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War Room

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Galactica's War Room (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part I").

The War Room is a tactical planning and strike operations center, located close to a battlestar's CIC (TRS: "The Hand of God").

The room has two functions:

  • Monitoring and controlling large-scale operations which cannot be fully monitored or controlled from the CIC without interfering with shipboard operations
  • Providing a dedicated planning and briefing center for the development of and execution of special operations under the control of a battlestar.
Galactica's War Room (TRS: "The Hand of God").

The Situation Room comprises a large electronic map table that can be configured for a variety of uses, supported by a number of information-relay consoles (e.g. monitoring communications). The walls of the War Room can be used to project images to assist in the planning of strike or other missions. Blackboards are available to create pilot rosters for missions.

Around a dozen personnel staff the War Room during an operation, in addition to any command staff that may be in attendance.

Appearances in episodes


  • The term "war room" is the official term used by the production team.