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As the process of refining the fleet's tyluim becomes difficult, the pressure is put on the workers to keep maintenance, while they in turn simply want better working conditions. A book written by Baltar and smuggled out into the fleet helps to tighten this tension in the "knuckle draggers" who feel they are being treated like a lower class.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: T715
Airdate: Sunday February 25th, 2007


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 17, 2007
NL (Sci-Fi) Sep 04, 2009

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Rekha Sharma
As Tory Foster
Recurring
David Patrick Green
As Xeno Fenner
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Aaron Douglas
As Galen Tyrol
Recurring
Nicki Clyne
As Cally
Recurring
Jennifer Halley
As Seelix
Recurring
Don Thompson
As Figurski
Recurring
Leah Cairns
As Racetrack
Recurring
Colin Lawrence
As Skulls
Recurring
Samantha Ferris
As Pollux
Recurring
Colin Corrigan
As Adama's Marine
Recurring
Wesley Salter
As Redford
Samuel Patrick Chu (1)
As Milo (credited as Samuel Chu)
Main Cast
Edward James Olmos
As William Adama
Mary McDonnell
As Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff
As Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
James Callis
As Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
As Number Six
Grace Park
As Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Episode Notes
Survivor count: 41,400

Series stars Jamie Bamber and Grace Park do not appear in this episode.

Seelix's first name is Diana.

Baltar was born on the colony of Aerelon.

This episode's bonus scene is set after Tyrol brings in new workers in which Cally continues to talk about the class distinction, noticing that the pool of people being drafted are from labour colonies.

For reasons unknown David Patrick Green was uncredited for his role when this episode aired. His name was added on DVD.



Episode Quotes
Adama: (to Roslin) Well, if the quarters become cramped, you're always welcome in one of my beds. (off her look) In a manner of speaking.

Roslin: Fenner - complaining about working conditions and deliveries and, uh, spare parts and compensation, if you can believe that. We're on the run for our lives and the guy wants to talk about overtime bonuses.

Xeno Fenner: You know, it's funny that when the gas flows, my phone calls don't get returned. But the minute there's a glitch in the fuel supply, I've got face time with the President and the Admiral? Hmm. Maybe we should just start having more glitches.
Roslin: Is that a threat?
Xeno Fenner: It's like the book says, "If you hear the people, you'll never have to fear the people."
Roslin: Did you say "the book"?
Xeno Fenner: Mm-hmm.
Roslin: Guards. Arrest this man for extortion and interrupting vital supplies during a time of war.

Tyrol: Why do I have such a hard time picturing you milking cows and shoveling manure?
Baltar: Lack of imagination.
Tyrol: Or maybe that your little tale is manure.

Adama: Are you aware that your deck gang is participating in work stoppage?
Tyrol: It's called a general strike, sir.
Adama: It's a mutiny. And do you know what we do with mutineers? We shoot them, Chief.

Adama: I'm gonna put her up against a bulkhead and I'm gonna shoot her as a mutineer.
Tyrol: Are you out of your frakking mind? Cally was just following my orders.
Adama: She's a ringleader, so she goes first. And then the rest of your deck gang. Figurski, Seelix, Pollux.
Tyrol: You won't do this. We have a son.
Adama: Understand me. The very survival of this ship may depend on someone getting an order that they don't want to do. And if they hesitate, if they feel that orders are sometimes optional, then this ship will perish. And so will your son. The entire human race. I don't want to do this, Chief, but I will put ten Callys up against the wall to make sure that this ship and this fleet are not destroyed.



Episode Goofs
When the guards are searching Baltar, he pulls the pages out while his pants are still up, but when it cuts to the next shot, his pants are down.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden  |  Michael Angeli
Supervising ProducerMichael Taylor (1)  |  Harvey Frand
ProducerMichael Rymer  |  Bradley Thompson  |  David Weddle
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerJames Halpern
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorJulius Ramsay  |  Anthony Redman
Line ProducerRon French
First Assistant DirectorBrad Jubenville (1)
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantBrodie Louie
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Assistant EditorIan Kezsbom  |  Shaheed Qaasim
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mike Olman
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorAnne Cofell
Production ManagerChris Rudolph
Sound MixerRick Bal
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects CoordinatorRoss Woo
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Location ScoutBonny Northcott
Visual Effects ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Post Production AssistantIan Maddox
Props AssistantRob Stecky
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Still PhotographerCarole Segal
Second Unit Director Of PhotographyJohn Drake (2)
First Assistant "B" CameraRob Devitt
2nd Assistant AccountantTony Lort
CGI SupervisorDoug Drexler
CGI ArtistKyle Toucher
Producers AssistantSian McArthur
VFX Set CoordinatorGreg Behrens
VFX CompositorChris Wood (1)  |  Nina Yoon
Color TimerKim Schneider
Location AssistantJessica Feskun  |  Jeff Hardy (2)  |  Marc Leveille
 
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