Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

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One of the most popular television series of the late '70s science fiction boom gets a new look for the new millennium in remake, created as a made-for-cable miniseries. Four decades after the Cylon Wars, the Cylon robots (some of whom have since assumed human form) have launched a vicious nuclear attack, leaving only a few Colonial forces to lead the survivors to safety. Led by starship commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and politician and possible presidential successor Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), the crew of the Battlestar Galactica searches the galaxy for the mythic 13th Colony of Kobol (otherwise known as Earth), their destination and only hope for survival. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries also stars Jamie Bamber, James Callis, and Grace Park.
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NR
Genre:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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R&D Television

Cast

Edward James Olmos
as Cdr. Adama
Mary McDonnell
as Laura Roslin
Michael Hogan
as Col. Tigh
Callum Keith Rennie
as Leoben Conroy
James Callis
as Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
as Number Six
Jamie Bamber
as Capt. Lee `Apollo' Adama
Barclay Hope
as Transport Pilot
Matthew Bennett
as Aaron Doral
Katee Sackhoff
as Lt. Kara `Starbuck' Thrace
Grace Park
as Lt. Sharon `Boomer' Valerii
Michael Eklund
as Crewman Specialist Prosna
Lorena Gale
as Priest Elosha
Aaron Douglas
as Crew Chief Tyrol
Matthew Bennett
as Aaron Doral
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All Critics (1)

As is appropriate for this more jaded era, the story is much more grim and edgy. Now if I can just get used to Starbuck being a girl . . .

Full Review… | May 13, 2005
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Full Review… | April 24, 2012
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Full Review… | May 13, 2005
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica

½

The breathtaking miniseries that started the series, featuring a steady direction, great dialogue and elegant long takes. Through a fascinating universe, it raises moral issues with intelligence, keeping the focus always on the characters and the human aspect of the battle.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This three hour miniseries is absolutely stunning in so many ways I don't even know where to begin. It puts us in the middle of a world with a complex history. It, unapologetically, launches the story straight away. I like the fact it assumes we know this fictitious world. It forces you to keep paying attention, as there is a lot going on. History, plot, characters, twists and turns are all crammed into 180 minutes, but it doesn't feel bloated or rushed. If anything, it has perfect pacing. To feel this connected and this involved with a large group of characters after just three hours is quite amazing. The large group of characters contains familiar but reliable archetypes, and more complex characters. My favorite would have to be James Callis. He portrays a selfish but conflicted man, somewhat responsible for the end of humanity. He is joined by a Jiminy Cricketesque subconscious, that takes the form of a very sexy Cyclon. Lots of terminology, politics, religious and technological debates abound. If you like your TV (or even movies) dense, well rounded, beautifully scripted, and utterly engaging, please check this out. Now if you'll excuse me, I have 4 seasons to be getting on with.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Way way way way better than I was expecting. See the series it's amazing.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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