James Lyman

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James Lyman
Battlestar Galactica character
First appearance "Litmus"
Last appearance "Unfinished Business"
Portrayed by Dominic Zamprogna
Aliases Jammer
Species Human
Gender Male
Title Specialist
Affiliation Colonial Fleet
New Caprica Police

James "Jammer" Lyman is a fictional character from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. His character was centrally featured in the webisodic Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance.


Jammer was a flight deck specialist aboard the Battlestar Galactica. His duty fatigues were a different color from everyone else's.

In "Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance", a group of online episodes, Jammer was convinced by an Aaron Doral copy to help the Cylons "prevent bloodshed", and was given a small device that would let him talk to Doral about any more Resistance activities. In webisode 10, as Duck goes to join the New Caprica Police (NCP) as a spy, Jammer can be seen walking off with the chip in his hand after a meeting with Colonel Tigh and Chief Tyrol. Jammer became the captain of the NCP, and a collaborator with the Cylon occupation forces on New Caprica. At the same time, he continued to act as a member of the New Caprica Resistance.

Jammer believed that he joined the NCP to get Cylon Centurions off the street, to lessen tensions on the planet, and to prevent further over-reactions by patrolling Cylons, as happened at the Temple Massacre. However, his actions began wearing on his conscience, especially when he found out that Cally Tyrol was on a list the Cylons have set for execution. At first, he asked Sharon "Boomer" Valerii to see if she could let her go, but Boomer said she couldn't do anything about it. Jammer seemed to be awkward about talking to Boomer because he was friends with her when she was (unknowingly) masquerading as a human aboard Galactica. Boomer found it easy to talk to him. Before the mass execution was interrupted by Colonial fighters, Jammer, in his NCP uniform and mask, allowed Cally to make an escape by cutting off her restraints.

Despite his good intentions, three days after the New Caprica people were brought back into the Fleet, he was judged guilty of treason by a secret six-person jury called The Circle, which included Chief Tyrol. Even taking the possibility of having helped Cally under consideration, the evidence of his crimes carried the heavier weight in their decision and he was executed via spacing through Galactica's airlocks.

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