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Encyclopedia > Commander Adama

Commander Adama redirects here. For other uses of the term, see Commander Adama (disambiguation). The name Commander Adama refers to several individuals in the Battlestar Galactica universe. ...

Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica
Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica

Commander Adama is a fictional character in the 1978 movie and subsequent ABC television series Battlestar Galactica. He was played by Lorne Greene. Image File history File links Lornegreeneadama. ... Image File history File links Lornegreeneadama. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... Actor Lorne Green is best known for his role in Bonanza Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. ...


Adama is the commander of the great military vessel Battlestar Galactica, commander of the refugee fleet, and military commander of the evacuees of the Twelve Colonies. He is also the spiritual leader of the surviving Colonists, leading the quest for Earth. As such, Adama is central to the story arc of the series, and in some ways the saga revolves around him. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Twelve Colonies of Man was the main human civilization in the original 1978 science fiction film and television series Battlestar Galactica and the subsequent 2003 miniseries and 2004 series remake. ...


He has a daughter Athena and son Apollo who feature in the series. His wife Ila and his second son, Zac were killed in the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies. Maren Jensen as Athena Battlestar Galactica Lieutenant Athena is the name of a fictional character in the original Battlestar Galactica television series which ran on ABC from 1978 to 1979. ... Captain Apollo is the name of a fictitious character in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series. ... Ila can refer to: Manus son in indo-european myth. ... Zak Adama is a character on the science-fiction series Battlestar Galactica (original series). ... Old Cylon Centurion shown in a museum display in the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries The Cylons are a cybernetic civilization at war with the twelve colonies of humanity in the science fiction movie and television series Battlestar Galactica, in the original 1978/1980 series as well as the movie and... The Twelve Colonies of Man was the main human civilization in the original 1978 science fiction film and television series Battlestar Galactica and the subsequent 2003 miniseries and 2004 series remake. ...


Adama is a native of the planet Caprica, which is where he graduated from military academy. Early in his career Adama was involved in a parapsychological research project at the Colonial Military Institute. He flew with his executive officer Colonel Tigh in their younger days, and later served with Commander Kronus aboard the battlestar Rycon. Caprica is a fictional planet from both the original 1978 and new 2004 science fiction series, both called Battlestar Galactica. ... Colonel Tigh is the Executive Officer of Battlestar Galactica, and was played by Terry Carter. ...


As well as being a career military officer, Commander Adama is also a member of the Council of the Twelve, the governing body of the Colonies.


Adama was mistrustful of the Cylons at the time of the Peace Conference to end the Thousand Yahren War, and as a result the Galactica was the only battlestar to survive the Cylon sneak attack. Despite the destruction and great personal loss, Adama was able organize the survivors in an escape from the Cylons and lead them on the search for Earth. The Cylon War is a fictitious interstellar war that occurred in the Battlestar Galactica universe. ...


Adama is a fair and beloved leader, with almost unquestioned authority. He is a deeply religious man, and his visit to the planet Kobol and the Fleet's encounter with the Ship of Lights strengthened his belief that someday Earth would be found. Kobol is the name of a planet in the fictional movie and television series Battlestar Galactica. ...


Unlike his remake counterpart, William Adama, the original Adama was as much a politician (he was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve) as a military commander. Admiral William Adama is a fictional character in the Battlestar Galactica television series. ... The Twelve Colonies of Man was the main human civilization in the original 1978 science fiction film and television series Battlestar Galactica and the subsequent 2003 miniseries and 2004 series remake. ...


Aside from the 1978 original incarnation, he was one of the few Galactica crewmembers to reappear in the sequel series Galactica 1980. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Opening sequence for Galactica 1980 Galactica 1980 is a science-fiction television series, and a spin-off from the 1978-1979 series Battlestar Galactica. ...


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William Adama - Battlestar Wiki (2325 words)
William "Bill" Adama, a veteran of the Cylon War, is the commanding officer of the battlestar Galactica, and the highest ranking officer left in the Colonial Fleet.
William Adama was born H5/21290 on Caprica, the son of Joseph Adama and Evelyn Adama and raised in Qualai, a small coastal community (Hero).
Adama and Colonel Tigh plot a course to Ragnar Anchorage in the Miniseries.
William Adama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (952 words)
Adama was serving in the Colonial military as a Viper pilot when the first Cylon War broke out.
After the war ended, Adama would go on to marry his long time love Caroline Adama (her maiden name is unknown) and would eventually father two sons, Zak and Lee Adama (callsign Apollo).
Adama's career appears to have floundered after the war's end and he found himself serving on a commercial freighter, where he met and forged a lasting friendship with Saul Tigh.
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