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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica Part 5 "Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica" Part 5
Battlestar Galactica: BSG vs. BSG #5
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Edu Menna
Colorist: Mohan
Letterer: Taylor Exposito
Colors by Natalia Marques

Cover A by Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz
Published: 2018

 

The two Galacticas go toe-to-toe.

 

Didja Know?

 

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

 

The Roberto Castro cover of this issue has BSG70-Starbuck's holster on his left leg, when it should be on the right.
Roberto Castro cover

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

BSG70-Commander Cain
BSG70-Kali
BSG70-Sheba
BSG70-Count Iblis
BSG2000-Colonel Tigh
BSG2000-Admiral Adama
BSG2000-Athena
BSG2000-Chief Tyrol
BSG2000-Apollo
BSG2000-Starbuck
BSG2000-Gaeta
BSG2000-Cally
BSG70-Starbuck


Didja Notice? 

 

On page 1, the BSG70-Pegasus looks like the BSG2000-Galactica.

 

As in the previous issue ("Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica" Part 4), BSG70-Commander Cain is depicted with the face and uniform of BSG70-Commander Adama.

 

BSG70-Kali and BSG70-Count Iblis have a romantic relationship.

 

On page 4, BSG70-Kali implies that her people, the original, reptilian Cylon race, were largely peaceful and tried to stop the rise of the robots that she had invented.

 

When the BSG70-Galactica demands BSG2000-Athena be turned over for questioning, they give BSG2000-Galactica one centar to do so. BSG2000-Colonel Tigh doesn't know what a centar is and remarks, "Isn't that one of those half man/half horse things?" A centaur is a part-human, part-horse creature in Greek mythology. The Colonial unit of time measure called a centar is the equivalent of an hour.

 

The BSG70-Galactica is seen to use a similar odd-looking "shuttle" as the BSG70-Pegasus has used in past issues of this mini-series.
weird shuttle

 

In this issue, the Vipers from the BSG70-Galactica appear to be same style as the BSG2000 Mark II Vipers.

 

On page 16, BSG70-Starbuck is wearing a BSG2000-style flight helmet. But on page 18, he's suddenly wearing a BSG70-style helmet (but with a visor on it!).

 

On page 17, BSG2000-Starbuck says she's already died and come back. This would indicate the story takes place after her death in the episode "Maelstrom" and "return" in "Crossroads" Part 2. Yet, the four fleet members of the Cylon Final Five do not yet know who they really are in this story (as implied by Kali in "Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica" Part 3), which they should already know if these events take place after BSG2000-Starbuck's return from the dead.


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