Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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The Galactica and the other remaining ships - with about 50,000 people aboard them all - are being pursued by the Cylons. They are forced to jump into hyper space every 33 minutes. Somehow,... See full summary »


Michael Rymer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Kandyse McClure ... Officer Anastasia Dualla
Paul Campbell ... Billy Keikeya
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Sam Witwer ... Crashdown
Alonso Oyarzun Alonso Oyarzun ... Socinus


The Galactica and the other remaining ships - with about 50,000 people aboard them all - are being pursued by the Cylons. They are forced to jump into hyper space every 33 minutes. Somehow, the Cylons know where they are going and appear exactly 33 minutes after the Galactica arrives. The crew hasn't slept for over 130 hours now and everyone is exhausted. They rejoice when they finally make a jump and the Cylons fail to appear at the 33 minute mark. They are also prone to make mistakes and realize they've left behind a ship, the Olympic Carrier, with 1300 passengers aboard. When the ship rejoins the fleet a few hours later, the Cylons again arrive 33 minutes later leading Adama to conclude that there are Cylon spies on board. President Roslin now faces a major decision. The identity of the the Cylon aboard the Galactica is revealed. Written by garykmcd

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14 January 2005 (USA) See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Won 'Hugo Award' for Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the World Science Fiction Convention, Interaction, at Glasgow, UK (Scotland), in August 2005. See more »


At 11 minutes when Capt. Adama is addressing the viper pilots the brand name "SHURE" can be seen clearly on the microphone. See more »


Doctor Gaius Baltar: There is no God or gods, singular or plural. There are no large invisible men - or women for that matter - in the sky taking a personal interest in the fortunes of Gaius Baltar.
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References Silent Running (1972) See more »


Main Title Theme
Written by Richard Gibbs
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Best of Science Fiction -- Best of Television
10 October 2006 | by deerich2See all my reviews

This is not a remake of the cheesy series from years ago but a completely re-imagined universe. No more "poofy" haircuts, capes, and pseudo-Egyptian helmets. These Colonials dress in flight suits, uniforms, and clothing that suggest another world as well as ours.

It's science fiction at its best. Thought provoking. Well written. Well acted. Unafraid to tackle controversial topics head on.

And when you think you know what's going to happen next -- Duck! Because the new Battlestar Galactica will upset all your expectations and expose you to new ways of looking at television, science fiction and life.

For the thinking person this show should be at the top of your "must see" list.

Edward James Olmos (William Adama) and Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslyn) are fantastic. Their on screen chemistry is amazing and their abilities to communicate non-verbally unmatched. The nuances of their scenes together are enough to propel this show to the top 10 of all time.

James Callis (Gaius Baltar) is wonderful as well. His mixture of brilliance, insanity, comic relief, and religious zealotry brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "evil genius."

Watch this show!

It's the best show on TV.

And by the way, the show won a Peabody Award. These are given to "outstanding works exhibiting excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious service by radio and television networks, stations, cable television organizations, producing organizations, and individuals."

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