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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 #106 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Commander Adama 2 episodes, 2003
...  President Laura Roslin 2 episodes, 2003
...  Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace 2 episodes, 2003
...  Lee 'Apollo' Adama 2 episodes, 2003
...  Gaius Baltar 2 episodes, 2003
...  Number Six 2 episodes, 2003
...  Leoben Conoy 2 episodes, 2003
...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii 2 episodes, 2003
...  Col. Tigh 2 episodes, 2003
...  Doral 2 episodes, 2003
...  Billy 2 episodes, 2003
...  Crew Chief Tyrol 2 episodes, 2003
...  Transport Pilot 2 episodes, 2003
...  Elosha 2 episodes, 2003
...  Dualla 2 episodes, 2003
...  Boxey 2 episodes, 2003
...  CAG / ... 2 episodes, 2003
...  Gaeta 2 episodes, 2003
...  Cally 2 episodes, 2003
...  Prosna 2 episodes, 2003
...  Lt. Karl Agathon 2 episodes, 2003
Ginger Broatch ...  Cami 2 episodes, 2003
Alonso Oyarzun ...  Socinus 2 episodes, 2003
...  Capt. Kelly 2 episodes, 2003
...  Launch Officer 2 episodes, 2003
...  Armistice Officer 2 episodes, 2003
...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2003
...  Liner Captain 2 episodes, 2003
Brenda McDonald ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 2003
...  Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2003
...  Woman #1 2 episodes, 2003
...  Woman #2 2 episodes, 2003
...  Woman #3 2 episodes, 2003
...  Blonde Woman 2 episodes, 2003
...  Man #1 2 episodes, 2003
...  Man #2 2 episodes, 2003
Denzel Sinclaire ...  Man #3 2 episodes, 2003
...  Chantara 2 episodes, 2003
...  Chantara's Husband 2 episodes, 2003
...  Jr. Reporter 2 episodes, 2003
...  Giana 2 episodes, 2003
...  Pilot #1 2 episodes, 2003
Nahanni Arntzen ...  Pilot #2 2 episodes, 2003
...  Pilot #3 2 episodes, 2003
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 John Colicos #6

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They look like us. They act like us. They want to destroy us. See more »


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8 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

On the original Battlestar Galactica (1978), Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer were the characters' real names. Here, they're their "call signs" (pilot nicknames). See more »

Goofs

Adama takes his glasses off twice when first contacting Apollo on Colonial One. See more »

Quotes

Apollo: Sir, "Apollo"'s just my call sign. My name's Lee Adama.
Laura Roslin: I know who you are, but "Captain Apollo" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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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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Spin-off Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) See more »

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TV doesn't get better than this
9 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

To think that I heard of a remake of BSG and thought 'pfft, probably rubbish'. Dear God I was wrong. This is possibly the best example of television I've ever seen. The sheer cold, clinical, detached storytelling style makes for an enrapturing viewing. The miniseries is what, 3 hours long?, and I didn't flinch once when I first viewed it.

The characters were wonderous, especially I found Colonel Tigh to be a terrific re-imagining of the previous incarnation. Commander Adama and Captain Adama had an almost painful on screen chemistry. Oh, and Mary McDonnel? Inspired choice.

The thing that I truly love, however, is that there is very little noise. No massive explosions. No screaming and shouting. Everything is detached, everything is calm, in a slightly sick way. Only one word can truly sum up this miniseries and what follows.

*quiet*.


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