Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Daybreak: Part 2 

A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his ... See full summary »

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Michael Rymer

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Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Ronald D. Moore | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Capt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Lee Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Caprica
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon / Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Michael Trucco ... Ensign Samuel Anders
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral
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A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his Hybrid tank to the CIC in the hopes that he will be able to assist the combatants. Their mission complete, Admiral Adama orders Starbuck to pick a destination - any destination - to which the ship can jump to get out of there. With that, the meaning of the tune and the musical notes are explained. Having successfully jumped, the old Galactica has truly reached the end of it's life. A planet capable of sustaining life is found and Lee Adama makes a radical proposal for the future of humankind. In a flash forward far into the future, Hera's importance to the human race is revealed. Written by garykmcd

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20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The pigeon in Lee's flashback is a metaphor of Kara. See more »

Goofs

They're supposed to be in Africa, yet near the end when Admiral Adama and the President get in the Raptor they're situated in front of a stand of paper birch. These are trees found only in North America. See more »

Quotes

Sharon "Boomer" Valerii: [watches in disbelief as Simon calmly runs medical tests on Hera, despite the fact Cylon Colony is being invaded] You're gonna just keep doing the tests? Even with the colony coming down among your ears?
Simon: I think you over estimate their chances. They may have confused our Hybrids temporarily, but we have superior fire power and superior numbers, and in the end, it's all about mathematics.
[Boomer then breaks Simon's neck, killing him instantly]
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Alternate Versions

The aired TV Version: 95:52 min NTSC (not including credits) The Extended Version: 103:16 min NTSC (not including credits) Difference: 7 minutes and 24 seconds in 8 scenes. On both DVD and Blu-ray, Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed as one seamless whole that contains 11 minutes and 30 seconds material not in the aired episodes. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Vengeance Formulation (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

All Along the Watchtower
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Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Written by Bob Dylan
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Great ending for a great series
22 March 2009 | by sjensen-4See all my reviews

Finally a series could be ended in the correct way. Usually series just goes on and on until they are canceled by some suit.

But not BSG. BSG ended on its own terms.

BSG was a great series and it ended in a great way which blew me away. It ended in more of a theist way than the more more atheist approach of the 1978-version: but not done in a preachy way.

Most ends were tighed and most questions were answered. And that is what i like. We do not have to be told everything. We can second guess for over selves.

Ronald Moore did not go towards the "ancient astronaut"-ending, like in the original 1978-BSG. And first i was disappointed. But now that the final episode has settled in my mind i rejoice and am glad. The 70ties were another time - today we need different answer to the fundamental question: Why? And the series finale episode did give a good answer to why.

It was a good ending for the series. And i know i am going to see the episode over and over again and again. Just like when the season finale of season 3 came (that fracking song).

Overall i really liked the series (just not all that suicide-bombing glorifying of start season 3 and all the other left wing political references to the Iraq war).

It was a more or less decent and good show. I liked it. And i loved the final episode. Now what do i do?


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