In a distant part of the galaxy lie The Twelve Colonies of Man, a civilization that has been at peace for some forty years with an empire of machines, the Cylons, who were created generations before as worker drones for mankind, but became independent, rose in rebellion, and launched war on their masters. Now, the Cylons have evolved into more human form, into machine-created biological beings, who seek to exterminate true biological humans. To this end they use a human scientist, Gaius, to help one of their infiltrators, known as #6, penetrate the Colonies' master defense mainframes; Gaius is reluctant but smitten by #6, a Cylon woman of seemingly insatiable sexual desire, and the result of their affair is a nuclear sneak-attack that obliterates the Colonies and the star navy deployed for their protection. One ship, however, survives, an obsolete battlestar known as the Galactica; scheduled for decommissioning, the Galactica instead must lead 50,000 surviving humans on a quest for a ... Written by
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When Laura Roslin is being told she has cancer, a Firefly class ship can be seen taking off in the background in a nod to Joss Wheadon's series. See more
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[Adama, arguing with Roslin about making a last stand against the Cylons after the attack
You can run if you'd like. This ship will stand and it will fight.
I'm gonna be straight with you here. The human race is about to be wiped out. We have 50,000 people left, and that's it. Now, if we are even going to survive as a species, then we need to get the hell out of here, and we need to start having babies.