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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 Page ...  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
Nahanni Arntzen Nahanni Arntzen ...  Pilot #2 2 episodes, 2003
Nigel Vonas ...  Pilot #3 2 episodes, 2003
Ryan Nelson Ryan Nelson ...  Pilot #4 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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Trivia

The music accompanying the Viper flyby during the decommissioning ceremony is the theme from the original Battlestar Galactica (1978). The new series used this theme on a few other occasions, establishing it as the national anthem of the twelve colonies. See more »

Goofs

During the first FTL jump the countdown of 10 seconds lasts around 25-26 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Adama: We're in a shooting war. We need something to shoot.
Tigh: I'll start checking munitions depots.
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Crazy Credits

The stop-motion/cut-out animation R&D TV logo has Ronald D. Moore and David Eick taking turns to kill each other every week, with one partner making a proposal in gibberish and the other attacking him using items from a gorilla to a lance. See more »

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Referenced in Big Bang Theory: A XXX Parody (2010) See more »

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Love it or Hate it
27 April 2006 | by bishopolisSee all my reviews

Viewers either love this programme, or else they completely hate it. It seems there's no middle ground.

This incarnation does deviate from the standard format of BattleStar Galactica -- and indeed, from every single episode of every series produced in the 80s by Glen A Larson. The first scene has one of the leading roles played by a woman, the source of about half the griping. Apparently, women aren't supposed to be tough, nor fully-dressed, in space.

Also, no one's perfect. It's hard to faithfully jump in and worship the 2-3 main characters, like we're used to doing as children. Back then, the main characters flashed their CHiPs smiles, fired their blasters from the hip and got all the girls, even if they were blue. The main characters saved the day, reliably and on time, each and every week. By comparison, the characters in this series are barely keeping themselves together and obviously suffering from their environment, let alone trotting out the whitened smiles for the final chuckle at the 44th minute freeze-frame. The characters in this series, faithful to the style of modern scifi series like FireFly, are as realistic, as flawed and ultimately as believable as it gets, warts and all. The stories are generally well-written, well-acted and consistently cruel to the characters we want so dearly to like.

Be forewarned: This new BattleStar Galactica requires thought and some attention to detail. It's not metal chewing gum, and it doesn't suck up to the audience nor offer the safe and predictably mindless entertainment we're used to seeing in a space opera. But if you can stand occasionally hating your heroes, and if saccharine leaves a taste in your mouth, then you may just become a fan.


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Release Date:

8 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries See more »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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