Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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The Eye of Jupiter 

The crew of Galactica makes a stop at the barren Algae planet.


Michael Rymer


Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Mark Verheiden | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon / Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure ... Lt. Anastasia Dualla
Lucy Lawless ... D'Anna Biers
Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders


The Galactica has been harvesting food on the algae planet for some weeks now when Chief Tyrol comes across a cave that indicates it may be the Temple of Five containing a marker, the Eye of Jupiter, left behind by the 13th tribe meant to point the way to Earth. Just as Adama and Roslin are getting an update on the find, four Basestars appear but do not attack. Rather, the Cylons have a proposition for them: give the the Eye of Jupiter and all hostilities will cease. Adama and Roslin agree that under no circumstances will they surrender the find. To complicate matters further, Lt. Gaeta determines that the nearby sun is about to go supernova. Meanwhile, Boomer tells Athena that her baby, Hera, is alive but not well. Neither Athena nor Helo believe it but after getting the truth from Roslin, Adama confirms that it's true. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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TV Guide screened this episode in Landmark movie theaters in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis, on the night before its initial Sci Fi Channel airing. See more »


At 08:35, when the Chief is following his instinct and walking up into the hills towards the camera, in the lower left corner of the frame, visible in the far distance, is a section of Earth-style freeway, with a number of vehicles traveling along it. See more »


Dr. Gaius Baltar: [Walking through Galactica with the Cylon delegation] I can't believe how much I actually miss this place.
Number Six: You know you can't return. They'd toss you out the nearest airlock and then throw a party.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Yes, I know. Still, I can't help feeling I'm finally home.
Number Six: If you're really a Cylon, one of the final five, then these feelings are just part of your programming, part of your cover.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: And if I'm a human being after all, if I'm not one of the final five, then this is the last chance I'll get to see my ...
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