When my friend picked this (awesome!) game up at GenCon, and was demoing it there, he was taught by the demo'er that a basestar destroyed by a nuke remains out of play for the entire game - that it can no longer be put in play regardless of cylon attack cards.
Having played it, this seems strange, and we can't find any reference to it in the rulebook. I'm inclined to think it's a rules mis-call (either a misrecollection, or a recollection of an earlier draft) by the demo runner. Anybody know for sure?
I don't know for sure but what I do know is a lot of times the guys running the demoes for FFG are usually new to the game as well. If you are lucky the guy isn't reading the rule book for the first time as he runs the game.
I wonder if it would be a smart move by FFG part to maybe have all there con volunteers meet the evening before the con starts and get them all up to speed on the games they will demo.
The way we played it, the game owner had it such that a nuked basestar does return to the board whenever an event or whatever calls for it to return. It seemed the "correct" way to play, although brutal since that same one returned twice more. Well, it does reflect the frustration as seen in the TV series.