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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 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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 Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... (38 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Cottle / ... (36 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 characters Tarn and Selix, who first appear in "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2", were named at the behest of Aaron Douglas, who plays Chief Petty Officer Tyrol. Douglas noted that the two were originally listed in the script generically (Technician 1 and 2) and, recognizing the potential of the two characters, consulted with others in the cast to give them proper names. Douglas then inserted their new names into his lines on every take. See more »

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Worst Sci Fi series ever made
25 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I could have enjoyed this series a lot more had it not been for one character who is REALLY in your face and rammed down your throat from the very beginning to the very end. Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace a highly irritating name to start with (am I 5 years old) but not as irritating as her character. Imagine a mentally unstable teen with the worst teen angst of any teen who has ever roamed the planet. Then multiply that by at least 1000 and you get Starbuck. This character is utterly selfish, me me me, its all about me! She is constantly angry, drunk, Psychotic, seriously loud, obnoxious foolish, etc. To add to that the actresses overacting really didn't help although this is nothing personal against her, she's only doing her job. I kid you not when it was obvious an episode was to be centred around her (of which there are many I'm sorry to say) I eventually began skipping those episodes completely. Don't worry, your wont miss a thing. I don't know what the producers were thinking. Did they really think this horrible one dimensional character who has not a single redeeming quality about her was something mature people wanted. This character was clearly aimed at 12 year old girls as an attempt to portray what a strong female character should be like. I very much hope 12 year old girls don't watch this and think Starbuck is what they need to be when they get older for that would be a disaster for them. There are much better stronger female characters in the show who should have been given more airtime than they received. Boomer for example.

After the middle of season 2 it rapidly went down hill. Its very difficult to put in to words what is wrong with this show because there is so much wrong with it. The continuity of the story lines for example is just pure amateur. In one episode the Chief takes up the cause for workers rights. At the end of the episode you just know this will be a new sub line for the Chiefs character. But no, its never mentioned or seen of again. There are so many examples of this nonsense it became insulting after a while. Many reviews claim it is intelligent sci fi. No its not because none of it makes you wonder about the possibilities and you could be watching anything, more specifically it could be any soap opera because this is what this series rapidly turned in to. Good sci fi makes you ponder big questions about our universe, they don't do the soap opera routine.

The religious sub-line all the way through the show was just plain weird and as the series progressed it became another turn off. A number of characters have visions all the way through the series but they are so cryptic it became obvious they were nothing more than space fillers. Boring doesn't even begin to describe those long drawn out scenes. Then there's the cutbacks to previous lives. Pile on the tedium why don't you.

Then there's the Cylons. A much more advanced and powerful race than the humans. But of course they become totally incompetent and can be beaten off by throwing a few sticks and stones. When you begin praying the Cylons would simply wipe out the humans and just go off on an adventure of their own you know there is something seriously wrong with all of the human characters and the storyline. There are a few episodes which centre around the Cylons (although not enough) and its a relief to be free from the human soap opera and of course some welcome respite from Starbuck lashing out at every direction possible.

Clearly many reviewing this show became fanatical and could see no wrong in it. My guess is they don't know what good sci fi is supposed to be about. They probably adore those daily soap operas and if that's your ticket then you may like this.

Viewers left the series in their droves. This is obvious to me why and I'm just surprised the makers managed to con the money people out of their cash for so long If you like sci fi and intelligent programming then do avoid this at all costs.


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