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.
Edward James Olmos,
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe.Written by
John Colicos became so well-known for his role of Baltar that, reportedly, his performance as Baltar was what won him the role of Mikkos Cassadine for General Hospital (1963), for its "Ice Princess" story arc in the summer of 1981. In 1991, he was appearing in a theater in his native Toronto, and after performances, audience members would applaud him and supportively chant, "Baltar Lives!" He had also appeared as Kor in Star Trek (1966) season one, episode twenty-six, "Errand of Mercy", that introduced the Klingons, and he reprised the role in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). See more »
The humans' terms for time measurement appear to be simple replacements, as explained on the Trivia page - "micron" = second; "centon" = minute; and "centar," "secton," "sectar" and "yahren" corresponded respectively to hour, week, month and year - the term "centon" is the most used, often in a context that cannot possibly mean a minute: "He should have been in bed centons ago," "A route that will take us centons out of our way," etc. See more »
Fleeing from the Cylon Tyranny, the last battlestar Galactica leads a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.
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The opening three-part TV episode was originally produced as Battlestar Galactica (a 2-hour movie), which was released to theaters. The three-hour TV version contained a number of scenes not shown in theaters. Baltar is seemingly executed in the theatrical version but his life is spared in the television version. The television version also includes an "epilogue" in which Baltar is given his own Cylon base ship and which introduces the Cylon character Lucifer, thus setting up the weekly series. This three-hour version is now available on the DVD set of the entire series as the first episode, "Saga of a Star World". See more »
I just read through the other comments on the site and, to be fair, they are allowed to have their opinion. But mine is: it may rip off star wars (Which this doesn't touch. I'm a fan of both!), it may have crap effects, some of the acting may be suspect but the show defined the era. Good vs. evil. Hope against dispair. Life against death. It's just a shame it only ran for 24 episodes. I bought the box set last month and I haven't regreted it. I still love the show even Sixteen years after first watching it. You may think it's crap. I think it's good. And to what one of the other writers said about the alien beliefs: i'm with you on that one. I mean who's to say that it hasn't already happend? Or that at this very moment, a ship the size of the whole contenant of Russia isn't looking for us right now? Trying to bring back home the one's who left all those years ago? Trying to at last find peace? It makes you think, don't it? Anyway, the show was great at the time, and even though it has dated alot, it still brings some entertainment to a new generation of fans who have seen the Abomination that is the new mini series of Battlestar Galactica (Starbuck......a woman? Come on! Don't be so stupid!), and want to see how it all began. About how they got far away from the Cylons (them, too, have been made in to women. WHY????). Give me the original any day, thank you!
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