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* {{inlineref|protein}}: another type of food
 
* {{inlineref|protein}}: another type of food
 
* {{inlineref|protest}}: the equivalent of saying "objection" in a Colonial Tribunal ([[TOS]]: "[[Murder on the Rising Star]]")
 
* {{inlineref|protest}}: the equivalent of saying "objection" in a Colonial Tribunal ([[TOS]]: "[[Murder on the Rising Star]]")
* {{inlineref|proton energizers}}: a type of weapon on an [[Eastern Alliance destroyer]] ([[TOS]]: "[[Experiment in Terra]]")
 
 
* {{inlineref|pulse scrambled code}}: secure method of communication used by the [[Colonial Fleet (TOS)|Colonial Fleet]] ([[TOS]]: "[[The Lost Warrior]]")
 
* {{inlineref|pulse scrambled code}}: secure method of communication used by the [[Colonial Fleet (TOS)|Colonial Fleet]] ([[TOS]]: "[[The Lost Warrior]]")
 
* '''[[pyramid (TOS)|pyramid]]''': a card game, similar to [[w:poker|poker]]
 
* '''[[pyramid (TOS)|pyramid]]''': a card game, similar to [[w:poker|poker]]
 
* '''[[quadrant]]''': region of space, see also [[Sector]]. Usually named after a Greek letter, or (less frequently) a star system or planet.
 
* '''[[quadrant]]''': region of space, see also [[Sector]]. Usually named after a Greek letter, or (less frequently) a star system or planet.
* '''[[scanner]]''': term for a computer monitor and television set
 
 
* {{inlineref|scorpius}}: likely term for a scorpion; [[Maga]] comments that [[Borellian Nomen]] have the patience of such a creature, he also comments that the name "Borellian Nomen" strike fear at the hearts of those who hear it like the scorpius ([[TOS]]: "[[The Man with Nine Lives]]")  
 
* {{inlineref|scorpius}}: likely term for a scorpion; [[Maga]] comments that [[Borellian Nomen]] have the patience of such a creature, he also comments that the name "Borellian Nomen" strike fear at the hearts of those who hear it like the scorpius ([[TOS]]: "[[The Man with Nine Lives]]")  
 
* '''[[sector]]''': region of space or planet, see also [[Quadrant]]. Usually named after a Greek letter (space sectors), or a geographic formation on the surface of a planet (geographic sector, e.g. [[Sector Hekla]] on the planet [[Arcta]]")
 
* '''[[sector]]''': region of space or planet, see also [[Quadrant]]. Usually named after a Greek letter (space sectors), or a geographic formation on the surface of a planet (geographic sector, e.g. [[Sector Hekla]] on the planet [[Arcta]]")
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* '''[[spacedrome]]''': a space port ([[TOS]]: "[[Saga of a Star World]]")
 
* '''[[spacedrome]]''': a space port ([[TOS]]: "[[Saga of a Star World]]")
 
* '''star speed''': a speed which is used by [[Eastern Alliance]] ([[TOS]]: "[[Greetings from Earth]]")
 
* '''star speed''': a speed which is used by [[Eastern Alliance]] ([[TOS]]: "[[Greetings from Earth]]")
* {{inlineref|tape coder}}: a voice recording device; [[Thane]] successfully passes off a [[hand mine]] as a device ([[TOS]]: "[[The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II]]")
 
 
* {{inlineref|telecom}}: an internal communications phone aboard ''Galactica'' ([[TOS]]: "[[Fire in Space]]")
 
* {{inlineref|telecom}}: an internal communications phone aboard ''Galactica'' ([[TOS]]: "[[Fire in Space]]")
 
* {{inlineref|tinhead}}: epithet used to describe Cylons ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")
 
* {{inlineref|tinhead}}: epithet used to describe Cylons ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")
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* '''[[tylium]]''': a fuel source, highly combustible ([[TOS]]: "[[Fire in Space]]")
 
* '''[[tylium]]''': a fuel source, highly combustible ([[TOS]]: "[[Fire in Space]]")
 
* '''[[daggit|wardaggit]]''': "war dog" ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")
 
* '''[[daggit|wardaggit]]''': "war dog" ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")
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== Technology ==
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* {{inlineref|gyro capacitors}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s stabilizer system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout">As noted from [[Sheba]]'s [[scanner]] readout in "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]". [[:File:LL1 - Viper Technical Readout.png|Refer to this image.]]</ref>
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* {{inlineref|laser controllers}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s weapon system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
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* {{inlineref|otron extensions}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s weapon system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
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* {{inlineref|point diverters}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s weapon system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
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* {{inlineref|proton activators}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s weapon system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
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* {{inlineref|proton energizers}}: a type of weapon on an [[Eastern Alliance destroyer]] ([[TOS]]: "[[Experiment in Terra]]")
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* '''[[scanner]]''': term for a computer monitor and television set
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* {{inlineref|tape coder}}: a voice recording device; [[Thane]] successfully passes off a [[hand mine]] as a device ([[TOS]]: "[[The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II]]")
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* {{inlineref|transmit tek}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s stabilizer system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
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* {{inlineref|zonar modules}}: component of a {{TOS|Viper}}'s stabilizer system ([[TOS]]: "[[The Living Legend, Part I]]")<ref name="sheba-readout"/>
  
 
== Military Jargon ==
 
== Military Jargon ==

Latest revision as of 21:45, 29 November 2019

For terms used in separate continuity and unproduced script sources, see: List of terms (TOS alternate).
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Battlestar Galactica Terminology


The Colonials and Cylons employ a distinct nomenclature of military jargon, colloquialisms, sayings, and technical terms to create a culture distinctly "alien" to the audience. This article serves to organize and summarize this terminology, leading to different articles if the term needs to be further expanded upon.

Acronyms

Honorifics

  • Count, a title of nobility (e.g. Count Iblis)
  • Lord, a title of nobility (e.g. Lord Baltar)
  • Sire, a title of nobility, typically ascribed to a civilian of the male gender (e.g. Sire Uri, Sire Solon)
  • Siress, a title of nobility, typically ascribed to a civilian of the female gender (e.g. Siress Tinia, Siress Blassie)

Colloquialisms

General Jargon

Technology

Military Jargon

Sayings

  • "laser in their side": analogue to "thorn in their side", Starbuck uses this term to describe how the actions of Megan's surviving children have kept their father alive at Cylon hands (TOS: "The Young Lords").


Units of Measure

Colonial Unit Earth Unit
Time measurements
yahren year[2]
quatron month
secton week
time cycle day
centar hour
millicenton 10 minutes
centon minute[3]
micron second
microcenton second[4]
Distance measurements
parsec 90 Million Miles
hectar 9 Million Miles
sectar 9 Million Miles (?)[5]
metric kilometer
maxim 10 meters
metron meter[6]
Scientific measurements
ergon unknown
megon megaton
radion rad
volton voltage
wavelon wavelength

Table notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 As noted from Sheba's scanner readout in "The Living Legend, Part I". Refer to this image.
  2. Yahren may be only about 2/3 of a year; see note.
  3. In episodes such as "Saga of a Star World" and "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I", centon is used as the Colonial equivalent of a week before being retconned in later episodes.
  4. Microcenton is likely another term for "micron"; Starbuck uses this term when he says "switching off of you for a microcenton to scan ahead" (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II")
  5. A sectar is an unknown unit of measure, measuring either distance or time.
  6. "Metron" is used in a deleted scene as Serina approaches the starboard landing bay (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II"); likely similar to a meter, which is known as a "metric" in other episodes.

See also