The plot had humans from a different system that suffered a catastrophic event on their home world, if I remember correctly.

It was implied that their ancestors seeded life in other planets too (or just separated themselves into 4 or 5 different planets?) or something like that, so they leave their system to find if their mythology has any truth. During the last episode they find their cousins... our Earth

It wasn't something very popular I guess but it was a decent production.

  • Welcome to StackExchange. Hopefully we can help with your question. As this particular theme is pretty common (think Battlestar Galactica), is there anything else you can help provide in narrowing down what it might be? For example, how long ago might "some years" be? 5? 10? Longer? Was it in English (or perhaps dubbed?). Did you see it overseas or in the U.S.? Was it animated or live-action? Any detail no matter how trivial it might seem can help. Again, welcome to the site. Good luck.
    – beichst
    Jul 4 '15 at 1:45
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    Sounds like Battlestar Galactica. Probably the original
    – user16696
    Jul 4 '15 at 2:10
  • hmm, I have seen pretty much all major sci-fi movies and series and Galactica was one of the very first but not the one I am looking for. I remember that when I first heard of the name of the series, it was totally new to me so it must be something not as popular as Galactica. Thanks anyway :) Jul 4 '15 at 2:59
  • You could be right. BG was initially my thought as well. Hence, my comment. But, the question indicates the survivors don't find out it is Earth until the last episode. In BG, the destination is known relatively quickly. I think this may be a similar, but different, series. We'll see though. :-)
    – beichst
    Jul 4 '15 at 3:00
  • At some point during the series they had an ongoing war against other species. Then I remember an episode where all crew and passengers in a huge spaceship are gathered in a big hall. Their quest for earth was something you could say it was their religion, they didn't know for sure there was actually a planet as mentioned in their old history. Jul 4 '15 at 3:07

This sounds like the original (1978) Battlestar Galactica TV series. It has a kid and a robotic dog.

What you're describing is the original Battlestar Galactica series.

  • I'm not sure what the kid and dog have to do with it.
    – Valorum
    Jul 4 '15 at 17:05
  • Possible details that might stick out at them, I suppose.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 5 '15 at 12:57

It is the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series more than likely because what is described the last episode they find Earth. The Galactica's last jump broke its back and everything else fits into place. The original series never found Earth , but in the first episode of Galactica 1980 they found our Earth.

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