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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Destiny is not what it seems.
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Did You Know?
Ronald D. Moore
cites Peter Pan
(1953) as a major influence on this show, specifically the phrase "All this has happened before, and will happen again." Moore found the notion both pessimistic and pragmatic, and worked it into the Cylon mythology. See more
The colony called Sagittarion in the miniseries is called Sagittaron throughout the series. See more
[when Starbuck has landed in the Cylon ship
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama
Boy, when you take a souvenir, you don't screw around.
Opening title cards read for the second season: "The cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." See more
Referenced in Heroes Unmasked: Action!