The Hand Of God

Battlestar GalacticaA crtical shortage of tylium ore, needed to fuel every ship in the Colonial fleet, could end humanity’s flight from the Cylons prematurely. A mission to find planets or asteroids rich in tylium finds a very promising candidate – but it’s an asteroid that’s crawling with Cylons, complete with a well-defended base. For lack of any better options that wouldn’t leave the fleet in more dire danger of exhausting its fuel, Commander Adama decides that the time has come for an all-or-nothing strike on the Cylon base. It’s not a risk-free plan, and it won’t come without casualties, but when the plan of attack begins to unravel it falls to Apollo to risk everything to complete the mission – by himself if necessary, and regardless of the risk.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson
directed by Jeff Woolnough
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Sam Witwer (Lt. Crashdown), Lorena Gale (Priest Elosha), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Cailin Stadnyk (Ensign Davis), Bodie Olmos (Costanza / Hot Dog), Luciana Carro (Katraine), Terry Chen (Perry / Chuckles), Christina Schild (Playa Kohn), Biski Gugushe (Hamilton), Paul Cummings (Pilot / Fireball), Camille Sullivan (Pilot / Stepchild)

Notes: The original Battlestar Galactica series’ first (and, arguably, only) season ended with an episode titled The Hand Of God, which also involved a risky attack on a Cylon base, though in a far different context than what is seen in this story.

Original UK Airdate: January 3, 2005

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