Not since Star Trek: The Next Generation has the sci-fi genre thrilled and captivated audiences like Battlestar Galactica. The four-season epic is far-flung from the campy ’70s show that bears the same name.
This celebrated series is set in a distant star system in a human civilization known as The Twelve Colonies. In the recent past, humanity waged war on Cylons, an android race of their own creation. A sneak attack by the Cylons lays waste to the planets in the colonies and all but devastates the populations. There are now only 50,000 humans left, all aboard civilian ships in space that avoided the attack, with Battlestar Galactica at the helm. Led by the colonial fleet ship, humans must now venture into space to find the fabled thirteenth colony called Earth.
Like Breaking Bad and Lost, it’s almost impossible to stop watching once you’ve started, making it perfect for a good binge. Better yet, you can watch every episode for free on SYFY.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Battlestar Galactica.
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What is Battlestar Galactica?
- Launched: March 2004
- Channel: SyFy
- Genre: Sci-Fi drama
- Starring: Edward James Olmos as William Adama, Mary McDonnell as President Laura Roslin, Katee Sackhoff as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, Jamie Bamber as Lee “Apollo” Adama, James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar, Tricia Helfer as Number Six, Grace Park as Number Eight, Michael Hogan as Saul Tigh, Aaron Douglas as Galen Tyrol, Tahmoh Penikett as Karl “Helo” Agathon, Alessandro Juliani as Felix Gaeta, Kandyse McClure as Anastasia Dualla, Paul Campbell as Billy Keikeya, Nicki Clyne as Cally Henderson, Michael Trucco as Samuel “Longshot” Anders
- Seasons: 4
- Status: Ended
Battlestar Galactica Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- “This is a show about religion, politics, parent-child relationships, and the moral dilemmas of insurgency. Consider it a workplace drama where the business is armed resistance.” –Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe
- “Galactica is so beautifully designed, shot, edited and acted that you can practically smell and taste its emotional validity.” –Diana Werts, Newsday
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