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Hero FTL Key from the
TV show Battlestar Galactica
(NBC/Universal Television, 2004-2009)

This is the hero FTL (Faster Than Light) Key used on the TV series Battlestar Galactica. This prop was used as the key that activated the faster-than-light jump drives on the Galactica and other ships. It's a machined aluminum key with two plastic rods that ligth up blue when activated by little switches on the side of the key.

It was used in several seasons (and the original mini-series) by Lt. Gaeta and Starbuck.

Here's some screen shots from the various episodes:
From the Mini-Series, Lt. Gaeta operating the Jump Drive for the first time:

From Season 3, Episode 10 'The Passage'

From Season 4, Episode 6 'Faith', this time it's on the Demetrius when the crew is threatening to
mutiny and return to Galactica, which results in Gaeta being shot in the leg.

And it's final use in Season 4, Episode 20 'Daybreak'. Kara uses the FTL to jump Galactica one last
time to it's final coordinates and the crew's new home...

And, just for fun, here are a couple of pictures of the key being used with the FTL Flight Console
that was displayed at the Propworx live auction of Battlestar Galactica props:

All screen captures from the show are Copyright 2003-2009 NBC/Universal Home Video.