Jamie Hamilton

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Jamie Hamilton
Jamie Hamilton

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Colony Earth
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Introduced Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I
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Role Aide to Troy and Dillon, UBC reporter
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Portrayed by Robyn Douglass
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Jamie Hamilton doubles as a on-camera reporter for United Broadcasting Company's news program and guide to Warriors Troy and Dillon in their mission on Earth.

She first meets up with Troy and Dillon when she is headed to Los Angeles for a job interview as the on-camera reporter with UBC television news, having just come from the news station KENO in Reno, California. She assists them in locating Professor Donald Mortinson by dropping them off at the Pacific Institute of Technology. After the Warriors are arrested, she becomes embroiled with the competing interests of her new boss, Mr. Brooks, and the greater needs of both Earth and the Galacticans (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).

Due to her tenacity, she involves herself directly in the affairs of the Warriors, who are forced to whisk her off Earth and to Galactica, much to Commander Adama's chagrin. Despite Adama's initial misgivings, Dr. Zee finds that she is useful as a student of Earth history (she boasts that she was the recipient of a "straight 'A' average" in history, although the Galacticans don't understand the significance). Zee convinces Adama and the reluctant Warriors that they will need her knowledge if they are to thwart Commander Xaviar's plans to alter Earth's history by helping the Nazis in 1944 (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II).

After the mission, when she comes aboard Galactica, Adama prevails upon her to assist Troy and Dillon in their joint missions to help prepare Earth for contact with the Colonials, and to locate and stop Xaviar. Hamilton agrees to the assignment, as well as accepting her new job as a reporter for UBC (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).

She joins Troy and Dillon in heading back to Revolutionary America in an adventure which is not shown, but that takes place between "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III" and "The Super Scouts".

Troy and Dillon enlist Hamilton's aid to protect a group of kids, which she dubs the "Super Scouts", from the Fleet. She first finds out about them through Colonel Jack Sydell and, when three of the Scouts become ill, she helps them out with her basic medical knowledge (The Super Scouts, Part I). The children stay on Earth at the conclusion of the episode, and Hamilton becomes a sort of guardian for them (The Super Scouts).

When the renegade Xaviar returns, he attempts to kidnap the Galactica children, whom Hamilton has taken to play at a baseball camp where she's doing a story (Spaceball).

The rest of the time Hamilton appears to be occupied mostly with taking care of the Galactica children. She is left behind with the kids (The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I) while Troy and Dillon head to New York, and does not appear in the concluding episode. Again, her role in "Space Croppers" appears to be as chaperone.

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Jamie Hamilton's appearance in the novelization by Michael Resnick is very much in line with her appearance and actions in the pilot episode. However, there are a few noteworthy differences, including the fact that she quits United Broadcasting Corporation[1] and joins up with the Galacticans in their quest to stop Xaviar and help accelerate Earth's technological and social development.

Hamilton's experience also includes a major in history[2], in addition to 3 years of German in high school, with an additional 2 years in college.[3]

Notes

  • In the scripted episode, "The Day They Kidnapped Cleopatra"—as Galactica 1980 was canceled before shooting[4]—Hamilton again accompanied Troy and Dillon back in time as a history expert.
  • Romance develops between Jamie and Dillon in the unproduced script The Wheel of Fire. There is also a clear romance between Jamie and Dillon in the VHS release Conquest of the Earth which uses footage from several episodes of Galactica 1980. The scenes in which Jamie declares her love for Dillon are redubbed with the voice of a different actress.

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References

  1. Resnick, Michael (1981). Battlestar Galactica 5: Galactica Discovers Earth. Berkley Books, p. 160.
  2. Ibid., p. 81
  3. Ibid., p. 91
  4. Hise, James Van (c. 1980). "GALACTICA 1980: THE STORY EDITORS FOR GALACTICA 1980 DESCRIBE THE DEATH RATTLE OF THE SERIES". SFTV (Unknown): 31.