Paradeen is a habitable planetoid and the destination of Michael, his traveling companion Sarah, and their four children, who are traveling in a primitive spaceship in a state of suspended animation. A patrol from Galactica intercepts their ship, and word of their discovery spreads throughout the Fleet with rumors that they are from Earth.
To avoid a riot, Apollo, Starbuck, and Cassiopeia escort the ship to its original destination of Paradeen. Michael later awakens to tell the group that they do not come from Earth, but from a planet named Terra, which is besieged in a civil war.
Paradeen's population was destroyed by the Eastern Alliance, leaving the cities and infrastructure intact. The Colonials are greeted by two androids that survived, named Hector and Vector (TOS: "Greetings from Earth").