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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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What is the viewing order of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica?

I have watched a few random episodes of BSG here and there and really enjoyed it, but now I want to do it right. I want to go back to the start, and watch it all the way through. I understand there ...
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What was Starbuck’s role?

I’m confused about Starbuck’s role towards the end of the Battlestar Galactica remake. Was she an angel? UPDATE: All great answers below but I gotta give the check to the one that I think is right, ...
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How did the Galactica survive an atomic weapons hit?

During the opening salvos of the second Cylon war, the Battlestar Galatica was engaged by several Cylon basestars. During the engagement the Cylons launched an atomic weapon which struck the Galatica ...
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Was there a meaning to the song used in the Battlestar Galactica episode “Crossroads Part II”?

Starting with the episode "Crossroads Part II" the Have the creators/writers ever stated why they picked that song in particular and what it might mean to the story?
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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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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 ...
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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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What Happened to the Cylon Detector?

Soon after the Cylon attack and the Galactica's escape from the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, Gaius Baltar says he can build a Cylon detector and works on it for several episodes. However, it is ...
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Why is there a lot of low-tech in Battlestar Galactica?

On one hand, residents of the Twelve colonies perfected travel in spaceships and FTL jumps, but on the other hand, they have some really low-tech technologies, such as disconnecting a network by ...
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Why do Knight Rider and Battlestar Gallactica have similar red lights?

Coincidence? Or did Glen A. Larson just really like the cool effect?
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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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How did Cavil manage to sneak the Five into human society?

Cavil must have gone to great lengths to introduce the Five into the human population. You can see some of the effort in The Plan, though that is more to save a Five already in the population. ...
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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 they? Why do they look exactly like the original two? And why do they seem to know the "real story" ...
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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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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 ...