In the first two episodes of season two, Centurions crashed into Galactica. They then boarded the ship. I don't remember an explanation for how they were able to breach the hull (beyond initial impact, which was obviously noticed) to gain entry. Wouldn't their embarkation have caused decompression? (Sure, they don't need to breathe, but they need to open the hatchways to gain access from their crash-site, vetting the air.) Was this explained? Wouldn't the CIC or other areas have noticed an area decompress, then recompress? Was this addressed in the show? I don't have easy access to the episodes right now, but have seen them a few times and don't remember an explanation. I just remember everyone being freaked out that all of a sudden there were Cylons on board without warning.

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They smashed into the Museum Pod, and their entrance was well noticed. One of the pilots even loudly confirms that there is no fire.

They smashed through the glass window sealing the runway, causing a decompression, and after a while they started leaving the Heavy Raider.

Also, this isn't exactly Star Trek. They don't have sensors for everything everywhere. They needed a pilot's confirmation to even confirm that the Raider hit Galactica and didn't miss it or smash into the hull plating. Damage control was very rudimentary and primitive, hull damage indicator was basicly several dozen LEDs linked to spots in important positions.

The rest is history.

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    And now I remember it. The "there is no fire" brought it back. Thank you. And for what it's worth, I'm glad for Star Trek, and glad this isn't Star Trek. Also, I doubt they needed a Viper to tell them they were hit, but so be it, and so say me all. Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 12:48
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    I can't believe it took you THREE WHOLE MINUTES TO ANSWER, NUGGET! Seriously though, that's one frak of a quick answer, including details. Forget Earth, the 12 Colonies, and "Earth." The SE is home. Glad you're here, friend. I've a feeling you'll do well. Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 12:50
  • I loved that show excessively (easly top 3 of the ones I've wachted). And I just happened to be here while you asked :P
    – Petersaber
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 19:51

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