Columbia (TOS)

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This page (like all pages on this wiki) was imported from the original English-language Battlestar Wiki based on what was available in the Wayback Machine in early 2017. You can see the archive of the original page here.
For information on a battlestar of the same name from the Re-imagined Series, see Columbia (RDM).

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Fate: Destroyed at the Peace Conference
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Columbia is the name of a destroyed Colonial battlestar.

When Cadet Cree is interrogated by Vulpa, he claims to be from Columbia. Vulpa claims this is impossible, as the Columbia had been destroyed at the peace conference. Vulpa then orders a brain probe rather than try to get him to freely cooperate (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I).


  • Columbia is perhaps the most unlikely name for a space vessel developed by a wholly "alien" culture, being a derivation of the 15th Century Genoan explorer Christopher Columbus. However, much like having the characters speak English, this may be a contrivance. The name may simply derive from the Latin word for "dove" or "pigeon" (columba).
  • Columbia is not named as one of the five battlestars present at the Battle of Cimtar, so it is unknown if Vulpa was just referring to the entire ambush (including the actions against the Colonies) as the "peace conference".
  • Many fans consider Columbia to be the battlestar class name. However, this is fan fiction: no substantiated class name has been given to the Original Series battlestars by official sources.

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