Gemini (TOS)

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Additional Information

Gemini is one of the 220 ships that flees the Colonies following the Battle of Cimtar. Formerly a freighter, many survivors fled to the ship and create tenements within the freight containers loaded in its bays.

Original Series

Refugees are primarily from Gemoni and are living in the ship's freight containers. The freighter is one of several ships suspected of having a solium leak, which led to the rescue of Cassiopeia and the fact that Sire Uri was greedily hoarding supplies onboard the luxury liner Rising Star. It would later travel to Carillon and remain in orbit over the planet until Carillon's destruction (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

Adama is forced to pay a visit to Gemini in order to attempt to woo Siress Belloby in exchange for an energizer she owns that he hopes to trade for agro supplies (TOS: "The Magnificent Warriors").

Count Iblis plays the part of demagogue aboard Gemini, promising food to the hungry masses in exchange for their support. After securing their allegiance word comes in that the Agro Ship was seeing a miraculous crop appear (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part I").

Galactica 1980

The freighter Gemini survives the journey to Earth. As news spread of their discover, Dillon walks through the ship, greeting survivors and telling them "we've made it" en route to Troy's quarters.[1]

Apparently, Troy lives aboard this ship, as he is packing his personal effects, including a picture of him with his parents, Serina and Apollo (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").



Behind the Scenes

With sets being built last-minute during shooting of "Saga of a Star World," Richard Colla made use of his theater background and devised what is likely one of the most simplistic sets seen in the Original Series.

The interior sets of the ship were filmed in Stage 12 at California's Universal Studios, using forty-foot shipping containers stacked on top of each other and using green beds[2] for ramps.[3]

To show a sense of scale and depth, Richard Colla not only had footage shot using 300 to 600 millimeter lenses but also used smoke machines.[3]


  1. In the opening scenes where Adama does a voiceover telling them of children born in deep space and how Doctor Zee is a "cerebral mutation," Dillon is seen walking through the makeshift habitations from storage crates in the set previously used to depict the Gemini in "Saga of a Star World" and "War of the Gods, Part I" of the Original Series.
  2. "Green beds" are industry terminology for scaffolding suspended by chains above sets, from which movie lights are mounted.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Egnor, Mike (29 April 2008). Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on 2 June 2019.