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In a distant part of the galaxy lie The Twelve Colonies of Man, a civilization that has been at peace for some forty years with an empire of machines, the Cylons, who were created ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Rymer

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Ronald D. Moore, Glen A. Larson (as Christopher Eric James) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Commander Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Col. Tigh
Matthew Bennett ... Doral
Paul Campbell ... Billy
Aaron Douglas ... Crew Chief Tyrol
Barclay Hope ... Transport Pilot
Lorena Gale ... Elosha
Kandyse McClure ... Dualla
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In a distant part of the galaxy lie The Twelve Colonies of Man, a civilization that has been at peace for some forty years with an empire of machines, the Cylons, who were created generations before as worker drones for mankind, but became independent, rose in rebellion, and launched war on their masters. Now, the Cylons have evolved into more human form, into machine-created biological beings, who seek to exterminate true biological humans. To this end they use a human scientist, Gaius, to help one of their infiltrators, known as #6, penetrate the Colonies' master defense mainframes; Gaius is reluctant but smitten by #6, a Cylon woman of seemingly insatiable sexual desire, and the result of their affair is a nuclear sneak-attack that obliterates the Colonies and the star navy deployed for their protection. One ship, however, survives, an obsolete battlestar known as the Galactica; scheduled for decommissioning, the Galactica instead must lead 50,000 surviving humans on a quest for a ... Written by Michael Daly

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At the 14:44 mark, when Roslin finds out that she has cancer, there are ships flying above the Doctor's office. One is making a landing and is a Firefly Class space ship or vessel in a nod to Joss Whedon's Firefly (2002) series and the movie "Serenity". Supposedly there are 40,000 Firefly class vessels still in use. See more »

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When Laura Roslin is taking the oath of office, the priest asks her to repeat after her. When the priest says, "that I take the office of the President of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol...", to which she responds "that I ACCEPT the office of the President of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol..." See more »

Quotes

Adama: What do you hear?
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Nothing but the rain.
Adama: Grab your gun and bring in the cat.
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Boom, boom, boom!
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Episode 1
11 September 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I think there were several shrugged shoulders when news came that the the campy late 1970s sci fi show was being remade.

This mini series spun off to a regular series. It is a gritty take on the original series with its roots on 9/11 and the war on terror.

It is set in a universe where robots went to war with its human creators. Now after a 40 years truce, The Cylons have taken human form, Number Six (Tricia Helfer) is a beautiful woman that enables a surprise attack on the 12 colonies.

Only an old ship on its way to be decommissioned, Battlestar Galactica survives.

The first episode of the two part series introduces the story and characters. Maybe there are too many characters and some of the lines are too portentous.

There is world building going on, the episode gets going once the attack happens. Now the episode shifts a gear as the humans realise it is a battle for survival.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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