209 - Flight of the Phoenix Season 2
Posted 22 September 2006 - 04:59 PM
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Flight of the Phoenix - Screen Shots
EPISODE NUMBER - 209
ORIGINAL U.S. AIR DATE - 09.16.05
WRITTEN BY - David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
DIRECTED BY - Michael Rymer
The Galactica is struck with a Cylon computer virus that threatens to kill the crew, forcing Adama to go to their Cylon prisoner. Chief Tyrol throws himself into the impossible task of building a Viper from scratch.
Commander Adama is keenly aware that morale is at a low point after what he terms "months on the run with little to show for it but casualties and deteriorating conditions."
Chief Tyrol, still haunted by his memories of the first Cylon Sharon, is in a bleak mood. He verbally spars with Capt. Lee Adama and gets into a drunken punch-up with Helo, who remains romantically committed to the current avatar of Sharon.
After sending one more dilapidated Viper to the scrap heap, Tyrol vents his frustration by attempting to build a new plane from salvaged parts. His seemingly impossible mission generates cynicism at first, then growing respect and eventually a full team effort that pulls in even the skeptical Col. Tigh.
Meanwhile, a Cylon virus penetrates the Galactica's computers. It wreaks havoc by creating dangerous power surges, an unscheduled engine ignition and a near-fatal oxygen shut-down. Once the virus is identified by Gaius Baltar as a Cylon "logic bomb," Sharon, who remains imprisoned in the Galactica's brig, is enlisted to defuse a threat that she immediately recognizes as the prelude to a Cylon assault.
Adama orders the fleet to jump to new coordinates while the Galactica stays behind to wipe the virus from its computers and contend with a massive assault by more than 200 Cylon Raiders. Though Sharon's motivations are in doubt ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â do the Cylons really pose a danger to her unborn child, or is she working some deep Cylon agenda? ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â she turns the computer virus against the attacking Cylon fleet and enables the Galactica and her vastly outnumbered Viper squadrons to win the battle without taking any casualties.
Flush with the thrill of victory, the crew's spirits soar higher still when Tyrol's lab project takes flight ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â as a powerful new model of stealth ship that they name the Blackbird.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:45 PM
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