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Aliases: Commander Adama
Series: Battlestar Galactica
Gender: Male
Notability: Main character
Occupation: Military personnel
Race: Caprican
Location: Battlestar Galactica
Relatives: Apollo [1]
Zak [2]
Athena [3]
Status: Alive
First: "Saga of a Star World (Part 1)"
Final: "The Return of Starbuck"
Actor: Lorne Greene

Adama is a fictional military leader and a main character featured in the Battlestar Galactica television franchise. Played by actor Lorne Greene, he was first introduced in the 1978 pilot-movie, "Saga of a Star World" from the original Battlestar Galactica television series. Lorne Greene was the only regular cast member to return to the show's unofficially dubbed "season two", which was a short-lived spin-off program called Galactica 1980. He was credited in all ten episodes of the series. The character of Adama was re-imagined for the 2003 Battlestar Galactica television miniseries and its subsequent 2004 regular series where he given the full name of William Adama and was played by actor Edward James Olmos.

Overview Edit

Adama was the Commander of the Battlestar Galactica, the flagship of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. He was the father of Colonial Viper pilots Apollo and Zak as well as communications officer Athena. Adama served on the Quorum of Twelve representing his homeworld Caprica. Due to the actions of the Colony traitor Baltar, the Council of the Twelve were all killed by a massive Cylon attack, leaving Adama as the elder statesman of the surviving Colonials. Taking command of the Galactica - now the last of the great Battlestars, he pledged to lead a fleet of refugee civilians away from the Cylons on a quest to find aid from a mythical lost thirteenth colony - a world known as Earth.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of Adama was created by executive producer, developer and teleplay writer Glen A. Larson.
  • The name Adama is taken from a city in central Ethiopia and the previous capital of the Oromia Region. [4]

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  1. Son; survivor.
  2. Son; deceased.
  3. Daughter; survivor.
  4. 2009 CIA map marks Nazrēt (Adama) as an administrative (regional) capital.