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Encyclopedia > Lieutenant Starbuck
Starbuck

Lt. Starbuck as seen in The Return of Starbuck
Race Human
Gender Male
Portrayed by Dirk Benedict
Rank Lieutenant
Affiliation Colonials

Lieutenant Starbuck, played by Dirk Benedict, is a character in the 1970s science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. Starbuck is a Viper starfighter pilot, gambler, womanizer and smoker. He is involved with Lieutenant Athena and Socialator Cassiopeia, and best friend of Captain Apollo. His godson in Galactica 1980 is Doctor Zee. Captain Kara Starbuck Thrace, played by Katee Sackhoff, is a fictional character in the television series Battlestar Galactica, a reimagining of the classic series of the same name. ... Image File history File links Ltstarbuck. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) is an American movie and television actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lt. ... Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) is an American movie and television actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lt. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... 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. ... Cassiopeia was a fictional character in the original Battlestar Galactica 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. ... Opening sequence for Galactica 1980 Galactica 1980 is a science-fiction television series, and a spin-off from the 1978-1979 series Battlestar Galactica. ... Doctor Zee was a recurring character in the short lived science fiction series Galactica 1980. ...


Orphaned at a very young age, Starbuck never knew his parents. The man known as Chameleon (Fred Astaire in the episode "The Man with Nine Lives") is discovered to be Starbuck's father, but Chameleon does not reveal this fact to his son. Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ...


Starbuck is very close to the family of Commander Adama, who refers to Starbuck as a man "he loves like a son" (Galactica 1980: Return of Starbuck). Commander Adama redirects here. ...


Starbuck is well renowned as an excellent fighter pilot, but nonetheless manages to crash a Viper several times ('The Long Patrol', 'The Young Warriors', 'The Return of Starbuck') and a shuttle at least once ('Gun on Ice Planet Zero'). Lt. ...

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Starbuck returned for one episode, "The Return of Starbuck", in Galactica 1980. This episode (which is Dirk Benedict's personal favourite out of all of his performances) involved Starbuck crashing on a barren planet after fighting off a Cylon attack. Starbuck rebuilds one of the Cylons, 'Cy', who eventually sacrifices himself to defend against a second Cylon attack. Starbuck also rescues a woman, Angela, also marooned on the planet, and constructs a makeshift escape vessel to return Angela to the fleet. Lt. ... Opening sequence for Galactica 1980 Galactica 1980 is a science-fiction television series, and a spin-off from the 1978-1979 series Battlestar Galactica. ... 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 Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, in the original 1978/1980 series and movie, as well as the 2003 reimagining. ... Cy is the name of a Cylon Centurion from the Galactica 1980 episode The Return of Starbuck. Cy is a Cylon centurion rebuilt from three crashed centurions and a crashed Cylon Raider to provide Lieutenant Starbuck a companion on the planet on which he and the Cylons crashed. ...


"The Wheel of Fire", an unproduced Galactica 1980 episode, reveals that Starbuck was eventually rescued by the beings from the Ship of Lights and that the entire affair was set up by them, to test whether Starbuck was worthy to join them. Starbuck passes the test and becomes one of the Ship's crew. The Ship of Lights was an advanced spacecraft from the original Battlestar Galactica, first seen in the episode War of the Gods. ...


The re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series episode You Can't Go Home Again gives a nod to this episode. In the episode, Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace crashes on a deserted planet and must repair a Cylon Raider to rejoin the fleet. Battlestar Galactica. ... You Cant Go Home Again is an episode of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica televison series. ... Cylon may refer to: Cylon of Athens The Cylons in Battlestar Galactica. ... Things, People, Places named Raider or Raiders. ...


 
 

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