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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Edward James Olmos ...  Admiral William Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Mary McDonnell ...  President Laura Roslin 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Jamie Bamber ...  Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
James Callis ...  Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Tricia Helfer ...  Number Six / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Grace Park ...  Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... 73 episodes, 2004-2009
Katee Sackhoff ...  Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... 71 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Hogan ...  Colonel Saul Tigh 69 episodes, 2004-2009
Aaron Douglas ...  Chief Galen Tyrol 66 episodes, 2004-2009
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... 64 episodes, 2004-2009
Alessandro Juliani ...  Lt. Felix Gaeta 59 episodes, 2004-2009
Kandyse McClure ...  Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... 54 episodes, 2004-2009
Bodie Olmos ...  Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... 37 episodes, 2004-2009
Donnelly Rhodes ...  Dr. Cottle / ... 36 episodes, 2004-2009
Nicki Clyne ...  Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2009
Michael Trucco ...  Samuel Anders / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2009
Leah Cairns ...  Racetrack / ... 34 episodes, 2005-2009
Rekha Sharma ...  Tory Foster 31 episodes, 2006-2009
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Storyline

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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Official site | Sci-Fi Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Seymour was offered the role of Admiral Helena Cain. When she turned down the offer, Ronald D. Moore offered the role to Michelle Forbes and she accepted. 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 »

Quotes

Doctor Gaius Baltar: [Baltar has a two-way argument with Roslin and Number Six at the same time] Well, quite frankly, I don't give a flying frak whether you believe me or not, all right? Because I've had it, I am... I'm tired of being pushed and prodded around like I'm some kind of toy. I'm not your plaything!
Number SixPresident Laura Roslin: [simultaneously, in stereo] Plaything?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: I don't work for you and uh, quite frankly, I don't have to sit any more and take this kind of abuse from either of you!... Er,
[points at Billy]
Doctor Gaius Baltar: *you* either... either in ...
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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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The new Battlestar Galactica is a stunning drama that surpasses the original 70's cheese.
6 February 2005 | by tony-goodwinSee all my reviews

The two Battlestar Galactica series both begin in the same way with similar precepts – the end of a civilisation and the possible extinction of the human species.

The original chose to be lightweight in dealing with this underlying theme (the first thing they do post-apocalypse is go to a party planet) - the new series actually attempts to deal with the issue in an adult manner.

The writing, direction, and most importantly the acting, is superb - each combining to create emotional depth.

As a teen I enjoyed the original but (sorry to get Biblical) "when I was a child I spoke as a child, I acted as a child – now I must put childish things behind me".

The sex of the characters does not offend – it does not cause grief to find two key characters to be stunningly female. It doesn't even offend that a potential bad guy has a British accent.

Just enjoy. Drama really doesn't get much better than this.


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