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The original Battlestar Galactica was a sci-fi show from the 1970-s
featuring the escape of the last remnants of humankind in a fleet of spacecraft, pursued by machine enemies, the Cylons.
This page refers only to the second Battlestar Galactica series, made more recently. The original didn't have these vertical flags, although some flags were seen, used in the typical manner of "normal" interior flags.
Jorge Candeias, 12 October 2004 & 6 April 2006
A miniseries served as the pilot for the revived series.
Eugene Ipavec, 6 June 2006
image by Eugene Ipavec,
17 November 2006
In a first season episode, Colonial Day, in which the government is reconstituted shortly after the war,
a huge example dominates the parliament chamber.
(Seen at Battlestar Wiki.)
That flag is even greener than my confederal flag version.
Eugene Ipavec, 29 April 2008
The reason this huge flag is even greener might be that it's not actually the same design. The confederal flags have the seal on a light background; the council flag has the seal on a dark background. (I do agree that the spot lighting out the flag seems to be a tad yellow; possibly to make the seal stand out more.)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 May 2008
image by Eugene Ipavec,
6 April 2006
The flags of the Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus are also shown — they are black
with the same badge in white and the ship name and serial number inscribed around the ring.
The Fabric Graphics picture is
from the conclusion of the miniseries that served as the pilot for the revived series. Of note is the central banner
behind the podium, the banner of the Galactica (there should be an inscription to the effect in the empty space
between the rings).
From context only, I originally made an assumption that the central banner behind
the podium might be the flag of the colonies' confederal
body, "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol." A good example of an error disseminating through a system was that Wikipedia
at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Twelve-Colonies-Flag.png> later showed the fictional flag of
the Twelve Colonies of Kobol from Battlestar Galactica, swiped unacknowledged from FOTW – except that it was
this wrongly identified flag.