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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
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 Admiral William Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 President Laura Roslin (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Number Six / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... (71 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Colonel Saul Tigh (69 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Chief Galen Tyrol (66 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... (64 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Felix Gaeta (59 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... (54 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Cottle / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... (38 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Samuel Anders / ... (35 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Racetrack / ... (33 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Tory Foster (31 episodes, 2006-2009)
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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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The world is over. The fight has just begun. See more »


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Jon Cryer auditioned for the role of Baltar. See more »

Goofs

In the miniseries pilot, Colonel Tigh says no one has attempted a jump in 20 or 22 years, yet, a few minutes later, just as they execute the jump, Cally observes that she "hates this part". This is actually not a mistake however as Cally is referring to having experienced jumps many times through training simulations. See more »

Quotes

Commander William Adama: [President Roslin is bedridden, dying of cancer, and coughing profusely] What can I get you?
President Laura Roslin: [sarcastically] A new body. Perhaps, one of those young Cylon models from the Resurrection Ship.
Commander William Adama: I can't see you as a blonde.
President Laura Roslin: You'd be surprised.
[laughs]
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Crazy Credits

The second season added the line "47,875 survivors in search of a home called Earth" in the opening sequence starting with Episode #2.1 "Scattered" and decremented it in every subsequent episode based on how many characters were killed off in the previous episode (or occasionally, as when the Pegasus returned, increasing it when the population increases). See more »

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13 August 2013 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Battlestar Galactica is more a war/survival series set in a futuresque environment, rather than hardcore science-fiction in a war environment

  • the latter being what we tend to find in star trek and the likes.




---Very solid storyline---

The story is very solid. It is more a story of survival and war, that happens to take place in a futuristic environment, rather than than the hardcore science-fiction we find in Star Trek or Stargate. It's incorporation of supernatural aspects is unusual, but works very well in the entirety of the series. Now and then I had an episode that I found a little predictable, but this was rare, and even when it did occur, it was not really that deal-breaking, since it was always in the details.

---Amazing depth of character---

Being the only series I watched twice, still enjoying it the second time, this is one of my favorites. The cast does an amazing job, giving the characters incredible depth, without overdoing them to create typical television exaggerations. My favorite is Balthar - played amazingly well by James Callis4 - as he struggles with what he does and has done.

---Visually excellent---

When I say visually excellent, I am not just talking about CGI. The color and grain in the series is perfect, giving this aura of darkness and sadness. Watching the series the second time, I noticed how (almost) none of the shots were very stable, there is always a little movement on the camera. Even if you do not consciously notice this, it makes you feel much more part of the series, much closer to whats happening, as well as closer to the cast.

---Amazing Music---

The music was mainly composed by Bear McCreary, and he really delivered. The music fits beautifully with the color and feel of the series, feeling very primal, yet soft when needed. The soundtrack for the series is one of my favorites, and is part of what makes this series so good.

This is what all TV should be like. It is not one of the components - sound, image, character, story - that stands out in excellence, but it's the way they work together so well. The lack of very hard science-fiction allows people that don't even like science-fiction to really enjoy this piece of art. A must see. Joren


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