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 (email@example.com)
Where will you stand?
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Did You Know?
Ronald D. Moore
and David Eick
have said they adopted a largely improvisational style of developing stories for this series. Rather than plot out story arcs years in advance - a practice commonplace on sci-fi shows like Lost
(2004) - the writers develop ideas for stories based solely on the themes present in current episodes, and try to take them in a totally unexpected direction. See more
The colony called Sagittarion in the miniseries is called Sagittaron throughout the series. See more
Crewman Specialist Socinus
Hey, Cally, is it true? Did you really bite that guy's ear off?
Crewman Specialist Cally
He's lucky that's the only thing I bit off.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol
That's my girl!
Opening title cards read for the first season: "The Cylons Were Created by Man. They Rebelled. They Evolved. They Look and Feel Human. Some are programmed to think they are Human. There are many copies. And they have a Plan." See more
Referenced in Robot Chicken: Help Me