Prometheus (ship)

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For the Original Series battlestar of the same name mentioned in Encyclopedia Galactica, see: Prometheus (TOS).


''Prometheus''
Prometheus
Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian logistical
FTL: Yes
Propulsion: 3x sublight engines
Crew:
Capacity:
CO: Doyle Franks
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Role: Freighter
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Fate: Scuttled, circa 4 ACH
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Additional Information
Prometheus in the separate continuity
Prometheus in the primary continuity


Prometheus is a Scorpia[1] freighter in the Fleet rumored to be so rife with illicit activity, it is "off the grid." It serves as the base of operations for the ex-mercenary Phelan and is the main trading hub for the Fleet's black market (TRS: "Black Market").

During refueling operations over a gas giant, a valve failure requires a restart of the unrep maneuver with Galactica (TRS: "Maelstrom").

She is captained by Doyle Franks post-passage, who is selected as one of five judges at Gaius Baltar's trial (TRS: "Crossroads, Part I")[2]. After the trial, Prometheus jumps into the Ionian nebula and loses power before a Cylon attack on the Fleet (TRS: "Crossroads, Part II").

Behind the Scenes

The first appearance of Prometheus in the Fleet was in "Black Market," as the model was explicitly made for that episode by Alain Rivard.

As the original model was solely of hero quality, its use proved cumbersome for standard transitional and establishing shots. Thus, as with multiple models from Season 2, it would be upgraded and remastered into multiple versions (from low resolution for far shots to a high-quality "hero" model for close-up shots) in Season 3 by Gary Hutzel's in-house VFX team. This task was assigned to Fabio Passaro, who produced the prerequisite variations for use in updated filler and establishing shots depicting the Fleet.[3]

Notes

  • The freighter is named from the Lord of Kobol Prometheus. The deity Prometheus is noted for taking fire from the Gods and giving it to the humans against Zeus's wishes. Given Tom Zarek's continual referencing of Admiral Adama as Zeus, and the fact that Prometheus is the hub of the black market, an organization which seeks to redistribute goods from the military to the civilians, the parallel is very apparent.

Related Images

References

  1. A closeup of the hull from Fabio Passaro's renders reveals Prometheus flies the flag of Scorpia.
  2. The patch on her dress uniform establishes her as a crewmember of Prometheus.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Passaro, Fabio. Battlestar Galactica TV Series -- In house VFX Department (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 26 April 2021.