Nova of Madagon

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The blindingly bright starfield called the Nova of Madagon.

The Nova of Madagon is a spacial location lying somewhere between the Twelve Colonies and the planet Carillon.

It is not actually a nova at all, but is a starfield of intense, blinding brightness; this "nova" also causes electronic equipment problems for smaller craft. The Straits of Madagon, a passage within this area of space, were mined by the Cylons, though these are cleared by a group of three Vipers lead by Captain Apollo (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").


  • The interior of the nova was created using a one-watt laser reflected from multiple surfaces[1], in particular Richard Edlund's Saturn Award trophy that he received for his work on 1977's Star Wars.[2]


  1. Altman, Mark A.; Gross, Edward (2018). So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica. Tor Books. ISBN 9781250128942, p. 111.
  2. Damen, Marcel (07 March 2010). Richard Edlund GALACTICA.TV interview (backup available on (in English). Retrieved on 14 November 2019.