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Battlestar Galactica 

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Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Transport Pilot 2 episodes, 2003
 CAG / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Ginger Broatch ...
Alonso Oyarzun ...
 Capt. Kelly 2 episodes, 2003
 Launch Officer 2 episodes, 2003
 Liner Captain 2 episodes, 2003
Brenda McDonald ...
 Old Woman 2 episodes, 2003
 Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2003
 Woman #1 2 episodes, 2003
Jenn Griffin ...
 Woman #2 2 episodes, 2003
 Woman #3 2 episodes, 2003
 Blonde Woman 2 episodes, 2003
Denzel Sinclaire ...
 Chantara 2 episodes, 2003
 Chantara's Husband 2 episodes, 2003
 Jr. Reporter 2 episodes, 2003
 Pilot #1 2 episodes, 2003
Nahanni Arntzen ...
 Pilot #2 2 episodes, 2003
 Pilot #3 2 episodes, 2003
Ryan Nelson ...
 Pilot #4 2 episodes, 2003


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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Release Date:

8 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries  »


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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


In some shots of the "rag tag fleet" the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek" is visible in the upper right hand background. See more »


During the first scene on Galactica, when the camera follows Starbuck through the halls, a man she passes makes room for her and can clearly be seen looking towards the camera crew and waiting an extra moment for them to pass, even when Starbuck is well out of the way. See more »


[Talking to Starbuck over the radio]
Adama: Morning, Starbuck, what do you hear?
Starbuck: Nothin' but the rain.
Adama: Grab your gun and bring the cat in.
Starbuck: Aye-aye, sir.
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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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Sci-Fi takes another step forward
31 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I expected very little of this Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, for I adored the original so much, but to my pleasant surprise this production is excellent. It doesn't fall back on genre-typical styles of film-making as we have seen repeatedly in Star Trek or other television dramas. The editing is wonderful, the directing is above par, and the acting is quite convincing. I am especially pleased with the performance of Mary McDonnell as the president of the colonies. Her portrayal is that of an ordinary human being thrust into power by extraordinary circumstances. She doesn't overplay her strength and she doesn't fall back on 'exaggerated feminine emotionality' as so many female leaders seem to do in other shows. The quality of her performance is also seen in the other actors, who are allowed the screen time to show us their personalities, rather than simply deliver trite one-liners.

CG-wise, Battlestar Galactica was beyond excellent. Lighting in space is harsh and I was pleased to see that the producers didn't soften it just to make the ships look more romantic. External scenes were used to tell the story and not gratuitously. I was left wanting more every time.

Excellent show.

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