Battlestar Galactica is an American science-fiction television series which ran from 2004 to 2009, with a miniseries airing in 2003. It is loosely based on the 1978 television series of the same name.

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How did the heroes of the Galactica get out of the Tomb of Athena?

When the main protagonists of the Galactica enter the Tomb of Athena and they apply the Arrow of Apollo by giving it to the archer, There appears to be no door back; after all, they could be ...
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What is the picture that the pilots touch in BSG?

There is a certain picture in Battlestar Galactica that, whenever we see it, someone is touching it in some way, like they are showing respect. What is that picture?
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

Please don't give me any spoilers for the new BSG, but I do want to know whether or not the character known as Six in new BSG was in original BSG? if the answer is yes, then what role did she play (as ...
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Why are basestars so spindly in shape?

In Battlestar Galactica 2004, battlestars are large, sturdy, and ready to take multiple hits. However, on the flip side, cylon basestars are poorly structured to allow multiple weak points that could ...
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Fate of the Cylons after Battlestar Galactica reboot

Wondering about the fate of the Cylons at the end of the Battlestar Galactica 2004 reboot. Has this been explained anywhere?
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What fuel do battlestars use?

It is given that battlestars use some sort of reaction mass to move, as they have glowing blue engines in the back end, unlike the cylon basestars, which are only presumed to move using a form of ...
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How would the act of networking Galactica's computers allow the introduction of a computer virus?

In Battlestar Galactica, the Colonial fleet is separated from Galactica when they are forced to jump to the emergency FTL jump coordinates. Battlestar Galactica is left behind, and after they realize ...
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Battlestar galactica , episode “33” - why can't they just take sleep shifts?

I recently tried to start watching the Battlestar Galactica (re-imagined) series, and just had to stop after the first episode, "33", because I couldn't understand the logic. Shortly, the story is ...
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How did Caprica Sharon know so much?

During season one and early season two, the Caprica-based Cylon Model 8, Sharon "Athena" Agathon, is seen to have knowledge of the Sharon "Boomer" Valerii on Galactica. She hadn't been killed / ...
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For a technological advanced race why do the humans of the Colonial fleet still use paper for record keeping?

Seems everyone from the Military to the Government all use paper to make notes, keep records, issue statements. Why do they still use paper, was this on purpose by the shows creators or was there an ...
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What is the Cylon Recon Drone?

Battlestar Wiki has an article: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Cylon_reconnaissance_drone I don't recall this craft at all, and the aforementioned site doesn't have a picture. Is it ever shown ...
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Why do they give up all technology?

In the Daybreak, E20/21/22 S4, last episode of the series, Why does he suggest this? The following quote attempts to explain the reasoning: However, why would Is there a better explanation ...
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Do the Vipers in the Re imagined Battlestar Galactica have turbos?

I'm trying to recall if we ever see the Viper pilots in the re-imagined series hit a "Turbo" button like they did in the Original Series. I recall seeing them do manoeuvres similar to "Full Breaking ...
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Gaius Baltar's interrogation

Is there any given reason, from any licensed or reliable source, that a decommissioned Battlestar (like the Galactica), would have the psychotropic truth-drugs used in Season 3 on Gaius Baltar on ...
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Did Serenity really appear in Battlestar Galactica?

Recently I ran across this image from the mini-series of Battlestar Galactica (from the scene in which Roslin is diagnosed with cancer): My question is: Is this really supposed to be Serenity, the ...
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How did the Centurions gain undetected entry to Galactica?

In the first two episodes of season two, Centurions crashed into Galactica. They then boarded the ship. I don't remember an explanation for how they were able to breach the hull (beyond initial ...
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Why did Galactica need to jump back to the Base Star to re-join the fleet, when they knew where the fleet went?

At the end of season one, Galactica sends an attack against a Base Star at Kobol. At the start of season two, a different Base Star appears at Galactica's location, someplace in (deep?) space I'll ...
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How vulnerable to physical hits are Federation ships?

EDIT3: Thanks for very varied answers. I with I could approve two answers and not just one. The question was answered, by both Omegacron and Nate Watson. While Omegacron's answer is much better ...
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How is food produced in the Battlestar Galactica Universe?

Where does the food aboard Battlestars and other space-faring ships come from? It seems implausible that they would store sufficient stocks for several months of consumption due to space constrains ...
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Why sacrifice Pegasus?

Spoiler Alert: Season 3, Episode 4, Exodus (Part 2) Lee Adama defies Admiral Adama's orders and uses the Battlestar Pegasus to rescue Galactica from certain destruction. Galactica and Pegasus are ...
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How do Earth 1 and Earth 2 make sense?

Kara describes the planet Earth she found to Lee as green and beautiful and blue, so how could it be the ruined Earth? Or am I remembering incorrectly? Is there an answer or did the writers mess up? ...
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What's the big deal with the first FTL jump in the Battlestar Galactica miniseries?

In the miniseries the first time we hear about FTL jumps (Adama ordering the jump to Ragnar Anchorage), there's an exchange on how dangerous it is ("we could end up in the middle of a sun") and after ...
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Were the Mark VII Vipers ever retro-fitted and used?

In the reimagined Battlestar Galactica pilot, a major plot point was that the Cylons now had the ability to hack or disrupt networked computer systems, thus forcing the Colonial Fleet to rely on ...
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Viper mark II vs mark VII?

Galactica had various numbers of Vipers, some the old mark II that was also used in the first Cylon war, and some the newest mark VII designed for advanced avionics that was vulnerable to cyberattack. ...
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What did Admiral Cain mean?

In Ressurection Ship, Admiral Cain orders her XO to assassinate Adama on her command. Her exact order: terminate Adama's command, starting with Adama Usually, terminating someone's command would ...
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Has Ronald Moore ever commented on similarities between BSG and PKD's “Second Variety”?

So I'm reading a collection of Phillip K. Dick short stories, and I got to one called "Second Variety," the plot of which is that autonomous, self-replicating military robots learn to imitate humans ...
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Why do they even bother sending out fighters in the first episodes of Battlestar Galactica?

So I'm watching the first couple episodes of BSG, when the Cylons are mysteriously following the human fleet, FTL jump after jump. Each time the BSG is there, waiting for the Cylons to arrive, so they ...
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How much of the new Battlestar Galactica do I need to have seen to play Battlestar Galactica Online?

I have seen the miniseries and first season of the reimagined BSG series. Is this enough to play BSG Online without spoilers? If not, what do I need to have seen? (Note: I don't want any major or ...
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How well known was Gaius Baltar pre-destruction of the 12 colonies?

Gaius Baltar seemed to hold a pseudo celebrity status, at least on Caprica amongst several of the more intellectual characters on Battlestar Galactica. As far as I can recall though, his major ...
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Why was the Resurrection Ship so delicate?

In the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, the Cylon Resurrection Ship is the single most important ship the Cylons have. After all, their very lives literally depend on it (without it, if they die, ...
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Should the remaining survivors of the 12 colonies have searched for Earth? [closed]

I just finished BSG and I'm beating myself up to have waited so frakking long to see it. I love Colonel Tigh a lot so I'm going to use frak a lot. One of BSG's premise is to save the human race from ...
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Was Adama's old Viper recovered?

In the pilot miniseries of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Apollo was flying Adama's old Viper from the first Cylon war. This Viper was damaged when Apollo saved Colonial One from a Cylon ...
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What was the connection betwen robotic Cylons and human Cylons?

I saw all seasons of Battlestar Galactica, but somewhere probably I missed a part. The premise of the story was this: Cylons (robot form) were created by humans (by the 12 colonies). Cylons revolted ...
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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 ...