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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 Worst Episodes of Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica - S2E14

#1 - Black Market

7.30

Season 2 - Episode 14

After a shocking murder by black marketeers on Battlestar "Pegasus", Lee is charged with solving the crime. Roslin seeks to stamp out the black market by introducing new trade regulations.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 719 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E9

#2 - Unfinished Business

7.48

Season 3 - Episode 9

Adama stages a boxing tournament on the Galactica to help the crew relax. The competitive atmosphere sets off a brutal match between Kara and Lee. Flashbacks from New Caprica reveal the origin and nature of their dispute.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 627 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E15

#3 - A Day in the Life

7.52

Season 3 - Episode 15

Chief Tyrol and his wife Cally become trapped in a malfunctioning airlock. Adama remembers his late wife Carolanne as he marks his wedding anniversary. His relationship with President Roslin continues to become more friendly and personal.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 617 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E16

#4 - Sacrifice

7.55

Season 2 - Episode 16

A woman takes hostages on Cloud Nine and demands that Adama turn over Sharon in order to avenge her husband's death at the hands of the Cylons.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 697 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E4

#5 - Escape Velocity

7.58

Season 4 - Episode 4

Gaius Baltar sets off a debate on religious freedom when he promotes his belief in a single God.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 591 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E14

#6 - The Woman King

7.63

Season 3 - Episode 14

The Sagittarons allege that a doctor is discriminating against them. As Helo investigates, he becomes concerned that the doctor may even be murdering patients. Meanwhile, Athena unwittingly brings Hera to the doctor for treatment.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 630 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E9

#7 - Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

7.63

Season 1 - Episode 9

President Roslin's fears that Commander Adama is a Cylon are stoked when she learns he's making secret wireless calls to other ships. Then, to make things worse, a single Cylon raider appears near the Galactica and begins acting strangely after being damaged in battle.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 815 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E15

#8 - Scar

7.66

Season 2 - Episode 15

A crazed Cylon Raider attacks the Colonial fleet in a series of hit-and-run attacks. Overworked Viper pilots must defend a mining operation from this Raider that they nickname "Scar."

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 728 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E7

#9 - Six Degrees of Separation

7.67

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Baltar and the Number Six who lives in his head have a falling out, she abandons him, only to surface a short while later aboard the Galactica. But now she's called Shelley Godfrey, everyone can see her, and she's telling them that she has evidence, passed on by the late Dr. Amarak, that will prove Baltar sold out the human race to the Cylons.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 881 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E10

#10 - The Passage

7.68

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Colonial fleet faces starvation when the food-processing machines are contaminated. Kat plays a vital role in the success or failure of the "Passage" through space.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 642 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E18
#11 - The Son Also Rises
7.74
Season 3 - Episode 18

When Baltar's representatives face assassination attempts, Adama asks Lee to protect Baltar's lawyer. After taking on the assignment, Lee seeks to play an active role in Baltar's defense.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 599 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E12
#12 - A Disquiet Follows My Soul
7.74
Season 4 - Episode 12

Tigh and Number Six take their first glimpse at their unborn child, Tyrol offers Adama Cylon technology in return for his fellow Cylons properly reintegrated into the fleet, and an attempted coup leads to a costly struggle to maintain civility.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 580 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E13
#13 - Taking a Break from All Your Worries
7.74
Season 3 - Episode 13

Now onboard Galactica, Baltar faces charges of treason. He contemplates suicide with the help of Number Six. Questions remain about his true identity. Is he a Cylon or isn't he? Apollo shows off the new drinking establishment on Galactica, Joe's Bar, to Tyrol. Apollo thinks about Kara and wonders whether his marriage to Dee is worth saving.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 623 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S2E13
#14 - Epiphanies
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 13

As President Roslin nears death, Dr. Gaius Baltar must be groomed for the worst case scenario. Roslin orders the death of Sharon's unborn child. A sabotaged Viper leads to an investigation that uncovers a movement of people seeking peace with the Cylons.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 696 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E11
#15 - Colonial Day
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 11

When President Roslin calls an Interim Quorum of the Twelve Colonies, she discovers that democracy brings its ugly stepsisters β€” politics and deadly intrigue β€” to the party. Tom Zarek, the charismatic convicted terrorist, is elected as the delegate from Sagittaron and immediately proposes elections for the vice-presidency.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 801 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E3
#16 - Bastille Day
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 3

The fleet has found a source of water, but who will take on the difficult and dangerous job of mining it from the icy planet? Commander Adama and President Roslin send Lee to the Astral Queen, a prisoner transport ship, with an offer for its inmates: Volunteer for this mission and earn "freedom points".

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 1016 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S1E6
#17 - Litmus
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 6

When a new copy of Doral, a Cylon who had been previously exposed while serving as the Galactica's public-relations officer, sneaks aboard and blows himself up, killing three people, Commander Adama and President Roslin must finally make public the terrifying secret known only to a select few: Cylons now look like humans.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 902 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S4E5
#18 - The Road Less Traveled
7.77
Season 4 - Episode 5

Specialist Tyrol continues to sink into despair after his recent loss. He becomes curious about Gaius Baltar's sermons and the following he has attracted. The crew of the Demetrius grow concerned about Kara's mental stability as an old enemy arrives with a tempting offer.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 605 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E8
#19 - Hero
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 8

A figure from Adama's past returns to haunt him. His return raises questions about why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 639 votes.

Battlestar Galactica - S3E16
#20 - Dirty Hands
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 16

Amid a heated labor dispute, Tyrol asks the imprisoned Baltar for advice. Seelix becomes involved after she is turned down for flight training.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Battlestar Galactica from 594 votes.

Last updated: jan 20, 2021

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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

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What do you hear, Starbuck?

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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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The show was fantastic at first but then turned to 'meh' after a couple of seasons. Once I start watching a show, I will watch every episode in the series. I didn't even bother to finish the last season or so.

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Honestly this is without question worst tv show I have seen so far.

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The greatest show. It has a little bit of everything: Sci-fi, horror, drama, romance, comedy, tragedy etc etc.

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Kind of meh. Can be summed up as "Ahh, robots, suddenly: Space-Jesus"

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Since this has all happened before, it is happening now and will happen again I will say this. I have watched this series in its entirety and rarely rewatch anything. Since SyFy Channel here in the U.S. is running a #BSG Big Frakkin' Marathon I have not only been sup supped into hours of this most excellent television Space Opera but I am actually adding it to my stuff on YouTube TV DVR too, dare I say, to watch again. "So say ME all!"

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The ultimate science fiction war series. Unafraid of taking risks nor deleting characters that had run their course. Fantastic acted with thoughtful and riveting writing. Effects and action kept one's attention. It really felt like it had a planned story to tell all the time with a definitive ending that you either will love or hate, but it do feel like it was planned from the beginning.

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simply the best sci-fi series ever made. Great actors, great story telling. not just nice cgi like a lot of shows especially these days.

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