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.
Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos,
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the original Battlestar Galactica (1978), Viper weapons fire was red lasers and the Cylon Raiders fired blue lasers. In this version, both ships fire actual bullets. However, both sides fire the correct color of bullets. See more »
The colony called Sagittarion in the miniseries is called Sagittaron throughout the series. See more »
God has a plan, Gaius. He has a plan for everything, and everyone.
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At the end of the closing credits, there is a different, short cartoon skit of the two producers, Ronald Moore and David Eick, which usually ends with one causing the death of the other in some imaginative way. See more »
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 »
Nobody who liked the original could possibly like the remake. In all fairness, it shouldn't have the same name as TOS, "Battlestar Galactica." The gender-bender issue with Boomer and Starbuck I wouldn't mind so much if they hadn't completely warped them. They should've just made the new Starbuck and Boomer into their own new characters. Boomer used to be a 6 foot something black man, who was a pretty cool character; not too tough, had sense of humor, and didn't spend half his time necking with the head mechanic in the broom closet. The new Boomer is a five something Asian woman, who is a complete pansy, and spends *more* than half her time sucking face with the mechanic. Starbuck is still an ass, still a blonde, and still arrogant as hell. They did the gender bender solely because sci-fi (with the exception to the Stargate shows) seems to have this obsession with women acting like testosterone-pumped teen-aged guys. I'm not saying tough women are bad. I'm saying stereotypical tough women, the ones like Beka Valentine from "Andromeda", Sam Carter in the first season of "Stargate: SG-1", are bad. They seem to have severed all ties with femininity, which people seem to think is a disease nowadays. Starbuck is now "the best shot in the whole fleet", and is in good with Adama cause she used to screw his since-deceased youngest son, and of course, has her arch nemesis (another butchered original character who was supposed to be black too, and a fairly nice guy to boot) who doesn't like her cause she's a girl. Apollo, in TOS, used to be married with a son (until his wife was killed later in the season), and I don't believe he had an siblings. If he did, they were mentioned in the original movie, and not the TV show. Adama used to be a nice guy...and the actor, Lorne Green, COULD SHOW EXPRESSIONS BESIDES "UTTERLY BORED"! The actor now playing Adama has no inflection with his voice, he's incapable of showing emotion, or speaking in something besides a monotone. The writers completely destroyed the relationship between Adama and Apollo, pitting father against son, and had Apollo hating the military and siding with the President on most diplomatic issues, and the President (who I'm quite sure is newly made up, but I could be wrong) randomly has a cancerous tumor going on which only serves to try and fail at adding drama.
The one plus I will give this show is that the idea of Cylons looking like people is interesting.
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