Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

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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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Glen A. Larson, Ronald D. Moore

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22 January 2005 | chica_de_muerte
So bad, it made me want to cry
Nobody who liked the original could possibly like the remake. In all fairness, it shouldn't have the same name as TOS, "Battlestar Galactica." The gender-bender issue with Boomer and Starbuck I wouldn't mind so much if they hadn't completely warped them. They should've just made the new Starbuck and Boomer into their own new characters. Boomer used to be a 6 foot something black man, who was a pretty cool character; not too tough, had sense of humor, and didn't spend half his time necking with the head mechanic in the broom closet. The new Boomer is a five something Asian woman, who is a complete pansy, and spends *more* than half her time sucking face with the mechanic. Starbuck is still an ass, still a blonde, and still arrogant as hell. They did the gender bender solely because sci-fi (with the exception to the Stargate shows) seems to have this obsession with women acting like testosterone-pumped teen-aged guys. I'm not saying tough women are bad. I'm saying stereotypical tough women, the ones like Beka Valentine from "Andromeda", Sam Carter in the first season of "Stargate: SG-1", are bad. They seem to have severed all ties with femininity, which people seem to think is a disease nowadays. Starbuck is now "the best shot in the whole fleet", and is in good with Adama cause she used to screw his since-deceased youngest son, and of course, has her arch nemesis (another butchered original character who was supposed to be black too, and a fairly nice guy to boot) who doesn't like her cause she's a girl. Apollo, in TOS, used to be married with a son (until his wife was killed later in the season), and I don't believe he had an siblings. If he did, they were mentioned in the original movie, and not the TV show. Adama used to be a nice guy...and the actor, Lorne Green, COULD SHOW EXPRESSIONS BESIDES "UTTERLY BORED"! The actor now playing Adama has no inflection with his voice, he's incapable of showing emotion, or speaking in something besides a monotone. The writers completely destroyed the relationship between Adama and Apollo, pitting father against son, and had Apollo hating the military and siding with the President on most diplomatic issues, and the President (who I'm quite sure is newly made up, but I could be wrong) randomly has a cancerous tumor going on which only serves to try and fail at adding drama.

The one plus I will give this show is that the idea of Cylons looking like people is interesting.

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Did You Know?


Paper (and photos, books, and even picture frames) in the series have corners cut off. It is said that director Michael Rymer did this during the miniseries as a reference to how he had to "cut corners" financially to make the miniseries work on a limited budget. The practice was continued into the series, although the producers have said on numerous occasions that although it seemed like a "neat idea at the time", having to cut the corners off every document seen onscreen became a nuisance for the weekly series.


Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: What seems to be the trouble, Chief?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Well, your new boyfriend's a bit of a jerk, sir.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: It's a girl.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Well, if you don't mind her goo all over your face, you're welcome to her, sir.


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. Actually, this is not true and Roslin is seen adding the birth of a new born baby in an early episode. Additionally, the 10,000 people lost on New Caprica were mostly civilians.

Crazy Credits

The second half of the opening credits for the first season is a montage of quick teaser clips from the current week's episode. Ron D. Moore said he took the idea from "Space: 1999". This was removed at the beginning of the second season, but later reinstated.

Alternate Versions

For the first season, the British and American versions had different opening credit themes, and in certain American-version episodes, the episode title was shown after the previous episode's recap while in the British version it was not.


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