Answers to the Pegasus CAG Question

So while on vactaion the whole Pegasus CAG chain was driving me crazy. Luckily The Alpaca Herder lets us in on the chain of command – that we know about thus far – on the Pegasus as we were nothing short of totally guessing in the podcast last week with Chuck swearing Lee was CAG and me thinking he was just a pilot, we were both wrong btw.

As to who was CAG where, Apollo was never CAG for Pegasus. The order went, if memory serves based on all currently aired episodes: Stinger, Starbuck, back to Stinger some time around the events of Scar, Captain Marcia “Showboat” Case temporarily during the brief tenure of Commander Garner as Garner threw Stinger in the brig, back to Stinger presumably, and then who knows who was CAG from that point until Apollo crashed the Pegasus into a Basestar.

Many thanks to The Alpaca Herder for keeping us straight!

17 Responses to "Answers to the Pegasus CAG Question"
  1. Armando says:

    Alpaca is a one-man Battlestar Wiki!

  2. Altair IV says:

    On the BSG-cast interview with Katee Sackhoff they talk a bit about Razor and presumably a major role in it played by “Kendra Shaw”. She was promoted by Lee Adama to the role of Executive Officer of Pegassus when Lee was in command. Maybe Shaw had been CAG sometime in the past and thus qualified to be an XO. There seems to be something of a tradition in the fleet of pilots becoming XOs although it’s not clear that Tigh can fly. (that rhymes!)

    Kendra Shaw is / was played by Australian actor Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen. she plays on Australian soap opera (“Soapie” in Australian english) “Home and Away”, so in a sense she’s following Jesse Spencer, the Australian actor in “House M.D.” who made his start in another Australian soapie “Neighbours”.

    Kendra Shaw’s callsign just could be “Sheba”. But if that’s so who are her parents? In BSG the Original Series “Sheba’ was the daughter of Admiral Cain. Maybe this storyline will be revived in Razor / BSG Series 4. Maybe not.

    Still it’s great to see some Aussies on board. My fear is that they will require, as is often the case, the Australian actor to use a North American or British accent. I just hate that! (Yes and I am an Aussie)

  3. Altair IV says:

    I stuffed up. Frac, The BSG-cast interview with Katee Sackhoff is on YouTube here.

  4. 13th Cylon says:

    Yep, it’s good to have a nice variety of accents. We’ve got several major ones just in America alone and they have 12 planets where they all speak the same language.

    BTW, Altair IV, that’s a great name. 🙂 It is, or was, the coolest planet in sci-fi history.

  5. Cavatar says:

    Altair IV…. Thanks for the link!!!

  6. Altair IV says:

    Well I am a big fan of the old “Forbidden Planet” which was set on the planet “Altair IV”. Most sci-fi movies get worse with age because the special effects become outdated. That hasn’t really happened with “Forbidden Planet”, the effects now give a more surreal dream-like quality to the movie, which only reinforces it’s “freudian” “psychiatric” theme. After all didn’t Freud turn the analysis of dreams into a “science” (or pseudo-science, but you get my drift).

    By the way there is an apartment block not far from my house that carries the name “Altair”, it is number 4 in that street. So nerds are everywhere.

    By the way if you check out the BSG-cast site they have a (mostly) funny parody of BSG Season 3. It was posted in April so maybe it has been discussed on this board already.

    The link is here. I like the take on Adama as always mumbling and saying ‘do your job’. It’s almost as good as GWC’s Tigh “craaaappp” line. (That’s how I pronounce crap now!) 🙂

  7. Timbuck says:

    Does the Alpaca Herder have special powers? Maybe a Cylon?

  8. The Alpaca Herder says:

    As to interviews with cast at the moment I think it best to discount them for now. This is the “post-production” period. RDM can and has gone back and made fairly drastic changes to where he even excised an entire plotline in the second half of the third season. Fairly late in the game RDM excised an entire plot element of Baltar commiting atrocities against the Sagittarons and how that would have been the basis for the trial. The weird remarks to Gaeta and others after The Eye of Jupiter were originally meant to refer to that but instead now are just incidents in the episodes of Baltar being Baltar. This partly shows up in why there are people outside the main cast who are credited with acting in episodes and yet we do not see them as the scene they were in is laying on the cutting room floor somewhere.

    The only ones who can really say if something was excised are RDM and David Eick. Unfortunately neither of them are talking about such at the moment. With the exception of the “trailer” I can only speculate and ask whether or not the finishing touches have been put on the episode for airing. Until Razor airs we may not know what differs from what the actors saw on the set to what survived the editing stage. And if RDM said anything at this point…would it be trusted even?

    As to me being a Cylon…no, not quite. I have not started hearing All Around The Watchtower from no readily apparent source either. I am definitely not affiliated with the production team for BSG either.

  9. Sean O'Hara says:

    Ah yes, but what Alpaca Herder fails to mention is that Alpacas while both being both cute and snuggly are actually Cylon gunships in disguise. Yes my friends, they are here, among us and quite capable of snapping at anytime. Luckily for humans grass and Earth grains taste good and they are happy grazing.

  10. Leon Kensington says:

    Crap, I’m a Cylon.

    I was in the mall on Saturday and started to hear what sounded like the Hendrix version of Watchtower and began to freak out, till I realized it was just coming from the guy with no eardrums and an IPod standing five feet away from me.

  11. Armando says:

    Well I am a big fan of the old “Forbidden Planet” which was set on the planet “Altair IV”. Most sci-fi movies get worse with age because the special effects become outdated. That hasn’t really happened with “Forbidden Planet”, the effects now give a more surreal dream-like quality to the movie, which only reinforces it’s “freudian” “psychiatric” theme. After all didn’t Freud turn the analysis of dreams into a “science” (or pseudo-science, but you get my drift). ”

    Actually, I think that was Karl Jung. But your point remains. 😉

  12. Armando says:

    Ah yes, but what Alpaca Herder fails to mention is that Alpacas while both being both cute and snuggly are actually Cylon gunships in disguise. Yes my friends, they are here, among us and quite capable of snapping at anytime. Luckily for humans grass and Earth grains taste good and they are happy grazing. ”

    ROFL, Sean!

    You just reminded me (off topic!) of one of my favorite, most surreal (weren’t they all?) Monty Python routines where they’re all dressed as rather oily Spaniards doing some bizarre variety show about Llamas filled with all sorts of misinformation like “Llamas live in the large rivers such as the Amazon, have gills, webbed, frog-like feet and a beak for eating honey,” all in the most amazingly bad Spanish (actually, the Spanish is totally correct, it’s the accents that are bad…which I’m sure was on purpose). My favorite line: “if you are swimming in a lake or river and see a llama you should yell, ‘CUIDAAAAADO LLAAAAAAAAMAS!!!!!'”

    “Ole!”

    🙂

    (And yes, I know Llamas are not Alpacas, but they are related, aren’t they?)

  13. Dave says:

    Altair – Nice links!!!

    Well played!

    Dave

  14. The Alpaca Herder says:

    I don’t know if RDM and the gang read blogs but since Earth keeps getting referred to as “a place we’ll call Earth”…I would find it amusing if no humans were found there but the planet was run by alpacas.

    That would be the twist ending I would find greatly amusing.

  15. suzanne says:

    Altair IV – in the mini, i think adama tells tigh that kara is a better pilot than both he AND tigh were.

  16. Audra says:

    Welcome to the ‘Cooler, Altair IV and suzanne!

  17. Altair IV says:

    thanks Audra. i’ve enjoyed the podcasts for months but never really got into the web site board posting thing before. in my mental image of you three, you look like Kaylee from Firefly; Sean looks like the smart tall skinny lazy guy from high school who sat at the back of the class and made jokes all the time; and Chuck looks like Ramond’s brother from ‘Everybody Loves Ramond’ but with a gottee (or is that goat-T?)

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