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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Syfy 2005

In a distant part of the universe, a civilization of humans live on planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies have been at war with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons. 40 years after the first war the Cylons launch a devastating attack on the Colonies. The only military ship that survived the attack takes up the task of leading a small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica - S3E20

#1 - Crossroads (2) (Season 3 - Episode 20)

As Baltar's trial comes to a conclusion, key members of the fleet discover that they may be the Final Five Cylons. Tigh attempts to decipher the strange music he is hearing in his head, while a Cylon fleet approaches.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 637 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E4

#2 - Exodus (2) (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Tigh must decide the fate of his wife Ellen after the assistance she rendered to the Cylons. Lee struggles with his assignment to protect the civilian fleet on its journey toward Earth while Adama returns to New Caprica with just the Galactica. The Resistance coordinates an attack on the Cylons just as Galactica arrives. As the Cylons begin to lose control, Number Three (D'Anna Biers) vows to put a final end to the New Caprican experiment.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 711 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E20

#3 - Daybreak (2) (Season 4 - Episode 20)

Adama and the Galactica crew stake the survival of the human race on their plan to rescue Hera from the Cylon colony in this, the series finale.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 587 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E13

#4 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (2) (Season 1 - Episode 13)

When Commander Adama learns that Kara disobeyed orders and Jumped to Caprica on orders from President Roslin, he demands the president's resignation, with the implied threat of a military coup. Roslin refuses his demand and sparks a confrontation.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 825 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E12

#5 - Resurrection Ship (2) (Season 2 - Episode 12)

The struggle between Adama and Cain is temporarily put on hold while the two Battlestars combine forces for an assault on the Cylon Resurrection Ship. Apollo faces a momentous decision and Baltar takes an interest in Gina, the Cylon prisoner.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 761 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E10

#6 - Revelations (Season 4 - Episode 10)

D'Anna holds President Roslin and other Colonials hostage in order to draw out the Final Five from the Colonial fleet. Col. Tigh believes he has the solution to end the standoff.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 646 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E19

#7 - Daybreak (1) (Season 4 - Episode 19)

With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 612 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E11

#8 - Resurrection Ship (1) (Season 2 - Episode 11)

The Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus face a new Cylon target, a "Resurrection" ship, while a power struggle threatens to result in all-out war among the human fleet.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 763 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E10

#9 - Pegasus (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Battlestar Galactica was not the only Battlestar to have survived the cylon attack, The Battlestar Pegasus also survived.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 785 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E20

#10 - Lay Down Your Burdens (2) (Season 2 - Episode 20)

When Baltar wins the vote, Roslin considers stealing the election because she believes he is a Cylon collaborator.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 685 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E14
#11 - Blood on the Scales
Season 4 - Episode 14

President Roslin faces off against Tom Zarek and Lt. Gaeta as they try to take control of the Colonial fleet. Both the alliance with the rebel Cylons and Adama's life are at stake.

The episode was rated from 615 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S4E13
#12 - The Oath
Season 4 - Episode 13

Loyalties are made clear when Gaeta orchestrates a coup d'état of the Adama regime. Both prisoners and lives are taken as many of the fed up people work to take over Galactica.

The episode was rated from 608 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S2E9
#13 - Flight of the Phoenix
Season 2 - Episode 9

Sharon informs Adama that the Galatica has been infected with a computer virus that is tampering with the basic ship functions and is scanning them for weaknesses. All this is preparation for a major assault by the Cylon Raiders. So with the clock ticking

The episode was rated from 760 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S3E11
#14 - The Eye of Jupiter (1)
Season 3 - Episode 11

Tyrol discovers the Temple of Five on the algae planet. The temple may hold the Eye of Jupiter, which is believed to show the way to Earth. The Cylons take a keen interest in the discovery. Athena learns that her baby, Hera, may still be alive. Lee relies on Anders to help build civilian support for the protection of the Eye. His relationship with Kara complicates matters.

The episode was rated from 638 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S1E5
#15 - You Can't Go Home Again
Season 1 - Episode 5

When Lt. Kara Thrace goes missing in action after encountering a Cylon patrol while on a training mission, Commander Adama feels responsible — especially in light of her recent admission that she blames herself for his son Zak's death.

The episode was rated from 952 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S2E1
#16 - Scattered
Season 2 - Episode 1

With Adama out of action, Colonel Tigh takes his position as commander of the Galactica. Boomer is in jail, and the cat's out of the bag - she's a Cylon.

The episode was rated from 802 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S4E11
#17 - Sometimes a Great Notion
Season 4 - Episode 11

Kara struggles with the foreboding prediction of the Cylon Hybrid, while Adama and the Colonial fleet face despair over their shocking discovery.

The episode was rated from 613 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S4E7
#18 - Guess What's Coming to Dinner
Season 4 - Episode 7

President Roslin faces challenges as the Colonials plot with Cylon rebels to destroy a Resurrection Hub.

The episode was rated from 621 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S3E3
#19 - Exodus (1)
Season 3 - Episode 3

Sharon helps the Resistance on New Caprica as Adama leads Galactica on a dangerous rescue operation. Tyrol races to save Cally from the execution squad. Meanwhile Anders uncovers treachery among the humans. D'Anna Biers/Number Three meets the Oracle Selloi after having strange dreams about the temple.

The episode was rated from 666 votes.
Battlestar Galactica - S2E7
#20 - Home (2)
Season 2 - Episode 7

Adama heads to Kobol to find Roslin, reassembles the fleet and heads down to Kobol himself to find the presidential party in search of the "Tomb of Athena" which allegedly leads to Earth. Apollo hangs out with Starbuck , Zarek tries to keep his cronie off plotting with Boomer who is unaware of tension building between Helo and Tyrol.

The episode was rated from 748 votes.

Last updated: jan 20, 2021



Watching order Because there are some issues with watching this, here is the order. Copying from the site in case it ever goes down, but this info came from here: http://thunderpeel2001.blogspot.com/2010/02/battlestar-galactica-viewing-order.html It's probably more confusing here on trakt, so go to the above linked site for a better layout. ---- The Miniseries Night 1 Night 2 Season 1 1.01 33 1.02 Water 1.03 Bastille Day 1.04 Act of Contrition 1.05 You Can't Go Home Again 1.06 Litmus 1.07 Six Degrees of Separation 1.08 Flesh and Bone 1.09 Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down 1.10 The Hand of God 1.11 Colonial Day 1.12 Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I 1.13 Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II Season 2 2.01 Scattered 2.02 Valley of Darkness 2.03 Fragged 2.04 Resistance 2.05 The Farm 2.06 Home, Part I 2.07 Home, Part II 2.08 Final Cut 2.09 Flight of the Phoenix 2.10 Pegasus (56 minute extended version) 2.11 Resurrection Ship, Part I 2.12 Resurrection Ship, Part II 2.13 Epiphanies 2.14 Black Market 2.15 Scar 2.16 Sacrifice 2.17 The Captain's Hand Razor (101 minute extended version - not the 81 minute broadcast version) Important note: This was originally broadcast just before Season 4, but chronologically it fits here, telling more of the Pegasus's story. Some people argue it's better to watch after Season 3, as originally broadcast, but it makes most sense to watch it here. The reason that the placement of Razor is a hotly contested issue among BSG fans is because of a bit of dialogue at the very end (in the last 10 minutes) which sets the tone for Season 4 (barely even a spoiler). Everything else in this TV movie is not a spoiler. So why place it here, and not where it was originally broadcast, if there's any sort of issue? Because, chronologically, the story is set here, and by the time you reach the end of Season 3, the story of Pegasus will feel like ancient history. Indeed, that was the complaint echoed around the internet from fans after Razor originally aired -- it had nothing to do with what was going on in the story at that time. As a result of this, most fans agree it's better to watch Razor here. In doing so, you'll appreciate the story more and it will have greater emotionally resonance. In short: I highly recommend that you follow my advice and watch it here. There is one small caveat, however: In order to deal with the above dialogue issue, and so not to unintentionally alter the tone of Season 3, I have two, very specific instructions that I recommend that you follow for your absolute optimum enjoyment. I will try not to spoil anything with these instructions, so pay attention. You need to press MUTE on your TV (and/or turn off any subtitles) in the following two moments. Both of these moments occur in the last 10 minutes of the story, so you can relax and enjoy the first 90 mins before you need to worry. Press MUTE when: 1. The hybrid touches Shaw. (You can unmute as soon as the hybrid lets go.) and shortly afterwards: 2. When Red One contacts Pegasus. (You will literally hear the dialogue, "This is Red One come in" and see Pegasus respond -- mute before Red One can give their message to Pegasus.) You can unmute when you see Red One on your screen -- actually before that, but there's no other visual clue I can give you. That's it! That's all you have to worry about. Two very small moments, and even if you don't unmute it, it's not a huge spoiler, it just unintentionally alters the tone of Season 3 if you don't, so do try your best to follow my instructions. 2.18 Downloaded 2.19 Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I 2.20 Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II The Resistance A 10 episode web-based series bridging seasons 2 and 3. (25 mins.) Season 3 3.01 Occupation 3.02 Precipice 3.03 Exodus, Part I 3.04 Exodus, Part II 3.05 Collaborators 3.06 Torn 3.07 A Measure of Salvation 3.08 Hero 3.09 Unfinished Business (70 minute extended version - Note: Not included on Region 2 DVDs, but is included on ALL Bluray releases.) 3.10 The Passage 3.11 The Eye of Jupiter 3.12 Rapture 3.13 Taking a Break From All Your Worries 3.14 The Woman King 3.15 A Day in the Life 3.16 Dirty Hands 3.17 Maelstrom 3.18 The Son Also Rises 3.19 Crossroads, Part I 3.20 Crossroads, Part II Razor: Yes, this again. (Well this is where Razor was originally broadcast, after all.) Remember the last 10 minutes where I told you to MUTE two small moments? Well, guess what, now is when you get to go back and hear what was said. Watch the last 10 minutes of Razor here. Season 4 4.01 He That Believeth In Me 4.02 Six of One 4.03 The Ties That Bind 4.04 Escape Velocity 4.05 The Road Less Traveled 4.06 Faith 4.07 Guess What's Coming to Dinner? 4.08 Sine Qua Non 4.09 The Hub 4.10 Revelations Season 4 Continued (aka "Season 4.5" or "The Final Season") 4.11 Sometimes a Great Notion The Face of the Enemy A 10 episode web-based series (although it plays together like an intense mini-episode). (36 mins.) 4.12 A Disquiet Follows My Soul (53 minute extended version - only on Bluray releases) 4.13 The Oath 4.14 Blood on the Scales 4.15 No Exit The Plan (DVD/Bluray movie) A stand-alone movie that shows (approximately) the first two seasons from the Cylons' perspective. (You finally get to see "The Plan", mentioned all those times in the opening sequence!) Although The Plan was originally released after the show had finished, it is generally agreed that it should be watched here, so that everything is all tied up when you do reach the end. 4.16 Deadlock 4.17 Someone to Watch Over Me 4.18 Islanded In a Stream of Stars (62 minute extended version - only on BluRay releases and Region 1 DVDs) 4.19 Daybreak (150 minute extended version - only on BluRay releases and Region 1 DVDs) The Plan : This is where this DVD/Bluray movie was originally released (after the show had finished). It seems universally agreed that it's preferable to watch this after No Exit, instead of after you've finished the entire series, but there's no harm in waiting until now. Then Caprica the series: http://trakt.tv/show/caprica


What do you hear, Starbuck?


I can't very well explain how I feel about this show. When I started watching it, I loved the premise of the show: the planet is destroyed and all that's left of our race is 1 spaceship and 50.000 people. I didn't like the characters very much (I even disliked the way some actors played their role) and didn't think much of the special effects. But in some way, this show has gripped me like very few shows have before. The combination of the premise, the unfolding story, the incredible dilemmas the survivors must face, the focus on politics/religion/science/social development rather than action and battles, even the musical score was perfect to drag me further into the show. I even started to care for the characters. After watching all seasons I'm left a little unsatisfied with the ending (as I always am with any show), but the way this show could transport me into another world, might make this one of the very few shows I could watch a second time.


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