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Introduced Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I
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Portrayed by David Moses
Dorbin is a Cylon
Dorbin is a Final Five Cylon
Dorbin is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Dorbin is an Original Series Cylon
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Dorbin is an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department who tries to fingerprint Troy only to discover that Troy has no fingerprints.

After a short diatribe from Sergeant James to Troy and Dillon, and a phone call that he revealed came from their commanding officer, Dorbin is subsequently instructed to place the Warriors in the holding tank.

After being placed there, the Warriors use their invisibility fields in order to coax Moran to overreact, attracting the attention of Sergeant James. As he opens the door, James calls out for Dorbin, who comes in after James is pushed into the cell by Troy and Dillon.

Dorbin gets blamed by James for pushing him into the holding tank, leaving him bemused (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").


"Doberman" name tag revealed in the high-definition restoration of Galactica 1980's "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I".
  • Both the original script and the nameplate worn by the actor infer the character's name is "Doberman." It is entirely possible that the name was updated in another revision of the script, changed on the day of shooting, or otherwise ad-libbed by the actor. In any event, the reason for this change is unclear.
    • Of note, actor David Moses played "Greg" in the movie The Daring Dobermans, and so perhaps the "Doberman" name had been conceived as a nod to that.