Brooks (1980)

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Mr. Brooks
Mr. Brooks


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Portrayed by Fred Holliday
Mr. Brooks is a Cylon
Mr. Brooks is a Final Five Cylon
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Mr. Brooks is a station manager for United Broadcasting Company Television studios. Mr. Brooks offers Jamie Hamilton a shot at a job, but only if she can secure an interview with Dr. Donald Mortinson (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I"). She secures the interview and lands the job (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Mr. Brooks begins to grow weary of Hamilton's tendency to stray from her assignments, assigning a cameraman, Hal Fredricks, to her in an attempt to keep her on track. She is sent to cover a baseball camp run by former baseball superstar Billy Eheres (1980: "Spaceball").

Novelization depiction[edit]

In the novelization by Michael Resnick, this character is named Dana Anderson, who is the West Coast News Director of United Broadcasting Corporation and an award winning journalist who has interviewed various governors, presidents, and other people of importance.[1] Anderson is described as a tall, graying man[2], who happens to be an atheist[3], and offers Jamie Hamilton a three-year contract if she successfully gets an interview with Dr. Alfred Mortinson.[4]

Anderson later snags an interview with Mortinson after his first meeting with "terrorists" Troy and Dillon[5], and, after Hamilton's return from 1944 C.E., believes she is sympathetic to the so-called terrorists. After being contacted at the office by Dillon to warn her about Xaviar, she informs him that Anderson has put a trace on their call, much to Anderson's irritation. After this, Hamilton terminates her employment with Anderson.[6]


  • After "Spaceball", Brooks neither appears in the rest of the series episodes nor is he a character in any of the unproduced scripts from the series.


  1. Resnick, Michael (1981). Battlestar Galactica 5: Galactica Discovers Earth. Berkley Books, p. 48.
  2. Ibid., p. 51
  3. Ibid., p 158
  4. Ibid., p. 52
  5. Ibid., pgs. 154-156
  6. Ibid., pgs. 159-160