Battlestar Galactica (2003)

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A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.

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 Commander Adama (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Laura Roslin (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Lee 'Apollo' Adama (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Gaius Baltar (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Number Six (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Leoben Conoy (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Col. Tigh (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Doral (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Billy (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Crew Chief Tyrol (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Transport Pilot (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Elosha (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Dualla (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Boxey (2 episodes, 2003)
John Mann ...
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 Gaeta (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Cally (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Prosna (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Lt. Karl Agathon (2 episodes, 2003)
Ginger Broatch ...
 Cami (2 episodes, 2003)
Alonso Oyarzun ...
 Socinus (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Capt. Kelly (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Launch Officer (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Armistice Officer (2 episodes, 2003)
Tim Henry ...
 Doctor (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Liner Captain (2 episodes, 2003)
Brenda McDonald ...
 Old Woman (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Reporter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
Jenn Griffin ...
 Woman #2 (2 episodes, 2003)
BJ Harrison ...
 Woman #3 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Blonde Woman (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Man #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
Robert Lewis ...
 Man #2 (2 episodes, 2003)
Denzel Sinclaire ...
 Man #3 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Chantara (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Chantara's Husband (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Jr. Reporter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Giana (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pilot #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pilot #2 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pilot #3 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pilot #4 (2 episodes, 2003)
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Storyline

It's been 40 years since the 12 colonies of mankind have heard from their progeny, the Cylons -- robotic creatures who rose up and declared war on their masters, then disappeared. In a sudden, devastating strike, the Cylons return and lay waste to the colonies, aided by human-looking Cylon variants and an unwitting fifth columnist. The attack forces Commander William Adama to call into action his museum-piece warship, the Battlestar Galactica, and soon its company of hotshot fighter pilots is blasting away at the invaders. But their best efforts can't prevent the colonies' obliteration. Fleeing the Cylon genocide, the Galactica leads a rag-tag fleet of survivors on a lonely quest to find humanity's fabled 13th colony -- a planet known as Earth. Written by John Colicos #6

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8 December 2003 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the Botanical Garden ship with all the plants that was carrying the little girl was intended to reference the botanical ships from the movie Silent Running (1972). However, reused footage from that movie was used in the original Battlestar Galactica series in which it was an agriculture ship, thus becoming a double homage. See more »

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Number Six: What are you doing?
Baltar: Phoning my attorney.
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Number Six: It won't be necessary because in a few hours no one will be left to charge you with anything.
Baltar: What exactly are you saying?
Number Six: Humanity's children are returning home. Today.
[a nuclear detonation flares in the distance]
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Crazy Credits

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Some People Just Do Not Understand
14 December 2003 | by (Fresno, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I've read a lot of your comments, and it amazes me how some people seem to think that the function of this mini-series (and hopefully series) is to cater to the whims of the fans of the original series. Sorry, that's not it.

The die-hard types -- the "fans" (and I am one, of BSG, BSG2003, Trek, B5, etc.) -- are never going to be more than a small fraction of the viewership of any television program. It must appeal to a broader audience, or it is DOOMED.

Ronald D. Moore -- in my opinion, one of the better writer-producers in sci-fi today -- took a concept that pleased just about nobody but the fans and reproduced it in a manner that made it interesting and watchable to a modern audience. And if you step outside of your "I want Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict" temper tantrums, you will find it interesting and watchable as well.

As for some of the main cast members -- like the Adamas pere et fils -- being stiff and inhuman...my friends, welcome to career military officer types. I would bet you're the same people who complained about Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in the first season of Babylon 5 as well. These are TRUE TO LIFE heroes, not the Saturday morning cartoon comic book heroes.

As for remolding Starbuck (does she drink a lot of coffee? ;-) and Boomer into women... well, I had my doubts at first, but I thought they did a magnificent job. As for the Cylons looking like humans now... well, only some of them do. And, to be perfectly honest, it makes a lot of sense for them to be able to blend in with their enemies. Anyone who has knowledge of terrorists in the Middle East knows that the reason they can get in to major civilian population centers and cause hideously evil damage and destruction is because THEY BLEND IN. Use some logic, people!

Much like when going to see a movie based on one of Tom Clancy's novels, I didn't go into this expecting to see the original. I went into it expecting to see something new and interesting with some similarities at the plot level. And I was not disappointed.

Since ENTERPRISE seems to be killing the Trek franchise -- and I admit, I enjoy ENTERPRISE a lot of the time, but a lot of people don't, and I can see why -- I am in high hopes a series based on BSG2003 can revitalize hope for on-going TV science fiction. I don't see why it shouldn't as long as people stop thinking they're going to get Lorne Greene. They're getting Edward James Olmos, one of the most brilliant actors in Hollywood, coming BACK to TV after a successful movie career... and how often does THAT happen?!?


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