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
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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
The radar display when the Cylons are attacking the Galactica in the final battle scene is the same as when they first attack the fleet early in the movie, as noted by the position of Apollo and Zac's fighters ahead of the Cylon force in both displays, although no fighters were flying ahead of the Cylon force in the final battle See more
What awaits us out there is what troubles me.
But surely you don't cling to your suspicions about the Cylons? They asked for this armistice. They want piece.
Forgive me, Mr. President, but they hate us with every fibre of their existence. We love freedom. We love independence. To feel, to question, to resist oppression. To them, it's an alien way of existing they will never accept.
But they have accepted! Through Baltar, they have sued for peace!