Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction TV series created in 2003 by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. It's loosely based on the 1978 TV series of the same name created by Glen A. Larson.

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Are the Battlestar Galactica deities Lords of Kobol references to a programming language?

In the Battlestar Galactica universe, in both 1978 and 2004 instances, Kobol is the birthplace of humanity - from which the twelve (13?) colonies originally departed. One of the humanity's larger ...
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How do the Cylon base stars move when not using FTL?

In Battlestar Galactica - The Plan movie, we see Cylon basestars appear around Caprica using FTL and they start positioning themselves for the nuclear attack: How do the Cylon basestars propel ...
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How is Starbuck 'The Harbringer of Death'?

Several times during the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica (2004), Starbuck is referred to as the harbinger of death (for instance, at the ending of Razor). But if anything she ends up saving ...
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Are they Cylons?

In the show Caprica, they use several actors who also appeared in Battlestar Galactica. Caprica is supposed to have taken place at the very beginning of Cylon creation (well before the advent of ...
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Why did the Cylons decide to occupy the human settlement?

Sometime near the beginning of season 3, the human settlement on New Caprica is invaded by the Cylons, who proceed to imprison and torture those living there. This is the result of the Cylon "heroes" ...
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Why did the Final Five get this particular song stuck in their heads? [duplicate]

I just started watching season 4 of Battlestar Galactica (2004), and I'm having a hard time suspending my disbelief on this plot point. The Final Five become aware of their nature due to that song ...
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How do Vipers acquire targets?

Viper pilots don't seem to have any means of targeting Cylon raiders. In this artist's rendition we see four main components: The top sweeper, which is probably a short-distance radar Center screen, ...
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How does the Galactica survive so much hammering

The Galactica in Battlestar Galactica is fired upon multiple times on many occasions by Cylon Basestars. It has also flown through very harsh conditions such as the atmospheric jump into New Caprica ...
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Why do Hera's ashes seem to float away in a breeze

In the Battlestar Galactica episode "Downloaded", there's a scene where Helo and Chief Tyrol are casting Hera's ashes into space. The ashes seem to float away to the rear as if carried by some gentle ...
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On getting cancer again, why didn't she try Hera's blood again?

When the president relapsed with cancer again, why didn't they use Hera's blood again? Seems like it worked once, I would think it should work again.
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Making Sense of Battlestar Galactica's Network Ban

In Battlestar Galactica, William Adama expresses his disdain for networks given how easily the Cylons can exploit them thereby crippling their systems. If there are truly no networks in use, then how ...
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What did the Laser Scan do exactly in Sams eye when he was fighting the Cylons S04E01?

When the Final 4 out of 5 realize they are Cylons, and Sam is about to get in his Cockpit, he says to the Chief "what if a switch flips in my head, and turns me against my own" While hes flying ...
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Why do ships in Battlestar Galactica constantly run their main engines?

In the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica, many of the spaceships are shown with their engines on for extended periods of time. In space, there is no air resistance to compensate against with ...
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Norse mythology in Battlestar Galactica?

I just watched the prequel style movie 'Blood and Chrome' and was intrigued when I saw Norse named vessels (Valkyrie and Loki) I've seen all the episodes up to S2:E19 and believe up to that point ...
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How did Starbuck find her way back after leaving Caprica?

In the season one finale "Kobol's Last Gleaming", Starbuck jumps to Caprica to retrieve the Arrow of Apollo. In season two episode "The Farm", Roslin's faction jumps to Kobol and (separately) Starbuck ...
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Why are there no other intelligent aliens in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica universe?

Why are there no other intelligent aliens in the Battlestar Galactica universe?
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Was Admiral Cain always so cold?

Having recently watched the second season, I've observed Cain to be officious, cold, and distant versus others. This is particularly visible in her conflict with Commander Adama, and her determination ...
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Why was the compromised ship last to jump in episode 1 of BSG?

In the first episode, BSG and the fleet are jumping every 33 minutes until mysteriously one of the ships doesn't jump. My questions are: Why did the ship not make the jump with the others? There ...
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Was Gaius Baltar a Cylon?

I thought Baltar was a Cylon because he would communicate with 6 through subspace, but what Baltar and 6 see in their head is not each other communicating through subspace but they are "Head 6" and ...
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Who are the two people that look like Baltar and 6 at the end of the series?

In the last episodes of BSG we see Baltar and 6 walking in our present days and observing. Who are them? why do they look exactly like the original two? And why do they seems to know the "real ...
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The importance of the hybrid babies on BSG (RDM)

In the RDM Battlestar series, it was a given that the 'skin job' Cylons were trying to procreate and had been unsuccessful. Because of their failed attempts, Helo and Boomer's daughter Hera was ...
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What order do I watch ALL BSG shows [duplicate]

So i just finished watching Caprica, in what order do I watch the rest BSG? To include, but not limited to TV, mini series, and anything else.
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Are the rules to BSG's sport Pyramid ever explained?

In Battlestar Galactica season two episode four Resistance, Starbuck and Samuel Anders play a pickup game of Pyramid. The two seem to be following some set of rules, but nothing is clearly outlined I ...
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Where does the Cavil copy come from in the Temple of Five (S03E12, Rapture)

In Season 3 episode 12 of BSG, D'Anna and Baltar go down to the planet in a raider (which is part of the group of raiders that cause Galactica to begin the process of launching nukes, all of which ...
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What is the reason for Apollo's demotion to Major?

Apollo holds the rank of Major until given command of the Pegasus at which point Adama promotes him to Commander. I cannot recall any specific mention of his demotion, but after he seems to lose ...
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Why does Gaius Baltar lie about the results of his Cylon detector?

When Baltar runs the Cylon detector on when the detector indicates that they are a Cylon he lies about it for fear of that characters reaction to the news. I cannot understand what his motivation ...
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What is the command structure of Battlestar Galactica marines?

Having watched the recent Battlestar Galactica television series, I've noticed that the Marines assigned to the battlestar seem to the assigned commanders as needed. For instance, several times Lee ...
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Can anyone explain to me how the supernova in BSG was supposed to help the Colonials?

I'm realizing that I never truly understood this back when the show was running. So with the help of Baltar's notes on a bunch of star charts, by the end of Season 3, the Colonials are making ...
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Baltar & Felix's secret

In BSG (2005), season 4, episode 13, Baltar calls Felix in the CIC, and mentions "our little secret, sealed with a special pen." Similarly, when Felix visits Baltar in his cell (I can't remember the ...
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Which planet was mentioned at Kobol [spoilers]

When the humans reach Kobol and enter the tomb of Athena, they realize that Earth is the planet where the 12 constellations and the nebula are visible from. Which Earth was referred to here? Was it ...
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Was Boomer meant to actually kill this person and if so why was her attempt to so poor?

At the end of series one of Battlestar Galatica, we see Boomer shooting Adama twice in the body at near point blank range. As a member of the military (and a Cylon), if her true intention was to kill ...
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In the original war, why was there a colonial fleet?

With no other beings in the world other than the humans in the colonies, why was there a colonial army with battleships and vipers who train to fight space wars? In the original series it would have ...
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What does the code 1123, 6536, 5321 have to do with music?

In the final episode of Battlestar Galactica, Starbuck enters 1123 6536 5321 as co-ordinates to jump to our Earth, from the episode it had something to do with the music. I'm wondering exactly what it ...
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Why does Galactica jump so close to planets?

Why does Galactica choose to jump so frakking close to planets? The show often describes jump destinations as in orbit or worse, low orbit. This seems like a dangerous and risky maneuver and one that ...
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Why doesn't Helo see the lurking Cylon observers as he travels with Boomer?

I know Number Six did something to Baltar and that's how the phantom Cylon agent appears to him and can't be seen by anybody else. Why doesn't Helo see the Cylons that are monitoring Him and Boomer as ...
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Civilian Aviation Engineer on BSG

What happened to the civilian aviation engineer from the Pegasus? Was he killed in an episode and I've just forgotten?
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In BSG when do we learn the assigned Cylon numbers for the models?

In BSG when do we learn the assigned Cylon numbers for the models? As a latecomer to the series, I hear people refer to cylon model numbers, but I am curious what episode those designations (e.g. ...
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What happened to Cylon model number Seven?

According to this Wiki page, the models go like this: Number One Number Two Number Three Number Four Number Five Number Six Number Eight Has it ever been explained what happened to model Number ...
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How did Ellen and Boomer suddenly find the Colonial Fleet?

At the end of No Exit (Episode 15 Season 4) of Battlestar Galactica, Ellen and Boomer escape from the Cylon Baseship in a stolen Raptor... (Plot synopsis taken from BSG Wiki) As they make their ...
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What was Gina Inviere's motivation for blowing up Cloud Nine?

In "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II", Gina Inviere takes the nuke Baltar had given her and sets it off, destroying Cloud Nine and several nearby ships. The radiation from this explosion ultimately ...
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Why does Cylon number 6's back glow in episode 1?

In episode one, when Baltar is seduced by what turns out to be a Cylon in the form of a human, her spine glows red and shines through her skin. Was this just a special effect for the benefit of the TV ...
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Did the Cylons intentionally select the day of the Galactica's de-commissioning to attack the Colonies?

Is there a reason that the Cylons attacked the Colonies on the day of the Galactica's decommissioning, or was that only a coincidence written for narrative reasons?
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How do the colonials have such advanced space travel?

I know that colonial society was fairly advanced (as shown in Caprica). However, besides the advances in AI, it does not seem that their technology is that much more ahead of ours. Yet they have ...
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When and why did the beacon containing the virus get launched?

When in the Battlestar Galactica time line did the beacon from the fake Earth that carried a form of bubonic plaque actually get launched, and why? The way I understand it, there was a diaspora from ...
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Why did the original-Earth have continents that resembled the ones on the final-Earth?

So in the end of season three I think, when Thrace comes back and says 'I found Earth', the ending zooms out of the galaxy, zooms back in, and I could have sworn I saw Florida, the continental United ...
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Given that posthumous Kara Thrace was a Seraph, what drove Kara Thrace to kill herself?

Since it is accepted and clear that Kara Thrace was a Seraph, did this Seraph have those weird visions/etc that lead her on to the suicide mission in the viper? What exactly pushed her to kill ...
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Why didn't the 12 Colonies explore further

In the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, it doesn't take the fleet long to reach uncharted space, and it takes perhaps less than a year for them to find Kobol. Even if the Cylon war led to them ...
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Does Caprica reach some sort of conclusion?

I watched the first half season of Caprica, but just couldn't bring myself to keep watching it based on its pacing and differences from BSG. I wanted some answers that Caprica claimed to be about ...
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Why would the colonists choose that location for their city?

In the re-imaged version the colonists eventually find a planet which they attempt to settle on. Here we see their newly formed city. Devoid of plant life, dusty, dirty, and sad. Sure, they have a ...
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Where was the last episode of BSG filmed?

In Daybreak Part 2, the crew of the Battlestar Galactica land on a planet which William Adama calls "Earth" because they "deserved it". Where is this part of the show filmed? From what I have found ...