"Prison of Souls" Part 1
Battlestar Galactica #3 (Season II) (Realm Press,
Plot by Chris Scalf
Written by James Kuhoric
Illustrated by Chris Scalf and Robert Scott
Cover by Unknown (possibly Robert Scott)
investigates a derelict alien ship;
guards on the prison barge begin a revolt with the intention of
Read the story summary at the Battlestar Wiki.
The variant cover of this issue has the
first "T" in the Battlestar Galactica logo slightly
On page 4, panel 2, Commander Adama has some
items on a shelf in his bedroom that frankly look like record
Colonel Tigh uses the term "cycles" to
describe the distance from the fleet of unidentified ships that have
been detected. Presumably a cycle is a distance unit of
On page 5, Omega is depicted wearing the
beige uniform of a warrior, but it must just be a coloring
mistake because he is back to wearing command blue for the rest
of the issue.
Also on page 5, Omega informs Adama and Tigh
that, while most of the ships in the alien fleet are about the
size of freighters, one of them is twenty times the size of the
Galactica and Tigh remarks, "That's the size of a small
moon!" Possibly this line is a reference by writer Kuhoric
to Luke Skywalker's line in Star Wars: A New Hope in
reference to the Death Star when he at first thinks the space
station is a small moon.
A revealing look at the Galactica's
hangar deck layout is given on page 9. (We get another nice view
"Prison of Souls" Part 2.)
On page 10, Dr. Wilker uses the term "light
yahrens", of course, instead of "light years".
The narrative on page 12 reveals that Baltar
has listened and watched for days as the guards on the prison
barge conspired to end his life. This tells the reader that this
issue takes place not long after
"The Law of Volahd" Part
2, in which Baltar is first confronted by one of the guards
about the injustice of Adama bargaining to let Baltar go free on
an uninhabited planet.
On page 13, Imperious Leader implies that
there is, or will be, a Vulpa Seven who will proceed to give
chase to the humans if Vulpa Six fails to crush the human fleet
with a force of four basestars.
The space suits worn by the Colonial
boarding team to the alien derelict appear quite a bit different
than ones seen worn by Apollo and Starbuck in
"Fire in Space".
Back to Episode Studies