Violin / Thundering Bass - "Destiny" / "Baltar's Dream" / "The Dance" / "Mandala in the Clouds"
    • Classical Violin - "Roslin and Adama" / "Roslin Confesses" / "Someone to Trust"
    • Piano - "Metamorphosis Five" / "One Year Later" / "Battlestar Sonatica"
    • Guitar solo - "Pegasus" / "Something Dark is Coming"
    • Sitar - "A Distant Sadness" / "Mandala in the Clouds" / "Heeding the Call" / "All Along The Watchtower"
    • Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"

Official Statements

From a Rolling Stone September 2006 Magazine interview of Katee Sackhoff

"Four years ago, I had older men and twelve-year-olds coming up to me," she says. "Now I get sorority girls telling me, 'We watch the show and drink every time you say "frak," hit someone or sleep with someone.' And I'm thinking, 'This is why I didn't go to college.'"

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