Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis
Glen A Larson (original series), Ronald D Moore (2004 re-imagining)
Country of origin
Original channel
Action, drama, science fiction
Years on air
No. of seasons
4 plus a four-episode miniseries
No. of episodes

Battlestar Galactica was an American science fiction drama series created by Ronald D Moore based on the original 1970s series by Glen A Larson.

Series summaryEdit

Decades ago, humanity was locked in a pitched battle with the Cylons, a race of robots initially created as servants for humankind. After a period of peace, the Cylons launch a surprise attack on the Twelve Colonies of mankind, annihilating almost the entire human population. Now, of the billions who had lived on the twelve planets, just 50,000 humans remain, passing through space in a rag-tag fleet lead by the last remaining ship, Battlestar Galactica. Their hope is to flee the Cylon menace and find their way to a mythical refuge known as 'Earth'.

References in Battlestar GalacticaEdit

  • A Firefly-class ship from, well, Firefly can be seen in the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica.


  • Caprica was a short-lived spin-off series that showed how humanity first created the Cylon robots that would go on to rebel against them.
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is an upcoming spin-off that shows the first Cylon War, which took place before the start of the main Battlestar Galactica series.

Non-Westphall linksEdit

  • The 2004 series of Battlestar Galactica was a re-imagining of the 1978 original. However, they take place in different continuities and there are no direct links between the two.

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