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While {{alt|Boomer|TOS}} works to decrypt [[McKintosh]]'s data chip, {{TOS|Diana}} destroys part of the server room to prevent this, as the data chip contains information that links Councillor {{TOS|Osiris}} into the {{alt|attack on Umbra}} ({{comics|starbuck|2}}—{{comics|starbuck|4|short=y}}).
 
While {{alt|Boomer|TOS}} works to decrypt [[McKintosh]]'s data chip, {{TOS|Diana}} destroys part of the server room to prevent this, as the data chip contains information that links Councillor {{TOS|Osiris}} into the {{alt|attack on Umbra}} ({{comics|starbuck|2}}—{{comics|starbuck|4|short=y}}).
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=== Supply Vault ===
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''Galactica'' features a {{Inlineref|supply vault}} that can be defended against incursions.
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During the [[Capture of Galactica|capture of ''Galactica'']] by {{Alt|Cylons|TOS-DE|Cylon}} forces, {{Alt|Apollo|TOS-DE}} instructs [[Dwyer]] to bring the civilians and children to the third hangar<ref>The comic misspells ''hangar'' as ''hanger''; the latter used in hanging clothes while the former holds ships.</ref> within the supply vault ({{Comics|vol1|5}}).
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== Fleeing the Cylon Tyranny ===
 
=== Fleeing the Cylon Tyranny ===
  
Much of ''Galactica''{{'|s}} operational history is refocused around shepherding its {{alt|the Fleet|TOS-DE|rag-tag, fugitive fleet}} from Cylons with strategically defensive and evasive postures, instead of offensive military operations.
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Much of ''Galactica''{{'|s}} operational history is refocused around shepherding its {{alt|the Fleet|TOS-DE|rag-tag, fugitive fleet}} from Cylons with strategically defensive and evasive postures, instead of offensive military operations. This is tested in the weeks following the exodus, particularly when {{Alt|Adama|TOS-DE}} dispatches his finest warriors to a hazardous mission to [[Maytoria]] that results in immediate failure; in other circumstances, Adama would have engaged in an offensive operation to recover his pilots, but is overruled by the greater mission of shepherding the human race ({{Comics|vol1|1}}).
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The events of Maytoria result in the [[Capture of Galactica|first post-Cylon incursion of ''Galactica'']] that, while ultimately thwarted, result in the deaths of numerous members of ''Galactica''<nowiki/>'s crew ({{Comics|vol1|5}}).
  
 
Following the [[Battle at Galaxy's Edge]], the Fleet happens across the [[Canopus wormhole]], a potential shortcut to the fabled {{alt|Earth|TOS-DE}}. On the other side of this wormhole is a lone Cylon planet, consisting of a [[Cylon mainframe]] in a city known as [[Tessida]]. In order to make good on their escape from the Cylon tyranny, Adama makes use of ''Galactica''{{'|s}} formidable offensive potential to stage an attack against this installation, utilizing its rarely-used [[lightspeed]] potential in order to surprise the Cylons while Vipers bomb the city with weaponized missiles, whose warheads are outfitted with a destructive and pervasive [[nano-cybrid]] ({{comics|apocalypse|3}}&mdash;{{comics|apocalypse|4|short=y}}).
 
Following the [[Battle at Galaxy's Edge]], the Fleet happens across the [[Canopus wormhole]], a potential shortcut to the fabled {{alt|Earth|TOS-DE}}. On the other side of this wormhole is a lone Cylon planet, consisting of a [[Cylon mainframe]] in a city known as [[Tessida]]. In order to make good on their escape from the Cylon tyranny, Adama makes use of ''Galactica''{{'|s}} formidable offensive potential to stage an attack against this installation, utilizing its rarely-used [[lightspeed]] potential in order to surprise the Cylons while Vipers bomb the city with weaponized missiles, whose warheads are outfitted with a destructive and pervasive [[nano-cybrid]] ({{comics|apocalypse|3}}&mdash;{{comics|apocalypse|4|short=y}}).
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''Galactica'' becomes the last known battlestar that [[Baltifer]] hunts for and nearly succeeds in finding, resulting in the [[Battle of Cache]]. After the temporally displaced Starbuck influences his alternate, ''Galactica'' becomes the lynchpin that allows not only the [[Colonial Resistance]] to seize its first decisive victory, but to repair history by saving ''itself'' from the [[Nebula Ambush]] ({{comics|vol2|5}}).
 
''Galactica'' becomes the last known battlestar that [[Baltifer]] hunts for and nearly succeeds in finding, resulting in the [[Battle of Cache]]. After the temporally displaced Starbuck influences his alternate, ''Galactica'' becomes the lynchpin that allows not only the [[Colonial Resistance]] to seize its first decisive victory, but to repair history by saving ''itself'' from the [[Nebula Ambush]] ({{comics|vol2|5}}).
  
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 05:53, 24 October 2021

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Additional Information


For the canonical version of Galactica from the Original Series, see: Galactica (TOS).

Galactica is one of the Colonial warships built in direct response to the generational war with the Cylon Empire.

Abilities

In addition to Viper support, Galactica's defensive and offensive potential includes energy shields, a battery of laser turrets and fusion missiles (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #11).

While Vipers are primarily used for reconnaissance patrols, Galactica also possesses unmanned probes, including those employing stealth (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1).

Locations

Detention Chamber

As a military ship, Galactica features a detention chamber capable of imprisoning Centurions for interrogation, equipped with a gamma frequency field generator to cut off the enemy from access to the Cylon's network. The chamber is outfitted with a restraining chair capable of holding a typical Mark V Centurion.

A sole survivor from a Centurion stealth team detached to Burania is imprisoned in the detention chamber following a failed incursion into Galactica's science deck, itself later destroyed — along with most of the chamber — after a test of the recovered nano-cybrid (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1).

Science Deck

Galactica's science operations are established on a science deck, where scientists like Dr. Wilker operate in various laboratories.

A surviving nano-cybrid sample from Burania is brought to Wilker's lab, leading to an incursion by a Centurion stealth team that breaches the hull connecting said deck in an attempt to recover the disastrous nano-cybrid from Colonial hands (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1).

Server Room

Galactica utilizes bubble memory in its server room in 7335 (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2).

While Boomer works to decrypt McKintosh's data chip, Diana destroys part of the server room to prevent this, as the data chip contains information that links Councillor Osiris into the attack on Umbra (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2#4).

Supply Vault

Galactica features a supply vault that can be defended against incursions.

During the capture of Galactica by Cylon forces, Apollo instructs Dwyer to bring the civilians and children to the third hangar[1] within the supply vault (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #5).

History

The Thousand-Yahren War

As one of the many battlestars active during the Thousand-Yahren War, it saw action during multiple engagements, including the Hasari Routs and the Second Siege of the Cosmora Archipelago (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1).

By 7335, Adama commands Galactica, with his eldest son and daughter, Apollo and Athena respectively, serving aboard. Boomer, Jolly and Starbuck would later serve aboard the ship following their graduation in 7335 (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1).

Fleeing the Cylon Tyranny

Much of Galactica's operational history is refocused around shepherding its rag-tag, fugitive fleet from Cylons with strategically defensive and evasive postures, instead of offensive military operations. This is tested in the weeks following the exodus, particularly when Adama dispatches his finest warriors to a hazardous mission to Maytoria that results in immediate failure; in other circumstances, Adama would have engaged in an offensive operation to recover his pilots, but is overruled by the greater mission of shepherding the human race (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #1).

The events of Maytoria result in the first post-Cylon incursion of Galactica that, while ultimately thwarted, result in the deaths of numerous members of Galactica's crew (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #5).

Following the Battle at Galaxy's Edge, the Fleet happens across the Canopus wormhole, a potential shortcut to the fabled Earth. On the other side of this wormhole is a lone Cylon planet, consisting of a Cylon mainframe in a city known as Tessida. In order to make good on their escape from the Cylon tyranny, Adama makes use of Galactica's formidable offensive potential to stage an attack against this installation, utilizing its rarely-used lightspeed potential in order to surprise the Cylons while Vipers bomb the city with weaponized missiles, whose warheads are outfitted with a destructive and pervasive nano-cybrid (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #3#4).

A "Second" Galactica

Galactica was never commissioned in the alternate reality (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #3), as the divergent alternate reality's creation sprung from an overloaded temporal battery, thus removing Galactica from all existence in a temporal storm that only Apollo and Starbuck witness (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #1).

However, Galactica from the primary reality was transported—sans crew—into the alternate reality, becoming an incongruous element. It is discovered by pirates lead by the privateer Starbuck, who claim it as their own. Aboard her, Starbuck's crew of scientists and technicians acquire Cylon components, including an Imperious Leader, devising a variety of anti-Cylon technologies.

Such discoveries include the defensive sensor shield, rendering Galactica invisible to Cylon scanning technologies (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #4).

Galactica becomes the last known battlestar that Baltifer hunts for and nearly succeeds in finding, resulting in the Battle of Cache. After the temporally displaced Starbuck influences his alternate, Galactica becomes the lynchpin that allows not only the Colonial Resistance to seize its first decisive victory, but to repair history by saving itself from the Nebula Ambush (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #5).

References

  1. The comic misspells hangar as hanger; the latter used in hanging clothes while the former holds ships.