The Resistance – Webisode 1

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Just over two months after the Cylon takeover of New Caprica, Tigh and Tyrol are quietly recruiting soldiers for a resistance effort and trying to gather weapons in secret. But not all of their recruits have survived, some of the weapons have been captured, and even among Galactica’s former Viper pilots, it’s becoming harder to find would-be heroes.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Emily Holmes (Nora), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

Notes: Designed to rebuild interest in the show after a longer-than-usual summer break – Galactica’s third season premiered not in July alongside new episodes from the Stargate franchise, but in October – the Resistance “webisodes” were posted on Sci-Fi Channel’s web site every Tuesday and Thursday. Early on, production of the webisodes hit a snag when a dispute arose between the Writer’s Guild of America and NBC Universal over reuse fees for web-only content; the WGA issued a notice to its members insisting that they not write scripts for web-exclusive material. The result was a two-month delay in production during which Universal filed a grievance against the WGA with the National Labor Relations Board. The outcome of that dispute has yet to be made public, though it delayed Sci-Fi’s rollout of the webisodes long enough to compress the release schedule to two per week, instead of the original intention to release one per week. Director Wayne Rose had already been serving as Galactica’s second unit director on several past episodes. Co-writer Bradley Thompson has said that the original title for the webisode story was Crossroads.

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The Resistance – Webisode 2

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Tyrol is disappointed to discover that he can’t even convince one of Galactica’s former fighter jocks to sign up with the underground resistance. Meanwhile, Tigh makes plans to hide a cache of weapons in one of the few places the Cylons might not discover them: in the house of the gods.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Carmen Moore (Sister Tivenan)

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The Resistance – Webisode 3

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Torn between his desire to start a family that he would need to protect, and to join the resistance before he has a family, former Viper jock “Duck” Clellan finds that he’s losing he faith in the gods. And under the cover of darkness, Tyrol and Tigh are praying to those gods that the cache of weapons they’ve just hidden in the colonial temple won’t be discovered.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Emily Holmes (Nora), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 4

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)The temple of the gods set up by the humans has thus far been left untouched by the Cylons, making it the perfect place for the resistance to hide weapons. But even the temple isn’t a safe hiding place – nor is it safe for anyone – when an open firefight with the Cylons ensues just outside.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Nicki Clyne (Cally), Emily Holmes (Nora)

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The Resistance – Webisode 5

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)After the death of his wife in a raid on the temple, Jammer discovers that there was a reason the Cylons attacked – and if he was apathetic about the resistanc before, he’s anything but sympathethic now.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 6

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is distraught over Duck’s loss, and makes his case to Tigh that there is a line that even the resistance can’t cross – and that line is now painted in the blood of innocent Colonial bystanders. But Tigh insists that the resistance isn’t responsible for Nora’s death, and that far more painful losses may be yet to come.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 7

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is rounded up by the Cylons and taken in for questioning about the attack on the temple. Tigh and Tyrol nervously wonder if the colonel has alienated Jammer and made him more likely to collaborate, or if their crewmate can hold out under interrogation.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 8

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is surprised to find that what awaits him isn’t a violent interrogation, but rather a cozy chat with a human-form Cylon – a bit too cozy. And yet he finds the offered prospects of peaceful coexistence and a normal life to have some appeal.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Matthew Bennett (Doral), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 9

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer finds Tyrol waiting for him when he’s released from the Cylon detention center. Though Jammer insists that he gave the Cylons nothing under interrogation, Tyrol is uncertain about where his friend’s loyalties lie. And as Duck mourns his own loss, he tries to sort through his mixed feelings about who was really to blame for Nora’s death.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 10

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)After the christening of Tyrol and Cally’s baby, Jammer sits in on a resistance meeting and learns that Tigh is planning a strike in an area near a hospital – and when the wisdom of that plan is questioned, Tigh says that the people there will “just have to take their chances.” Duck reveals that he’s joined the Cylons’ New Caprica Police – an army of human collaborators helping the Cylons keep the “peace” – but promises Tyrol that he’ll be a double agent. Faced with the prospect of helping to cause the loss of innocent lives, Jammer wrestles with his conscience – and realizes that he has a choice.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Carmen Moore (Sister Tivenan)

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