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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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Top Rated TV #107 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Commander Adama (2 episodes, 2003)
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 President 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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 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)
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 Cami (2 episodes, 2003)
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 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)
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 Doctor (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Liner Captain (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Old Woman (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Woman #2 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Blonde Woman (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Man #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Man #2 (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 #4 (2 episodes, 2003)
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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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Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Glen A. Larson was given "Creator" and "Consulting Producer" credits, ensuring him substantial royalty payments for this miniseries and the follow-on series. However, other than the original series material, Larson did not provide, and was not asked to provide, any input whatsoever in the new shows. See more »

Goofs

In part 2, when the fleet is preparing to leave the storm at Ragnar station, Col. Tigh is heard giving orders to lay down covering fire, but his mouth isn't moving while he speaks into the radio. See more »

Quotes

[looting the display Viper Mk.2s from the museum for combat duty]
Starbuck: You sure they'll fly?
Tyrol: Well, the reactor's still hot, so all we have to do is pull the rad buffers from the engine, refuel it, load the ordnance, and you're ready to go. The biggest problem is getting them over to the port launch bay.
Starbuck: Why can't we use the starboard launch?
Tyrol: It's a gift shop now.
Starbuck: Frak me.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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TV doesn't get better than this
9 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To think that I heard of a remake of BSG and thought 'pfft, probably rubbish'. Dear God I was wrong. This is possibly the best example of television I've ever seen. The sheer cold, clinical, detached storytelling style makes for an enrapturing viewing. The miniseries is what, 3 hours long?, and I didn't flinch once when I first viewed it.

The characters were wonderous, especially I found Colonel Tigh to be a terrific re-imagining of the previous incarnation. Commander Adama and Captain Adama had an almost painful on screen chemistry. Oh, and Mary McDonnel? Inspired choice.

The thing that I truly love, however, is that there is very little noise. No massive explosions. No screaming and shouting. Everything is detached, everything is calm, in a slightly sick way. Only one word can truly sum up this miniseries and what follows.

*quiet*.


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