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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Hostile Takeover "Hostile Takeover"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #5 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Jackson Herbert
Cover: Jackson Herbert


Members of the Galactica crew attempt to determine a counter to Agent Levin’s command.


Read the story summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki


Didja Know?


Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero was a 13-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment, covering the crew's adventures starting with Commander Adama assigned to the command of the Galactica, two years before the fall of the Colonies.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this story


Christa Nolan

Darja Purat

Julian DiMarco



Petty Officer Dualla

Agent Levin

Colonel Tigh

Commander Adama


Lt. Gaeta

Chief Tyrol


Sergeant Austin




Didja Notice?


On page 13, panel 5, Dipper says, "Meaning what?", but the following panel suggests it was supposed to be Chief Tyrol who said it.


This issue reveals that Commander Adama keeps a key to the cells of the Galactica's brig hidden in the heel of his shoe, saying, "Any commander dumb enough to get locked in his own jail deserves to rot there."


On page 17, the dialog, "Tomas! Come out here for a minute," is attributed to Tomas himself instead of the guard outside the brig.


Unanswered Questions


How did DiMarco and his people escape the unnamed planet in neutral territory where they were left in "Absolutely Necessary"? The only working ship they seemed to have was the Raptor left them by Commander Adama, but it did not have a working FTL drive. It's possible they were able to fix the FTL drive or call for help from Purat's forces or other allies in the six months since the events of that story.

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