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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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 Admiral William Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 President Laura Roslin (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Gaius Baltar / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Number Six / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / ... (73 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... (71 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Colonel Saul Tigh / ... (69 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Chief Galen Tyrol (66 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon / ... (64 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Felix Gaeta (59 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Officer Anastasia Dualla / ... (54 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Cottle / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / ... (38 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza / ... (36 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Samuel Anders / ... (35 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Racetrack / ... (33 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Tory Foster (31 episodes, 2006-2009)
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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 truthful than anyone could have guessed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The world is over. The fight has just begun. See more »


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"Starbuck" was a caucasian american male in the original show. See more »

Goofs

The Cylons simply could not kill of the BILLIONS of humans who lived in the Colonies with a simple nuclear war and then a follow up invasion.Even if the majority of the populations on all of the planets lived in or near cities that were struck, most of the people would have survived both the nuclear strikes, the subsequent radiation and the majority of Cylon raids that followed. Failing the use of a genetically engineered pathogen in addition to the nukes and the their raids, the Cylons would still have to contend with as many as several hundred million human beings in addition to those escaping in the Galactica fleet. See more »

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[repeated line, which a Six copy asks whenever it meets a human for the first time]
Number Six: Are you alive?
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Crazy Credits

The second season added the line "47,875 survivors in search of a home called Earth" in the opening sequence starting with Episode #2.1 "Scattered" and decremented it in every subsequent episode based on how many characters were killed off in the previous episode (or occasionally, as when the Pegasus returned, increasing it when the population increases). See more »

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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Help Me (2008) See more »

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Some of the best TV ever
8 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of the original and a fan of science fiction, but more so I am a fan of great cinematic television. This show went beyond my wildest dreams. Some people have a hard time with certain dramatic and artistic choices made by the producers, but to me those choices only make the show stronger and gutsier. The new Battlestar Galactica concentrates on characters, drama, and the human condition and shies away from the fantasy, serial elements of the original and others of the genre. A first rate cast with real acting chops help ground the story and characters in a universe where the audience cares what happens to them. This is the antithesis of the original that relied on caricature villains and cartoon story lines. The new show tackles real life issues about human rights, religion, and the moral ambiguity of war. It's no wonder Battlestar Galactica has garnered glowing reviews from Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, and the American Film Institute.


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