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Featuring a strong ensemble cast and a unique perspective on the science-fiction genre, Battlestar Galactica is considered to be one of the most enjoyable and thought-provoking series in the history of television. The show, which was developed by Ronald D. Moore, was a so-called re imagining of the original program of the same name which aired in the 1970s. Even though some of the names, places and even actors remain from the original version of the program, the modern Battlestar Galactica takes on a life of its own by exploring societal themes and conflicts through the prism of a drama set in outer space.

Battlestar Galactica is centered on the conflict between humans and Cylons

Battlestar Galactica is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on December 8, 2003.

Where do I stream Battlestar Galactica online? Battlestar Galactica is available for streaming on Syfy, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Battlestar Galactica on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV, NBC, Peacock online.

4 Seasons, 84 Episodes
December 8, 2003
Science Fiction Drama
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis
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Battlestar Galactica Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.

  • As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.

  • 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.

  • The rebel Cylons and the Colonial humans react to Hera's kidnapping while the physical condition of the Galactica continues to deteriorate.

  • 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.

  • Ellen escapes from Cavil only to face a momentous choice regarding the 13th Tribe and the Final Five Cylons.

  • As Sam Anders recovers from his head injury onboard the Cylon base ship, he begins to have a series of visions.

  • Rebels take control of Galactica and take steps to eliminate Roslin and Adama.

  • 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.

  • In the aftermath of humanity's gravest discovery, Kara Thrace is left to contemplate the full extent of the Hybrid's grave prophecies

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Part 1 of 2: The untold story of the Pegasus, the other Battlestar to survive the Cylons' genocidal attack against mankind, is revealed.

  • Season 4 Special

  • Battlestar Galactica: Razor tells the untold story of Pegasus and provides chilling clues to the fate of humanity as the final chapters of the Battlestar Galactica story unfold.

  • Season Finale: Baltar's trial shocks the fleet and spurs new alliances on the Galactica.

  • A testimony from an unexpected witness helps closes out Baltar's trial to a verdict.Meanwhile, the music that Tigh, Tory, Galen, and Anders hear grows louder, causing them to face an unsettling possibility.

  • The trial of Gaius Baltar begins, bringing startling revelations to light, and piting a father and son on opposing sides.In the meantime, Galactica tries to find out if the fleet is still being tailed by the Cylons.

  • Still dealing with Kara's death, Lee is appointed to protect Baltar's new lawyer, Romo Lampkin, after his predecessor is assassinated by unidentified suspects. Inspired by Lee's grandfather, Lampkin himself may help inspire the younger Adama to carve his own path.

  • After dreaming of Leoben and the mandala she painted as a child, Kara's fitness for flight is questioned when she encounters a Cylon Raider no one else sees. It is then that the issue of her destiny as spoken of by Leoben comes into the foreground.

  • As the process of refining the fleet's tyluim becomes difficult, the pressure is put on the workers to keep maintenance, while they in turn simply want better working conditions. A book written by Baltar and smuggled out into the fleet helps to tighten this tension in the "knuckle draggers" who feel they are being treated like a lower class.

  • On their anniversay, Adama is reminded of his first wife, Carolanne, who he seemingly lets haunt him throughout the day.Meanwhile, Tyrol and Cally, who have been having their own marital problems, become trapped in an airlock with oxygen leaking into space.

  • An easily treatable illness strikes refugees on Galactica, especially among Sagittarons who refuse medical treatment on grounds of tradition. Helo, assigned to oversee the civilians, believes the Sagittarons' claims that a doctor is killing them when many wind up dying shortly after his treatment.

  • Imprisoned aboard Galactica, Baltar wrestles with the thoughts of whether he is truly human. Coupled with this is the methods of interrogation he is put through so that Roslin and Adama can know what the Cylons know about the Eye of Jupiter.Meanwhile, Sam and Dee let their respective partners decide the future of their marriages.

  • Led by Three's obsession, the Cylons close in on the temple with Lee and Anders trying to buy Tyrol time to find the Eye of Jupiter. Meanwhile, Sharon attempts to find her baby as Dualla rescues Kara on her husband's orders.

  • While on the algea planet, The Temple of Five is discovered, which could provide a path towards Earth. Their attempt to unlock its secret is interrupted by the arrival of the Cylons. When their lives are bartered for the sake of giving up the temple, Adama must decide whether the loss of it and the ground team, including his son, are worth sacrificing to ensure that the Cylons don't find Earth.

  • A food shortage leaves the fleet with no option but a dangerous passage through a radiation field to a planet they hope to harvest. A light shown on Kat's past puts her in a decision over her future.Meanwhile, Baltar tries to find out what Number Three has been up to with her recent repeat downloading.

  • A boxing arena set up to relieve tension among the crew stirs up memories of personal events on New Caprica before the Cylon occupation.

  • A man is discovered by the fleet after being inprisoned by the Cylons since before their attack on the Colonies. Unfortunately, his return brings with it a dark secret from Adama's past.

  • The crew of Galactica discover a deadly virus that could potentially wipe out the entire Cylon race. The only question remains, is it ethical to use it?

  • Starbuck and Tigh create divisions between those who suffered under the Cylon occupation of New Caprica and those who stayed with the fleet. Also: Baltar tries to prove his worth to the Cylons.

  • The Circle, a secret tribunal on Galactica, decides the fate of Jammer and other Colonials who aided the Cylons during the occupation of New Caprica.

  • Lee wrestles with his order to protect the civilian fleet as Adama launches his rescue mission. Meanwhile, on New Caprica, Col. Tigh confronts Ellen's betrayal.

  • Tyrol receives disturbing news from a secret source within Baltar's administration while Colonial detainees face a Cylon firing squad on New Caprica.

  • Tigh and other insurgents attack the Cylons and their human collaborators while the Cylons crack down after the bombing at the police academy.

  • Lee Adama embarks on his first mission as commander of the Battlestar Pegasus.

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