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General Information
Known as The First Colony
Ancient Name Gemini
Location Helios Alpha star system
Societal Information
Population 2.8 billion
Capital Oranu
Major Cities Oranu, Illumini
Official Language Old Gemenese
Patron God Hera
Attractions Kobol Colleges, Illumini Pantheon, Gramada Mountains, Spatiu Gol Plateau, Pustiu Desert
Pyramid Teams Gemenon Twins, Illumini Vipers
Series Connections
Characters Mother
Obal Ferras
Clarice Willow
Kevin Reikle
Lacy Rand
Odin Sinclair
Lexon (Dex)
Sagittaron Recruit
Cadet Recruit No. 1
STO Guard
Significance Monotheist Church
Soldiers of the One

Gemenon is a planet in the Cyrannus Star System, orbiting the Helios Alpha star. Gemini is the ancient name of the colony, which was named after one of the Twelve Tribes of Kobol.


The first colony settled was Gemenon, which shares an orbit with its more populous and affluent neighbor, Caprica. The birthplace of several major religions, including the controversial Monotheism and its military arm, Soldiers of the One, Gemenon has been torn by religious division for most of its history. Its extreme climate, from frozen plateaus to searing deserts, can make life difficult for its residents, who are known for their toughness as well as their strict religious interpretation of the Sacred Scrolls. [1]


114 Oranu Night


The Twelve Colonies are located in the Cyrannus Star System, which is comprised of four stars. Gemenon is in the third orbit around the Helios Alpha star. It shares its orbit with the planet, Caprica. They revolve around their common barycenter, or center-of-gravity, with an orbital period of 28.2 days. The distance between Caprica and Gemenon is four-hundred and ninety-three thousand kilometers.[2]

The colonies Picon and Tauron also orbit this star.[2]



Two religions cohabitate uneasily on Gemenon. In addition to mainstream colonial polytheism, monotheism has its origins on the planet.


Monotheism is the belief in one, omnipotent god. Most of colonial civilization is polytheistic, but a minority is monotheistic, including the Monotheist Church and its military arm, the terrorist group known as Soldiers of the One. ("Pilot")

Gemenon Retreat

The Monotheist Church Retreat

Members of the Church call Gemenon the holy birthplace of Monotheism. ("Blowback")

The Church is headed by The Blessed Mother, who lives on Gemenon at a place called the Retreat. The Conclave is a governing body which meets here. They are headed by a leader who reports directly to Mother and is her advisor. ("Blowback") ("Unvanquished")

The Monotheist Church is located between two warring factions on the planet - the polytheistic rebels on the east and the Hephaestons on the other side. The situation is a big stalemate. ("Unvanquished")

Gemenon is the planet for which Ben Stark, Lacy Rand and Zoe Graystone were departing to begin a new life at a safe house with the Monotheists. ("Pilot")

Polytheist Beliefs[]

The Polytheists believe in multiple gods, who are known as the "Lords of Kobol". The Gemenese believe in the literal truth of the Scriptures.

Their strict religious beliefs dictate their laws concerning the family. They believe that abortion is an offense in the eyes of the gods. They consider minor children to be the property of their parents. ("Battlestar Galactica: The Captain's Hand")


117 STO Camp Night

STO training camp

The STO's training camp is on Gemenon. It is run by Kevin Reikle, praetor and instructor. Diego is another instructor who is often seen at Reikle's side. The camp's leaders, soldiers and cadets live in tents outside of the Monotheist Church headquarters and retreat. The church prefers to distance itself from the STO publicly, although they rely on them in secret for covert operations. ("Unvanquished") ("Blowback") ("The Heavens Will Rise")

The Apolli are a terrorist group based on Gemenon. They are an extremist group which employs violence to achieve their aims. The Apolli are severely critical of Monotheism and believe that the Monotheist God does not answer the prayers of his followers. ("Blowback")


114 Oranu Spaceport Lacy

Lacy arrives at the spaceport in Oranu

Gemenon is known for their monster movies. These are Philo's favorite films. Amanda Graystone looks at the U-87 and remarks that it looks like the "monster" that trampled Oranu. ("Know Thy Enemy") ("Rebirth")

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Production Notes[]

The Romanian language stands in for the Gemenese native tongue. [3]

Cultural References[]

See Also[]


  1. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ibid.
  3. "Blowback." Caprica: Season 1.5, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, podcast by Director of Development at Universal Cable Productions, Tom Lieber, and series regular Magda Apanowicz, episode 114, Syfy, 2010, disc two, 15:43-15:53.