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'''Colonel Jack Fisk''' is the [[Executive officer|Executive Officer]] of the [[Mercury class battlestar|battlestar]] ''[[Pegasus (RDM)|Pegasus]]'' when he and Admiral [[Helena Cain]] discover battlestar ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]'' ([[Pegasus (episode)|Pegasus]]).
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'''Jack Fisk''', is the [[executive officer]] of the [[Mercury class battlestar|battlestar]] ''[[Pegasus (RDM)|Pegasus]]'' when he and Admiral [[Helena Cain]] discover ''{{RDM|Galactica}}''.
  
Fisk is a typical orders-only XO who generally keeps to the status quo established by his commanding officer. Like his counterpart on ''Galactica'', [[Saul Tigh]], Fisk is fond of drinking, although he appears far less likely to drink on duty than Tigh has in the past.
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Fisk is a typical orders-only XO who generally keeps to the status quo established by his commanding officer. Like his counterpart on ''Galactica'', [[Saul Tigh]], Fisk is fond of drinking, although he appears far less likely to drink on duty than Tigh has in the past. He has a jovial personality, often cracking jokes to ease tension.
  
In a drunken conversation with Colonel [[Saul Tigh|Tigh]], Fisk says that he entered his position as XO following Admiral [[Helena Cain]]'s execution of her previous XO for insubordination. Fisk later claimed that the tale of the shooting was just a joke, although Tigh's instincts told him otherwise when he relayed the story to Commander [[William Adama|Adama]].
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Serving in an unspecified role in ''Pegasus's'' [[CIC#Pegasus|CIC]], then-Lieutenant Colonel<ref>This information [[Sources:Jack Fisk|comes from the production]], which notes his rank as "Lt. Colonel" in the portions of "[[Razor]]" before [[Jurgen Belzen]] is executed.</ref> Fisk is promoted to colonel and XO shortly after the [[Cylon attack]] on the Twelve Colonies, when Colonel [[Jurgen Belzen|Belzen]] is shot in front of the crew by Cain for refusing her order to send all of ''Pegasus's'' Vipers, outnumbered 4-to-1, into an [[Battle of the Communications Relay|attack on a Cylon communication relay]]. Shaken by this summary execution, Fisk is careful never to contradict the admiral, and orders the attack without hesitation.  
  
After Commander Adama and Admiral Cain come to a near-shootout between their battlestars over Cain's quick conviction of ''Galactica'' officers [[Karl Agathon|Helo]] and [[Galen Tyrol]], Admiral Cain orders Fisk to take a contingent of ''Pegasus'' marines to guard the ''Galactica'' [[CIC]], but with orders to "terminate Adama's command" after the battle is over, once she calls him and says "Execute [[Case Orange#note|case orange]]" ([[Resurrection Ship, Part I]]).
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Fisk relates an incident aboard a civilian ship to Colonel Tigh in confidence over drinks {{TRS|Pegasus (episode)|}}. He and [[Kendra Shaw]] lead a marine strike team onto the ship, the ''[[Scylla]]'', to carry out an order to strip the vessel of select resources and personnel. When Fisk reports that the civilians refuse to cooperate, Cain tells him to shoot the family of any selectee who refuses to comply. Faced with an advancing crowd that grows angry and unruly, and with Fisk and the marines showing signs of faltering, Shaw follows Cain's example and carries out their threat, raising her pistol and shooting a woman in the head, sparking weapons fire which leads to the deaths of nine more. This effectively ends any resistance from the passengers and crew, and cows them into heeding the boarding party's demands {{TRS|Razor}}.  
  
Colonel Fisk breaks up a violent beating to prisoners [[Karl Agathon|Helo]] and [[Galen Tyrol]], conducted by ''Pegasus'' Specialists [[Vireem]] and [[Gage]]. He dresses down the men, warning them that striking an officer on ''Pegasus'' has severe penalties, and sends them on his way. When thanked by Helo and Tyrol, Fisk nastily dismisses their thanks, adding that he owed Lieutenant [[Alistair Thorne|Thorne]] his life, as did others on ''Pegasus''. When Helo explains that Thorne was attempting to rape [[Sharon Valerii (Caprica copy)|Sharon Valerii]], Fisk echoes the same sentiment held by most in the Colonial fleet: "You can't rape a machine, Lieutenant."
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After Commander [[William Adama]] and Admiral Cain come to the brink of an armed showdown between their respective battlestars over her summary convictions of [[Karl Agathon]] and [[Galen Tyrol]], Cain orders Fisk to lead a contingent of ''Pegasus'' marines aboard ''Galactica'', ostensibly to guard [[CIC#Galactica|CIC]] in the event of an enemy boarding during the [[Battle of the Resurrection Ship]]. His orders are to have the Marines ready to "terminate Adama's command", i.e. assasinate Adama and the [[Senior Staff of Galactica#CIC|CIC senior staff]], once the battle is over, on her command of "Execute [[Case Orange#note|case orange]]" {{TRS|Resurrection Ship, Part I}}. After the battle, however, she decides not to give the order. A relieved Fisk lets out an unexpectedly loud belly laugh in response to Tigh's observation that he could use a drink, much to the confusion of everyone in the CIC {{TRS|Resurrection Ship, Part II}}.
  
Fisk later details to Tigh (again, over drinks) the fate of a civilian fleet that accompanied ''Pegasus'' for a time before Admiral Cain ordered their ships stripped of supplies, parts, and people, killing the families of any conscripts who refused to leave.
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Colonel Fisk breaks up a violent beating of Helo and Tyrol in the brig, conducted by ''Pegasus'' Specialists [[Vireem]] and [[Gage]]. He dresses down the men, warning them that striking an officer on ''Pegasus'' has severe penalties, and sends them on their way. When thanked by Helo and Tyrol, Fisk summarily dismisses their thanks, adding that he owed Lieutenant [[Alastair Thorne]] his life, as did others on ''Pegasus''; he broke up the beating more for the sake of the uniform than anything else. When Helo explains that Thorne was attempting to rape [[Sharon Agathon|Sharon Valerii]], Fisk says, "You can't rape a machine, Lieutenant."
  
Fortunately, Cain does not give the kill order to Fisk for Commander Adama at the expected time, which leaves Fisk visibly relieved. Colonel Fisk later assumes command of ''Pegasus'' when Admiral Cain is killed by an escaped Cylon agent, [[Number Six#Gina|Gina]] ([[Resurrection Ship, Part II]]).
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Colonel Fisk later assumes command of ''Pegasus'' when Admiral Cain is killed by an escaped Cylon agent, [[Gina Inviere]] {{TRS|Resurrection Ship, Part II}}. Appropriately, Fisk is promoted to the rank of commander.
  
Fisk's previous position on ''Pegasus'' before becoming the XO is not known.
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Later, Fisk became involved in the Fleet's [[Black market (organization)|black market]], using his resources as commander to allow the shuttling of black market cargo through ''Pegasus'', including fresh [[Caprican Imperial]] cigars to Vice President [[Gaius Baltar]], for which he received unknown benefits from the black market boss, [[Phelan]]. When Fisk tries to force Phelan to renegotiate for higher compensation, Phelan has him garroted in his own quarters {{TRS|Black Market}}.  Fisk is succeeded by former engineer [[Barry Garner]] as commander of ''Pegasus'' ([[TRS]]: "[[The Captain's Hand]]").
  
Fisk was involved in the fleets black market.  Apperently getting greedy, he was murdered. ([[Black Market]])
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== Notes ==
  
{{spoiltext|An officer named [[Barry Trammel]] is promoted to replace Fisk as commander of ''Pegasus''. ("[[The Captain's Hand]]").}}
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*A [[List of Deleted Scenes - Season 2 (RDM)#Black Market|deleted scene]] from "[[Black Market]]" shows Captain [[Renner]] as Commander [[Barry Garner|Garner's]] new XO. It is unknown whether he holds the same position when Fisk assumes command of ''Pegasus''. Moreover, he doesn't appear in the aired episode and is never mentioned again in the series. This makes his canonical status questionable.
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Jack Fisk
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[[Image:|200px|Jack Fisk]]

Jack Fisk, is the executive officer of the battlestar Pegasus when he and Admiral Helena Cain discover Galactica.

Fisk is a typical orders-only XO who generally keeps to the status quo established by his commanding officer. Like his counterpart on Galactica, Saul Tigh, Fisk is fond of drinking, although he appears far less likely to drink on duty than Tigh has in the past. He has a jovial personality, often cracking jokes to ease tension.

Serving in an unspecified role in Pegasus's CIC, then-Lieutenant Colonel[1] Fisk is promoted to colonel and XO shortly after the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, when Colonel Belzen is shot in front of the crew by Cain for refusing her order to send all of Pegasus's Vipers, outnumbered 4-to-1, into an attack on a Cylon communication relay. Shaken by this summary execution, Fisk is careful never to contradict the admiral, and orders the attack without hesitation.

Fisk relates an incident aboard a civilian ship to Colonel Tigh in confidence over drinks (TRS: "Pegasus"). He and Kendra Shaw lead a marine strike team onto the ship, the Scylla, to carry out an order to strip the vessel of select resources and personnel. When Fisk reports that the civilians refuse to cooperate, Cain tells him to shoot the family of any selectee who refuses to comply. Faced with an advancing crowd that grows angry and unruly, and with Fisk and the marines showing signs of faltering, Shaw follows Cain's example and carries out their threat, raising her pistol and shooting a woman in the head, sparking weapons fire which leads to the deaths of nine more. This effectively ends any resistance from the passengers and crew, and cows them into heeding the boarding party's demands (TRS: "Razor").

After Commander William Adama and Admiral Cain come to the brink of an armed showdown between their respective battlestars over her summary convictions of Karl Agathon and Galen Tyrol, Cain orders Fisk to lead a contingent of Pegasus marines aboard Galactica, ostensibly to guard CIC in the event of an enemy boarding during the Battle of the Resurrection Ship. His orders are to have the Marines ready to "terminate Adama's command", i.e. assasinate Adama and the CIC senior staff, once the battle is over, on her command of "Execute case orange" (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part I"). After the battle, however, she decides not to give the order. A relieved Fisk lets out an unexpectedly loud belly laugh in response to Tigh's observation that he could use a drink, much to the confusion of everyone in the CIC (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part II").

Colonel Fisk breaks up a violent beating of Helo and Tyrol in the brig, conducted by Pegasus Specialists Vireem and Gage. He dresses down the men, warning them that striking an officer on Pegasus has severe penalties, and sends them on their way. When thanked by Helo and Tyrol, Fisk summarily dismisses their thanks, adding that he owed Lieutenant Alastair Thorne his life, as did others on Pegasus; he broke up the beating more for the sake of the uniform than anything else. When Helo explains that Thorne was attempting to rape Sharon Valerii, Fisk says, "You can't rape a machine, Lieutenant."

Colonel Fisk later assumes command of Pegasus when Admiral Cain is killed by an escaped Cylon agent, Gina Inviere (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part II"). Appropriately, Fisk is promoted to the rank of commander.

Later, Fisk became involved in the Fleet's black market, using his resources as commander to allow the shuttling of black market cargo through Pegasus, including fresh Caprican Imperial cigars to Vice President Gaius Baltar, for which he received unknown benefits from the black market boss, Phelan. When Fisk tries to force Phelan to renegotiate for higher compensation, Phelan has him garroted in his own quarters (TRS: "Black Market"). Fisk is succeeded by former engineer Barry Garner as commander of Pegasus (TRS: "The Captain's Hand").

Notes

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  • A deleted scene from "Black Market" shows Captain Renner as Commander Garner's new XO. It is unknown whether he holds the same position when Fisk assumes command of Pegasus. Moreover, he doesn't appear in the aired episode and is never mentioned again in the series. This makes his canonical status questionable.

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  1. This information comes from the production, which notes his rank as "Lt. Colonel" in the portions of "Razor" before Jurgen Belzen is executed.


Preceded by:
Jurgen Belzen
Executive Officer, Pegasus Succeeded by:
Eventually, Kendra Shaw
Preceded by:
Helena Cain
Commanding Officer, Pegasus Succeeded by:
Barry Garner