Some years ago, I found an old copy of the novelization of Battlestar Galactica in a second-hand bookshop. The book featured a large, symmetrical, top-shaped spaceship either on the cover, or in photos within the book. I assumed it to be the eponymous spaceship. The photos were proper, colour photographic paper prints, not black-and-white images on the regular pages of the book.
Today, I had a chance to see the first episode of the original 1978 series, and, well, Galactica looks nothing like that.
I did see something that resembled the ship when Apollo tries to identify the unknown ship at the beginning of the show:
Can anyone identify what ship was shown in the novel?
As it turns out, I was mistaken about a few things:
- The book is a lot more than a two decades old
- It was on the back cover, not the front,
- The ship is identical to the image seen on the scanner.