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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
  
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=== Battle at Gemini ===
  
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* Professor {{1880|Baltar}} gloats over the "short, brutal and one-sided" victory against "[[aethership]]s piloted by ''dreamers''"—those dreamers being ''{{1880|Galactica}}'' and its small flotilla. In sum, that small fleet and {{1880|Gemini}} have been destroyed.
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* As Baltar issues his demand to the remaining [[Twelve Colonial Empires|ten Colonies]], [[Lu-c-fer]] cuts the transmission to update Baltar on their status. The battle against ''Galactica'' cost them dearly with over 50% of their forces destroyed and another 20% ineffective. Were they to attack {{1880|Sagitaria}} at their current strength, they would only have a 10.4% chance of success.
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* After a reluctant Baltar agrees to Lu-c-fer's course of action—to return to {{1880|Gamoray}} for reinforcements while the humans consider Baltar's demands—Baltar completes his gloating transmission.
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=== Helia ===
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* The despondent [[Crown Prince]] {{1880|Adama}} views {{1880|Baltar}}'s transmission, fearing {{1880|Adama|his father}} has died. {{1880|Boomer}} assures Apollo that Adama is simply too stubborn for such a fate, and shares with Apollo a discovery {{1880|Jolly}} uncovered.
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* Baltar's plans for the next evolution of [[Cylonics]] were to integrate a human mind into the [[Cylonic Centurion]], as it would take only one human mind to control them as opposed to five [[punchcard]] Cylonic brains.
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* Buoyed by this, Jolly began testing his hypothesis against a Cylonic Centurion's head (separated from a body in the construction facility).
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* Jolly discovers a connection that fits into a port in his prosthesis, and makes a connection. He is overwhelmed and hears the summons from [[Lu-c-fer]] to return to {{1880|Gamoray}}. Boomer manages to unplug Jolly from the device. Jolly informs both Apollo and Boomer of his findings, convincing them to strike Gamoray instead of rushing to defend {{1880|Sagitaria}}.
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* {{1880|Iblis}} reports to Apollo that he's completed repairs on four freighters, which will be enough to allow the escape of the entire prison population. Iblis also voices his support to Jolly's choice of target.
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=== The Remains of Carillion ===
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* The {{1880|Ovions}} bring their captives from ''{{1880|Starchaser}}'' into the caverns under the remains of [[Carillion]].
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* {{1880|Starbuck}} tells {{1880|Athena}} that it is entirely possible that they're being lead to their slaughter, as rumors of Ovions using {{1880|Warriors}} and others as food sources during the [[Ovion Wars]] were abundant.
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* They find themselves in Queen {{1880|Lotay}}'s chamber, with Lotay herself still alive and well. Her subject presents the prisoners to Lotay, claiming they disrespect her by returning to the very planet the humans destroyed.
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* Starbuck turns to speak, but {{1880|Boxey}} informs Starbuck that the Ovions are matriarchal. As such, Starbuck tells Athena that she should speak to them, and offers advice: "Be strong."
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* Athena takes this to heart, becoming a force to contend with much to Starbuck's astonishment. Athena explains why they landed on Carillion, and upon Lotay's questioning why they hadn't simply returned to their home planet, she informs Lotay that {{1880|Baltar}} and his [[Cylonics]] laid waste to {{1880|Caprica}}.
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* Lotay insultingly questions what they intend to do about that, half-expecting for the humans to "roll over and beg as the dogs you are." Athena replies they intend to strike back and ask for the Ovions help, noting that Baltar went beyond his orders when launching [[Battle of Carillion|his destructive attack upon Carillion]].
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* Lotay calls Athena out, publicly declaring that they are aware of Athena's complicit nature in the creation of the Cylonics they now fight, and her role in the Ovion Wars. Athena offers herself up for a war crimes tribunal and acceptance of any ruling against her, including her own execution, in return for the Ovions' assistance against Baltar.
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=== The Aether ===
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* On course to {{1880|Gemini}}, the four transports from [[Helia]] attempt to reach ''{{1880|Galactica}}''. {{1880|Jolly}} reports that he has sent a [[punchcard]] [[aether message]], hoping that ''Galactica'' may pick up on that.
  
 
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Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3
An issue of the Dynamite series.
Issue No. 3
Writer(s) Tony Lee
Penciller(s) Aneke
Inker(s)
Colorist(s) Alex Starling
Letterer(s) Marshall Dillon
Editor(s)
Cover Artist(s) Ardian Syaf (Cover A)
Sergio Fernandez Davila (Cover B)
Adaptation of
Published October 8, 2014
Collects
Collected in
Reprints
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ISBN 725130219275
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Summary

As Starbuck and Athena face a terrifying enemy under Carillion, and Apollo, Boomer and Jolly face Baltar's Cylonic Giants, the Aethership Galactica heads to Gemini to stop an invasion! But will it be their greatest battle - or their LAST? Come with us on this Steampunk re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee![1]

Plot

Battle at Gemini

  • Professor Baltar gloats over the "short, brutal and one-sided" victory against "aetherships piloted by dreamers"—those dreamers being Galactica and its small flotilla. In sum, that small fleet and Gemini have been destroyed.
  • As Baltar issues his demand to the remaining ten Colonies, Lu-c-fer cuts the transmission to update Baltar on their status. The battle against Galactica cost them dearly with over 50% of their forces destroyed and another 20% ineffective. Were they to attack Sagitaria at their current strength, they would only have a 10.4% chance of success.
  • After a reluctant Baltar agrees to Lu-c-fer's course of action—to return to Gamoray for reinforcements while the humans consider Baltar's demands—Baltar completes his gloating transmission.

Helia

  • The despondent Crown Prince Adama views Baltar's transmission, fearing his father has died. Boomer assures Apollo that Adama is simply too stubborn for such a fate, and shares with Apollo a discovery Jolly uncovered.
  • Baltar's plans for the next evolution of Cylonics were to integrate a human mind into the Cylonic Centurion, as it would take only one human mind to control them as opposed to five punchcard Cylonic brains.
  • Buoyed by this, Jolly began testing his hypothesis against a Cylonic Centurion's head (separated from a body in the construction facility).
  • Jolly discovers a connection that fits into a port in his prosthesis, and makes a connection. He is overwhelmed and hears the summons from Lu-c-fer to return to Gamoray. Boomer manages to unplug Jolly from the device. Jolly informs both Apollo and Boomer of his findings, convincing them to strike Gamoray instead of rushing to defend Sagitaria.
  • Iblis reports to Apollo that he's completed repairs on four freighters, which will be enough to allow the escape of the entire prison population. Iblis also voices his support to Jolly's choice of target.

The Remains of Carillion

  • The Ovions bring their captives from Starchaser into the caverns under the remains of Carillion.
  • Starbuck tells Athena that it is entirely possible that they're being lead to their slaughter, as rumors of Ovions using Warriors and others as food sources during the Ovion Wars were abundant.
  • They find themselves in Queen Lotay's chamber, with Lotay herself still alive and well. Her subject presents the prisoners to Lotay, claiming they disrespect her by returning to the very planet the humans destroyed.
  • Starbuck turns to speak, but Boxey informs Starbuck that the Ovions are matriarchal. As such, Starbuck tells Athena that she should speak to them, and offers advice: "Be strong."
  • Athena takes this to heart, becoming a force to contend with much to Starbuck's astonishment. Athena explains why they landed on Carillion, and upon Lotay's questioning why they hadn't simply returned to their home planet, she informs Lotay that Baltar and his Cylonics laid waste to Caprica.
  • Lotay insultingly questions what they intend to do about that, half-expecting for the humans to "roll over and beg as the dogs you are." Athena replies they intend to strike back and ask for the Ovions help, noting that Baltar went beyond his orders when launching his destructive attack upon Carillion.
  • Lotay calls Athena out, publicly declaring that they are aware of Athena's complicit nature in the creation of the Cylonics they now fight, and her role in the Ovion Wars. Athena offers herself up for a war crimes tribunal and acceptance of any ruling against her, including her own execution, in return for the Ovions' assistance against Baltar.

The Aether

Notes

Analysis

Questions

Noteworthy Dialogue

Related Imagery

Covers

Even though the covers are not identified with letter designations on the cover identification sheet inside of the issue, they are used below for consistency and order purposes.

Preview Pages

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

References

  1. Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #3 (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 30 June 2019.


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