George Birch

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George Birch
George Birch


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Birth Name George Birch
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Callsign Catman
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Introduced [[{{{seen}}}]]
Marital Status
Family Tree View
Role CAG (interim), Battlestar Galactica
Rank Captain (possibly a temporary promotion)
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Portrayed by Ben Ayres
George Birch is a Cylon
George Birch is a Final Five Cylon
George Birch is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
George Birch is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
George Birch in the separate continuity
George Birch in the primary continuity
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Captain George "Catman"[1] Birch is a Viper pilot on the battlestar Galactica. After the defection of Captain Lee Adama, Commander William Adama promoted him to Captain and made him CAG in Lee's stead. Although the elder Adama valued him for his dedication and loyalty, Saul Tigh believed he was too inexperienced for the position. Birch proved Tigh's fears to be well-founded when he endangered the life of Cadet Louanne Katraine during target practice in an asteroid field, and failed to keep the vessel Striker from colliding with a tanker during a fueling operation. (Home, Part I)

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A frustrated Birch during the Striker collision accident

Preceded by:
Lee "Apollo" Adama
Commander, Air Group of the battlestar Galactica Succeeded by:
Lee "Apollo" Adama


  1. Birch's call sign is not mentioned in the episode, but is included on's episode summary.