The Colony

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The Colony
The Colony
Race: * Thirteenth Tribe
* Cylon
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
Crew: * Humanoid Cylons
* Cylon Centurions
* Cylon War era Centurions
* Hybrids
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Role: * Command and control
* Developmental research facility
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Armaments: * Multiple light quad barreled guns
* Multiple heavy guns
Defenses: * Raider screens
* Basestar support
* Natural spatial hazards
Aircraft: * Numerous Cylon War era Raiders
* Numerous autonomous Raiders
* Numerous Heavy Raiders
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Fate: Destroyed, Battle of the Colony, circa YR04 (4 ACH)
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
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The Colony is a large biomechanical structure similar in composition to the basestars. After the Cimtar Peace Accord, the Final Five and the Cylon Centurion Model 0005 units (with the exception of the Guardians) retreated to this place, a spaceborne Cylon homeworld (TRS: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars").

History and Use

This structure was built around the original ship of the Final Five (Islanded in a Stream of Stars podcast). The vessel was used by Samuel Anders, Tory Foster, Ellen Tigh, Saul Tigh and Galen Tyrol to travel to the Twelve Colonies from the devastated remains of Earth, backtracking the path their ancestors had taken from Kobol and then following the path of the twelve tribes of humanity. At one point, the ship stopped at The Temple of Hopes.

The expanded structure was "home" to the humanoid and Centurion Cylons after the war. The eight numbered humanoid models were presumably developed by Anders, Foster, the Tighs and Tyrol here. Their original resurrection equipment was still on the Colony (TRS: "No Exit"), as was their original sublight starship.

When the Cylons prepared to attack the Colonies, they gathered their massive fleet here and jumped directly from The Colony to the Twelve Colonies (TRS: "The Plan").

The Colony fell into the hands of the Number Ones/Cavils after they usurped the Final Five. Prior to the Cylon Civil War, Cavil keeps the Colony secret (TRS: "No Exit"). Cavil moves the Colony shortly before the start of the civil war, indicating that the structure is FTL-capable (TRS: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars"). It is positioned in a stable orbit inside the accretion disc of a naked singularity (TRS: "Daybreak, Part I").

The Colony serves as home base for the Ones, Fours, Fives, and Boomer. Hera Agathon is brought to the Colony for experimentation, to determine what makes her a successful human-Cylon hybrid and replicate it (TRS: "Daybreak, Part I").

There are both original-model Cylon Raiders (mechanical fighter craft which require pilots) and the newer autonomous Raider models inside the Colony, and both 0005 and updated Centurion units. The Colony's systems are controlled by multiple Hybrids (TRS: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars", "Daybreak, Part II"). It is armed with a large array of quad barreled point defense, and single barreled heavy gun batteries (TRS: "Daybreak, Part II").

The Colony is destroyed when Margaret Edmonson's corpse inadvertantly launches several nukes at it from her Raptor, causing massive damage and the loss of its stable orbit around the singularity (TRS: "Daybreak, Part II").

The final battle between humans and Cylons, the Battle of The Colony, takes place here when Galactica launches a rescue mission for Hera Agathon. Among the dead in the battle are numerous Centurions, at least three Dorals, three Simons, Cavil and Boomer, as well as any who are onboard the structure when it falls into the black hole.


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  • When Ron D. Moore was questioned why the "Cylon POV episode", "Downloaded", took place on Cylon-occupied Caprica instead of the Cylon homeworld in an interview with Now Playing Magazine on February 23, 2006, he stated that the series will probably not show that planet any time in the forseeable future, explaining that:
"That episode ("Downloaded") will not have that, and we still don’t have any plans to do that...My instinct is kind of not to go there. I feel like I don’t have a great clear vision of it; at this point if we tried to do something there it would look very familiar and not as interesting as it is in your imagination."
Moore goes on to say that he felt it was more exciting when left to the imagination, because "It still has to be a place where bipedal creatures can walk around and do things": Presumably, it has to be able to support the humanoid Cylons, who are near-human enough that their home environment would be fairly similar to a human one, and not drastically exotic.
  • In the podcast for "Islanded in a Stream of Stars," Moore states that originally the writers had an idea that the Cylons had a homeworld they informally called "Cylonia" but, for the reasons mentioned above, they decided not to visit it. The notion for the Colony as the Cylon homeworld instead came up during the writing of Season 4.

Related Imagery


Ships in the Re-Imagined Series, Caprica, & Blood & Chrome


Ancient Kobolian: Galleon

Colonial Military

Battlestar Classes: Mercury class | Galactica-type | Valkyrie-type | Orion class

Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Catamaran type | Watersled type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

Colonial Stations: Armistice Station | Colonial Fleet Headquarters | Ministry of Defense | Ragnar Anchorage
Scorpion Fleet Shipyards

Colonial Civilian

Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
Olympic Carrier | Prometheus | Rising Star | Scylla | Zephyr | List of all civilian ships

Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub Template:Navigation box end