The Twelve Colonies of man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar, takes it upon himself to lead all remaining survivors aboard 220 ships to find a new home. After the Galactica's fighter pilots successfully navigate a path through the Nova of Madagon minefield, the spoiled Sire Uri proposes to settle down on Carillon, where food and entertainment are provided by the natives. Adama however, suspects a Cylon trap. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
President Adar (Lew Ayres
) is portrayed as a naive fool, while Adama is a cautious militarist who is shown to be correct. This led to charges by some viewers that the show was preaching fascism. See more
As the Cylon fighters fly over Caprica City just before the attack, the lights in the upper right corner spell out the words "f*** off." See more
The Nova of Madagon is not a nova at all, but a starfield so bright, our cockpits will be sealed to prevent blindness. We'll navigate by scanner and clear everything out of our path with turbo lasers. Are you feeling alright, Starbuck? You're fidgeting around like a daggit on a sunspot.
Well, it's my bio-pulse line, sir. You see, it's a bad time for me to be cooped up in a cockpit.