After a thousand years of war against the twelve tribes of humans, the Cylons, a machine race, propose peace. However, they use the event of the signing of the peace treaty as an opportunity to attack the humans' twelve battlestars and twelve home planets, almost totally destroying the human race. One battlestar, Galactica, survives, however, and leads a rag-tag fleet of ships carrying the survivors of the Cylon attacks. Commander Adama, Galactica's captain, leads the humans in search of a legendary 13th lost colony of humans living on a planet called Earth. As they flee the Cylons, the human fleet are defended by Colonel Tigh, Captain Apollo, Lt. Starbuck, Sargeant Boomer, and Lt. Athena. Also aboard the battlestar are Apollo's adopted son "Boxey" and Cassiopea, a former sociolator who becomes a trained medical technician. Among the Cylon's leaders is Baltar, a human who betrayed the humans to the Cylons for his own personal gain.
Battlestar Galactica returned a year later as a spin-off series titled Galactica 1980. This series takes place many years after the original series, as the Galactica nears Earth. Commander Adama and Dr. Zee, a 13-year old genius who had aided the humans in the quest for Earth, find that Earth is not technologically advanced enough to help them defeat the still pursuing Cylons. Therefore, they set about covertly introducing technological advances to help Earth to develop to a point where it can help fight the Cylons. Among the few survivors of the long flight from the Cylons are Boomer, now a Colonel, and "Boxey," now known as Troy. His life-long friend Dillon is a member of Troy's fighter squadron. When Troy and Dillon travel to Earth to establish contact, they first meet and are eventually helped by a news reporter named Jamie Hamilton.
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After years of controversy over the idea of resurrecting the series, in December 2003, the SciFi Channel presented a 2-part mini-series remake of the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie. Produced by Star Trek alumni, Ron Moore, the new story follows the basic outline of the original pilot. With the help of the unscrupulous Baltar, the Cylons are able to mount a surprise attack against the 12 human colonies, virtually wiping out mankind. Only the Battlestar Galactica, under command of Commander Adama, stands in the way of complete extinction of the human race. In the end, about 50,000 survivors come together in a rag-tag fleet of ships to set out in search of the lost 13th colony -- Earth. Among the controversal differences from the original series are that: (1) the Cylons are not alien creatures, but robots created by man; (2) Starbuck and Boomer are women; and (3) the Cylons have created some androids who are in completely human form so they can infiltrate the human colonies as spies. After the success of the mini-series, the SciFi Channel decided to launch this new vision of Battlestar Galactica as a weekly series.
Fifty-eight years before the Cylon attack on the 12 human colonies, a terrorist bombing of a passenger train by a member of the Soldiers of the One (STO), a religious cult that believes in one true god, kills the daughters of two influential families on Caprica. The Graystones, wealthy industrialist parents of one of the girls, set out to use virtual reality and cybernetic technology to try to bring their daughter back to life. Meanwhile, the Adamas, the mafia-connected family of the other girl, begin to deal with the grief of their own loss. This prequel spinoff of the 2003-2009 reimaging of "Battlestar Galactica" began to tell the story of how the Cylons came to be and why they rebelled against their human creators. Unfortunately, the SyFy channel canceled "Caprica" after only one season, at a point when the storyline was just beginning to focus on the "coming of age" of the Cylons and their eventual revolt against humans.
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Beginning on November 9, 2012 a 10-episode prequel to Battlestar Galactica called "Blood & Chrome" was aired over the internet. Set after the events of Caprica and during the First Cylon War, it was the story of the first combat mission of William Adama, a young pilot who had recently graduated from the Academy and was assigned to the Galactica, the Colonial fleet's newest battlstar. On this mission, young Adama is sent on what seems to be a routine cargo delivery run, but soon turns into a dangerous spy mission behind enemy lines. "Blood & Chrome" was broadcast on the SyFy channel as a tele-movie on February 10, 2013 and was later released on DVD.
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The Main Cast - Original Series
The Main Cast - New Series
The Main Cast - "Caprica" Prequel Series
The Main Cast - "Blood & Chrome" Prequel Web-Series
Saga of A Star World (3-Hour Pilot) 09/17/78 Lost Planet of the Gods (Part 1) 09/24/78 Lost Planet of the Gods (Part 2) 10/01/78 The Lost Warrior 10/08/78 The Long Patrol 10/15/78 Gun On Ice Planet Zero (Part 1) 10/22/78 Gun On Ice Planet Zero (Part 2) 10/29/78 The Magnificent Warriors 11/12/78 The Young Lords 11/19/78 The Living Legend (Part 1) 11/26/78 The Living Legend (Part 2) 12/03/78 Fire In Space 12/17/78 War Of The Gods (Part 1) 01/14/79 War Of The Gods (Part 2) 01/21/79 The Man With Nine Lives 01/28/79 Murder On The Rising Star 02/18/79 Greetings From Earth (2-Hour Special) 02/25/79 Baltar's Escape 03/11/79 Experiment In Terra 03/18/79 Take The Celestria 04/01/79 The Hand of God 04/29/79
Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 1) 01/27/80 Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 2) 02/03/80 Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 3) 02/10/80 The Super Scouts (Part 1) 03/16/80 The Super Scouts (Part 2) 03/23/80 Spaceball 03/30/80 The Night The Cylons Landed 04/13/80 So This Is New York 04/20/80 Harvest Home 04/27/80 The Return of Starbuck 05/04/80
Mini-Series (Parts 1 and 2) (3-Hour Pilot) 12/08/03 33 01/14/05 Water 01/14/05 Bastille Day 01/21/05 Act of Contrition 01/28/05 You Can't Go Home Again 02/04/05 Litmus 02/11/05 6 Degrees of Separation 02/18/05 Flesh and Bone 02/25/05 Tigh My Up, Tigh Me Down 03/04/05 Hand of God 03/11/05 Colonial Day 03/18/05 Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 1) 03/25/05 Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 2) 04/01/05
Scattered 07/15/05 Valley of Darkness 07/22/05 Fragged 07/29/05 Resistance 08/05/05 The Farm 08/12/05 Home (Part 1) 08/19/05 Home (Part 2) 08/26/05 Final Cut 09/09/05 Flight of the Phoenix 09/16/05 Pegasus 09/23/05 Resurrection Ship (Part 1) 01/06/06 Resurrection Ship (Part 2) 01/13/06 Epiphanies 01/20/06 Black Market 01/27/06 Scar 02/03/06 Sacrifice 02/10/06 The Captain's Hand 02/17/06 Downloaded 02/24/06 Lay Down Your Burden (Part 1) 03/03/06 Lay Down Your Burden (Part 2) (90-Min. Finale) 03/10/06
The Occupation / Precipice (2-Hour Premiere) 10/06/06 Exodus (Part 1) 10/13/06 Exodus (Part 2) 10/20/06 Collaborators 10/27/06 Torn (Part 1) 11/03/06 A Measure of Salvation (Part 2) 11/10/06 Hero 11/17/06 Unfinished Business 12/01/06 The Passage 12/08/06 The Eye of Jupiter (Part 1) 12/15/06 Rapture (Part 2) 01/21/07 Taking a Break from All Your Worries 01/28/07 The Woman King 02/11/07 A Day in the Life 02/18/07 Dirty Hands 02/25/07 Maelstrom 03/04/07 The Son Also Rises 03/11/07 Crossroads (Part 1) 03/18/07 Crossroads (Part 2) 03/25/07 Razor (2-Hour Special) 11/24/07
He That Believeth in Me 04/04/08 Six of One 04/11/08 The Ties That Bind 04/18/08 Escape Velocity 04/25/08 The Road Less Traveled 05/02/08 Faith 05/09/08 Guess What's Coming to Dinner 05/16/08 Sine Qua Non 05/30/08 Hub 06/06/08 Revelations 06/13/08 Sometimes a Great Notion 01/16/09 A Disquiet Follows My Sou 01/23/09 The Oath (Part 1) 01/30/09 Blood on the Scales (Part 2) 02/06/09 No Exit 02/13/09 Deadlock 02/20/09 Someone to Watch Over Me 02/27/09 Islanded in a Stream of Stars 03/06/09 Daybreak (Part 1) 03/13/09 Daybreak (Part 2) (2-Hour Finale) 03/20/09 The Plan (2-Hour Special) DVD 10/27/09 01/10/10
Caprica (2-Hour Pilot) DVD 04/21/09 01/22/10 Rebirth 01/29/10 Reins of a Waterfall 02/05/10 Gravedancing 02/19/10 There Is Another Sky 02/26/10 Know Thy Enemy 03/05/10 The Imperfections of Memory 03/12/10 Ghosts in the Machine 03/19/10 End of Line 03/26/10 Unvanquished 10/05/10 Retribution 10/12/10 Things We Lock Away 10/19/10 False Labor 10/26/10 Blowback 01/04/11 Dirteaters 01/04/11 The Heavens Shall Rise 01/04/11 Here Be Dragons 01/04/11 Apotheosis 01/04/11
Blood & Chrome (10-Episodes) 11/09/12 to 12/07/12 Blood & Chrome (2-Hour Special) 02/10/13
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