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 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
And it's final use in Season 4, Episode 20 'Daybreak'. Kara uses
the FTL to jump Galactica one last
And, just for fun, here are a couple of pictures of the key being
used with the FTL Flight Console