Sunday, February 24, 2013


In the original Battlestar Gallactica, Captain Apollo Adama was one of the central characters of the franchise. He was the son of Commander Adama and Ila. He had a sister Athena, and a brother Zac. He was a viper pilot, and the leader of Blue Squadron. Starbuck was his wingman. In the modern version, the character was renamed Leland Joseph "Lee' Adama, and Apollo was his call sign. In this version his parents were William and Carolanne Adama. He only had a brother, Zak. He was appointed the CAG (Commander Air Group) on Galactica, and later the Commander of the Pegasus. He later resigned from the Colonial Fleet to help defend Gaius Baltar. The name can also be found as the name of a Lord of Kobol, and in the Arrow of Apollo, a religious artifact. 

In Marvel's Stormwatch series, Apollo was one of the first openly gay superheroes. He was able to absorb solar energy and convert that energy into strength, speed, flight, and laser blasts from his eyes. 

In Star Trek, Apollo was a member of an alien race with God-like powers. He kidnapped the crew of the Enterprise and tried to force them to worship him. 

In the real world, Apollo was the name of the NASA program whose goal was the human exploration of the moon. 

Apollo's origins come from Greek Mythology, where he is the god of many things, including light, the Sun, music, poetry, prophecy and healing. Apollo has never ranked in the top 1000 names in the United States. In 2011, 142 boys were named Apollo, and 9 were given the alternate spelling, Apolo.

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