Battlestar Galactica

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.7  (174,589)

Battlestar Galactica is a science fiction television series that aired from 2004 to 2009 on Syfy. Set in a distant star system, it follows the struggles of humanity in the aftermath of a devastating attack by the robotic Cylons, who were once created by humans to serve as slaves. The series stars a talented cast of actors, including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Paul Campbell, Nicki Clyne, Michael Trucco, Alessandro Juliani, Kandyse McClure, Sam Witwer, Rekha Sharma, Lucy Lawless, Dean Stockwell, Callum Keith Rennie, Rick Worthy, Matthew Bennett, Leah Cairns, Luciana Carro, Bodie Olmos, Kate Vernon, Donnelly Rhodes, and Richard Hatch.

At the beginning of the series, the 12 human colonies are completely destroyed by the Cylon attack, with only a few survivors escaping in a fleet of spaceships led by the last remaining battlestar, the Galactica. The fleet is constantly hunted by the Cylons, who have infiltrated their ranks with human-like androids, making it difficult for the survivors to trust anyone. The main characters each have their own struggles and secrets, leading to complex relationships and storylines.

Edward James Olmos plays William Adama, the commander of the Galactica, who is haunted by his past failures and the responsibility of leading the fleet. Mary McDonnell plays Laura Roslin, the Secretary of Education who becomes the President of the Colonies after the attack. She navigates the political landscape and tries to balance the needs of the survivors with the greater goal of finding a new home for humanity.

Katee Sackhoff plays Kara Thrace, a talented but troubled pilot nicknamed "Starbuck," who becomes a crucial member of the Galactica's crew. Jamie Bamber plays Lee Adama, William Adama's son and a former pilot, who struggles with his relationship with his father and his own goals. James Callis plays Gaius Baltar, a genius scientist who unwittingly helps the Cylons destroy the colonies, and is haunted by his own guilt and delusions.

Tricia Helfer plays multiple versions of the android Cylon Number Six, who is assigned to manipulate Gaius Baltar but finds herself questioning her own loyalty to her kind. Grace Park plays another Cylon called Number Eight, who begins to question her own indoctrination and befriends a human crew member. The interactions between the human and Cylon characters create complex dynamics and themes of morality, identity, and trust.

The series expertly balances action, drama, and suspense, with thrilling battle scenes in space and on the ground. The production values are top-notch, with impressive visual effects and cinematography. The music, composed by Bear McCreary, is also a standout feature, with a varied and innovative score that enhances the emotional impact of the story.

Throughout its five seasons, Battlestar Galactica explores themes of survival, war, religion, politics, and human nature. It challenges the viewers' expectations and subverts genre tropes, making it a groundbreaking and influential series in the science fiction genre. The characters are well-rounded and flawed, with realistic motivations and conflicts. The series finale, which aired in 2009, is considered by many to be a satisfying conclusion to the epic story. Overall, Battlestar Galactica is an engaging and thought-provoking television series that will stay with viewers long after the final credits roll.

Battlestar Galactica is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2005.

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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
23. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
January 10, 2010
The Cylons began as humanity's robot servants. They rebelled and evolved and now they look like us. Their plan is simple: destroy the race that enslaved them.
Daybreak, Part 3
22. Daybreak, Part 3
March 20, 2009
As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Daybreak, Part 2
21. Daybreak, Part 2
March 20, 2009
As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Daybreak, Part 1
20. Daybreak, Part 1
March 13, 2009
With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.
Islanded in a Stream of Stars
19. Islanded in a Stream of Stars
March 6, 2009
The rebel Cylons and the Colonial humans react to Hera's kidnapping while the physical condition of the Galactica continues to deteriorate.
Someone to Watch Over Me
18. Someone to Watch Over Me
February 27, 2009
Kara sees visions that may explain the nature of her true identity. Meanwhile, Boomer faces punishment for her actions in the tortuous struggle between the humans and Cylons.
17. Deadlock
February 20, 2009
Ellen escapes from Cavil only to face a momentous choice regarding the 13th Tribe and the Final Five Cylons.
No Exit
16. No Exit
February 13, 2009
As Sam Anders recovers from his head injury onboard the Cylon base ship, he begins to have a series of visions.
Blood on the Scales
15. Blood on the Scales
February 6, 2009
Rebels take control of Galactica and take steps to eliminate Roslin and Adama.
The Oath
14. The Oath
January 30, 2009
Adama continues with his plan to use Cylon drive technology on Colonial ships. The closer ties between the rebel Cylons and the humans sets off a violent uprising in the fleet.
A Disquiet Follows My Soul
13. A Disquiet Follows My Soul
January 23, 2009
Admiral Adama wants to outfit Colonial ships with superior Cylon jump drives to help the fleet find a new permanent home. As part of the deal, the Cylons ask for complete acceptance by the humans. Not everyone agrees with the plan. Tyrol uncovers some family secrets when he brings his ailing son to Doc Cottle for medical treatment. Meanwhile, Baltar rails against his God and stirs up his followers in the wake of their tragic disappointment over Earth.
Sometimes a Great Notion
12. Sometimes a Great Notion
January 16, 2009
In the aftermath of humanity's gravest discovery, Kara Thrace is left to contemplate the full extent of the Hybrid's grave prophecies
11. Revelations
June 13, 2008
When the rebel Cylons hold the colonials on their basestar hostage in exchange for the Final Five within the fleet, the secret four are confronted with the fear of revealing themselves in exchange for the good of the human race.
The Hub
10. The Hub
June 6, 2008
As the rebel basestar jumps to the resurrection hub, the pilots onboard put their trust in the Cylons to help destroy their target while Roslin is faced with visions that could lead she and humanity to spiritual salvation.
Sine Qua Non
9. Sine Qua Non
May 30, 2008
With the President and a number of the fleet's pilots taken when the rebel basestar jumped away, Adama begins desperate but wreckless search efforts. At the same time, when it's obvious that the Admiral will not accept Zarek's assumed presidency in Roslin's absence, Lee seeks help from fallen lawyer Romo Lampkin to select someone else for the position.
Guess What's Coming to Dinner?
8. Guess What's Coming to Dinner?
May 16, 2008
Galactica agrees to help the rebel Cylons unbox the Number Three models so as to reveal the identity of the Final Five while they, in turn, will be allowed to destroy the Cylon resurrection hub. However, alternate plans are secretly plotted as distrust still lurks within both sides.
7. Faith
May 9, 2008
The Demetrius allows a window for Kara to take a Raptor and a small party to the basestar to hear the Hybrid. Roslin befriends another cancer patient, terminally ill, who finds comfort in Baltar's message.
The Road Less Travelled
6. The Road Less Travelled
May 2, 2008
The crew of the Demetrius begin drawing lines when Kara trusts a Cylon who offers the means of helping them find Earth. As Baltar's word begins spreading, he seeks to make peace with Tyrol.
Escape Velocity
5. Escape Velocity
April 25, 2008
Tyrol crumbles in the wake of Cally's death while Tigh finds himself drawn to Caprica-Six in a parellel to his own deceased wife. Baltar takes a stand for the religious freedoms of he and his followers.
The Ties That Bind
4. The Ties That Bind
April 18, 2008
Cally's world is turned upside down when she suspects her husband is cheating on her. Meanwhile, Lee begins his career in politics, Kara leads a skeptical crew, and lines are finely drawn in the Cylon internal unrest.
Six of One
3. Six of One
April 11, 2008
Kara is prepared to turn friends into enemies in her feverish desire to guide the fleet on the right path towards Earth. The Cylons find themselves fracturing over the issue of what to do with the Raiders when they learn that the Final Five are in the fleet.
He That Believeth in Me
2. He That Believeth in Me
April 4, 2008
Kara Thrace returns in a brand-new Viper to aide Galactica against a Cylon assault on a defenseless fleet, though her claim of finding Earth and who she is are held in doubt. As the awakened four of the Final Five struggle to figure who they are and what they are capable of doing, Baltar finds shelter among a commune who look to him for spiritual guidance.
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
1. Battlestar Galactica: Razor
November 24, 2007
Part 1 of 2: The untold story of the Pegasus, the other Battlestar to survive the Cylons' genocidal attack against mankind, is revealed.
Battlestar Galactica: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know
0. Battlestar Galactica: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know
January 11, 2009
Season 4 Special
Where to Watch Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Battlestar Galactica on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 14, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (174,589)