Questions tagged [battlestar-galactica]

Battlestar Galactica is an American science-fiction media franchise. Major works in the franchise include the original 1978 television series, a miniseries which aired in 2003, and a television series which ran from 2004 to 2009. Always use this franchise tag in conjunction with applicable series tag(s).

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Did the cylons deliberately spare these characters?

In Battlestar Galactica (2004) it is eventually revealed that the are, in fact, characters in the fleet. However, it seems like an amazing stroke of luck that all of these characters were spared ...
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Which “Earth” is seen in “Crossroads, Part II”? [duplicate]

At the very end of "Crossroads, Part II", after Starbuck comes back, we see "Earth". At the time, we assume that this is the same "Earth" she has just been speaking about. However, at the end of the ...
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Why Do Vipers Land Like Aircraft?

We are shown repetitively how maneuverable Vipers are, able to flip nose to tail in a third of a second, but when they land in the flight pods, they come in at high speeds and try to get ahold of the ...
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Is there an explanation for the resurrection of the Cylons?

At first glance it's quite clear. When a Cylon dies, his (digital) consciousness is uploaded to the resurrection hub and there it is downloaded to a new body. But on a closer look there are many open ...
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Why wouldn't Cylon Raiders immediately send at least one by FTL to report contact with military enemies?

In Season 1, Episode 9 "Tigh Me Up,Tigh Me Down" it is very clear that Cylon Raiders have FTL capabilities (since part of the main storyline is about that fact). Now one can wonder why that Raider did ...
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Multiple FTL units on Galactica?

Why didn't the Battlestar Galactica have more than one FTL unit so that it could jump and rejump without any delay? That would seem very useful in battle to jump in, fight, and leave within minutes. ...
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What rock songs are playing in the v-club in the pilot episode of Caprica?

Bear McCreary has composed the musical score for the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica, but the published soundtrack doesn't include the punk rock songs playing in the v-club. What are ...
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Did the Colonials do any kind of spatial exploration?

In the BSG universe, before the Cylon attack and destroy the Colonial civilization, did the Colonial engaged in any kind of space exploration? Whether by sending probes or ships to nearby systems or ...
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How do ships in the BSG universe calculate their position in the galaxy?

In the BSG universe, the Colonials seems to struggle quite a lot to be able to determine their position in the galaxy. In the episode Scattered of the new series, it takes 20 minutes for the ...
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When should the Battlestar Galactica episode “The Plan” be watched with respect to the episode “No Exit”?

I see that the special "The Plan" is generally recommended to be viewed after the episode "No Exit", although I hear it could very well be viewed before that episode, but the reasoning there is ...
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Battlestar Galactica Resurrection

How do Cylons "upload" their consciousness to be downloaded into a new body upon death? Some models are identical in every way to humans bar a reaction to a certain type of radiation (i.e. from Gaius ...
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Battlestar Evacuations

If a Battlestar is critically damaged from say, a battle or an accident, then how can the entire crew of the Battlestar evacuate in a hurry? Are Battlestars equipped with lifeboats or escape pods?
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What job was Adama being interviewed for?

In Daybreak Part 1, we see Adama being interviewed and hooked up to a lie detector. What job was he being tested for?
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Why wasn't Boomer's Raptor affected by the CNP?

In the BSG Miniseries we see a entire squadron of Vipers be disabled by the CNP so, why wasn't the raptor also disabled?
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What happened to the wreckages of Battlestars from the First Cylon War? [closed]

In Blood and Chrome, we see the wreckage of the Battlestar Archeron, and in Razor we see the Battlestar Columbia explode into relatively large pieces, so much so that people are actually alive for a ...
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Can Battlestars actually fly in the atmosphere

In Blood And Chrome during the beginning, we see an (original style) Basestar hovering above Caprica City, and during The Plan, We see a (modern) Basestar flying through the sky at breakneck speed. ...
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What's the purpose of the Cylon “transponder” from the BSG Miniseries?

In the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries, we encounter a Cylon device in Galactica's CIC. Gaius Baltar is first alerted to the device by his Cylon companion/hallucination. He tells Galactica's ...
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Were the identities of the Final Five planned from the start?

I was just rewatching some random episodes, including "33", the very first episode of season 1. The theme of the episode centers around exhaustion, and they make a point to show that Boomer was ...
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Battlestar Galactica episode with a western gunfight

Very faint memories of this, probably from the original Battlestar TV series. I've tried searching for Wild West shootout and variations but no joy. There was like a cowboy saloon and a fighter pilot ...
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Why was Boomer surprised of Daniel's existence?

In 4x17 "No Exit" Boomer learns about Daniel, She seems genuinely surprised at this, despite her often enough referred to as She certainly wasn't that bad at counting as to be surprised of Daniel's ...
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Why did Baltar not run to Adama after he successfully detects his first cylon?

Baltar gets a positive result when But he lies to the test subject in order to save his own skin (following advice from head-six) However, what prevented him from taking the information to Adama as ...
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Any technical specs of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica?

Are there any official technical specifications for the original series Galactica online? I know there's a Battlestar Wiki but I'm not sure how reliable it is.
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What or who were the Lords of Kobol

There were many references to the Lords of Kobol throughout the first season of BSG, culminating in the eventual discovery of Kobol itself. They were described as 'gods', implying that they were not ...
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How were the Cylon Centurions re-enslaved by the biological Cylons?

It’s explained in the opening to the miniseries that the original robotic Cylons were created by humans on twelve colonies. Eventually, the Cylons rose against the humans leading to the first Cylon ...
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Do Cylons have any concept of law?

The Cylons have left Colonial space and formed their own organized society. Yet, there are several moments when we see one of them killing another. Of course murder can be considered less of a crime ...
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Battlestar Galactica Communications

Do they have audio-visual communications in the 2004 series like they showed in the 1978 series? I know in the Galactica's CIC it shows them using old phone handsets that are hard wired. Did the ...
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Eastern Alliance Destroyer

In the original Battlestar Galactica series they come across the destroyer for the Eastern Alliance. Is there any official technical specs on the destroyer at all? I know they mention star speed, ...
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Is the Cylon Test reliable?

In the first season of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica they mentioned that they wanted to perform Cylon tests on people in sensitive positions first, and that they are going to start with Commander ...
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Stopping the Cylons from getting Hera

In season 3 episode 3 (Exodus, Part 1) Laura Roslin stresses how important it is that Hera not fall into the hands of the Cylons. She says, "... it is imperative that [Maya] and [Hera] get off this ...
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Why do Vipers use skids instead of wheels?

Why do the Vipers in Battlestar Galactica use skids as landing gear instead of wheels? Did they use the skids when landing at airfields back in the colonies? I'm mostly interested in in-universe ...
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Has it ever been officially stated that Evelyn is Bill's mother?

A number of websites list Evelyn Adama as Bill Adama's mother. Granted we could assume that this is the case, given that Evelyn was present at the ceremony with Bill shown in the "Caprica" epilogue ...
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What are the metal device(s) which Adama fidgets with in Blood & Chrome deleted scenes?

A few metal device(s) appear in deleted scenes of Blood & Chrome. I'm not sure if I am supposed to know what they are, but they don't seem to appear in the main movie at all, or be explained in ...
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What exactly is “the cycle” that has happend before and will happen again and was it ever fullfilled?

After watching the series I thought I know the answer. When I tried to explain it to a friend it was like in an exam where you really try to formulate the answer you thought you know for the first ...
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If the Cylons have higher intelligence than humans, why didn't they attack Caprica and the colonies and let the few survivors leave?

If the Cylons are sentient and by default more intelligent than humans, why didn't they just attack Caprica and the colonies and let the few survivors leave? They could have owned the planets and ...
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Why are the final five accepted by the robotic cylons?

The robotic cylons are created by the caprican humans. They revolted and are at war with the humans, trying to exterminate them (I think). For some reason they try to create "skin jobs" (biolocical ...
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Why is the Gayatri mantra used the BSG opening theme? Are the Cylons or the Colonists Hindu?

I (recently) watched the Battlestar Galactica TV series. It is steeped in religion and religious themes - the dialog and thoughts of characters, the objective events taking place, and the Colonists' ...
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How much time elapses during the events of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

From the Armistice Station attack to the penultimate scene... How long? Months? Years? And how do we know? There are some beats like elections and holidays, but it's difficult to say. I'd love to see ...
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Why was a young actor in age makeup cast in the Battlestar Galactica miniseries, rather than an older actor?

In the first scene, the mid-sixties looking Armistice Officer is played by then 31-year-old Ryan Robbins. The part has no lines and the character never appears again (though the actor appears again ...
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Did we see Daniel, the cylon John murdered, in “Someone to Watch Over Me”? [duplicate]

The Last Cylon, Ellen Tigh, stated that Daniel was musical and that John murdered him. In the episode "Someone to Watch Over Me", Starbuck meets the piano player seemingly her Father, who disappears. ...
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Is there any canon material (of any level above fan-fic) which occurs post-finale in the BSG timeline?

That is, is there any material which elucidates the specifics of what happened after the events in the finale?
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Why had no one jumped? [duplicate]

I'm rewatching the Battlestar Galactica miniseries and I spotted something odd: Tigh: Munitions depot confirmed, but we have two problems. One, the Ragnar station is at least three days away at ...
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Where does everyone get all the alcohol?

Early in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica, Chief Tyrol discovers some of the crew using a homemade still from spare parts to make their own alcohol. He ends up showing them how to fix/improve it. After ...
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Did the entire Cylon race pursue the humans?

In BSG (2004), a massive Cylon fleet attacks the 12 colonies and wipes out, to our knowledge, all of humanity except for the fleet led by Galactica and Colonial One, and the Pegasus. I suppose there ...
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Production order of Battlestar Galactica (1978) episodes

Star Trek episodes might fictionally happen in airdate order, production order, or stardate order. As well as I remember there was no mention of any kind of dates in Battlestar Galactica (1978) ...
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Why was there so much hate for Boomer from the Colonials?

In "Deadlock" Boomer and Ellen Tigh arrive at the Galactica. Tyrol identifies Boomer and Adama has her thrown in the brig. Later on in "Someone to Watch Over Me" the rebel Cylons request Boomer be ...
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Why didn't the Cylons suicide jump a base ship into the Galactica?

Beyond the obvious "because the show would only be one episode", I'm curious if there's an actual reason for why the Cylons didn't just jump one of their many base ships INTO the Galactica. It's been ...
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Battlestar Galactica relationship regulations

In Battlestar Galactica we see plenty of relationship between military themselves (all kind of ranks) and military-civilians in "time of war": Examples: Military-military: Helo-Athena Starbuck-...
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Why do Cylon missiles miss so much?

This is from Ressurection Ship part 2, but happens all throughout the series. There are several missiles or even just most of the missiles that just outright miss Pegasus or aren't even on a ...
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What is the ten minutes?

In the first episode of Battlestar Galactica, 33, what is the ten minutes that Colonel Tigh and Commander Adama are rotating? Originally I thought it was ten minutes speaking to the President but have ...
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Do we see depictions of the Cylon god?

I was reading up on the Imperious Leader, which lead to Count Iblis, which led to this comment on Wikipedia: Count Iblis was not specifically named as part of the 2003 remake of Battlestar ...