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.
Battlestar Galactica cast
- 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
How to stream Battlestar Galactica online
- Cost: Free
- SYFY devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, and iOS and Android devices
SYFY is not only a cable channel where you can catch The Twilight Zone reruns, but it’s also the new home of Battlestar Galactica. Right now, you can catch every episode from all four seasons directly from the SYFY website or SYFY app, available on the Google Play, Amazon Fire, Roku, and iTunes App Store.
2) Amazon Video
- Cost: $1.99/episode, $14.99-34.99/season
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
If you simply must own episodes of Battlestar Galactica or like to have all your shows in one place, you can purchase every episode of the show on Amazon Video.
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