When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface 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.
Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.
When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos,
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A prequel series, set 100 years before the original Star Trek series, which focuses on the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the formation of the Federation and the Earth-Romulan Wars. The series is set aboard the Earth ship Enterprise NX-01, captained by Jonathan Archer.
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, their infiltrator units carry out a more subtle plot 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. If that wasn't enough, the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice. In the midst of these trials however, clues begin to appear that suggest that Adama's simple bluff about Earth may be more truthful than anyone could have guessed. Written by
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Gaius was the actual name of the Roman emperor known as "Caligula", who was infamous for his extravagance and hedonism. The character of Gaius Baltar mirrors this, often engaging in self-indulgent practices with little concern for consequence. See more »
The colony called Sagittarion in the miniseries is called Sagittaron throughout the series. See more »
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama:
[in a deleted scene after Laura Roslin asked him if what she did was a mistake]
I believe that it is never a mistake to follow your heart.
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Opening title cards read for the first season: "The Cylons Were Created by Man. They Rebelled. They Evolved. They Look and Feel Human. Some are programmed to think they are Human. There are many copies. And they have a Plan." See more »
After watching the first 2 seasons of this series, I was prepared for it to become my favorite science fiction series of all time possibly even better than the great "Babylon 5" and then Season 3 came out. Season 3 actually started out rather well but as soon as the "New Caprica" storyline ended the series took a rather unexpected sharp turn into mediocre and even downright awful episodes. I have never seen a show go from being so good to so bad as quickly as this one did. What was once promised to be a show grounded in the reality of this fictional universe turned into some kind of unexplainable pseudo religious nonsense. Disappointed is too nice of a word to describe how I felt about what happened to this series, the writers really dropped the ball on this one and no matter what I or many others say here and other places, they will always pat themselves on the back and be proud of this awful mess of a series they made. I will however still give credit where credit is due and Seasons 1 and 2 are awesome so I guess the writers have a right to be proud of those.
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