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Battlestar Galactica 

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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
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Top Rated TV #106 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 39 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Edward James Olmos ...  Admiral William Adama / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Jamie Bamber ...  Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
James Callis ...  Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Katee Sackhoff ...  Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... 72 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Hogan ...  Colonel Saul Tigh 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Aaron Douglas ...  Chief Galen Tyrol 67 episodes, 2004-2009
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... 65 episodes, 2004-2009
Alessandro Juliani ...  Lt. Felix Gaeta 60 episodes, 2004-2009
Kandyse McClure ...  Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... 55 episodes, 2004-2009
Bodie Olmos ...  Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2009
Donnelly Rhodes ...  Dr. Cottle / ... 37 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Trucco ...  Ensign Samuel Anders / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2009
Nicki Clyne ...  Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2009
Leah Cairns ...  Racetrack / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2009
Rekha Sharma ...  Tory Foster 32 episodes, 2006-2009
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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 truth than anyone could have guessed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The fight to save humanity rages on. See more »


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Trivia

In the classic series Battlestar Galactica (1978) the Cylons were created by a reptilian race. In this series, the Cylons are created by humans. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fleet population being 50,000 people, the number on President Roslin's "White Board" is updated to only reflect changes in military/ govt personnel, but not births & deaths of the civilian population at large. Actually, this is not true and Roslin is seen adding the birth of a new born baby in an early episode. Additionally, the 10,000 people lost on New Caprica were mostly civilians. See more »

Quotes

Various Characters: [Repeated throughout the series] Oh my Gods!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

For the first season, the British and American versions had different opening credit themes, and in certain American-version episodes, the episode title was shown after the previous episode's recap while in the British version it was not. See more »

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Referenced in Mad: TransBOREmores/Star Wars: The Groan Wars (2010) See more »

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bring back the old galactica
10 March 2005 | by kevkraft4See all my reviews

I hated this remake. It's more of a corruption of what was a great idea, and what ruins it most is the production design. I had to keep reminding myself--reminding myself--that this is Battlestar Galactica, and is supposed to be happening "far, far away amongst the stars," because the technology was too Earth-like. Tethered communication devices, pens, glasses, the costumes, the buildings, even the slang was right out of Earth.

The original series was escapist on the other hand. You knew you were in another part of the universe. Even the Egyptian-influenced costumes reminded you that these were tribes of humans "who may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids." The remake does none of that. It exchanged imagination and originality for style and slickness. Oh, the special effects were impressive. But...not much else about it was.


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14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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