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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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Trivia

Ronald D. Moore cites Peter Pan (1953) as a major influence on this show, specifically the phrase "All this has happened before, and will happen again." Moore found the notion both pessimistic and pragmatic, and worked it into the Cylon mythology. 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. See more »

Quotes

[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

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 »

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The Greatest Sc-Fi show ever, So say we all.
5 May 2008 | by (South Carolina) – See all my reviews

I am a die hard devoted Trekker. No other show can come close to the series I hold so dear to my heart.... or can it? I watched the mini series on sci-fi expecting to be disappointed. What happened in reality was a show I will honestly say is second to none, the best science fiction out there. The story lines are top notch, the struggles make you feel for the characters, you really get into this show. (that and I have never found a robot so hot before. Did I just say that out loud?) The way the camera moves makes you feel like you are looking out a port hole at the action outside. Its not like other shows, this is hard hitting, nitty-gritty sci-fi. Unlike what we have been led to think the future is not all bright and promising , the future is bleak, hard and depressing. The technology we thought would make our lives easier will in fact be the end of our lives (FEAR THE MACHINE!!) Bad toaster. It is 4 seasons (and final sadly) in and still as entertaining as ever. It will be a sad day for geeks everywhere when the series finale airs. But at least we can live in the knowledge that we were here to see the series to end all series. So Say We All.


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