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
Never create what you can't control.
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8 December 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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DVD features deleted scenes with incomplete visual effects:
- Laura meeting Billy for the first time on the space liner before it lifts off
- Extended scene of Apollo arriving on Galactica: up in Pri-Fly, Aaron Doral explains why manned Vipers are still used; added shots from Apollo's point of view of the landing
- Boomer lands the Raptor on Galactica, actually bouncing it on the deck a couple of times
- Cally stops Socinus from going into the tool room where Tyrol and Boomer are having sex
- Extended scene of Billy meeting Dualla: she explains why the Galactica has unisex bathrooms and helps him get to where he needed to be
- The actual decommissioning of Galactica, involving the jettisoning of all her live ordnance into space for remote destruction
- Extended scene of Apollo dealing with the missile fired at the space liner: he takes it on a chase through the canyons of a moon, using up all his fuel in the process, before flipping over and shooting it down
- The space liner picks up Apollo after he'd flamed out Just as Galactica is preparing for the FTL jump to Ragnar Anchorage, Starbuck and her flight group have to deal with three more Cylon raiders and another nuke attack; she shoots it down this time Cally berates Tyrol for his affair with Boomer
- Tyrol takes Boxey to his new bunk in pilots' quarters, saying it used to belong to a pilot with the call sign of Carrot
- In the Galactica's wardroom, Billy explains to Laura that she's going to have to think in more military terms if she's ever going to win over Tigh and Adama
Just as Boomer brings in the fuel ship to the civilian fleet, there is a brief external view (at around 1h 55 mins) which shows three Viper Mk VII's flying in formation from right to left. The only Viper available was Apollo's, and it was disabled in the cargo bay of Colonial One. See more
I thought you were dead.
Well, I thought you were in hack.
It's - it's good to be wrong.
Well, you should be used to it by now.
Everyone has a skill.
The stop-motion/cut-out animation R&D TV logo has Ronald D. Moore and David Eick taking turns to kill each other every week, with one partner making a proposal in gibberish and the other attacking him using items from a gorilla to a lance. See more
Referenced in Dollhouse: Meet Jane Doe