Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 

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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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 ... Col. Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Capt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Michael Trucco ... Ens. Samuel Anders
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral


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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Two scenes which were considered and dropped regarding the Galactica. One was that the ship would be discovered on Earth by archaeological excavation. Another was to show one of the flight pods breaking off from the main ship and crashing on the moon, where it would be discovered by the Apollo astronauts. See more »


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 »


Doctor Gaius Baltar: Over there, between those two peaks, I saw some terrain that looked good for cultivation.
Number Six: Cultivation?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Yes. You know, I know about farming.
[suddenly starts weeping for his father, who was a farmer]
Number Six: Hey.
[gently puts her arm on his shoulder]
Number Six: I know.
[kisses him]
Number Six: I know you do.
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Vengeance Formulation (2009) See more »


When Will the Work Be Done
Written and Performed by Brendan McCreary
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I really didn't like it.
21 March 2009 | by moosespoonSee all my reviews

Did anyone else feel as betrayed as I did? The first hour or so was pretty solid but the last. Oh my god. It seemed like it was predictable and cheesy. Not grandiose and epic like the entire run of the show has been. Most reviews have read have been glowing but I really can't understand why. I had seriously predicted that general ending WAY earlier on but then retracted it because I thought "No, they would never do that, that's FAR too lame." I can hardly stand it. I feel so unsatisfied. I think i'm about to walk out the door to go sell every season I own. Someone please. Change my mind. I want to love this. SO bad. Someone tell me why I'm wrong. Great show. Terrible ending.

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