List of Deleted Scenes (TOS)
This list is fairly self-explanatory; these are deleted scenes that never made the final cut of the episode for any number of reasons.
Unless otherwise noted, all deleted scenes are from the Region 1 DVD set. Scenes taken from the original scripts may or may not have been filmed.
- 1 Saga of a Star World
- 2 Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I
- 3 Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II
- 4 The Lost Warrior
- 5 The Long Patrol
- 6 The Magnificent Warriors
- 7 The Young Lords
- 8 The Living Legend
- 9 Fire In Space
- 10 War of the Gods
- 11 The Man With Nine Lives
- 12 Murder On The Rising Star
- 13 Greetings From Earth
- 14 Experiment In Terra
- 15 Take The Celestra
- 16 The Hand of God
- See the deleted scenes from: Saga of a Star World
- See the deleted scenes from: Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I
- See the deleted scenes from: Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II
- See the deleted scenes from: The Lost Warrior
- See the deleted scenes from: The Long Patrol
- See the deleted scenes from: The Magnificent Warriors
- See the deleted scenes from: The Young Lords
- See the deleted scenes from: The Young Lords
- See the deleted scenes from: Fire In Space
War of the Gods
The Man With Nine Lives
From the original script:
- In the first scene, after Apollo complains about losing a secton's pay betting on Starbuck's last system - Some of the pilots begin yelling at Sheba who's at the controls. Boomer: "Come on, Sheba, get this bird moving!" Jolly: "Kick in the after-rocket. Furlon will be over before we get there!" ON SHEBA AND FEMALE PILOT - Female Pilot: "I hope the Rising Star can handle this gaggle." Sheba laughs and hits the radio switch. Sheba: "Rising Star, this is Galactica Shuttle. Requesting docking clearance." Radio Voice: "Galactica Shuttle. Rising Star Approach Control. You're number one in the pattern. Cleared to dock... Port Bay. (beat) Canarius Shuttle. Take a position twenty microns astern of the Galactica shuttle. You're number two in the pattern." Sheba: "You got a fix on the Canarius?" Female pilot: "On the scanner... closing astern." Then we cut to Chameleon on the Canarius shuttle.
- On the scanner on Chameleon's shuttle, we first see two IFB broadcasters Zed and Zara. Zed: "It's been nearly three sectons since our patrols have made any Cylon contact, and while there has been no official word from the Galactica, sources close to Commander Adama indicate that he is cautiously optimistic that we have eluded Cylon pursuit in this star quadrant." Zara: "Reports that the Galactica is granting furlons to some of her squadrons would seem to support that. (turns and smiles) Good news for a change, Zed." Zed: "It would seem so. Stay tuned after this message for Zara's closing feature on 'The Warrior of the Centare.'" Siress Blassie smiles at Chameleon. Siress Blassie: "It's so nice to know we're rid of those nasty Cylons for a while." (After a beat...) Chameleon: "Pardon?" Siress Blassie: "I said, it's nice to be rid of those nasty Cylons. Why, they nearly shot down the Crucible... that's my billeting vessel. Imagine coming after a senior vessel! No one on board is under sixty yahrens." Chameleon: (with a smile) "Excepting you, of course." Siress Blassie lights up, obviously flattered.
- After Chameleon cons the crewman into letting him avoid paying, there is a scene on the Rising Star Astral Lounge - Entrance Hatch. The Maitre d' (same man that served Starbuck and Cassiopea in the Long Patrol) is standng next to the hatch with a computer (like that used by the crewman on the Canarius). The hatch opens, revealing Apollo, Starbuck, and the rest of the pilots on furlon. Maitre D': (eyes widening in surprise) "Ah... welcome to the Rising Star. (beat) Exactly how many are in your party?" Apollo deposits a marker in the computer and the green light comes on and begins to flash a number of times. Apollo: (smiles) "Twenty-three... all on furlon." Maitre D': (trying to count the flashes) "Twenty-three! Ah... one... two... three..." Starbuck: "Yah... isn't it great!" The rest of the warriors press forward after Apollo and Starbuck like Marines on their first Tiquana liberty. The Maitre d' is trying to count the flashes and the passing pilots... and losing. MOVING WITH THE PILOTS as they enter the Astral Lounge. It's packed with the civilians from other ships and from the fun they're having, the lack of recent Cylon contact seems to have lifted everyone's spirits.
- After Starbuck proposes some gambling, there is another scene at the entrance hatch with the Maitre d'. The green light is still flashing as he tries to keep count on all the pilots who have already disappeared into the room. The green light finally stops and the Maitre d' sighs. The hatch opens and civilians from the Canarius begin entering, each dropping their marker into the computer. In the middle of the group we see Chameleon and Siress Blassie. She has obviously latched onto him. As they reach the Maitre d', Chameleon reaches into his jacket and a look of dismay crosses his face. He quickly steps back, letting the others pass. Siress Blassie moves to him. CLOSE ON CHAMELEON AND SIRESS BLASSIE. Chameleon: "You go ahead. I'll join you in a centon." Siress Blassie: "What's wrong?" Chameleon: "I'm afraid I've misplaced my wallet. Probably dropped it on the Canarius. (smiles) Silly thing to do. I'll just dash back and retrieve it." Siress Blassie: "Mister Chameleon, I'm sure the Canarius has launched again." Chameleon looks concerned but shrugs it off and smiles. Chameleon: "Go on and enjoy yourself. Don't give me another thought... I'll be fine." Siress Blassie: "I'll do no such thing!" She digs into her purse and begins to come up with markers, cubits... all sorts of currency. Siress Blassie: "I have plenty of markers and cubits... even some Orion checks. (offers them) You just take some." Chameleon looks stunned.
- Chameleon's first words to Starbuck at the gambling table are: "You seem to be very lucky, Lieutenant." Starbuck: "Luck has nothing to do with it, although I can't convince my buddy of that."
- After it is brought up that Chameleon could be Starbuck's father and Chameleon says, "Yes. We would be foolish to get our hopes up", Starbuck says, "Always cautious." Apollo: "Starbuck... I know you. I don't want to see you hurt." Starbuck: "Hey... I realize the odds are slim. My real father's probably dead... (beat) But... what if he's not? (turns to Chameleon) What if you're him? We have the same color eyes... did you notice that?" Chameleon: "Yes." Starbuck: (picking up steam) "And the system. We came up with the same pyramid system. I love to wager and you were a professional!" Apollo: "Starbuck... you're doing it!" Starbuck: (turns quickly) "Apollo! This man could be my father!"
- After Starbuck says "What are we waiting for... let's go!", Apollo says, "I'll order up the shuttle while you two finish your drinks." Apollo stands, shakes his head with a smile, then works his way through the crowd towards the hatch. We hold on the table. Starbuck: "Where do we begin?" Chameleon: "How about with your birth... or rather... my son's birth. The third phase of Virgo... in 7318." Starbuck: (feigns frown) "I hoped I'd be younger." They both laugh and we pull back from the table as Chameleon goes on with Starbuck listening intently. SCANNER SCREEN - ON ADAMA - Adama: (pleased) This is incredible news. I couldn't be happier. I'll have Cassiopea set up the tests and send the shuttle at once." GLASS BOOTH ON ASTRAL LOUNGE - ON APOLLO AND SCREEN - Boomer is waiting outside the booth, and behind him the crowd is dancing to a moving beat. But the insulation is so complete we can't hear a thing outside the booth. Apollo: (touch worried) "We'll be waiting." Adama: (picking up on it) "What's troubling you, son?" Apollo: "Starbuck is already acting as if Chameleon is his father. Chances are he's not and I'm afraid he's setting himself up for a terrible disappointment." Adama: "Perhaps he is. But we can't change how he feels. (beat) And this Chameleon may just be his father. You even said there are many physical and personality similarities." Apollo: (smiles) "You're right. Perhaps I'm being too cautious. But if I am, it's something I inherited from you." Adama: (laughs) "Apollo... you can't blame your mother and I for everything you do. See you soon, son." The monitor blinks off.
Murder On The Rising Star
From the original script:
- During the triad game, after the announcer Zed says "The official caught that one. Ortega didn't even try to hide it", Boomer answers, "There's no excuse for that, Zed. It's totally uncalled for."
- After Apollo says, "And we'll get out of this one, too. I promise.": Starbuck nods. Boomer: "Just take it easy. Keep your finger off the boosters and laser button... (realizes what he said) Hey... you know what I mean." Starbuck: (touch of the old grin) "Yeah." They each grip hands for a beat, then Apollo and Boomer exit. We move in on Starbuck as the two security guards step up beside him. The grin fades.
- When Guard #1 walks into Starbuck's cell to check on the inoperative scanner, Starbuck says, "I've never seen equipment this bad. It must've been made by Krelps..." (The script has a key which defines Krelps as "the dumbest people in universe")
- After Starbuck escapes, we go to a scene: FADE IN GALACTICA - ESTABLISHING SHOT - CLOSE ON ADAMA - HIS QUARTERS - He is furious. As he speaks, we pull back to see Solon sitting across the desk from him... calmly listening. Adama: (angry) "I will not have this case tried on an Inter Fleet Broadcast... or have my impartiality challenged on Inter Fleet Broadcast! (beat) I quite frankly thought you were above such tactics." Solon: (calmly) "Adama. If you noticed, I did not present any of the evidence that I have against the defendant on that interview. In fact, I once again stated my willingness to accept a plea of self-defense." Adama: (still angry) "But you did challenge my impartiality before the entire fleet." Solon: (softly) "Yes. And I regret having to resort to that... but I felt it was the only way. Only you can remove yourself from the Tribunal and I seriously doubt you would have even considered it if I hadn't made a public statement first." Adama: (calmer) "You underestimate me, Sire Solon." Solon: "Perhaps. But despite your brilliant leadership in these terrible times... you are still only a man... as your anger at the moment shows." For a beat, the two men stare at each other, Adama realizing just how brilliant Solon is with this approach. It does have him questioning himself, if only for the moment. Solon: "The man is guilty, Adama. (beat) It is my job to see that he is punished and not permitted to evade justice because he happens to be very close to the most powerful man in our fleet."
- ANGLE ON THE HATCH as Apollo and Boomer enter. Apollo sees Solon and stops short. Solon: "Counselor." Apollo: (nods; then to Adama) "Commander, may we speak to you in private?" Solon: (rising) "I was just leaving. (to Adama) May I have your decision, sir?" Adama stares at Solon. Before he can answer, Tigh's face appears on the scanner beside the door. Tigh: "Commander! Starbuck has broken out of the brig. He overpowered two guards and took their lasers." Adama: "You know the procedure." Tigh: "Sir... Procedure is to shoot to kill if he offers resistance." Adama: "Colonel, I am aware of that." Tigh: (slowly) "Yes, sir." The scanner flicks off. ANOTHER ANGLE - Apollo can't believe what he heard. Apollo: "Father, you're talking about Starbuck!" Adama: "I'm talking about an armed escaped prisoner... who happens to be Starbuck." Apollo and Adama lock eyes for a beat. CLOSE ON APOLLO AND BOOMER - Apollo: (whisper) "He'll head for a viper. I'll take Alpha launch bay. You take Beta." Boomer: "Gotcha." They both race out. BACK ON SOLON AND ADAMA. Adama: "You wanted my answer, Solon." Solon: "It won't be necessary, sir. I withdraw my objection. (beat) But this escape should erase any doubt in your mind as to Starbuck's guilt." Adama: "Opposer... don't ever try to influence an impartial man." Solon stares at him a beat, then smiles slightly and leaves. We move in close on Adama, the pain of the decision heavily upon him.
- After Solon questions Cassiopea at the Tribunal and says "If the tribunal pleases, that concludes the opposition", Adama says, "The witness is excused." Cassiopea leaves the witness box and returns to her seat next to Sheba. Adama: "The opposition will now summarize." Solon: "As the tribunal orders. The laseronics test proves that Ortega was killed with Starbuck's laser. As the deposition clearly stated, Starbuck was seen running from the scene. All this, as the IFB tapes show, after attacking Ortega on the triad court. The testimony of the last witness speaks for itself. Starbuck had the motive, the opportunity, and the means. There can be no doubt in anyone's judgment that Starbuck killed Ortega. As the whole human race finds itself on the verge of extinction by the Cylons, I find it particularly heinous that one human being would kill another for any reason. The opposition demands maximum sentence... to be confined until natural death aboard the prison barge."
- When Boomer says their defense is on Alpha channel, Solon says, "I protest. Even considering the protector's inexperience, this is becoming a mockery of our tribunal system."
- In an alternate scene from a slightly earlier script, on the triad court, Cassiopea says, (slightly embarrassed) "I'm serious. (beat) One of these days Ortega could really hurt him." Athena: "Starbuck can handle himself." Cassiopea: "I know... but Ortega really looks like he's out to get him." Sheba: "Ortega's always out to get someone. At the moment, it's Starbuck, because Starbuck can beat him."
- Another alternate scene: CORRIDOR ON RISING STAR - Three men in civilian clothes, relating to their occupations, Elias, Chella, and Pallon, are moving down the corridor, as we hear the muffled crowd noises from the game in the distance. There is a sudden roar. Elias: "Sounds like the game isn't over yet." Chella: "We'll catch the last few centons. I wagered ten cubits on it." Pallon: "On Ortega's team?" Chella: "Hardly!" As they are about to turn into an intersecting corridor, they are almost bumped into by Starbuck who comes running around the corner. They stop as he sidesteps them and rushes past. Chella: "Hey! That was Starbuck. He's supposed to be playing. I have my cubits on him." After Starbuck meets with Cassiopea in the docking lounge, we go to another scene in CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE LOCKER ROOMS - Elias, Chella, and Pallon come down the corridor, pass the door to Starbuck's locker room. As they approach Ortega's locker room door - Chella: "Without Starbuck in there, I'm bound to lose." Elias: "If you didn't wager, you wouldn't have to worry about it." Pallon stops them, points. Pallon: "Good Lord!" THEIR POINT OF VIEW - Ortega's arm is protruding from the partially open doorway.
- Another alternate scene: In the launch bay, Apollo is standing on Starbuck's viper and Starbuck has lowered the canopy. They have to shout to be heard through the canopy. Starbuck: "Apollo... I'm launching." Apollo: "Then I guess I'm going down that tube with you." For a beat the two men stare at each other through the canopy. Then Starbuck flips on all three engine switches. Apollo doesn't move. CLOSE ON STARBUCK'S HAND as his thumb raises and hangs just above the "launch" button. CLOSE ON APOLLO holding his position, eyes locked on Starbuck. CLOSE ON STARBUCK as a thin trickle of sweat rolls down his forehead. He turns from Apollo and gazes straight down the launch tube. We hold for a long beat, then: ANGLE ON BOTH as the canopy raises slowly up. Apollo lets out a long sigh. Starbuck slowly removes his helmet. Apollo: "I thought you were going to do it." Starbuck: "I... almost did."
Greetings From Earth
From the original script:
- In the classroom, there are more educational lessons.
- After Adama makes the decision to let the ship go and Apollo and Starbuck leave his quarters, Tigh says, "The council will boil you both alive." Adama: "My son may never come back. That ship could be on a phantom course set by some space pioneers a thousand yahren ago. You think I'm worried about what happens to me?" Tigh: "Then why let them go?" Adama: "Because the civilization we seek is getting close and I do not intend to destroy their first emissaries." Tigh: "You instead risk your own son." Adama: "What better sign can I give the council that I believe with all my heart that we are doing the right thing." Adama turns to the window and Tigh places a hand on his shoulder.
Experiment In Terra
From the original script:
- At the beginning, there is more dialogue between the Enforcers on the Eastern Alliance Destroyer. Krebbs: "Commandant. (Leiter moves to the console.) I have a number of radar blips astern." Leiter: "How close is Destroyer Two to us?" Lanceman: "Approximately six days, Commandant... But three and eight can reach us within two days." Krebbs: "Too long... they'll blow us out of the sky within centars." Leiter: "No, I seriously doubt it. They are far more interested in locating our base. Notify all destroyers to close in on us at star speed. We will set a little trap for them!"
- Immediately after Apollo order the squadron to spread out, we go to a scene INSIDE ADAMA'S QUARTERS - Adama sits in front of his screen. A visitor signals. Adama: Enter. (Tigh enters.) Any word?" Tigh: "Nothing. I'm getting concerned." Adama: "What lies beyond that Destroyer concerns me." Tigh: "Lunar Seven?" Adama: "Then Terra. We're sailing into a war zone." Tigh: "You think they'll risk attacking us?" Adama: "I'm afraid it's almost inevitable. That's why it's imperative we know their strength on Lunar Seven." Tigh: "Commander... It may be presumptuous of me, but..." Adama: "No... go ahead." Tigh: "What if we bypassed Lunar Seven entirely... sent the Galactica on to the mothr planet, Terra? Light speed... get there ahead of any communication from the destroyer." Adama: "And what then? How do we present ourselves? How do we find out what the true predicament of those people on that planet is? Who's in the right... who's in the wrong?" Tigh: "Surely the Alliance is in the wrong." Adama: "We've not fully heard both sides. How often is there a gray area? What if both sides of this conflict are partly wrong? What if we meddle in their affairs... or lend our superior technology to the wrong side?" Tigh: "Commander... we aren't gods. We've got to do something. We've got our own people to think of." Adama: "In any case, we can do nothing until we find out what lies ahead on Lunar Seven."
- Apollo, in his viper, hears a voice. Voice: "Viper Four... Viper Four... Do you read?" Apollo: "This is Viper Four. Is that you, Galactica?" Voice: "Please modify course to 210 and a climbing vector to intersect 0710 for intercept." Apollo: "Intercept? (beat) Intercept what?" Voice: "Captain Apollo... kindly obey instructions without random discourse." Apollo: (mimicking uppity bridge personnel) "Random discourse..." ON APOLLO'S SHIP as it turns sharply. BACK TO APOLLO. Apollo: "On course to intercept. Now where are you? My scanner's empty." Voice: "We have you on visual." Apollo: "How can you have me on visual when my scanner doesn't even show a ---" And then he is overtaken by the Ship of Lights.
- When Brenda asks Apollo where he found a phone to call her, Apollo answers, "What's a phone?" There is more to their conversation inside the car. Apollo: "No, look... Is there some place more private? I need to get my bearings." Brenda: "Charlie... I really think that medical help is..." Apollo: "I'm fine... I'm fine. I just need some time to think." Brenda: "Well, if anybody finds out I..." Apollo: "No... they mustn't... where did you get this phone call?" Brenda: "My apartment. You know that!" Apollo: "Your compartment?" Brenda: "Apartment. Charlie... Come on. You're not well." Apollo: "What's your name?" Brenda: "Amnesia." Apollo: "Amnesia... That's a pretty name. (She turns and stares at him. Up and down... her eyes coming to gaze at his laser.) I don't suppose you know anybody named John?" Brenda: "I know a lot of people named John. What's that? (beat) It looks like a gun." Apollo: (takes the gun out of its holster) "If it makes you nervous I can put it in the back." He puts it on the back seat or back window ledge. Brenda: "Why would they tell us you were presumed dead unless... (it dawns on her) You flipped out and they didn't want to tell anyone. That's it, isn't it? They've had you locked up in a mental lab and you've escaped. That accounts for the screwy clothes." Apollo: "If they contacted you at your compartment... That must be where I should go quickly. I'll try to explain everything there." Brenda: "I'm getting you some help." Apollo shakes his head... reaches back for his weapon. Apollo: "No I was hoping we could do this on a nice, cooperative basis... but if you're not willing to listen to reason..." Brenda: "Okay... okay. We'll go to my compartment... apartment."
- Inside the prison complex, Apollo sits behind a plexiglass wall. His uniform tunic is open. He leans forward on a bench as if staring at the floor in resignation, his resistance worn away. In front of the clear wall, two men converse in whispers. One is Doctor Horning. The other, dressed in a plain suit, is Mister Moore. Horning: "All vital signs are textbook. Not even a hint of ordinary fatigue. You could almost describe his condition as serene... yet, that doesn't make any sense. He was ranting on about outposts. The sounds of a man undergoing a complete breakdown." Moore: "Put him in detention until I can brief the President." Horning: "What about the Precedium? Didn't I read they were going to bestow posthumous honors on Colonel Watts tomorrow?" Moore: "Informing the Precedium of what's happened is up to the President. I'm certainly not going to go around him." Horning: "The President hasn't made up his mind what to do about him yet." Horning nods and turns back to Apollo as Moore exits. Horning walks around the glass to Apollo. Horning: "Good news, Colonel. You're in excellent condition."
- After Apollo is put in a cell, the man in the cell across from him, Stone, says: "Charlie? Charlie! Where in the hell have you been? Why are you in here?" Apollo: "Look... I..." Stone: "You can tell me, because I think I know. You found out everything, didn't you?" Apollo: "How much do you know?" Stone: "About the destruction of Paradeen. The loss of Lunars One through Eleven. It's all over, Charlie..." Apollo: "You mean to tell me that no one back here on this planet knows that all of their support planets have been destroyed by the Alliance?" Stone: "Man, they must have grabbed you and thrown you in here right out of the sky. I didn't believe it myself. The President has kept it from everyone." Apollo: "Why?" Stone: "Because he knew that the Precedium would immediately throw everything we had at the Alliance. He was afraid... afraid of all out war." Apollo: "So he let them pick off your satellites one by one. How could he keep information from your military?" Stone: "By putting us in here one by one as we tried to get word through him to the Precedium. I figured they must have grabbed you, too." Apollo: "What can we do?" Stone: "Ah, Charlie, I don't know. It would have been easy before... if we had stood up to them. If we had declared war, we could have gone after their satellites... fought the battles away from Terra. If successful, they might have sued for peace. But as we lost every outpost, the options disappeared. Now there's only one left... Destroy the Alliance here on Terra. A sneak attack." Apollo: "But their retaliation systems must be automatic. Wouldn't that trigger an immediate response that would destroy your half of the world as well as theirs?" Stone: "What do you mean 'your half'? (beat) If you haven't been in here all along, where'd you disappear to?" Apollo: "You wouldn't believe me if I told you. (beat, low) John... What is this felgercarb. Where are you... What am I supposed to do? This can't be what you had in mind..." No response... only silence... and a curious look from Stone who ultimately turns away.
- When Starbuck confronts the Terran soldiers, and the officer threatens to take him dead or alive, Starbuck asks, "What happened to my... the other visitor? The one who landed before me." Officer: "We don't have him... yet." Starbuck: "You're lying! If he wasn't captured, he'd respond to my communicator." Officer: "I'm telling you the truth. I am General Deering. If another like you had been captured, I would know it. That is not the case." Starbuck: "Then I can't go with you... And I want you to understand that we did not come here as aggressors." Officer: "Then submit to us. We will take you into the city for questioning." Starbuck: "I can't do that... But I won't hurt you, either. Just put you to sleep long enough to complete my mission." Officer: "Men..." Starbuck then stuns them all.
- Outside the detention complex, Starbuck arrives in a car. It pulls up and Starbuck climbs out. He leans back in holding his communicator. Starbuck: "This looks like the place. I appreciate your picking me up." Though a drunken haze, a Foster Brooks screws up his face and tries hard to comprehend Starbuck. Drunk: "Think nothing of it. But before you go... would you mind telling me the name of the place you're from again. I'm going to catch hell when I get home anyway... I might as well have an amuse... amuse... amuse... fascinating story." Starbuck: "Caprica." Drunk: "Caprica... Thank you. Thank you very much... Nighty night..." He speeds off.
- When Starbuck leaves John and heads towards the detention complex, John says some dialogue that was obviously changed. "I know it isn't our way, but I have to work with what I've got. A primitive. If it were up to me I'd let them go ahead and destroy each other. I'm sorry, I didn't mean that. I guess in a way they are kind of... cute."
- When Apollo tells Stone and Maxwell about the imminent Eastern Alliance attack, John says, "Blabbermouth..." He evaporates, leaving Maxwell and Stone appearing less than confident. Stone: "How could you know that unless you work for them?" Maxwell: "If he did, he wouldn't be warning us, and if this were the night they were planning their final strike... the timing would be perfect. Obviously, they know the President is on the edge... that he can't contain the news of what's happened much longer." Stone: "Why don't we just throw everything we have at them right now... tonight... on our own... and the hell with it." Apollo: "You can't do that, Stoney. That's why you're a democracy. That's what separates you from the Eastern Alliance." Maxwell: "He's right. I suggest we go over what we're going to tell the Alliance to buy some time for these men to help us."
- There is more to Starbuck and Brenda's conversation inside the car. Brenda: "I don't know what to believe... and what's so odd about that? You don't even believe in Charlie Watts." Starbuck: (suddenly) "There... stop!" She slams on the brakes. OUTSIDE THE CAR in the beams of the multiple headlights, Starbuck jumps out of the car and heads for a landmark. Brenda follows behind him. Starbuck: "Here... I remember this sign." ON SIGN - Starbuck: "Quick, back in the car and drive over that way." Brenda: "That's pure desert. you expect me to drive my new car across that stuff?" Starbuck: "Brenda... You aren't going to have any car at all if we don't get to my ship."
- There is more to Apollo's speech to the Precedium. Apollo: "Freedom cannot be negotiated. It is rarely given. It is usually won at great cost and sacrifice. Once lost... the price for regaining it will be ever higher. I come from a people who believed that the opposite of war was peace. We learned the hard way that the opposite of war is more often slavery.. and that strength... strength alone can suport freedom."
- When Maxwell tells Apollo that there is so much he could teach them, Apollo answers: "For now, our presence can bring you a greater danger than the Alliance. We'll be back... when the time is right."
Take The Celestra
From the original script:
- After Adama says to Kronus, "You burned that into my brain when I was your aid", Charka steps up to the two men. Charka: "Excuse me, Commander. Your pilot is here. The shuttle is ready whenever you are." Kronus: "We'll leave shortly, Charka." Then we see Starbuck, Apollo, and Boomer. Boomer: (chuckling) "I though Tigh was going to blast right out of his boots!" Apollo: "Well, breaking formation isn't exactly part of the military code." Starbuck: "A centon sooner and I might've caught her." His eyes widen as he spots something. HIS POINT OF VIEW - Aurora standing near the door. Starbuck: (o.s.) "There she is!" As Starbuck hurriedly pushes through the crowd, Apollo and Boomer share a look. Boomer: "Well, I'll be! It is Aurora!" Apollo: "Yeah. Let's not interrupt."
- After Starbuck walks away from Cassiopea to go after Aurora, Sheba joins Cassiopea as Starbuck stops after a few steps. Sheba: "I couldn't help noticing. Did you interrupt something?" Cassiopea: "Yeah. I guess I did."
- On the Galactica bridge, after Starbuck says to Apollo, "I guess I thought you'd try to talk me out of it", Apollo answers "No. You wanna go, go. I just want to know why." Starbuck: "I have to straighten something out." Apollo: "Starbuck, why not just leave it alone?" Starbuck: (a beat; then) "Because after seeing her, I think I still care about her... a lot." Apollo: "I think maybe you and Cassiopea are getting so close, it's got you scared to death. I think maybe you're not running to Aurora... you're running away from Cassiopea." Starbuck: "Look... buddy. Aurora already did a pretty good job of kicking me in the teeth today." Apollo: "What makes you think she won't do it again?" Starbuck: "Apollo, I gotta try." (beat; brightens) "She's not mad at you. You could get her to listen."
- After Apollo tells Tigh that both he and Starbuck are going to the Celestra for a maintenance scan, Tigh asks, "What's wrong with your viper!?" Apollo: "Same thing as Starbuck's." As they move away, Tigh looks after them, puzzled. Starbuck: "Thanks, buddy." Apollo: "I hope it works out." Starbuck: "It will... Aurora's really a very gentle and forgiving person."
- After Starbuck and Apollo close the canopies of their vipers so they can launch: ANGLE - SHEBA'S VIPER As Cassiopea moves past. Sheba: "You aren't going to just let him go?" Cassiopea: "I can't stop him." Sheba: "But you know he's going over there to see her. Don't you care?" Cassiopea: "I didn't say that. I said I can't stop him." Sheba smiles gently at Cassiopea in understanding as Cassiopea moves to exit.
- On the shuttle, after Kronus says, "Exactly what I was thinking, Captain. Lock in on her ion trail and come up her exhaust", Apollo answers "We're going back, but not that way." Kronus: "Are you disobeying a direct order!?" Apollo: "With all due respect, sir, I'm piloting, so I'm in charge." Kronus: "Captain!" For a long beat, Kronus and Apollo lock eyes, then - Apollo: "Commander, your suggestion would work if..."
The Hand of God
From the original script:
- When Sheba kisses Apollo inside the Cylon raider, after a moment, he kisses her back.
- After Starbuck, Apollo and Boomer clasp hands in the pilots' quarters, Starbuck and Apollo head for the landing bay to meet Baltar. After getting on the lift, Starbuck says, "You know, everyone wishing us luck is making me nervous." Apollo: "Yeah, I know what you mean. (looks around) I kind of hoped I'd see Sheba again before we launched." Starbuck: (smiles) "Did you?" Apollo: (looks at him) "What are you smiling at?" (The lift touches the base and they step off. We move with them.) Starbuck: (laughing) "Sometimes, you're funny, buddy."
- At the very end in the Celestial dome, as Apollo climbs down from the chair, he slips and Starbuck catches him. Starbuck says, "You're the only guy I know who would fall out of the hand of God."