Here Be Dragons

From Battlestar Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
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.


Here Be Dragons
"Here Be Dragons"
An episode of the Caprica Series
Episode No. Season 1, Episode 17 (discuss)
Writer(s) Michael Taylor
Story by
Director Michael Nankin
Assistant Director
Special guest(s)
Production No. 117
Nielsen Rating
US airdate USA January 4, 2011[1][2]
CAN airdate CAN November 23, 2010 [3]
UK airdate UK
DVD release
Population {{{population}}} survivors
Extended Info
Episode Chronology
Previous Next
The Heavens Will Rise Here Be Dragons Apotheosis
Related Information
Official Summary
R&D SkitView
[[IMDB:tt{{{imdb}}}|IMDb entry]]
Listing of props for this episode
[[frakr:{{{frakr}}}|Satirical view of this episode on WikiFrakr]]
Promotional Materials
Watch this episode's promo (on-wiki)
Online Purchasing
Amazon: | Standard Definition | | High Definition
iTunes: [{{{itunes}}} USA]


The Graystones find Zoe with a vengeful Clarice closing in, while the Ha'la'tha turns on the Adama brothers.



Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4


  • "Here be dragons" is a phrase used to denote unexplored or dangerous territories derived from the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps. The most literal correspondence between the title and the episode content would be the inhospitable forest created by Zoe Graystone and Tamara Adama (unexplored) and the dragon conjured there by Zoe (dangerous) to attack Amanda in the teaser.


  • The episode contains two indications that Evelyn is the future mother of Admiral William Adama. First, she enjoys model shipmaking, as her son is seen doing in several episodes of Battlestar Galactica. Second, she mentions a brother on Tauron who uses hunting dogs to drive foxes into the water; this is the uncle that William mentions in "Sometimes a Great Notion".
  • Zoe-A's brief return to the body of the U-87 prototype is the first Cylon resurrection to occur in the Twelve Colonies. Like the humanoid Cylons decades later, massive damage to her physical body caused her consciousness to upload completely to a larger computer network; for Zoe, this was V-World, rather than a Resurrection Ship or the Resurrection Hub. She is capable of downloading only to a body specifically designed for her, but unlike the humanoid Cylons who would have many genetically equivalent biological bodies available at any time, Zoe is obliged to wait until the unique U-87 prototype body was sufficiently repaired to hold her once again. However, Zoe is able to download into that body at will, whereas downloading for humanoid Cylons would be more akin to a reflex response out of the individual's control.


  • Will Zoe-A continue to associate with Tamara-A in New Cap City, or anywhere else in V-World?
  • Why were sailing ships (such as those discussed by Evelyn and Willie) built and used after space travel had been developed to migrate from Kobol to Caprica?
    • Spaceships were probably less efficient and more expensive means of transportation between two points on the same planet. For similar reasons, ocean vessels are used far more often than aircraft for international trade on modern-day Earth.

Official Statements

Noteworthy Dialogue

Guest Stars


  1. Gorman, Bill (27 October 2010). Caprica Cancelled by Syfy (backup available on . Retrieved on 28 October 2010.
  2. Exclusive: Syfy's "Caprica" to Sign Off Tuesday, January 4 (backup available on . (19 November 2010). Retrieved on 19 November 2010.
  3. SPACE Schedule (backup available on . Retrieved on 21 November 2011.

Caprica Season 1 (2010) Episode List

Pilot | Rebirth | Reins of a Waterfall | Gravedancing | There is Another Sky | Know Thy Enemy | The Imperfections of Memory | Ghosts in the Machine | End of Line | Unvanquished | Retribution | Things We Lock Away | False Labor | Blowback | The Dirteaters | The Heavens Will Rise | Here Be Dragons | Apotheosis

Other Series : Original 1978 Series  | Galactica 1980 Series  | Re-imagined Series  | List of Episodes

Template:Navigation box end </div>de:Here Be Dragons

Navigation menu