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[[Image:Dee and bee.jpg|thumb|right|[[Anastasia Dualla]] and [[Billy Keikeya]] on the observation deck on a date (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down)]]
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[[Image:Obs Deck Ex.jpg|thumb|right|A Cylon Raider zeros in on the observation deck.]]
The '''observation deck''' is a lounge room located on the bow of ''[[Galactica]]'', which is one of the few locations in the vessel which has windows to view outside and into space through.
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The '''observation deck''' is a recreational room located on the bow of ''[[Galactica]]'', which is one of the few locations in the vessel which has windows to view the surrounding space outside the ship. When the room is not in use, large doors protect the bay window from being shattered by battle damage, and space debris.  
  
As ''Galactica'' is a [[Galactica type battlestar|warship]], it does not have windows over much of its hull because these would be vulnerable to battle damage. Even the observation deck has armored doors which close over the windows when they are not in use.
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[[Image:GalacticaInterior ObservationDeck.jpg|thumb|left|Vipers maneuver in front of the bay window.]]
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Following the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, the room is largely used by couples for courting purposes. Because of the high demand for this room, officials on ''Galactica'' have had to impose time limits on each group that enters.  
  
[[Image:GalacticaInterior ObservationDeck.jpg|thumb|right|Forward view (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down).]]
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Occasionally, Viper pilots on [[CAP]] duty like to dazzle spectators, and perform maneuvers in front of the large bay window.  
The room is often used by couples for courting. Because of the high demand for this room, officials on ''Galactica'' have had to impose time limits on each group that enters. [[Billy Keikeya]] takes [[Anastasia Dualla]] on a date to the observation deck.  Vipers occasionally do fly-bys in front of this room ([[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]).
 
  
During the [[Battle of the Colony]] the observation deck is used to board the colony when Galactica rams it. It also appears that their are two more airlocks that might be used as observation decks. [[Daybreak, Part II]]
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The observation deck was ultimately destroyed following the [[Battle of the Colony]], after ''Galactica'' was used to ram the Colony, which resulted in the collapse of many of the forward compartments in the bow section, as a result of the impact ([[TRS]]: "[[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]", "[[Daybreak, Part II]]"). 
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Revision as of 22:59, 28 December 2013

A Cylon Raider zeros in on the observation deck.

The observation deck is a recreational room located on the bow of Galactica, which is one of the few locations in the vessel which has windows to view the surrounding space outside the ship. When the room is not in use, large doors protect the bay window from being shattered by battle damage, and space debris.

Vipers maneuver in front of the bay window.

Following the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, the room is largely used by couples for courting purposes. Because of the high demand for this room, officials on Galactica have had to impose time limits on each group that enters.

Occasionally, Viper pilots on CAP duty like to dazzle spectators, and perform maneuvers in front of the large bay window.

The observation deck was ultimately destroyed following the Battle of the Colony, after Galactica was used to ram the Colony, which resulted in the collapse of many of the forward compartments in the bow section, as a result of the impact (TRS: "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down", "Daybreak, Part II").

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In the "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" podcast, executive producer Ron Moore explains how the observation deck highlights one of the naturalistic science fiction style of the Re-imagined Series:

"There really aren't any windows aboard Galactica, it's not really a traditional sort of sci-fi spaceship where you get to look outside and see space all the time. It's not like the bridge of the Enterprise where there's a giant viewscreen where you're always looking at stars and looking at space. And aboard Galactica, which is really a warship, the idea that there would be big places of windows was sort of ridiculous. But it did feel right that perhaps there was one place, that perhaps there was one area of the ship which accepted a window, a port, to look out, and that it would be a fairly confined space for the crew on these very deep space missions that probably last months, if not years, and that there might be a place where they could go and just stargaze for a little bit. And in this situation, it seemed like there would be a lot of people lining up to try to look at the stars and— y'know, a break from the monotony of staring at metal walls and the claustrophobia of being onboard a spaceship out in the vacuum of space."