Battlestar Galactica: “The Hand of God”

Battlestar Galactica:

While briefing the press on the fleet’s dwindling fuel supplies, President Roslin starts hallucinating snakes on her podium. Lots of snakes. We have no idea what Caprica’s ophidiofauna looks like, so the show’s producers have had to make do with terrestrial standins. And there are quite a few of them: a Ball Python (Python regius); Sinaloan and Pueblan Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae and L. t. campbelli, respectively); at least three Corn Snakes (Elaphe guttata), in albino and normal flavours; a leucistic Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri); and California and Mexican Black Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula californiae and L. g. nigrita, respectively). All of which have been bred in captivity for decades and can be found at your local pet store. Though deliveries to the Twelve Colonies have been rather interrupted recently.

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