Hamilton (from 1980 CE) after a time warp to 1930s CE
|Introduced||Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I|
|Role||Aide to Troy and Dillon, UBC reporter|
|Portrayed by||Robyn Douglass|
|Jamie Hamilton is a Cylon|
|Jamie Hamilton is a Final Five Cylon|
|Jamie Hamilton is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Jamie Hamilton is an Original Series Cylon|
|Jamie Hamilton in the separate continuity|
She first meets up with Troy and Dillon when she is headed to Los Angeles for a job interview as the on-camera reporter with UBC television news, having just come from the news station KENO in Reno, California. She assists them in locating Professor Donald Mortinson by dropping them off at the Pacific Institute of Technology. After the Warriors are arrested, she becomes embroiled with the competing interests of her new boss, Mr. Brooks, and the greater needs of both Earth and the Galacticans (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").
Due to her tenacity, she involves herself directly in the affairs of the Warriors, who are forced to whisk her off Earth and to Galactica, much to Commander Adama's chagrin. Despite Adama's initial misgivings, Dr. Zee finds that she is useful as a student of Earth history (she boasts that she was the recipient of a "straight 'A' average" in history, although the Galacticans don't understand the significance). Zee convinces Adama and the reluctant Warriors that they will need her knowledge if they are to thwart Commander Xaviar's plans to alter Earth's history by helping the Nazis in 1944 (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").
After the mission, when she comes aboard Galactica, Adama prevails upon her to assist Troy and Dillon in their joint missions to help prepare Earth for contact with the Colonials, and to locate and stop Xaviar. Hamilton agrees to the assignment, as well as accepting her new job as a reporter for UBC (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").
Troy and Dillon enlist Hamilton's aid to protect a group of kids, which she dubs the "Super Scouts", from the Fleet. She first finds out about them through Colonel Jack Sydell and, when three of the Scouts become ill, she helps them out with her basic medical knowledge (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I"). The children stay on Earth at the conclusion of the episode, and Hamilton becomes a sort of guardian for them (1980: "The Super Scouts").
The rest of the time Hamilton appears to be occupied mostly with taking care of the Galactica children. She is left behind with the kids (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I") while Troy and Dillon head to New York, and does not appear in the concluding episode. Again, her role in "Space Croppers" appears to be as chaperone.
Jamie Hamilton's appearance in the novelization by Michael Resnick is very much in line with her appearance and actions in the pilot episode. However, there are a few noteworthy differences, including the fact that she quits United Broadcasting Corporation and joins up with the Galacticans in their quest to stop Xaviar and help accelerate Earth's technological and social development.
- Jamie Hamilton was a recurring character in Galactica 1980. She appeared in all but the last episode of the series, although she was only in the segment of "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II" that recounted the events of "Part I".
- In the scripted episode, "The Day They Kidnapped Cleopatra"—as Galactica 1980 was canceled before shooting—Hamilton again accompanied Troy and Dillon back in time as a history expert.
- Romance develops between Jamie and Dillon in the unproduced script The Wheel of Fire. There is also a clear romance between Jamie and Dillon in the VHS release Conquest of the Earth which uses footage from several episodes of Galactica 1980. The scenes in which Jamie declares her love for Dillon are redubbed with the voice of a different actress.
- In "Space Croppers", there is some suggestion that the kids would have stayed at the farm, and Hamilton's role in the series would have moved away from being a sort of interstellar baby sitter, this inference being supported by two scripts: "The Day They Kidnapped Cleopatra" and "The Wheel of Fire".