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Jason R. Johnston's Biography

Born and raised in Texas, Jason is a freelance photographer, independent filmmaker and amateur novelist.

Favorite Episodes

Season 1: 33, Litmus, Flesh and Bone, Six Degrees of Separation, Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

Season 2: Pegasus, Resurrection Ship, Scar, The Captain's Hand, Downloaded, Lay Down Your Burdens

Season 3: Occupation, Precipice, Exodus, Collaborators, Torn, Unfinished Business, A Day in the Life, Crossroads

Favorite Quotes

"All of this has happened before. All of this will happen again."

"I am an instrument of god." - Baltar, The Hand of God

"Come, Gaius, see the face of the shape of things to come." - Six, Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II

"Chief, get your fat, lazy ass up here!" - Admiral Adama, Unfinished Business

"You... forgive me... I had no idea." - D'Anna Biers, Rapture

"Adama is a Cylon." - Leoben Conoy, Flesh and Bone

Lee Adama's Speech in Crossroads, Part II

Lampkin: Why do you believe that the defendant, Gaius Baltar, deserves to be acquitted?

Adama: Well, because the evidence does not support the charges.

Did the defendant make mistakes? Sure, he did. Serious mistakes. But did he actually commit any crimes? Did he commit treason? No.

I mean, it was an impossible situation. When the Cylons arrived, what could he possibly do? What could anyone have done? I mean, ask yourself, what would you have done? What would you have done? If he had refused to surrender, the Cylons would've probably nuked the planet right then and there.

So did he appear to cooperate with the Cylons? Sure. So did hundreds of others. What's the difference between him and them?

The President issued a blanket pardon. They were all forgiven. No questions asked.

Colonel Tigh. Colonel Tigh used suicide bombers, killed dozens of people. Forgiven. Lieutenant Agathon and Chief Tyrol. They murdered an officer o­n the Pegasus. Forgiven. The Admiral? The Admiral instituted a military coup d'etat against the President. Forgiven.

And me? Well, where do I begin? I shot down a civilian passenger ship, the Olympic Carrier. Over a thousand people o­n board. Forgiven. I raised my weapon to a superior officer, committed an act of mutiny. Forgiven. And then o­n the very day when Baltar surrendered to those Cylons, I, as Commander of Pegasus, jumped away. I left everybody o­n that planet alone, undefended, for months! I even tried to persuade the Admiral never to return. To abandon you all there for good. If I'd had my way, nobody would've made it off that planet. I'm the coward. I'm the traitor. I'm forgiven.

I'd say we're very forgiving of mistakes. We make our own laws now, our own justice. We've been pretty creative at finding ways to let people off the hook for everything from theft to murder. And we've had to be. Because... Because we're not a civilization anymore. We are a gang. And we're o­n the run. And we have to fight to survive. We have to break rules. We have to bend laws. We have to improvise.

But not this time, no. Not this time.

Not for Gaius Baltar.

No. You, you have to die. You have to die, because... Well, because we don't like you very much. Because you're arrogant. Because you're weak. Because you're a coward. And we the mob, we want to throw you out the airlock because you didn't stand up to the Cylons, and get yourself killed in the process.

That's justice now. You should've been killed back o­n New Caprica, but since you had the temerity to live, we're gonna execute you now. That's justice!

This case... This case is built o­n emotion. O­n anger, bitterness, vengeance. But most of all, it is built o­n shame. It's about the shame of what we did to ourselves back o­n that planet. And it's about the guilt of those of us who ran away. Who ran away. And we are trying to dump all that guilt and all that shame o­nto o­ne man, and then flush him out the airlock and hope that that just gets rid of it all. So that we can live with ourselves. But that won't work. That won't work.

That's not justice. Not to me.

Not to me.

Lampkin: No further questions.

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