Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny...
Back when the Caprican named Archon was a lowly ensign in the Colonial Service, he signed aboard the Pegasus, under the command of Commander Cain--aboard which battlestar he never truly felt like he belonged. The Pegasus later mounted an assault on two base stars, intending (vainly, as it proved!) to get at the third, which Baltar was commanding. But before it launched that attack, Archon, by then a Colonial Service lieutenant, transferred from the Pegasus to the Galactica, under the command of Commander Adama. The Galactica proved to be more conducive to his particular temperament, skills, and training, and Adama proved to be a better commander, for his cubits, than Cain had been. By the time thirty yahrens had gone by, Archon had worked his way up through the now-severely thinned ranks to become a colonel in what was left of the Colonial Service.
COL Parker "Archon" Gabriel's Blog
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:30am
The following is my attempt to explain why Baltar did what he did, and frame it in the background of the classic program. It also explains that green outfit John Colicos wore in character, beginning in Lost Planet Of The Gods, and why he did not wear it before then. Finally, it reveals Baltar's fate. Continue
This is not strictly canon as yet. What it is, instead, is my personal speculation, so I ask your…