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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.
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Series cast summary:
Edward James Olmos ...  Admiral William Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Jamie Bamber ...  Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
James Callis ...  Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Katee Sackhoff ...  Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... 71 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Hogan ...  Colonel Saul Tigh / ... 69 episodes, 2004-2009
Aaron Douglas ...  Chief Galen Tyrol 66 episodes, 2004-2009
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... 64 episodes, 2004-2009
Alessandro Juliani ...  Lt. Felix Gaeta 59 episodes, 2004-2009
Kandyse McClure ...  Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... 54 episodes, 2004-2009
Bodie Olmos ...  Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... 37 episodes, 2004-2009
Donnelly Rhodes ...  Dr. Cottle / ... 36 episodes, 2004-2009
Nicki Clyne ...  Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Trucco ...  Samuel Anders / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2009
Leah Cairns ...  Racetrack / ... 34 episodes, 2005-2009
Rekha Sharma ...  Tory Foster 31 episodes, 2006-2009
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The second war against the Cylons is over, and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many, which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space and their infiltrator units carrying out sabotage--even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought--the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure Tom Zarek is merely the loudest dissenting voice, not to mention recurring shortages of food, water, and even oxygen. In the midst of these trials, however, clues begin to appear to suggest that Adama's bluff about finding Earth might hold more truth than anyone could have guessed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Many of the weapons used in the series are actual modern firearms, and not custom props. The Marines often use Heckler & Koch G36 rifles and Beretta CX4 carbines, Anders frequently carries a Heckler & Koch UMP submachinegun and a Desert Eagle pistol, Helo sometimes carries a South African Protecta drum-fed shotgun, and Starbuck sometimes uses a pair of Skorpion vz 61 submachineguns. The fleet standard issue side arm is also a Five-Seven pistol with fake grenade launcher. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fleet population being 50,000 people, the number on President Roslin's "White Board" is updated to only reflect changes in military/ govt personnel, but not births & deaths of the civilian population at large. Actually, this is not true and Roslin is seen adding the birth of a new born baby in an early episode. Additionally, the 10,000 people lost on New Caprica were mostly civilians. See more »

Quotes

Commander William Adama: Starbuck, what do you hear?
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Nothing but the rain.
Commander William Adama: Then grab your gun and bring in the cat.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Boom, boom, boom!
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So bad, it made me want to cry
22 January 2005 | by chica_de_muerteSee all my reviews

Nobody who liked the original could possibly like the remake. In all fairness, it shouldn't have the same name as TOS, "Battlestar Galactica." The gender-bender issue with Boomer and Starbuck I wouldn't mind so much if they hadn't completely warped them. They should've just made the new Starbuck and Boomer into their own new characters. Boomer used to be a 6 foot something black man, who was a pretty cool character; not too tough, had sense of humor, and didn't spend half his time necking with the head mechanic in the broom closet. The new Boomer is a five something Asian woman, who is a complete pansy, and spends *more* than half her time sucking face with the mechanic. Starbuck is still an ass, still a blonde, and still arrogant as hell. They did the gender bender solely because sci-fi (with the exception to the Stargate shows) seems to have this obsession with women acting like testosterone-pumped teen-aged guys. I'm not saying tough women are bad. I'm saying stereotypical tough women, the ones like Beka Valentine from "Andromeda", Sam Carter in the first season of "Stargate: SG-1", are bad. They seem to have severed all ties with femininity, which people seem to think is a disease nowadays. Starbuck is now "the best shot in the whole fleet", and is in good with Adama cause she used to screw his since-deceased youngest son, and of course, has her arch nemesis (another butchered original character who was supposed to be black too, and a fairly nice guy to boot) who doesn't like her cause she's a girl. Apollo, in TOS, used to be married with a son (until his wife was killed later in the season), and I don't believe he had an siblings. If he did, they were mentioned in the original movie, and not the TV show. Adama used to be a nice guy...and the actor, Lorne Green, COULD SHOW EXPRESSIONS BESIDES "UTTERLY BORED"! The actor now playing Adama has no inflection with his voice, he's incapable of showing emotion, or speaking in something besides a monotone. The writers completely destroyed the relationship between Adama and Apollo, pitting father against son, and had Apollo hating the military and siding with the President on most diplomatic issues, and the President (who I'm quite sure is newly made up, but I could be wrong) randomly has a cancerous tumor going on which only serves to try and fail at adding drama.

The one plus I will give this show is that the idea of Cylons looking like people is interesting.


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