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Battlestar Galactica (1978) Edit
Ortega was a fictional military officer and a minor character featured in the Battlestar Galactica television series. Played by actor Frank Ashmore, he appeared in episode 1x18 of the original series, "Murder on the Rising Star". Ortega was a Colonial Warrior and a flight sergeant stationed aboard the Galactica. A rather unscrupulous man, he was not well-liked by his peers. Aboard the luxury ship, the Rising Star, Ortega and several others engaged in a public game of Triad. Ortega was very aggressive during the game, and focused his frustration on his rival, Starbuck. Starbuck and Ortega later exchanged heated words in the corridor. Moments later, Ortega was found dead. All signs pointed to Starbuck as the culprit, but in truth, the murderer was a man named Karibdis, whom Ortega had attempted to blackmail earlier, but paid for such effrontery with his life. Starbuck was put on trial, but eventually exonerated of Ortega's murder.