Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1

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Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica 1
An issue of the Dynamite series.
Issue No. 1
Writer(s) Peter David
Penciller(s) Johnny Desjardins
Inker(s) Johnny Desjardins
Colorist(s) Mohan
Letterer(s) Taylor Esposito
Editor(s)
Cover Artist(s) John Cassaday & Laura Martin (Cover A)
Johnny Desjardins (Cover B)
Adaptation of
Published January 10, 2018
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Collected in
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ISBN 725130262776
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Summary

At last! The epic story you've been dying to see is here, a galaxy and timeline-spanning saga bringing the two very different (and yet so very much alike) crews of the Battlestar Galacticas series together. But don't expect this historic meeting of heroes to be friendly: they have no idea why they have been brought together, or what the result of this unprecedented meeting is. And it starts here as the legendary Commander Cain and the crew of the Pegasus are revealed to be alive, and have encountered an individual they never thought they would meet: the last Cylon. All this has happened before, but there will NEVER be anything like it again![1]

Plot

Chapter 1

  • Pegasus jumps away from the two Cylon basestars that they attacked at Gamoray.
  • Tyr reports that the majority of damage occurred on Pegasus's portside, and that the engines barely managed the lightspeed jump. With low fuel, they're able to only sustain forward motion until they can replenish. Furthermore, the hull is damaged, but can be repaired given time.
  • Cain replies that, with their engines dead and Galactica also believing them to be dead, they have nothing but time.
  • Two sectares later, Cain records a letter to Sheba. He notes that he considers giving up command, so that he may relieve himself of the burden and rest while thinking about his daughter's fate. He further notes that repairs to the hull are as complete as they can make them.
  • His executive officer, Iollas, enters his quarters without knocking. Cain chides him for this, and they discuss whether or not Earth exists; Cain believes it doesn't, and that it is a "fairy tale" that Adama and his flock of survivors tell themselves in order to get through their exodus from their destroyed Colonies.
  • Cain receives a call from the bridge, asking for his presence.
  • Tyr reports that they're receiving a distress beacon from a dead planet, which activated shortly after they entered the sector. Before they can discuss further, they receive a direct hail from a bi-pedaled creature. She asks if they are "hoomans," to which Cain replies in the affirmative. She requests a face-to-face meeting on the planet surface.
  • Iollas offers to go to the surface in Cain's stead, but Cain dismisses the offer.

Notes

Timeline

Incongruences

  • As is the case throughout the Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica series, the artistic depictions of the ships (and even persons) between the two different universes are either interchanged, or swapped entirely.
  • With regard to characters, Pegasus executive officer Tolan that had been featured in "The Living Legend" is unmentioned—and quite possibly either forgotten about or ignored by the author for reasons unknown—and an older character named Iollas assumes this role instead. Of note, Iollas himself is neither seen nor mentioned in future issues of Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica.

Nods

  • Cain's comment of "Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up command" is a likely nod to Lloyd Bridges' character of "Steve McCroskey" in Airplane! and its sequel. This is due to McCroskey being known for his "looks like I picked the wrong day to give up [on something]" statements during stressful situations the something being either "smoking," "sniffing glue," et cetera.


Analysis

Questions

Noteworthy Dialogue

Official Statements

Related Imagery

Covers

Other Incentives

Earlier Unused Iterations

The following are unused concept covers that differ from the final released product.

Preview Pages

Please Note: These are used for promotional purposes by the publisher, and are provided here in the same vein.

References

  1. Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica #1 (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 10 October 2019.