Battlestar Galactica Poster # 1 Cylons Battle


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The Cylons are put on the defensive as one of their raiders is destroyed by a powerful blast from it’s elusive quarry, the Battlestar Galactica. In a distant star system, the Twelve Colonies Of Mankind were reaching the end of a thousand-year war with the Cylons, warrior robots created by a reptilian race which expired long ago, presumably destroyed by their own creations. Humanity was ultimately defeated in a sneak attack on their homeworlds by the Cylons, carried out with the help of a human traitor, Count Baltar (John Colicos). Protected by the last surviving capital warship, a “battlestar” called Galactica, the survivors fled in any ships that were available to them. The Commander of the Galactica, Adama (Lorne Greene), led this “rag-tag fugitive fleet” of 220 ships in search of a new home. They began a quest to find the long-lost thirteenth tribe of humanity that had settled on a legendary planet called Earth. However, the Cylons continued to relentlessly pursue them across the galaxy. The Galactica is capable of light-speed travel, although while escorting its refugee fleet it must limit her speed to that of the slowest ship. It has a complement of about 150 Vipers: 25 surviving fighters from its own pre-Holocaust squadrons,42 from the other battlestars at the Peace Conference, and the remainder being transfers from the Pegasus. The Galactica also has a complement of shuttles. Unlike similar civilian models, these transport craft include military gear for detecting electronic emissions from other spacecraft, and drop chutes for paratroop assaults. In addition, the Galactica has armored, tracked ground vehicles known as “landrams” and “snowrams.” These are armed with a single heavy laser cannon in an open turret on the roof, and are landed by shuttles. The Galactica carries a large number of manually aimed laser batteries, both for anti-aircraft defense against fighters and for engaging other capital ships. As to purely defensive measures, the Galactica is protected by both “electronic shields” and a heavy metal double-pocket hatch shield that covers its panoramic bridge viewport; the latter is closed in “positive shield” state and open in “negative shield” state. However, while these might provide limited protection, they are insufficient to guard against suicide ramming runs by Cylon raiders or pulsar-cannon fire from Cylon base ships. The Galactica also has the ability to project a broad cone of energy, wide enough to cover much of one hemisphere of an Earth-sized planet, that is powerful enough to destroy ballistic missiles and their nuclear warheads.

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