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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Did You Know?


Jane Seymour was offered the role of Admiral Helena Cain. When she turned down the offer, Ronald D. Moore offered the role to Michelle Forbes and she accepted. See more »


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


Ellen Tigh: So, you worried about Wallace Grey? I hear he's ahead in the vote count.
Tom Zarek: Whatever the people want is fine by me.
Ellen Tigh: Everyone has an agenda. I know I do.
Tom Zarek: And what would that be?
Ellen Tigh: Same as yours, Tom. Me, myself, and... ooh. I.
Tom Zarek: You are... clearly a well-connected, well-informed woman.
Ellen Tigh: Wife of the XO, for whatever that's worth.
Tom Zarek: Ah. Quite a bit. Now, and in the future.
Ellen Tigh: That's what I'm interested in, Tom. It's my place, and my... husband's place in the future.
Tom Zarek: Okay. I'm looking for a friend of mine. His ...
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Crazy Credits

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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10 reasons why you shouldn't watch Battlestar Galactica
1 January 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

1. If you want mindless techno-babble, then this show isn't for you. 2. If you don't manage to appreciate what good... no, let me rephrase that for you: exquisite acting is, then you definitely shouldn't watch it. 3. If you expect to have a crew of four, including a science doctor, an alien, a military and some random Indiana Jones guy, all of them solving new let's-save-the-Earth-before-lunch problems, then skip BSG, is not for you. 4. If you're afraid of seeing real human stories put into a SF shell, perhaps you should go back to Star Trek (and I'm a trekkie too, but...) 5. If you crave to hear 'shields up' or 'engage' or other classic one- liners, then you should rather settle for "frak". Or is it "frakk"? 6. If you're unable to follow a 4 season-long story arc with every episode adding something precious to it without having withdrawal symptoms, then you should really don't give it a try. 7. If all that you want is see people in tight suits flashing laser pistols and teleporting from harms' way, then change the channel. 8. If your interest for spiritual quests, tough sexy girls and people really dying and not returning is something like zero. Oh well, you might skip that 'dying and not returning part' :P 9. If you don't like space battles rendered so real (and with as most care for real physics as a TV SF show can take) that you feel you ARE there. 10. Finally, if you have a mind so closed that you cannot appreciate what the best SF show ever made is all about.

In my opinion, any problem that somebody would have with this show would be his/her problem, not the shows. For the rest of us, BSG raised the bar so high, we almost cannot enjoy other SF shows anymore.

But then... we can always re-watch it, and hope others will learn from it, too.

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