I liked a lot this series, one of the best sci-fi I’ve seen on television. With an exquisite distribution, Edward James Olmos as Admiral William Adama, Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin, Jamie Bamber as Cpt. Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama, James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar, Tricia Helfer as Number Six, Grace Park as Lt. Sharon ‘Boomer’ Valerii, Katee Sackhoff as Captain Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace, Michael Hogan as Colonel Saul Tigh, Aaron Douglas as Chief Galen Tyrol, Tahmoh Penikett as Captain Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon, Alessandro Juliani as Lt. Felix Gaeta, Kandyse McClure as Officer Anastasia Dualla, Donnelly Rhodes as Dr. Cottle, Nicki Clyne as Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson, Bodie Olmos (the real life son of Edward James Olmos), as Lt. Brendan ‘Hot Dog’ Constanza, Michael Trucco as Samuel Anders, Leah Cairns as Racetrack, Rekha Sharma as Tory Foster. They star in the four seasons co-funded by the UK’s Sky Television, and premiered first in the United Kingdom in October 2004.
It’s a long story with the American science fiction franchise created by Glen A. Larson, originally intended to be called Adama’s Ark, and the show incorporated many themes from Mormon theology, such as marriage for “time and eternity” and a “council of twelve.” Larson, a member of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” in real life, had been working on the concept since 1968.
All Battlestar Galactica productions share the premise that in a distant part of our galaxy, a human civilization lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, to which they have migrated from their ancestral homeworld of Kobol. The Twelve Colonies have warred for decades with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race. The Cylons offer peace to the humans, which proves to be a ruse.
With the aid of a human named Baltar (an inadvertent aid), the Cylons carry out a massive attack on the Twelve Colonies and on the Colonial Fleet of starships that protect them. These attacks devastate the Colonial Fleet, lay waste to the Colonies, and virtually destroy their populations. Scattered survivors flee into outer space aboard available spaceships. Of the entire Colonial battle fleet, only the Battlestar Galactica, a gigantic battleship and spacecraft carrier (analogous to an aircraft carrier), appears to have survived the Cylon conflagration. Under the leadership of Commander Adama, the Galactica and the pilots of “Viper” fighters lead a fugitive fleet of survivors in search of the fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth. And the adventure begins. All of them were fantastic, artistic, philosophical, extremely professional. I recommend them with all my heart, because it’s maybe one of the best science fiction ever made. The end is amazing, it is the less disappointing ending I’ve ever seen on such a long series. They continue it with sequels. I don’t know what to say, it’s no need, and if I’ll see what is all about, maybe I shall let you know. It seems there are some productions, series as well, called Caprica and Blood & Chrome, considered sequels.
Enjoy this trailer made in 2011, on HD. “Surpasses almost everything else on TV” – from the press.
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