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     |parents=  [[Adama (TOS)|Adama]], commander of the battlestar ''Galactica'', and [[Ila]]
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     |parents=  {{TOS|Adama}}, commander of the battlestar ''Galactica'', and [[Ila]]
     |siblings= [[Athena (TOS)|Athena]] and [[Zak (TOS)|Zak]] (KIA)
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     |siblings= {{TOS|Athena}} and {{TOS|Zak|Zak}} (KIA)
     |children= [[Boxey (TOS)|Boxey]] (adopted)
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     |children= {{TOS|Boxey}} (adopted)
 
     |marital status= Widowed; formerly [[sealed]] to [[Serina]], <br/> then involved with [[Sheba]]
 
     |marital status= Widowed; formerly [[sealed]] to [[Serina]], <br/> then involved with [[Sheba]]
 
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     |rank= Captain
 
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     |actor= [[Richard Hatch]]
 
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Captain '''Apollo''' is ''[[Galactica (TOS)|Galactica's]]'' lead [[Viper (TOS)|Viper]] pilot, leading [[Blue Squadron]] in the defense of the [[The Fleet (TOS)|rag-tag, fugitive fleet]].
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Captain '''Apollo''' is ''{{TOS|Galactica}}''{{'|s}} lead {{TOS|Viper|Viper}} pilot, leading [[Blue Squadron]] in the defense of the [[The Fleet (TOS)|rag-tag, fugitive fleet]].
  
 
=== The Peace Conference ===
 
=== The Peace Conference ===
Apollo goes out on a patrol with his brother [[Zac]], just prior to the [[Cimtar Peace Accords|peace conference]]. They discover some [[Cylons (TOS)|Cylon]] [[Cylon freighter (TOS)|freighters]] and then encounter an armada of Cylon [[Raider (TOS)|Raiders]].
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Apollo goes out on a patrol with his brother [[Zac]], just prior to the [[Cimtar Peace Accords|peace conference]]. They discover some {{TOS|Cylons|Cylon}} {{TOS|Cylon freighter|freighters}} and then encounter an armada of Cylon {{TOS|Raider|Raiders}}.
  
In the course of destroying some scout Raiders that approach, Zac's Viper loses power to one engine. After the Raider fleet begins their run towards the peace conference and the battlestar fleet, Zac tells his brother to go ahead to warn the fleet, allowing Apollo to report the enemy activity back to [[Galactica (TOS)|''Galactica'']]. Apollo is able to warn [[Adama (TOS)|Adama]], but Zac is killed by the Raiders as they caught up with the disabled Viper just as Zac entered visual range of the Colonial fleet {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
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In the course of destroying some scout Raiders that approach, Zac's Viper loses power to one engine. After the Raider fleet begins their run towards the peace conference and the battlestar fleet, Zac tells his brother to go ahead to warn the fleet, allowing Apollo to report the enemy activity back to ''{{TOS|Galactica}}''. Apollo is able to warn {{TOS|Adama}}, but Zac is killed by the Raiders as they caught up with the disabled Viper just as Zac entered visual range of the Colonial fleet {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
  
When [[Adama (TOS)|Adama]] insists on going to the surface of [[The Twelve Colonies (TOS)#Caprica|Caprica]] in a [[Colonial Shuttle (TOS)|shuttle]], Apollo insists that the commander ride to the planet as a passenger in his Viper for added protection. On the surface, Apollo is accosted by angry colonists who survived the genocide, but Adama is able to rally them to find any ship they could fly to leave Caprica and to ''Galactica's'' protection.
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When {{TOS|Adama}} insists on going to the surface of [[The Twelve Colonies of Man#Caprica|Caprica]] in a {{TOS|Colonial Shuttle|shuttle}}, Apollo insists that the commander ride to the planet as a passenger in his Viper for added protection. On the surface, Apollo is accosted by angry colonists who survived the genocide, but Adama is able to rally them to find any ship they could fly to leave Caprica and to ''Galactica's'' protection.
  
 
=== After the Cylon Attack ===
 
=== After the Cylon Attack ===
Apollo helps inspect ships in the newly formed [[The Fleet (TOS)|fleet]]. While aboard the freighter [[Gemini (TOS)|''Gemini'']], he discovers that [[Uri|certain individuals]] were hoarding supplies aboard the [[Rising Star (TOS)|''Rising Star'']], while others went without. Apollo ensures that supplies are fairly distributed, much to the displeasure of [[Sire]] Uri. Apollo encounters [[Serina]], and helps her cheer up her son ([[Boxey (TOS)|Boxey]]) who is depressed.
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Apollo helps inspect ships in the newly formed {{TOS|The Fleet|fleet}}. While aboard the freighter [[Gemini (TOS)|''Gemini'']], he discovers that [[Uri|certain individuals]] were hoarding supplies aboard the [[Rising Star (TOS)|''Rising Star'']], while others went without. Apollo ensures that supplies are fairly distributed, much to the displeasure of [[Sire]] Uri. Apollo encounters [[Serina]], and helps her cheer up her son ({{TOS|Boxey}}) who is depressed.
  
In front of the [[Quorum of Twelve]], Apollo suggests the [[Straits of Madagon]] as a possible route to [[Carillon]], volunteering himself as well as [[Boomer (TOS)|Boomer]] and [[Starbuck (TOS)|Starbuck]] to help clear the minefield. The minesweeping operation earns the three a [[Gold Cluster]].
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In front of the [[Quorum of Twelve]], Apollo suggests the [[Straits of Madagon]] as a possible route to [[Carillon]], volunteering himself as well as {{TOS|Boomer}} and {{TOS|Starbuck}} to help clear the minefield. The minesweeping operation earns the three a [[Gold Cluster]].
  
On Carillon, Apollo gets to know Boxey and Serina better. Apollo and Starbuck save Boxey, [[Muffit]], and [[Cassiopeia]] from the [[Ovions]], while lighting a fire in the [[tylium]] mines. The pair use a clever bit of [[Battle of Carillon|deception]] to force a Cylon [[Basestar (TOS)|basestar]] into the atmosphere as the tylium fires destroy the planet and the nearby basestar {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
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On Carillon, Apollo gets to know Boxey and Serina better. Apollo and Starbuck save Boxey, [[Muffit]], and [[Cassiopeia]] from the [[Ovions]], while lighting a fire in the [[tylium]] mines. The pair use a clever bit of [[Battle of Carillon|deception]] to force a Cylon {{TOS|Basestar|basestar}} into the atmosphere as the tylium fires destroy the planet and the nearby basestar {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
  
Apollo and Serina announce their intentions to be [[seal]]ed. Apollo and Starbuck discover a [[magnetic void]] while on patrol. Their mission prevents them from catching the mysterious illness that affects the rest of the Viper pilots. Apollo trains female [[Colonial Shuttle (TOS)|shuttle]] pilots, including Serina, to be Viper pilots. Apollo leads the new pilots on a successful raid against an outpost before the Fleet turns and heads into the magnetic void {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I}}.
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Apollo and Serina announce their intentions to be [[seal]]ed. Apollo and Starbuck discover a [[magnetic void]] while on patrol. Their mission prevents them from catching the mysterious illness that affects the rest of the Viper pilots. Apollo trains female {{TOS|Colonial Shuttle|shuttle}} pilots, including Serina, to be Viper pilots. Apollo leads the new pilots on a successful raid against an outpost before the Fleet turns and heads into the magnetic void {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I}}.
  
Apollo and Serina chase after Starbuck, who leaves on a mission without them. Starbuck is captured by the Cylons, but Serina asks to go ahead with the ceremony. Apollo and Serina join an expedition to [[Kobol (TOS)|Kobol]], and follow Adama into the [[Tomb of the Ninth Lord of Kobol]]. Baltar arrives and accidentally triggers a trap, sealing all four into the tomb. A blast from a Raider frees them, but as they escape Serina is shot by a nearby [[Centurion (TOS)|Centurion]]. The mortally wounded Serina is brought back aboard ''Galactica'' where she says goodbye to Apollo and Boxey {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II}}.
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Apollo and Serina chase after Starbuck, who leaves on a mission without them. Starbuck is captured by the Cylons, but Serina asks to go ahead with the ceremony. Apollo and Serina join an expedition to {{TOS|Kobol|Kobol}}, and follow Adama into the [[Tomb of the Ninth Lord of Kobol]]. Baltar arrives and accidentally triggers a trap, sealing all four into the tomb. A blast from a Raider frees them, but as they escape Serina is shot by a nearby {{TOS|Centurion|Centurion}}. The mortally wounded Serina is brought back aboard ''Galactica'' where she says goodbye to Apollo and Boxey {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II}}.
  
 
[[Image:Showdown.jpg|thumb|left|Apollo is ready for the showdown with Red-Eye ([[The Lost Warrior]]).]]
 
[[Image:Showdown.jpg|thumb|left|Apollo is ready for the showdown with Red-Eye ([[The Lost Warrior]]).]]
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While decoying Cylons away from the Fleet, Apollo's Viper runs out of fuel, causing him to crash-land on [[Equellus]], a low-tech planet far removed from the Fleet's flight path. Marooned within an agrarian community, he befriends [[Vella]] and her son [[Puppis]], joining with them in the fight against strong-arm man [[Lacerta]]. Apollo destroys Lacerta's right-hand "man", [[Red-Eye]], a marooned Centurion with memory problems, ending Lacerta's reign of terror. Despite his new love with Vella, Apollo returns to the Fleet when Vella shows him another crashed Viper containing the needed fuel ([[The Lost Warrior]]).
 
While decoying Cylons away from the Fleet, Apollo's Viper runs out of fuel, causing him to crash-land on [[Equellus]], a low-tech planet far removed from the Fleet's flight path. Marooned within an agrarian community, he befriends [[Vella]] and her son [[Puppis]], joining with them in the fight against strong-arm man [[Lacerta]]. Apollo destroys Lacerta's right-hand "man", [[Red-Eye]], a marooned Centurion with memory problems, ending Lacerta's reign of terror. Despite his new love with Vella, Apollo returns to the Fleet when Vella shows him another crashed Viper containing the needed fuel ([[The Lost Warrior]]).
  
Apollo and [[Boomer (TOS)|Boomer]] rescue Starbuck from the [[Proteus]] prison and return his lost recon Viper. All three of them manage to eliminate the Raiders that had been dispatched to investigate, and return to ''Galactica'' safely.
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Apollo and {{TOS|Boomer}} rescue Starbuck from the [[Proteus]] prison and return his lost recon Viper. All three of them manage to eliminate the Raiders that had been dispatched to investigate, and return to ''Galactica'' safely.
  
 
Apollo is chosen to lead the mission to [[Arcta]] to destroy the [[Ravashol pulsar]]. He is dismayed when he finds Boxey has stowed away on the [[snowram]] {{OS|The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I}}. His team successfully destroys the pulsar, ensuring the survival of the Fleet {{OS|The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II}}.
 
Apollo is chosen to lead the mission to [[Arcta]] to destroy the [[Ravashol pulsar]]. He is dismayed when he finds Boxey has stowed away on the [[snowram]] {{OS|The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I}}. His team successfully destroys the pulsar, ensuring the survival of the Fleet {{OS|The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II}}.
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Apollo accompanies the mission to [[Serenity]], using [[Muffit]] to help track down the location of the [[Borays]] by having the robotic [[daggit]] track [[Siress]] [[Belloby]]'s scent {{OS|The Magnificent Warriors}}.
 
Apollo accompanies the mission to [[Serenity]], using [[Muffit]] to help track down the location of the [[Borays]] by having the robotic [[daggit]] track [[Siress]] [[Belloby]]'s scent {{OS|The Magnificent Warriors}}.
  
Apollo, accompanied by [[Boomer (TOS)|Boomer]], pilots the shuttle that rescues [[Starbuck (TOS)|Starbuck]], stranded on the planet [[Antilla]]. Apollo wisely suggests the use of a shuttlecraft, rather than a Viper squadron, so as not to attract Cylon attention {{OS|The Young Lords}}.
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Apollo, accompanied by {{TOS|Boomer}}, pilots the shuttle that rescues {{TOS|Starbuck}}, stranded on the planet [[Antilla]]. Apollo wisely suggests the use of a shuttlecraft, rather than a Viper squadron, so as not to attract Cylon attention {{OS|The Young Lords}}.
  
Apollo and Starbuck encounter the battlestar [[Pegasus (TOS)|''Pegasus'']] while on patrol. With the two battlestars reunited, Apollo takes part in a joint mission to capture the [[Cylon freighter (TOS)|Cylon tankers]], which fails due to [[Cain (TOS)|Commander Cain's]] sabotage {{OS|The Living Legend, Part I}}. Apollo leads the commando team that parachutes down to [[Gamoray]] to destroy the command center of the planetary defense systems. After the command center is destroyed, the duo join the fight above the planet. Apollo and Starbuck break from their assigned escort duty to help ''Pegasus'' defeat two Cylon basestars {{OS|The Living Legend, Part II}}.
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Apollo and Starbuck encounter the battlestar ''{{TOS|Pegasus}}'' while on patrol. With the two battlestars reunited, Apollo takes part in a joint mission to capture the {{TOS|Cylon freighter|Cylon tankers}}, which fails due to [[Cain (TOS)|Commander Cain's]] sabotage {{OS|The Living Legend, Part I}}. Apollo leads the commando team that parachutes down to [[Gamoray]] to destroy the command center of the planetary defense systems. After the command center is destroyed, the duo join the fight above the planet. Apollo and Starbuck break from their assigned escort duty to help ''Pegasus'' defeat two Cylon basestars {{OS|The Living Legend, Part II}}.
  
When ''Galactica'' is severely damaged by suicidal [[Cylon Raider (TOS)|Cylon Raiders]], Apollo hatches the idea of modifying Vipers to shoot fire-extinguishing [[boroton]] into the burning [[landing bay]]. When that fails to completely put out the flames, Apollo and Starbuck undertake a risky spacewalk to plant explosives on parts of ''Galactica's'' hull. This successfully vents the fires into space. While on the spacewalk, Apollo has the idea of placing [[Hydronic mushies|mushies]] next to the ventilation duct on the bridge to lure [[Muffit]] through the convoluted maze of ducts. The idea works, saving the lives of Boomer, Athena, Boxey, and numerous other crewmembers stranded in the [[rejuvenation center]] {{OS|Fire in Space}}.
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When ''Galactica'' is severely damaged by suicidal {{TOS|Cylon Raider|Cylon Raiders}}, Apollo hatches the idea of modifying Vipers to shoot fire-extinguishing [[boroton]] into the burning [[landing bay]]. When that fails to completely put out the flames, Apollo and Starbuck undertake a risky spacewalk to plant explosives on parts of ''Galactica's'' hull. This successfully vents the fires into space. While on the spacewalk, Apollo has the idea of placing [[Hydronic mushies|mushies]] next to the ventilation duct on the bridge to lure [[Muffit]] through the convoluted maze of ducts. The idea works, saving the lives of Boomer, Athena, Boxey, and numerous other crewmembers stranded in the [[rejuvenation center]] {{OS|Fire in Space}}.
  
Apollo's team discovers Count [[Iblis]]. Apollo is wary of Iblis, especially due to the apparent threat against Adama's power ([[War of the Gods, Part I]]). Apollo later confronts Iblis, and ends up stepping in front of a blow meant for [[Sheba]]. Apollo is killed, but by doing so Iblis apparently oversteps his bounds and is forced to flee. Apollo is resurrected by the [[Beings of Light]], and returns to ''Galactica'' with Sheba and Starbuck ([[War of the Gods, Part II]]).
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Apollo's team discovers Count [[Iblis]]. Apollo is wary of Iblis, especially due to the apparent threat against Adama's power {{OS|War of the Gods, Part I}}. Apollo later confronts Iblis, and ends up stepping in front of a blow meant for [[Sheba]]. Apollo is killed, but by doing so Iblis apparently oversteps his bounds and is forced to flee. Apollo is resurrected by the [[Beings of Light]], and returns to ''Galactica'' with Sheba and Starbuck {{OS|War of the Gods, Part II}}.
  
Apollo accompanies Starbuck to the ''Rising Star'', where Starbuck plans to try a new [[Pyramid (TOS)|Pyramid]] system. They discover [[Chameleon]], and inadvertantly protect him from the [[Borellian Nomen]] that are [[Blood trail|pursuing him]] ([[The Man with Nine Lives]]).
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Apollo accompanies Starbuck to the ''Rising Star'', where Starbuck plans to try a new {{TOS|Pyramid|Pyramid}} system. They discover [[Chameleon]], and inadvertantly protect him from the [[Borellian Nomen]] that are [[Blood trail|pursuing him]] {{OS|The Man with Nine Lives}}.
  
Apollo and Boomer serve as Starbuck's "Protectors" (legal council) when he is framed for the murder of a [[Ortega|Colonial warrior]]. Apollo manages to get the [[Karibdis|real killer]] to reveal his entire plot while Boomer pipes in the audio so that the Tribunal can hear the confession ([[Murder on the Rising Star]]).
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Apollo and Boomer serve as Starbuck's "Protectors" (legal council) when he is framed for the murder of a [[Ortega|Colonial warrior]]. Apollo manages to get the [[Karibdis|real killer]] to reveal his entire plot while Boomer pipes in the audio so that the Tribunal can hear the confession {{OS|Murder on the Rising Star}}.
  
Apollo helps the [[Terra|Terrans]] [[Sarah Fowler]], [[Michael]], and their children reach [[Paradeen]]. Once on Paradeen, Sarah sabotages the Vipers in hopes that Apollo will stay and be with her. She eventually warms up to Michael, and Apollo helps to capture the [[Eastern Alliance]] soldiers that show up ([[Greetings from Earth]]).
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Apollo helps the [[Terra|Terrans]] [[Sarah Fowler]], [[Michael]], and their children reach [[Paradeen]]. Once on Paradeen, Sarah sabotages the Vipers in hopes that Apollo will stay and be with her. She eventually warms up to Michael, and Apollo helps to capture the [[Eastern Alliance]] soldiers that show up {{OS|Greetings from Earth}}.
  
[[Image:ApolloExperiment.jpg|thumb|right|Apollo is taken aboard the Ship of Lights to help the Terrans ([[Experiment in Terra]]).]]
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[[Image:ApolloExperiment.jpg|thumb|right|Apollo is taken aboard the Ship of Lights to help the Terrans {{OS|Experiment in Terra}}.]]
  
While out on patrol, Apollo is taken aboard a [[Ship of Lights]]. There, [[John]] recruits him to help the Terrans. Apollo poses as a [[Charlie Watts|Terran Nationalist]] to try to avert a war. With some help from Starbuck, ''Galactica'' ends up protecting the Nationalists from the Eastern Alliance missiles. Their attack thwarted, the Eastern Alliance is forced to consider peace as an option ([[Experiment in Terra]]).
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While out on patrol, Apollo is taken aboard a [[Ship of Lights]]. There, [[John]] recruits him to help the Terrans. Apollo poses as a [[Charlie Watts|Terran Nationalist]] to try to avert a war. With some help from Starbuck, ''Galactica'' ends up protecting the Nationalists from the Eastern Alliance missiles. Their attack thwarted, the Eastern Alliance is forced to consider peace as an option {{OS|Experiment in Terra}}.
  
When Starbuck visits an [[Aurora|old flame]] aboard the [[Celestra|electronics ship]], Apollo accompanies him. Shortly after they arrive, they find Aurora apparently involved in an ill-fated mutiny attempt. They accompany the [[Kronus|senior officer]] with the prisoners, taking a shuttle to ''Galactica'' for trial. The [[Charka|first officer]] has other plans, and attempts to strand their shuttle. With the help of the prisoners, the group manages to return to the electronics ship. They suprise the crew, and retake control of the ''Celestra'' ([[Take the Celestra]]).
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When Starbuck visits an [[Aurora|old flame]] aboard the [[Celestra|electronics ship]], Apollo accompanies him. Shortly after they arrive, they find Aurora apparently involved in an ill-fated mutiny attempt. They accompany the [[Kronus|senior officer]] with the prisoners, taking a shuttle to ''Galactica'' for trial. The [[Charka|first officer]] has other plans, and attempts to strand their shuttle. With the help of the prisoners, the group manages to return to the electronics ship. They suprise the crew, and retake control of the ''Celestra'' {{OS|Take the Celestra}}.
  
Apollo takes Starbuck, Cassiopeia, and Sheba up to the [[Celestial chamber]]. Inside, they discover an [[Gamma frequency]] old signal. With Boomer's help they trace the direction of the signal. Scouting in that direction, they discover a Cylon basestar, but manage to flee before being detected. Adama decides to engage the basestar. Apollo hatches a plan to use Baltar's raider to infiltrate the basestar and knock out its sensors. Apollo and Starbuck succeed in the mission, and ''Galactica'' destroys the basestar ([[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]]).
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Apollo takes Starbuck, Cassiopeia, and Sheba up to the [[Celestial chamber]]. Inside, they discover an [[Gamma frequency]] old signal. With Boomer's help they trace the direction of the signal. Scouting in that direction, they discover a Cylon basestar, but manage to flee before being detected. Adama decides to engage the basestar. Apollo hatches a plan to use Baltar's raider to infiltrate the basestar and knock out its sensors. Apollo and Starbuck succeed in the mission, and ''Galactica'' destroys the basestar {{OS|The Hand of God}}.
  
 
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== Changes in the Proposed Second Season ==
 
== Changes in the Proposed Second Season ==
  
In [[Glen Larson]]'s [[Battlestar Galactica: Year Two proposal|proposal]] for the Original Series' second year, Apollo would "gingerly [begin]" to pursue a relationship with Sheba, as implied at the end of "[[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]]". However, this relationship would end tragically by her death in a battle with the [[Cylons (TOS)|Cylons]], a death that could have been avoided had he heeded Starbuck's objection, which comes from a "sixth sense" he has about bad happenings.
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In [[Glen Larson]]'s [[Battlestar Galactica: Year Two proposal|proposal]] for the Original Series' second year, Apollo would "gingerly [begin]" to pursue a relationship with Sheba, as implied at the end of "{{TOS|The Hand of God|The Hand of God}}". However, this relationship would end tragically by her death in a battle with the {{TOS|Cylons}}, a death that could have been avoided had he heeded Starbuck's objection, which comes from a "sixth sense" he has about bad happenings.
  
After her death, Apollo has an epiphany where he decides to step down from command of Blue Squadron, telling his father that he will not be responsible for another man. Adama respects the decision, although he does not agree with it, and Apollo begins a hedonistic approach to life that "even has the fun-loving Starbuck envious". After running into ''[[Pegasus (TOS)|Pegasus]]'', Apollo falls in love with the ship's new executive officer, [[Renata]]. However, despite his infatuation with her, he discovers that she is a new breed of Cylon that is half-human, half-machine, and thwarts her plans to take over ''Pegasus''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> remaining crew ([[The Return of the Pegasus]]).  
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After her death, Apollo has an epiphany where he decides to step down from command of Blue Squadron, telling his father that he will not be responsible for another man. Adama respects the decision, although he does not agree with it, and Apollo begins a hedonistic approach to life that "even has the fun-loving Starbuck envious". After running into ''{{TOS|Pegasus}}'', Apollo falls in love with the ship's new executive officer, [[Renata]]. However, despite his infatuation with her, he discovers that she is a new breed of Cylon that is half-human, half-machine, and thwarts her plans to take over ''Pegasus''{{'|s}} remaining crew ([[The Return of the Pegasus]]).  
  
Apollo later finds himself at odds with his sister, [[Athena (TOS)|Athena]], who leads an insurrection against the "male dominance" of the Fleet. After a woman straps a bomb on herself, threatening to destroy [[Core Command]], Apollo manages to talk sense into his sister, who in turn talks the potential suicide bomber down ([[A Woman's Power]]).
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Apollo later finds himself at odds with his sister, {{TOS|Athena}}, who leads an insurrection against the "male dominance" of the Fleet. After a woman straps a bomb on herself, threatening to destroy [[Core Command]], Apollo manages to talk sense into his sister, who in turn talks the potential suicide bomber down ([[A Woman's Power]]).
  
 
Later, as Apollo and Starbuck continue to develop their "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid" relationship, Apollo comes across a planetoid that is a veritable paradise. On this planetoid, Apollo falls in love with its princess, [[Quoi-Ling]], despite the objections of her scheming brother, Prince [[Choi-Ling]]. Apollo, Starbuck, and Quoi-Ling manage to leave the planetoid, however this act cost Quoi-Ling her life, since she rapidly ages upon leaving the planetoid ([[Island in the Sky]]).
 
Later, as Apollo and Starbuck continue to develop their "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid" relationship, Apollo comes across a planetoid that is a veritable paradise. On this planetoid, Apollo falls in love with its princess, [[Quoi-Ling]], despite the objections of her scheming brother, Prince [[Choi-Ling]]. Apollo, Starbuck, and Quoi-Ling manage to leave the planetoid, however this act cost Quoi-Ling her life, since she rapidly ages upon leaving the planetoid ([[Island in the Sky]]).
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* Apollo is the lead character of the series, and one of only five characters to be featured in every episode.
 
* Apollo is the lead character of the series, and one of only five characters to be featured in every episode.
  
* According to the [[non-canon]]ical ''[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]'', Apollo was 45 [[yahren]] old at the [[Battle of Cimtar]]. He is said to have graduated from the Academy when he was 35, thus  serving as a full-fledged Warrior for 10 yahren.<ref>{{cite_book|last=Kraus|first=Bruce|authorlink=|authorlinkurl=|coauthors=|year=1979|title=[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]|publisher=|location=|id=|pages=13}}</ref> Prior to his assignment to ''[[Galactica (TOS)|Galactica]]'', Apollo was a [[Viper (TOS)|Viper]] pilot instructor at the Academy.<ref>''Ibid.'', 14.</ref>
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* According to the [[non-canon]]ical ''[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]'', Apollo was 45 [[yahren]] old at the [[Battle of Cimtar]]. He is said to have graduated from the Academy when he was 35, thus  serving as a full-fledged Warrior for 10 yahren.<ref>{{cite_book|last=Kraus|first=Bruce|authorlink=|authorlinkurl=|coauthors=|year=1979|title=[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]|publisher=|location=|id=|pages=13}}</ref> Prior to his assignment to ''{{TOS|Galactica}}'', Apollo was a {{TOS|Viper|Viper}} pilot instructor at the Academy.<ref>''Ibid.'', 14.</ref>
 
* Richard Hatch returned for the new series as Tom Zarek a political prisoner that rose to the position of Vice President of the Twelve Colonies.  He was a recurring character for all four years of the show before the character was executed for mutiny and treason.
 
* Richard Hatch returned for the new series as Tom Zarek a political prisoner that rose to the position of Vice President of the Twelve Colonies.  He was a recurring character for all four years of the show before the character was executed for mutiny and treason.
  

Latest revision as of 18:49, 10 January 2021

This article discusses the Original Series character known as Apollo. For information on his Re-imagined Series counterpart with the pilot callsign of "Apollo," see Lee Adama.

Apollo
Apollo

Name

Age
Colony Caprica
Birth place {{{birthplace}}}
Birth Name Apollo
Birth Date {{{birthdate}}}
Callsign
Nickname {{{nickname}}}
Introduced [[{{{seen}}}]]
Death
Parents Adama, commander of the battlestar Galactica, and Ila
Siblings Athena and Zak (KIA)
Children Boxey (adopted)
Marital Status Widowed; formerly sealed to Serina,
then involved with Sheba
Family Tree View
Role Viper pilot, battlestar Galactica
Rank Captain
Serial Number {{{serial}}}
Portrayed by Richard Hatch
Apollo is a Cylon
Apollo is a Final Five Cylon
Apollo is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Apollo is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
Apollo in the separate continuity
Apollo in the primary continuity
[[Image:|200px|Apollo]]


Captain Apollo is Galactica's lead Viper pilot, leading Blue Squadron in the defense of the rag-tag, fugitive fleet.

The Peace Conference

Apollo goes out on a patrol with his brother Zac, just prior to the peace conference. They discover some Cylon freighters and then encounter an armada of Cylon Raiders.

In the course of destroying some scout Raiders that approach, Zac's Viper loses power to one engine. After the Raider fleet begins their run towards the peace conference and the battlestar fleet, Zac tells his brother to go ahead to warn the fleet, allowing Apollo to report the enemy activity back to Galactica. Apollo is able to warn Adama, but Zac is killed by the Raiders as they caught up with the disabled Viper just as Zac entered visual range of the Colonial fleet (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

When Adama insists on going to the surface of Caprica in a shuttle, Apollo insists that the commander ride to the planet as a passenger in his Viper for added protection. On the surface, Apollo is accosted by angry colonists who survived the genocide, but Adama is able to rally them to find any ship they could fly to leave Caprica and to Galactica's protection.

After the Cylon Attack

Apollo helps inspect ships in the newly formed fleet. While aboard the freighter Gemini, he discovers that certain individuals were hoarding supplies aboard the Rising Star, while others went without. Apollo ensures that supplies are fairly distributed, much to the displeasure of Sire Uri. Apollo encounters Serina, and helps her cheer up her son (Boxey) who is depressed.

In front of the Quorum of Twelve, Apollo suggests the Straits of Madagon as a possible route to Carillon, volunteering himself as well as Boomer and Starbuck to help clear the minefield. The minesweeping operation earns the three a Gold Cluster.

On Carillon, Apollo gets to know Boxey and Serina better. Apollo and Starbuck save Boxey, Muffit, and Cassiopeia from the Ovions, while lighting a fire in the tylium mines. The pair use a clever bit of deception to force a Cylon basestar into the atmosphere as the tylium fires destroy the planet and the nearby basestar (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

Apollo and Serina announce their intentions to be sealed. Apollo and Starbuck discover a magnetic void while on patrol. Their mission prevents them from catching the mysterious illness that affects the rest of the Viper pilots. Apollo trains female shuttle pilots, including Serina, to be Viper pilots. Apollo leads the new pilots on a successful raid against an outpost before the Fleet turns and heads into the magnetic void (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I").

Apollo and Serina chase after Starbuck, who leaves on a mission without them. Starbuck is captured by the Cylons, but Serina asks to go ahead with the ceremony. Apollo and Serina join an expedition to Kobol, and follow Adama into the Tomb of the Ninth Lord of Kobol. Baltar arrives and accidentally triggers a trap, sealing all four into the tomb. A blast from a Raider frees them, but as they escape Serina is shot by a nearby Centurion. The mortally wounded Serina is brought back aboard Galactica where she says goodbye to Apollo and Boxey (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II").

Apollo is ready for the showdown with Red-Eye (The Lost Warrior).

While decoying Cylons away from the Fleet, Apollo's Viper runs out of fuel, causing him to crash-land on Equellus, a low-tech planet far removed from the Fleet's flight path. Marooned within an agrarian community, he befriends Vella and her son Puppis, joining with them in the fight against strong-arm man Lacerta. Apollo destroys Lacerta's right-hand "man", Red-Eye, a marooned Centurion with memory problems, ending Lacerta's reign of terror. Despite his new love with Vella, Apollo returns to the Fleet when Vella shows him another crashed Viper containing the needed fuel (The Lost Warrior).

Apollo and Boomer rescue Starbuck from the Proteus prison and return his lost recon Viper. All three of them manage to eliminate the Raiders that had been dispatched to investigate, and return to Galactica safely.

Apollo is chosen to lead the mission to Arcta to destroy the Ravashol pulsar. He is dismayed when he finds Boxey has stowed away on the snowram (TOS: "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I"). His team successfully destroys the pulsar, ensuring the survival of the Fleet (TOS: "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II").

Apollo accompanies the mission to Serenity, using Muffit to help track down the location of the Borays by having the robotic daggit track Siress Belloby's scent (TOS: "The Magnificent Warriors").

Apollo, accompanied by Boomer, pilots the shuttle that rescues Starbuck, stranded on the planet Antilla. Apollo wisely suggests the use of a shuttlecraft, rather than a Viper squadron, so as not to attract Cylon attention (TOS: "The Young Lords").

Apollo and Starbuck encounter the battlestar Pegasus while on patrol. With the two battlestars reunited, Apollo takes part in a joint mission to capture the Cylon tankers, which fails due to Commander Cain's sabotage (TOS: "The Living Legend, Part I"). Apollo leads the commando team that parachutes down to Gamoray to destroy the command center of the planetary defense systems. After the command center is destroyed, the duo join the fight above the planet. Apollo and Starbuck break from their assigned escort duty to help Pegasus defeat two Cylon basestars (TOS: "The Living Legend, Part II").

When Galactica is severely damaged by suicidal Cylon Raiders, Apollo hatches the idea of modifying Vipers to shoot fire-extinguishing boroton into the burning landing bay. When that fails to completely put out the flames, Apollo and Starbuck undertake a risky spacewalk to plant explosives on parts of Galactica's hull. This successfully vents the fires into space. While on the spacewalk, Apollo has the idea of placing mushies next to the ventilation duct on the bridge to lure Muffit through the convoluted maze of ducts. The idea works, saving the lives of Boomer, Athena, Boxey, and numerous other crewmembers stranded in the rejuvenation center (TOS: "Fire in Space").

Apollo's team discovers Count Iblis. Apollo is wary of Iblis, especially due to the apparent threat against Adama's power (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part I"). Apollo later confronts Iblis, and ends up stepping in front of a blow meant for Sheba. Apollo is killed, but by doing so Iblis apparently oversteps his bounds and is forced to flee. Apollo is resurrected by the Beings of Light, and returns to Galactica with Sheba and Starbuck (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part II").

Apollo accompanies Starbuck to the Rising Star, where Starbuck plans to try a new Pyramid system. They discover Chameleon, and inadvertantly protect him from the Borellian Nomen that are pursuing him (TOS: "The Man with Nine Lives").

Apollo and Boomer serve as Starbuck's "Protectors" (legal council) when he is framed for the murder of a Colonial warrior. Apollo manages to get the real killer to reveal his entire plot while Boomer pipes in the audio so that the Tribunal can hear the confession (TOS: "Murder on the Rising Star").

Apollo helps the Terrans Sarah Fowler, Michael, and their children reach Paradeen. Once on Paradeen, Sarah sabotages the Vipers in hopes that Apollo will stay and be with her. She eventually warms up to Michael, and Apollo helps to capture the Eastern Alliance soldiers that show up (TOS: "Greetings from Earth").

Apollo is taken aboard the Ship of Lights to help the Terrans (TOS: "Experiment in Terra").

While out on patrol, Apollo is taken aboard a Ship of Lights. There, John recruits him to help the Terrans. Apollo poses as a Terran Nationalist to try to avert a war. With some help from Starbuck, Galactica ends up protecting the Nationalists from the Eastern Alliance missiles. Their attack thwarted, the Eastern Alliance is forced to consider peace as an option (TOS: "Experiment in Terra").

When Starbuck visits an old flame aboard the electronics ship, Apollo accompanies him. Shortly after they arrive, they find Aurora apparently involved in an ill-fated mutiny attempt. They accompany the senior officer with the prisoners, taking a shuttle to Galactica for trial. The first officer has other plans, and attempts to strand their shuttle. With the help of the prisoners, the group manages to return to the electronics ship. They suprise the crew, and retake control of the Celestra (TOS: "Take the Celestra").

Apollo takes Starbuck, Cassiopeia, and Sheba up to the Celestial chamber. Inside, they discover an Gamma frequency old signal. With Boomer's help they trace the direction of the signal. Scouting in that direction, they discover a Cylon basestar, but manage to flee before being detected. Adama decides to engage the basestar. Apollo hatches a plan to use Baltar's raider to infiltrate the basestar and knock out its sensors. Apollo and Starbuck succeed in the mission, and Galactica destroys the basestar (TOS: "The Hand of God").

Family tree

 
 
 
Adama
 
 
 
Ila
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serina
 
 
 
Apollo
 
Athena
 
Zac
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boxey (adopted)
 
 


Changes in the Proposed Second Season

In Glen Larson's proposal for the Original Series' second year, Apollo would "gingerly [begin]" to pursue a relationship with Sheba, as implied at the end of "The Hand of God". However, this relationship would end tragically by her death in a battle with the Cylons, a death that could have been avoided had he heeded Starbuck's objection, which comes from a "sixth sense" he has about bad happenings.

After her death, Apollo has an epiphany where he decides to step down from command of Blue Squadron, telling his father that he will not be responsible for another man. Adama respects the decision, although he does not agree with it, and Apollo begins a hedonistic approach to life that "even has the fun-loving Starbuck envious". After running into Pegasus, Apollo falls in love with the ship's new executive officer, Renata. However, despite his infatuation with her, he discovers that she is a new breed of Cylon that is half-human, half-machine, and thwarts her plans to take over Pegasus's remaining crew (The Return of the Pegasus).

Apollo later finds himself at odds with his sister, Athena, who leads an insurrection against the "male dominance" of the Fleet. After a woman straps a bomb on herself, threatening to destroy Core Command, Apollo manages to talk sense into his sister, who in turn talks the potential suicide bomber down (A Woman's Power).

Later, as Apollo and Starbuck continue to develop their "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid" relationship, Apollo comes across a planetoid that is a veritable paradise. On this planetoid, Apollo falls in love with its princess, Quoi-Ling, despite the objections of her scheming brother, Prince Choi-Ling. Apollo, Starbuck, and Quoi-Ling manage to leave the planetoid, however this act cost Quoi-Ling her life, since she rapidly ages upon leaving the planetoid (Island in the Sky).

Notes

  • Handpicked and sought after by Glen A. Larson, Richard Hatch did not originally accept the Apollo role, finding the character to be too one-dimensional in the original drafts of "Saga of a Star World". However, changes to the script were made and he accepted the role of Apollo, which has fueled his life and dreams ever since.
  • In early script drafts, the Apollo character was named "Skyler"; many believe the name was changed to "Apollo" to avoid similarities with the name "Skywalker". According to the DVD commentary track for "Saga of a Star World" done by Richard Hatch, the name was changed days into shooting, and the dialogue had to be re-looped.
  • Apollo is the lead character of the series, and one of only five characters to be featured in every episode.
  • According to the non-canonical Encyclopedia Galactica, Apollo was 45 yahren old at the Battle of Cimtar. He is said to have graduated from the Academy when he was 35, thus serving as a full-fledged Warrior for 10 yahren.[1] Prior to his assignment to Galactica, Apollo was a Viper pilot instructor at the Academy.[2]
  • Richard Hatch returned for the new series as Tom Zarek a political prisoner that rose to the position of Vice President of the Twelve Colonies. He was a recurring character for all four years of the show before the character was executed for mutiny and treason.

Gallery

References

  1. Kraus, Bruce (1979). Encyclopedia Galactica, p. 13.
  2. Ibid., 14.



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  • See Also
    • Lee Adama|Apollo in the Re-imagined Series
    • Tom Zarek|Tom Zarek, Hatch's RDM character

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