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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica (Part 2) "Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica" Part 2
Battlestar Galactica: BSG vs. BSG #2
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Johnny Desjardins
Colorist: Mohan
Letterer: Taylor Exposito
Colors by Natalia Marques

Cover B by Johnny Desjardins & Mohan
Published: 2018

 

The two Galacticas meet.

 

Didja Know?

 

Battlestar Galactica: BSG vs. BSG was a 6-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2018.

 

The Aaron Lopresti cover of this issue has BSG70-Apollo's holster on his left leg, as it should. But BSG70-Starbuck's holster is also on the left, when it should be on the right!
Lopresti cover

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

BSG70-Colonel Tigh
BSG70-Commander Adama
BSG70-Sheba
BSG70-Starbuck
BSG2000-Admiral Adama
BSG70-Apollo
BSG2000-Colonel Tigh
BSG2000-Apollo
BSG2000-President Roslin
BSG2000-Tom Zarek
BSG2000-Starbuck
BSG2000-Dr. Cottle
BSG2000-Chief Tyrol
BSG70-Commander Cain
BSG70-Kali


 

 

Didja Notice? 

 

The BSG70 characters use the term "light-yahren" here instead of "light-year", as they have previously in "Prison of Souls" Part 1 and the Galactica 1980 comic book.

 

On page 7 (and throughout the first three issues of the mini-series), Laura Roslin does not look anything at all like 50-some year old Mary McDonnell as seen in episodes of the BSG2000 TV series. She looks like some other woman entirely at about age 25!
Young, sexy President Roslin

 

On page 8, panel 1, BSG70-Starbuck's word balloon is coming from BSG70-Apollo instead.

 

The security personnel on BSG2000-Galactica here wear helmets and masks that make them look strangely like Cylon Centurions! Why would the Colonial military design something for normal use that looked anything like their robotic enemies? This look was never seen in the TV series. security helmet

 

When BSG70-Starbuck uses the word "felgercarb" as an expletive, BSG2000-Starbuck says it's a toothpaste. In BSG2000 Felgercarb was shown to be a brand of Tauron toothpaste in Starbuck's possession in "Someone To Watch Over Me". In BSG70, the word essentially means "shit".

 

When the officers of the BSG2000-Galactica see the BSG70-Apollo, they think he and Tom Zarek must be humanoid Cylons (the two characters were both portrayed by actor Richard Hatch on the two TV series), so Dr. Cottle runs blood tests on the pair and determines they're not Cylons because they have similar but minutely different DNA from each other, whereas actual Cylons would have identical DNA. This seems to make sense. Then Cottle goes on to say that he also ran blood tests on the other visitors from BSG70-Galactica and they're all clear. But the whole thing with the humanoid Cylons is that they are indistinguishable from humans except by BSG2000-Baltar's custom-designed Cylon detector, which he has allowed the fleet to think does not actually work, so Cottle should not currently have any medical method to distinguish the average human from a humanoid Cylon, no matter what universe they're from!

 

Zarek remarks to BSG70-Apollo that his father looked nothing like BSG70-Adama and goes on to say that his mother killed his father and then herself. However, in "Zarek" Part 1, it is shown that his father was killed by a Colonial Marine when Tom was 10 years old and his mother was assassinated later when he was an adult.

 

On page 21, BSG2000-Starbuck introduces BSG70-Starbuck to a game of poker taking place in the officer's lounge of BSG2000-Galactica. Normally, the officers of BSG2000-Galactica would be seen playing hands of triad instead, but references to poker were made in the BSG2000 universe in the Caprica episode "There is Another Sky". BSG70-Starbuck remarks that he's never heard of poker, but he was said to be heading for a poker game in the British Look-In magazine BSG comic strip story "Time Bomb".

 

As he prepares to join the poker game, BSG70-Starbuck says his money is called cubits. Cubits are a form of currency in both versions of BSG.


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