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Alex 'Crashdown' Quartararo - Battlestar Galactica

Alex Quartararo from Battlestar Galactica played by Sam Witwer.

Alex Quartararo is a fictional male in the Battlestar Galactica television series who was played on screen by Sam Witwer. Alex Quartararo holds the rank of Lieutenant.

Sam Witwer is also known for the role of Davis Bloome, the Medic in Smallville series. Smallville follows Clark Kent in his years at High School and beginning his life as a newspaper reporter for the Daily planet.

Alex better is known as Crashdown, it was only revealed on line as to what his character's real name was. Alex is an Electronics Countermeasures Officer onboard Colonial Raptors which is more a support role than someone who flies in the front seat. He became the replacement for Lieutenant Karl Agathon ( Helo ) who in the mini-series had opted to stay on Caprica so that Doctor Gaius Baltar could be saved. Helo believed Baltar's intelligence and knowledge would help the survivors more than what he could do himself.

His role in the series is limited to the first series and the first few episodes of the second series. During his time in the series, he works closely with Lieutenant Sharon Valerii who unbeknown to him and everyone else, Boomer was a Cylon infiltrator. During his time there, it is revealed that he was in a relationship with Ensign Davis. Ensign Davis, a junior female officer who appeared in a couple of episodes in the first series.

Battlestar Triton

Alex used to work onboard the Battlestar Triton but the Triton was destroyed by the Cylon forcing him to seek refuge on the Galactica. Although he is on the Galactica, he still has a sense of loyalty towards the Triton and the insignia on his clothing is Triton and not Galactica. Alex is partnered with Lieutenant Sharon Valerii ( Boomer ), something that Boomer is not all that happy with.

Kobol's Last Gleaming

When the Galactica discovers Kobol, the original home of all the colonies, Crashdown is in the only Colonial Raptor to make it down to the surface. Once on the ground, Crashdown takes charge of the group. Dissent starts brewing amongst the group when a couple of the group are killed by Cylon Centurions.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol openly questions Crashdown's leadership skills causing further ructions in the group. When Cally refuses to move, Crashdown gets annoyed and threatens to execute Cally if she doesn't move. Doctor Gaius Baltar shoots Crashdown as he fears Crashdown would carry out his word and execute Cally. When everyone returns to the Galactica, Baltar notes that Crashdown behaved with extreme bravery.

Alex Quartararo Facts

ActorSam Witwer
Last UpdatedSaturday, June 22, 2019

Copyright: Vivendi Universal

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