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"Murder on the Rising Star" is the eighteenth episode of season one of the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. The episode was directed by Rod Holcomb with a teleplay written by Donald P. Bellisario, Jim Carlson, and Terrence McDonnell based on a story treatment by Michael Sloan. The episode first aired on ABC on February 18th, 1979.

Synopsis Edit

On the luxury ship, the Rising Star, Starbuck, Apollo and Boomer engage in an aggressive game of Triad. Things get tense between Starbuck and a rival player and pilot named Ortega and the two exchange heated words with one another after the game. When Ortega turns up dead, all eyes turn towards Starbuck. He is arrested and awaits trial, but only those closest to him believe that he is innocent. In a desperate measure to save his friend, Apollo must enlist the aid of his worst enemy - Baltar!

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number: 50924. [2]
  • Actor Noah Hathaway, who plays Boxey, is credited but does not make an appearance in this episode.

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  2. TV Rage.com; Battlestar Galactica, "Murder on the Rising Star"; Episde Info.


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