Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.

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Series cast summary:
 Admiral William Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 President Laura Roslin (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Number Six / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... (71 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Colonel Saul Tigh (69 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Chief Galen Tyrol (66 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... (64 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Lt. Felix Gaeta (59 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... (54 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... (38 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Dr. Cottle / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Samuel Anders / ... (35 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Racetrack / ... (33 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Tory Foster (31 episodes, 2006-2009)


The second war against the Cylons is over and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space and their infiltrator units carrying out sabotage-even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought, the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice, not to mention recurring shortages of food, water and even oxygen. In the midst of these trials, however, clues begin to appear to suggest that Adama's bluff about finding Earth might hold more truthful than anyone could have guessed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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The phrase "so say we all", which is used as a ceremonial affirmation in the series, was ad-libbed by Edward James Olmos in a speech given by Commander Adama in the mini-series. See more »


The colony called Sagittarion in the miniseries is called Sagittaron throughout the series. See more »


Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: [before hitting an assailant over the head with a beer bottle] Were you looking for *this*?
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The second half of the opening credits for the first season is a montage of quick teaser clips from the current week's episode. Ron D. Moore said he took the idea from "Space: 1999". This was removed at the beginning of the second season, but later reinstated. See more »


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22 February 2005 | by (Milano, Italy) – See all my reviews

I watched regularly the original Battlestar Galactica and I liked it when I was a teen, but it was not one of my favorites. Nevertheless I didn't like the idea of a remake, in general I don't like the idea of remake at all, it's typical of Hollywood to be willing to film something again, to adapt it to current taste, or moral. But why do you have to do it? Would be like re-writing Moby Dick every 20 years to adapt it to changes of the readers. It's ridiculous, be imaginative and film something new.

So, I watched the first episode of this new Battlestar Galattica with more than prejudice, I was pretty sure I would have not liked it. I actually watched the making of, before to watch the very first episode, and I listen to the producer Ronald Moore and I didn't like him either, I thought he was phony.

That's why while I was watching the first two episodes (the pilot), I found myself with mouth open thinking... Gawd... He just know how to write. He really does.

It's not without flaws, of course, as life is... But Ronald Moore just really know his job; this new Battlestar Galactica is terrific. The stories are so well written, few of the actors are unbelievable. Edward James Olmos is gorgeous. And all the cast is extremely good.

Let me just spend a word for Starbuck, maybe Katee Sackhoff is a kid, but she's obviously talented, and she just fit the role like a glove.

The casting is terrific, the stories are... The acting is...

You will just forgive what you will not like, because, overall, this is a terrific show.

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