With the 70s being rife with disaster movies it is no surprise that Glen A. Larson decided to tackle the genre in Battlestar Galactica, and so in the tradition of Irwin Allen the crew of Galactica must fight a raging fire that threatens the life of all on board. So let's see what a TV budget and a bundle of stock footage can provide.
This episode begins with the introduction of the “Rejuvenation Center” a room aboard the Galactica that differs from the Officers Club as it is open to all personal; crew, civilians, women and children who are all allowed to kick back and relax while playing futuristic versions of checkers and shuffleboard. Boomer (Herbert Jefferson Jr.) joins Athena (Maren Jensen) and Boxey (Noah Hathaway) as he is on furlon (that’s space talk for furlough) for the next 24 centars (Colonial measurement of one hour). Now the insistence on making up space jargon for a science fiction show like this always bothers me. One can assume that the characters on board the Galactica are not speaking English as we know it, but that we are getting a translated English version from whatever language the Colonials would be speaking. So why not just use minutes and hours instead of silly words like centon and centar?