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MISSING SCENES FROM

THE LONG PATROL

On the Rising Star, after the waiter says, "I've sailed the Rising Star hundreds of times. This reminds me of the old days... before the war", Starbuck asks, "Before the war?" Waiter: (smiles) "Well, before it interfered with our annual run to Quatara... ah, what a magnificent cluster. Seven red stars and one blue. It was quite a trip pleaser." People begin drifting back to their tables. Waiter: (eyes Starbuck and Cassiopea) "Especially for newly joined couples."

There is more dialogue between Starbuck and CORA during their first conversation. Computer: "Don't be a bore. My name's CORA. Short for Computer, Oral Response Activated. I'm programmed to respond instantly to all your needs. I am also programmed to give you an entertaining mission... one that will keep you alert and on your toes." Starbuck: "Shut up, CORA. (Long beat of silence.) Okay. Continue." Computer: "Give you a feeling of power? (beat) We are on a Delta vector..."

When CORA says, "We have enough speed to outrun anything in the universe", Starbuck answers, "I'm not used to running." Computer: (disgusted) "You may not have a choice. (beat) Hang on!"

After Recon Viper One heads toward the moon to investigate the downed shuttle, we see the shuttle on the moon's surface: The pilot of the shuttle exits, coughing, though the cloud of steam. He is a young, handsome man dressed in a rather worn, short jacket and boots. He opens a compartment on the side of the shuttle and grabs some tools, then clambers under the shuttle. The dark sky lights up fromt he downblast of Starbuck's Recon Viper as it lands near the shuttle. CLOSE ON THE SHUTTLECRAFT PILOT - He is watching the Viper land. His expression is one of concern, as he continues to work frantically on the engine. CLOSE ON STARBUCK IN COCKPIT - Starbuck: "How'd you like the landing?" Computer: (ignores question) "Sensors indicate shuttlecraft is manned by humanoid life form. No laser weapons. (beat) Switching all systems except marker beacon to stand-by mode." Starbuck: (opening the hatch) "How'd you like the landing... honey?" CORA doesn't answer. Starbuck smiles and climbs out.

On the Galactica bridge, when Adama says, "Maintain tracking. He may be onto something", Athena says to herself, "Probably a socialator."

When Starbuck first encounters the Enforcers on the surface of Proteus, he says, "Could one of you guys give me directions to the rest room?"

On the Galactica bridge, after Athena says to Cassiopea, "Starbuck is on a long range patrol", Cassiopea replies, "Did you arrange that?" Athena: "Look. I don't like you and you don't like me. But... evidently Starbuck has some sort of relationship with you. (beat) We're receiving intermittent transmissions..."

There is more dialogue in Apollo and Boomer's conversation with Robber. Apollo: "I guess I'd do the same. (to Boomer) Radio the Galactica on the short pulse transmitter in scrambled code. Negative Cylon contact. Have located Recon Viper One. Believe Starbuck alive. Will search until recall." Boomer: (grins) "Yes, sir!" (Boomer takes off out the door.) Robber: (concerned) "What about us, Captain?" Apollo: "When we find Starbuck and the shuttle... Think you can navigate a couple of hectares of deep space?" Robber: (smiling) "Aye." Apollo: "We could use a good Ambrosa distiller on the Galactica. The stuff we make is awful." (Robber hugs his wife and daughter as Apollo downs his drink.)

On Proteus, when Starbuck, referring to his viper, says "She's unarmed!", Apollo answers (smiling) "Shouldn't matter... to a hot pilot." We move in on Starbuck's look.

This is how the final scene in the Rising Star dining lounge begins. Starbuck: "All I had to do was compute when the Galactica probably first picked up the Cylon patrol on long range scan. Then estimate which course would put the most space between the fleet and the Cylons. (beat) It was simple." Adama: "And you did all this?" Starbuck: "Well, sir. I... ah... had some help from CORA." Cassiopea: (to Athena) "I knew there'd be a woman in it." Athena: (laughs) "CORA's a computer. I don't think we have any competition there. (turns to Starbuck) Do we?" CLOSE ON STARBUCK - He just smiles. Everyone, except Cassiopea and Athena, is laughing.

In a slightly earlier script, Imperious Leader is on the Cylon basestar instead of Baltar. Centurion: "By your command." Imperious Leader: "Speak." Centurion: "We monitored an undecipherable transmission from the Frodian galaxy." Leader: "The Colonial Fleet!" Centurion: "The signal was beamed at the planet Aeries." Leader: "Ohhh... (beat) A humanoid outpost that does not know we have destroyed the Colonies. Dispatch a patrol to eradicate them." Centurion: "By your command."


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