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Erin Karpluk, born in Jasper, Alberta, is the Canadian actress who plays a stand-in-role in the Miniseries. She portrayed the woman who was with Boxey on Caprica in "Miniseries, Night 1".

In 2005, Karpluk was nominated for the Leo Award, for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series, for Godiva's, in the episode "Begin it Now". Karpluk was also nominated for the same category in the same series, in the episode "Fancy Footwork", in 2006. In 2007, Karpluk was nominated for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama, for the movie Love and Other Dilemmas.

Karplunk was also nominated for the Genie Award — the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar — for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, for Godiva's, in the episode "Inked".

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Erin Mathias is a gunnery sergeant serving in the Colonial Marine Corps.

Under Colonel Kendra Shaw and Captain Kara Thrace, she leads a team of Marines that boards a Cylon basestar in order to rescue a captured Raptor crew. When their nuclear weapon's arming mechanism fails, she prepares the manual switch that Shaw uses to detonate the bomb (TRS: "Razor").

During the occupation of New Caprica, Mathias leads Sharon Agathon's Marine escort on the planet as part of Admiral William Adama's rescue operation (TRS: "Exodus, Part I"). She and her team repel a Cylon ambush of a preliminary meeting between Agathon and the New Caprica Resistance under Samuel Anders. She then accompanies the group back to New Caprica City to discuss the rescue plan with the resistance leaders (TRS: "Exodus, Part I"). When Adama's plans are executed, Mathias is placed in charge of the Marines participating n the attack on the New Caprica Detention Center (TRS: "Exodus, Part II").

Following the evacuation of New Caprica, Mathias is involved in a number of key actions. She joins a boarding party that investigates an infected basestar discovered at the Lion's Head Nebula. She is assigned to execute prisoners retrieved from this baseship in a failed plan to infect the entire Cylon race via the download process (TRS: "A Measure of Salvation"). She also leads the Marine force on the so-called algae planet and is ordered by Lee Adama to detain Samuel Anders when he attempts to rescue his wife, Thrace (TRS: "The Eye of Jupiter"). When Thrace later takes President Laura Roslin hostage, Mathias commands the Marine response team and escorts Thrace to Galactica's hangar deck after she is released from the brig (TRS: "Six of One").

Mathias is selected to join Demetrius on its mission to find Earth under the command of Thrace. Two months into the mission, she is killed by the detonation of a Heavy Raider's reactor while in the process of an extravehicular inspection of that craft (TRS: "The Road Less Traveled").


  • Ronald D. Moore named the character after Jim Mathias, the high school superintendent that preceded his father at Chowchilla Union High School.[1][2]


  1. Podcast: Exodus, Part I , Act 1.
  2. Bassom, David (2007). Cath Trechman Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion Season Three. Titan Books. ISBN 1-84576-478-1, p. 42.

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