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Battlestar Galactica 

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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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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 ...  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
Zahf Paroo ...  Man #1 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Lewis ...  Man #2 2 episodes, 2003
Denzel Sinclaire Denzel Sinclaire ...  Man #3 2 episodes, 2003
Nadine Wright ...  Chantara 2 episodes, 2003
Michael Soltis ...  Chantara's Husband 2 episodes, 2003
Fred Keating ...  Jr. Reporter 2 episodes, 2003
Lymari Nadal ...  Giana 2 episodes, 2003
Biski Gugushe ...  Pilot #1 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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They look like us. They act like us. They want to destroy us. See more »


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Official Sites:

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

According to the DVD commentary, the Botanical Garden ship with all the plants that was carrying the little girl was intended to reference the botanical ships from the movie Silent Running (1972). However, reused footage from that movie was used in the original Battlestar Galactica series in which it was an agriculture ship, thus becoming a double homage. See more »

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The floor of the starboard landing bay during the decommissioning ceremony changes from the standard runway in wide shots to the red walkway lines of the hangar bay. See more »

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Some of the anti-BSG2003 complaints are just crazy
12 October 2004 | by nomen_meltdownSee all my reviews

Besides saying that I really liked the re-imagining of Galactica, I just wanted to point out the madness in one of the recurring complaints I've noticed among fans *and* nay-sayers of BSG2003. I read a lot of people saying "the new one doesn't have the humour of the original" or "it takes itself so seriously, the characters are too serious," or things to that effect.

I'm just wondering... how funny do you expect a nuclear holocaust to be?? I mean, writers of fiction are hoping that you can suspend your disbelief and try for a moment to imagine that what you are seeing is real, or could be real. So imagine for a moment, if you can, that you live in NYC and you just heard on the news that H-bombs have started falling from the sky in LA, and they're coming down in waves, west-to-east, and humanity is being utterly wiped out. Millions of people-- men, women and children, perhaps members of your own family, are dying in terror. Are you *really* going to be cracking jokes? Imagine that the human race is quickly being massacred, only a few hundred are managing to escape-- a tiny fraction of what civilization was, and you aren't sure if you're going to survive into tomorrow. Just how much humour is going to be in the air, mixing with the fallout and all? Even before the bombs start falling, all of the "overly serious" characters seem to me to have pretty good reasons... Adama's ship is being turned into a museum, effectively ending a major chapter in his military career (which is his life), Apollo's having to face his father, whom he blames for his brother's death, Teague is a drunk (they're not often the cheeriest people), Lauren's just been diagnosed with terminal cancer... you expect these people to be making with the ha-ha?

The character I did find funniest was Starbuck. Be it because she was a little 'crazy' or because she had the least on her shoulders (besides her boyfriend dying 2 years ago because of a decision she made... hm, may explain the 'crazy' a little, y'think?) to spoil her mood, and what do people say about Starbuck? "She was too crazy." There really *is* no pleasing some people.

Arguing that the characters in a story that depicts the extermination of said characters' species are "too serious" is... well, it only shows that you either can't do what the writers would like you to do-- and imagine yourself as a part of this world-- or that you can, but you're a suicidal sociopath.

I thought the miniseries was excellent; the re-worked premise made for a more textured story, the characters actually had some depth this time around, and were well-played by actors who obviously tried to 'get' some of the nuances of their characters and could take a serious situation (however imaginary) seriously. And I loved the special effects, too.

So with all due respect, the puritans who prefer the shallow, campy 70's series with its recycled fx footage, its 2-dimensional characters and it's plot that provides little context or background, can stick their complaints in their old pipes and smoke 'em.


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