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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. Always use this tag in conjunction with the [battlestar-galactica] franchise tag.

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Did an Angel Seem to Want to Drive Baltar Mad?

In a a later episode of Battlestar Galactica Baltar says that angels come to us as images of people we have known and along the way, we find out that the instance of Caprica Six that continues to talk ...
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What was the “Sagittaron Storyarc” in BSG season 3?

In the Wikipedia entry on the Twelve Colonies it is mentioned that Baltar's backstory had to be changed in season 3, because the writers dropped the "Sagittaron Storyarc". From what I found out about ...
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How did using the one Cylon FTL drive make it possible for all of the Raptors to return to Caprica?

In the re-imaged BattleStar Galactica Season 2 Episode 19 Starbuck leads a team of Raptors back to Caprica. But they only have 1 Cylon FTL drive. From the BattleStarWiki: ..they will use 20 ...
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Why do the Cylons cause a holocaust?

Why do the Cylons bother to destroy the Humans? What's their reasoning? They could have just as well populated the rest of the universe and left the puny humans alone, destroying the humans should ...
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In Battlestar Galactica, how does the newly re-imagined series relate to the original?

In the newly rebooted Battlestar Galactica TV series, references are made to the previous version of Battle Star. For instance the original Cylon design shows up in the new Battle Star's Museum and ...
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Could Cylon reincarnation be considered a form of Lamarckian evolution?

In the re-imagined series, Cylons have reincarnation technology which allows them to be reborn after death. Could this be considered a form of Lamarckian evolution? I realize that they're technically ...
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Who was the piano player that Starbuck met in the bar on Galactica?

Towards the end of season four, Starbuck meets a piano player in the makeshift bar on Galactica. Now, it appears that this guy is some kind of ghost/angel like Caprica-6 and the ghost Baltar - but I ...