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 (

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The fight to save humanity rages on. See more »


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Did You Know?


The phrase "By Your Command" has only been said twice by the Cylons: at the end of the mini-series, uttered by the "skinjob" Cylons and in Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007), by Cylons from the original Cylon war. The latter appear in the same design as the Cylons of the original television series. See more »


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


Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Starbuck had sex with Baltar] I don't owe you anything.
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: No, you don't owe me anything 'cause I'm just a C.A.G., and you're just a pilot!
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Right.
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Pilot who can't keep her pants on.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Right.
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Oh, it is just like old times, Kara. Like when you got drunk and you couldn't keep your hands off that major from wherever...
[Starbuck punches Apollo, and Apollo instantly punches her right back]
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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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Great beginning, but disappointing ending
20 June 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

When I first started watching the show, I was overwhelmed. It was so tense and interesting, I couldn't stop watching. The first season was extraordinary. But the second season was slower somewhat. Still interesting, but slower. Third and fourth seasons were extremely slow. It was like watching some soap opera, but a sci-fi one. Too much vague events and situations, and too much accent on relationships, to me at least. The whole time I'm just waiting for the big moment to arrive, for the whole series to culminate, but it happens so slowly, I almost lost interest in watching. I think they could've shrunk the whole show into two seasons instead of four. They ruined the show for me with stretching the show that long. I was really disappointed, because the show started really interestingly and promising, but ended being really boring.

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