In the four seasons of Battlestar Galactica, there have been many tragedies and losses, while not forgetting that the fleet was created in the wake of a devastating apocalypse, visited on humanity by the Cylons. What was suddenly created was a rag-tag band of survivors, spread over a few ships, with barely enough raw material to make it from day to day.
It made perfect sense for the military to take point - they, after all, would be in charge of mounting the counter-strike against the Cylons, if there was to be one. But, if there was to be a total war, what was to happen with those ships and people who could not participate?
There very quickly sprang up a dichotomy in the fleet. There were those who were on the inside - military and higher up government personnel, who had a clear view of what was going on in the wider stakes of the game. Then there was everyone else, condemned to rusted ships with very little food and water, waiting to hear news of the war that trickled down through press statements and leaks.
It was truly a grim life, surviving in the civilian fleet. Over ten thousand people would be lost on the journey to Earth - and not all of them were killed by Cylons, either.
Here are some of the worst things to happen to the civilian fleet.
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