Battlestar Galactica

Trivia: The pilot crests (worn by Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, among others) on their collars were actually U.S. Army Military Intelligence Class A uniform crests.

Trivia: The patch worn on the Rising Star medical uniforms is actually the shield for the United States Air Force Academy.

Trivia: Episode 18 - "Baltar's Escape": This is likely a mistake, but it's a self-excusing one that, if intentional, was a nice bit of inspired continuity. In "The Man with Nine Lives", a Colonial Warrior, played by an actor not seen previously, is guarding new recruits that are confined in their quarters awaiting security clearance. He not only freely gives out classified information, but is eventually overpowered by two phony recruits and locked in a supply closet. Then, in "Baltar's Escape", the same actor appears as a member of the Council of 12's security team. It's likely the film makers thought no one would recognize him, but given the disdain that Colonial warriors have for the Council's security people, it is fitting to see this failed Warrior reassigned to the Council - a nice touch, even if not intentional.


Trivia: Two of the Agro ships are destroyed by the Cylons in an attack and the third is badly damaged. The Agro ships are the same ships from the classic sci fi film Silent Running and the film footage of them blowing up was taken from the film with Cylon attack ships edited in.

Trivia: The oscillating red eye of the Cylons was the inspiration for the scanner mounted in KITT's front grill on Knight Rider.

Movie Nut

More mistakes in Battlestar Galactica

Commander Adama: Mr. President, a wall of unidentified craft is closing in on the fleet.
Baltar: Possibly a Cylon welcoming commitee.
Commander Adama: Sir, may I suggest we launch a 'welcoming commitee' of our own?

More quotes from Battlestar Galactica

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.