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Super basestar

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Super basestar
Super basestar
Race: Cylon
Type: Military
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The super basestar, as termed by Major Apollo, is the newest capital ship in Cylon war machine as introduced in 7358.

Its introduction to the Colonials' rag-tag fugitive fleet comes after yahrens of respite, and is revealed to be part of a larger plan to ensnare and decimate the remnants of humanity by exploiting their desire to locate Earth.

A Dangerous Fleet Killer

Major Apollo and two newly-minted Warriors, Neats and Zurel, discover the super basestar in orbit of a planet whose coordinates are alleged to be Earth's, as divined by Countess Sephoni. This results in the first direct and disastrous altercation with the Cylons, unmasking their renewed offensive against the survivors (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #2).

Against Commander Adama's explicit orders, Captains Starbuck and Athena bring Countess Sephoni aboard a captured Cylon transport, so that she may divine access codes to allow infiltration into the super basestar to rescue Apollo, whom the Cylons rescued and nursed back to heath (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #3-#4).

By rescuing Apollo the Fleet became imperiled, as the super basestar was able to locate and launch its ambush of the Fleet, which ends with Sephoni divining a weakness that circumvents the ship's overlapping shielding and allows Apollo to destroy the ship with a fusion missile (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #6).

Specifications

The ship contains multiple phalanxes of Raiders, far in excess of standard basestars, and are stowed on racks that allow the ships to be hung for rapid deployment (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #3).

As with all Cylon technology, the ship can be controlled from any point within due to its unified operating system, allowing Apollo's rescue party to enter in command instructions into the ship's data core. This exploit allows the rescue party to escape (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #4).

For reasons unknown, the ship features life support and gravity that allows humans to exist without need for individual support equipment or spacesuit, as well as medical labs capable of restoring biological beings' health, as was done with Major Apollo (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #4).

Notes

  • The racks holding the phalanxes of Raiders within the ship's many bays are nods to the Re-imagined Series' Resurrection Ship design.
  • The super baseship is a mash-up of not only the standard baseship (found center mass) used in the Original Series, but with the original Ralph McQuarrie "spinning top" designs planted upon the top and bottom of the baseship in the center.

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