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Television series (twice - mid-1970s and mid-2000s) concerning the survival activities of humans against a race of super beings we created and lost control of.

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Did the Humans find out about Gaius Baltar's role in the sabotage of the fleet?

In the new Battlestar Galacticia it is shown that the Cylons were able to wipe out the Colonial Fleet using backdoors in their defence software. These backdoors got in through some deal Gaius made ...
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Are there any actors who appear in both versions of Battlestar Galactica?

I'm looking to find out if any of the actors from the 1970's Battlestar Galactica appeared as guest stars in the 2005-2009 Series? I've compared the IMDB list as best i can, and done some searching ...
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Why didn't the rebelling Cylons just box the other models?

I was re-watching BSG this week, and saw the episode where the rebelling Cylon models wipe out the others, to stop them from lobotomizing the Raiders (by giving the Centurions the gift of reason). ...
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Why Did Starbuck Grab the Ejection Handle?

In the re-made BSG series, right before her Viper goes into the vortex in the Episode "Maelstrom" in season 3, Kara "Starbuck" reaches down at the last-minute and grabs the ejection handle. What was ...
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Why did Cally get blown out of the airlock?

Why did Tory blow Cally out of the airlock Battlestar Galactica S04E03? The four secret Cylons were going to be exposed anyway. Did Galen ever know that Cally was killed by Tory versus committing ...
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How is it that some of the Cylons are born and others grown in fluid?

In the Battlestar Galactica TV show, some of the Cylons were born and raised as normal people, yet others seem to have only been grown in the resurrection ship(s). Is there something about the final ...
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Why was Doral opposing Roslin?

In the show opener, after the Cylon attack happens, Laura Roslin tries to take charge on the ship she is on. Doral objects, and he later discusses it with Lee Adama. Might this be because he was ...
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Can I watch Battlestar Galactica 2003 without knowing the original 1978 series?

Is it possible to follow Battlestar Galactica 2003 TV series without watching 1978 original Battlestar Galactica series?
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Why would a ship that is able to recycle all water consumed have trouble running out of water?

In battlestar galactica season 1 episode 2 their watertanks were sabotaged and they lost Almost 60% of total potable water reserves. The rest of the episode were them looking for more water. Their ...
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Why didn't they just try to retrieve the water they lost?

In S1E2 "Water", the Battlestar's water tanks are sabotaged and water is blown out into space. I was expecting the plot to be along the lines of how to retrieve this water. After all it must have ...
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Is it possible to start watching Battlestar Galactica (2004) at Season 4.5 and understand the rest of the series?

I ask because the creators of the show claimed that you can. Before the premiere of the Battlestar Galactica episode "Sometimes a Great Notion" (the start of Season 4.5), the Sci-Fi Channel aired a ...
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

The Reimagined Battlestar started as a remake, or reboot (no real difference) to the original Battlestar Galactica. Due to changes in audience expectations, it was grittier, more realistic than the ...
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How much did Blade Runner influence the Reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

The classic Blade Runner film is seen to be the archetypical story of machine who are men. It covers many of the classic literature conflicts, man vs man, man vs technology, man vs self, man vs ...
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Who had “turbo lasers” first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

Most recently in Star Wars VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they mention "turbo laser" turrets, but wasn't the idea of turbo lasers in Battlestar Galactica first? Given that a laser being turbo is ...
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Battlestar galatica movies and series watch order

I want to watch Battlestar Galactica. I already watched this movie (three hours long): Then I noticed there is also a TV series with many seasons. 1. Are there other movies? If yes, how can I refer ...
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Does The 100 have a relationship to/with Battlestar Galactica?

So I recently(ish) watched the first season of The 100 on Netflix and couldn't help but notice the similarities it had to Battlestar Galactica (specifically Ronald D. Moore's remake). This is both in ...
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Are Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica connected?

I've noticed several references to Battlestar Galactica in the TV series Dollhouse. These include the sharing of Tahmoh Penikett and Jamie Bamber as cast members and at least one reference to Cylons (...
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How did Starbuck come back?

Lt. Kara Thrace, a prominent character of the famous sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, or more famously known as Starbuck was purportedly dead while fighting Cylon battle ships amidst a solar storm ...
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What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?