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Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 (2006-2007)

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Critic Consensus: Dark, charming and unusually thoughtful, Battlestar Galactica's third season continues to improve on the show's most addictive elements.

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The space opera's third season picks up a short time after the Colonial fleet was forced to abandon the bulk of humanity on the harsh but habitable New Caprica as the Cylons descended upon the defenseless settlement. While the commanders of Galactica and Pegasus, Adm. William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Cdr. Lee "Apollo" Adama (Jamie Bamber), clash over the admiral's plan to rescue those left behind, resistance guerrillas led by Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan) use suicide bombers to strike back at the Cylon occupiers on New Caprica. The occupation produces heroes, traitors and hostages---the last best personified by Capt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff), who becomes a Cylon's love interest. Captive Cylon Sharon (Grace Park) redeems herself when she agrees to help Adm. Adama rescue the citizens of New Caprica. While the rescue operation unfolds, defrocked president Gaius Baltar (James Callis) locates Sharon's Cylon-human baby and accepts an invitation from D'Anna (Lucy Lawless) to join the Cylons. The large-scale rescue proves successful, but the occupation leaves emotional scars on the survivors, particularly Starbuck and Tigh, who stir up dissent within the ranks. Adm. Adama endeavors to heal his crew with a boxing event that ends up being cathartic for Starbuck and Apollo. While trying to prove his worth to the Cylons, Baltar helps D'Anna probe the mythical "final five" humanoid Cylons---who have become lost to the rest of their race---an investigation that doesn't sit well with the Cylon Cavil (Dean Stockwell). A food shortage forces the Colonial fleet to traverse a dangerous passage to an algae planet, home to a mysterious temple that houses a veritable road map to Earth, which the Cylons also covet. The tragic loss of a troubled crewmate and a sensational trial onboard Galactica become game-changing milestones during the fleet's quest for Earth.

Cast

Edward James Olmos
as Adm. William Adama
Mary McDonnell
as Laura Roslin
Jamie Bamber
as Cdr. Lee `Apollo' Adama
Katee Sackhoff
as Capt. Kara `Starbuck' Thrace
James Callis
as Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
as Number Six
Grace Park
as Lt. Sharon `Boomer' Valerii
Aaron Douglas
as CPO Galen Tyrol
Alessandro Juliani
as Felix Gaeta
Tahmoh Penikett
as Capt. Karl `Helo' Agathon
Donnelly Rhodes
as Dr. Cottle
Kandyse McClure
as Lt. Anastasia `Dee' Dualla
Lucy Lawless
as D'Anna Biers
Matthew Bennett
as Aaron Doral
Michael Trucco
as Samuel Anders
Callum Keith Rennie
as Leoben Conoy
Luciana Carro
as Lt. Louanne `Kat' Katraine
Nicki Clyne
as Crewman Specialist Cally
Leah Cairns
as Lt. Margaret `Racetrack' Edmonson
Richard Hatch
as Tom Zarek
Kate Vernon
as Ellen Tigh
Bodie Olmos
as Brendan `Hot Dog' Costanza
Mark A. Sheppard
as Romo Lampkin
Dean Stockwell
as Brother Cavil
Rekha Sharma
as Tory Foster
Mark Sheppard
as Romo Lampkin
Amanda Plummer
as Oracle Selloi
Alisen Down
as Jean Barolay
Eileen Pedde
as Mathias
Chelah Horsdal
as Didi Cassidy
Ryan Robbins
as Charlie Connor
Carl Lumbly
as Lt. Daniel `Bulldog' Novacek
Sebastian Spence
as Noel `Narcho' Allison
Ty Olsson
as LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly
Mylene Robic
as Officer No. 1
Rachel Hayward
as Blonde Woman
Barry Kennedy
as Adm. Corman
Christian Tessier
as Lt. Tucker `Duck' Clellan
Colin Lawrence
as Hamish `Skulls' McCall
Don Thompson
as Spec. 3rd Class Anthony Figurski
Jeff Sanca
as Pyramid Player No. 4
Larissa Stadnichuk
as Suicide Bomber
Ian Rozylo
as Convulsing Pilot
Aleks Paunovic
as Sgt. Fischer
Peter-John Prinsloo
as Lt. Mei `Freaker' Firelli
Paul Campbell VIII
as Billy Kiekeya
Sam Witwer
as 'Crashdown'
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Given how far it surpasses nearly everything else on TV, I'm hoping a mainstream audience will follow.

October 6, 2006 | Full Review…

In fact, Season Three shines as one of the most interesting and deep seasons out there.

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The charm. The confidence. The blatant narcissism. Baltar's back, baby.

October 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Battlestar Galactica continues to be among the very best series on television, but in its third season, it faltered a bit, going by its own high standards.

October 12, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The last shot of the season flows through the stars and comes in for a close-up shot of Earth. Giving me goose bumps, and shows just how close the fleet is to a new home.

October 12, 2017 | Full Review…

If there's one thing this unusually thoughtful sci-fi series can never be accused of, it's resting on its laurels.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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