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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Edward James Olmos ...  Admiral William Adama / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Jamie Bamber ...  Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
James Callis ...  Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... 74 episodes, 2004-2009
Katee Sackhoff ...  Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... 72 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Hogan ...  Colonel Saul Tigh 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Aaron Douglas ...  Chief Galen Tyrol 67 episodes, 2004-2009
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... 65 episodes, 2004-2009
Alessandro Juliani ...  Lt. Felix Gaeta 60 episodes, 2004-2009
Kandyse McClure ...  Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... 55 episodes, 2004-2009
Bodie Olmos ...  Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... 36 episodes, 2004-2009
Donnelly Rhodes ...  Dr. Cottle / ... 37 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Trucco ...  Ensign Samuel Anders / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2009
Nicki Clyne ...  Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... 35 episodes, 2004-2009
Leah Cairns ...  Racetrack / ... 34 episodes, 2005-2009
Rekha Sharma ...  Tory Foster 32 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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The combat helmets worn by the Marines are actually Giro "Bad Lieutenant" snowboarder helmets. They're made out of plastic, not Kevlar. 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 »

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Various Characters: [Repeated throughout the series] Oh my Gods!
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Crazy Credits

The second half of the opening credits for the first season is a montage of quick teaser clips from the current week's episode. Ron D. Moore said he took the idea from "Space: 1999". This was removed at the beginning of the second season, but later reinstated. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the first season, the British and American versions had different opening credit themes, and in certain American-version episodes, the episode title was shown after the previous episode's recap while in the British version it was not. See more »

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Referenced in Spun Out: Parental Indiscretion (2014) See more »

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Quite simply the best sci-fi show ever made
6 November 2009 | by GhostbusterxSee all my reviews

When George Lucas announced that he was to make the Star Wars prequels I had this preconception of a darker, better acted, and more more grown up version of the movies that were made in the late seventies - early eighties. Instead we got a bunch of kids movies, littered with some of the most terrible cinematic decisions ever put on celluloid.

And then the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica came along, which I must add, I watched from start to finish only after the show had made it's debut on mainstream television.

I was initially sceptical of whether this would be any good, but after having reached the finale I can honestly say that this is quite simply the best sci-fi show ever made. The scripts are top notch, the acting superb with a real heart and soul, and characters that, even with their faults, will be remembered with great affection by the viewers for many years to come.

This is the template for all future TV shows. I't does not overstay it's welcome, knows when to stop, and constantly delivers fresh, new ideas as the seasons progress.

Series 1 was a great introduction; series 2 built on the initial success and delivered some of the shows highlights; season 3 was awesome for the first half (until the writers strike kicked in just after half way - but still highly entertaining); and season 4 put the icing on the cake with what I consider to be a tremendous and satisfying end to this great series.

The only downside was that I wished it could have continued, but I guess it is better to exit on a high and leave the crowd wanting more.

For me this has stripped Star Wars of it's crown and raised the bar where although it may one day be equalled, will never be bettered.

Awesome


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