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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.
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Top Rated TV #109 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Edward James Olmos ...  Commander Adama 2 episodes, 2003
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 2 episodes, 2003
Katee Sackhoff ...  Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace 2 episodes, 2003
Jamie Bamber ...  Lee 'Apollo' Adama 2 episodes, 2003
James Callis ...  Gaius Baltar 2 episodes, 2003
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six 2 episodes, 2003
Callum Keith Rennie ...  Leoben Conoy 2 episodes, 2003
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii 2 episodes, 2003
Michael Hogan ...  Col. Tigh 2 episodes, 2003
Matthew Bennett ...  Doral 2 episodes, 2003
Paul Campbell ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2003
Aaron Douglas ...  Crew Chief Tyrol 2 episodes, 2003
Barclay Hope ...  Transport Pilot 2 episodes, 2003
Lorena Gale ...  Elosha 2 episodes, 2003
Kandyse McClure ...  Dualla 2 episodes, 2003
Connor Widdows ...  Boxey 2 episodes, 2003
John Mann ...  CAG / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Alessandro Juliani ...  Gaeta 2 episodes, 2003
Nicki Clyne ...  Cally 2 episodes, 2003
Michael Eklund ...  Prosna 2 episodes, 2003
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Lt. Karl Agathon 2 episodes, 2003
Ginger Broatch Ginger Broatch ...  Cami 2 episodes, 2003
Alonso Oyarzun Alonso Oyarzun ...  Socinus 2 episodes, 2003
Ty Olsson ...  Capt. Kelly 2 episodes, 2003
Ron Blecker ...  Launch Officer 2 episodes, 2003
Ryan Robbins ...  Armistice Officer 2 episodes, 2003
Tim Henry ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2003
Kwesi Ameyaw ...  Liner Captain 2 episodes, 2003
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 2003
Suleka Mathew ...  Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Erin Karpluk ...  Woman #1 2 episodes, 2003
Jenn Griffin ...  Woman #2 2 episodes, 2003
BJ Harrison ...  Woman #3 2 episodes, 2003
Moneca Delain ...  Blonde Woman 2 episodes, 2003
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It's been 40 years since the 12 colonies of mankind have heard from their progeny, the Cylons -- robotic creatures who rose up and declared war on their masters, then disappeared. In a sudden, devastating strike, the Cylons return and lay waste to the colonies, aided by human-looking Cylon variants and an unwitting fifth columnist. The attack forces Commander William Adama to call into action his museum-piece warship, the Battlestar Galactica, and soon its company of hotshot fighter pilots is blasting away at the invaders. But their best efforts can't prevent the colonies' obliteration. Fleeing the Cylon genocide, the Galactica leads a rag-tag fleet of survivors on a lonely quest to find humanity's fabled 13th colony -- a planet known as Earth. Written by ahmetkozan

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Official site | Sci-Fi Channel | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries See more »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Plans for a revival of the 1970s TV series date back to the late 1990s when original series star Richard Hatch went as far as producing a short film called Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming (1999), which continued the original story many years later. Universal Studios passed on his idea. In 2001, plans to film a new Galactica TV movie made by Bryan Singer which was a sequel to the original series were shelved at the last minute. The 2003 version developed by Ronald D. Moore is described as a "reimagining" of the original story as opposed to a continuation but includes many obvious and subtle references to the 1978 series. See more »

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In part 2, when the fleet is preparing to leave the storm at Ragnar station, Col. Tigh is heard giving orders to lay down covering fire, but his mouth isn't moving while he speaks into the radio. See more »

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[his decommissioning speech]
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Intelligent scifi for a new generation
22 December 2004 | by casarbiSee all my reviews

A fantastic reinterpretation of Larson's original premise.

I loved the old Galactica. It was cheesy, simplistic fun. However, I always find Larson's old pilots hold more promise than their series.

Like Buck Rogers, the original Galactica pilot is far darker than the rest of the series run. For a show based on the genocide of 12 planets, the original Battlestar Galactica never really got to grips with the futility, fear and condition of a race on the edge of extinction.

The new show makes up for that in abundance. The tone is dark, the pace is slow yet methodical. In the old show the attack on the colonies was dealt with in the first half hour. Here we have a far slower build up.

The characters, while sombre are very real. Even Starbuck (and kudos for changing sex here, how many male Solo rips offs will we have to endure in SciFi?) works well. She has a hint of Benedict in expression and dialogue with far more consistency ever offered to Benedicts character.

Apollo takes some getting used to, but surprisingly, the best characters this time around aren't the pilots, but the Administration. Adama is fantastic. Believable and oozing authority. Tigh is a wonderful mess and the President surprisingly well written.

Finally, the glory to the show has to be Baltar. No longer a panto baddie, he is deeper character. A character with realistic motivations, drives and issues. While a tragic character, his portrayal is humorous and sinister at the same time.

The best scifi show since Farscape. The series is pretty fine too!


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