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* {{inlineref|datanet}}: an information network, e.g. internet; each colony has its own, such as the {{inlineref|Aerian datanet}} for {{alt|Aeries}} ({{comics|starbuck|2}}).
 
* {{inlineref|datanet}}: an information network, e.g. internet; each colony has its own, such as the {{inlineref|Aerian datanet}} for {{alt|Aeries}} ({{comics|starbuck|2}}).
 
* {{inlineref|emergency tracker}}: device outfitted on Colonial Vipers, used to track (or allow tracking of) other Vipers in need of assistance ({{comics|vol2|4}}).
 
* {{inlineref|emergency tracker}}: device outfitted on Colonial Vipers, used to track (or allow tracking of) other Vipers in need of assistance ({{comics|vol2|4}}).
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* {{inlineref|exo-lifter}}: a mechanical apparatus, likely an exoskeleton (ergo, "exo") capable of heavy-duty tasks ({{comics|vol2|6}}).
 
* {{inlineref|fusion missile}}: ranged offensive ordnance of {{alt|battlestar|TOS}}s ({{comics|vol2|11}}).
 
* {{inlineref|fusion missile}}: ranged offensive ordnance of {{alt|battlestar|TOS}}s ({{comics|vol2|11}}).
 
* {{inlineref|holo-cube}}: a hand-held digital device in the shape of a cube, capable of projecting a holographic image ({{comics|vol2|1}}).
 
* {{inlineref|holo-cube}}: a hand-held digital device in the shape of a cube, capable of projecting a holographic image ({{comics|vol2|1}}).

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Battlestar Galactica Terminology


Like the show, the comics or novels based on the Original Series, and its spinoff, Galactica 1980, use different terminology in order to make the universe visceral to the reader. This array of terminology, used by both the Colonials and Cylons, consists of military jargon, colloquialisms, sayings, and technical terms.

This page does not serve to regurgitate or repeat terminologies used in both series, but terms that only appear in both the comics and novels. Each section is separated by publisher (Berkley, Marvel, Realm Press, et al.), in order to make the continuities clear.

Berkley novelizations

  • germicide: part of a Warrior's medkit. Given the use of the suffix "-cide", this substance kills germs.[1]
  • viruscide: part of a Warrior's medkit. Given the use of the suffix "-cide", this substance kills viruses.[1]

Dynamite Entertainment comics

Cultural

Cylons

Material

Military

Technology

Temporal Mechanics

Units of Measure

Miscellany

Maximum Press comics

Unproduced Scripts

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Resnick, Michael (1981). Battlestar Galactica 5: Galactica Discovers Earth. Berkley Books, p. 116.
  2. This term is a nod to both Battlestar Galactica creator Glen A. Larson and the company formed by John Dykstra.
  3. This term is also used in Encyclopedia Galactica.