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Battlestar Galactica was a television miniseries that aired in 2003, and was the prelude to the Re-Imagined Series.

"The Cylons were created by Man.
They were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies.
And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters.
After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared.
The Cylons left for another world to call their own.
A remote space station was built...
...where Cylon and Human could meet and maintain diplomatic relations.
Every year the Colonials sent an officer.
The Cylons sent no one.
No one has seen or heard from the Cylons in over forty years."
—Opening subtitles[src]

A four hour miniseries, it was split into two two-hour episodes entitles Miniseries, Night 1 and Miniseries, Night 2.

Opening CreditsEdit

Show NotesEdit

  • Originally aired in two parts. Released as its own DVD and as part of the Season 1 DVD set.
  • In the opening scene the man in the station looks at the plans for a Cylon Centurion Model 0005. The model is from the original series.
  • In the picture of his wife and child, the child is Boxey. In commentaries Ronald Moore has said he tried to have most of the original characters in the show including Boxey although he had to fight with the Network to keep the character. Ironically Boxey does not last past the third episode of the first season.
  • Galactica is noted as the the last of her kind still in service and constructed over 50 years ago in the early days of the Cylon conflict. We know the war ended over 40 years prior to this point so the war may have lasted around 10 years.
  • Originally there were 12 Battlestars, one for each of the twelve colonies with Galactica representing Caprica. It was first commanded by Commander Nash.
  • The dialogue when Kara Thrace jogs past Commander William Adama is meant to be part of military jody call or cadence call:
    • Adama: What do you hear?"
    • Starbuck: Nothin' but the rain.
    • Adama: Grab your gun and bring in the cat.
    • Starbuck: Boom, Boom, Boom.
  • The Mark II Viper has been out of service for at least 20 years.
  • Commander William Adama's call sign was Husker and the serial number on his Viper was N2742C. In an apparent nod to the NATO Phonetic Alphabet N is Nebula and C is Constellation. Galen Tyrol says they found her rusting out in a salvage yard in Sagitarian.
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