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'Battlestar Galactica' - Essential Information


'Battlestar Galactica' - Essential Information

What 'Battlestar Galactica' Is About:

The Cylons, who were created by humans, suddenly reappear and destroy the planets of the twelve colonies. The surviving remnants of humanity, numbering only in the tens of thousands, and with hidden, human-form Cylons among them, escape to seek a new home: the world of the lost thirteenth colony, Earth. But the Cylons follow, at first looking the finish the job of eradicating the human race; later the Cylons become divided.

Status of 'Battlestar Galactica':

Battlestar Galactica is currently not in production. It aired for 4 seasons, from Jan 1, 2005 to Jan 1, 2010. Network: Syfy. For current showtimes see Show Listings.


Battlestar Galactica was originally a popular, but expensive and therefore short-lived, sci-fi show on ABC-TV during the 1978-79 season. The show was revamped on a smaller budget the following season as the generally disliked Galactica 1980. Years later campaigns to bring back the series centered around the proposals of Richard Hatch (Apollo), but the 2003 miniseries "reimagining" was an entire overhaul originating with Ronald D. Moore.

Key 'Battlestar Galactica' Characters:

Battlestar Galactica is an ensemble show and the focus tends to shift among several central characters: Commander (later Admiral) Adama, his idealistic and fiery son Lee "Apollo" Adama, the maverick top gun Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, president Laura Roslin, the pro-human Cylon Sharon "Athena" Agathon, and the self-promoting Gaius Baltar, who's haunted by an image of the Cylon woman he fell in love with, Six, among many others.
•  Main Cast - The Humans
•  Main Cast - The Cylons

Flavor of 'Battlestar Galactica':

This is dark, dark stuff, but with plenty of humor and an emphasis on both the difficulty of the choices people have to make in a crisis and also on the complexity of relationships between friends, lovers, and family when they're tested under fire.

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